Switzerland County, Indiana Genealogy

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| building address = [http://www.switzerland-county.com/ Switzerland County Courthouse]<br>212 W Main St; <br>Vevay, IN 47043<br> Phone: 812.427.3175<br> <br>[http://www.Switzerlandcounty.us/ '''Switzerland County Website'''] }}  
 
| building address = [http://www.switzerland-county.com/ Switzerland County Courthouse]<br>212 W Main St; <br>Vevay, IN 47043<br> Phone: 812.427.3175<br> <br>[http://www.Switzerlandcounty.us/ '''Switzerland County Website'''] }}  
  
 
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=== Historical Facts ===
=== Historical Facts ===
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
=== Switzerland County, Indiana Resources  ===
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=== Switzerland County, Indiana Resources  ===
  
====Bible Records====
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==== Bible Records ====
  
====Business Records====
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==== Business Records ====
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*Index and map of Littlefield Cemetery, Cotton Township (free, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])<br>
 
*Index and map of Littlefield Cemetery, Cotton Township (free, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])<br>
  
==== Census Records ====
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==== Census Records ====
  
 
{{Census|Indiana}}  
 
{{Census|Indiana}}  
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*Index to Defective, Dependent &amp; Delinquent Census for Switzerland County (1880) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
 
*Index to Defective, Dependent &amp; Delinquent Census for Switzerland County (1880) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
==== Church Records ====
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==== Church Records ====
  
==== Court Records ====
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==== Court Records ====
  
==== Directories====
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==== Directories ====
  
 
*Directory of Businesses in Switzerland County (1858, 1868) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])<br>
 
*Directory of Businesses in Switzerland County (1858, 1868) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])<br>
  
====Gazetteers====
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====Emigration and Immigration====
  
====Genealogies====
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====Ethnic and Religious Groups====
  
====History====
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==== Gazetteers ====
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==== Genealogies ====
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==== History ====
  
 
===== Local Histories  =====
 
===== Local Histories  =====
  
*''History of Switzerland County, Indiana from Their Earliest Settlement: Containing a History of the Cities, Townships, Towns, Villages, Schools, and Churches Reminiscences, Extracts, Etc. Local Statistics&nbsp;; Portraits of Early Settlers and Prominent Men ''; (Biographies. Mt. Vernon, Ind: Windmill Publications, 1993.), 977.2125 H2h FHL US/CAN Book{{FHL|720753|item|disp=FHL Collection}}, [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-switzerland-county-indiana-from-their-earliest-settlement-containing-a-history-of-the-cities-townships-towns-villages-schools-and-churches-remininiscences-extracts-etc-local-statistics-portraits-of-early-settlers-and-prominent-men-biographies/oclc/688601225&referer=brief_results other library] <br>
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*''History of Switzerland County, Indiana from Their Earliest Settlement: Containing a History of the Cities, Townships, Towns, Villages, Schools, and Churches Reminiscences, Extracts, Etc. Local Statistics Portraits of Early Settlers and Prominent Men ''; (Biographies. Mt. Vernon, Ind: Windmill Publications, 1993.), 977.2125 H2h FHL US/CAN Book{{FHL|720753|item|disp=FHL Collection}}, [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-switzerland-county-indiana-from-their-earliest-settlement-containing-a-history-of-the-cities-townships-towns-villages-schools-and-churches-remininiscences-extracts-etc-local-statistics-portraits-of-early-settlers-and-prominent-men-biographies/oclc/688601225&referer=brief_results other library] <br>
  
*Weakley, Harraman &amp; Co. ''History of Dearborn, Ohio and Switzerland Counties, Indiana: From Their Earliest Settlement, Containing a History of the Counties, Their Cities, Townships, Towns, Villages, Schools, and Churches ... Biographies ... History of the North-West Territory, the State of Indiana, and the Indians''. (Chicago: Weakley, Harraman &amp; Co, 2008.)[http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-dearborn-ohio-and-switzerland-counties-indiana-from-their-earliest-settlement-containing-a-history-of-the-counties-their-cities-townships-towns-villages-schools-and-churches-biographies-history-of-the-north-west-territory-the-state-of-indiana-and-the-indians/oclc/712149618&referer=brief_results other library][http://www.archive.org/stream/historyofdearbor02chic#page/n7/mode/2up INTERNET ARCHIVE](Only the Switzerland County portion is included below.)
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*Weakley, Harraman &amp; Co. ''History of Dearborn, Ohio and Switzerland Counties, Indiana: From Their Earliest Settlement, Containing a History of the Counties, Their Cities, Townships, Towns, Villages, Schools, and Churches ... Biographies ... History of the North-West Territory, the State of Indiana, and the Indians''. (Chicago: Weakley, Harraman Co, 2008.)[http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-dearborn-ohio-and-switzerland-counties-indiana-from-their-earliest-settlement-containing-a-history-of-the-counties-their-cities-townships-towns-villages-schools-and-churches-biographies-history-of-the-north-west-territory-the-state-of-indiana-and-the-indians/oclc/712149618&referer=brief_results other library][http://www.archive.org/stream/historyofdearbor02chic#page/n7/mode/2up INTERNET ARCHIVE](Only the Switzerland County portion is included below.)
  
