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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Antelope County
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| county_map = 200px-Map of Nebraska highlighting Antelope County svg.bmp
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| state = Nebraska
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| founded title = [[Nebraska County Creation Dates and Parent Counties|Founded]]
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| founded year = 1871
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| founded date = March 1
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| seat = Neligh
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| building address = '''[http://www.co.antelope.ne.us/ Antelope County Courthouse]'''<br>501 Main Street<br>Neligh, NE 68756-1424<br>Phone: 402.887.4410<br>[https://antelopecounty.nebraska.gov/ County Website]
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'''Antelope County''', Nebraska genealogy and family history research page. Guide to genealogy, history, and courthouse sources including birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, wills, deeds and land records, Civil War records, family histories, cemeteries, churches, tax records, newspapers, and obituaries.
  
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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{{Click|Image:NE_ORP.png|Nebraska Online Genealogy Records}}
  
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=== County Information ===
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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
 
 
 
|organized=  March 31,  1887
 
|county seat= Arthur
 
|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= [[Garden County, Nebraska Genealogy|Garden]]
 
|county2= [[Grant County, Nebraska Genealogy|Grant]]
 
|county3= [[Hooker County, Nebraska Genealogy|Hooker]]
 
|county4= [[Keith County, Nebraska Genealogy|Keith]]
 
|county5= [[McPherson County, Nebraska Genealogy|McPherson]]</br><center>[[Arthur County, Nebraska Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
 
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|county courthouse= [[Image:NebraskaArthurCourthouse.jpg|245x245px]]
 
|county location in state= [[Image: 200px-Map of Nebraska highlighting Arthur County svg.bmp|185x185px]]
 
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== County Information ==
 
 
 
=== Description ===
 
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>
 
  
=== County Courthouse ===
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==== Antelope County, Nebraska Record Dates ====
{{NE Courthouse Intro|Arthur}}
 
  
'''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>
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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>
 
 
 
=== Arthur County, Nebraska Record Dates  ===
 
{{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>
 
 
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Arthur County, Nebraska Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County 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>
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Arthur County, Nebraska Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
 
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Arthur County, Nebraska Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
 
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Arthur County, Nebraska Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
 
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Arthur County, Nebraska Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
 
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Arthur County, Nebraska Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
 
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Arthur County, Nebraska Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
 
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Antelope County, Nebraska Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1913
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Antelope County, Nebraska Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Antelope County, Nebraska Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Antelope County, Nebraska Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1913
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Antelope County, Nebraska Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1913
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Antelope County, Nebraska Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1871
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1870
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1871
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1871
 
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=== Record Loss ===
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== County Courthouse ==
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
 
  
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<br>County Judge has marriage and probate records. County Clerk has land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Antelope County, Nebraska page 428, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
=== Boundary Changes ===
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== History ==
{{NE Boundary Changes Intro|Arthur}}
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Antelope County is located in the northeast portion of the state.  The first pre-emption claim made in Antelope County was by George St. Clair, of French Canadian descent on April 25, 1868 <ref>http://www.kancoll.org/books/andreas_ne/antelope/antelope-p1.html Accessed 8/2016 Andreas History of the State of Nebraska</ref>
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*'''1887''' Arthur County was created 31 March 1887 from unorganized territory.
 
*'''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://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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==== Parent County ====
  
=== Populated Places ===
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'''1871'''  Antelope County was created 1 March 1871 from L'Eau Qui Court County and unorganized territory.<br>'''County seat:''' Neligh <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>''
{{NE Populated Places Intro|Arthur}}
 
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>
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==== Description ====
  
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The county was formed in 1867 and organized in 1871. It is named for the Pronghorn antelope. 
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<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antelope_County,_Nebraska accessed 09/29/2016</ref>  It 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.<ref>http://genealogytrails.com/neb/antelope/ accessed 09/29/2016</ref>
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* Elgin
 
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* Neligh (county seat)
 
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* Tilden
 
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'''''Villages'''''<br>
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==== Boundary Changes ====
  
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/nebraska/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of Nebraska] - shows boundary changes for Nebraska Counties
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*[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]<br>
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* Brunswick
 
* Clearwater
 
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* Oakdale
 
* Orchard
 
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* Royal
 
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'''''Townships'''''<br>
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==== Record Loss ====
  
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
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* Bazile
 
