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Rock County, Nebraska

Rock County was founded on May 23, 1857 from Brown County.

Currently the Rock County Seat is located in Bassett and also the county government website is

Places adjoining Rock County are Keya_Paha CountyBoyd CountyHolt CountyLoup CountyBrown County .

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

Rock County Society and Family History Resources

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

Rock County Courthouse and Government Records

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

Rock County Links

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

Rock Co. NE Books, Newspapers & Publications

Rock Co. NE Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Rock Co. NE Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Rock Co. NE Census Records

Rock Co. NE Cemeteries & Church Records

Rock Co. NE Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Rock Co. NE General and History Websites

Rock Co. NE Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Rock Co. NE Military Records