Indiana Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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This article describes a collection of records scheduled to become available at FamilySearch.org.
Indiana, United States
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Record Description
Record Type Deaths and Burials
Collection years 1785-1993
FamilySearch Resources
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What is in the Collection?

This index is an electronic index for the years 1785 to 1993. This index is not complete for any particular place, region or time period. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.

What Can these Records Tell Me?

Death and Burial Records include the following:

  • Name of deceased
  • Birth date and or age at death
  • Place and date of death
  • Sex

Collection Content

Coverage Table

A coverage table for this collection is available in the wiki article Indiana Deaths and Burials, Coverage Table (FamilySearch Historical Records)

For details about the contents of these records and help using them see the wiki article Deaths and Burials Vital Record Index Collections (FamilySearch Historical Records).

How Do I Search the Collection?

You can search the index or view the images or both. To begin your search, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of the individual
  • The date of the event or age at the time of the event

Search the Index

You will be able to search this collection when it is published.


How Do I Analyze the Results?

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.


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What Do I Do Next?

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Cite the record just in case you need to find it later. See below for help citing this collection.
  • Use the age or estimated birth date to determine an approximate birth date to find other church and vital records such as birth, baptism, and marriage records.
  • Use the information found in the record to find land, probate and immigration records.
  • Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in censuses.
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
  • Church Records were kept years before counties began keeping records. They are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.

I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What Now?

  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives.
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby town or county.
  • Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name.
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
  • Check the info box above for additional FamilySearch websites and related websites that may assist you in finding similar records.


Citing this Collection

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Collection Citation:

"Indiana Deaths and Burials, 1785-1993," index, "FamilySearch" (https://www.familysearch.org). Index based on the International Genealogical Index, Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. FHL digital index. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.


Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

The citation for a record will be available with each record once the collection is published.


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