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{{Infobox U.S. County | county = Franklin County | county_map = | state = Indiana | state_map = Indiana.png | latd = | longd = | founded year = 1810 | founded date = November 27 | seat = Brookville | building image = | building address = [http://www.franklincounty.in.gov/ Franklin County Courthouse]<br>634 Main Street<br>Brookville, IN 47012-1405<br>Phone: 765.647.3322 <br> }}
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{{Infobox U.S. County | county = Franklin County | county_map = | state = Indiana | state_map = Indiana.png | latd = | longd = | founded year = 1810 | founded date = November 27 | seat = Brookville | building image = | building address = [http://www.franklincounty.in.gov/ Franklin County Courthouse]<br>634 Main Street<br>Brookville, IN 47012-1405<br>Phone: 765.647.3322 <br> }}  
  
== County Courthouse  ==
 
  
[http://www.franklincounty.in.gov/ Franklin County Courthouse]<br>634 Main Street<br>Brookville, IN 47012-1405<br>Phone: 765.647.3322 <br>
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=== Historical Facts ===
 
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County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1811.<br>County Recorder has land records from 1811. <br>County Health Department has birth and death records from 1882.<br>Public Library has cemetery records from from 1817 <br>and naturalization records from 1820. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Franklin County, Indiana 212 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
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'''1810--'''Franklin County was created 27 November 1810&nbsp;from [[Dearborn County, Indiana|Dearborn]], [[Clark County, Indiana|Clark]] and [[Jefferson County, Indiana|Jefferson ]]Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Brookville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Record Loss  ====
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== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places ====
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==== Populated Places ====
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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==== Boundary Changes ====
  
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==== Neighboring Counties ====
 
*[[Butler County, Ohio|Butler County, Ohio]]  
 
*[[Butler County, Ohio|Butler County, Ohio]]  
 
*[[Dearborn County, Indiana|Dearborn]]  
 
*[[Dearborn County, Indiana|Dearborn]]  
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*[[Rush County, Indiana|Rush]]  
 
*[[Rush County, Indiana|Rush]]  
 
*[[Union County, Indiana|Union]]
 
*[[Union County, Indiana|Union]]
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==== Record Loss ====
  
== Resources ==
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=== Resources ===
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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==== Bible Records ====
  
*Franklin County Cemetery Listings - [http://resources.umwhisp.org/inventories/franklin/19cinfra.htm INGenWeb]
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==== Biographies ====
*- see- Cemetery - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Franklin/ Linkpendium]
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==== Census  ====
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==== Business Records ====
  
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==== Cemeteries ====
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*Franklin County Cemetery Listings - [http://resources.umwhisp.org/inventories/franklin/19cinfra.htm INGenWeb]
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*- see- Cemetery - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Franklin/ Linkpendium]
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==== Census Records ====
 
{{Census|Indiana}}  
 
{{Census|Indiana}}  
  
*Index to Defective, Dependent &amp; Delinquent Census for Franklin County, Indiana (1880) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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*Index to Defective, Dependent &amp; Delinquent Census for Franklin County, Indiana (1880) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])<br>
 
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*Franklin County Census Records - [http://ingenweb.org/infranklin/pages/CensusIndex.html INGenWeb]<br>
==== Church  ====
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==== Church Records ====
 
*Members of Big Cedar Grove Baptist Church, Franklin County, Indiana (1817-1835) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
 
*Members of Big Cedar Grove Baptist Church, Franklin County, Indiana (1817-1835) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
==== Court ====
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==== Court Records ====
 
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==== Diaries  ====
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==== Diaries ====
 
[http://ingenweb.org/infranklin/pages/tier2/WileyDiary.html Jerome Wiley's Journal Franklin County, Indiana 1841-1891]  
 
[http://ingenweb.org/infranklin/pages/tier2/WileyDiary.html Jerome Wiley's Journal Franklin County, Indiana 1841-1891]  
 
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==== Directories ====
==== Directories ====
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*Directory of Businesses in Franklin County, Indiana (1858, 1868) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
 
