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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Nebraska Genealogy|Nebraska]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Harlan County'''
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| founded year = 1871
 
| founded date = June 3
 
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| building address = '''[[Harlan County, Nebraska Courthouse|Harlan County Courthouse]]'''<br>706 W. 2nd Street<br>Alma, Nebraska 68920<br>Phone: 308.928.2173
 
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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.
 
  
{{Click|Image:NE_ORP.png|Nebraska Online Genealogy Records}}
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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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| 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>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Harlan County, Nebraska Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1871
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1871
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
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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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[http://www.district10.us/harlan_county.htm Harlan County Courthouse]<br>706 W 2nd Street<br> Alma, NE 68920<br> Phone: 308.928.2173
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== County Information ==
  
<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), 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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=== Description ===
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The County was named for either Thomas Harlan, or James Harlan, who was U.S. Secretary of the Interior between 1865 and 1866. The County is located in south central area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Harlan, Nebraska," in ''https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harlan_County,_Nebraska accessed 8/22/2018"</ref>
  
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{NE Courthouse Intro|Harlan}}
  
706 2nd Street<br>Alma, NE 68920<br>  
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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>
  
(308) 928-2179<br>  
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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>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Harlan County, Nebraska. Page 428-435 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 417-420.</ref>'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Harlan County, Nebraska Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Harlan County, Nebraska Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Harlan County, Nebraska Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Harlan County, Nebraska Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Harlan County, Nebraska Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1873
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1871
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| colspan="7"| <center>Statewide registration for births and deaths started in late 1904. General compliance by 1920. </center>
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== History  ==
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=== Record Loss ===
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==== 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 name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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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]
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/nebraska/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of Nebraska] - shows boundary changes for Nebraska Counties</nowiki>
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=== Populated Places ===
*[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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{{NE Populated Places Intro|Harlan}}
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For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://nebraska.hometownlocator.com/ne/Harlan Hometown Locator]. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Harlan County, Nebraska," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harlan_County,_Nebraska, accessed 31 January 2019.</ref>
  
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alma,_Nebraska Alma (county seat)]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huntley,_Nebraska Huntley]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orleans,_Nebraska Orleans]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxford,_Nebraska Oxford (partial)]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ragan,_Nebraska Ragan]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republican_City,_Nebraska Republican City]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stamford,_Nebraska Stamford]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mascot,_Nebraska Mascot]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxford_Junction,_Nebraska Oxford Junction]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albany_Township,_Harlan_County,_Nebraska Albany]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alma_Township,_Harlan_County,_Nebraska Alma]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antelope_Township,_Harlan_County,_Nebraska Antelope]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eldorado_Township,_Harlan_County,_Nebraska Eldorado]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emerson_Township,_Harlan_County,_Nebraska Emerson]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairfield_Township,_Harlan_County,_Nebraska Fairfield]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mullally_Township,_Harlan_County,_Nebraska Mullally]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orleans_Township,_Harlan_County,_Nebraska Orleans]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prairie_Dog_Township,_Harlan_County,_Nebraska Prairie Dog]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republican_City_Township,_Harlan_County,_Nebraska Republican City]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reuben_Township,_Harlan_County,_Nebraska Reuben]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sappa_Township,_Harlan_County,_Nebraska Sappa]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scandinavia_Township,_Harlan_County,_Nebraska Scandinavia]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spring_Grove_Township,_Harlan_County,_Nebraska Spring Grove]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkey_Creek_Township,_Harlan_County,_Nebraska Turkey Creek]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_Township,_Harlan_County,_Nebraska Washington]</div>
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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 (county seat)
 
*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}}
  
St Paul's Lutheran Cemetery: Located 3 miles north of Republican City
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
 
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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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* [https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
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* [http://www.usgenwebsites.org/NEHarlan/cemeteries.html 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://familysearch.org/search/collection/results?count=20&query=%2Bdeath_place%3A%22Harlan%20County%2C%20Nebraska%22~&collection_id=2026973 Billion Graves Index at FamilySearch]
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* [http://www.interment.net/us/ne/index.htm NE Interment]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://nebraskagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=42 Nebraska Cemeteries]
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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?cemetery_country=United%20States&cemetery_state=Nebraska&cemetery_county=Harlan&year_range=5&size=15 Billion Graves]
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* [https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/nebraska-cemetery-records.htm Cemetery Records by Access Genealogy]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394635&reqParentsLabel=Harlan%2C%20Nebraska%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypes=20&reqTypeLabel=Cemetery FamilySearch Places]
 
