Dawson County, NEGenWeb Resources

Dawson County NEGenWeb Project

Dawson County Resources


If you have a resource or know about a resource in Dawson County, please contact me.

Connie Snyder cjsnyder@kc.rr.com

Where to find it | Databases & Images | Societies, libraries, & museums
Other Resources | References/Lookups | Nebraska Research Helps

Where to find Information in Dawson County
Dawson County Courthouse

Web Site
700 North Washington
Lexington, Nebraska 68850

Dawson County Clerk
Marriages fron 1873 to present
Fees: $2.00 uncertified, $5.00 certified
Information needed: full name of both parties, year helpful.
These are indexed.
Dawson County Clerk
P.O. Box 370
Lexington, Nebraska 68850

County Court, Judges Office
Wills & Probate
Fees: .25 per page, certified $1.00 a page
From 1870's forward
Not indexed, and on older Wills they will have to go into the vault and search. Ass.Judge Bliven would appreciate being called first.
County Court, Judges Office
700 North Washington
Lexington, Nebraska 68850

Register of Deeds
Fees: .25 to .50 a page depending if record is standard or legal sized, it varies. They may need more than just a name to get information.
Register of Deeds
700 N. Washington
Lexington, Nebraska 68850

District Court Clerk
District Court Clerk
700 N. Washington
Lexington, Nebraska 68850

Naturalization Records
We now have the Index of Naturalization Record, Book 1 posted online.
Naturalization records from the early years can sometimes be difficult to find. The NEGenWeb Project has some basic information on how to look for these records in their Basic Helps section.

NEW!! The National Archives-Central Plains Region has begun a project to provide lists of the naturalizations from the District Court Records to the Nebraska USGenWeb Archives Project. The U.S. District Court, North Platte records for 1930-51 have been posted now.
Book 1 Naturalization Index

U.S.District Court
Naturalization Records

Dawson County databases & images
Dawson County History
Be sure to see what we have on our Dawson County History page. There are more items to check out there!
Dawson County History
Dawson County Maps
Maps are now on their own page. There are maps from 1874
up to 1898, plus the 1904 Platbook.
Dawson County Maps
Newspapers in Dawson County
Addresses for current newspapers in Dawson County.
Dawson Co. Newspapers
Cemeteries in Dawson County
Index for the cemeteries that we now have online
Dawson Co. Cemeteries
Dawson County Obituaries
The Tri-City Trib and the Lexington Clipper-Herold both post
recent obits online now.
Dawson County Obituaries
Tri-City Tribune
Lexington Clipper-Herald
Reynolds Love Funeral Home
Dawson County Marriage Index
We have both the Groom's and the Bride's Marriage Indexes available now.
Groom's Index
Bride's Index
Dawson County Military pagesDawson County Military
Dawson County Naturalization IndexNaturalization Index
Dawson County Newspaper Clippings
Great source for more Dawson County surnames!
Newspaper Clippings
Dawson County in By-gone Days
See how the buildings, towns and country looked when your ancestors lived here.
Photos from By-gone Days
Nebraska Archives Dawson County Index
Dawson County 1860, 1870, 1880 census information Census files
Dawson County Schools
Items submitted about schools in the county.
Reveal True Story of John J. Cozad
Transcription of newspaper handed out by The Robert Henri Museum & Historic Walkway and the Cozad Chamber of Commerce.
Reveal True Story of John J. Cozad
The Story of the 30 Mile Canal
Contributed by Pam Rietsch and the Mardos Memorial Library.
Transcribed and prepared for the web by Connie Snyder.
30 Mile Canal
Lexington Chapter
From "Historical and Descriptive Review of NE, Vol II - 1892"
found in the NEGenWeb Project OnLine Library and part of the Mardos Memorial Library Collection.
Lexington 1892

Dawson County Societies and Libraries
Cozad Genealogy Club
Wilson Public Library
910 Meridian
Cozad, NE 69130
Lexington Genealogy Society
(Publishes "Dawson County Genealogical Newsletter")
Box 778
Lexington, NE 68850

Lexington Public Library
Hours: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM Monday-Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Friday & Saturday
Lexington Public Library
907 N. Washington
PO Box 778
Lexington, NE 68850
(308) 324-2151

