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Dearborn County, Indiana
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Indiana
Location of Indiana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 7, 1803
County Seat Lawrenceburg
Courthouse
Address 215-B High Street
Lawrenceburg, In 47025
Phone: 812-537-8867 Dearborn County Courthouse


Contents

Historical Facts

Populated Places

Boundary Changes

Neighboring Counties

Record Loss

March 1826 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

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

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business Records

Cemeteries

Dearborn Cemetery Locator gives the names alphabetically, the Indiana State Library book call number, and if there is a Website, the URL. You can search a particular county by clicking on the button "New Search" and typing in the county name.

Census Records

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

Church Records

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic and Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogies

Histories

Local Histories


  • A short history of Dearborn County is located here.
  • History of Dearborn and Ohio Counties, Indiana: From Their Earliest Settlement, Containing a History of the Counties; Their Cities, Townships, Towns, Villages, Schools, and Churches ... Biographies; Preliminary Chapters on the History of the North-West Territory, the State of Indiana, and the Indians. (Evansville, IN: Whipporwill Publications, 1986.) 977.21 H2h 1977 FHL US/CAN Book    FHL Collection  other library   INTERNET ARCHIVE
  • Weakley, Harraman & Co. History of Dearborn, Ohio and Switzerland Counties, Indiana: From Their Earliest Settlement, Containing a History of the Counties, Their Cities, Townships, Towns, Villages, Schools, and Churches ... Biographies ... History of the North-West Territory, the State of Indiana, and the Indians. (Chicago: Weakley, Harraman & Co, 2008.)  other library    INTERNET ARCHIVE

Land and Property

Maps

Military Records

Revolutionary War
War of 1812
Mexican War
Civil War

Civil War service men from Dearborn 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 Dearborn County.




Civil War Book


"Civil War"  Chapter 13 in History of Dearborn and Ohio Counties, Indiana: From Their Earliest Settlement, Containing a History of the Counties; Their Cities, Townships, Towns, Villages, Schools, and Churches ... Biographies; Preliminary Chapters on the History of the North-West Territory, the State of Indiana, and the Indians. (Evansville, IN: Whipporwill Publications, 1986.) page 203-225,  977.21 H2h 1977 FHL US/CAN Book    FHL Collection  other library   INTERNET ARCHIVE

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

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate Records

Probate records are court records created after an individual’s death that relate to a court’s decisions regarding the distribution of the estate to the heirs or creditors and the care of any dependents. These documents are important to family history researchers because they usually exist for time periods before civil birth and death records were kept. While probate records are one of the most accurate sources of genealogical evidence, they have limitations.

The Circuit Court has responsibility for the probate records of Dearborn County.

The following Dearborn County probate records have been indexed and transcribed:

Public Records

Repositories

Courthouse

Dearborn County Courthouse
215-B High Street
Lawrenceburg, In 47025
Phone: 812-537-8867

Clerk Circuit Court has marriage records from 1826
Divorce, Probate and court records.
County Health Officer has birth and death records.
County Recorder has land records. [1]

Archives
Libraries

The Dearborn Public Library has a genealogy section with a resident genealogist available to do one hour free research of their records.  The Web site lists what records are available for searching.

Museums
Societies
Family History Centers

School Records

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth Records
Marriage Records
Death Records
  • Indiana State Digital Achives for Death, E-Publication, Instiution, Military, Misc Historical, Naturalization Records can be searched by person name (accessed 26 May 2011)
  • Indiana, Death Index, 1882-1920 - FamilySearch


Voter Registration

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Dearborn County, Indiana 212 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.

 

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