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Guide to '''Antelope County, Nebraska ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''Arthur County, Nebraska ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
 
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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
 
{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
  
|organized=  March 11871
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|organized=  March 311887
|county seat= Neligh
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|county seat= Arthur
|parent county= L'Eau Qui Court and unorganized territory<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002),  Nebraska. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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|parent county= unorganized territory<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002),  Nebraska. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
 
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|county1= [[Boone County, Nebraska Genealogy|Boone]]
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|county1= [[Garden County, Nebraska Genealogy|Garden]]
|county2= [[Holt County, Nebraska Genealogy|Holt]]
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|county2= [[Grant County, Nebraska Genealogy|Grant]]
|county3= [[Knox County, Nebraska Genealogy|Knox]]
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|county3= [[Hooker County, Nebraska Genealogy|Hooker]]
|county4= [[Madison County, Nebraska Genealogy|Madison]]
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|county4= [[Keith County, Nebraska Genealogy|Keith]]
|county5= [[Pierce County, Nebraska Genealogy|Pierce]]
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|county5= [[McPherson County, Nebraska Genealogy|McPherson]]</br><center>[[Arthur County, Nebraska Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
|county6= [[Wheeler County, Nebraska Genealogy|Wheeler]]</br><center>[[Antelope County, Nebraska Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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=== Description ===
 
=== Description ===
The county was formed in 1871 and was named for the Pronghorn antelope.
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Arthur County is located in the western part of the state. The county was formed in 1913. It is named for Chester A. Arthur. The Largest city is Arthur.<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_County,_Nebraska accessed 09/29/2016</ref>
<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antelope_County,_Nebraska accessed 09/29/2016</ref>  Antelope County is located in the northeast portion of the state and is bounded on the north by Knox County, on the east by Pierce and Madison, on the south by Boone and on the west by Wheeler and Holt Counties.  The first pre-emption claim made in Antelope County was by George St. Clair, of French Canadian descent on April 25, 1868.<ref>http://genealogytrails.com/neb/antelope/ accessed 09/29/2016</ref><ref>http://www.kancoll.org/books/andreas_ne/antelope/antelope-p1.html Accessed 8/2016 Andreas History of the State of Nebraska</ref>
 
  
 
=== County Courthouse ===
 
=== County Courthouse ===
{{NE Courthouse Intro|Antelope}}
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{{NE Courthouse Intro|Arthur}}
  
'''Antelope County Courthouse'''<br>501 Main Street<br>Neligh, NE 68756-1424<br>Phone: 402.887.4410<br>[https://antelopecounty.nebraska.gov/ Antelope County Website]<br><br>
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'''Arthur County Courthouse'''<br>P.O. Box 146<br>Arthur, NE 69121<br>Phone: 308.764.2201<br>[https://arthurcounty.nebraska.gov/ Arthur County Website]<br><br>
County Judge has marriage and probate records. <br>County Clerk has land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002),  Nebraska. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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County Court has marriage, probate and court records from 1913. <br>Clerk District Court has divorce records from 1913. <br>County Cemetery Sexton has burial records. <br>County Superintendent of schools has school census from 1913. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002),  Nebraska. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
=== Antelope County, Nebraska Record Dates  ===
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=== Arthur County, Nebraska Record Dates  ===
 
{{NE Record Dates Intro}}
 
{{NE Record Dates Intro}}
 
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major Records<ref>Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 452-465. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992</ref>'''</center>
 
| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major Records<ref>Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 452-465. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992</ref>'''</center>
 
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Antelope County, Nebraska Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Arthur County, Nebraska Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Antelope County, Nebraska Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Arthur County, Nebraska Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Antelope County, Nebraska Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Arthur County, Nebraska Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Antelope County, Nebraska Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Arthur County, Nebraska Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Antelope County, Nebraska Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Arthur County, Nebraska Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Antelope County, Nebraska Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Arthur County, Nebraska Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Antelope County, Nebraska Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Arthur County, Nebraska Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
 
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
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=== Boundary Changes ===
 
=== Boundary Changes ===
{{NE Boundary Changes Intro|Antelope}}
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{{NE Boundary Changes Intro|Arthur}}
 
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*'''1871''' Antelope County was created 1 March 1871 from L'Eau Qui Court County and unorganized territory.<br>
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*'''1887''' Arthur County was created 31 March 1887 from unorganized territory.
*'''County seat:''' Neligh<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002),  Nebraska. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>
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*'''County seat:''' Arthur<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002),  Nebraska. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/nebraska/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of Nebraska] - shows boundary changes for Nebraska Counties
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/nebraska/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of Nebraska] - shows boundary changes for Nebraska Counties
 