* Blaine
 
* Burnett
 
* Cedar
 
* Clearwater
 
* Crawford
 
* Custer
 
* Eden
 
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* Elgin
 
* Ellsworth
 
* Elm
 
* Frenchtown
 
* Garfield
 
* Grant
 
* Lincoln
 
* Logan
 
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* Neligh (township)
 
* Oakdale
 
* Ord
 
* Royal
 
* Sherman
 
* Stanton
 
* Verdigris
 
* Willow
 
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=== History Timeline ===
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== Places/Localities ==
{{NE Historical Timeline Intro|Arthur}}
 
  
== Resources ==
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==== Populated Places<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Antelope County, Nebraska," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antelope_County,_Nebraska, accessed 29 July 2016.</ref> ====
{{NE Resources Intro|Arthur}}
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=====Cities=====
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*Elgin
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*Neligh
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*Tilden
  
=== Bible Records ===
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=====Villages=====
{{NE Bible Intro|Arthur}}
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*Brunswick
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*Clearwater
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*Oakdale
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*Orchard
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*Royal
  
=== Biographies  ===
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=====Townships=====
{{NE Biographies Intro|Arthur}}
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*Bazile
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*Blaine
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*Burnett
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*Cedar
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*Clearwater
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*Crawford
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*Custer
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*Eden
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*Elgin
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*Ellsworth
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*Elm
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*Frenchtown
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*Garfield
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*Grant
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*Lincoln
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*Logan
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*Neligh
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*Oakdale
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*Ord
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*Royal
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*Sherman
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*Stanton
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*Verdigris
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*Willow
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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==== Neighboring Counties ====
{{NE Business Records Intro|Arthur}}
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*[[Boone County, Nebraska Genealogy|Boone]]
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*[[Holt County, Nebraska Genealogy|Holt]]
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*[[Knox County, Nebraska Genealogy|Knox]]
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*[[Madison County, Nebraska Genealogy|Madison]]
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*[[Pierce County, Nebraska Genealogy|Pierce]]
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*[[Wheeler County, Nebraska Genealogy|Wheeler]]
  
=== Cemeteries ===
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== Resources ==
{{NE Cemeteries Intro|Arthur}}
 
  
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==== Cemeteries ====
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [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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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|797310|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=31&CScnty=1805 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~neantelo/obits/ObitIndex.html NEGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+antelope+nebraska&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [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>'''Cemeteries of Arthur County, Nebraska''' online and in print</center>
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://nebraskagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=2 Nebraska Gravestones]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwtombstones.org/nebraska/antelope.html Tombstone Project]  
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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]
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* [http://usgwtombstones.org/nebraska/arthur.html Tombstone Project]
 
* [http://nebraskagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=3 Nebraska Gravestones]
 
 
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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>
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://nebraskagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=2 Nebraska Cemeteries]
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* [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=31&CScnty=1806 Findagrave.com]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [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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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Nebraska Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[Nebraska Cemeteries|Nebraska Cemeteries]] for more information.
 
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=== Census Records ===
 
{{NE Census Intro|Arthur}}
 
  
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==== Census ====
 
{{Historical populations
 
{{Historical populations
 
|type = USA
 
|type = USA
 
|heading = Census
 
|heading = Census
|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_County%2C_Nebraska "Wikipedia.org".]
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antelope_County,_Nebraska "Wikipedia.org".]  
|1920 |1412
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|1880 |3953
|1930 |1344
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|1890 |10399
|1940 |1045
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|1900 |11344
|1950 |803
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|1910 |14003
|1960 |680
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|1920 |15243
|1970 |606
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|1930 |15206
|1980 |513
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|1940 |13289
|1990 |462
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|1950 |11264
|2000 |444
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|1960 |10176
|2010 |460
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|1970 |9047
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|1980 |8675  
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|1990 |7965
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|2000 |7452
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|2010 |6685
 
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Federal Censuses were taken for Nebraska starting in 1860. For links to Federal census indexes, see [[Nebraska Census]].
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===== State Census Records =====
 
 
{{Census|Nebraska}}
 
  
'''''State Census Records'''''<br>
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*'''1854 - 1870''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3559 Nebraska, Compiled Census Index, 1854-1870] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - index ($)
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*'''1860 - 1885''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1668 Nebraska State Census Collection 1860-1885] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - index and images ($)
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*'''1885''' - {{RecordSearch|1810728|Nebraska State Census 1885}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1885''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6585 Nebraska State Census 1885] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - index and images ($)
  
