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Guide to '''Brown County, Indiana ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.<br>
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{{Click|File:IN ORP.png|Indiana_Online_Genealogy_Records}}  {{Infobox U.S. County | county = Brown County | county_map = | state = Indiana | state_map = Indiana.png | latd = | longd = | founded year = 1836 | founded date = February 4 | seat = Nashville | building image = | building address = [http://www.browncounty.com/ Brown County Courthouse]<br>Main St and Van Buren Street<br>Nashville, IN 47448<br>Phone: 812.988.5510 | adoption_sign = Adoption Indiana Genealogical Society}}
  
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=== Historical Facts  ===
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#cccc99" align="center" colspan="6" | '''Beginning dates for major county records'''
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Brown County, Indiana#Birth_Records|Birth]]'''</center>&nbsp;
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Brown County, Indiana#Marriage_Records|Marriage]]'''</center>&nbsp;
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Brown County, Indiana#Death_Records|Death]]'''</center>&nbsp;
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Brown County, Indiana#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>&nbsp;
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Brown County, Indiana#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1882*</center>&nbsp;
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1836*</center>&nbsp;
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1882*</center>&nbsp;
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1873</center>&nbsp;
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1837</center>
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''*For earlier dates,'''&nbsp;
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try... [[Brown County, Indiana#Church_Records|'''Church''']] &#124; [[Brown County, Indiana#Obituaries|'''Obituaries''']] &#124; [[Brown County, Indiana#Cemeteries|'''Cemeteries''']]&nbsp;
  
[http://www.browncounty.com/ Brown County Courthouse]<br>Main St and Van Buren Street<br>Nashville, IN 47448<br>Phone: 812.988.5510 <br>
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Some records lost in 1873 fire <br>County Health Department has birth and death records from 1882; <br>County Clerk has marriage and probate and court records from 1836<br>divorce records from 1850, court ordered birth records from 1942; <br>County Recorder&nbsp;has land records from 1874<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Browne County, Indiana 211 {WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed 4 February 1836 from [[Bartholomew County, Indiana Genealogy|Bartholomew]], [[Jackson County, Indiana Genealogy|Jackson]], [[Monroe County, Indiana Genealogy|Monroe]]<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref> <br>
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*'''County Seat:''' Nashville <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Brown County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brown_County,_Indiana (accessed 10 May 2012).</ref><br>
  
== History  ==
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==== Description ====
  
==== Parent County  ====
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The county was named for Gen. Jacob Brown, who defeated the British at the Battle of Sackett's Harbor in the War of 1812. It's county seat is Nashville and was founded February 4, 1836.<ref>Genealogy Trails History Group, “Brown County, Ohio Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/ind/brown/ accessed 3/01/2017.</ref> It is located in the South-central area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Brown County," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brown_County,_Indiana accessed 3/01/2017.</ref>
  
'''1836--'''Brown County was created 4 February 1836&nbsp;from [[Monroe County, Indiana|Monroe,]] [[Bartholomew County, Indiana|Bartholomew]] and [[Jackson County, Indiana|Jackson]] Counties.<br>'''County seat: '''Nashville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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==== Neighboring Counties ====
  
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[[Morgan County, Indiana Genealogy|Morgan]] {{•}} [[Johnson County, Indiana Genealogy|Johnson]] {{•}} [[Bartholomew County, Indiana Genealogy|Bartholomew]] {{•}} [[Jackson County, Indiana Genealogy|Jackson]] {{•}} [[Monroe County, Indiana Genealogy|Monroe]]
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<center>{{ INBrown, Indiana Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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For animated maps illustrating Indiana County boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/indiana/ "Rotating Formation Indiana County Boundary Maps"] (1790-1873) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
'''Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.'''
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Courthouse destroyed by fire, all records except some clerk's files were lost.
  
 
For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:  
 
For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:  
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*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 Michael John Neill, ''Burned Counties'' in Family History Circle]
 
*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 Michael John Neill, ''Burned Counties'' in Family History Circle]
  
== Places/Localities ==
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=== Resources ===
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==== Bible Records  ====
  
==== Populated Places ====
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==== Biographies ====
  
==== Neighboring Counties ====
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==== Business Records ====
  
*[[Bartholomew County, Indiana|Bartholomew]]
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==== Cemeteries  ====
*[[Jackson County, Indiana|Jackson]]
 
*[[Johnson County, Indiana|Johnson]]
 
*[[Monroe County, Indiana|Monroe]]
 
