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Phelps County, Nebraska

Phelps County was founded on February 11, 1873 from Kearney County.

Currently the Phelps County Seat is located in Holdrege and also the county government website is

Places adjoining Phelps County are Kearney CountyFranklin CountyHarlan CountyFurnas CountyGosper CountyDawson CountyBuffalo County .

Townships located in the county include Anderson, Center, Cottonwood, Divide, Garfield, Industry-Rock Falls, Laird, Lake, Prairie, Sheridan, Union, Westmark, Westside, Williamsburg.

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

Phelps County Society and Family History Resources

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

Phelps County Courthouse and Government Records

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

Phelps County Links

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

Phelps Co. NE Books, Newspapers & Publications

Phelps Co. NE Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Phelps Co. NE Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Phelps Co. NE Census Records

Phelps Co. NE Cemeteries & Church Records

Phelps Co. NE Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Phelps Co. NE General and History Websites

Phelps Co. NE Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Phelps Co. NE Military Records