Brown Co. Circuit Court Clerk Courthouse Building 200 Court St., Rm 5 Mt. Sterling, IL 62353 (217) 773-2713
PROBATE SEARCHES: $10.00 per search, which covers photocopies. We have a copy of the probate index published by the Schuyler County Jail Museum, and will check it to see if your ancestor is listed. Contact Ken Huffman for this information, which you can then supply to the Circuit Court Clerk. Send only written requests to the clerk (be brief and to the point), with a check for full payment. Probate searches can take time – be patient.
Brown County Clerk Courthouse Building 200 Court St., Rm 4 Mt. Sterling, IL 62353 (217) 773-3421
The Brown County Clerk’s office can supply you with copies of birth records (from about 1860), marriage records (from 1841), and death records (from 1878). They also maintain land records. Call the office for current fees and to ask specific questions.
VAGHS P.O. Box 92 Versailles, IL 62378 http://vaghs.tripod.com
Versailles Area Genealogical and Historical Society is a non-profit membership organization staffed by dedicated volunteers. They maintain a steadily expanding collection of Brown County records such as marriages, death notices and family histories and have an excellent list of publications for sale. They also publish a quarterly newsletter, and provide personal research at reasonable rates. Visit their website for details.