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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Nebraska Genealogy|Nebraska]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Johnson County'''
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| founded title = [[Nebraska County Creation Dates and Parent Counties|Founded]]
 
| founded year = 1855
 
| founded date = March 2
 
| seat = Tecumseh
 
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| building address = '''[http://www.co.johnson.ne.us/clerk.html Johnson County Courthouse]'''<br>4th and Broadway<br>P.O. Box 416<br>Tecumseh, NE 68450-0416<br>Phone: 408.335.3246
 
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'''Johnson 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 '''Johnson County, Nebraska ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
=== County Information ===
 
==== Johnson 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" | '''[[Johnson County, Nebraska Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
 
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Johnson County, Nebraska Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
 
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Johnson County, Nebraska Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1855
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1860
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1855
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1855
 
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== County Courthouse ==
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|organized= March 2,  1855
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|county seat= Tecumseh
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|parent county= [[Nemaha County, Nebraska Genealogy|Nemaha]]<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= [[Gage County, Nebraska Genealogy|Gage]]
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|county2= [[Lancaster County, Nebraska Genealogy|Lancaster]]
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|county3= [[Nemaha County, Nebraska Genealogy|Nemaha]]
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|county4= [[Otoe County, Nebraska Genealogy|Otoe]]
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|county5= [[Pawnee County, Nebraska Genealogy|Pawnee]]</br><center>[[Johnson County, Nebraska Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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<br>County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1858. County Judge has probate and court records. Clerk District Court has divorce records from 1858. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Johnson 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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== County Information ==
  
== History  ==
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=== Description ===
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Johnson County is located in the southeastern corner of Nebraska.<ref>http://genealogytrails.com/neb/johnson/ accessed 09/29/2016</ref> It was named after Vice President Richard M. Johnson.<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnson_County,_Nebraska accessed 09/29/2016</ref>
  
==== Parent County ====
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{NE Courthouse Intro|Johnson}}
  
'''1855''' Johnson County was created 2 March 1855 from [[Nemaha County, Nebraska Genealogy|Nemaha]] County. '''County seat:''' Tecumseh <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''Johnson County Courthouse'''<br>4th and Broadway<br>P.O. Box 416<br>Tecumseh, NE 68450-0416<br>Phone: 408.335.3246<br>[https://johnsoncounty.ne.gov/ Johnson County Website]<br><br>County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1858. <br>County Judge has probate and court records. <br>Clerk District Court has divorce records from 1858. <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>
  
==== Description ====
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=== Johnson 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), Johnson 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" | '''[[Johnson County, Nebraska Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Johnson County, Nebraska Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Johnson County, Nebraska Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Johnson County, Nebraska Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Johnson County, Nebraska Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Johnson County, Nebraska Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Johnson County, Nebraska Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1904
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1858
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1904
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1862
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1858
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1867
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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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Johnson County is located in the southeastern corner of Nebraska.<ref>http://genealogytrails.com/neb/johnson/ accessed 09/29/2016</ref> It was named after Vice President Richard M. Johnson.<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnson_County,_Nebraska accessed 09/29/2016</ref>
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{NE Boundary Changes Intro|Johnson}}
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*'''1855'''  Johnson County was created 2 March 1855 from [[Nemaha County, Nebraska Genealogy|Nemaha]] County.
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*'''County seat:''' Tecumseh<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Nebraska.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/nebraska/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of Nebraska] - shows boundary changes for Nebraska Counties
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/nebraska/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of Nebraska] - shows boundary changes for Nebraska Counties
*[http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/NE_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm Nebraska Historical Boundary Changes] - list of all boundary changes by county provided by [https://www.newberry.org/ Newberry Library]<br>
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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]
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==== Record Loss  ====
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{NE Populated Places Intro|Johnson}}
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For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://nebraska.hometownlocator.com/ne/Johnson Hometown Locator]. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Johnson County, Nebraska," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnson_County,_Nebraska, accessed 2 February 2019.</ref>
  
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tecumseh,_Nebraska Tecumseh (county seat)]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cook,_Nebraska Cook]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crab_Orchard,_Nebraska Crab Orchard]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elk_Creek,_Nebraska Elk Creek]
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== Places/Localities  ==
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{NE Historical Timeline Intro|Johnson}}
  