*[http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/NE_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm Nebraska Historical Boundary Changes] - list of all boundary changes by county provided by [https://www.newberry.org/ Newberry Library]
 
*[http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/NE_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm Nebraska Historical Boundary Changes] - list of all boundary changes by county provided by [https://www.newberry.org/ Newberry Library]
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=== Populated Places ===
 
=== Populated Places ===
{{NE Populated Places Intro|Antelope}}
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{{NE Populated Places Intro|Arthur}}
The following are locations in Antelope County, Nebraska:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Antelope County, Nebraska," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antelope_County,_Nebraska, accessed 29 July 2016.</ref>
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The following are locations in Arthur County, Nebraska:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Arthur County, Nebraska," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_County,_Nebraska, accessed 29 July 2016.</ref>
  
 
'''''Cities'''''<br>
 
'''''Cities'''''<br>
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* Elgin
 
* Elgin
 
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* Neligh
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* Neligh (county seat)
 
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* Tilden
 
* Tilden
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* Logan
 
* Logan
 
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* Neligh
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* Neligh (township)
 
* Oakdale
 
* Oakdale
 
* Ord
 
* Ord
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=== History Timeline ===
 
=== History Timeline ===
{{NE Historical Timeline Intro|Antelope}}
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{{NE Historical Timeline Intro|Arthur}}
  
 
== Resources ==
 
== Resources ==
{{NE Resources Intro|Antelope}}
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{{NE Resources Intro|Arthur}}
  
 
=== Bible Records ===
 
=== Bible Records ===
{{NE Bible Intro|Antelope}}
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{{NE Bible Intro|Arthur}}
  
 
=== Biographies  ===
 
=== Biographies  ===
{{NE Biographies Intro|Antelope}}
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{{NE Biographies Intro|Arthur}}
  
 
=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
 
=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
{{NE Business Records Intro|Antelope}}
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{{NE Business Records Intro|Arthur}}
  
 
=== Cemeteries ===
 
=== Cemeteries ===
{{NE Cemeteries Intro|Antelope}}
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{{NE Cemeteries Intro|Arthur}}
  
 
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Antelope County, Nebraska''' online and in print</center>
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Arthur County, Nebraska''' online and in print</center>
 
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
 
| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
 
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* [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=31&GScnty=1805&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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* [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=31&GScnty=1806&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
* [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~neantelo/obits/ObitIndex.html NEGenWeb]
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* [http://usgwtombstones.org/nebraska/arthur.html Tombstone Project]
* [http://nebraskagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=2 Nebraska Gravestones]
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* [http://nebraskagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=3 Nebraska Gravestones]
* [http://usgwtombstones.org/nebraska/antelope.html Tombstone Project]
 
* [http://nebraskagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=2 Nebraska Cemeteries]
 
* [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/results?count=20&query=%2Bdeath_place%3A%22antelope%20county%20nebraska%22~&collection_id=2026973 Billion Graves]
 
 
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
 
| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
 
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* {{FHL|797310|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=31&CScnty=1806 Findagrave.com]
* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+antelope+nebraska&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
 
 
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
 
| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
 
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* [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=31&CScnty=1805 Findagrave.com]
 
* [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Nebraska&county=Antelope&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
 
 
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Nebraska Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
 
| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Nebraska Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
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=== Census Records ===
 
=== Census Records ===
{{NE Census Intro|Antelope}}
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{{NE Census Intro|Arthur}}
  
 
{{Historical populations
 
{{Historical populations
 
|type = USA
 
|type = USA
 
|heading = Census
 
|heading = Census
|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antelope_County,_Nebraska "Wikipedia.org".]
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_County%2C_Nebraska "Wikipedia.org".]
|1880 |3953
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|1920 |1412
|1890 |10399
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|1930 |1344
|1900 |11344
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|1940 |1045
|1910 |14003
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|1950 |803
|1920 |15243
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|1960 |680
|1930 |15206
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|1970 |606
|1940 |13289
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|1980 |513
|1950 |11264
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|1990 |462
|1960 |10176
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|2000 |444
|1970 |9047
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|2010 |460
|1980 |8675
 
|1990 |7965
 
|2000 |7452
 
|2010 |6685
 
 
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=== Church Records ===
 
=== Church Records ===
{{NE Church Intro|Antelope}}
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{{NE Church Intro|Arthur}}
  
