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Brown County, Nebraska

Brown County was founded on February 19, 1883 from Unorganized area of the Nebraska Territory.

Currently the Brown County Seat is located in Ainsworth and also the county government website is

Places adjoining Brown County are Keya_Paha CountyRock CountyLoup CountyBlaine CountyCherry County .

Brown County has Federal Census Schedules to assist in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules exist for 1890 (fragment)1900191019201930 and 1940. The Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. There are free downloadable and printable census forms to help with your research.

Brown County Society and Family History Resources

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

Brown County Courthouse and Government Records

Researchers often fail to notice the great importance of Brown County court, probate, and land records as a resource of family history and genealogy information. Buried away in Nebraska courthouses and archives just about everywhere could be the aspirations and frustrations of the many Nebraska citizens. The chances are excellent that your particular ancestors have left a in-depth record of at least quite a few facets of their lives in the Brown County court records. Even if your forefathers is not referred to in a Court case, give some thought to all of the other procedures which could have lead to him or her appearing in court records.

Brown County Links

The following are web links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources relating to Brown County. A majority of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Professional Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a fee. This is merely a list that has been gathered or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site over another. Feel free to submit your own preferred Brown County genealogy or family history related sites.

Brown Co. NE Books, Newspapers & Publications

Brown Co. NE Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Brown Co. NE Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Brown Co. NE Census Records

Brown Co. NE Cemeteries & Church Records

Brown Co. NE Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Brown Co. NE General and History Websites

Brown Co. NE Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Brown Co. NE Military Records