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[[United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Ohio|Ohio]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] '''Brown County'''
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| bgcolor="#cccc99" width="100%" align="center" colspan="6" | '''Dates for major county records'''
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Brown County, Ohio#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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*'''[[Brown County, Ohio#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Brown County, Ohio#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Brown County, Ohio#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]''' <br>
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*'''Parent counties'''&nbsp;
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*{{PAGENAME}} '''residents''' may also have records in<br>'''Neighboring Counties:'''
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*[http://ohsweb.ohiohistory.org/death// Ohio Death Certificate Index 1913-1944]
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*{{RecordSearch|1614804|Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-1994}} Index and Images (Incomplete)
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*{{RecordSearch|1307272|Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953}} Index and Images
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*{{RecordSearch|1949341|Ohio, Death Index, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2007}}
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*{{RecordSearch|1681001|Ohio, Marriages, 1800-1958}} Index only
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*{{RecordSearch|1681000|Ohio Deaths and Burials, 1854-1997}} Index only
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| building address = Brown County Courthouse<br>101 S. Main St.<br>Georgetown, Ohio 45121<br>[http://www.browncountyohio.gov/ Brown County Website]<br> Phone: 937.378.3100
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}}[[United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Ohio|Ohio]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Brown County''' <br><br>
  
== County Courthouse ==
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=== Historical Facts ===
  
*[http://www.browncountycourt.org/ Brown County Municipal Court]  
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*[http://www.browncountyohio.gov/ Brown County, Ohio Government Web Portal]  
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brown_County_Courthouse_(Ohio) Brown Count Courthouse] (WikipediA)
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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, Ohio#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>'''[[Brown County, Ohio#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Brown County, Ohio#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Brown County, Ohio#Census|Tax]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Brown County, Ohio#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1867</center>
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== History  ==
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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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*'''County Seat: '''Georgetown  
{{Wikipedia|Brown County, Ohio}}
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*'''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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==== Parent County  ====
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'''1817--'''Brown County was created 27 December 1817&nbsp;from [[Adams County, Ohio|Adams]] and [[Clermont County, Ohio|Clermont]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Georgetown <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002)</ref>
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
== Places / Localities ==
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=== Resources ===
  
==== Populated Places ====
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==== Bible Records ====
  
*[http://www.ohgenealogy.com/brownco/townships.htm Brown County, Ohio Townships]
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==== Biography ====
*[http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/OH/Brown_County/ Histopolis] Brown County, Ohio
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Register_of_Historic_Places_listings_in_Brown_County,_Ohio National Register of Historic Places listings in Brown County, Ohio]
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brown_County,_Ohio Brown County, Ohio] (WikipediA)
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brown_County,_Ohio Place Names], Brown County Populated Places
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==== Neighboring Counties ====
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*[[Adams County, Ohio|Adams]]
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*[[Bracken County, Kentucky|Bracken County, Kentucky]]
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*[[Clermont County, Ohio|Clermont]]
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*[[Clinton County, Ohio|Clinton]]
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*[[Highland County, Ohio|Highland]]
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*[[Mason County, Kentucky|Mason County, Kentucky]]
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== Resources ==
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==== Business Records and Commerce ====
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[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]  
 
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/ohio/brown.htm The Tombstone Transcription Project]  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/oh/tombpics/brown/brownco.htm Ohio Tombstone Photo Project, Brown County]  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/oh/tombpics/brown/brownco.htm Ohio Tombstone Photo Project, Brown County]  
 
*[http://www.genealogytoday.com/pub/ohbrownco.htm Brown Count 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://www.genealogytoday.com/pub/arnheim.htm German Reformed Presbyterian Cemetery]  
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*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}}.
  
==== Census and Directories ====
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==== Census  ====
  
 
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=6224&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 1930 United States Federal Census] $
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=6224&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 1930 United States Federal Census] $
  
==== Church  ====
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==== Church Records ====
  
 
*[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]  
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*[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]
  
==== Court  ====
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==== Court Records ====
  
 
*[http://recordsproject.com/county/ohio/brown.asp Record Project, Brown County Public Record Informatin Guide]  
 
*[http://recordsproject.com/county/ohio/brown.asp Record Project, Brown County Public Record Informatin Guide]  
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*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 {{FHL|340317|subject-id|disp=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 {{FHL|340317|subject-id|disp=topic details.}}
  
==== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups ====
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==== Emigration and Immigration ====
  
===== Germans =====
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==== Funeral Homes  ====
 
==== Funeral Homes  ====
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*[http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=%22brown+county+ohio%22+funeral+homes&fb=1&gl=us&hq=funeral+homes&hnear=%22brown+county+ohio%22&view=text&ei=tAf1Sv3CF43MsgO23PwY&sa=X&oi=local_group&ct=more-results&resnum=1&ved=0CB8QtQMwAA Funeral Homes near Brown County, Ohio]
 
*[http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=%22brown+county+ohio%22+funeral+homes&fb=1&gl=us&hq=funeral+homes&hnear=%22brown+county+ohio%22&view=text&ei=tAf1Sv3CF43MsgO23PwY&sa=X&oi=local_group&ct=more-results&resnum=1&ved=0CB8QtQMwAA Funeral Homes near Brown County, Ohio]
  
==== Land ====
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==== Gazetteers ====
  
*[http://www.landaccess.com/sites/oh/brown/index.php Brown County Land Records]
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==== Genealogy  ====
*[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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*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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==== Local Histories  ====
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==== History  ====
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{{Wikipedia|Brown County, Ohio}}
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*[http://www.ohgenealogy.com/brownco/bios.htm Brown County, Ohio Biographies]  
 
*[http://www.ohgenealogy.com/brownco/bios.htm Brown County, Ohio Biographies]  
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*[http://www.nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com/OH/Brown/state.html National Register of Historic Places]  
 
*[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}}.
 