 
=== Court Records ===
 
=== Court Records ===
{{NE Court Intro|Antelope}}
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{{NE Court Intro|Arthur}}
  
  
 
=== Directories ===
 
=== Directories ===
{{NE Directories Intro|Antelope}}
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{{NE Directories Intro|Arthur}}
  
 
=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
 
=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
{{NE Emigration Intro|Antelope}}
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{{NE Emigration Intro|Arthur}}
  
 
=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
 
=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
{{NE Ethnic Groups Intro|Antelope}}
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{{NE Ethnic Groups Intro|Arthur}}
  
 
=== Funeral Homes  ===
 
=== Funeral Homes  ===
{{NE Funeral Homes Intro|Antelope}}
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{{NE Funeral Homes Intro|Arthur}}
  
 
=== Genealogies  ===
 
=== Genealogies  ===
{{NE Genealogies Intro|Antelope}}
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{{NE Genealogies Intro|Arthur}}
  
 
=== Guardianship ===
 
=== Guardianship ===
{{NE Guardianship Intro|Antelope}}
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{{NE Guardianship Intro|Arthur}}
  
 
=== Land and Property Records ===
 
=== Land and Property Records ===
{{NE Land Intro|Antelope}}
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{{NE Land Intro|Arthur}}
  
 
{{NE Land}}
 
{{NE Land}}
 
''Online Land Records''
 
  
 
*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/ Land Patent Search] - index to federal patents and homesteads on the [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/default.aspx Bureau of Land Management] website, some images available
 
*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/ Land Patent Search] - index to federal patents and homesteads on the [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/default.aspx Bureau of Land Management] website, some images available
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=== Local Histories ===
 
=== Local Histories ===
{{NE Histories Intro|Antelope}}
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{{NE Histories Intro|Arthur}}
  
 
{{NE History Intro}}
 
{{NE History Intro}}
  
 
=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
 
=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
{{NE Maps Intro|Antelope}}
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{{NE Maps Intro|Arthur}}
  
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of Arthur County, Nebraska Genealogy] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
 
*[http://www.nebraskahistory.org/databases/gazetteer.shtml Nebraska Gazetteer] - database for all known places found in 1890 and 1911 Nebraska gazetteers
 
*[http://www.nebraskahistory.org/databases/gazetteer.shtml Nebraska Gazetteer] - database for all known places found in 1890 and 1911 Nebraska gazetteers
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/nebraska/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of Nebraska] - shows boundary changes for Nebraska Counties
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/nebraska/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of Nebraska] - shows boundary changes for Nebraska Counties
  
[[Image:Neantelope.png|400px|Neantelope.png]]
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[[Image:Nearthur.png|400px|Nearthur.png]]
  
 
=== Migration ===
 
=== Migration ===
{{NE Migration Intro|Antelope}}
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{{NE Migration Intro|Arthur}}
  
 
=== Military Records ===
 
=== Military Records ===
{{NE Military Intro|Antelope}}
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{{NE Military Intro|Arthur}}
  
 
==== Revolutionary War ====
 
==== Revolutionary War ====
{{NE Revolutionary War Intro|Antelope}}
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{{NE Revolutionary War Intro|Arthur}}
  
 
*'''1775 - 1783''' - {{RecordSearch|2546162|United States Rosters of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors, 1775-1783}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - images only
 
*'''1775 - 1783''' - {{RecordSearch|2546162|United States Rosters of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors, 1775-1783}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - images only
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==== Civil War ====
 
==== Civil War ====
{{NE Civil War Intro|Antelope}}
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{{NE Civil War Intro|Arthur}}
  
 
*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932417|Nebraska Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932417|Nebraska Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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==== World War I ====
 
==== World War I ====
{{NE World War I Intro|Antelope}}
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{{NE World War I Intro|Arthur}}
  
 
*'''1917 - 1918''' - [http://www.nebraskahistory.org/databases/WWIdraft.shtml World War I Drafts 1917-1918] - index only
 
*'''1917 - 1918''' - [http://www.nebraskahistory.org/databases/WWIdraft.shtml World War I Drafts 1917-1918] - index only
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
 
