Garfield County NEGenWeb Project
© 1997-- 2008 BAS
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.
remained a village until 1947, when it became a city.
Map of Garfield
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County NEGenWeb Project site: Please be aware that the information contained
on this site, including webpage design, text and photos, is owned and copyrighted
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We would like to think we are generous folks, so if you find something you
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Coordinator for this county. You can read more about copyright, along
with what you might find available on our NEGenWeb Project county sites
by visiting the
Statement found on our State page.
My name is Betty Aron Schneider
and I am the County Coordinator for Garfield County. Please look around,
there's lots to see and more coming all the time. If you have any information
you would like to share with others "searching for their roots" in Garfield
County, please let me know. Also contact me by e-mail if you are willing
to do "look-ups".
I am sorry, but I am unable to do
local look-ups for you as I live in Southern California. Contributions
are always welcome. If you have any questions or
problems with this page please feel free to
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
Leave your Queries and Surnames
for your contributions. Formerly called the GenConnect Forum.
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.
Alternate Query and Surname
site --for those who prefer not to use the
Garfield Co Resources
& Lookup Volunteer's --
Data: Male Residents
and Former Residents Alive in 1917
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
Pebble Creek Massacre
Nebraska STATE GAZETTEER 1890 -
Nebraska STATE GAZETTEER 1917 -
CountyWWI Draft Registration -- June 5, 1917
CountyWWI Draft Registration -- June 6, 1918
Who's Who in Nebraska, 1940
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
Garfield County Census Map
Thanks to S-K Publications for permission to
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
State Genealogical Society
Nebraska State Genealogical Society Journals
Articles with Garfield County connection
X, no. 2 - Fall 1987
Review Nebraska State historical resources at the
Review the history of Nebraska Counties at --
Andreas History of Nebraska
Map of Nebraska
Review the NE Archives --
When you know the name but not the county --
Nebraska Resource Center
Data from the Rand McNally Atlas of 1895
The 1895 Atlas
Nebraska Census Project
35 free electronic spreadsheets
for archiving federal, state
international census data!
1880 Federal Census Look-ups
of History Reminiscence
Biography of Nebraska
Links to the USA and Beyond
Choose other US States to browse through the --
Search the archives with the --
Choose other countries to browse through the --
Check for your surnames at Gene Stark's Index of Names
Find a great list of genealogical resources
List of Genealogy Sites
Find Obituaries --
About the NEGenWeb Project
The NEGenWeb Project was formed June, 15, 1996, when Dale Schneider
created the Nebraska Genealogy Project as a part of the USGenWeb Genealogy
Project. At that time, there was very little available on the web for those
who were researching genealogy in Nebraska. Over the next year, volunteers
were recruited to coordinate the webpages for each county. These volunteers
were willing to coordinate the collection of databases and generally oversee
the contents of the county webpages, which would include listing information
on where to look in that county for genealogical research. Contact the volunteer
shown on the county page if you have a desire to help or add your data to
the database. You may notice a message on a county page indicating it is
available for adoption. If you would like to adopt one of these counties,
please contact the current coordinator of the page, whose name is listed
on their county site, or the State
Thank you for visiting. Come back soon.
If you have any comments or suggestions please contact
Aron Schneider. --
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try this one --
Please place "Garfield County" in the subject
This page was last updated on Tuesday,
23-Feb-1999 08:49:02 PST
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are copyrighted by Betty Aron Schneider and are provided for the convenience
of fellow genealogical researchers and other interested parties, with no
warranty of accuracy or usability. All materials on this web site may
be reproduced for non-commercial genealogical use as long as copyright notice
is included. All material that was submitted by others remain the
sole property of the submitters. All other rights reserved.
"Should anything unexpected happen to me and I am no longer able to fulfill
my obligations, I want it known that all information contained in this
website would become the responsibility of the NEGenWeb Project, as part
of The USGenWeb Project, to do with as the NEGenWeb State Coordinator (s)
feel appropriate. And further, should such an occasion arise, I grant permission
to the System Administrator of RootsWeb to release account/password information
to the NEGenWeb State Coordinator (s) as needed. -- Betty Aron Schneider