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{{Infobox U.S. County
 
| county = Harlan County
 
| county_map = 200px-Map of Nebraska highlighting Harlan County svg.bmp
 
| state = Nebraska
 
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| latd = 39.99
 
| longd = 91.19
 
| founded title = [[Nebraska County Creation Dates and Parent Counties|Founded]]
 
| founded year = 1871
 
| founded date = June 3
 
| seat = Alma
 
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| building address = '''[http://www.harlancounty.ne.gov/webpages/county_court/county_court.html Harlan County Courthouse]'''<br>706 W. 2nd Street<br>Alma, NE 68920<br>Phone: 308.928.2173<br>[http://www.harlancounty.ne.gov/ County Website]
 
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'''Harlan 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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Guide to '''Harlan County, Nebraska ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
=== County Information ===
 
==== Harlan County, Nebraska Record Dates  ====
 
  
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|organized= June 3,  1871
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|county seat= Alma
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|parent county= [[Kearney County, Nebraska Genealogy|Kearney ]]<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= [[Franklin County, Nebraska Genealogy|Franklin]]
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|county2= [[Furnas County, Nebraska Genealogy|Furnas]]
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|county3= [[Kearney County, Nebraska Genealogy|Kearney]]
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|county4= [[Norton County, Kansas Genealogy|Norton (KS)]]
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|county5= [[Phelps County, Nebraska Genealogy|Phelps]]
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|county6= [[Phillips County, Kansas Genealogy|Phillips (KS)]]</br><center>[[Harlan County, Nebraska Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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== County Information ==
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=== Description ===
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Harlan County is located in the great Republican valley. <ref>http://genealogytrails.com/neb/harlan/ accessed 09/29/2016</ref> Accounts differ as to the county's namesake: either Thomas Harlan, or James Harlan, who was U.S. Secretary of the Interior between 1865 and 1866.
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<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harlan_County,_Nebraska accessed 09/29/2016</ref>
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{NE Courthouse Intro|Harlan}}
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'''Harlan County Courthouse'''<br>706 W. 2nd Street<br>Alma, NE 68920<br>Phone: 308.928.2173<br>[http://www.harlancounty.ne.gov/webpages/county_court/county_court.html Harlan County Website]<br><br>County Clerk has marriage and land records.  <br>County Judge has probate and court records. <br>Clerk District Court has divorce records.<br> Register of Deeds 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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=== Harlan County, Nebraska Record Dates  ===
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{{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" | '''[[Harlan County, Nebraska Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1871
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Harlan County, Nebraska Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Harlan County, Nebraska Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1871
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Harlan County, Nebraska Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1871
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Harlan County, Nebraska Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1871
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Harlan County, Nebraska Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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== County Courthouse  ==
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
<br>County Clerk has marriage and land records.  County Judge has probate and court records. Clerk District Court has divorce records. Register of Deeds has land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Harlan County, Nebraska page 431, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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== History ==
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{NE Boundary Changes Intro|Harlan}}
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*'''1871''' Harlan County was created 3 June 1871 from [[Kearney County, Nebraska Genealogy|Kearney ]]County.
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*'''County seat:''' Alma<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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*[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]
  
==== Parent County  ====
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'''1871'''  Harlan County was created 3 June 1871 from [[Kearney County, Nebraska Genealogy|Kearney ]]County. '''County seat:''' Alma <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{NE Populated Places Intro|Harlan}}
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The following are locations in Harlan County, Nebraska:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Harlan County, Nebraska," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harlan_County,_Nebraska, accessed 1 August 2016.</ref>
  
==== Description ====
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'''''City'''''<br>
  
Harlan County is located in the great Republican valley. <ref>http://genealogytrails.com/neb/harlan/ accessed 09/29/2016</ref>  Founded 1871 accounts differ as to the county's namesake: either Thomas Harlan, or James Harlan, who was U.S. Secretary of the Interior between 1865 and 1866.
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<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harlan_County,_Nebraska accessed 09/29/2016</ref>
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* Alma
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* Villages[edit]
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* Huntley
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* Orleans
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* Oxford (partial)
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* Ragan
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* Republican City
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* Stamford
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
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'''''Unincorporated communities'''''<br>
  
*[http://www.mapofus.org/nebraska/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of Nebraska] - shows boundary changes for Nebraska Counties
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* Mascot
*[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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* Oxford Junction
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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'''''Townships'''''<br>
  
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
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* Albany
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* Alma
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* Antelope
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* Eldorado
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* Emerson
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* Fairfield
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* Mullally
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* Orleans
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* Prairie Dog
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* Republican City
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* Reuben
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* Sappa
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* Scandinavia
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* Spring Grove
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* Turkey Creek
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* Washington
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== Places/Localities  ==
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{NE Historical Timeline Intro|Harlan}}
  