Dawson County Historical Society
Dawson County Museum

1805 N. Taft, PO Box 369
Lexington NE 68850

The Museum in Lexington has an
extensive archive for public use.
Dawson County Museum
Tel: (308)324-5340
Monday - Saturday; 9 am - 5 pm
Sunday; 1 pm - 5 pm
Cozad Historical Society
100th Meridian Museum
206 E. 8th St.
P.O. Box 325
Cozad, NE 69130-0325
(308) 784-1100

Gothenburg Historical Museum
Dick Larson President
Open May-Sept
Hours: Wed-Sat 10-4 pm
1420 Ave F
Gothenburg, NE 69138
(308) 537-2023
Email: gothenburghistory@questoffice.net
Heartland Museum of Military Vehicles
612 N. Grant
Lexington, NE 68850
(308) 324-2393

Pony Express Station
1617 Avenue A
Gothenburg, NE 69138
(308) 537-2680

Robert Henri Museum
218 East 8th St.
P.O. Box 355
Cozad, NE 69130
(308) 784-4154

Sod House Museum
I-80 and Hwy 47
Gothenburg, NE 69138
(308) 537-2680

Other Dawson County Resources
Note: The USGS GNIS mapping site has been experiencing difficulties at times. These lists are provided in hopes that you may find a certain locale in Dawson County that isn't found on maps today. To see maps for each location, please visit the main GNIS database form and enter the name into the Feature box on the form.
Populated Places in Dawson County: Populated Places
Cemeteries in Dawson County:
Dawson County Cemeteries
Schools in Dawson County:
Dawson County Schools
Valleys in Dawson County:
Dawson County Valleys
Dawson County Mailing List

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or: NEDAWSON-D-request@rootsweb.com for the digest list
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Reference Books or Lookups

These are some of the reference books available for Lookups. Any person listed is a volunteer. Please follow the guidelines for lookups and remember to thank your volunteer. You may request a look-up from these resources, using these guidelines:

USGenWeb Copyright Policy

If you would like more in-depth research, you can contact one of the genealogical societies in the county or check our professional researcher page.

Reference Who to contact
Early History of the Cozad Community & Pioneer Families 1873-1998
Judy will do lookups. You can purchase the book through the Cozad Genealogy club
Judy Andres jandres@cozadtel.net
1939 Minute Man, Lexington High School yearbook
(limited lookups)
Judy Arnold - jjarnold@intcomm.net
Sumner, Nebraska Centenial 1890-1990
(with index)
LeRoy Eaton - leaton@earthlink.net
History of Sumner, Nebraska
prepared for the Diamond Jubilee by John Stuart
LeRoy Eaton - leaton@earthlink.net
Farnam...From these beginnings we grew
published in 1982 by the Farnam History Committee
(limited lookups)
Weldon Hoppe - hoppe@alltel.net
WWII era scrapbook.
This scrapbook was found at a garage sale and covers some of the men who enlisted from Dawson County during this time period and includes some of the news about them during the war.
Vicky Stephens - geneseek@atcjet.net
Jackie Rudnick has volunteered to take photos of individual tombstones at Cozad or Hewitt Cemeteries. She will also do lookups for Cozad Cemetery.
Jackie Rudnick - ravenna53@yahoo.com

Nebraska Research Helps
(See Dawson County Links for more sites.)
Nebraska State Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 5608
Lincoln, NE 68505
(Publishes "Nebraska Ancestree")
NSGS Publications Catalog
(link to the catalog found on the State NEGenWeb Project Site)

Nebraska State Genealogical Society
Nebraska State Historical Society
P.O. Box 82554
Lincoln, NE 68501-82554
Guide to NSHS information available through NSHS and NEGenWeb
(links to some of the information available through the NSHS website and the NEGenWeb Project.)
Specific NSHS data available through NEGenWeb
(older out-of-print leaflets and publications posted with permission of the NSHS.)
Nebraska State Historical Society
Where to write for vital records in Nebraska: Nebraska Vital Record Information
Nebraska Civil War Veterans
An index of Nebraska Civil War veterans compiled by Gerald E. Sherard and edited for Internet by John Chandler Clement and preserved by the Denver Public Library.
NOTE: The gopher is temporarily offline while the library is moving it to their html pages.
Nebraska Civil War Veterans
Cyndi Howells Genealogy Links site Cyndi Howells Nebraska Resources
Genealogist's Index to the World Wide Web Genealogist's Index to the WWW

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