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Wayne County, Nebraska

Wayne County was founded on March 04, 1871 from Unorganized area of the Nebraska Territory.

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

Places adjoining Wayne County are Dixon CountyThurston CountyCuming CountyStanton CountyPierce CountyCedar County .

Precincts located in the county include Brenna, Chapin, Deer Creek, Garfield, Hancock, Hoskins, Hunter, Logan, Leslie, Plum Creek, Sherman, Strahan, Wilbur.

Wayne County has Federal Census Schedules to assist in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules exist for 18701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940Mortality Schedules are available for 1870 and 1880 . Industry and Agriculture Schedules exist for 1870 and 1880 . The Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. There are free downloadable and printable census forms to help with your research.

Wayne County Society and Family History Resources

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

Wayne County Courthouse and Government Records

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

Wayne County Links

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

Wayne Co. NE Books, Newspapers & Publications

Wayne Co. NE Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Wayne Co. NE Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Wayne Co. NE Census Records

Wayne Co. NE Cemeteries & Church Records

Wayne Co. NE Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Wayne Co. NE General and History Websites

Wayne Co. NE Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Wayne Co. NE Military Records