Fayette County, Indiana

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United States Gotoarrow.png Indiana Gotoarrow.png Fayette County

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

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Fayette County, Indiana
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Location of Indiana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 28, 1818
County Seat Connersville
Courthouse
Address Fayette County Courthouse
401 N Central Ave; PO Box 607
Connersville, IN 47331-0607
Ph. 765.825.1813
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Contents

Historical Facts

Populated Places

Boundary Changes

Neighboring Counties

Record Loss

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business Records

Cemeteries

Census Records

For tips on accessing Fayette County, Indiana 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.

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic and Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogies

Histories

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The county is named after Revolutionary War hero, the Marquis de Lafayette (1757-1834).[1]


Barrows, Frederick Irving, History of Fayette County, Indiana :(Indianapolis, Ind. : B.F. Bowen) her people, industries and institutions, with biographical sketches of representative citizens and genealogical records of many of the old families, 977.2623 H2b FHLCollection INTERNET ARCHIVE web site

Local Histories


  • Biographical and Genealogical History of Wayne, Fayette, Union and Franklin Counties, Indiana. (Indianapolis, Ind: Frederic Luther Co, 1980).977.26 H2b  977.26 H2b v. 2 FHL US/CAN Book FHL Collection  other libraries    vol. 1 INTERNET ARCHIVE

Land and Property

Maps

Military Records

Civil War

Civil War service men from Fayette 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 Fayette County

Civil War Book

Barrows, Frederick Irving, Chapter 10, "Military Annals," History of Fayette County, Indiana :(Indianapolis, Ind. : B.F. Bowen),  page 301-323, 977.2623 H2b FHLCollection Iniernet Archive 

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

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate Records

Public Records

Repositories

Courthouse

Fayette County Courthouse
401 N Central Ave; PO Box 607
Connersville, IN 47331-0607
Ph. 765.825.1813

Clerk Circuit Court has marriage, probate, divorce and court
records from 1819 and naturalization records from 1924. [2]

Archives
Libraries
Museums
Societies
Family History Centers

School Records

Taxation

Vital Records

Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Indiana law in 1882 required registration of births and deaths in counties. The Indiana Department of Health has birth records filed after October 1907 and death records filed after January 1900 for deaths. Copies may be obtained from the county health department or the Indiana State Division of Vital Records. See also How to order Indiana Vital Records or order electronically online.

Marriage licenses were required by counties beginning in 1800. Original marriage records are held at the office of the Fayette County, Indiana County Clerk with divorce records located with the Fayette County, Indiana Clerk of Courts.

Birth Records
Marriage Records
Death Records
  • Indiana State Digital Achives for Death, E-Publication, Institution, 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. "Fayette County, Indiana," Wikipedia.
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Elkhart County, Indiana 212 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.