*'''1854 - 1870''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3559 Nebraska, Compiled Census Index, 1854-1870] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - index ($)
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===== Federal Census Records =====
*'''1860 - 1885''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1668 Nebraska State Census Collection 1860-1885] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - index and images ($)
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Federal Censuses were taken for Nebraska starting in 1860. For links to Federal census indexes, see [[Nebraska Census]].  
*'''1885''' - {{RecordSearch|1810728|Nebraska State Census 1885}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1885''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6585 Nebraska State Census 1885] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - index and images ($)
 
  
=== Church Records ===
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{{Census|Nebraska}}
{{NE Church Intro|Arthur}}
 
  
=== Court Records ===
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==== Church ====
{{NE Court Intro|Arthur}}
 
  
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{{NE Church Intro}}
  
=== Directories ===
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==== Court ====
{{NE Directories Intro|Arthur}}
 
  
=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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*'''1870 - 1990''' — [http://www.nebraskahistory.org/databases/prisoners.shtml Nebraska Prisoner Records 1870-1990] — index only
{{NE Emigration Intro|Arthur}}
 
 
 
=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
 
{{NE Ethnic Groups Intro|Arthur}}
 
  
=== Funeral Homes  ===
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====Land ====
{{NE Funeral Homes Intro|Arthur}}
 
  
=== Genealogies  ===
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{{NE Land}}  
{{NE Genealogies Intro|Arthur}}
 
  
=== Guardianship ===
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''Online Land Records''
{{NE Guardianship Intro|Arthur}}
 
 
 
=== Land and Property Records ===
 
{{NE Land Intro|Arthur}}
 
 
 
{{NE Land}}
 
  
 
*[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
*'''1796 - 1907''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] - index, info taken from Bureau of Land Management website
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*'''1796 - 1907''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - index, info taken from Bureau of Land Management website<br>
*'''1861 - 1936''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60593 U.S. Homestead Records 1861-1936] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - ($), index and images
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*'''1861 - 1936''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60593 U.S. Homestead Records 1861-1936] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), index and images
 
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For more information see [[Nebraska Land and Property]]
 
For more information see [[Nebraska Land and Property]]
  
=== Local Histories ===
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==== Local Histories ====
{{NE Histories Intro|Arthur}}
 
  
{{NE History Intro}}
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{{NE History Intro}}  
  
=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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==== Maps and Gazetteers ====
{{NE Maps Intro|Arthur}}
 
 
 
*[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:Nearthur.png|400px|Nearthur.png]]
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[[Image:Neantelope.png|400px|Neantelope.png]]
 
 
=== Migration ===
 
{{NE Migration Intro|Arthur}}
 
 
 
=== Military Records ===
 
{{NE Military Intro|Arthur}}
 
  
==== Revolutionary War ====
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====Military ====
{{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
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===== Revolutionary War =====
*''For more nationwide Revolutionary War databases, see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military Online Genealogy Records]].''
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*'''1775 - 1783''' - {{RecordSearch|2546162|United States Rosters of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors, 1775-1783}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - images only<br>
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*''For more nationwide Revolutionary War databases, see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military Online Genealogy Records]].''  
  
==== Civil War ====
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===== Civil War =====
{{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
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932417|Nebraska Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
*'''1891''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4755 Nebraska Resident Military Roster on June 1, 1891] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - ($), Roster of Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines of the War of 1812, the Mexico War, and the War of the Rebellion, residing in Nebraska June 1, 1891
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*'''1891''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4755 Nebraska Resident Military Roster on June 1, 1891] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - ($), Roster of Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines of the War of 1812, the Mexico War, and the War of the Rebellion, residing in Nebraska June 1, 1891<br>
 
*'''1893''' - [http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ne/county/holt/1893/nebraska.html Roster of Nebraska Veterans] - list of veterans in 1893
 
*'''1893''' - [http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ne/county/holt/1893/nebraska.html Roster of Nebraska Veterans] - list of veterans in 1893
 
*''For more nationwide Civil War databases, see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military Online Genealogy Records]].''
 
*''For more nationwide Civil War databases, see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military Online Genealogy Records]].''
  
==== World War I ====
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===== WWI =====
{{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
 
*''For more nationwide World War I databases, see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military Online Genealogy Records]].''
 
*''For more nationwide World War I databases, see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military Online Genealogy Records]].''
  