==== Populated Places <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Harlan County, Nebraska," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harlan_County,_Nebraska, accessed 1 August 2016.</ref> ====
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== Resources ==
=====City=====
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{{NE Resources Intro|Harlan}}
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*Alma
 
*Villages[edit]
 
*Huntley
 
*Orleans
 
*Oxford (partial)
 
*Ragan
 
*Republican City
 
*Stamford
 
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=====Unincorporated communities=====
 
*Mascot
 
*Oxford Junction
 
=====Townships=====
 
{{div col|4}}
 
*Albany
 
*Alma
 
*Antelope
 
*Eldorado
 
*Emerson
 
*Fairfield
 
*Mullally
 
*Orleans
 
*Prairie Dog
 
*Republican City
 
*Reuben
 
*Sappa
 
*Scandinavia
 
*Spring Grove
 
*Turkey Creek
 
*Washington
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{NE Bible Intro|Harlan}}
  
*[[Franklin County, Nebraska Genealogy|Franklin]]
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=== Biographies  ===
*[[Furnas County, Nebraska Genealogy|Furnas]]
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{{NE Biographies Intro|Harlan}}
*[[Kearney County, Nebraska Genealogy|Kearney]]
 
*[[Norton County, Kansas Genealogy|Norton County, Kansas]]
 
*[[Phelps County, Nebraska Genealogy|Phelps]]
 
*[[Phillips County, Kansas Genealogy|Phillips County, Kansas]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{NE Business Records Intro|Harlan}}
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{NE Cemeteries Intro|Harlan}}
  
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
 
| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
 
| 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=1845&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|490006|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=31&CScnty=1845 Findagrave.com]
 
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~neharlan/ NEGenWeb]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Harlan County, Nebraska''' online and in print</center>
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Harlan+Nebraska&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Nebraska&county=Harlan&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
 
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwtombstones.org/nebraska/harlan.html Tombstone Project]  
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| 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=1845&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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* [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~neharlan/ NEGenWeb]
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* [http://usgwtombstones.org/nebraska/harlan.html Tombstone Project]
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* [http://nebraskagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=42 Nebraska Cemeteries]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://nebraskagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=42 Nebraska Cemeteries]
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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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* {{FHL|490006|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Harlan+Nebraska&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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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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* [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=31&CScnty=1845 Findagrave.com]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Nebraska&county=Harlan&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[Nebraska Cemeteries|Nebraska Cemeteries]] for more information.
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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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St Paul's Lutheran Cemetery: Located 3 miles north of Republican City
  
St Paul's Lutheran Cemetery: Located 3 miles north of Republican City
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=== Census Records ===
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{{NE Census Intro|Harlan}}
  
==== Census  ====
 
 
{{Historical populations
 
{{Historical populations
 
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|type = USA
 
|heading = Census
 
|heading = Census
|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harlan_County,_Nebraska "Wikipedia.org".]  
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harlan_County,_Nebraska "Wikipedia.org".]
 
|1880 |6086
 
|1880 |6086
 
|1890 |8158
 
|1890 |8158
 
|1900 |9370
 
|1900 |9370
|1910 |9578  
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|1910 |9578
|1920 |9220  
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|1920 |9220
|1930 |8951  
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|1930 |8951
|1940 |7130  
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|1940 |7130
 
|1950 |7189
 
|1950 |7189
 
|1960 |5081
 
|1960 |5081
|1970 |4357
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|1970 |4357
|1980 |4292
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|1980 |4292
|1990 |3810
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|1990 |3810
 
|2000 |3786
 
|2000 |3786
 
|2010 |3423
 
|2010 |3423
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{{Census|Nebraska}}
 
{{Census|Nebraska}}
===== State Census Records =====
 
  
*'''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 ($)
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Federal Censuses were taken for Nebraska starting in 1860. For links to Federal census indexes, see [[Nebraska Census]].
*'''1860 - 1885''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1668 Nebraska State Census Collection 1860-1885] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - index and images ($)
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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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'''''State Census Records'''''<br>
*'''1885''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6585 Nebraska State Census 1885] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - index and images ($)
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*'''1854 - 1870''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3559 Nebraska, Compiled Census Index, 1854-1870] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - index ($)
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*'''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 ($)
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*'''1885''' - {{RecordSearch|1810728|Nebraska State Census 1885}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1885''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6585 Nebraska State Census 1885] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - index and images ($)
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=== Church Records ===
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{{NE Church Intro|Harlan}}
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=== Court Records ===
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{{NE Court Intro|Harlan}}
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=== Directories ===
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{{NE Directories Intro|Harlan}}
  
