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Saunders County, Nebraska

Calhoun County was created on March 14, 1856 from Douglas County and Lancaster County. It was renamed on January 26, 1865 to Saunders County.

Currently the Saunders County Seat is located in Wahoo and also the county government website is

Places adjoining Saunders County are Douglas CountySarpy CountyCass CountyLancaster CountyButler CountyDodge County .

Townships located in the county include Ashland, Bohemia, Center, Chapman, Chester, Clear Creek, Douglas, Elk, Green, Leshara, Marble, Marietta, Mariposa, Morse Bluff, Newman, North Cedar, Oak Creek, Pohocco, Richland, Rock Creek, South Cedar, Stocking, Union, Wahoo.

Saunders 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.

Saunders County Society and Family History Resources

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

Saunders County Courthouse and Government Records

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

Saunders County Links

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

Saunders Co. NE Books, Newspapers & Publications

Saunders Co. NE Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Saunders Co. NE Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Saunders Co. NE Census Records

Saunders Co. NE Cemeteries & Church Records

Saunders Co. NE Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Saunders Co. NE General and History Websites

Saunders Co. NE Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Saunders Co. NE Military Records