=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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==== Newspapers ====
{{NE Naturalization Intro|Arthur}}
 
 
 
=== Newspapers ===
 
{{NE Newspapers Intro|Arthur}}
 
  
 
{{NE Newspaper abstracts|Adams}}
 
{{NE Newspaper abstracts|Adams}}
 
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<br><br>
 
'' Nebraska Newspapers Online''
 
'' Nebraska Newspapers Online''
 
*[http://nebnewspapers.unl.edu/search/advanced/ Nebraska Newspapers] - contains images of newspapers throughout Nebraska
 
*[http://nebnewspapers.unl.edu/search/advanced/ Nebraska Newspapers] - contains images of newspapers throughout Nebraska
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/ U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present] on Chronicling America - contains a list of all known newspapers and the dates they cover; once you locate a newspaper name, contact the local library to see if they have copies of the newspaper
 
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/ U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present] on Chronicling America - contains a list of all known newspapers and the dates they cover; once you locate a newspaper name, contact the local library to see if they have copies of the newspaper
  
=== Obituaries ===
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==== Probate ====
{{NE Obituaries Intro|Arthur}}
 
  
=== Other Records ===
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{{NE Probate Intro|Antelope}}
{{NE Other Records Intro|Arthur}}
 
*'''1870 - 1990''' — [http://www.nebraskahistory.org/databases/prisoners.shtml Nebraska Prisoner Records 1870-1990] — index only
 
  
=== Periodicals ===
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'''Online Probate Records'''
{{NE Periodicals Intro|Arthur}}
 
  
=== Probate Records ===
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*'''1806 – 1989''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9073 Nebraska Wills and Probate Records 1806-1989] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
{{NE Probate Intro|Arthur}}
 
  
''' Online Probate Records'''
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==== Taxation ====
  
*'''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 $
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{{NE Tax Intro}}
  
=== School Records ===
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=== Vital Records ===
{{NE Schools Intro|Arthur}}
 
  
=== Tax Records ===
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{{NE Vital Intro}}
{{NE Tax Intro|Arthur}}
 
  
=== Vital Records ===
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==== Marriage Records ====
{{NE Vital Intro|Arthur}}
 
  
==== Birth ====
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''Online Marriage Records Indexes and Images''
{{NE Vital Records - Birth Intro|Arthur}}
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*'''1855 - 1995''' — {{RecordSearch|1708654|Nebraska Marriages, 1855-1995}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index only
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*'''1856 - 1898''' — [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7871 Nebraska Marriages 1856-1898] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] ($), index only
  
==== Marriage ====
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== Societies and Libraries ==
{{NE Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Arthur}}
 
  
*'''1855 - 1995''' — {{RecordSearch|1708654|Nebraska Marriages, 1855-1995}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index only
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'''County, Township and City Societies'''
*'''1856 - 1898''' — [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7871 Nebraska Marriages 1856-1898] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry.com] ($), index only
 
  
==== Death ====
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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
{{NE Vital Records - Death Intro|Arthur}}
 
  
==== Divorce ====
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'''Libraries'''
{{NE Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Arthur}}
 
  
== Research Facilities ==
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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
{{NE Research Facilities Intro|Arthur}}
 
  
=== Archives ===
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:*'''[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
{{NE Archives Intro|Arthur}}
 
  
=== Family History Centers ===
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:*'''[http://www.clearwaterne.com/ Clearwater Public Library]'''<br>PO Box 116<br>Clearwater, NE<br>Phone: (402)485-2365<br>Email: clwtrvillage@telebeep.com             
{{Family History Centers Intro}}
 
  
=== Libraries ===
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==== Family History Centers ====
{{NE Libraries Intro|Arthur}}
 
  
:*'''Arthur County Library'''<br>205 First St <br> P.O. Box 254 <br>Arthur, NE 69121
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:*{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
=== Museums ===
 
{{NE Museums Intro|Arthur}}
 
== Societies ==
 
{{NE Societies Intro|Arthur}}
 
:*'''Arthur County Historical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 134 <br>Arthur, NE 69121-0134<br>Phone: 308-764-2367
 
  
 
== Websites ==
 
== Websites ==
{{NE Websites Intro|Arthur}}
 
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nearthur/ NEGenWeb]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ne/antelope/anttable.htm Antelope County USGenWeb]  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ne/arthur/arttable.htm USGenWeb]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~neantelo/ Antelope County NEGenWeb]
*{{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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*{{FHL|United%20States%2C%20Nebraska%2C%20Antelope|place|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
  
