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Seward County, Nebraska

Greene County was founded on March 6, 1855 from Cass County and Pierce County. It was renamed to Seward County on January 03, 1862.

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

Places adjoining Seward County are Butler CountyLancaster CountySaline CountyFillmore CountyYork CountyPolk County.

Seward 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.

Seward County Society and Family History Resources

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

Seward County Courthouse and Government Records

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

Seward County Links

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

Seward Co. NE Books, Newspapers & Publications

Seward Co. NE Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Seward Co. NE Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Seward Co. NE Census Records

Seward Co. NE Cemeteries & Church Records

Seward Co. NE Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Seward Co. NE General and History Websites

Seward Co. NE Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Seward Co. NE Military Records