*[[Morgan County, Indiana|Morgan]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=17&GScnty=798&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|464702|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=17&CScnty=798 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.ingenweb.org/inbrown/AAA/cemetery/cem.htm INGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Brown+Indiana&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Indiana&county=Brown&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/in/brown/cemeteries.html INGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwtombstones.org/indiana/brown.html Tombstone Project]
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==== Census  ====
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==== Census Records ====
  
 
{{Census|Indiana}}  
 
{{Census|Indiana}}  
  
*Index to Defective, Dependent &amp; Delinquent Census for Brown County, Indiana (1880) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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*Index to Defective, Dependent &amp; Delinquent Census (1880) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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==== Church Records  ====
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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{{IN Church Intro}}
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{{IN Church End}}
  
*Cemeteries of Browm County - [http://www.ingenweb.org/inbrown/AAA/brownco/page0001.htm INGenWeb]
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{{IN Church Repositories|Brown|379006}}
  
==== Church ====
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==== Court Records ====
  
==== Court  ====
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*Index to Insanity Records (1848-1941) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])<br>
  
 
==== Directories  ====
 
==== Directories  ====
  
*Directory of Businesses in Brown County, Indiana (1868) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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*Directory of Businesses (1868) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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==== Emigration and Immigration  ====
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==== Ethnic and Religious Groups  ====
  
==== Land ====
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==== Gazetteers ====
  
==== Local Histories ====
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==== Genealogies ====
  
*''Counties of Morgan, Monroe, and Brown, Indiana. Historical and Biographical'' <ref>Blanchard, Charles. ''Counties of Morgan, Monroe, and Brown, Indiana. Historical and Biographical''. (Chicago: F.A. Battey &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; Co, 1884.) 977.2 H2b FHL US/CAN Book {{FHL|159079|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/counties-of-morgan-monroe-and-brown-indiana-historical-and-biographical/oclc/2069003&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results other library&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1304019754281_426" /&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;]&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;nbsp;&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;nbsp;&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;nbsp; [http://www.archive.org/stream/cu31924028803322#page/n5/mode/2up INTERNET ARCHIVE] </ref>&nbsp; <br>
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==== Histories  ====
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===== Local Histories  =====
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{{IN History}}
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*''Counties of Morgan, Monroe, and Brown, Indiana. Historical and Biographical'' <ref>Blanchard, Charles. ''Counties of Morgan, Monroe, and Brown, Indiana. Historical and Biographical''. (Chicago: F.A. Battey Co, 1884.) 977.2 H2b FHL US/CAN Book {{FHL|159079|item|disp=FHL Collection}}[http://www.worldcat.org/title/counties-of-morgan-monroe-and-brown-indiana-historical-and-biographical/oclc/2069003][http://www.archive.org/stream/cu31924028803322#page/n5/mode/2up INTERNET ARCHIVE] </ref> <br>
  
 
*Brown County, Indiana:History - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Brown/hist/ Linkpendium]<br>
 
*Brown County, Indiana:History - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Brown/hist/ Linkpendium]<br>
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==== Land and Property  ====
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{{IN Land}}{{IN Land End}}
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{{IN Land and Property Other Repositories|Brown|768704}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/indiana/ Old Antique Atlases &amp; Maps of Indiana]
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
 
*Brown County, Indiana: Maps and Gazetteers - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Brown/maps/ Linkpendium]<br>
 
*Brown County, Indiana: Maps and Gazetteers - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Brown/maps/ Linkpendium]<br>
  
==== Military  ====
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==== Military Records ====
  
Civil War  
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===== ''Civil War''  =====
  
<br>Civil War service men from Brown 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 Brown County.  
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Civil War service men from Brown 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 Brown County.  
  
 
*[[22nd Regiment, Indiana Infantry|22nd Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company B  
 
*[[22nd Regiment, Indiana Infantry|22nd Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company B  
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*"Military History" in Blanchard, Charles. ''Counties of Morgan, Monroe, and Brown, Indiana. Historical and Biographical''. (Chicago: F.A. Battey &amp; Co, 1884.) page 703-713,&nbsp; 977.2 H2b FHL US/CAN Book {{FHL|159079|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/counties-of-morgan-monroe-and-brown-indiana-historical-and-biographical/oclc/2069003&referer=brief_results other library<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1304019754281_426" />]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.archive.org/stream/cu31924028803322#page/n5/mode/2up INTERNET ARCHIVE]
 
