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=== Description ===
 
=== Description ===
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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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>
<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harlan_County,_Nebraska accessed 09/29/2016</ref>
 
  
 
=== County Courthouse ===
 
=== County Courthouse ===
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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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| 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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=== Populated Places ===
 
=== Populated Places ===
 
{{NE Populated Places Intro|Harlan}}
 
{{NE Populated Places Intro|Harlan}}
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>
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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>
  
'''''City'''''<br>
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* Stamford
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxford,_Nebraska Oxford (partial)]
 
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republican_City,_Nebraska Republican City]
* Mascot
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* Oxford Junction
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albany_Township,_Harlan_County,_Nebraska Albany]
* Scandinavia
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alma_Township,_Harlan_County,_Nebraska Alma]
* Spring Grove
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* Turkey Creek
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mullally_Township,_Harlan_County,_Nebraska Mullally]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkey_Creek_Township,_Harlan_County,_Nebraska Turkey Creek]
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=== History Timeline ===
 
=== History Timeline ===
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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]
 
* [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?cemetery_country=United%20States&cemetery_state=Nebraska&cemetery_county=Harlan&year_range=5&size=15 Billion Graves]
 
* [https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/nebraska-cemetery-records.htm Cemetery Records by Access Genealogy]
 
* [https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/nebraska-cemetery-records.htm Cemetery Records by Access Genealogy]
* [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=22399&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=14&stateAbbv=&stateName= Cemeteries for Harlan County by EPodunk]
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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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=== Church Records ===
 
=== Church Records ===
{{NE Church Intro|Harlan}}
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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
  
 
=== Court Records ===
 
=== Court Records ===
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*[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
 
*'''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
  
 
For more information see [[Nebraska Land and Property]]
 
For more information see [[Nebraska Land and Property]]
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*[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]]
  
 
=== Migration ===
 
=== Migration ===
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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
 
*'''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
 
*'''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
 
*'''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
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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]].''
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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
  
 
=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
 
=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
 
{{NE Naturalization Intro|Harlan}}
 
{{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
  
 
=== Newspapers ===
 
=== Newspapers ===
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=== School Records ===
 
=== School Records ===
 
{{NE Schools Intro|Harlan}}
 
{{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]].
  
 
=== Tax Records ===
 
=== Tax Records ===
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==== Birth ====
 
==== Birth ====
{{NE Vital Records - Birth Intro|Harlan}}
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{{NE Birth Intro|Harlan}}
  
 
==== Marriage ====
 
==== Marriage ====
{{NE Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Harlan}}
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{{NE Marriage Intro|Harlan}}
  
 
*'''1855 - 1995''' — {{RecordSearch|1708654|Nebraska Marriages, 1855-1995}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index only
 
*'''1855 - 1995''' — {{RecordSearch|1708654|Nebraska Marriages, 1855-1995}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index only
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==== Death ====
 
==== Death ====
{{NE Vital Records - Death Intro|Harlan}}
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{{NE Death Intro|Harlan}}
  
 
==== Divorce ====
 
==== Divorce ====
{{NE Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Harlan}}
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{{NE Divorce Intro|Harlan}}
  
 
== Research Facilities ==
 
== Research Facilities ==

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
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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]

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.