 
*''History of Switzerland County, Indiana, 1885''. (Vevay, Ind: Switzerland County Historical Society, 1999.)977.2125 H2hi FHL US/CAN Book{{FHL|1473079|item|disp=FHL Collection}} [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-switzerland-county-indiana-1885/oclc/43550902&referer=brief_results other library] [http://myindianahome.net/gen/switz/records/bios/schb.html MylndianaHome.net]
 
*''History of Switzerland County, Indiana, 1885''. (Vevay, Ind: Switzerland County Historical Society, 1999.)977.2125 H2hi FHL US/CAN Book{{FHL|1473079|item|disp=FHL Collection}} [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-switzerland-county-indiana-1885/oclc/43550902&referer=brief_results other library] [http://myindianahome.net/gen/switz/records/bios/schb.html MylndianaHome.net]
  
==== Land and Property ====
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==== Land and Property ====
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
====Migration====
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==== Migration ====
  
==== Military Records ====
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==== Military Records ====
  
War of 1812
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War of 1812  
  
 
*Civil War Soldiers from Switzerland County, Indiana (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])<br>
 
*Civil War Soldiers from Switzerland County, Indiana (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])<br>
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Civil War service men from Switzerland 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 Switzerland County.  
 
Civil War service men from Switzerland 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 Switzerland County.  
  
*[[3rd Regiment, Indiana Cavalry|3rd Regiment]], Indiana Cavalry, Companies A, C, and K
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*[[3rd Regiment, Indiana Cavalry|3rd Regiment]], Indiana Cavalry, Companies A, C, and K  
 
*[[6th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|6th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Reorganized Company H  
 
*[[6th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|6th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Reorganized Company H  
 
*[[10th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry|10th Regiment]], Indiana Cavalry, Company D  
 
*[[10th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry|10th Regiment]], Indiana Cavalry, Company D  
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*''"Military History" Chapter 10 in History of Switzerland County, Indiana from Their Earliest Settlement: Containing a History of the Cities, Townships, Towns, Villages, Schools, and Churches Reminiscences, Extracts, Etc. Local Statistics Portraits of Early Settlers and Prominent Men ''; (Biographies. Mt. Vernon, Ind: Windmill Publications, 1993.), (page 1099-1199gives Regiment, Company, Name) 977.2125 H2h FHL US/CAN Book{{FHL|720753|item|disp=FHL Collection}}, [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-switzerland-county-indiana-from-their-earliest-settlement-containing-a-history-of-the-cities-townships-towns-villages-schools-and-churches-remininiscences-extracts-etc-local-statistics-portraits-of-early-settlers-and-prominent-men-biographies/oclc/688601225&referer=brief_results other library] <br>
 
*''"Military History" Chapter 10 in History of Switzerland County, Indiana from Their Earliest Settlement: Containing a History of the Cities, Townships, Towns, Villages, Schools, and Churches Reminiscences, Extracts, Etc. Local Statistics Portraits of Early Settlers and Prominent Men ''; (Biographies. Mt. Vernon, Ind: Windmill Publications, 1993.), (page 1099-1199gives Regiment, Company, Name) 977.2125 H2h FHL US/CAN Book{{FHL|720753|item|disp=FHL Collection}}, [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-switzerland-county-indiana-from-their-earliest-settlement-containing-a-history-of-the-cities-townships-towns-villages-schools-and-churches-remininiscences-extracts-etc-local-statistics-portraits-of-early-settlers-and-prominent-men-biographies/oclc/688601225&referer=brief_results other library] <br>
  
World War I
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World War I  
  
World War II
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World War II  
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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*Index to Newspapers in Vevay, Switzerland County, Indiana (1840, 1853-1901) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
 
*Index to Newspapers in Vevay, Switzerland County, Indiana (1840, 1853-1901) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
====Naturalization and Citizenship====
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship ====
  
====Obituaries====
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==== Obituaries ====
  
====Occupations====
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==== Occupations ====
  
