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Guide to '''Brown County, Ohio ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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}}[[United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Ohio|Ohio]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Brown County''' <br><br>
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=== Historical Facts  ===
 
=== Historical Facts  ===
  
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| bgcolor="#cccc99" width="100%" colspan="6" align="center" | '''Beginning dates for major county records'''
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| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Brown County, Ohio#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Brown County, Ohio#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>  
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>'''[[Brown County, Ohio#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>  
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>'''[[Brown County, Ohio#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>  
| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Brown County, Ohio#Death|Death]]'''</center>  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Brown County, Ohio#Death|Death]]'''</center>  
| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Brown County, Ohio#Census|Tax]]'''</center>  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Brown County, Ohio#Census|Tax]]'''</center>  
| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Brown County, Ohio#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Brown County, Ohio#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>  
| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Brown County, Ohio#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Brown County, Ohio#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''</center>
 
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| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1867</center>  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1867</center>  
| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1818</center>  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1818</center>  
| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1867</center>  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1867</center>  
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| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1818</center>  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1818</center>  
| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1817</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1817</center>
 
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| bgcolor="#99d6ff" width="100%" colspan="6" | '''*For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Brown County, Ohio#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Brown County, Ohio#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Brown County, Ohio#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''*For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Brown County, Ohio#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Brown County, Ohio#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Brown County, Ohio#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
 
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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed from [[Adams County, Ohio|Adams]] and [[Clermont County, Ohio|Clermont]] counties 27 December 1817.<ref name="HBG" />
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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed from [[Adams County, Ohio Genealogy|Adams]] and [[Clermont County, Ohio Genealogy|Clermont]] counties 27 December 1817.<ref name="HBG" />  
 
*'''County Seat: '''Georgetown  
 
*'''County Seat: '''Georgetown  
*'''Neighboring Counties''': {{PAGENAME}} '''residents''' may also have records in [[Bracken County, Kentucky|Bracken County, Kentucky]] and [[Mason County, Kentucky|Mason County, Kentucky]] (south){{·}}[[Adams County, Ohio|Adams]] (east){{·}}[[Clermont County, Ohio|Clermont]] (west){{·}}&nbsp;[[Clinton County, Ohio|Clinton]] (north){{·}}&nbsp;[[Highland County, Ohio|Highland]] (northeast)
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==== Description ====
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The county was named for Major General Jacob Brown, an officer in the War of 1812 who was wounded at the Battle of Lundy's Lane. It's county seat is Georgetown and was founded March 1, 1819.  It is located in the South Western area of the state.
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<ref>http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/brown/ accessed 2/14/2017</ref>
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==== Neighboring Counties ====
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[[Clermont County, Ohio Genealogy|Clermont County]] {{}}
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[[Warren County, Ohio Genealogy|Warren County]] {{•}}
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[[Clinton County, Ohio Genealogy|Clinton County]] {{}}
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[[Highland County, Ohio Genealogy|Highland County]] {{}}
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[[Adams County, Ohio Genealogy|Adams County]] {{}}
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[[Mason County, Kentucky Genealogy|Madson County, Kentucky]] {{}}
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[[Bracken County, Kentucky Genealogy|Bracken County, Kentucky]]
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<center>{{ OHBrown County, Ohio Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
See an interactive map of Brown County [http://www.ohio.n2genealogy.com/oh-maps.html boundary changes].  
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For animated maps illustrating Ohio county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/ohio/ "Rotating Formation Ohio County Boundary Maps"] (1788-1888) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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'''1977'''  A courthouse fire may have damaged records.
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{{Fire+}}
  
 
=== Resources  ===
 
=== Resources  ===
  
 
==== Bible Records  ====
 
==== Bible Records  ====
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For an extensive list of resources for Bible Records see [[Ohio Bible Records]].
  