=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
{{NE Naturalization Intro|Antelope}}
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{{NE Naturalization Intro|Arthur}}
  
 
=== Newspapers ===
 
=== Newspapers ===
{{NE Newspapers Intro|Antelope}}
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{{NE Newspapers Intro|Arthur}}
  
 
{{NE Newspaper abstracts|Adams}}
 
{{NE Newspaper abstracts|Adams}}
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=== Obituaries ===
 
=== Obituaries ===
{{NE Obituaries Intro|Antelope}}
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{{NE Obituaries Intro|Arthur}}
  
 
=== Other Records ===
 
=== Other Records ===
{{NE Other Records Intro|Antelope}}
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{{NE Other Records Intro|Arthur}}
 
*'''1870 - 1990''' — [http://www.nebraskahistory.org/databases/prisoners.shtml Nebraska Prisoner Records 1870-1990] — index only
 
*'''1870 - 1990''' — [http://www.nebraskahistory.org/databases/prisoners.shtml Nebraska Prisoner Records 1870-1990] — index only
  
 
=== Periodicals ===
 
=== Periodicals ===
{{NE Periodicals Intro|Antelope}}
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{{NE Periodicals Intro|Arthur}}
  
 
=== Probate Records ===
 
=== Probate Records ===
{{NE Probate Intro|Antelope}}
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{{NE Probate Intro|Arthur}}
  
'''Online Probate Records'''
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''' Online Probate Records'''
  
 
*'''1806 – 1989''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9073 Nebraska Wills and Probate Records 1806-1989] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $
 
*'''1806 – 1989''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9073 Nebraska Wills and Probate Records 1806-1989] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $
  
 
=== School Records ===
 
=== School Records ===
{{NE Schools Intro|Antelope}}
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{{NE Schools Intro|Arthur}}
  
 
=== Tax Records ===
 
=== Tax Records ===
{{NE Tax Intro|Antelope}}
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{{NE Tax Intro|Arthur}}
  
 
=== Vital Records ===
 
=== Vital Records ===
{{NE Vital Intro|Antelope}}
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{{NE Vital Intro|Arthur}}
  
 
==== Birth ====
 
==== Birth ====
{{NE Vital Records - Birth Intro|Antelope}}
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{{NE Vital Records - Birth Intro|Arthur}}
  
 
==== Marriage ====
 
==== Marriage ====
{{NE Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Antelope}}
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{{NE Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Arthur}}
  
 
*'''1855 - 1995''' — {{RecordSearch|1708654|Nebraska Marriages, 1855-1995}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index only
 
*'''1855 - 1995''' — {{RecordSearch|1708654|Nebraska Marriages, 1855-1995}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index only
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== Research Facilities ==
 
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=== Archives ===
 
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:*'''[http://orchardpubliclibrary.org/ Orchard Public Library]'''<br>232 Windom Ave.<br>POB 317<br>Orchard, NE 68764<br>Phone: (402)-893-4606<br>Email: orchpl@gmail.com
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:*'''Arthur County Library'''<br>205 First St <br> P.O. Box 254 <br>Arthur, NE 69121
:*'''[http://www.neligh.org/public-library Neligh Public Library]'''<br>710 Main Street<br>Neligh, NE 68756<br>Phone: (402) 887-5140<br>Fax: (402) 887-4530<br>Email: jn@nelighlibrary.com
 
:*'''[http://www.clearwaterne.com/ Clearwater Public Library]'''<br>PO Box 116<br>Clearwater, NE<br>Phone: (402)485-2365<br>Email: clwtrvillage@telebeep.com
 
 
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:*'''[http://memories.nebraska.gov/cdm/landingpage/collection/achs Antelope County Historical Society]'''<br> 509 L St<br>Neligh, Nebraska 68756 <br>Email: [mailto:jailmuseum@jailmuseum.net jailmuseum@jailmuseum.net]<br>Phone: 402-887-5010
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ne/antelope/anttable.htm Antelope County USGenWeb]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nearthur/ NEGenWeb]
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~neantelo/ Antelope County NEGenWeb]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ne/arthur/arttable.htm USGenWeb]
*{{FHL Place IDNum|204240|Nebraska|Antelope}}- The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|204243|Nebraska|Arthur}}- The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records
  
 
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Revision as of 10:26, 30 October 2017

 

