Nebraska Family History Societies (J-Z)

This section lists associations from Jefferson to Washington giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

County Societies

Jefferson County Genealogical Society

The association was founded in September 1996. Its aim is to preserve the pioneer heritage of the county.

There is an on-line person index and Tables of Contents for the Pioneer Trail, their Quarterly Publication.  Back Issues of this publication are available for sale. A research service is offered by the society.

Numerous other publications are also available for sale, including:

  • Endicott High School Newspaper called The Redbird
  • Endicott, Our Town
  • Funeral Home Books
  • History of Steele City
  • Immigrations
  • Marriages 1864-1903
  • Naturalisations
  • Steele City High School Broadcast(Newspaper) Special Edition
  • Steele City Newspapers 1919-1940

Madison County Genealogical Society

The society was established in June 1973, its aims being to help people researching their genealogy and to promote and encourage the study of family history.

Information and databases are available, which include:

  • Cemetery Listings
  • Church Registers
  • City Directories
  • Early Pioneers of Nebraska
  • Family Files
  • Land Records 1899 Plat Book
  • Land Records 1918 Plat Book
  • Land Records - 1918 Plat Book Maps

Information and databases also incorporate:

  • Marriage Information
  • Military Records
  • Naturalisations
  • Newspaper Abstracts
  • School Registers
  • Telephone Directories
  • Tombstone Inscriptions Indexes for numerous Cemeteries

Links to other sites you may find of use are also accessible.


Phelps Helps Holdrege Area Genealogical Club

Back Issues of their Newsletter from 1996 are on the site.  There are also Every Name Indexes of the Newsletters from 1992-1998. 

Many publications are available for sale, including:

  • Cemetery Books
  • Harlan Co. Marriage Book 1873-1936
  • Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Harlan County
  • Phelps Co. Marriages 1877-1976
  • Prisoners on the Plains: German POWs in America (Glenn Thompson)

Washington County Historical Association

The association was established in 1919, with $1000 that was left over from the 1919 Centennial Celebration.  It was incorporated in 1925, its purpose being to preserve the history of Washington County and surrounding area for future generations.

Many archives are accessible in their museum, which include:

  • Abstracts
  • Cemetery Records
  • Census Records
  • Family Histories
  • Legal Records
  • Marriage Records
  • Newspapers
  • Obituaries

Archives also incorporate:

  • Photographs
  • Plat Maps
  • Real-Estate Records
  • Quit Claim Deeds
  • School Records
  • Scrapbooks
  • Writings of Edith Neale
  • Writings of William H. "Grandpa" Woods

Several databases are on the site, which include Biographies of Washington Co. Early Settlers pre 1867, Washington Co. Cemetery Records and Records of Blair Cemetery Plots.


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