Welcome To
FRANKLIN County, Nebraska

Welcome! My name is Patti Richter Simpson and I am the NEGenWeb Coordinator for Franklin County, Nebraska. If you are looking for Franklin County ancestors, I'm sure you will find something here to help you. I and several other volunteers have worked hard to offer free information to anyone visiting this web site since 1996. Please contact me if you would like to contribute information to this web site. Also, if you find any broken links, please let me know. If you need to contact me through regular mail, my address is: 1325 East Avenue, Holdrege, NE 68949. Thanks for stopping by!

You are Visitor # since June 3, 2003

Neighboring Counties:

Phillips Co., KS; Smith Co, KS ; Webster Co, NE; Harlan Co., NE; Kearney Co, NE

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To the USGenWeb Project Click Here.

Current Franklin County Towns

 Franklin *county seat

 Bloomington

 Campbell

 Hildreth

 Macon

 Naponee

 Perth - part of Naponee

 Upland

 Riverton


Past Franklin County Places according to
"PERKEY'S Nebraska Place Names"


Visiting the area? Check these places out:

The Franklin County Museum
(hours vary)
N. Hwy 10
Franklin, NE 68939
Phone: 308-425-3030

Franklin Public Library
(hours vary)
1502 P Street
Franklin, NE 68939
Phone: 308-425-3162

Franklin County Courthouse

*Pioneer Village in Minden
(open every day of the year)

*Nebraska Prairie Museum
(Great!! Even a genealogy library for all of Nebraska!)
Holdrege, Nebraska
Phone: 308-995-5015

*The Harlan County Dam
(Great recreation/relaxation)
Republican City, Nebraska

*Republican River Canoe Trails
*City of Franklin, Nebraska


Franklin County Histories:

Amazon, NE History
Bloomington, NE History
Campbell, NE - Germans from Russia
Campbell, NE - Index of Family Histories Free Look Ups!
Franklin County History
Franklin, NE History
Hildreth, NE History Free Look ups!
Macon, NE History Free Look Ups!
Moline, NE History
Naponee/Perth, NE History
Naponee Post Office
Riverton, NE History
Upland, NE History


Personal Franklin County Histories & Web Page Links:

*Patti Simpson's Personal Home Page with Franklin County Ties
ae 1925 ROTC Group at UNL with Franklin County Boys PLEASE HELP IDENTIFY
Bernice Haskins Post: My Impressions and Work at Inanda Seminary, Africa (a Franklin County native)

1935 FLOOD:
Bernice Haskins Post: The 1935 Republican River Flood

MEDICAL DOCTORS:
Dr. M.B. Hoylman of Franklin County
Dr. M.B. Hoylman's Babies

FAMOUS & INFAMOUS FRANKLIN COUNTY PEOPLE & THINGS - GOOD & BAD:
Jesse James Gang in Franklin County
David Janssen
Pierce Lyden
*Home on the Range song written just south of Franklin

PROMINENT PLACES:
Hager Poor Farm
Franklin Academy
Senter Park
Hayes Springs


Franklin County Records, Censuses & Other Lists:
Franklin County Marriages Free Look Ups!
Franklin County Vital Records Find Where to Write
*Nebraska Vital Records Information Complete On-Line Help

CEMETERIES & OBITUARIES:
Franklin County Cemeteries Free Look Ups
Franklin County Tombstone Picture Index More To Come
Naponee Cemetery In Progress
Franklin County Obituaries Updated as Received
Franklin County Newspaper/Obit Index Card File Thousands of Names! Updated 2012!
Franklin Academy Enrollment New 2012!
Index to Franklin County Family Histories and Biographical Sketches More To Come

NEWSPAPERS & ARTICLES:
Franklin County Chronicle Articles: "Taking A Look Back"
Franklin County Newspapers With Transcriptions!
For Another Day Articles By Rena Donovan
NSGS Franklin County Articles

CENSUSES:
*1880 Index to Franklin County Census
1885 Index to Nebraska State Census
*1900 US Franklin County Census (View Original Sheets)
*1900 Index to Franklin County Census
1910 Index to Franklin County Census
1920 Franklin County Census

ATLASES & GAZETTEERS:
1887 Immigrant Issue
1890 UPRR Gazetteer
Index to 1905 Franklin County Atlas
Franklin County Homesteaders

SCHOOLS:
1876 Franklin County School Census
1883, 1884 & 1885 (Partial) Franklin County School Census
1891-1920 Franklin School Alumni
1896-1967 Naponee High School Alumni
Naponee School Alumni Banquet Held Annually!
1888-1923 Bloomington High School Alumni
Bloomington Public School Corner Stone Articles
1904-1930 Campbell High School Alumni Coming Soon!

CHURCHES:
1881 First Congregational Church, Naponee, NE
*1887-1987 Hildreth Trinity Lutheran Church History

VETERAN LISTS:
Franklin County Veterans Good Resource
1892 Franklin County GAR Members
Franklin County Soldiers, Sailors & Marines in the Civil War, Spanish American War and World War I
*1893 Nebraska Census of Civil War Vets
*1917 WWI Franklin County Draft Registrations

CITY & TELEPHONE DIRECTORIES:
1933 Naponee Home Telephone Co

GENEALOGICAL & HISTORICAL PUBLICATIONS FOR SALE:
Franklin County Publications In Print and Available Now


Franklin County Historical & Genealogical Societies:

Franklin County Museum & Historical Society
*Naponee Historical Society

State Societies:
*Nebraska State Genealogical Society
*A Guide to Genealogical Research at the Nebraska State Historical Society
*Nebraska State Historical Society


Franklin County Maps & Pictures:

1905 Franklin County Plat Map
*1914 Franklin County Map
Franklin Pictures
Bloomington Pictures
Naponee Pictures
Riverton Pictures
*Franklin Co. Historic Bridges
*1882 Map of Nebraska


Other Franklin Web Pages not sponsored by NEGenWeb:

*Franklin - Nebraska the Good Life
*Franklin City Information Web Page
*Franklin County's Andrea's History of the State of Nebraska
*Franklin Co Nebraska National Register Sites
*Nebraska History by Counties
*Franklin County Message Board

Franklin County Queries:

Franklin County Queries Here


Want to search this Franklin County site?

You can here.

PLEASE NOTE that links marked on this page with a (*) are "off-site"
and so they are not searched with this link.
Also, some of the PDF files are in old handwriting and
they too will not be searched with this tool.
When possible, look at each link yourself before using this search engine.
For best search engine results, please use just simple words and no quotes.


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In March and April 1996, a group of genealogists organized the Kentucky Comprehensive Genealogy Database Project. The idea was to provide a single entry point for all counties in Kentucky, where collected databases would be stored. In addition, the databases would be indexed and cross-linked, so that even if an individual were found in more than one county, they could be located in the index.

This is an outgrowth of that original Kentucky project. At the same time, volunteers were found who were willing to coordinate the collection of databases and generally oversee the contents of the web page. Contact the volunteer shown on the county page if you have a desire to add your data to the database.

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