Guide to Arthur County, Nebraska ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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County Facts
County seat: Arthur
Organized: March 31, 1887
Parent County(s): unorganized territory[1]
Neighboring Counties
Garden  • Grant  • Hooker  • Keith  • McPherson
See County Maps
Courthouse
NebraskaArthurCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
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Adoption


County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

Arthur County is located in the western part of the state. The county was formed in 1913. It is named for Chester A. Arthur. The Largest city is Arthur.[2]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Arthur County Courthouse
P.O. Box 146
Arthur, NE 69121
Phone: 308.764.2201
Arthur County Website

County Court has marriage, probate and court records from 1913.
Clerk District Court has divorce records from 1913.
County Cemetery Sexton has burial records.
County Superintendent of schools has school census from 1913. [1]

Arthur County, Nebraska Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major Records[3]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1913 1913 1913 1900

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

The following are locations in Arthur County, Nebraska:[4]

Cities

  • Elgin
  • Neligh (county seat)
  • Tilden

Villages

  • Brunswick
  • Clearwater
  • Oakdale
  • Orchard
  • Royal

Townships

  • Bazile
  • Blaine
  • Burnett
  • Cedar
  • Clearwater
  • Crawford
  • Custer
  • Eden
  • Elgin
  • Ellsworth
  • Elm
  • Frenchtown
  • Garfield
  • Grant
  • Lincoln
  • Logan
  • Neligh (township)
  • Oakdale
  • Ord
  • Royal
  • Sherman
  • Stanton
  • Verdigris
  • Willow

History Timeline[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Business, Commerce, and Occupations[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Arthur County, Nebraska online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Nebraska Cemeteries for more information

 

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1920 1,412
1930 1,344 −4.8%
1940 1,045 −22.2%
1950 803 −23.2%
1960 680 −15.3%
1970 606 −10.9%
1980 513 −15.3%
1990 462 −9.9%
2000 444 −3.9%
2010 460 3.6%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

Federal Censuses were taken for Nebraska starting in 1860. For links to Federal census indexes, see Nebraska Census.

For tips on accessing Antelope County, Nebraska Genealogy census records online, see: Nebraska Census.

State Census Records

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Church records vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Nebraska denominations, view the Nebraska Church Records wiki page.

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

Guardianship[edit | edit source]

Land and Property Records[edit | edit source]

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Nebraska Land and Property for additional information about early Nebraska land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse, where records are currently housed.

For more information see Nebraska Land and Property

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Antelope County, Nebraska Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Nebraska Local Histories.

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

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Migration[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Revolutionary War[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]

World War I[edit | edit source]

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

For information on Nebraska newspapers, see Nebraska Newspapers.


Nebraska Newspapers Online

Nebraska Newspaper Catalogs

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Other Records[edit | edit source]

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

In most counties in Nebraska, probate records have been kept by the county judge. They include wills, fee books, claim registers, legacy records, inheritance records, probate ticklers, and dockets. The records are available at the county courthouse.

The FamilySearch Catalog lists films of probate records. To find the records for this county, use the Place Search for Nebraska - Arthur - Probate records.

Online Probate Records

School Records[edit | edit source]

Tax Records[edit | edit source]

Nebraska tax records complement land records and can be used in place of censuses before 1820 or to supplement the years between censuses. There may be gaps of several years in the records.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services or the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred.

Birth[edit | edit source]

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Death[edit | edit source]

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Template:NE Vital Records - Divorce Intro

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

Listed below are archives in Arthur County. For state-wide archival repositories, see Nebraska Archives and Libraries.

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance, free access to center-only databases, and to premium genealogical websites.
FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries have access to most center-only databases, but may not always have full services normally provided by a family history center.

Local Centers and Libraries

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Listed below are libraries in Arthur County. For state-wide library facilities, see Nebraska Archives and Libraries.

  • Arthur County Library
    205 First St
    P.O. Box 254
    Arthur, NE 69121

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

Listed below are societies in Arthur County. For state-wide genealogical societies, see Nebraska Societies.

  • Arthur County Historical Society
    P.O. Box 134
    Arthur, NE 69121-0134
    Phone: 308-764-2367

Websites[edit | edit source]

  • NEGenWeb
  • USGenWeb
  • FamilySearch Catalog - The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use Historical Records to search for specific individuals in genealogical records

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Nebraska. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_County,_Nebraska accessed 09/29/2016
  3. Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 452-465. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "Arthur County, Nebraska," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_County,_Nebraska, accessed 29 July 2016.