==== Populated Places <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Johnson County, Nebraska," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnson_County,_Nebraska, accessed 1 August 2016.</ref> ====
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== Resources ==
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{{NE Resources Intro|Johnson}}
*Cook
 
*Crab Orchard
 
*Elk Creek
 
*Saint Mary
 
*Sterling
 
*Tecumseh
 
*Vesta
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{NE Bible Intro|Johnson}}
  
*[[Gage County, Nebraska Genealogy|Gage]]
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=== Biographies  ===
*[[Lancaster County, Nebraska Genealogy|Lancaster]]
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{{NE Biographies Intro|Johnson}}
*[[Nemaha County, Nebraska Genealogy|Nemaha]]
 
*[[Otoe County, Nebraska Genealogy|Otoe]]
 
*[[Pawnee County, Nebraska Genealogy|Pawnee]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{NE Business Records Intro|Johnson}}
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{NE Cemeteries Intro|Johnson}}
  
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Johnson County, Nebraska''' online and in print</center>
| 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=1852&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|NUMBER|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=31&CScnty=1852 Findagrave.com]
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* [https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
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* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ne/johnson/johtable.htm NEGenWeb Archives]
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* [http://usgwtombstones.org/nebraska/johnson.html Tombstone Project]
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* [http://nebraskagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=49 Nebraska Cemeteries]
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* [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/results?count=20&query=%2Bdeath_place%3A%22Johnson%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://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nejohnso/olres/cemetery/index.htm NEGenWeb]
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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>
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Johnson+Nebraska&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Nebraska&county=Johnson&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Johnson+Nebraska&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ne/johnson/johtable.htm NEGenWeb Archives]
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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=1852 Findagrave.com]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?cemetery_country=United%20States&cemetery_state=Nebraska&cemetery_county=Johnson&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=394625&reqParentsLabel=Johnson%2C%20Nebraska%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypes=20&reqTypeLabel=Cemetery FamilySearch Places]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwtombstones.org/nebraska/johnson.html Tombstone Project]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Nebraska Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://nebraskagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=49 Nebraska Cemeteries]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[Nebraska Cemeteries|Nebraska Cemeteries]] for more information.
 
 
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=== Census Records ===
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{{NE Census Intro|Johnson}}
  
==== Census  ====
 
 
{{Historical populations
 
{{Historical populations
 
|type = USA
 
|type = USA
 
|heading = Census
 
|heading = Census
|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnson_County,_Nebraska#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]  
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnson_County,_Nebraska#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
|1860 |528
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|1860 |528
|1870 |3429
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|1870 |3429
 
|1880 |7595
 
|1880 |7595
 
|1890 |10333
 
|1890 |10333
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|1910 |10187
 
|1910 |10187
 
|1920 |8940
 
|1920 |8940
|1930 |9157  
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|1930 |9157
|1940 |8662  
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|1940 |8662
 
|1950 |7251
 
|1950 |7251
 
|1960 |6281
 
|1960 |6281
|1970 |5743
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|1970 |5743
|1980 |5285
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|1980 |5285
|1990 |4673
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|1990 |4673
 
|2000 |4488
 
|2000 |4488
 
|2010 |5217
 
|2010 |5217
 
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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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{{Census|Nebraska}}
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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|Johnson}}<br>
 
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'''List of Churches and Church Parishes'''
{{Census|Nebraska}}
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*'''[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394625&reqParentsLabel=Johnson%2C%20Nebraska%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=3&reqTypeLabel=Churches%20and%20Church%20Parishes FamilySearch Places]'''
  
==== Church ====
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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
  
{{NE Church Intro}}
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'''''Lutheran'''''<br>
  
===== Lutheran  =====
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'''Johnson County'''
 
 
'''Johnson County'''  
 
  
 
*Records of the American Lutheran Church, Johnson County, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).<ref name="ev">"Evangelical Lutheran Church in America: An Inventory of Selected Congregational Records of the American Lutheran Church in Minnesota at the Minnesota Historical Society," Collection Finding Aids, ''Minnesota Historical Society,'' http://www.mnhs.org/library/findaids/01009.xml, accessed 10 June 2013.</ref>
 
