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A brief history of Garfield County
Garfield County was named after James A. Garfield and
formed from Wheeler County in 1884.
In 1885 Willows Springs was the county seat. In 1890 Burwell
became the county seat. Garfield County is the home of Nebraska's
largest outdoor rodeo, and Calamus Dam.
The first newspaper was the Burwell Bell in 1885.
Burwell  remained a village until 1947, when it became a city.
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Map of Garfield County
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    Garfield County is in need of a new coordinator.

    We'd like to thank Betty Schneider for her many years of service to Garfield County! Contributions are always welcome. If you have any questions or problems or would like to volunteer to be the new County Coordinator, please feel free to envelopes e-mail the State Coordinator.

NOTE: Queries and Surnames prior to September 1997 were not recoverable when we lost our server.  If you had submitted a query and/or surname prior to that month please resubmit it.

Garfield County Research Resources
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There are many categories from which to chose with new ones being added frequently.  Those available at this time are Bible, Biography, Birth, Cemetery, Census, Death, Deed, Information, Lookup, Marriage, Military, Obituary, Pension, Queries and Wills.

Garfield Co Resources & Lookup Volunteer's --
Books & records. Addresses that may help you with your research.

Garfield Co Churches --
name & date of organization

Garfield Co Cemeteries --
burial lists for seven cemeteries/plots

Index of Obituaries

Index of Schools

Funeral Home

Pebble Creek Massacre

Nebraska STATE GAZETTEER 1890 -

Nebraska STATE GAZETTEER 1917 -
         Birth Data: Male Residents and Former Residents Alive in 1917

        Garfield CountyWWI Draft Registration -- June 5, 1917

        Garfield CountyWWI Draft Registration -- June 6, 1918

        Who's Who in Nebraska, 1940

         Roster of County Officials, 1921-1922

                 information about local fishing, hunting, the BIG RODEO, county fair,
                 golf courses, motels, bed & breakfasts and any thing and everything else you
                 will need.
Garfield County Census Map
Thanks to S-K Publications for permission to post.

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Neighbors to Garfield County
To the North:  Holt County
To the North East: Rock County
To the South: Valley County
To the East: Wheeler County
To the West: Loup County

Links of Interest to Nebraskans
NEGenWeb Project
Nebraska State Genealogical Society
Nebraska State Genealogical Society Journals
Nebraska Ancestree
                            Articles with Garfield County connection
      Volume X, no. 2 - Fall 1987
Review Nebraska State historical resources at the --
Nebraska State Historical Society
Review the history of Nebraska Counties at --
Andreas History of Nebraska
Andreas Map of Nebraska
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Review the NE Archives --
NE Archives
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When you know the name but not the county --
County Unknown
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Nebraska Resource Center
 Resource Center
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Data from the Rand McNally Atlas of 1895
The 1895 Atlas Project
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Nebraska Census Project

CensusTools -
35 free electronic spreadsheets
for archiving federal, state and
international census data!
1880 Federal Census Look-ups

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Nebraska Tombstone Transcription Project
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Oldtime Nebraska
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Compendium of History Reminiscence and Biography of Nebraska

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Cyndi Howells List of Genealogy Sites
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Obituary Daily Times

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