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Kearney County, Nebraska

Kearney County was founded on January 10, 1860 from Unorganized area of the Nebraska Territory.

Currently the Kearney County Seat is located in Minden and also the county government website is

Places adjoining Kearney County are Buffalo CountyAdams CountyWebster CountyFranklin CountyHarlan County – southwest corner, Phelps County .

Townships located in the county include Blaine, Cosmo, Eaton, Grant, Hayes, Liberty, Lincoln, Logan, Lowell, May, Mirage, Newark, Oneida, Sherman.

Kearney 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.

Kearney County Society and Family History Resources

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

Kearney County Courthouse and Government Records

Researchers often fail to notice the great importance of Kearney 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 Kearney 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.

Kearney County Links

The following are web links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources relating to Kearney 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 Kearney County genealogy or family history related sites.

Kearney Co. NE Books, Newspapers & Publications

Kearney Co. NE Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Kearney Co. NE Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Kearney Co. NE Census Records

Kearney Co. NE Cemeteries & Church Records

Kearney Co. NE Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Kearney Co. NE General and History Websites

Kearney Co. NE Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Kearney Co. NE Military Records