*Records of the American Lutheran Church, Johnson County, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).<ref name="ev">"Evangelical Lutheran Church in America: An Inventory of Selected Congregational Records of the American Lutheran Church in Minnesota at the Minnesota Historical Society," Collection Finding Aids, ''Minnesota Historical Society,'' http://www.mnhs.org/library/findaids/01009.xml, accessed 10 June 2013.</ref>
  
'''St. John's Lutheran Church, Sterling'''  
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'''St. John's Lutheran Church, Sterling'''
  
 
*Records of St. John's Lutheran Church, Sterling, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
 
*Records of St. John's Lutheran Church, Sterling, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
  
==== Court ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{NE Court Intro|Johnson}}
  
 
*'''1870 - 1990''' — [http://www.nebraskahistory.org/databases/prisoners.shtml Nebraska Prisoner Records 1870-1990] — index only
 
*'''1870 - 1990''' — [http://www.nebraskahistory.org/databases/prisoners.shtml Nebraska Prisoner Records 1870-1990] — index only
  
==== Land ====
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=== Directories ===
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{{NE Directories Intro|Johnson}}
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{NE Emigration Intro|Johnson}}
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{NE Ethnic Groups Intro|Johnson}}
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{NE Funeral Homes Intro|Johnson}}
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=== Genealogies ===
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{{NE Genealogies Intro|Johnson}}
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{NE Guardianship Intro|Johnson}}
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{NE Land Intro|Johnson}}
  
{{NE Land}}  
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{{NE Land}}
  
==== Local Histories ====
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{NE Histories Intro|Johnson}}
  
{{NE History Intro}}  
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{{NE History Intro}}
  
 
*[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
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For more information see [[Nebraska Land and Property]]
 
  
==== Maps and Gazetteers ====
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For more information see [[Nebraska Land and Property]]
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{NE Maps Intro|Johnson}}
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{{NE Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{NE Johnson 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
[[Image:Nejohnson.png|400px|Nejohnson.png]]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394625&reqParentsLabel=Johnson%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]]
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=== Migration ===
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{{NE Migration Intro|Johnson}}
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=== Military Records ===
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{{NE Military Intro|Johnson}}
  
==== Military  ====
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==== Revolutionary War ====
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{{NE Revolutionary War Intro|Johnson}}
  
===== Revolutionary War =====
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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
*'''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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*''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 ====
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{{NE Civil War Intro|Johnson}}
  
 
*'''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
*'''1891''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4755 Nebraska Resident Military Roster on June 1, 1891] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - ($), Roster of Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines of the War of 1812, the Mexico War, and the War of the Rebellion, residing in Nebraska June 1, 1891<br>
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*'''1861 - 1948''' - {{RecordSearch|2721451|Nebraska, Grand Army of the Republic, Burial Records, 1861-1948}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1891''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4755 Nebraska Resident Military Roster on June 1, 1891] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - ($), 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|Johnson}}
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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 ===
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{{NE Naturalization Intro|Johnson}}
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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|Johnson}}
  
 
{{NE Newspaper abstracts|Johnson}}
 
{{NE Newspaper abstracts|Johnson}}
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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|Johnson}}
  
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=== Other Records ===
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{{NE Other Records Intro|Johnson}}
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{NE Periodicals Intro|Johnson}}
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=== Probate Records ===
 
{{NE Probate Intro|Johnson}}
 
{{NE Probate Intro|Johnson}}
  
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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|Johnson}}
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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|Johnson}}
  
==== Vital Records ====
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{NE Vital Intro|Johnson}}
  
{{NE Vital Intro}}
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==== Birth ====
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{{NE Birth Intro|Johnson}}
  
==== Marriage Records ====
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==== Marriage ====
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{{NE Marriage Intro|Johnson}}
  
''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|Johnson}}
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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
  
'''County, Township and City Societies'''
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==== Divorce ====
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{{NE Divorce Intro|Johnson}}
  
:*'''[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nejohnso/jchstsoc.htm Johnson County Historical Society]'''<br>231 Lincoln St<br>Tecumseh, NE 68450<br>Phone: 402-335-5900<br>Email: [mailto:judyjeancoe@gmail.com judyjeancoe@gmail.com]<br>[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Johnson-County-Historical/849111228492039 Facebook]
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{NE Research Facilities Intro|Johnson}}
  
'''Libraries'''
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=== Archives ===
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{{NE Archives Intro|Johnson}}
  