*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}}.
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==== Land and Property  ====
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*[http://www.landaccess.com/sites/oh/brown/index.php Brown County Land Records]
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*[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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*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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==== Newspapers  ====
 
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{{OHnewspapers|Brown}}
  
 
*[http://www.ohgenealogy.com/brownco/newspapers.htm Brown County Newspapers]  
 
*[http://www.ohgenealogy.com/brownco/newspapers.htm Brown County Newspapers]  
*[http://www.mhrising.com/newspapers/Ohio%20Newspapers/castigator.htm Abstracts from before 1850], Southwestern Ohio Newspapers, The Castigator
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*[http://www.ohgenealogy.com/brownco/newspapers.htm Brown County Newspapers]  
 
*[http://www.mhrising.com/newspapers/Ohio%20Newspapers/democratic_standard.htm The Democratic Standard], from before 1850  
 
*[http://www.mhrising.com/newspapers/Ohio%20Newspapers/democratic_standard.htm The Democratic Standard], from before 1850  
 
*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}}.
 
*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
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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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==== Obituaries  ====
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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{{OH Probate Intro}}
  
 
*[http://www.sampubco.com/wills/oh/ohbrown.htm Brown County, Ohio Will Testators]&nbsp;(1817-1858)  
 
*[http://www.sampubco.com/wills/oh/ohbrown.htm Brown County, Ohio Will Testators]&nbsp;(1817-1858)  
 
*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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==== Public Records  ====
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===== Courthouse  =====
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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>
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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>
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Georgetown Ohio Family History Center]]
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===== Libraries  =====
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*[http://library.public-libraries.org/county/OH/BrownCounty.html Public Libraries]
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*[http://www.ohgenealogy.com/brownco/ Brown County OHGenWeb Project]
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*[http://bcohs.com/ Brown County, Ohio Historical Society]
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*[http://web2.ohiohistory.org/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=X24H8654484E8.39314&profile=allsoc&uri=link=3100009~!321297~!3100001~!3100002&aspect=basic_search&menu=search&ri=1&source=~!horizon&term=Brown+County+(Ohio)+--+Genealogy.&index=#focus Ohio Historical Society Collections]
  
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
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{{OH Vital Intro}}
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===== 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.  
 
*'''[[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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*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}}.
 
*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}}.
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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=== Web Sites  ===
 
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*[http://www.ohgenealogy.com/brownco/ Brown County OHGenWeb Project]
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*[http://library.public-libraries.org/county/OH/BrownCounty.html Public Libraries]
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*[http://bcohs.com/ Brown County, Ohio Historical Society]
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*[http://web2.ohiohistory.org/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=X24H8654484E8.39314&profile=allsoc&uri=link=3100009~!321297~!3100001~!3100002&aspect=basic_search&menu=search&ri=1&source=~!horizon&term=Brown+County+(Ohio)+--+Genealogy.&index=#focus Ohio Historical Society Collections]
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Georgetown Ohio Family History Center]]
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== Web Sites  ==
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*{{FHL|Ohio%2C+Brown|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*{{FHL|Ohio%2C+Brown|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*[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
  
== References  ==
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=== Places  ===
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==== Populated Places  ====
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*[http://www.ohgenealogy.com/brownco/townships.htm Brown County, Ohio Townships]
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*[http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/OH/Brown_County/ Histopolis] Brown County, Ohio
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Register_of_Historic_Places_listings_in_Brown_County,_Ohio National Register of Historic Places listings in Brown County, Ohio]
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brown_County,_Ohio Brown County, Ohio] (WikipediA)
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brown_County,_Ohio Place Names], Brown County Populated Places
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=== References  ===
  
 
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[[Category:Brown_County,_Ohio]]
 
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Revision as of 00:43, 2 February 2013

Hand and keyboard.jpg Ohio
Online Records
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
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Contents

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

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Brown County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Business Records and Commerce

Cemeteries

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

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

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Brown County, Ohio
Local Histories

Land and Property

Maps

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 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

Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate

Probate records created after 1852 are held by the Brown County, Ohio 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 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).

  • Brown County, Ohio Will Testators (1817-1858)
  • 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.

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
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, 1816-1838

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 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 Probate Court with divorce records located with the Brown County, Ohio Clerk of Courts.

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

Birth
Marriage
Death

Web Sites

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. Carol Willsey Bell, Ohio Wills and Estates to 1850: An Index (Columbus, Ohio: the author, 1981). FamilySearch Books Online - Free online copy.