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Bartholomew County, Indiana

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Bartholomew County

Bartholomew County was founded on January 8, 1821 from Delaware New Purchase and Jackson County. This county was named for Lt. Col. Joseph Bartholomew, a hero of the Battle of Tippecanoe.

The Bartholomew County Seat is located in Columbus also, the county government website is .

Counties bordering Bartholomew County are  Shelby County (northeast), Decatur County (east), Jennings County (southeast), Jackson County (south), Brown County (west), Johnson County (northwest).

Cities, Towns & Communities located in Bartholomew County include  Clifford, Columbus, Edinburgh, Elizabethtown, Hartsville, Hope, Jonesville, Taylorsville.

Townships located in Bartholomew County include  Clay, Clifty, Columbus, Flat Rock, German, Harrison, Haw Creek, Jackson, Ohio, Rock Creek, Sand Creek, Wayne.

Bartholomew County vital records can be found at the Indiana Office of Vital Records which has copies of birth and death records. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Indiana for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Bartholomew County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Indiana Birth Certificate or Death Certificate Application to mail.

Bartholomew County consists of Federal Census Schedules to guide in looking into your family tree. Federal Population Schedules can be found for 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Bartholomew Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Bartholomew Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Bartholomew Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research.

Bartholomew County Societies and Family History Resources

A list of Bartholomew County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.

Bartholomew County Courthouse and Government Records

Bartholomew County Courthouse

Genealogist typically overlook the importance of Bartholomew County court, probate, and land records data as a resource of genealogical information and facts. Buried away in Indiana courthouses and archives just about everywhere tend to be the desires and frustrations of many Indiana inhabitants.

The odds are great that your chosen ancestors have left a comprehensive record of at least quite a few facets of their lives in the Bartholomew County court records. Even if your forefathers is not brought up in a Court case, consider all of the other methods which may have lead to him or her appearing in court records.

The below details shows what birth, death, marriage, land, wills, and legal records are typically in Bartholomew County. The dates indicated listed below are the first widely known records for this particular county.

You need to speak to the clerk's department to determine hours, mailing address, fees and other facts in advance of visiting or asking for information because of in some cases changing contact info. The Department Offices DO NOT DO RESEARCH. The records and documents are accessible to interested parties, barring private issues. The majority of staff will assist people in obtaining the materials, but it is up to the person to do the research.
  • Bartholomew County Clerk responsiblities include administering Court Records of all Court Cases, prepares the Court's permanent historical record, performs marriage ceremonies, process marriage applications and issue marriage licenses, processes and distributes documents for court cases, and keeps a record of all wills and matters of trust in probate proceedings. The County Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  The staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.
    • Address: 234 Washington Street • P.O. Box 924 • Columbus, IN 47201
    • Phone:812 379-1600
    • Marriage Records: 1821
    • Probate Records: 1821
    • Court Records: 1821
  • Bartholomew County Recorder maintains, preserves and Records Deeds, Mortgages, Assignments, Releases, Powers of Attorney, Real Estate Contracts, Annexations, Trustee Elections, Affidavits, Final Decrees, Surveys, Federal Tax Liens, Mechanics Liens, Military Discharges, Articles of Incorporation, Cemetery Deeds, Bonds, Plats, Condominiums, Firms Doing Business Under Assumed Names, Delinquent Sewer Liens, and Miscellaneous Instruments.
    • Address: 440 Third Street, Room 203, Columbus, IN 47201
    • Phone: 812-379-1520
    • Land Records: 1822
  • Bartholomew County Treasurer's Office is responsible for collecting taxes. The treasurer also receives distributions of local income and other taxes that are collected by the state such as real estate tax, personal property tax, mobile home tax, state assessed tax, and the following miscellaneous taxes: auto excise tax, inheritance tax, and innkeeper's tax.
  • Bartholomew County Department of Health maintains and provides Certified Birth and Death Records
    • Address: 440 3rd St., Ste 303, Columbus, IN 47201-6798
    • Phone: 812-379-1550
    • Birth & Death Records: 1882

Bartholomew County Links

The following are links to Genealogy and family history, Records and Resources relevant to Bartholomew County. A lot of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business oriented Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some require a cost. This is simply a directory which has been collected or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site over another. Feel free to provide your own most liked Bartholomew County genealogy or family history related sites.

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Bartholomew Co. IN Church & Bible Records

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