Genealogy

Our genealogical collection includes local and family histories, cemetery records, death and marriage information for the Washington County area.  Copies of Blair newspapers on microfilm.  Microfilm searchers may be available through the Washington County Genealogy Society.

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Organization’s Purpose: The Washington County Genealogical Society’s purpose is to meet together to promote and support a mutual interest in Genealogy. We encourage others to become interested in genealogy and will assist in research in Washington County, NE. The Society collects, records, and catalogs genealogical data for public use.

Our Mission is to help preserve records and documents for future public use.

Donations to the Washington County Genealogy Society will be used in the support of research expenses.


Suggested Research Links

This site is a record of the Blair Cemetery plots. You can search the cemetery records by name, date of birth, date of death, mother’s name or father’s name,

The DAAL is the largest repository of written, visual and recorded materials relating to Danish Americans in the western hemisphere.

The Mormon Trail Center at Historic Winter Quarters, located in Omaha, Nebraska, is a visitors’ center with exhibits about Winter Quarters, a major settlement for Latter-day Saint pioneers after they left Nauvoo, Illinois. The exhibits describe the Latter-day Saints’ westward migration to the Salt Lake Valley in Utah by wagon, handcart, sailing ship, and train. Next to the trail center are the Mormon Pioneer Cemetery and the Winter Quarters Nebraska Temple. The Mormon Pioneer Cemetery, which was a burial site for some of the pioneers who died at Winter Quarters, includes a monument called Tragedy of Winter Quarters, sculpted by Avard Fairbanks. 

Here you will find an expanding selection of digitized versions of DAAL collections, many of which will be of interest to historians and genealogists. These are the result of a project intended to preserve some of our unique and aging materials in a format that can be easily made available to the public.

This site is a record of the cemetery plots in Washington County, Nebraska.

This site is a record of the obituaries in Washington County, Nebraska.

Ellis Island, now a 27.5-acre site located just minutes off the southern tip of Manhattan Island, New York, is likely to connect with more of the American population than any other spot in the country. It has been estimated that nearly half of all Americans today can trace their family history to at least one person who passed through the Port of New York at Ellis Island.

FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services each year to learn more about their family history.

GenLookups.com is a directory to point your way to genealogy lookup volunteers both on this site and around the web. We also host a huge archive of obituaries by state and marriage records search engines.

Today, the Washington County Historical Association strives to be the keeper of our county’s history.  We endeavor to bring the stories of our past to life in new and engaging ways, through exhibits about the First Council meeting between Lewis & Clark and the Otoe-Missouria tribes, relics of Fort Atkinson, archaeological finds, and stories of our pioneer families and the towns they built. We desire to preserve our family stories for future generations and tell them in ways that engage and involve children and adults alike.

The purpose of the Washington County Genealogical Society is to promote research and give guidance to those who are tracing their family lines through the searching of records, people and places. The society continues to foster an interest in all peoples who contributed in any way to the establishment and perpetuation for the county of Washington in the state of Nebraska.

How to obtain birth, death, & marriage information state by state.

Fold3 provides convenient access to military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served.
NOTE: The library does have a membership to Fold3 however it can only be used in the library.

World-famous genealogy and family tree charts.

Bringing together billions of historical records, millions of family trees, and millions of enthusiastic family researchers, Ancestry is the world’s largest online family history resource and the best place to build a family tree, find new ancestors, and share discoveries with family.
NOTE: The library does have a membership to Ancestry however it can only be used in the library.

The purpose of the Washington County Genealogical Society is to promote research and give guidance to those who are tracing their family lines through the searching of records, people and places. The society continues to foster an interest in all peoples who contributed in any way to the establishment and perpetuation for the county of Washington in the state of Nebraska.
The Washington County Genealogical Society is a volunteer organization. Many of the society’s projects are the collection, copying, and cataloging of historical documents for anyone to use. The volunteers have a “look-up” service for those persons who do not live in the area.
The society meets once a month on the 1st Wednesday of the month at 2:00 p.m. for discussions, speakers, and to work on projects. Anyone is welcome to join our society, whether you reside locally or elsewhere in the world. Please do come to one of our meetings, enjoy the program, and meet the other members of our group.
You may join and become a member at any meeting. Dues are $10.00 annually. Call the Blair Public Library at 402-426-3617 or email at blairpubliclibrary@blairnebraska.org  for meeting dates and times.
Washington County Genealogical Society, 2233 Civic Drive, Blair, Nebraska 68008