===== Federal Census Records =====
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
Federal Censuses were taken for Nebraska starting in 1860. For links to Federal census indexes, see [[Nebraska Census]].
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{{NE Emigration Intro|Harlan}}
  
==== Church  ====
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{NE Ethnic Groups Intro|Harlan}}
  
{{NE Church Intro}}  
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{NE Funeral Homes Intro|Harlan}}
  
==== Court ====
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=== Genealogies ===
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{{NE Genealogies Intro|Harlan}}
  
*'''1870 - 1990''' — [http://www.nebraskahistory.org/databases/prisoners.shtml Nebraska Prisoner Records 1870-1990] — index only
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{NE Guardianship Intro|Harlan}}
  
==== Land ====
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{NE Land Intro|Harlan}}
  
{{NE Land}}  
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{{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://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - index, info taken from Bureau of Land Management website<br>
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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://ancestry.com Ancestry] - index, info taken from Bureau of Land Management website
*'''1861 - 1936''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60593 U.S. Homestead Records 1861-1936] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), index and images
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*'''1861 - 1936''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60593 U.S. Homestead Records 1861-1936] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - ($), index and images
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For more information see [[Nebraska Land and Property]]
 
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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For more information see [[Nebraska Land and Property]]
  
{{NE History Intro}}  
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{NE Histories Intro|Harlan}}
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{{NE History Intro}}
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{NE Maps Intro|Harlan}}
  
==== Maps and Gazetteers  ====
 
 
*[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
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==== Military  ====
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=== Migration ===
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{{NE Migration Intro|Harlan}}
  
===== Revolutionary War =====
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=== Military Records ===
*'''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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{{NE Military Intro|Harlan}}
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==== Revolutionary War ====
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{{NE Revolutionary War Intro|Harlan}}
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*'''1775 - 1783''' - {{RecordSearch|2546162|United States Rosters of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors, 1775-1783}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - images only
 
*''For more nationwide Revolutionary War databases, see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military Online Genealogy Records]].''
 
*''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 ====
*'''1861 - 1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932417|Nebraska Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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{{NE Civil War Intro|Harlan}}
*'''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] - ($), Roster of Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines of the War of 1812, the Mexico War, and the War of the Rebellion, residing in Nebraska June 1, 1891<br>
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*'''1861 - 1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932417|Nebraska Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1891''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4755 Nebraska Resident Military Roster on June 1, 1891] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - ($), 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
 
*'''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]].''
  
===== WWI =====
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==== World War I ====
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{{NE World War I Intro|Harlan}}
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*'''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]].''
  
==== Newspapers ====
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{NE Naturalization Intro|Harlan}}
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{NE Newspapers Intro|Harlan}}
  
 
{{NE Newspaper abstracts|Harlan}}
 
{{NE Newspaper abstracts|Harlan}}
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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
  
==== Probate  ====
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{NE Obituaries Intro|Harlan}}
  
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=== Other Records ===
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{{NE Other Records Intro|Harlan}}
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*'''1870 - 1990''' — [http://www.nebraskahistory.org/databases/prisoners.shtml Nebraska Prisoner Records 1870-1990] — index only
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{NE Periodicals Intro|Harlan}}
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=== Probate Records ===
 
{{NE Probate Intro|Harlan}}
 
{{NE Probate Intro|Harlan}}
  
 
'''Online Probate Records'''
 
'''Online Probate Records'''
*'''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 $
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*'''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 $
  
==== Taxation  ====
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=== School Records ===
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{{NE Schools Intro|Harlan}}
  
{{NE Tax Intro}}  
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{NE Tax Intro|Harlan}}
  
==== Vital Records ====
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{NE Vital Intro|Harlan}}
  
{{NE Vital Intro}}
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==== Birth ====
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{{NE Vital Records - Birth Intro|Harlan}}
  
==== Marriage Records ====
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==== Marriage ====
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{{NE Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Harlan}}
  
''Online Marriage Records Indexes and Images''
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*'''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://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://ancestry.com Ancestry.com] ($), index only
*'''1856 - 1898''' — [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7871 Nebraska Marriages 1856-1898] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] ($), index only
 
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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==== Death ====
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{{NE Vital Records - Death Intro|Harlan}}
  
'''County, Township and City Societies'''
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==== Divorce ====
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{{NE Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Harlan}}
  
:*'''Harlan County Historical Society'''<br>General Delivery<br>Orleans, NE 68966
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{NE Research Facilities Intro|Harlan}}
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=== Archives ===
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{{NE Archives Intro|Harlan}}
  
