Wednesday, March 16, 2011

52 Weeks to Better Genealogy - Week 3

DIG DEEPER for other LOCAL RESOURCES

“The ARCHIVES”

In addition to the genealogy materials and family studies at the Brown County Library, the Brown County Historical Society houses a fabulous collection of photographs, school records, early court documents, and various other, well, for lack of a better phrase…. Cool Stuff!

The Archives at the Brown County Historical Society are open on Tuesdays from 12-2pm.  Rhonda Dunn, the Brown County Genealogy Society President, and others, are available to help you search and answer questions about your Brown County family connections.

The Archives contain thousands of photographs, early tax records, a good collection of data from the 72 one room schoolhouses that once existed in Brown County, Early Brown County Probate Records, Early Criminal and Civil court documents, family history files, Indexes from the Personal Ledgers from Drs. Ralphy, Arwine, and others; etc; lots, and lots of etc.

If you have hit a ‘brick wall’ in searching for a Brown County ancestor, then try the archives, you might just be amazed at what you will find.

Along the same lines, when you are spring cleaning your closets and find old letters, photographs, personal memorabilia, diaries, journals, anything, etc. that belonged to your Brown County Ancestors, and you don’t have a clue what to do with it, PLEASE CONSIDER donating your personal family historical items to the Brown County Historical Society.  Your families history, may help someone else discover theirs.

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