Pike County, Indiana Genealogy

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{{Infobox U.S. County | county = Pike County | county_map = | state = Indiana | state_map = Indiana.png | latd = | longd = | founded year = 1816 | founded date = December 21 | seat = Petersburg | building image = | building address = [http://indianacourthouses.com/pages/63.htm Pike County Courthouse]<br>801 Main Street<br>Petersburg, IN 47567<br>Phone: 812.354.6025<br> [http://www.Pikecounty.us/ '''Pike County Website''']}}  
 
{{Infobox U.S. County | county = Pike County | county_map = | state = Indiana | state_map = Indiana.png | latd = | longd = | founded year = 1816 | founded date = December 21 | seat = Petersburg | building image = | building address = [http://indianacourthouses.com/pages/63.htm Pike County Courthouse]<br>801 Main Street<br>Petersburg, IN 47567<br>Phone: 812.354.6025<br> [http://www.Pikecounty.us/ '''Pike County Website''']}}  
  
== [[]]County Courthouse  ==
 
  
[http://indianacourthouses.com/pages/63.htm Pike County Courthouse]<br>801 Main Street<br>Petersburg, IN 47567<br>Phone: 812.354.6025<br><br>County Clerk has marriage, divorce and court records from 1817 <br>and probate records from early 1800’s.<br>County health Department has birth and death records. <br>County Recorder has land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Pike County, Indiana 215 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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=== Historical Facts ===
 
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== History  ==
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'''1816--'''Pike County was created 21 December 1816&nbsp; and named for Gen Zebulon M. Pike '''County seat:''' Petersburg <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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==== Parent Counties  ====
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[[Gibson County, Indiana|Gibson]] and [[Perry County, Indiana|Perry]] Counties.<br>
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==== No Record Loss  ====
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== Places/Localities  ==
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Overview of Pike County from [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pike_County,_Indiana Wikipedia], [http://www.villageprofile.com/indiana/pikecounty/ Chamber of Commerce], and [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/genInfo.php?locIndex=5644 ebodunk]<br>
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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Unincorporated<br> • Otwell<br> • Stendaz<br> • Velpen<br> <br>Townships<br>• Clay<br>• Jefferson<br>• Lockhart<br>• Logan<br>• Madison<br>• Marion<br>• Monroe<br>• Patoka<br>• Washington <br> <br>  
 
Unincorporated<br> • Otwell<br> • Stendaz<br> • Velpen<br> <br>Townships<br>• Clay<br>• Jefferson<br>• Lockhart<br>• Logan<br>• Madison<br>• Marion<br>• Monroe<br>• Patoka<br>• Washington <br> <br>  
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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For a map of the 17 Southwest Indiana Counties, [http://www.stats.indiana.edu/maptools/maps/boundary/townships_2000/region5_townships.pdf Click here], then select the Southwest Region from the Regional Township Maps dropdown box<br>  
 
For a map of the 17 Southwest Indiana Counties, [http://www.stats.indiana.edu/maptools/maps/boundary/townships_2000/region5_townships.pdf Click here], then select the Southwest Region from the Regional Township Maps dropdown box<br>  
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==== Parent County ====
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==== No Record Loss  ====
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
The Pike County GenWeb site hosts numerous data bases; and a search engine that searches everything on the site except census and query boards. [http://www.ingenweb.org/pike/ Click here] to access this site.<br>  
 
The Pike County GenWeb site hosts numerous data bases; and a search engine that searches everything on the site except census and query boards. [http://www.ingenweb.org/pike/ Click here] to access this site.<br>  
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==== Bible records====
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==== Biographies ====
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==== Business Records ====
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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The data can also be accessed by [http://ingenweb.org/inpike/Pikegen.htm clicking here] to access the Pike GenWeb main page, typing the name of the individual you are seeking in the search engine box and clicking on '''Find.''' [note, this will return links to all pages that contain the name you entered into the search box. You must search through the list to find a cemetery reference, if it exists.]<br>  
 
The data can also be accessed by [http://ingenweb.org/inpike/Pikegen.htm clicking here] to access the Pike GenWeb main page, typing the name of the individual you are seeking in the search engine box and clicking on '''Find.''' [note, this will return links to all pages that contain the name you entered into the search box. You must search through the list to find a cemetery reference, if it exists.]<br>  
  
'''Maps''' of 53 of the cemetey locatrion are available; [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=5644&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&stateAbbv=IN&stateName=indiana click here].&nbsp; You can also show its relative proximity to comunities, libraries, and other cemeteries by clickin of the "Liasrws places near" above the map. Clicking on and individual pin will initiate a pop-up with the distance from the central (intitial cemetery) location.  
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'''Maps''' of 53 of the cemetery location are available; [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=5644&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&stateAbbv=IN&stateName=indiana click here]. You can also show its relative proximity to communities, libraries, and other cemeteries by clicking of the "Liasrws places near" above the map. Clicking on and individual pin will initiate a pop-up with the distance from the central (initial cemetery) location.  
  