'''Libraries'''
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
:*'''[http://libraries.ne.gov/orleans/ C.B. Preston Memorial Library]'''<br>510 Orleans Ave.<br>P.O. Box 430<br>Orleans, NE 68966<br>Phone: 308-473-3425<br>olibry@frontiernet.net
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=== Libraries ===
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{{NE Libraries Intro|Harlan}}
  
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:*'''[http://libraries.ne.gov/orleans/ C.B. Preston Memorial Library]'''<br>510 Orleans Ave.<br>P.O. Box 430<br>Orleans, NE 68966<br>Phone: 308-473-3425<br>olibry@frontiernet.net
 
:*'''Alma Public Library'''<br>1114 2nd St<br>Alma, NE 68920<br>Phone: 308-928-2600
 
:*'''Alma Public Library'''<br>1114 2nd St<br>Alma, NE 68920<br>Phone: 308-928-2600
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=== Museums ===
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{{NE Museums Intro|Harlan}}
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== Societies ==
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{{NE Societies Intro|Harlan}}
  
====Family History Centers====
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:*'''Harlan County Historical Society'''<br>General Delivery<br>Orleans, NE 68966
 
 
:*{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
 
  
== Websites ==
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== Websites ==
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{{NE Websites Intro|Harlan}}
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~neharlan/ NEGenWeb]
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~neharlan/ NEGenWeb]
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ne/harlan/hartable.htm  USGenWeb]
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ne/harlan/hartable.htm  USGenWeb]
*{{FHL|Nebraska Harlan|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|204428|Nebraska|Harlan}}- 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
  
== References  ==
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== Research Guides ==
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{{NE Research Guides Intro|Harlan}}
  
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Revision as of 10:48, 30 October 2017

 

Guide to Harlan 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: Alma
Organized: June 3, 1871
Parent County(s): Kearney [1]
Neighboring Counties
Franklin  • Furnas  • Kearney  • Norton (KS)  • Phelps  • Phillips (KS)
See County Maps
Courthouse
NebraskaHarlanCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
200px-Map of Nebraska highlighting Harlan County svg.bmp
Adoption


County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

Harlan County is located in the great Republican valley. [2] Accounts differ as to the county's namesake: either Thomas Harlan, or James Harlan, who was U.S. Secretary of the Interior between 1865 and 1866. [3]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Harlan County Courthouse
706 W. 2nd Street
Alma, NE 68920
Phone: 308.928.2173
Harlan County Website

County Clerk has marriage and land records.
County Judge has probate and court records.
Clerk District Court has divorce records.
Register of Deeds has land records. [1]

Harlan 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[4]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1871 1871 1871 1871

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 Harlan County, Nebraska:[5]

City

  • Alma
  • Villages[edit]
  • Huntley
  • Orleans
  • Oxford (partial)
  • Ragan
  • Republican City
  • Stamford

Unincorporated communities

  • Mascot
  • Oxford Junction

Townships

  • Albany
  • Alma
  • Antelope
  • Eldorado
  • Emerson
  • Fairfield
  • Mullally
  • Orleans
  • Prairie Dog
  • Republican City
  • Reuben
  • Sappa
  • Scandinavia
  • Spring Grove
  • Turkey Creek
  • Washington

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 Harlan 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

  St Paul's Lutheran Cemetery: Located 3 miles north of Republican City

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1880 6,086
1890 8,158 34.0%
1900 9,370 14.9%
1910 9,578 2.2%
1920 9,220 −3.7%
1930 8,951 −2.9%
1940 7,130 −20.3%
1950 7,189 0.8%
1960 5,081 −29.3%
1970 4,357 −14.2%
1980 4,292 −1.5%
1990 3,810 −11.2%
2000 3,786 −0.6%
2010 3,423 −9.6%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

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

Federal Censuses were taken for Nebraska starting in 1860. For links to Federal census indexes, 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 Harlan 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 - Harlan - 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 Harlan 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 Harlan County. For state-wide library facilities, see Nebraska Archives and Libraries.

  • C.B. Preston Memorial Library
    510 Orleans Ave.
    P.O. Box 430
    Orleans, NE 68966
    Phone: 308-473-3425
    olibry@frontiernet.net
  • Alma Public Library
    1114 2nd St
    Alma, NE 68920
    Phone: 308-928-2600

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

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

  • Harlan County Historical Society
    General Delivery
    Orleans, NE 68966

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. http://genealogytrails.com/neb/harlan/ accessed 09/29/2016
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harlan_County,_Nebraska accessed 09/29/2016
  4. 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
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Harlan County, Nebraska," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harlan_County,_Nebraska, accessed 1 August 2016.