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About the County

Photo of the Bartholomew County Courthouse

I am the new Coordinator of Bartholomew County. We are open for business so any information you would like to submit to this site will be welcome. I am Sheri Bush (JCINGenWeb AT gmail.com), and I welcome your questions or comments. (Please add Bartholomew to the subject line)
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Bartholomew County was founded in 1821 and was named for Lt. Col. Joseph Batholomew. Columbus is the county seat. Bartholomew County is divided into 12 Townships; Clay, Clifty, Columbus, Flat Rock, German, Harrison, Haw Creek, Jackson, Ohio, Rock Creek, Sand Creek and Wayne. It covers an area of 409 square miles. In 2015, the population was 81,162.

Courthouse photo by Greg Hume

If you would like to adopt a county, please go to the "Becoming a Volunteer" page.

Surrounding counties:

Jackson by Sheri Bush,  Brown by Sarah Clevenger,  Jennings by Sheila L. Kell,  Johnson by Lois Johnson,  Monroe by James D. VanDerMark,  and Decatur by Lena Harper.

This Is News!
August 31, 2018:

NEW! About 70 new Obituaries and Death Notices Uploaded!
NEW! 1904 - Schools Roll of Honor (in the School Section). Also in the Military section I have added Virtual Military Cemeteries for Bartholomew County, put together by Donna Kuhlman on Find-A-Grave. Also added to the bottom of the Cemeteries page. Great work by Donna!

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What Is Here Now
graphic Birth
Birth records, certificates and notices.
graphic Biographies
Do you have one to submit? Email me!
graphic Cemeteries
graphic Census
graphic Death
Death records, funeral homes and information.
graphic Families of Bartholomew County
LifeSketches, pedigrees, group sheets, letters, and narratives are what I am hoping to have here.
graphic Maps of Bartholomew County
graphic Marriages
Marriage index and notices.
graphic Military
New! All of the Casualties of WWI.
graphic Newsy Bits From The County
Newsy bits about the people and the county.
graphic Obituaries
Obituaries, Death notices, and funerals
graphic Schools
graphic Scrapbooks
Photos of people and places.
graphic Towns and Communities
graphic Wills and Probate




Working Resources

PDF files are downloadable
Helpful

Old Jobs

Old Medical Terms

Deciphering Old Handwriting

Colonial Occupations

Birth Date Calculator

Inflation Calculator

Soundex Calculator

Relationship Calculator

Indiana Digital Archives

JavaScript Genealogy Calculator

Indiana Digital Archives

NARA

WorldGenWeb

Bartholomew County Public Library
History

Bartholomew County Genealogical Society

Obituary Daily Times

Ellis Island

Historic Columbus

Yearbooks partials

Bartholomew County Historical Society

Hoosier Heritage Alliance

Indian History of Bartholomew county

History of Bartholomew County, Indiana (pdf file)

Petersville United Methodist Church 1868-1968 centennial anniversary Sunday, July 7, 1968 (pdf file)

The History of American Settlement at Camp Atterbury (pdf file)

Wilkommen in Amerika (und Bartholomew County, Indiana): German Immigration (pdf file)
Indiana 1926 History Book on INGenWEb


Thank you for visiting the Bartholomew County INGenWeb site. It is my mission to provide helpful information about the people and history of Bartholomew County. The information on this site may be copied for use in personal family records, with source citation. The pages in entirety may not be duplicated for publication in any fashion. All persons contributing material for posting on these pages does so in recognizing their free, non-commercial distribution, and is responsible to assure that no copyright is violated by their submission.
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Site last Updated, August 31, 2018

Since October 28, 2017