 
National Cemeteries in Indiana<br>There are 4 National Cemeteries in Indiana. [http://freepages.military.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~xander/indiana.htm Click here] for links to these.  
 
National Cemeteries in Indiana<br>There are 4 National Cemeteries in Indiana. [http://freepages.military.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~xander/indiana.htm Click here] for links to these.  
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*Index to Defective, Dependent &amp; Delinquent Census for Pike County, Indiana (1880) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
 
*Index to Defective, Dependent &amp; Delinquent Census for Pike County, Indiana (1880) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
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==== Directories<br>  ====
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==== Directories ====
  
 
*Directory of Businesses in Petersburg, Pike County, Indiana (1868) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])<br>
 
*Directory of Businesses in Petersburg, Pike County, Indiana (1868) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])<br>
  
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'''1816--'''Pike County was created 21 December 1816&nbsp; and named for Gen Zebulon M. Pike '''County seat:''' Petersburg <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
*Anderson, Forrest R. 1942.''Historical notes on Dubois &amp; Pike Counties, Indiana''. (Ireland, Ind: [s.n.].) FHL US/CAN Film&nbsp;928078 Item 3 {{FHL|158150|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/historical-notes-on-dubois-pike-counties-indiana/oclc/38301237&referer=brief_results other libraries]&nbsp; {{FSbook|91847}}&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/BookView.aspx?dbid=27086&iid=dvm_LocHist011474-00001-0&sid=&gskw=&cr=1 ancestry.com]&nbsp;$ <br>  
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*Anderson, Forrest R. 1942.''Historical notes on Dubois &amp; Pike Counties, Indiana''. (Ireland, Ind: [s.n.].) FHL US/CAN Film 928078 Item 3 {{FHL|158150|item|disp=FHL Collection}}[http://www.worldcat.org/title/historical-notes-on-dubois-pike-counties-indiana/oclc/38301237&referer=brief_results other libraries]&nbsp; {{FSbook|91847}}[http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/BookView.aspx?dbid=27086&iid=dvm_LocHist011474-00001-0&sid=&gskw=&cr=1 ancestry.com]$ <br>  
 
*McClellan, Ruth Miley. Pike County History: Bicentennial Edition 1776-1976. Petersburg, Ind: Pike County Historical Society; Evansville, Ind: Printed by Unigraphic, Inc., 1976.  
 
*McClellan, Ruth Miley. Pike County History: Bicentennial Edition 1776-1976. Petersburg, Ind: Pike County Historical Society; Evansville, Ind: Printed by Unigraphic, Inc., 1976.  
 
*McClellan, Ruth Miley. Our people of Pike County, Indiana. Evansville, Ind: Unigraphic, 1878. 268 pages +16 p Index. LOC: F532.P6 M32, Dewey Decimal: 977.2/36 (biographies)  
 
*McClellan, Ruth Miley. Our people of Pike County, Indiana. Evansville, Ind: Unigraphic, 1878. 268 pages +16 p Index. LOC: F532.P6 M32, Dewey Decimal: 977.2/36 (biographies)  
 
*Petersburg Womans Club. A History of Pike County, Ind. Petersburg, IN:typescript, 80 leaves. Copy at Barrett Memorial Library, Petersburg, Indiana. Microfilm at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F737849 FHL]  
 
*Petersburg Womans Club. A History of Pike County, Ind. Petersburg, IN:typescript, 80 leaves. Copy at Barrett Memorial Library, Petersburg, Indiana. Microfilm at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F737849 FHL]  
 
*Pike County Historical Society. Pike County, Indiana History and Families, 1816-1987. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Pub. Co., c1987, 236 p. [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F661437 FHL]  
 