 
==== Biography  ====
 
==== Biography  ====
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
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*[http://www.ohgenealogy.com/brownco/decatur.htm Decatur Cemetery, Byrd Township]  
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*[http://www.ohgenealogy.com/brownco/eckman.htm Eckman Cemetery, Bryd Township]  
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*[http://www.ohgenealogy.com/brownco/libertychapel.htm Liberty Chapel Cemetery, Byrd Township]  
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| width="31%" bgcolor="#ffff99" align="center" | '''Online Grave Transcripts'''
*[http://www.ohiogenealogyexpress.com/brown/brownco_cemindex.htm Brown County, Ohio Cemetery Index]  
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| width="31%" bgcolor="#dbbff7" align="center" | '''Published Grave Transcripts'''
*[http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/brown/cemeteries.html Brown County, Ohio Cemeteries]  
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| bgcolor="#dbeadc" align="center" | '''County Cemetery Directories'''
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=16419&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down Brown County Cemeteries]  
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*[http://ohiogravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=8 Ohio Gravestones]  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=2047 Find A Grave] (126 cemeteries listed)
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=37&GScnty=2047&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]  
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=37&CScnty=2047 Findagrave.com]  
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[http://www.interment.net/us/oh/Brown.htm Interment.net]
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| bgcolor="#eddffb" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Ohio+Brown+County.&qt=hot_subject WorldCat]  
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[http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx Names in Stone]
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[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/ohio/brown.htm USGW Tombstones]
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[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Ohio&county=Brown&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves]  
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[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=16419&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=49&stateAbbv=&stateName= Epodunk]  
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[http://ohiogravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=8 Ohio Gravestones]  
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*[http://www.ohiogenealogyexpress.com/brown/brownco_cemindex.htm Brown County, Ohio Cemetery Index]   Ohio GenealogyExpress
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/brown/cemeteries.html Brown County, Ohio Cemeteries]  GenealogyTrails
 
*[http://ohio.hometownlocator.com/features/cultural,class,cemetery,scfips,39015.cfm Ohio Home Town Locator, Brown County, OH]&nbsp;(96 cemeteries listed)  
 
*[http://ohio.hometownlocator.com/features/cultural,class,cemetery,scfips,39015.cfm Ohio Home Town Locator, Brown County, OH]&nbsp;(96 cemeteries listed)  
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/ohio/brown.htm The Tombstone Transcription Project]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/oh/tombpics/brown/brownco.htm Ohio Tombstone Photo Project, Brown County]  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/oh/tombpics/brown/brownco.htm Ohio Tombstone Photo Project, Brown County]  
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*[http://www.genealogytoday.com/pub/ohbrownco.htm Brown County of Ohio Cemeteries]  
*[http://www.genealogytoday.com/pub/ohbrownco.htm Brown Count of Ohio Cemeteries]  
 
*[http://www.genealogytoday.com/pub/arnheim.htm German Reformed Presbyterian Cemetery]
 
*[http://politicalgraveyard.com/geo/OH/BR.html The Political Graveyard]
 
*Many obituaries, bible and cemetery Records for Brown County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see {{FHL|627115|title-id|disp=topic details}}.
 
 
*Many cemetery records for Brown County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see {{FHL|357305|subject-id|disp=topic details}}.
 
*Many cemetery records for Brown County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see {{FHL|357305|subject-id|disp=topic details}}.
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Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.
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See [[Ohio Cemeteries|Ohio Cemeteries]] for more information.
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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==== Church Records  ====
 
==== Church Records  ====
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{{OH Church Intro}}
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===== General  =====
  
 
*[http://ohio.hometownlocator.com/features/cultural,class,church,scfips,39015.cfm Brown County, Ohio Churches]  
 
*[http://ohio.hometownlocator.com/features/cultural,class,church,scfips,39015.cfm Brown County, Ohio Churches]  
 
*[http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=%22brown+county+ohio%22+churches&fb=1&gl=us&hq=churches&hnear=%22brown+county+ohio%22&view=text&ei=Fwf1SqyAG4_8sgOrwqC0CQ&sa=X&oi=local_group&ct=more-results&resnum=4&ved=0CCYQtQMwAw Churches near Brown County, Ohio]  
 
*[http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=%22brown+county+ohio%22+churches&fb=1&gl=us&hq=churches&hnear=%22brown+county+ohio%22&view=text&ei=Fwf1SqyAG4_8sgOrwqC0CQ&sa=X&oi=local_group&ct=more-results&resnum=4&ved=0CCYQtQMwAw Churches near Brown County, Ohio]  
 
*[http://www.browncountyohio.us/links/churches_complete_listings.htm Churches Brown County, Ohio]
 
