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Guide to Floyd County, Indiana ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.


Floyd County, Indiana
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Location of Indiana in the U.S.
Founded January 2, 1819
County Seat New Albany
Address Floyd County Courthouse
311 W 1st Street
New Albany, IN 47150-3501
Phone:. 812.948.5413
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Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
*For earlier dates,

try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

  • Parent Counties: Formed January 2, 1819 from Clark and Harrison Counties. [1]
  • County Seat: New Albany [2]

Neighboring Counties

Washington  • Clark  • Harrison  • Jefferson

Clark CountyScott CountyWashington CountyOrange CountyCrawford CountyPerry CountyOldham CountyTrimble CountyBullitt CountyHenry CountyJefferson CountyShelby CountyFloyd CountyHarrison CountySpencer CountyNelson CountyHardin CountyMeade CountyBreckinridge CountyINfloyd.JPG

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Indiana County boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Indiana County Boundary Maps" (1790-1873) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

For a list of record loss in Indiana Counties see: Indiana Counties with Burned Courthouses


Bible Records


Business Records


Census Records

For tips on accessing Floyd 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.

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

Finding More Church Records

Additional church records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Floyd County, Indiana Genealogy Church Records in online catalogs like:

Court Records


Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic and Religious Groups




Local Histories

Local histories are available for Floyd County, Indiana Genealogy. County histories may include biographies; church, school and government histories; and military information.

  • Biographical and Historical Souvenir for the Counties of Clark, Crawford, Harrison, Floyd, Jefferson, Jennings, Scott and Washington, Indiana. (Evansville, Ind: Unigraphic, 1972.) FHL US/CAN Film 934899 Item 4 FHL Collection other libraries INTERNET ARCHIVE

For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Indiana Local Histories.

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. 

Finding More Land Records

Additional land records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Floyd County, Indiana Genealogy Probate Records in online catalogs like:


Military Records

Civil War

Civil War service men from Floyd 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 Floyd County

World War I (The Great War), 1914-1918
World War II, 1941-1945

Naturalization and Citizenship



Probate Records

In most counties in Indiana, probate records have been kept by the county clerk of the circuit court. They include wills, fee books, claim registers, legacy records, inheritance records, probate ticklers, and dockets. The records are available at the county courthouse.

Online Records

Finding More Probate Records

Additional probate records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Floyd County, Indiana Genealogy Probate Records in online catalogs like:

Public Records

School Records
Voter Registration



Floyd County Courthouse
311 W 1st Street
New Albany, IN 47150-3501
Phone:. 812.948.5413

County Health Department has birth and death records.
County Clerk has marriage records from 1819,
divorce and court records from 1863 and
probate records from 1819. [3]

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

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


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

Birth Records
Marriage Records
Death Records

Finding Vital Records at Other Repositories

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

Web Sites


  1. Ancestry.com wiki contributors, "Monroe County, Ohio" in Ancestry.com: Wiki at http://www.ancestry.com/wiki/index.php?title=Monroe _County,_Ohio (accessed 4 August 2012).
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Floyd County, Indiana 212 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/9/91/Igiindiana.pdf.


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