== Research Guides ==
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== References ==
{{NE Research Guides Intro|Arthur}}
 
  
== References ==
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<references />
 
  
{{Nebraska|Nebraska}}
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{{Nebraska|Nebraska}}  
[[Category:Arthur_County,_Nebraska]]
 
  
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Revision as of 10:26, 30 October 2017

Antelope County, Nebraska
Map
Map of Nebraska highlighting Antelope County
Location in the state of Nebraska, United States Genealogy
Map of the U.S. highlighting Nebraska
Location of Nebraska in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 1, 1871
County Seat Neligh
Courthouse
Antelope County Courthouse (Nebraska).jpg
Photo courtesy of Ammodramus
Address Antelope County Courthouse
501 Main Street
Neligh, NE 68756-1424
Phone: 402.887.4410
County Website


Antelope County, Nebraska genealogy and family history research page. Guide to genealogy, history, and courthouse sources including birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, wills, deeds and land records, Civil War records, family histories, cemeteries, churches, tax records, newspapers, and obituaries.


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County Information[edit | edit source]

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

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1871 1870 1871 1871

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]


County Judge has marriage and probate records. County Clerk has land records. [2]

History[edit | edit source]

Antelope County is located in the northeast portion of the state. The first pre-emption claim made in Antelope County was by George St. Clair, of French Canadian descent on April 25, 1868 [3]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

1871 Antelope County was created 1 March 1871 from L'Eau Qui Court County and unorganized territory.
County seat: Neligh [4]

Description[edit | edit source]

The county was formed in 1867 and organized in 1871. It is named for the Pronghorn antelope. [5] It 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.[6]

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

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

Places/Localities[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[7][edit | edit source]

Cities[edit | edit source]
  • Elgin
  • Neligh
  • Tilden
Villages[edit | edit source]
  • Brunswick
  • Clearwater
  • Oakdale
  • Orchard
  • Royal
Townships[edit | edit source]
  • Bazile
  • Blaine
  • Burnett
  • Cedar
  • Clearwater
  • Crawford
  • Custer
  • Eden
  • Elgin
  • Ellsworth
  • Elm
  • Frenchtown
  • Garfield
  • Grant
  • Lincoln
  • Logan
  • Neligh
  • Oakdale
  • Ord
  • Royal
  • Sherman
  • Stanton
  • Verdigris
  • Willow

Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
NEGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
Nebraska Gravestones
Tombstone Project
Nebraska Cemeteries
Billion Graves
See Nebraska Cemeteries for more information.

Census[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1880 3,953
1890 10,399 163.1%
1900 11,344 9.1%
1910 14,003 23.4%
1920 15,243 8.9%
1930 15,206 −0.2%
1940 13,289 −12.6%
1950 11,264 −15.2%
1960 10,176 −9.7%
1970 9,047 −11.1%
1980 8,675 −4.1%
1990 7,965 −8.2%
2000 7,452 −6.4%
2010 6,685 −10.3%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".
State Census Records[edit | edit source]
Federal Census Records[edit | edit source]

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.

Church[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[edit | edit source]

Land[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.

Online Land Records


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]

Neantelope.png

Military[edit | edit source]

Revolutionary War[edit | edit source]
Civil War[edit | edit source]
WWI[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

For information on Nebraska newspapers, see Nebraska Newspapers.



Nebraska Newspapers Online

Nebraska Newspaper Catalogs

Probate[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 - Antelope - Probate records.

Online Probate Records

Taxation[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.

Marriage Records[edit | edit source]

Online Marriage Records Indexes and Images

Societies and Libraries[edit | edit source]

County, Township and City Societies

Libraries

  • Neligh Public Library
    710 Main Street
    Neligh, NE 68756
    Phone: (402) 887-5140
    Fax: (402) 887-4530
    Email: jn@nelighlibrary.com

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

  • Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 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
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Antelope County, Nebraska page 428, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. http://www.kancoll.org/books/andreas_ne/antelope/antelope-p1.html Accessed 8/2016 Andreas History of the State of Nebraska
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antelope_County,_Nebraska accessed 09/29/2016
  6. http://genealogytrails.com/neb/antelope/ accessed 09/29/2016
  7. Wikipedia contributors, "Antelope County, Nebraska," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antelope_County,_Nebraska, accessed 29 July 2016.