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Johnson County, Nebraska

Johnson County was founded on March 06, 1855 from Nemaha County and Otoe County.

Currently the Johnson County Seat is located in Tecumseh and also the county government website is

Places adjoining Johnson County are Otoe CountyNemaha CountyPawnee CountyGage CountyLancaster County – northwest corner.

Johnson County has Federal Census Schedules to assist in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules exist for 186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940Mortality Schedules are available for 1860, 1870 and 1880 . Industry and Agriculture Schedules exist for 1860, 1870 and 1880 . The Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. There are free downloadable and printable census forms to help with your research.

Johnson County Society and Family History Resources

A list of Johnson County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.

Johnson County Courthouse and Government Records

Researchers often fail to notice the great importance of Johnson County court, probate, and land records as a resource of family history and genealogy information. Buried away in Nebraska courthouses and archives just about everywhere could be the aspirations and frustrations of the many Nebraska citizens. The chances are excellent that your particular ancestors have left a in-depth record of at least quite a few facets of their lives in the Johnson County court records. Even if your forefathers is not referred to in a Court case, give some thought to all of the other procedures which could have lead to him or her appearing in court records.

Johnson County Links

The following are web links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources relating to Johnson County. A majority of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Professional Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a fee. This is merely a list that has been gathered or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site over another. Feel free to submit your own preferred Johnson County genealogy or family history related sites.

Johnson Co. NE Books, Newspapers & Publications

Johnson Co. NE Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Johnson Co. NE Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Johnson Co. NE Census Records

Johnson Co. NE Cemeteries & Church Records

Johnson Co. NE Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Johnson Co. NE General and History Websites

Johnson Co. NE Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Johnson Co. NE Military Records