Welcome To
Harlan County, Nebraska

Welcome! My name is Patti Richter Simpson and I am the NEGenWeb Coordinator for Harlan County, Nebraska. If you are looking for Harlan County ancestors, I hope 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. Volunteers are always welcome. 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!

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Harlan County Towns - Past & Present*:
Alma * Huntley* Mascot* Orleans* Oxford* Ragan* Republican City*
Stamford* Alma City Bainbridge Cannonville Carter Cudahy Eva
Everson Freewater Garber Graft Grandview Harlan Lewisburgh
Maywood Melrose Midway Oxford Junction Pleasant Ridge Prairie Dog Rouse
Sappa Scandinavia Spring Grove Spring Hill Stratton's Store Washington Watson


Visiting the area? Check these places out:

The Orleans Museum
(hours vary)
North of Orleans Pool Orleans, NE 68966

Preston Memorial Library
(hours vary)
510 Orleans Ave
PO Box 430
Orleans, NE 68966
Phone: 308-473-3425

Harlan County Courthouse
706 2nd Street
Alma, NE 68920

*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

Alma Public Library
1012 1st Street
Alma, NE 68920
Phone: 308-928-2600



Local Harlan County Histories & Pictures:
Harlan County History
Alma, NE History
Alma 1906 History Book (JPG scans of original)
Alma, Toward the Year 2000 FREE Lookups
Huntley Centennial 1888-1988 FREE Lookups
Melrose, NE History
Orleans, NE History Pictures Available!
Orleans Old Settlers Picnic - 1927
Oxford, NE History Pictures Available!
Ragan, NE Photos
Ragan, NE History Every Name Index
*Republican City, NE History
Republican City, NE Pictures
Republican City 1867-1967 INDEX Every Name Index
Republican City 1867-1967
Stamford, NE History


Harlan County Information:
Where to write for Harlan County Vital Stats
Harlan County Marriages 1873-1936 Look Ups!
Harlan County Homesteaders
Passing of A Great Nebraskan

NEWSPAPERS & PRINTED MATERIALS:
Harlan County Newspapers
Leon Snyder 1917-1919 Journal
Generations by the Journal (Compiled by the staff of the Hoesch Memorial Public Library, Alma)


FAMOUS HARLAN COUNTY STORIES & PLACES:
1869 Nelson Buck Massacre
Buffalo Bill's Harlan County Cave
The Stone House built before 1875

FAMOUS HARLAN COUNTY PEOPLE:
Eliza Suggs of Orleans, Nebraska
Alma Ghost of 1902
A. C. Shallenberger
Judge William Gaslin
Ella Shaw, illegitimate daughter of President Grover Cleveland

CEMETERIES & OBITUARIES:
Harlan County Obituaries
Harlan County Cemeteries Free Look Ups!

CHURCHES:
Free Water Congregational Church Index 1880-1906 Free Look Ups!


VETERANS:
*1893 Civil War Vet Link
Harlan County Servicemen WWI, WWII, Korea, and Vietnam

CENSUSES & GAZETTEERS:
*1887 Immigrant Issue
1890 UPRR Gazetteer

1935 FLOOD:
1935 Republican River Flood

HARLAN COUNTY SCHOOL RECORDS:
1888-1935 Alma High School Graduates
Alma High School Alumni Banquet Information
Huntley High School Graduates (in the works)
1890-1924 Orleans High School Graduates
1901-1963 Ragan High School Graduates
1890-1924 Republican City High School Graduates
1901-1976 Stamford High School Graduates

1928 Stamford High School Commencement Program


Societies & Local Libraries:
*Hoesch Memorial Public Library, Alma, NE Email this site out for obits and articles in old Harlan County newspapers (Rep City Ranger 1902-1946 and Orleans Chronicle 1892-1961)
*Nebraska State Genealogical Society
*A Guide to Genealogical Research at the Nebraska State Historical Society
*Nebraska State Historical Society

Harlan County Queries:
Enter & View Harlan County, Nebraska Queries HERE
View Harlan County, Nebraska Queries Prior to 2006 HERE

Harlan County Maps:
Original 1865 Harlan County Survey showing Sappa Peak
Original 1865 Harlan County Survey showing Stone House
1921 Harlan County Township Plat Map
*1914 Harlan County Map

Other Harlan County Web Pages not connected to NEGenWeb:
*1882 Map of Nebraska
*1912 Compendium of History, Reminiscence and Biography of Nebraska
*1940 Who's Who in Harlan County
*Harlan County's Andreas' History of the State of Nebraska
*Nebraska History by Counties


Web Pages with Harlan County Connections:
*Patti Simpson's Home Page with Harlan County Ties
*Woolman Web Page

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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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