:*'''[http://www.pageafterpage.org/ Tecumseh City Library]'''<br>170 Branch St<br>Tecumseh, NE 68450<br>Phone: 402-335-2060
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
====Family History Centers====
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=== Libraries ===
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{{NE Libraries Intro|Johnson}}
  
:*{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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:*'''[http://www.pageafterpage.org/ Tecumseh City Library]'''<br>170 Branch St<br>Tecumseh, NE 68450<br>Phone: 402-335-2060
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=== Museums ===
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{{NE Museums Intro|Johnson}}
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== Societies ==
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{{NE Societies Intro|Johnson}}
  
== Websites  ==
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:*'''[https://www.facebook.com/groups/johnsoncountyhistorical/ Johnson County Historical Society]'''<br>231 Lincoln St<br>Tecumseh, NE 68450<br>Phone: 402-335-5900<br>Email: [mailto:judyjeancoe@gmail.com judyjeancoe@gmail.com]<br>[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Johnson-County-Historical/849111228492039 Facebook]
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nejohnso/ NEGenWeb]
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== Websites ==
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ne/johnson/johtable.htm USGenWeb]
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{{NE Websites Intro|Johnson}}
*{{FHL|Nebraska Johnson|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
 
  
== References  ==
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*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~nejohnso/index.html NEGenWeb]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ne/johnson/johtable.htm USGenWeb]
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|204463|Nebraska|Johnson}}- 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|Johnson}}
  
{{Nebraska|Nebraska}} 
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== References ==
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<references />
  
[[Category:Nebraska Counties]] [[Category:Johnson_County,_Nebraska]]
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{{Nebraska|Nebraska}}
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[[Category:Nebraska Counties]]

Latest revision as of 14:09, 19 August 2020

 

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

County Facts
County seat: Tecumseh
Organized: March 2, 1855
Parent County(s): Nemaha[1]
Neighboring Counties
Gage  • Lancaster  • Nemaha  • Otoe  • Pawnee
See County Maps
Courthouse
Johnson County Nebraska Courthouse.jpg
Location Map
200px-Map of Nebraska highlighting Johnson County svg.bmp
Adoption


County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

Johnson County is located in the southeastern corner of Nebraska.[2] It was named after Vice President Richard M. Johnson.[3]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Johnson County Courthouse
4th and Broadway
P.O. Box 416
Tecumseh, NE 68450-0416
Phone: 408.335.3246
Johnson County Website

County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1858.
County Judge has probate and court records.
Clerk District Court has divorce records from 1858. [1]

Johnson 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
1904 1858 1904 1862 1858 1867 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:[5]

Cities
Villages
Unincorporated communities


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 Johnson 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.
1860 528
1870 3,429 549.4%
1880 7,595 121.5%
1890 10,333 36.1%
1900 11,197 8.4%
1910 10,187 −9.0%
1920 8,940 −12.2%
1930 9,157 2.4%
1940 8,662 −5.4%
1950 7,251 −16.3%
1960 6,281 −13.4%
1970 5,743 −8.6%
1980 5,285 −8.0%
1990 4,673 −11.6%
2000 4,488 −4.0%
2010 5,217 16.2%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

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

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

State Census Records

Church Records[edit | edit source]

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

Online Church Records

Lutheran

Johnson County

  • Records of the American Lutheran Church, Johnson County, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).[6]

St. John's Lutheran Church, Sterling

  • Records of St. John's Lutheran Church, Sterling, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

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.

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Johnson 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.

For more information see Nebraska Land and Property

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Lancaster CountyOtoe CountyGage CountyNemaha CountyPawnee CountyRichardson CountyNE JOHNSON.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 - Johnson - 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 Johnson 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 Johnson County. For state-wide library facilities, see Nebraska Archives and Libraries.

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

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

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/johnson/ accessed 09/29/2016
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnson_County,_Nebraska accessed 09/29/2016
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Johnson 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.
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Johnson County, Nebraska," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnson_County,_Nebraska, accessed 2 February 2019.
  6. "Evangelical Lutheran Church in America: An Inventory of Selected Congregational Records of the American Lutheran Church in Minnesota at the Minnesota Historical Society," Collection Finding Aids, Minnesota Historical Society, http://www.mnhs.org/library/findaids/01009.xml, accessed 10 June 2013.