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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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=== Census Records ===
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{{NE Census Intro|Harlan}}
  
==== Census  ====
 
 
{{Historical populations
 
{{Historical populations
 
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|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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===== State Census Records =====
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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'''''<br>
  
 
*'''1854 - 1870''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3559 Nebraska, Compiled Census Index, 1854-1870] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - index ($)
 
*'''1854 - 1870''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3559 Nebraska, Compiled Census Index, 1854-1870] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - index ($)
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*'''1885''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6585 Nebraska State Census 1885] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - index and images ($)
 
*'''1885''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6585 Nebraska State Census 1885] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - index and images ($)
  
===== Federal Census Records =====
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=== Church Records ===
Federal Censuses were taken for Nebraska starting in 1860. For links to Federal census indexes, see [[Nebraska Census]].
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{{NE Church Intro|Harlan}}<br>
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'''List of Churches and Church Parishes'''
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*'''[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394635&reqParentsLabel=Harlan%2C%20Nebraska%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=3&reqTypeLabel=Churches%20and%20Church%20Parishes FamilySearch Places]'''
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'''''Online Church Records'''''
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*'''1875-1899''' - {{RecordSearch|2790263|Nebraska, Church Records, 1875-1899}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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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}}
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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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://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://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - ($), index and images
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*'''1863 - 1908''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60593 U.S. Homestead Records 1863-1908] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - ($), index and images
<br>
 
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}}
  
==== Maps and Gazetteers ====
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{{NE History Intro}}
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{NE Maps Intro|Harlan}}
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{{NE Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{NE Harlan County}}}}
 
*[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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*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394635&reqParentsLabel=Harlan%2C%20Nebraska%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=8&reqTypeLabel=Cities%20and%20Towns FamilySearch Places]:Cities and Towns- [[FamilySearch Places|How to Use FS Places]]
  
[[Image:Neharlan.png|400px|Neharlan.png]]
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=== Migration ===
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{{NE Migration Intro|Harlan}}
  
==== Military ====
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=== Military Records ===
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{{NE Military Intro|Harlan}}
  
===== Revolutionary War =====
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==== Revolutionary War ====
*'''1775 - 1783''' - {{RecordSearch|2546162|United States Rosters of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors, 1775-1783}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - images only<br>
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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://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://ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - ($), Roster of Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines of the War of 1812, the Mexico War, and the War of the Rebellion, residing in Nebraska June 1, 1891<br>
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 +
*'''1861 - 1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932417|Nebraska Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861 - 1948''' - {{RecordSearch|2721451|Nebraska, Grand Army of the Republic, Burial Records, 1861-1948}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1891''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4755 Nebraska Resident Military Roster on June 1, 1891] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - ($), 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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==== World War II ====
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*'''1940 - 1945''' - {{RecordSearch|2759156|Nebraska, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
 +
{{NE Naturalization Intro|Harlan}}
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*'''1855-1989''' - {{RecordSearch|3241361|Nebraska, Naturalization Records, 1855-1989}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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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}}
  
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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 $
 
*'''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}}
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===Social Security Records===
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*'''1935-2014''' {{RecordSearch|1202535|United States Social Security Death Index}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] - [[United States Social Security Death Index - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to use this collection]]; index. ''Also at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/3693/ Ancestry], [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/social-security-death-index findmypast], [https://www.fold3.com/title/830/ Fold3], [https://www.genealogybank.com/explore/ssdi/all GenealogyBank], [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10002/us-social-security-death-index-ssdi?s=270606331 MyHeritage], and [https://stevemorse.org/ssdi/ssdi.html Steve Morse].'' [[United States Social Security Administration Records#Social Security Death Index (SSDI)|Click here for more information]].
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*'''1936-2007''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/60901/ U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry ($)] — index, [[United States Social Security Administration Records#Social Security Applications and Claims Index|click here for more information]].
  
