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United States Gotoarrow.png Nebraska Gotoarrow.png Brown County

Brown County, Nebraska genealogy and family history research page. Guide to genealogy, history, and courthouse sources including birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, wills, deeds and land records, Civil War records, family histories, cemeteries, churches, tax records, newspapers, and obituaries.

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Online Records

Brown County, Nebraska
Map of Nebraska highlighting Brown County
Location in the state of Nebraska
Map of the U.S. highlighting Nebraska
Location of Nebraska in the U.S.
Founded February 19, 1883
County Seat Ainsworth
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Address Brown County Courthouse
148 W. 4th Street
Ainsworth, Nebraska 69210-1696
Phone: 402.387.2705

County Courthouse

Brown County Courthouse
148 W 4th St;
Ainsworth, NE 69210
Phone: 402.387.2705

County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1883,
naturalization records 1884-1922 and military discharge records from 1919.
County Judge has probate records.
Clerk District Court has divorce and court records.
County Superintendent of Schools has school census records from 1883. [1]


Parent County

1883--Brown County was created 19 February 1883 from unorganized territory. County seat: Ainsworth [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




For tips on accessing Brown County, Nebraska Genealogy census records online, see: Nebraska Census.




Local Histories






Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services or the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred.

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Brown County, Nebraska page 428, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).