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Washington County, Nebraska

Washington County was founded on November 23, 1854 as one of Nine Original Counties.

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

Places adjoining Washington County are Burt CountyHarrison County, Iowa, Pottawattamie County, Iowa, Douglas CountyDodge County .

Washington 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.

Washington County Society and Family History Resources

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

Washington County Courthouse and Government Records

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

Washington County Links

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

Washington Co. NE Books, Newspapers & Publications

Washington Co. NE Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Washington Co. NE Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Washington Co. NE Census Records

Washington Co. NE Cemeteries & Church Records

Washington Co. NE Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Washington Co. NE General and History Websites

Washington Co. NE Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Washington Co. NE Military Records