Montgomery County, Indiana Genealogy

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Guide to Montgomery County, Indiana ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.


Montgomery County, Indiana
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Location of Indiana in the U.S.
Founded December 21, 1822
County Seat Crawfordsville
Address Montgomery County Courthouse
100 E Main Street
Crawfordsville, IN 47933-1715
Phone: 765-364-6400
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Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
*For earlier dates,

try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Neighboring Counties

Tippecanoe  • Clinton  • Boone  • Hendricks  • Putnam  • Parke  • Fountain

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Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Indiana County boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Indiana County Boundary Maps" (1790-1873) may be viewed for free at the website.

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.


Bible Records



Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county Family History Library
INGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
USGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
Indiana Interment
Billion Graves
See Indiana Cemeteries for more information.

Census Records

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

Church Records

Most church records are held by individual churches. For contact information, check a phone directory, such as SearchBug or Dex Knows. Some denominations are gathering their records into a central repository.

For more information about these major repositories, see Indiana Church Records.

Finding More Church Records

Additional church records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Montgomery County, Indiana Genealogy Church Records in online catalogs like:

Court Records


Emigration and Immigration




Local Histories

Land and Property

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

After land was transferred from the government to private ownership, subsequent transactions were recorded at the courthouse, where records are currently housed.

See Indiana Land and Property for additional information about early Indiana land grants and patents.

Finding More Land Records

Additional land records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Montgomery County, Indiana Genealogy Probate Records in online catalogs like:


Military Records

Civil War

Civil War service men from Montgomery 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 Montgomery County.

Civil War Books

World War I

World War II

Naturalization and Citizenship



Hundreds of Montgomery County Obituaries are searchable by surname at


In most counties in Indiana, probate records have been kept by the county clerk of the circuit court. They include wills, fee books, claim registers, legacy records, inheritance records, probate ticklers, and dockets. The records are available at the county courthouse.

Online Records

Finding More Probate Records

Additional probate records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Montgomery County, Indiana Genealogy Probate Records in online catalogs like:

Public Records

School Records

Voting Registration



County Courthouse

Montgomery County Courthouse
100 E Main Street
Crawfordsville, iN 47933-1715
Phone: 765-364-6400

County Health Department has birth and death records from 1882. County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1823 and some naturalization records. County Recorder has land records from 1823. Public Library has cemetery records from 1823. [3]

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

For additional nearby Family History Centers, search online in the Family History Center directory.



Genealogy Club of Montgomery County, Indiana
c/o Crawfordsville District Public Library
205 S. Washington St.
Crawfordsville, IN 47933
Telephone Number: 765-362-2242 ext. 119

Montgomery County Historical Society
212 S. Water St.
Crawfordsville, IN 47933
Telephone Number: 765-362-3416

Linden-Madison Township Historical Society
PO Box 154
Linden, IN 47955-0154
Telephone Number: 765-339-7245


Indiana tax records complement land records and can be used in place of censuses or to supplement the years between censuses. Because only persons who owned taxable property were listed, many residents were not included in tax lists. There may also be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties.

For more information see the wiki page Indiana Taxation.

Finding More Tax Records

Additional tax records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Montgomery County, Indiana Genealogy Tax Records in online catalogs like:

Vital Records

Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Indiana law in 1882 required registration of births and deaths in counties. The Indiana Department of Health has birth records filed after October 1907 and death records filed after January 1900 for deaths. Copies may be obtained from the county health department or the Indiana State Division of Vital Records. See also How to order Indiana Vital Records or order electronically online.

Marriage licenses were required by counties beginning in 1800. Original marriage records are held at the office of the Montgomery County, Indiana Genealogy County Clerk with divorce records located with the Montgomery County, Indiana Genealogy Clerk of Courts.

Birth Records

Marriage Records

Death Records

Finding Vital Records at Other Repositories

Additional vital records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Montgomery County, Indiana Genealogy Vital Records in online catalogs like:

Web Sites



  1. wiki contributors, "Montgomery County, Indiana" in Wiki at,_Indiana(accessed 4 August 2012).
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Montgomery County, Indiana 215 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
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