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Lancaster County, Nebraska

Lancaster County was founded on March 06, 1855 from Cass County and the now extinct Old Pierce County.

Currently the Lancaster County Seat is located in Lincoln and also the county government website is

Places adjoining Lancaster County are Saunders CountyCass CountyOtoe CountyJohnson CountyGage CountySaline CountySeward CountyButler County.

Precincts located in the county include Buda, Centerville, Denton, Elk, Grant, Highland, Lancaster, Lincoln, Little Salt, Middle Creek, Mill, Nemaha, North Bluff, Oak, Olive Branch, Panama, Rock Creek, Saltillo, South Pass, Stevens Creek, Stockton, Waverly, West Oak, Yankee Hill.

Lancaster 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.

Lancaster County Society and Family History Resources

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

Lancaster County Courthouse and Government Records

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

Lancaster County Links

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

Lancaster Co. NE Books, Newspapers & Publications

Lancaster Co. NE Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Lancaster Co. NE Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Lancaster Co. NE Census Records

Lancaster Co. NE Cemeteries & Church Records

Lancaster Co. NE Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Lancaster Co. NE General and History Websites

Lancaster Co. NE Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Lancaster Co. NE Military Records