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*Jefferson County, Indiana: Census Records and Indexes - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Jefferson/cen/ Linkpendium]
*Jefferson County, Indiana: Census Records and Indexes - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Jefferson/cen/ Linkpendium]
==== Church Records ====
==== Church Records ====
===== United Church of Christ =====
*'''1837-1935''' - St. John's United Church of Christ, Madison, Baptism Index 1837-1935 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free. Batch {{IGI|C725141}}.<ref name="vr1">Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/8/8d/Igiindianah.pdf.</ref>
*'''1837-1935''' - St. John's United Church of Christ, Madison, Marriage Index 1837-1935 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free. Batch {{IGI|M725141}}.<ref name="vr1"/>
*'''1837-1935''' - St. John's United Church of Christ, Madison, Marriage Index 1837-1935 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free. Batch {{IGI|B001677}}.<ref name="vr1"/>
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==== Court Records  ====

Revision as of 18:12, 3 June 2013

United States Gotoarrow.png Indiana Gotoarrow.png Jefferson County

Guide to Jefferson County Indiana genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Jefferson County, Indiana
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Location of Indiana in the U.S.
Founded November 23, 1810
County Seat Madison
Address Jefferson County Courthouse
300 E Main St #203
Madison, IN 47250
Ph. 812.265.8921
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Historical Facts

Populated Places

Boundary Changes

1810--Jefferson County was created 23 November 1810 from Clark and Dearborn Counties.[1]

Neighboring Counties

Clark | Jennings | Ripley | Scott | Switzerland | Kentucky counties: Carroll | Trimble

Record Loss

Jefferson County, Indiana Courthouse Damaged by Fire (20 May 2009) (multiple sources)

Flames destroyed parts of the 154-year-old Jefferson County Courthouse today. The Indiana state fire marshal has completed a preliminary investigation, but has not yet issued a report.

Decades of history may have been lost as flames ripped through the courthouse. The third floor partially collapsed and the basement sustained significant water damage.

Local preservation experts have retrieved deeds and some other vital documents. Many of them will have to be frozen before they can be restored. However, there are some that were irreparably damaged in the fire.

The fire came as crews were finishing restoration work on the courthouse for the city's bicentennial celebration. County officials said exterior work was nearly complete. A video is available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQRXvKP4Oc4 or click on the image below.


Bible Records


Business Records


Census Records

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

Church Records

United Church of Christ

Court Records


Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic and Religious Groups




Local Histories
  • Biographical and Historical Souvenir for the Counties of Clark, Crawford, Harrison, Floyd, Jefferson, Jennings, Scott and Washington, Indiana. (Evansville, Ind: Unigraphic, 1972.) FHL US/CAN Film 934899 Item 4 FHL Collection  other libraries   INTERNET ARCHIVE

Land and Property


Military Records

Civil War

Civil War service men from Jefferson 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 Jefferson County.

Civil War books and articles

  • Garber, Michael C., Jr., "Reminiscences of the Burning of Columbia, South Carolina" ,( Indiana Magazine of History 11, no. 4 (December 1915): 285-300.) 1865, Jefferson County (Madison)      Abstract and Bibliographic Information     article PDF

Naturalization and Citizenship




Probate Records

Public Records


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 Jefferson county; 300 E Main St #203; Madison, IN 47250; Ph. 812.265.8921 Details: (Co Hlth Dept has b, d & bur rec; Co Clk has m, div, pro & ct rec; Co Redr has land rec)
Family History Centers

School Records


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


  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/8/8d/Igiindianah.pdf.