Morgan County, Indiana Genealogy

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

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Morgan County, Indiana
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Location of Indiana in the U.S.
Founded December 31, 1821
County Seat Martinsville
Address Morgan County Courthouse
PO Box 1556
Martinsville, IN 46151
Phone: 765.342.1025
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Historical Facts

Parent County

1821--Morgan County was created 31 December 1821from unorganized territory.
County seat: Martinsville [1]

Boundary Changes

March 1876 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

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


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Record Loss





Census Records

For tips on accessing Morgan 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.

Court Records


Emigration and Immigration




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. 


Military Records

Civil War

Civil War service men from Morgan 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 Morgan County.

Civil War Books

  • "Military History" in Blanchard, Charles. Counties of Morgan, Monroe, and Brown, Indiana. Historical and Biographical. (Chicago: F.A. Battey & Co, 1884.) page 50-80, 977.2 H2b FHL US/CAN Book FHL Collection  other libraryINTERNET ARCHIVE

World War I

World War II



Probate Records



County Courthouse

Morgan County Courthouse
PO Box 1556
Martinsville, IN 46151
Phone: 765.342.1025

County Clerk has marriage, probate and court records.
County Recorder has land records.
Board of Health has birth and death records. [2]

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

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

Birth Records

Marriage Records

Death Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

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), Monroe County, Indiana 215 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.