*Directory of Businesses in Franklin County, Indiana (1858, 1868) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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==== Emigration and Immigration ====
  
==== Land  ====
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==== Ethnic and Religious Groups ====
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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==== Gazetteers ====
  
*[http://everynameindex.com/FranklinCoIN.html Every Name Index to History of Franklin County, Indiana].&nbsp; Every Name Index compiled by Cathy L. O'Connor, 2007; original text by August Jacob Reifel, 1915; reproduction by Unigraphic, Inc., 1971.&nbsp; [http://www.everynameindex.com EveryNameIndex.com]&nbsp;
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==== Genealogies ====
  
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==== Histories ====
  
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===== Local Histories =====
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*[http://everynameindex.com/FranklinCoIN.html Every Name Index to History of Franklin County, Indiana].&nbsp; Every Name Index compiled by Cathy L. O'Connor, 2007; original text by August Jacob Reifel, 1915; reproduction by Unigraphic, Inc., 1971.&nbsp; [http://www.everynameindex.com EveryNameIndex.com]<br>
 
*History of Franklin County - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Franklin/hist/ Linkpendium]<br>
 
*History of Franklin County - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Franklin/hist/ Linkpendium]<br>
 
 
*''Biographical and Genealogical History of Wayne, Fayette, Union and Franklin Counties, Indiana''. (Indianapolis, Ind: Frederic Luther Co, 1980).977.26 H2b&nbsp; 977.26 H2b v. 2 FHL US/CAN Book {{FHL|710122|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/biographical-and-genealogical-history-of-wayne-fayette-union-and-franklin-counties-indiana/oclc/220833435&referer=brief_results other libraries&nbsp;]&nbsp;&nbsp; vol. 1 [http://www.archive.org/details/biographicalgenein01lewi INTERNET&nbsp;ARCHIVE]<br>
 
*''Biographical and Genealogical History of Wayne, Fayette, Union and Franklin Counties, Indiana''. (Indianapolis, Ind: Frederic Luther Co, 1980).977.26 H2b&nbsp; 977.26 H2b v. 2 FHL US/CAN Book {{FHL|710122|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/biographical-and-genealogical-history-of-wayne-fayette-union-and-franklin-counties-indiana/oclc/220833435&referer=brief_results other libraries&nbsp;]&nbsp;&nbsp; vol. 1 [http://www.archive.org/details/biographicalgenein01lewi INTERNET&nbsp;ARCHIVE]<br>
  
 
*Reifel, August J. ''History of Franklin County, Indiana; Her People, Industries and Institutions''. (Indianapolis, Ind: B.F. Bowen, 1915.)&nbsp;&nbsp;FHL US/CAN Film 934904 Item 3 {{FHL|316763|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-franklin-county-indiana-her-people-industries-and-institutions/oclc/3557879&referer=brief_results other libraries]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.archive.org/stream/historyoffrankli00reif#page/n3/mode/2up INTERNET ARCHIVE]
 
*Reifel, August J. ''History of Franklin County, Indiana; Her People, Industries and Institutions''. (Indianapolis, Ind: B.F. Bowen, 1915.)&nbsp;&nbsp;FHL US/CAN Film 934904 Item 3 {{FHL|316763|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-franklin-county-indiana-her-people-industries-and-institutions/oclc/3557879&referer=brief_results other libraries]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.archive.org/stream/historyoffrankli00reif#page/n3/mode/2up INTERNET ARCHIVE]
  
==== Maps  ====
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==== Land and Property ====
  
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==== Maps ====
 
*Maps and Gazetteers -[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Franklin/maps/ Linkpendiun]  
 
*Maps and Gazetteers -[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Franklin/maps/ Linkpendiun]  
 
*Maps of Franklin County Location - [http://ingenweb.org/infranklin/pages/MapsIndex.html INGen Web]
 
*Maps of Franklin County Location - [http://ingenweb.org/infranklin/pages/MapsIndex.html INGen Web]
 
