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About the County

Photo of the Bartholomew County Courthouse

I am the 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, and I welcome your questions or comments. (Please add Bartholomew to the subject line)
Thank You!

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 this county, please go to the "Becoming a Volunteer" page.

Surrounding counties:

Brown by Sarah Clevenger,  Decatur by Lena Harper,  Jackson AdoptableJennings by Sheila L. Kell,  Johnson by Lois Johnson,  Monroe by James D. VanDerMark,  and Shelby by Phyllis Fleming .

This Is News!
May 9, 2020:

NEW!  Added: Links on marriage page.

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Remember, always cite your sources!

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
 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 Records
NEW! Added 2 voter lists for the town of Columbus.
graphic Schools
graphic Scrapbooks
Photos of people and places.
graphic Towns and Communities graphic Wills and Probate

Working Resources

PDF files are downloadable

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



Bartholomew County Public Library

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.
~Thank you

Site last Updated, May 9, 2020
Since October 28, 2017