*"Military History" in Blanchard, Charles. ''Counties of Morgan, Monroe, and Brown, Indiana. Historical and Biographical''. (Chicago: F.A. Battey &amp; Co, 1884.) page 703-713,&nbsp; 977.2 H2b FHL US/CAN Book {{FHL|159079|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/counties-of-morgan-monroe-and-brown-indiana-historical-and-biographical/oclc/2069003&referer=brief_results other library<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1304019754281_426" />]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.archive.org/stream/cu31924028803322#page/n5/mode/2up INTERNET ARCHIVE]
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===== ''World War I (The Great War), 1914-1918''  =====
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===== ''World War II, 1941-1945''  =====
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
==== Probate  ====
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==== Occupations  ====
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*Roster of Civilian Conservation Corps, Nashville, Brown County, Indiana (1938) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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==== Obituaries  ====
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*[http://www.genealogybuff.com/in/brown/webbbs_config.pl Brown County, Indiana Obituary and Death Notice Collection] Free from GenealogyBuff.com. Obits and death notices from Various Funeral Homes in the Hamblen, Nashville, and Helmsburg areas.
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==== Probate Records  ====
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{{IN Probate Intro|Brown}}
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'''Online Records'''
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*'''1798 – 1999''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9045 Indiana Wills and Probate Records 1798-1999] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images '''$'''
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{{IN Probate Repositories}}
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==== Public Records  ====
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===== School Records =====
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===== Voter Registration  =====
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==== Repositories  ====
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===== Courthouse  =====
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[http://www.browncounty.com/ Brown County Courthouse]<br>Main St and Van Buren Street<br>Nashville, IN 47448<br>Phone: 812.988.5510 <br>
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Some records lost in 1873 fire <br>County Health Department has birth and death records from 1882.<br>County Clerk has marriage and probate and court records from 1836<br>divorce records from 1850, court ordered birth records from 1942.<br>County Recorder has land records from 1874. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Browne County, Indiana 211 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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===== Archives  =====
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===== Libraries  =====
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===== Museums  =====
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===== Societies  =====
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'''Brown County Genealogy Society'''<br>PO Box 1202<br>Nashville, IN 47448-1202<br>Telephone Number: 812-320-6237<br>E-mail: [mailto:radunn1953@aol.com radunn1953@aol.com]<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~inbcgs/title.htm Website]<br><br>
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'''Brown County Historical Society'''<br>90 E. Gould Street<br>PO Box 668<br>Nashville, IN 47448-0668<br>Telephone Number: 812-988-2899<br>E-mail: [mailto:julia@browncountyhistorycenter.org julia@browncountyhistorycenter.org]<br>[http://www.browncountyhistorycenter.org Website]<br><br>
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===== Family History Centers  =====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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*[[Bloomington Indiana Family History Center|Bloomington Indiana Family History Center]]
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For additional nearby Family History Centers, search online in the [http://www.familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator family history center directory].
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{IN Tax Intro}}
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*Tax List of Brown County, Indiana (1848, 1858, 1864, 1875, 1890) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
 
*Tax List of Brown County, Indiana (1848, 1858, 1864, 1875, 1890) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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<br> {{IN Tax End}}
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{{Template:IN Tax Records Repositories|Brown|771268}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*[http://www.genealogybuff.com/in/brown/webbbs_config.pl Brown County, Indiana Obituary and Death Notice Collection] Free from GenealogyBuff.com. Obits and death notices from Various Funeral Homes in the Hamblen, Nashville, and Helmsburg areas. <br>
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{{IN Vital Intro}}
  
*[http://tinyurl.com/3n3qgms Indiana State Digital Achives ]for Death, E-Publication, Instiution, Military, Misc Historical, Naturalization Records can be searched by person name (accessed 26 May 2011) <br>
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===== Birth Records =====
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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===== Marriage Records =====
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*'''1811-2007''' {{RecordSearch|1410397|Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
*[http://Browncountyhistory.info/ Brown County Indiana Historical Society]&nbsp; There is a tab for Historical Archives<br>  
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===== Death Records  =====
*[http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Brown-County-Genealogical-Society/147905291927996 Brown County Genealogical Society] Facebook Page
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~inbcgs/title.htm Brown County Genealogical Society] Website
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*'''1882-1920''' {{RecordSearch|1947977|Indiana, Death Index, 1882-1920}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] - Index only
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*'''1899-2011''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60716 Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - ($), index and images <br>
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{{IN Vital Repositories|Brown|389296}}
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==== Websites  ====
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/indiana/brown-county/ Brown County, IN History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/116137955399210084448 Indiana Genealogy Network Community on Google+]  
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/208669295836038/ Indiana Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]  
 
