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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Indiana|Indiana]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Vanderburgh County''' <br>  
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.vanderburghgov.org/ 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 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>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1818--'''Vanderburg County was created from Gibson, Posey and Warrick Counties.<br>'''County seat: '''Evansville
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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>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Gibson County, Indiana|Gibson]]
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*[[Henderson County, Kentucky|Henderson County, Kentucky]]
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*[[Posey County, Indiana|Posey]]
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*[[Warrick County, Indiana|Warrick]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=29303 Locust Hill Cemetery, Evansville] BillionGraves
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==== Census  ====
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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])
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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LDS Ward and Branch&nbsp;Records
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*Evansville
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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*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&nbsp; {{FHL|409477|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-the-city-of-evansville-and-vanderburgh-county-indiana/oclc/18715659&referer=brief_results other libraries] <br>
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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}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*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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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.
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*[[1st Regiment, Indiana Cavalry|1st Regiment]], Indiana Cavalry, Company A and Reorganized Company A
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*[[4th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry|4th Regiment]], Indiana Cavalry, Company F
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*[[8th Battery, Indiana Light Artillery|8th Battery]], Indiana Light Artillery
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*[[10th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry|10th Regiment]], Indiana Cavalry, Companies A, B, G, and M
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*[[14th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|14th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company E
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*[[24th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|24th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company C
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*[[25th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|25th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Companies B, and C
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*[[30th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|30th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Reorganized Company A
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*[[42nd Regiment, Indiana Infantry|42nd Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company A
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*[[65th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|65th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company H
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*[[91st Regiment, Indiana Infantry|91st Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company G
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*[[120th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|120th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company F
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*[[136th Regiment, Indiana Infantry (100 days, 1864)|136th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry (100 days, 1864), Companies A, B, and C
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*[[28th US Colored Troops|28th US Colored Troops]], Company D, E, G, and&nbsp;Addition Recruits for Colored Troops
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Civil War Books
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*"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.)&nbsp;,&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}}<br>
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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>
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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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>
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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==== School Records  ====
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*[http://www3.familyoldphotos.com/photo/indiana/24052/central-high-school-evansville-in-1926-deers-girls-basketball-team Central High School, Evansville, IN 1926 ]Girls basketbal team with corresponding names.
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*Directory of Teachers for Vanderburgh County (1936) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
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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>
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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>
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*Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992&nbsp; -&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1674830 FamilySearch] <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>
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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]
  
 
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
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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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==== Family History Centers  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Evansville Indiana Family History Center]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*[http://ingenweb.org/invanderburgh/ Vanderburgh County, INGenWeb] - free genealogy resources; part of the national USGenWeb Project.<br>
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=198177&subject_disp=Indiana%2C+Vanderburgh&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*{{FHL|Indiana%2C+Vanderburgh|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Vanderburgh/ Vanderburgh County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History]&nbsp;(Linkpendium)
  
 
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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 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. [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 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   FamilySearch Books Online

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   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


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

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 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).