Brown County IL Genealogy

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Brown Records by Type

Birth Records (2)
Cemetery Records (98)
Census Records (48)
Church Records (5)
City Directories (4)
Court Records (2)
Death Records (14)
Histories and Genealogies (22)
Immigration Records (3)
Land Records (8)
Map Records (16)
Marriage Records (15)
Military Records (11)
Miscellaneous Records (6)
Newspapers and Obituaries (23)
Probate Records (10)
School Records (8)
Tax Records (2)

Brown County Records by City/Town

Buckhorn Genealogy (35)
Cooperstown Genealogy (32)
Mount Sterling Genealogy (82)

Ripley Genealogy (32)
Timewell Genealogy (35)
Versailles Genealogy (50)

Overview of Brown County Records

  • Brown County was created in 1839 from Schuyler County.
  • Copies of birth and death certificates for 1916 and later can be obtained from the Illinois Department of Public Health.
  • The Brown County Clerk has birth records starting from 1860 to 1916, marriage records starting from 1841, death records starting from 1878 to 1916, and land records starting from 1817.
  • The Brown County Circuit Court Clerk has divorce records, probate records from 1839, court records from 1837, and naturalization records.
  • Online indexes and images of many of the above records can be found by using the links on this site.