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Merrick County, Nebraska

Merrick County was founded on November 04, 1858 from Polk County and Unorganized area of the Nebraska Territory.

Currently the Merrick County Seat is located in Central City and also the county government website is

Places adjoining Merrick County are Platte CountyPolk CountyHamilton CountyHall CountyHoward CountyNance County .

Townships located in the county include Central, Chapman, Clarksville, Lone Tree, Loup, Mead, Midland, Prairie Creek, Prairie Island, Silver Creek, Vieregg.

Merrick 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.

Merrick County Society and Family History Resources

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

Merrick County Courthouse and Government Records

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

Merrick County Links

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

Merrick Co. NE Books, Newspapers & Publications

Merrick Co. NE Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Merrick Co. NE Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Merrick Co. NE Census Records

Merrick Co. NE Cemeteries & Church Records

Merrick Co. NE Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Merrick Co. NE General and History Websites

Merrick Co. NE Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Merrick Co. NE Military Records