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York County, Nebraska

York County was founded on March 13, 1855 from Cass County, Pierce County and Unorganized area of the Nebraska Territory.

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

Places adjoining York County are Seward CountyFillmore CountyHamilton CountyPolk County .

York 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.

York County Society and Family History Resources

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

York County Courthouse and Government Records

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

York County Links

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

York Co. NE Books, Newspapers & Publications

York Co. NE Birth, Marriage & Death Records

York Co. NE Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

York Co. NE Census Records

York Co. NE Cemeteries & Church Records

York Co. NE Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

York Co. NE General and History Websites

York Co. NE Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

York Co. NE Military Records