*Pike County Historical Society. Pike County, Indiana History and Families, 1816-1987. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Pub. Co., c1987, 236 p. [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F661437 FHL]  
*''History of Pike and Dubois counties, Indiana: from the earliest time to the present, with biographical sketches, reminiscences, notes, etc.&nbsp;: together with an extended history of the Northwest, the Indiana Territory, and the state of Indiana. 2000''. (La Crosse, Wis: Brookhaven Press. Harvard (18th ed.)) 977.23 H2h FHL US/CAN Book {{FHL|205474|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-pike-and-dubois-counties-indiana-from-the-earliest-time-to-the-present-with-biographical-sketches-reminiscences-notes-etc-together-with-an-extended-history-of-the-northwest-the-indiana-territory-and-the-state-of-indiana/oclc/45162651&referer=brief_results other library]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://www.archive.org/details/historyofpikedub00good INTERNET ARCHIVE]
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*''History of Pike and Dubois counties, Indiana: from the earliest time to the present, with biographical sketches, reminiscences, notes, etc.&nbsp;: together with an extended history of the Northwest, the Indiana Territory, and the state of Indiana. 2000''. (La Crosse, Wis: Brookhaven Press. Harvard (18th ed.)) 977.23 H2h FHL US/CAN Book {{FHL|205474|item|disp=FHL Collection}}[http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-pike-and-dubois-counties-indiana-from-the-earliest-time-to-the-present-with-biographical-sketches-reminiscences-notes-etc-together-with-an-extended-history-of-the-northwest-the-indiana-territory-and-the-state-of-indiana/oclc/45162651&referer=brief_results other library]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://www.archive.org/details/historyofpikedub00good INTERNET ARCHIVE]
  
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
*African American Veterans in Pike County, Indiana (1890) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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''' War of 1812''
  
Civil War  
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'''Civil War'''
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*African American Veterans in Pike County, Indiana (1890) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
 
Civil War service men from Pike 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 Pike County.  
 
Civil War service men from Pike 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 Pike County.  
  
*[[4th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry|4th Regiment]], Indiana Cavalry&nbsp;, Company F&nbsp;
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*[[4th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry|4th Regiment]], Indiana Cavalry, Company F  
 
*[[5th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry (90th Regiment, Indiana Volunteers)|5th Regiment]], Indiana Cavalry (90th Regiment, Indiana Volunteers), Company C  
 
*[[5th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry (90th Regiment, Indiana Volunteers)|5th Regiment]], Indiana Cavalry (90th Regiment, Indiana Volunteers), Company C  
 
*[[10th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry|10th Regiment]], Indiana Cavalry, Companies F, and M  
 
*[[10th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry|10th Regiment]], Indiana Cavalry, Companies F, and M  
*[[13th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|13th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Reoganized Company G  
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*[[13th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|13th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Reorganized Company G  
 
*[[17th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|17th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Companies C, and F  
 
*[[17th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|17th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Companies C, and F  
 
*[[24th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|24th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Companies E, and H  
 
*[[24th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|24th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Companies E, and H  
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*[[Wilder Battery, Indiana Light Artillery|Wilder Battery]], Indiana Light Artillery<br>
 
*[[Wilder Battery, Indiana Light Artillery|Wilder Battery]], Indiana Light Artillery<br>
  
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*''"military History" Chapter 5 in History of Pike and Dubois counties, Indiana: from the earliest time to the present, with biographical sketches, reminiscences, notes, etc.: together with an extended history of the Northwest, the Indiana Territory, and the state of Indiana. 2000''. (La Crosse, Wis: Brookhaven Press. Harvard (18th ed.)) (page 317-324), 977.23 H2h FHL US/CAN Book {{FHL|205474|item|disp=FHL Collection}} [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-pike-and-dubois-counties-indiana-from-the-earliest-time-to-the-present-with-biographical-sketches-reminiscences-notes-etc-together-with-an-extended-history-of-the-northwest-the-indiana-territory-and-the-state-of-indiana/oclc/45162651&referer=brief_results other library][http://www.archive.org/details/historyofpikedub00good INTERNET ARCHIVE]
  
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''' World War I'''
  
