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Brown County, Illinois
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Brown County, Illinois Facts

When was Brown County, IL Created?
Brown County was established on February 1, 1839.

What is the County Seat of Brown County, IL?
The County Seat is located in Mount Sterling also, the county government website is .

What counties are adjacent to Brown County, IL?
Bordering Counties are  Schuyler CountyCass CountyMorgan CountyPike CountyAdams County

Brown County, IL Census Records

What Brown County, IL census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Brown County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 18401850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

Brown Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Brown Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Brown Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Illinois Census Records Research Guide

Brown County, IL Courthouse and Government Records

Brown County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Brown County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Brown County court, probate, and land records data as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in Illinois courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless Illinois residents.

The possibilities are excellent that your forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least a number of facets of their lives in the Brown County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her to appear in court records. See Also Illinois Corthouse Records Research Guide.

Brown County, IL Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Brown County, IL?
A list of Brown County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Illinois Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Brown County, IL Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Brown County, IL?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Brown County. These genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Commercial Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some require a cost. This is simply a collection that has been gathered or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site over another.

Brown Co. IL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Brown Co. IL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Brown Co. IL Cemeteries & Church Records

Brown Co. IL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Brown Co. IL General and History Websites

Brown Co. IL Military Records