Ripley County, Indiana Genealogy

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Revision as of 20:43, 26 May 2011

United States  > Indiana > Ripley County

Contents

County Courthouse

History

Parent County

1816--Ripley County was created 27 December 1816 from Dearborn and Jefferson Counties.
County seat: Versailles [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Ripley County Cemeteries and Locations  rootsweb

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

  • Ripley County History Book Committee, Ripley County Historical Society (Ripley County, Ind.), and Daughters of the American Revolution. Ripley County History, 1818-1988, Ripley County, Indiana. (Osgood, IN: Ripley County History Book Committee, 1989.) 977.214 H2r FHL US/CAN Book 977.214 H2r v. 2 FHL Collection  other libraries

Maps

Military

Civil War

Civil War service men from Ripley 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 Ripley County.

Newspapers

Probate

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 Ripley County.

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

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries 

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).