Bartholomew County, Indiana

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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.
Facts
Founded January 8, 1821
County Seat Columbus
Courthouse
Address Bartholomew County Courthouse
440 3rd St; PO Box 924
Columbus, IN 47202-0924
Phone 812.379.1600
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Contents

Historical Facts

Populated Places

Boundary Changes

Neighboring Counties

Record Loss

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business Records

Cemeteries

Census Records

For tips on accessing Bartholomew County, Indiana 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
Lutheran

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic and Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogies

Histories

Local Histories

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

Land and Property

Maps

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

Newspapers

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.

Public Records

Repositories

Courthouse

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]

Archives
Libraries
Museums
Societies
Family History Centers

School Records

Taxation

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

Birth Records
Marriage Records
Death Records

Voter Registration

Web Sites

References

  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.