Vanderburgh County, Indiana

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'''1818--'''Vanderburgh County was created 7 January 1818&nbsp;from [[Gibson County, Indiana|Gibson]], [[Posey County, Indiana|Posey]] and [[Warrick County, Indiana|Warrick ]]Counties.<br>'''County seat: '''Evansville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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*[[Warrick County, Indiana|Warrick]]
 
*[[Warrick County, Indiana|Warrick]]
  
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'''1818--'''Vanderburgh County was created 7 January 1818&nbsp;from [[Gibson County, Indiana|Gibson]], [[Posey County, Indiana|Posey]] and [[Warrick County, Indiana|Warrick ]]Counties.<br>'''County seat: '''Evansville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=29303 Locust Hill Cemetery, Evansville] BillionGraves
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===  Vanderburgh County, Indiana Resources  ===
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{{Census|Indiana}}  
 
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*Index to Defective, Dependent &amp;&nbsp;Delinquent Census for Vanderburgh County, Indiana (1880) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
 
*Index to Defective, Dependent &amp;&nbsp;Delinquent Census for Vanderburgh County, Indiana (1880) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
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[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=29303 Locust Hill Cemetery, Evansville] BillionGraves
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*Evansville
 
*Evansville
  
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===Histories===
  
 
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*Elliott, Joseph P. ''A History of Evansville and Vanderburgh County, Indiana; A Complete and Concise Account from the Earliest Times to the Present, Embracing Reminiscences of the Pioneers and Biographical Sketches''. (Evansville, Ind: Keller Print. Co, 1970.)&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;FHL US/CAN Film 1320644 Item 2&nbsp; {{FHL|161302|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-evansville-and-vanderburgh-county-indiana-a-complete-and-concise-account-from-the-earliest-times-to-the-present-embracing-reminiscences-of-the-pioneers-and-biographical-sketches/oclc/6074166&referer=brief_results other libraries]&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://books.google.com/books?id=yx0VAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=intitle:Indiana+intitle:county&lr=lang_en&as_drrb_is=q&as_minm_is=0&as_miny_is=&as_maxm_is=0&as_maxy_is=&as_brr=1&as_pt=BOOKS&cd=35#v=onepage&q&f=false Google books]&nbsp;&nbsp; {{FSbook|90427}}
 
*Elliott, Joseph P. ''A History of Evansville and Vanderburgh County, Indiana; A Complete and Concise Account from the Earliest Times to the Present, Embracing Reminiscences of the Pioneers and Biographical Sketches''. (Evansville, Ind: Keller Print. Co, 1970.)&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;FHL US/CAN Film 1320644 Item 2&nbsp; {{FHL|161302|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-evansville-and-vanderburgh-county-indiana-a-complete-and-concise-account-from-the-earliest-times-to-the-present-embracing-reminiscences-of-the-pioneers-and-biographical-sketches/oclc/6074166&referer=brief_results other libraries]&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://books.google.com/books?id=yx0VAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=intitle:Indiana+intitle:county&lr=lang_en&as_drrb_is=q&as_minm_is=0&as_miny_is=&as_maxm_is=0&as_maxy_is=&as_brr=1&as_pt=BOOKS&cd=35#v=onepage&q&f=false Google books]&nbsp;&nbsp; {{FSbook|90427}}
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==== Military Records ====
  
 
*African American Veterans in Vanderburgh County, Indiana (1890) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
 
*African American Veterans in Vanderburgh County, Indiana (1890) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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Civil War  
 