*[http://www.browncountyohio.us/links/churches_complete_listings.htm Churches Brown County, Ohio]
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{{Template:OH Church Records Repositories|Brown|700099}}
  
 
==== Court Records  ====
 
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==== History  ====
 
==== History  ====
  
{{Wikipedia|Brown County, Ohio}}
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===== Local Histories  =====
  
===== Local Histories  =====
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{{OH History}}
  
*[http://www.ohgenealogy.com/brownco/bios.htm Brown County, Ohio Biographies]
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:*''The History of Brown County, Ohio: Containing a History of the County, Its Townships, Towns, Churches, Schools, Etc., General and Local Statistics, Portraits of Early Settlers and Prominent Men, History of the Northwest Territory, History of Ohio, Map of Brown County, Constitution of the United States, Miscellaneous Matters, Etc., Etc.'' (Chicago&nbsp;: W. H. Beers &amp; Co., 1883) Digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=udUyAQAAMAAJ Google Books]; {{FSbook|1021089}}; {{FHL|558455|item|disp=FHL book 977.1796 H2h}}
*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ABrown+County+%28Ohio%29+Biography.&qt=hot_subject Brown County, Ohio Biography] (WorldCat)
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:*Williams, Byron, ''History of Clermont and Brown Counties, Ohio: from the earliest historical times down to the present.'' (Milford, Ohio&nbsp;: Hobart Pub. Co., 1913.) Digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=bdYyAQAAMAAJ Google Books]; {{FSbook|1021089}}; {{FHL|1026209|item|disp=FHL book 977.17 H2w 1987}}; {{FHL|101019|item|disp=FHL film 934884}}
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brown_County%2C_Ohio Brown County, Ohio] (WikipediA)  
 
*''[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~henryhowesbook/brown.html Historical Collections of Ohio]''by Henry Howe Volume 1 (1888)  
 
*[http://www.nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com/OH/Brown/state.html National Register of Historic Places]  
 
*Many history records for Brown County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see {{FHL|346239|subject-id|disp=topic details}}.
 
  
 
==== Land and Property  ====
 
==== Land and Property  ====
  
*[http://www.landaccess.com/sites/oh/brown/index.php Brown County Land Records]  
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{{OH Land}}
*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/PatentSearch/Default.asp?Tab1=2&f1=OH&f10=OH015&f24=GENEALOGY&f25=PATENTEE_NAME&f26=ACCESSION_SERIAL_NUMBER Land Patent Search]  
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:*'''1818-1829''' - [http://www.usgwarchives.net/oh/brown/deeds-index.html Brown County deeds] Courtesy of OhioGenWeb Archives
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:*'''various years''' - [http://www.ohgenealogy.com/brownco/landrecords.htm Brown County deeds] Courtesy of OhioGenWeb
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*Many land records for Brown County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see {{FHL|382396|subject-id|disp=topic details}}.
 
*Many land records for Brown County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see {{FHL|382396|subject-id|disp=topic details}}.
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{{Template:OH Land and Property Other Repositories|Brown|382396}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/ohio/ Maps of Ohio (1788-1940)]
 
*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~shastaca/maps/OH/OH32map.html 1914 County Map for Brown-Clermont]  
 
*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~shastaca/maps/OH/OH32map.html 1914 County Map for Brown-Clermont]  
 
*[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/maps/map-of-Brown-County-Ohio.htm Brown County, Ohio Map]  
 
