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Guide to Miami County Indiana genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Miami County, Indiana
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Location of Indiana in the U.S.
Founded February 2, 1832
County Seat Peru
Address Miami County Courthouse
21 Court Street PO Box 184
Peru, IN 46970
Phone: 756.472.3901
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Historical Facts

Parent County

1832--Miami County was created 2 February 1832from Cass County.County seat: Peru [1]

Boundary Changes


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Wabash | Howard | Fulton | Cass | Grant

Record Loss


Bible Records



Individual cemeteries:

Census Records

For tips on accessing Miami County, Indiana Genealogy census records online, see: Indiana Census.

Church Records

Most church records are held by individual churches. For contact information, check a phone directory, such as SearchBug or Dex Knows. Some denominations are gathering their records into a central repository.

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Peru

For more information about these major repositories, see Indiana Church Records.

Court Records


Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups




March 1843 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:

Local Histories

  • History of Miami County, Indiana: From the Earliest Time to the Present, with Biographical Sketches, Notes, Etc., Together with an Extended History of the Northwest, the Indiana Territory, and the State of Indiana.(Salem, Mass: Higginson Book Co, 1992.) 977.284 H2h FHL US/CAN Book FHL Collection other libraries  Google books

Land and Property

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

After land was transferred from the government to private ownership, subsequent transactions were recorded at the courthouse, where records are currently housed.

See Indiana Land and Property for additional information about early Indiana land grants and patents. 


Military Records

Civil War

Civil War service men from Miami County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Miami County.

Civil War Book

Bodurtha, Arthur L. , "Military History," Chapter 11 inHistory of Miami County, Indiana , (Chicago: Lewis Pub. Co., 1914.), (page204-241)977.284 H2bFHL Collection  other libratiesInternet Archive[1]

World War I

World War II





Probate Records



County Courthouse

Miami County Courthouse
21 Court Street PO Box 184
Peru, IN 46970
Phone: 756.472.3901

County Health Department has birth,
death and burial records,
County Clerk has marriage, divorce,
probate and court records from 1843. [2]

Family History Centers

FamilySearch Centers are branches of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, and are located all over the world. Their goal is to provide resources for family history research.

The main FamilySearch Center for Miami County, Indiana Genealogy is the

For additional nearby Family History Centers, search online in the [Family History Center directory].



School Records


Indiana tax records complement land records and can be used in place of censuses or to supplement the years between censuses. Because only persons who owned taxable property were listed, many residents were not included in tax lists. There may also be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties.

For more information see the wiki page Indiana Taxation.

Vital Records

  • Indiana State Digital Archives for Death, E-Publication, Institution, Military, Misc Historical, Naturalization Records can be searched by person name (accessed 26 May 2011)

Finding Vital Records at Other Repositories

Additional vital records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Miami County, Indiana Genealogy Vital Records in online catalogs like:

Web Sites


  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Miami County, Indiana 214 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.