====Periodicals====
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==== Probate Records ====
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==== Probate Records ====
  
====Public Records====
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==== Public Records ====
  
====Repositories====
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=====Archives=====
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===== Archives =====
  
 
===== County Courthouse  =====
 
===== County Courthouse  =====
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County Health Department has birth, death and burial records.<br>County Clerk has marriage, divorce, court and probate records from 1814.<br>County Recorder has land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Switzerland County, Indiana 216 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
County Health Department has birth, death and burial records.<br>County Clerk has marriage, divorce, court and probate records from 1814.<br>County Recorder has land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Switzerland County, Indiana 216 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
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===== Family History Centers =====
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
===== Libraries=====
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===== Societies =====
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====School Records====
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==== School Records ====
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
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*[http://tinyurl.com/3n3qgms Indiana State Digital Archives ]for Death, E-Publication, Institution, Military, Misc Historical, Naturalization Records can be searched by person name (accessed 26 May 2011) <br>
 
*[http://tinyurl.com/3n3qgms Indiana State Digital Archives ]for Death, E-Publication, Institution, Military, Misc Historical, Naturalization Records can be searched by person name (accessed 26 May 2011) <br>
  
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=====Marriage Records=====
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===== Marriage Records =====
  
 
*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>
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*Indiana Marriage, 1811-1959-[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1410397 FamilySearch] <br>
 
*Indiana Marriage, 1811-1959-[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1410397 FamilySearch] <br>
  
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===== Death Records =====
  
 
*Indiana, Death Index, 1882-1920-[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1947977 FamilySearch]
 
*Indiana, Death Index, 1882-1920-[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1947977 FamilySearch]
  
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==== Voting Registration ====
  
====Voting Registration====
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=== Switzerland County, Indiana Web Sites  ===
 
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===  Switzerland County, Indiana Web Sites  ===
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*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  

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Switzerland County, Indiana
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Indiana
Location of Indiana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded September 7, 1814
County Seat Vevay
Courthouse
Address Switzerland County Courthouse
212 W Main St;
Vevay, IN 47043
Phone: 812.427.3175

Switzerland County Website

Contents

Historical Facts

Boundary Changes

Parent County

1814--Switzerland County was created 7 September 1814 from Dearborn and Jefferson Counties.
County seat: Vevay [1]

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Record Loss

Switzerland County, Indiana Resources

Bible Records

Business Records

Cemeteries

Census Records

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

Church Records

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic and Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogies

History

Local Histories
  • History of Switzerland County, Indiana from Their Earliest Settlement: Containing a History of the Cities, Townships, Towns, Villages, Schools, and Churches Reminiscences, Extracts, Etc. Local Statistics Portraits of Early Settlers and Prominent Men ; (Biographies. Mt. Vernon, Ind: Windmill Publications, 1993.), 977.2125 H2h FHL US/CAN BookFHL Collection, other library
  • Weakley, Harraman & Co. History of Dearborn, Ohio and Switzerland Counties, Indiana: From Their Earliest Settlement, Containing a History of the Counties, Their Cities, Townships, Towns, Villages, Schools, and Churches ... Biographies ... History of the North-West Territory, the State of Indiana, and the Indians. (Chicago: Weakley, Harraman Co, 2008.)other libraryINTERNET ARCHIVE(Only the Switzerland County portion is included below.)

Land and Property

Maps

Migration

Military Records

War of 1812

Civil War

Civil War service men from Switzerland 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 Switzerland County.

Civil War Book

  • "Military History" Chapter 10 in History of Switzerland County, Indiana from Their Earliest Settlement: Containing a History of the Cities, Townships, Towns, Villages, Schools, and Churches Reminiscences, Extracts, Etc. Local Statistics Portraits of Early Settlers and Prominent Men ; (Biographies. Mt. Vernon, Ind: Windmill Publications, 1993.), (page 1099-1199gives Regiment, Company, Name) 977.2125 H2h FHL US/CAN BookFHL Collection, other library

World War I

World War II

Newspapers

Naturalization and Citizenship

Obituaries

Occupations

Periodicals

Probate Records

Public Records

Repositories

Archives
County Courthouse

Switzerland County Courthouse
212 W Main St;
Vevay, IN 47043
Phone: 812.427.3175

County Health Department has birth, death and burial records.
County Clerk has marriage, divorce, court and probate records from 1814.
County Recorder has land records. [2]

Family History Centers
Libraries
Societies

School Records

Taxation

Vital Records

  • Indiana State Digital Archives 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

Voting Registration

Switzerland County, Indiana Web Sites

Switzerland County, Indiana 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), Switzerland County, Indiana 216 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.