*[http://www.ingenweb.org/inbrown/AAA/brownco/page0001.htm USGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*[http://www.ingenweb.org/inbrown/AAA/brownco/page0001.htm USGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*{{FHL|Indiana%2C+Brown|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL|Indiana%2C+Brown|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Brown/ Brown&nbsp;County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)&nbsp;<br>
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Brown/ Brown&nbsp;County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)&nbsp;<br>
*Brown County, Indiana History, Records, Facts and Genealogy&nbsp;- [http://www.n2genealogy.com/indiana/in-county-brown.html N2genealogy]<br>
 
  
==== Family History Centers ====
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=== Places ===
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]&nbsp;<br>
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=== References  ===
 
 
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Latest revision as of 19:38, 23 August 2017

United States
Indiana
Brown County

Guide to Brown County, Indiana ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Brown County, Indiana
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Location of Indiana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 4, 1836
County Seat Nashville
Courthouse
Address Brown County Courthouse
Main St and Van Buren Street
Nashville, IN 47448
Phone: 812.988.5510
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Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
 
Marriage
 
Death
 
Land
 
Probate
1882*
 
1836*
 
1882*
 
1873
 
1837
*For earlier dates, 

try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries 

Description

The county was named for Gen. Jacob Brown, who defeated the British at the Battle of Sackett's Harbor in the War of 1812. It's county seat is Nashville and was founded February 4, 1836.[3] It is located in the South-central area of the state.[4]

Neighboring Counties

Morgan  • Johnson  • Bartholomew  • Jackson  • Monroe

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Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Indiana County boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Indiana County Boundary Maps" (1790-1873) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

Courthouse destroyed by fire, all records except some clerk's files were lost.

For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business Records

Cemeteries

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
INGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
INGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
Billion Graves
See Indiana Cemeteries for more information.

Census Records

For tips on accessing Brown 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.


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


Finding More Church Records

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Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic and Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogies

Histories

Local Histories

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


  • Counties of Morgan, Monroe, and Brown, Indiana. Historical and Biographical [5]

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.


Finding More Land Records

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Maps

Military Records

Civil War

Civil War service men from Brown 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 Brown County.


Civil War Books

  • Indiana Genealogical Society. Indiana Veterans Enrollment List. 1890 Brown County. [Indiana]: (Indiana Genealogical Society, 2006.) CD-ROM no. 4168 Computer US/CAN Desktop  FHL Collection   other library


  • "Military History" in Blanchard, Charles. Counties of Morgan, Monroe, and Brown, Indiana. Historical and Biographical. (Chicago: F.A. Battey & Co, 1884.) page 703-713,  977.2 H2b FHL US/CAN Book FHL Collection  other library    INTERNET ARCHIVE
World War I (The Great War), 1914-1918
World War II, 1941-1945

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Occupations

Obituaries

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.


Online Records

Finding More Probate Records

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Public Records

School Records
Voter Registration

Repositories

Courthouse

Brown County Courthouse
Main St and Van Buren Street
Nashville, IN 47448
Phone: 812.988.5510

Some records lost in 1873 fire
County Health Department has birth and death records from 1882.
County Clerk has marriage and probate and court records from 1836
divorce records from 1850, court ordered birth records from 1942.
County Recorder has land records from 1874. [6]

Archives
Libraries
Museums
Societies

Brown County Genealogy Society
PO Box 1202
Nashville, IN 47448-1202
Telephone Number: 812-320-6237
E-mail: radunn1953@aol.com
Website

Brown County Historical Society
90 E. Gould Street
PO Box 668
Nashville, IN 47448-0668
Telephone Number: 812-988-2899
E-mail: julia@browncountyhistorycenter.org
Website

Family History Centers

Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

For additional nearby Family History Centers, search online in the family history center directory.

Taxation

Indiana tax records complement land records and can be used in place of censuses or to supplement the years between censuses. Because only persons who owned taxable property were listed, many residents were not included in tax lists. There may also be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties.




For more information see the wiki page Indiana Taxation.

Finding More Tax Records

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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 Brown County, Indiana Genealogy County Clerk with divorce records located with the Brown County, Indiana Genealogy Clerk of Courts.

Birth Records
Marriage Records
Death Records

Finding Vital Records at Other Repositories

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Websites

Places

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Brown County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brown_County,_Indiana (accessed 10 May 2012).
  3. Genealogy Trails History Group, “Brown County, Ohio Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/ind/brown/ accessed 3/01/2017.
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "Brown County," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brown_County,_Indiana accessed 3/01/2017.
  5. Blanchard, Charles. Counties of Morgan, Monroe, and Brown, Indiana. Historical and Biographical. (Chicago: F.A. Battey Co, 1884.) 977.2 H2b FHL US/CAN Book FHL Collection[1]INTERNET ARCHIVE
  6. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Browne County, Indiana 211 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.