*[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/maps/map-of-Brown-County-Ohio.htm Brown County, Ohio Map]  
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
*[http://www.ohgenealogy.com/brownco/newspapers.htm Brown County Newspapers]  
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{{OHnewspapers|Brown}}
*[http://www.mhrising.com/newspapers/Ohio%20Newspapers/castigator.htm Abstracts from before 1850], Southwestern Ohio Newspapers, The Castigator
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*[http://www.mhrising.com/newspapers/Ohio%20Newspapers/democratic_standard.htm The Democratic Standard], from before 1850  
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:*[http://www.ohgenealogy.com/brownco/newspapers.htm Brown County Newspapers]  
*Many newspaper extracts for Brown County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see {{FHL|825130|subject-id|disp=topic details}}.
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:*[http://www.ohgenealogy.com/brownco/newspapers.htm Brown County Newspapers]  
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:*[http://www.mhrising.com/newspapers/Ohio%20Newspapers/democratic_standard.htm The Democratic Standard], from before 1850  
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:*Many newspaper extracts for Brown County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see {{FHL|825130|subject-id|disp=topic details}}.
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'''Online Newspapers'''<br>
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:*[http://www.ohgenealogy.com/brownco/newspapers.htm Brown County Newspapers]
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:*[http://www.mhrising.com/newspapers/Ohio%20Newspapers The Democratic Standard Newspapers]
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'''Online Newspaper Abstracts'''<br>
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:*[http://www.ohgenealogy.com/brownco/newspapers.htm Brown County Newspapers]
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'''Newspaper Extracts and Abstracts in Book Form'''<br>
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{{OHnewspaper abstracts|Brown}}&nbsp;
  
 
==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
*[http://www.sampubco.com/wills/oh/ohbrown.htm Brown County, Ohio Will Testators]&nbsp;(1817-1858)
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{{OH Probate Intro}}
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1786 - 1998''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8801 Ohio Wills and Probate Records 1786-1998] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1789 - 1996''' {{RecordSearch|1992421|Ohio Probate Records 1789-1996}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — images
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*'''1790–1967''' - {{RecordSearch|1992421|Ohio, Probate Records, 1790-1967}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free. This collection consists of probate records and estate files from county courthouses in Ohio. The content and time period varies by county, with more records being added as they become available. This Collection will include records from 1789 to 1996. Currently, (September 2012) the collection is only searchable by [[How to Navigate Browsable Images|browsing]] the images. A list of Fires that have destroyed records in the courthouses of several counties are listed on the [https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Ohio_Probate_Records_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) Record Description page]. <br>
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*'''1817-1858''' - [http://www.sampubco.com/wills/oh/ohbrown.htm Brown County, Ohio Will Testators]  
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*'''1818-1886''' - [http://www.usgwarchives.net/oh/brown/wills-index.html community contributed wills] includes an index, Courtesy of OhioGenWeb Archives
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*'''various years''' - [http://www.ohgenealogy.com/brownco/wills.htm community contributed wills] Courtesy of OhioGenWeb
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*Many probate records for Brown County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see {{FHL|382244|subject-id|disp=topic details}}.
 
*Many probate records for Brown County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see {{FHL|382244|subject-id|disp=topic details}}.
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{{Template:OH Probate Repositories|Brown|382244}}
  
 
==== Public Records  ====
 
==== Public Records  ====
  
 
==== Repositories  ====
 
==== Repositories  ====
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===== Courthouse  =====
 
===== Courthouse  =====
  
[http://www.browncountycourt.org/ Brown County Courthouse]<br> 101 S Main Street <br>Georgetown, OH 45121-00<br> Phone: 937.378.3100&nbsp;<br><br>
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[http://www.browncountycourt.org/ Brown County Courthouse]<br> 101 S Main Street <br>Georgetown, OH 45121-00<br> Phone: 937.378.3100&nbsp;<br><br>  
  
'''''Probate Judge ''''' has birth, marriage and probate records from 1800’s. <br>
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'''''Probate Judge''''' has birth, marriage and probate records from 1800’s. <br> '''''County Health Department''''' has death records from 1800’s. <br> '''''Court Clerk''''' has divorce and court records from 1800’s. <br> '''''County Recorder''''' has land records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 540, Brown County, Ohio. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
'''''County Health Department ''''' has death records from 1800’s. <br>
 
'''''Court Clerk ''''' has divorce and court records from 1800’s. <br>
 
'''''County Recorder ''''' has land records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 540, Brown County, Ohio. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
  
 
===== Family History Centers  =====
 
===== Family History Centers  =====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
*[[Georgetown Ohio Family History Center]]
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{{OH fhc|Brown}}[[Georgetown Ohio Family History Center|Georgetown Ohio Family History Center]]. For additional nearby Family History Centers, search online in the [http://www.familysearch.org/locations FHC directory].
  