*''"military History" Chapter 5 in History of Pike and Dubois counties, Indiana: from the earliest time to the present, with biographical sketches, reminiscences, notes, etc.&nbsp;: together with an extended history of the Northwest, the Indiana Territory, and the state of Indiana. 2000''. (La Crosse, Wis: Brookhaven Press. Harvard (18th ed.)) (page 317-324), 977.23 H2h FHL US/CAN Book {{FHL|205474|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-pike-and-dubois-counties-indiana-from-the-earliest-time-to-the-present-with-biographical-sketches-reminiscences-notes-etc-together-with-an-extended-history-of-the-northwest-the-indiana-territory-and-the-state-of-indiana/oclc/45162651&referer=brief_results other library]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://www.archive.org/details/historyofpikedub00good INTERNET ARCHIVE]
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''' World War II'''
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://indianacourthouses.com/pages/63.htm Pike County Courthouse]<br>801 Main Street<br>Petersburg, IN 47567<br>Phone: 812.354.6025<br><br>County Clerk has marriage, divorce and court records from 1817 <br>and probate records from early 1800’s.<br>County health Department has birth and death records. <br>County Recorder has land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Pike County, Indiana 215 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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County[http://www.pikeco.lib.in.us/ Public Library ]<br>There are three branches of the Pike County Library. The genealogy department is in the Petersburg branch, aka Bartlet Memorial Library, which is located at:<br>1104 Main Street<br>Petersburg, IN 47567<br>Ph 812-354-6257, ex 206 <br>Fax 812-354-6259
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Unique Features of the Genealogy Collection<br>
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*Curl Collection
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Families of Pike County Indiana, an unpublished collection of interviews by a Mrs. Curl with people in the community about their families. Available only on library computers no children given to Mrs Alexander 1900<br>shirley Sbehme@pikeco.lib.in.us<br> <br>• Newspaper Index <br> to family history information in 4 local newspapers 1874-1940?<br> (the newspapers are on microfilm)<br> - Pike County Democrat<br> - Petersburg Press<br> - Otwell Star<br> - Press Dispatch<br>
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*Early Schools of Pike County ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
 
*Early Schools of Pike County ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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[[Gibson County, Indiana|Gibson]] and [[Perry County, Indiana|Perry]] Counties.<br>
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Overview of Pike County from [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pike_County,_Indiana Wikipedia], [http://www.villageprofile.com/indiana/pikecounty/ Chamber of Commerce], and [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/genInfo.php?locIndex=5644 ebodunk]<br>
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Extracted birth data are on Pike GenWeb, Births<br>  
 
Extracted birth data are on Pike GenWeb, Births<br>  
 
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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>
 
*[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 Marriages, 1802-1892 - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7852&cj=1&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 Ancestry.con ]$ <br>
 
*Indiana Marriages, 1802-1892 - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7852&cj=1&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 Ancestry.con ]$ <br>
  
*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 Marriages, 1780-1992[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1674830 FamilySearch] <br>
  
 
*Indiana Marriage, 1811-1959&nbsp; -&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1410397 FamilySearch] <br>
 
*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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*Indiana, Death Index, 1882-1920 -&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1947977 FamilySearch]
 
*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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County[http://www.pikeco.lib.in.us/ Public Library ]<br>There are three branches of the Pike County Library. The genealogy department is in the Petersburg branch, aka Bartlet Memorial Library, which is located at:<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; 1104 Main Street<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Petersburg, IN 47567<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Ph 812-354-6257, ex 206 <br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Fax 812-354-6259
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Unique Features of the Genealogy Collection<br>
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*Curl Collection
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Families of Pike County Indiana, an unpublished collection of interviews by&nbsp; a Mrs Curl with people in the community about their families. Available only on library computers no children given to Mrs Alexander 1900<br>shirley Sbehme@pikeco.lib.in.us<br> <br>• Newspaper Index <br> to family history information in 4 local newspapers 1874-1940?<br> (the newspapers are on microfilm)<br> - Pike County Democrat<br> - Petersburg Press<br> - Otwell Star<br> - Press Dispatch<br>
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==

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Pike County, Indiana
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Location of Indiana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 21, 1816
County Seat Petersburg
Courthouse
Address Pike County Courthouse
801 Main Street
Petersburg, IN 47567
Phone: 812.354.6025
Pike County Website


Contents

Historical Facts

Populated Places

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• Petersburg
• Spurgeon
• Winslow

Unincorporated
• Otwell
• Stendaz
• Velpen

Townships
• Clay
• Jefferson
• Lockhart
• Logan
• Madison
• Marion
• Monroe
• Patoka
• Washington

No Boundary Changes

Neighboring Counties

For a map of the 17 Southwest Indiana Counties, Click here, then select the Southwest Region from the Regional Township Maps dropdown box

Parent County

Record Loss

No Record Loss

Resources

The Pike County GenWeb site hosts numerous data bases; and a search engine that searches everything on the site except census and query boards. Click here to access this site.


Bible records

Biographies

Business Records

Cemeteries

There are 166 known cemeteries in Pike County. Click here for a listing of known burials in cemeteries by township. Click on the township in which the cemetery is located for a list of all of the cemeteries in the township, and then click on the cemetery name to see a list of names (alphabetized) and dates of people known to be buried in the cemetery.

The data can also be accessed by clicking here to access the Pike GenWeb main page, typing the name of the individual you are seeking in the search engine box and clicking on Find. [note, this will return links to all pages that contain the name you entered into the search box. You must search through the list to find a cemetery reference, if it exists.]