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*"The Great Civil War" in "Military History" Chapter 21 of Gilbert, Frank M., and Bettie Anne Cook. ''History of the City of Evansville and Vanderburg[H] County, Indiana''. (Evansville, Ind. (21 1st Ave., Evansville 47710): Tri-State Genealogical Society, 1988.), (page 282-310, Regiment, Companies),&nbsp;977.233 H2h FHL US/CAN Book&nbsp; {{FHL|409477|item|disp=FHL Collection}} [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-the-city-of-evansville-and-vanderburgh-county-indiana/oclc/18715659&referer=brief_results other libraries] vol.1[http://www.archive.org/details/historyofcityofe01gilb INTERNET ARCHIVE] vol.2[http://www.archive.org/stream/historyofcityofe02gilb#page/n5/mode/2up INTERNET;ACHIVE]<br>
 
*"The Great Civil War" in "Military History" Chapter 21 of Gilbert, Frank M., and Bettie Anne Cook. ''History of the City of Evansville and Vanderburg[H] County, Indiana''. (Evansville, Ind. (21 1st Ave., Evansville 47710): Tri-State Genealogical Society, 1988.), (page 282-310, Regiment, Companies),&nbsp;977.233 H2h FHL US/CAN Book&nbsp; {{FHL|409477|item|disp=FHL Collection}} [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-the-city-of-evansville-and-vanderburgh-county-indiana/oclc/18715659&referer=brief_results other libraries] vol.1[http://www.archive.org/details/historyofcityofe01gilb INTERNET ARCHIVE] vol.2[http://www.archive.org/stream/historyofcityofe02gilb#page/n5/mode/2up INTERNET;ACHIVE]<br>
  
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*[http://library2.usi.edu:8080/cdm4/browse.php?CISOROOT=/Argus '''Evansville Argus'''] - African-American newspaper published from June 25, 1938 to October 22, 1943. The Editor and founder of the Evansville Argus Publishing Company was J. Wendell Holder. The David Rice Library at the University of Evansville has digital issues of (almost) the full run available freely online. <br>
 
*[http://library2.usi.edu:8080/cdm4/browse.php?CISOROOT=/Argus '''Evansville Argus'''] - African-American newspaper published from June 25, 1938 to October 22, 1943. The Editor and founder of the Evansville Argus Publishing Company was J. Wendell Holder. The David Rice Library at the University of Evansville has digital issues of (almost) the full run available freely online. <br>
  
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County Clerk has marriage records from 1916, <br>divorce records from 1969, probate records from 1850and court records from 1877. <br>County Health Departmet has birth and death records from 1882. <br>County Recorder has land records from 1818 <br>and military records from 1865. <br>Willard Library has many of the older records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Vandeburgh County, Indiana 217 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
County Clerk has marriage records from 1916, <br>divorce records from 1969, probate records from 1850and court records from 1877. <br>County Health Departmet has birth and death records from 1882. <br>County Recorder has land records from 1818 <br>and military records from 1865. <br>Willard Library has many of the older records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Vandeburgh County, Indiana 217 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Evansville Indiana Family History Center]]
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*[http://willard.lib.in.us Willard Library] is the principal local-history library in the Evansville area. It is located at 21 First Avenue, Evansville, Indiana 47710. Phone is 812-425-4309.&nbsp; It has extensive family-history collections for the area.<br>
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*The [http://www.evpl.org Evansville Public Library] is at 200 SE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Evansville, Indiana 47713. Phone 812-428-8200.
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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>
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*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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*[http://willard.lib.in.us Willard Library] is the principal local-history library in the Evansville area. It is located at 21 First Avenue, Evansville, Indiana 47710. Phone is 812-425-4309.&nbsp; It has extensive family-history collections for the area.<br>
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*The [http://www.evpl.org Evansville Public Library] is at 200 SE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Evansville, Indiana 47713. Phone 812-428-8200.
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[http://ingenweb.org/invanderburgh/ Vanderburgh County, INGenWeb] - free genealogy resources; part of the national USGenWeb Project.<br>  
 
*[http://ingenweb.org/invanderburgh/ Vanderburgh County, INGenWeb] - free genealogy resources; part of the national USGenWeb Project.<br>  