 
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==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
[[Ohio Tax Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Ohio Tax Records, 1816-1838]]  
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{{OH Tax Intro}}
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[[Ohio Tax Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Ohio Tax Records, 1816-1838]] {{Template:OH Tax Records Repositories|Brown|472850}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{OH Vital Intro}}
  
 
===== Birth  =====
 
===== Birth  =====
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:*'''1800-1962''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2541 Ohio, Births and Christenings Index, 1800-1962] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ ancestry.com] ($)
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:*'''1821–1962''' - {{RecordSearch|1680845|Ohio, Births and Christenings, 1821-1962}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free. This is an incomplete index of extractions of original records and of patron-submitted records. This index is not complete for any particular place or region. Information may have been previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.
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:*'''1856–1909''' - {{RecordSearch|1932106|Ohio, County Births, 1856-1909}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free; Index. The collection includes a name index and images of county birth records in Ohio. The time period and type of record varies by county. ''Original Birth Records on Microfilm''
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:*'''1908-1964''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3146 Ohio, Birth Index, 1908-1964] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ ancestry.com] ($)
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:*'''various years''' - [http://www.ohgenealogy.com/brownco/births.htm community contributed births] Courtesy of OhioGenWeb
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:*'''various years''' - [http://www.usgwarchives.net/oh/brown/vitals-index.html community contributed births] Courtesy of OhioGenWeb Archives
  
 
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''Online Marriage Indexes and Records''<br>
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:*'''1789-2013''' - {{RecordSearch|1614804|Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
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:*'''1800-1958''' - {{RecordSearch|1681001|Ohio, Marriages, 1800-1958}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free; Index. Name index to marriage records from the state of Ohio. Microfilm copies of these records are available at the Family History Library and some FamilySearch Centers. Due to privacy laws, recent records may not be displayed. The year range represents most of the records. A few records may be earlier or later.
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:*'''1800-1942''' {{RecordSearch|2367319|Ohio, Marriages, 1800-1942}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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:*'''1803-1900''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5194 Ohio Marriages, 1803-1900] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ ancestry.com] ($)
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:*'''1898-1912''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48348 Ohio Marriages] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ ancestry.com] ($)
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:*'''1970-2007''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2025 Ohio Marriage Index, 1970, 1972-2007] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ ancestry.com] ($)
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:*'''various years''' - [http://www.usgwarchives.net/oh/brown/vitals-index.html community contributed marriages] Courtesy of OhioGenWeb Archives
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:*'''various years''' - [http://www.ohgenealogy.com/brownco/marriages.htm community contributed marriages] Courtesy of OhioGenWeb
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''Original Marriage Records on Microfilm''
  
 
===== Death  =====
 
===== Death  =====
  
*'''[[Ohio Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953]]''' Free name indexes and images at [[Ohio Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)|FamilySearch]]. Records include such information as birth date of deceased, city, county, and state of death, name of spouse if married, names of parents, maiden name of mother, name of informant, if deceased was single, married, windowed or divorced, occupation of deceased.
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'''''Online Death Indexes and Records'''''
*[http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/brown/browndeaths.html Brown County, Ohio 1909 Deaths]
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=5763&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Ohio Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2002] $
 
*[http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5194 Ohio Marriages, 1803-1900] $
 
*[http://www.vitalrec.com/ohcounties1.html#Brown Brown County Vital Records]
 
*Many vital records for Brown County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, {{FHL|347033|subject-id|disp=see topic details}}.
 
  
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:*'''1840-2001''' - {{RecordSearch|2128172|Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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:*'''1867-1908''' - [http://www.vitalrec.com/ohcounties1.html#Brown Brown County Vital Records]
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:*'''1909''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/brown/browndeaths.html Brown County, Ohio 1909 Deaths]
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:*'''1908-1932, 1938-1944, 1958-2002'''- [http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=5763&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Ohio Deaths] $
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:*'''various years''' - [http://www.usgwarchives.net/oh/brown/vitals-index.html community contributed deaths] Courtesy of OhioGenWeb Archives
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:*'''various years''' - [http://www.ohgenealogy.com/brownco/deathcerts.htm community contributed deaths] Courtesy of OhioGenWeb
  
*{{FHL|Ohio%2C+Brown|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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'''''Original Death Records on Microfilm'''''
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===== Divorce  =====
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:*'''1962-2007''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2026 Ohio Divorce Index, 1962-1963, 1967-1971, 1973-2007] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ ancestry.com] ($) <br>
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/ohio/brown-county/ Brown County, OH History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/102354897055084945585 Ohio Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/219410844759934/ Ohio Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
 
