Vanderburgh County, Indiana Genealogy

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Vanderburgh County; Cir Center Cts Bldg Rm 216; PO Box 216; Evansville, IN 47732; Ph. 812.435.5160 Details: (Co Clk has m rec from 1916, div rec from 1969, pro rec from 1850 & ct rec from 1877; Co Hlth Dept has b & d rec from 1882; Co Redr has land rec from 1818 & mil rec from 1865; Willard Library has many of the older rec)
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Vanderburgh County Courthouse<br> Circle Center Courts Bldg Rm 216<br> PO Box 216<br> Evansville, IN 47732<br> Phone: 812.435.5160  
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County Clerk has marriage records from 1916, <br>divorce records from 1969, probate records from 1850<br> and court records from 1877; County Health Departmetn<br>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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Contents

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 1850
and court records from 1877; County Health Departmetn
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[1]

History

Parent County

1818--Vanderburgh County was created 7 January 1818 from Gibson, Posey and Warrick Counties.
County seat: Evansville [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Locust Hill Cemetery, Evansville BillionGraves

Census

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

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

Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Evansville

Court

Land

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   Family History Archives

Maps

Military

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   Family History Archives
  • "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


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.

Probate

School Records

Central High School, Evansville, IN 1926 Girls basketbal team with corresponding names.

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 

  • 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.

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. 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 Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).