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Vanderburgh County, Indiana
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Indiana
Location of Indiana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 7, 1818
County Seat Evansville
Courthouse
Address Vanderburgh County Courthouse
Circle Center Courts Bldg Rm 216
PO Box 216
Evansville, IN 47732
Phone: 812.435.5160 Vanderburgh County Website


Contents

Historical Facts

Populated Places

Boundary Changes

Neighboring Counties

Parent County

1818--Vanderburgh County was created 7 January 1818 from Gibson, Posey and Warrick Counties.
County seat: Evansville [1]

Record Loss

Vanderburgh County, Indiana Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business Records

Census Records

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

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

Cemeteries

Locust Hill Cemetery, Evansville BillionGraves


Church Records

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Evansville

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic and religious Groups

Gazetteers

Histories

Local Histories

  • Gilbert, Frank M., and Bettie Anne Cook. History of the City of Evansville and Vanderburg[H] County, Indiana. (Evansville, Ind. (21 1st Ave., Evansville 47710): Tri-State Genealogical Society, 1988.) 977.233 H2h FHL US/CAN Book  FHL Collection     other libraries
  • Elliott, Joseph P. A History of Evansville and Vanderburgh County, Indiana; A Complete and Concise Account from the Earliest Times to the Present, Embracing Reminiscences of the Pioneers and Biographical Sketches. (Evansville, Ind: Keller Print. Co, 1970.)   FHL US/CAN Film 1320644 Item 2  FHL Collection    other libraries   Google books   FamilySearch Books Online

Land and Property

Maps

Migration

Military Records

War of 1812

Civil War

Civil War service men from Vermillion 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 Vermillion County.

Civil War Books

  • "Military History" Chapter 18 and "Military Orders" Chapter 21 in Elliott, Joseph P. A History of Evansville and Vanderburgh County, Indiana; A Complete and Concise Account from the Earliest Times to the Present, Embracing Reminiscences of the Pioneers and Biographical Sketches. (Evansville, Ind: Keller Print. Co, 1970.) ,   FHL US/CAN Film 1320644 Item 2  FHL Collection    other libraries   Google books   FamilySearch Books Online
  • "The Great Civil War" in "Military History" Chapter 21 of Gilbert, Frank M., and Bettie Anne Cook. History of the City of Evansville and Vanderburg[H] County, Indiana. (Evansville, Ind. (21 1st Ave., Evansville 47710): Tri-State Genealogical Society, 1988.), (page 282-310, Regiment, Companies), 977.233 H2h FHL US/CAN Book  FHL Collection other libraries vol.1INTERNET ARCHIVE vol.2INTERNET;ACHIVE

World War I

World War II

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

  • Evansville Argus - African-American newspaper published from June 25, 1938 to October 22, 1943. The Editor and founder of the Evansville Argus Publishing Company was J. Wendell Holder. The David Rice Library at the University of Evansville has digital issues of (almost) the full run available freely online.

Obituaries

Occupations

Probate Records

Public Records

Vanderburgh County, Indiana Repositories

Archives

County Courthouse

Vanderburgh County Courthouse
Circle Center Courts Bldg Rm 216
PO Box 216
Evansville, IN 47732
Phone: 812.435.5160

County Clerk has marriage records from 1916,
divorce records from 1969, probate records from 1850and court records from 1877.
County Health Departmet has birth and death records from 1882.
County Recorder has land records from 1818
and military records from 1865.
Willard Library has many of the older records. [2]

Family History Centers

Libraries

  • Willard Library is the principal local-history library in the Evansville area. It is located at 21 First Avenue, Evansville, Indiana 47710. Phone is 812-425-4309.  It has extensive family-history collections for the area.
  • The Evansville Public Library is at 200 SE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Evansville, Indiana 47713. Phone 812-428-8200.

Societies

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)


Birth Records
Marriage Records
Death Records

Vanderburgh County, Indiana 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), Vandeburgh County, Indiana 217 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.