*[http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~maggieoh/mbrown.html Brown County Ohio]  
 
*[http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~maggieoh/mbrown.html Brown County Ohio]  
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/OH/Brown-County.htm Brown County OH Genealogy]
 
*[http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~teri/OH/brown-co.htm Brown County, Ohio History and Genealogy]  
 
*[http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~teri/OH/brown-co.htm Brown County, Ohio History and Genealogy]  
*[http://www.ohiogenealogyexpress.com/brown/ Ohio Genealogy Express]  
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*[http://www.ohiogenealogyexpress.com/brown/ Ohio Genealogy Express] *[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/OH/Brown/ Linkpendium]  
*[http://www.myohiogenealogy.com/oh-county-brown.html Brown County History and Information]
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/OH/Brown/ Linkpendium]  
 
 
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/oh-local.htm#Brown Cyndi's List]. Brown County
 
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/oh-local.htm#Brown Cyndi's List]. Brown County
  
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Latest revision as of 19:32, 23 August 2017

United States
Ohio
Brown County

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


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Brown County, Ohio
Map
Boundary map of Brown County, Ohio
Map of the U.S. highlighting Ohio
Location of Ohio in the U.S.
Courthouse
Brown County, Ohio Courthouse.jpg
Address Brown County Courthouse
101 S. Main St.
Georgetown, Ohio 45121
Brown County Website
Phone: 937.378.3100



Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1867
1818
1867
1818
1817
*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries
  • Parent Counties: Formed from Adams and Clermont counties 27 December 1817.[1]
  • County Seat: Georgetown

Description

The county was named for Major General Jacob Brown, an officer in the War of 1812 who was wounded at the Battle of Lundy's Lane. It's county seat is Georgetown and was founded March 1, 1819. It is located in the South Western area of the state. [2]

Neighboring Counties

Clermont County  • Warren County  • Clinton County  • Highland County  • Adams County  • Madson County, Kentucky  • Bracken County, Kentucky


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Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Ohio county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Ohio County Boundary Maps" (1788-1888) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

1977 A courthouse fire may have damaged records.

For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:

Resources

Bible Records

For an extensive list of resources for Bible Records see Ohio Bible Records.

Biography

Business Records and Commerce

Cemeteries

Online Grave Transcripts Published Grave Transcripts County Cemetery Directories

Findagrave.com

Family History Library

Findagrave.com

Interment.net

WorldCat

Names in Stone

USGW Tombstones

Billion Graves

Billion Graves

Epodunk

Ohio Gravestones

Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.

See Ohio Cemeteries for more information.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
182013,356
183017,86733.8%
184022,71527.1%
185027,33220.3%
186029,9589.6%
187030,8022.8%
188032,9116.8%
189029,899−9.2%
190028,237−5.6%
191024,832−12.1%
192022,621−8.9%
193020,148−10.9%
194021,6387.4%
195022,2212.7%
196025,17813.3%
197026,6355.8%
198031,92019.8%
199034,9669.5%
200042,28520.9%
201044,8466.1%

Church Records

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Ohio denominations, view the Ohio Church Records wiki page.

General
Finding More Church Records

Additional church records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Brown County, Ohio Genealogy Church Records in online catalogs like:

Court Records

  • Record Project, Brown County Public Record Informatin Guide
  • Many court records for Brown County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see topic details.
  • Many orphans and orphanages for Brown County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see topic details.

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Funeral Homes

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Brown County, Ohio Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Ohio Local Histories.

  • The History of Brown County, Ohio: Containing a History of the County, Its Townships, Towns, Churches, Schools, Etc., General and Local Statistics, Portraits of Early Settlers and Prominent Men, History of the Northwest Territory, History of Ohio, Map of Brown County, Constitution of the United States, Miscellaneous Matters, Etc., Etc. (Chicago : W. H. Beers & Co., 1883) Digital version at Google Books; FamilySearch Books Online; FHL book 977.1796 H2h
  • Williams, Byron, History of Clermont and Brown Counties, Ohio: from the earliest historical times down to the present. (Milford, Ohio : Hobart Pub. Co., 1913.) Digital version at Google Books; FamilySearch Books Online; FHL book 977.17 H2w 1987; FHL film 934884

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.