{{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 Birth Intro|Harlan}}
  
==== Marriage Records ====
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==== Marriage ====
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{{NE Marriage Intro|Harlan}}
  
''Online Marriage Records Indexes and Images''
 
 
*'''1855 - 1995''' — {{RecordSearch|1708654|Nebraska Marriages, 1855-1995}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index only
 
*'''1855 - 1995''' — {{RecordSearch|1708654|Nebraska Marriages, 1855-1995}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index only
 
*'''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://ancestry.com Ancestry.com] ($), index only
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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==== Death ====
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{{NE Death Intro|Harlan}}
  
'''County, Township and City Societies'''
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==== Divorce ====
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{{NE Divorce Intro|Harlan}}
  
:*'''Harlan County Historical Society<br>General Delivery<br>Orleans, NE 68966
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== Research Facilities ==
 +
{{NE Research Facilities Intro|Harlan}}
  
'''Nebraska Historical & Genealogical Societies'''
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=== Archives ===
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{{NE Archives Intro|Harlan}}
  
:*'''[http://nsgs.org/  The Nebraska State Genealogical Society (NSGS)]'''<br>Box 5608<br>Lincoln, NE 68505-0608<br>Email- General Inquiry: conference@nsgs
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
:*'''[http://www.nebraskahistory.org/index.shtml Nebraska State Historical Society]'''<br>P.O. Box 82554 1500 R St.<br>Lincoln, NE 68501-2554<br>Phone: 402-471-3270
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=== Libraries ===
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{{NE Libraries Intro|Harlan}}
  
:*'''Nebraska Military Historical Society'''<br>1330 N. Burlington Ave.<br>P.O. Box 1286<br>Hastings 68901-1286
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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
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:*'''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}}
  
:*'''Nebraska Jewish Historical Society'''<br> 333 S. 132nd St.<br> Omaha, NE<br>68154<br> Phone: 402-334-6442
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:*'''Harlan County Historical Society'''<br>General Delivery<br>Orleans, NE 68966
  
:*'''North Central Nebraska Genealogical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 362<br>O’Neill NE 68763
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== Websites ==
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{{NE Websites Intro|Harlan}}
  
:*'''Northeastern Nebraska Genealogical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 169<br>Lyons NE 68038
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*[http://www.usgenwebsites.org/NEHarlan/ NEGenWeb]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ne/harlan/hartable.htm  USGenWeb]
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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
  
:*'''Northern Nebraska Genealogical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 362<br>O’Neill NE <br>68763
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== Research Guides ==
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{{NE Research Guides Intro|Harlan}}
  
:*'''Northwest Nebraska Genealogical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 6<br>Alliance, Nebraska 69301
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== References ==
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<references />
  
:*'''[http://nebraskamayflower.org/ Nebraska Society of Mayflower Descendants Nebraska Society of Mayflower Descendants]'''<br>Contact: Martin W. Beerman, Historian<br>Nebraska Society of Mayflower Descendants<br>19509 Frances Circle<br>Omaha, NE <br>68130-2982
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{{Nebraska|Nebraska}}
 
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[[Category:Harlan_County,_Nebraska]]
:*'''[http://www.danishmuseum.org/explore/danish-american-culture/danish-brotherhood-sisterhood The Danish Brotherhood/Sisterhood Museum of Danish America]''' <br>4210 Main Street<br>PO Box 249<br> Elk Horn, IA <br>51531<br>Phone: 712.764.7008<br>877.764.7008 (toll free)<br>712.764.7010<br>Email: genealogy@danishmuse
 
 
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
 
 
 
:*{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
 
 
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
 
 
*[http://usgenweb.org USGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
 
*{{FHL|Nebraska Harlan|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
 
 
 
== References  ==
 
 
 
<references />
 
  
{{Nebraska|Nebraska}} 
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[[Category:Nebraska_Counties]]
 
 
[[Category:Harlan_County,_Nebraska]]
 

Latest revision as of 14:07, 19 August 2020

 

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

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]

The County was named for either Thomas Harlan, or James Harlan, who was U.S. Secretary of the Interior between 1865 and 1866. The County is located in south central area of the state.[2]

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[3]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1904 1873 1904 1871 1871 1871 1854
Statewide registration for births and deaths started in late 1904. General compliance by 1920.

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]

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit Hometown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[4]

Cities
Villages
Unincorporated communities
Townships


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

 

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.
List of Churches and Church Parishes

Online Church Records

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]

Gosper CountyPhelps CountyKearney CountyFurnas CountyFranklin CountyNorton CountyPhillips CountyNE HARLAN.PNG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources

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]

World War II[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]

Social Security 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]

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. Wikipedia contributors, "Harlan, Nebraska," in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harlan_County,_Nebraska accessed 8/22/2018"
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Harlan County, Nebraska. Page 428-435 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 417-420.
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "Harlan County, Nebraska," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harlan_County,_Nebraska, accessed 31 January 2019.