Spencer County, Indiana Genealogy

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[http://www.owencounty.in.gov/ Spencer County Courthouse]<br>200 Main Street<br>Rockport, IN 47635-1478<br>Phone: 812.649.6027  
 
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<br>County Health Department has birth records from 1882 <br>and death records from 1830; Cemetery&nbsp;trustees have burial records; <br>County Clerk has marriage records from 1818, <br>divorce and court records1883, <br>probate records from 1848 and naturalization records 1852-1929; <br>County Recorder has land records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Spencer County, Indiana 216 {WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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<br>County Health Department has birth records from 1882 <br>and death records from 1830; Cemetery&nbsp;trustees have burial records; <br>County Clerk has marriage records from 1818, <br>divorce and court records1883, <br>probate records from 1848 and naturalization records 1852-1929; <br>County Recorder has land records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Spencer County, Indiana 216 {WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
 
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*Index to Defective, Dependent &amp;&nbsp;Delinquent Census for Spencer County, Indiana (1880) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
 
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*Directory of Teachers for Spencer County (1936) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
 
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Contents

County Courthouse

Spencer County Courthouse
200 Main Street
Rockport, IN 47635-1478
Phone: 812.649.6027


County Health Department has birth records from 1882
and death records from 1830; Cemetery trustees have burial records;
County Clerk has marriage records from 1818,
divorce and court records1883,
probate records from 1848 and naturalization records 1852-1929;
County Recorder has land records[1]

History

Parent County

1818--Spencer County was created 10 January 1818 from Warrick and Perry Counties.
County seat: Rockport [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

September 1833 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

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

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

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


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

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

  • History of Warrick, Spencer and Perry Counties, Indiana, from the earliest time to the present; together with interesting biographical sketches, reminiscences, notes, etc. (1973. Evansville, Ind: Unigraphic.) FHL US/CAN Film 934922 Item 4 FHL Collection    other libraries    INTERNET ARCHIVE

Maps

Military

Civil War

Civil War service men from Spencer 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 Spencer County.


Civil War Books

  • "Military History" Chapter 7 in History of Warrick, Spencer and Perry Counties, Indiana, from the earliest time to the present; together with interesting biographical sketches, reminiscences, notes, etc. (1973. Evansville, Ind: Unigraphic.), (page 373-418, Regiment, Company), FHL US/CAN Film 934922 Item 4 FHL Collection    other libraries    INTERNET ARCHIVE

Newspapers

Probate

School Records

Taxation

Vital 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)

Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Spencer County, Indiana 216 {WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).