See Ohio Land and Property for additional information about early Ohio land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.

  • Many land records for Brown County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see topic details.
Finding More Land Records

Additional land records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Brown County, Ohio Genealogy Land and Property Records in online catalogs like:


Maps

Ohbrown.jpg

Military

Naturalization and Citizenship

  • Many naturalization and citizenship records for Brown County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see topic details.

Newspapers

Brown County, Ohio 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.

To access newspapers, contact public libraries, Ohio Genealogical Society chapters, college or university libraries, the Library of Congress, Google News, or the Ohio Historical Society. The Ohio Genealogical Society Obituary Database is another source of newspaper information.

For more Ohio newspaper information see the Newspaper Guides on the wiki page Ohio Newspapers.

Online Newspapers

Online Newspaper Abstracts

Newspaper Extracts and Abstracts in Book Form

Finding More Ohio Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Brown County Ohio newspapers in online catalogs like:

Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate

Probate records created after 1852 are held by the Brown County, Ohio Genealogy Probate Court. From 1797 or the creation of the county, probate records were held by the Court of Common Pleas. Most counties transferred all records to the Probate Court, but in some circumstances, Court of Common Pleas records should be searched for records prior to 1852. Most records are housed at the Brown County, Ohio Genealogy Courthouse. Some records are on microfilm at the Ohio Genealogical Society and the Family History Library. For more complete information about the location of county probate records see:

See the wiki page Ohio Probate Records for information about how to use probate records.

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, marriage, adoption, and birth and death records (1867-1908 only).


Online Probate Records

  • Many probate records for Brown County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see topic details.
Finding More Probate Records

Additional probate records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Brown County, Ohio Genealogy Probate Records in online catalogs like:

Public Records

Repositories

Courthouse

Brown County Courthouse
101 S Main Street
Georgetown, OH 45121-00
Phone: 937.378.3100 

Probate Judge has birth, marriage and probate records from 1800’s.
County Health Department has death records from 1800’s.
Court Clerk has divorce and court records from 1800’s.
County Recorder has land records.[1]

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.

FamilySearch Centers are branches of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, and are located all over the world. Their goal is to provide resources for family history research.

The main FamilySearch Center for Brown County, Ohio Genealogy is the Georgetown Ohio Family History Center. For additional nearby Family History Centers, search online in the FHC directory.

Libraries
Museums
Societies

Schools

  • Ohio Schools
  • Many school records for Brown County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see topic details.

Taxation

Ohio tax records complement land records and can be used in place of censuses before 1820 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 Ohio Taxation.

Ohio Tax Records, 1816-1838 Finding More Tax Records

Additional tax records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Brown County, Ohio Genealogy Tax Records in online catalogs like:

Vital Records

Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Although Ohio enacted a statute in 1856 -1857 requiring registration of births, deaths and marriages, many counties did not comply. A second law was written in 1867 but, again, was not always followed. By 1908, the law was more clearly defined and kept. Any existing birth and death records from 1867 through December 19, 1908 are located at the Brown County, Ohio Genealogy Probate Court. The Ohio Department of Health has birth records filed after December 20, 1908 and death records filed after January 1, 1954 while the Ohio Historical Society houses death records from December 20, 1908 through December 31, 1953.

Original marriage records are held at the office of the Brown County, Ohio Genealogy Probate Court with divorce records located with the Brown County, Ohio Genealogy Clerk of Courts.

See also How to order Ohio Vital Records or order vital records electronically online.

Birth

Online Birth Indexes and Records

Marriage

Online Marriage Indexes and Records

Original Marriage Records on Microfilm

Death

Online Death Indexes and Records

Original Death Records on Microfilm

Divorce

Finding More Vital Records

Additional vital records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Brown County, Ohio Genealogy Vital Records in online catalogs like:

Websites

Places

Populated Places

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 540, Brown County, Ohio. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/brown/ accessed 2/14/2017
  3. Carol Willsey Bell, Ohio Wills and Estates to 1850: An Index (Columbus, Ohio: the author, 1981). FamilySearch Books Online - Free online copy.