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==== Military Records ====
==== Military ====
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*Franklin County Military Records - [http://ingenweb.org/infranklin/pages/MilitaryIndex.html INGenWeb]  
 
*Franklin County Military Records - [http://ingenweb.org/infranklin/pages/MilitaryIndex.html INGenWeb]  
 
*Military Records and Histories - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Franklin/ Linkpendium]
 
*Military Records and Histories - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Franklin/ Linkpendium]
  
===== Civil War =====
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Civil War service men from Franklin 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 Franklin County  
 
Civil War service men from Franklin 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 Franklin County  
  
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*"Civil War" in "Military History of Franklin County" Chapter 12 of Reifel, August J. ''History of Franklin County, Indiana; Her People, Industries and Institutions''. (Indianapolis, Ind: B.F. Bowen, 1915.), (page 292-315, Regiment, Companies, some Name's)&nbsp;&nbsp;FHL US/CAN Film 934904 Item 3 {{FHL|316763|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-franklin-county-indiana-her-people-industries-and-institutions/oclc/3557879&referer=brief_results other libraries]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.archive.org/stream/historyoffrankli00reif#page/n597/mode/2up INTERNET ARCHIVE]
 
*"Civil War" in "Military History of Franklin County" Chapter 12 of Reifel, August J. ''History of Franklin County, Indiana; Her People, Industries and Institutions''. (Indianapolis, Ind: B.F. Bowen, 1915.), (page 292-315, Regiment, Companies, some Name's)&nbsp;&nbsp;FHL US/CAN Film 934904 Item 3 {{FHL|316763|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-franklin-county-indiana-her-people-industries-and-institutions/oclc/3557879&referer=brief_results other libraries]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.archive.org/stream/historyoffrankli00reif#page/n597/mode/2up INTERNET ARCHIVE]
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===== ''World War I (The Great War), 1914-1918'' =====
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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===== ''World War II, 1941-1945'' =====
  
==== Probate  ====
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship ====
  
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 [[United States Probate Limitations|limitations]].
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==== Obituaries ====
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==== Probate Records ====
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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 [[United States Probate Limitations|limitations]].
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The Circuit Court has responsibility for the probate records of Franklin County.  
 
The Circuit Court has responsibility for the probate records of Franklin County.  
  
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*[http://resources.umwhisp.org/inventories/franklin/19cinfra.htm Franklin County Inventories] provides transcribed probate inventories indexed by date.  
 
*[http://resources.umwhisp.org/inventories/franklin/19cinfra.htm Franklin County Inventories] provides transcribed probate inventories indexed by date.  
 
*[http://www.umw.edu/cas/historicpreservation/research_resources/default.php The University of Mary Washington] has indexed and transcribed probate inventories for Dearborn, Franklin, and Ripley counties.
 
*[http://www.umw.edu/cas/historicpreservation/research_resources/default.php The University of Mary Washington] has indexed and transcribed probate inventories for Dearborn, Franklin, and Ripley counties.
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==== Public Records ====
  
==== Taxation  ====
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==== Repositories ====
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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===== Courthouse =====
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[http://www.franklincounty.in.gov/ Franklin County Courthouse]<br>634 Main Street<br>Brookville, IN 47012-1405<br>Phone: 765.647.3322 <br>
  
*Franklin County Vital Record - [http://ingenweb.org/infranklin/pages/VitalIndex.html INGenWeb] <br>
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County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1811.<br>County Recorder has land records from 1811. <br>County Health Department has birth and death records from 1882.<br>Public Library has cemetery records from from 1817 <br>and naturalization records from 1820. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Franklin County, Indiana 212 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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===== Archives =====
  
*- see - Vital Record - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Franklin/ Linkpendium] <br>
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===== Libraries =====
  
*Franklin County Census Records - [http://ingenweb.org/infranklin/pages/CensusIndex.html INGenWeb]<br>
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===== Museums =====
  
*[http://tinyurl.com/3n3qgms Indiana State Digital Achives ]for Death, E-Publication, Instiution, Military, Misc Historical, Naturalization Records can be searched by person name (accessed 26 May 2011) <br>
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===== Societies =====
  