Maps of 53 of the cemetery location are available; click here. You can also show its relative proximity to communities, libraries, and other cemeteries by clicking of the "Liasrws places near" above the map. Clicking on and individual pin will initiate a pop-up with the distance from the central (initial cemetery) location.

National Cemeteries in Indiana
There are 4 National Cemeteries in Indiana. Click here for links to these.

Census

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


Church Records

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic and Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogies

Histories

1816--Pike County was created 21 December 1816  and named for Gen Zebulon M. Pike County seat: Petersburg [1]

Local Histories

  • Anderson, Forrest R. 1942.Historical notes on Dubois & Pike Counties, Indiana. (Ireland, Ind: [s.n.].) FHL US/CAN Film 928078 Item 3 FHL Collectionother libraries  FamilySearch Books Onlineancestry.com$
  • McClellan, Ruth Miley. Pike County History: Bicentennial Edition 1776-1976. Petersburg, Ind: Pike County Historical Society; Evansville, Ind: Printed by Unigraphic, Inc., 1976.
  • McClellan, Ruth Miley. Our people of Pike County, Indiana. Evansville, Ind: Unigraphic, 1878. 268 pages +16 p Index. LOC: F532.P6 M32, Dewey Decimal: 977.2/36 (biographies)
  • Petersburg Womans Club. A History of Pike County, Ind. Petersburg, IN:typescript, 80 leaves. Copy at Barrett Memorial Library, Petersburg, Indiana. Microfilm at FHL
  • Pike County Historical Society. Pike County, Indiana History and Families, 1816-1987. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Pub. Co., c1987, 236 p. FHL
  • History of Pike and Dubois counties, Indiana: from the earliest time to the present, with biographical sketches, reminiscences, notes, etc. : together with an extended history of the Northwest, the Indiana Territory, and the state of Indiana. 2000. (La Crosse, Wis: Brookhaven Press. Harvard (18th ed.)) 977.23 H2h FHL US/CAN Book FHL Collectionother library   INTERNET ARCHIVE

Land and Property

Maps

Military

' War of 1812

Civil War

Civil War service men from Pike 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 Pike County.

Civil War Books

  • "military History" Chapter 5 in History of Pike and Dubois counties, Indiana: from the earliest time to the present, with biographical sketches, reminiscences, notes, etc.: together with an extended history of the Northwest, the Indiana Territory, and the state of Indiana. 2000. (La Crosse, Wis: Brookhaven Press. Harvard (18th ed.)) (page 317-324), 977.23 H2h FHL US/CAN Book FHL Collection other libraryINTERNET ARCHIVE

World War I

World War II

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Obituaries

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Periodicals

Public records

County Courthouse

Pike County Courthouse
801 Main Street
Petersburg, IN 47567
Phone: 812.354.6025

County Clerk has marriage, divorce and court records from 1817
and probate records from early 1800’s.
County health Department has birth and death records.
County Recorder has land records. [2]

Archives
Libraries
Museums
Societies and Libraries

CountyPublic Library
There are three branches of the Pike County Library. The genealogy department is in the Petersburg branch, aka Bartlet Memorial Library, which is located at:
1104 Main Street
Petersburg, IN 47567
Ph 812-354-6257, ex 206
Fax 812-354-6259

Unique Features of the Genealogy Collection

  • Curl Collection

Families of Pike County Indiana, an unpublished collection of interviews by a Mrs. Curl with people in the community about their families. Available only on library computers no children given to Mrs Alexander 1900
shirley Sbehme@pikeco.lib.in.us

• Newspaper Index
to family history information in 4 local newspapers 1874-1940?
(the newspapers are on microfilm)
- Pike County Democrat
- Petersburg Press
- Otwell Star
- Press Dispatch

Family History Centers

School Records

Parent Counties

Gibson and Perry Counties.


Places/Localities

Overview of Pike County from Wikipedia, Chamber of Commerce, and ebodunk


School Records

Taxation

Vital Records

Beginning Dates for Pike County Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1900
1817
1900
1820
1817
1817


Original Records are in the county courthouse, in the following offices:

Pike County Records Offices

Birth & Death

 Health Office
 812-354-8797

Marriage & Probate

 Clerks Office
  812-354-6025,
  812-354-6369 fax:
  PO Box 125 (mailing address)
 Land
 Recorders Office
 812-354-6747,
 812-354-2532, fax


Extracted birth data are on Pike GenWeb, Births

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

Voter Registration

Web Sites

References

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