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United States  Gotoarrow.png Indiana Gotoarrow.png Bartholomew County

Guide to Bartholomew County Indiana genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Bartholomew County, Indiana
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Location of Indiana in the U.S.
Founded January 8, 1821
County Seat Columbus
Address Bartholomew County Courthouse
440 3rd St; PO Box 924
Columbus, IN 47202-0924
Phone 812.379.1600
Bartholomew County Website
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Historical Facts

Populated Places

Boundary Changes

Neighboring Counties

Record Loss


Bible Records


Business Records


Census Records

For tips on accessing Bartholomew County, Indiana Genealogy census records online, see: Indiana Census.

Church Records

Most church records are held by individual churches. For contact information, check a phone directory, such as SearchBug or Dex Knows. Some denominations are gathering their records into a central repository.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Columbus

For more information about these major repositories, see Indiana Church Records.

Court Records


Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic and Religious Groups




Local Histories

Local histories are available for Bartholomew County, Indiana Genealogy. County histories may include biographies; church, school and government histories; and military information.

History of Bartholomew County, Indiana: From the Earliest Time to the Present, with Biographical Sketches, Notes, Etc. : Together with a Short History of the Northwest, the Indiana Territory, and the State of Indiana.(Chicago: Brant & Fuller, 1888.)  977.224 H2h v. 1 & v.2 FHL US/CAN Book FHL Collection  FamilySearch Books Online  other libraries  INTERNET ARCHIVE

For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Indiana Local Histories.

Land and Property

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

After land was transferred from the government to private ownership, subsequent transactions were recorded at the courthouse, where records are currently housed.

See Indiana Land and Property for additional information about early Indiana land grants and patents.


Military Records

Civil War

Civil War service men from Bartholomew County served in various regiments. Men often joined a regiment or a company (within a regiment)that originated in their county. Listed below are the military units that were formed in or had many men from Bartholomew County.

Civil War Book

"Military History"  Chapter 6 in History of Bartholomew County, Indiana: From the Earliest Time to the Present, with Biographical Sketches, Notes, Etc. : Together with a Short History of the Northwest, the Indiana Territory, and the State of Indiana.(Chicago: Brant & Fuller, 1888.),( page 431-469, Regiment, Companies)   977.224 H2h v. 1 & v.2 FHL US/CAN Book FHL Collection  FamilySearch Books Online  INTERNET ARCHIVE

World War I (The Great War), 1914-1918
World War II, 1941-1945

Naturalization and Citizenship


Bartholomew County, Indiana Genealogy newspapers may contain genealogical value including obituaries, births, marriages, deaths, anniversaries, family gatherings, family travel, achievements, business notices, engagement information, and probate court proceedings. The Indiana Division of the Indiana State Library has the state’s largest newspaper collection. Their newspaper microfilms are available through inter-library loan. For a county-by-county inventory of their 16,500 reels of Indiana newspaper microfilms, see their Indiana Collection.

Other places to access newspapers are Newspaper Archive ($)(may be free at your local library), public librariescollege or university libraries, the Library of Congress, or Google News.

For more Indiana newspaper information see the wiki page Indiana Newspapers.


Probate Records

In most counties in Indiana, probate records have been kept by the county clerk of the circuit court. They include wills, fee books, claim registers, legacy records, inheritance records, probate ticklers, and dockets. The records are available at the county courthouse.

Public Records



County Clerk has marriage, probate, and court records from 1821,
Some naturalization, cemetery and military records.
County Recorder has land records from 1821.
Vital Statistics has birth and death records from 1882 [2]

Family History Centers

School Records


Vital Records

Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Indiana law in 1882 required registration of births and deaths in counties. The Indiana Department of Health has birth records filed after October 1907 and death records filed after January 1900 for deaths. Copies may be obtained from the county health department or the Indiana State Division of Vital Records. See also How to order Indiana Vital Records or order electronically online.

Marriage licenses were required by counties beginning in 1800. Original marriage records are held at the office of the Bartholomew County, Indiana Genealogy County Clerk with divorce records located with the Bartholomew County, Indiana Genealogy Clerk of Courts.

Birth Records
Marriage Records
Death Records

Voter Registration

Web Sites


  1. 1.0 1.1 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/9/91/Igiindiana.pdf.
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Bartholomew County, Indiana 211 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.