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Welcome to Hayes County, NE

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     My name is Brenda Lawless Daniel and I am the coordinator of Hayes County, Nebraska. If you have special interest in this county or information you are willing to share with others, please contact me and volunteer.

     5 Dec 1998, NEW co-host for Hayes Co! Joan Lauenroth
Contact Joan via email at <> or write via snail mail to: Hayes County Courthouse Clerk, P.O. Box 370, Hayes Center, Ne 69032.
     Joan will do lookups "within reason". Send Self Addressed Stamped Envelope and Dates if possible. Courthouse fees are $1.00 per photocopy and $10.00 per certified copy.
     Available at this time: Marriage records, naturalization and some birth records, plus cemetery records in Hayes County are being extracted. Records not kept in her county office will take a little more time - probate, wills, etc. She is also in the process of compiling old obits from early Hayes County Newspapers and McCook Gazettes (larger local paper).
     Early records are not always complete - because of distance, no doctor available, or lack of knowledge that a record was required.

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Hayes Co Query Page - Email a query for your Hayes County connections and
view those posted by others with Hayes County interests.

Hayes Co Resources & Lookup Volunteers - Books & records,
people willing to help find your ancestors.




Hayes County Births

Marriages in the News for 1888, 1911, 1912, 1920 & 1921
1911 marriages are new addition

Obituaries for 1909 & 1911


Deerfield (Attica) sw 1/4 sec 14-8-35
Elmer (Norma's B) ne 1/4 sec 28-7-35
NEW Estelle Cemetery listing
Hayes Center Cemetery - se 1/4 sec 35-7-33
Highland (Sunny Hill) se 1/4 sec 19-5-31
Meadow Lawn Cemetery, Hamlet, NE
Mission Ridge nw 1/4 sec 31-6-33
National Bohemian Cemetery, Thornburg Precinct
Sacred Heart Cemetery Thornburg Precinct
St. Johns' Cemetery, Antelope Precinct
St. John Cemetery, Germanville Precinct
Valley Cemetery, Thornburg Precinct


Thornburg (Sacred Heart) ne 1/4 sec 19-6-31
Blackwood (Pleasant Ridge) ne 1/4 sec 11-5-32
Blackwood  nw 1/4 sec 28-5-32
Estelle ne 1/4 sec 7-5-34 (photos of two gravestones on-line)

News clips -
Please send any news clips related to persons who live in, or previously lived in, Hayes County.
(Note: articles dated up through 1926 are free of copyright. All others will be excerpted.)


Hayes County Civil War Vets

NEW 1883 Military Pensioners in Hayes County
(one name) provided by Alice Miller
1883 Lists for entire state of Nebraska

WW I Draft List

WW I Honor Roll

WW II Honor Roll


Nebraska State Gazetteer, 1890-1891
Business List
Farmers List  A-L
Farmers List  M-Z

"Who's Who in Nebraska" 1940 - Hayes County

NEW - County Map from 1885 Official State Atlas of NE

SHOTWELL biography (many family connections to Hayes County) from "Portrait & Biographical Album of Lancaster County"


Hayes County History
Estelle (photos of the stone house and school)
Russian Duke Hunted In Hayes County

Paul Riley Collection for Southwest Nebraska (beginning)

NEW from NSGS "Ancestree" Germanville Pct Land Records

Hayes County - National Register sites (NSHS photos & files)

Photo Index for Hayes County pages


Tree button Links of Interest to Nebraskans Tree button

NEGenWeb Resource Center (Check for links to "how-to's", copies of the
old Nebraska & Midwest Genealogical Record, military help pages.
Share info on NE schools, submit a photo or a bible record.)

Oldtime Nebraska (formerly Heritage Village)
(Check for "Compendium ...Western NE",
and if you find your names in the index, order copies through NSHS.
Read Shelton's History & Stories of Nebraska, etc.)

Check "Nebraska ... Our Towns" by UNL, especially the Hayes County pages

Review Nebraska resources at the Nebraska State Historical Society

Check the publications list of the Nebraska State Genealogical Society

Review the history of Nebraska Counties in Andreas History of Nebraska (1882)
HAYES County chapter in the Andreas OR Search for your surnames:

Andreas' 1882 History of the State of Nebraska -- Search

(Andreas' History of State of Nebraska)

(Hayes County chapter of Andreas'; History)


Choose other Nebraska Counties to browse through the NEGenWeb

Data files can be found in the NEGenWeb Archives

Books, Journals, info about newspapers - NEGenWeb Project On-Line Library

Military - Nebraskans in Civil War
links to other wars on that page

MAPS - 1872 County Map of Nebraska (by Pam Rietsch)

1895 Atlas map of Nebraska (by Pam Rietsch)

INFO - Nebraska Records


Tree button  Links to the USA and Beyond  Tree button

Choose other US States to browse through the USGenWeb

Search the archives with the USGenWeb Archives Search Engine

Choose other countries to browse through the WorldGenWeb

Check for your surnames at Gene Stark's Index of Names for all USGenWeb Sites

Find a great list of genealogical resources at Cyndi Howells List of Genealogy Sites for NE

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About USGenWeb

Requirements for Home Pages Created Under the NEGenWeb Project

     NEGenWeb was formed in June 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 web pages for each county. These volunteers were willing to coordinate the collection of databases and generally oversee the contents of the county web pages, 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 Coordinator.

Contact the State Coordinator
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