*Indiana Marriages, 1802-1892 - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7852&cj=1&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 Ancestry.con ]$ <br>
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===== Family History Centers =====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Batesville Indiana Family History Center]]
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==== School Records ====
  
*Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992&nbsp; -&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1674830 FamilySearch] <br>
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==== Taxation ====
  
*Indiana Marriage, 1811-1959&nbsp; -&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1410397 FamilySearch] <br>
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==== Vital Records ====
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*Franklin County Vital Record - [http://ingenweb.org/infranklin/pages/VitalIndex.html INGenWeb] <br>
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*- see - Vital Record - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Franklin/ Linkpendium] <br>
  
*Indiana, Death Index, 1882-1920 -&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1947977 FamilySearch]
 
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
  
==== Family History Centers  ====
 
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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===== Birth Records =====
*[[Batesville Indiana Family History Center]]&nbsp;
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===== Marriage Records =====
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*Indiana Marriages, 1802-1892 - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7852&cj=1&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 Ancestry.con ]$ <br>
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*Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992&nbsp; -&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1674830 FamilySearch] <br>
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*Indiana Marriage, 1811-1959&nbsp; -&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1410397 FamilySearch] <br>
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===== Death Records =====
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*[http://tinyurl.com/3n3qgms Indiana State Digital Achives ]for Death, E-Publication, Instiution, Military, Misc Historical, Naturalization Records can be searched by person name (accessed 26 May 2011)<br>
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*Indiana, Death Index, 1882-1920 -&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1947977 FamilySearch]
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==== Voter Registration ====
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==== Web Sites ====
 
*[http://www.everynameindex.com EveryNameIndex.com]&nbsp;&nbsp; Free online genealogy indexes for those big old county histories.  
 
*[http://www.everynameindex.com EveryNameIndex.com]&nbsp;&nbsp; Free online genealogy indexes for those big old county histories.  
 
*[http://ingenweb.org/infranklin/ USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.&nbsp;]  
 
*[http://ingenweb.org/infranklin/ USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.&nbsp;]  
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Franklin/ Franklin County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Franklin/ Franklin County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
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Franklin County, Indiana
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Indiana
Location of Indiana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded November 27, 1810
County Seat Brookville
Courthouse
Address Franklin County Courthouse
634 Main Street
Brookville, IN 47012-1405
Phone: 765.647.3322


Contents

Historical Facts

Populated Places

Boundary Changes

Neighboring Counties

Record Loss

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business Records

Cemeteries

Census Records

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

  • Index to Defective, Dependent & Delinquent Census for Franklin County, Indiana (1880) (members only database, Indiana Genealogical Society)
  • Franklin County Census Records - INGenWeb

Church Records

Court Records

Diaries

Jerome Wiley's Journal Franklin County, Indiana 1841-1891

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic and Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogies

Histories

Local Histories

Land and Property

Maps

Military Records

Civil War

Civil War service men from Franklin 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 Franklin County

Civil War Books

  • "Civil War" in "Military History of Franklin County" Chapter 12 of Reifel, August J. History of Franklin County, Indiana; Her People, Industries and Institutions. (Indianapolis, Ind: B.F. Bowen, 1915.), (page 292-315, Regiment, Companies, some Name's)  FHL US/CAN Film 934904 Item 3 FHL Collection  other libraries    INTERNET ARCHIVE
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. https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Browse_by_Country The Circuit Court has responsibility for the probate records of Franklin County.

The following Franklin County probate records have been indexed and abstracted:

Public Records

Repositories

Courthouse

Franklin County Courthouse
634 Main Street
Brookville, IN 47012-1405
Phone: 765.647.3322

County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1811.
County Recorder has land records from 1811.
County Health Department has birth and death records from 1882.
Public Library has cemetery records from from 1817
and naturalization records from 1820. [1]

Archives
Libraries
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), Franklin County, Indiana 212 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.