Historical: Douglas County School Censuses [Feb 2015]

Douglas County required school censuses of families with school-age children to help determine public school funding needs.  Typically, these school censuses list each family with school age-children and their ages.  The Douglas County History Research Center has records covering many years spanning the 1870s-1950s.  These records can provide critical clues for the period of 1880-1900, since the 1890 census was destroyed by fire.  If you are interested in volunteering on this project, please contact us.