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Guide to '''Miami County, Indiana ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.<br>
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{{Click|File:IN ORP.png|Indiana_Online_Genealogy_Records}}  {{Infobox U.S. County | county = Miami County | county_map = | state = Indiana | state_map = Indiana.png | latd = | longd = | founded year = 1832 | founded date = February 2 | seat = Peru | building image = | building address = [http://www.in.gov/judiciary/2919.htm Miami County Courthouse]<br>25 North Broadway<br>Peru, IN 46970<br>Phone: 756-472-3901<br> [http://www.miamicountyin.gov/ '''Website'''] | adoption_sign = Adoption Indiana Genealogical Society}}
  
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=== Historical Facts  ===
  
{{Adoption Indiana Genealogical Society}}
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#cccc99" align="center" colspan="6" | '''Beginning dates for major county records'''
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Miami County, Indiana#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Miami County, Indiana#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Miami County, Indiana#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Miami County, Indiana#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1882*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1843*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1882*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1836</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1843</center>
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''*For earlier dates,'''
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try... [[Miami County, Indiana#Church_Records|'''Church''']] &#124; [[Miami County, Indiana#Obituaries|'''Obituaries''']] &#124; [[Miami County, Indiana#Cemeteries|'''Cemeteries''']]
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.miamicountyin.gov/ Miami County Courthouse]<br>21 Court Street PO Box 184<br>Peru, IN 46970<br>Phone: 756.472.3901<br><br>County Health Department has birth, <br>death and burial records,<br>County Clerk has marriage, divorce, <br>probate and court records from 1843. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Miami County, Indiana 214 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed 2 February 1832 from [[Cass County, Indiana Genealogy|Cass]] County and unorganized territory.<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref><br>
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*'''County Seat: ''' Peru <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Miami County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miami_County,_Indiana (accessed 10 May 2012).</ref><br>
  
== History  ==
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==== Parent County ====
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==== Neighboring Counties ====
  
'''1832--'''Miami County was created 2 February 1832&nbsp;from [[Cass County, Indiana|Cass]] County.&nbsp; '''County seat:''' Peru <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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[[Fulton County, Indiana Genealogy|Fulton]] {{•}} [[Wabash County, Indiana Genealogy|Wabash]] {{•}} [[Grant County, Indiana Genealogy|Grant]] {{•}} [[Howard County, Indiana Genealogy|Howard]] {{•}} [[Cass County, Indiana Genealogy|Cass]]
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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<center>{{INMiami,Indiana Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
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=== Boundary Changes  ===
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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For animated maps illustrating Indiana County boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/indiana/ "Rotating Formation Indiana County Boundary Maps"] (1790-1873) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
'''March 1843''' -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.  
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=== Record Loss  ===
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'''March 1843''' The Miami County courthouse was destroyed by fire in March of 1843; all records except deeds from 1828 were destroyed.<br>
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For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:
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== Resources ==
 
 
*[[Burned Counties Research|Burned Counties Research in FamilySearch Wiki]]
 
*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 Michael John Neill, ''Burned Counties'' in Family History Circle]
 
 
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
 
 
==== Populated Places ====
 
  
==== Neighboring Counties ====
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=== Bible Records ===
  
[[Wabash County, Indiana|Wabash]] | [[Howard County, Indiana|Howard]] | [[Fulton County, Indiana|Fulton]] | [[Cass County, Indiana|Cass]] | [[Grant County, Indiana|Grant]]
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=== Biographies  ===
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Cemeteries  ===
 
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
  
 
*Cemeteries from Miami - [http://incass-inmiami.org/miami/cemeteries/ INGenWeb]  
 
*Cemeteries from Miami - [http://incass-inmiami.org/miami/cemeteries/ INGenWeb]  
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=31283 Schrock Cemetery, Peru] BillionGraves
 
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=31283 Schrock Cemetery, Peru] BillionGraves
  
==== Census  ====
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=17&CScnty=843 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://incass-inmiami.org/miami/cemeteries/ INGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Miami+Indiana&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Indiana&county=Miami&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/in/miami/cemeteries.html INGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwtombstones.org/indiana/miami.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/US/in/miami.htm Indiana Interment]
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=== Census Records ===
  
 
{{Census|Indiana}}  
 
{{Census|Indiana}}  
  
*Index to Defective, Dependent &amp;&nbsp;Delinquent Census for Miami County, Indiana (1880) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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*Index to Defective, Dependent Delinquent Census for Miami County, Indiana (1880) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
==== Church  ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{IN Church Intro}}
  
 
*Churches of Miami County - [http://incass-inmiami.org/miami/churches/ INGenWeb]
 
*Churches of Miami County - [http://incass-inmiami.org/miami/churches/ INGenWeb]
  
LDS Ward and Branch&nbsp;Records  
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LDS Ward and Branch Records  
  
 
*Peru
 
*Peru
  
==== Court  ====
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{{IN Church End}}
  
==== Directory  ====
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{{IN Church Repositories|Miami|574393}}
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=== Court Records  ===
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=== Directory  ===
  
 
*Directory of Businesses in Miami County, Indiana (1858) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
 
*Directory of Businesses in Miami County, Indiana (1858) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
==== Land ====
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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=== Gazetteers ===
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=== Genealogy  ===
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=== History  ===
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'''March 1843''' -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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*History of Miami Country - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Miami/hist/ Linkpendium]
 
*History of Miami Country - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Miami/hist/ Linkpendium]
  
*''Biographical and Genealogical History of Cass, Miami, Howard and Tipton Counties, Indiana''. (La Crosse WI: Brookhaven Press, 2003.)&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://www.worldcat.org/title/biographical-and-genealogical-history-of-cass-miami-howard-and-tipton-counties-indiana/oclc/367762262&referer=brief_results other library]&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=inu.32000007483854;page=root;view=2up;size=100;seq=660;orient=0#page/n3/mode/2up Hathi Trust Digital Library]<br>
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*''Biographical and Genealogical History of Cass, Miami, Howard and Tipton Counties, Indiana''. (La Crosse WI: Brookhaven Press, 2003.), [http://www.worldcat.org/title/biographical-and-genealogical-history-of-cass-miami-howard-and-tipton-counties-indiana/oclc/367762262&referer=brief_results Other Libraries], [http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=inu.32000007483854;page=root;view=2up;size=100;seq=660;orient=0#page/n3/mode/2up Hathi Trust Digital Library]<br>
  
*''History of Miami County, Indiana: From the Earliest Time to the Present, with Biographical Sketches, Notes, Etc., Together with an Extended History of the Northwest, the Indiana Territory, and the State of Indiana.&nbsp; (''Salem, Mass: Higginson Book Co, 1992.) 977.284 H2h FHL US/CAN Book {{FHL|408361|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-miami-county-indiana-from-the-earliest-time-to-the-present-with-biographical-sketches-notes-etc-together-with-an-extended-history-of-the-northwest-the-indiana-territory-and-the-state-of-indiana/oclc/476227593&referer=brief_results other libraries&nbsp;&nbsp;]&nbsp; [http://books.google.com/books?id=GETWAAAAMAAJ&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=10#v=onepage&q&f=false Google books] <br>
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*''History of Miami County, Indiana: From the Earliest Time to the Present, with Biographical Sketches, Notes, Etc., Together with an Extended History of the Northwest, the Indiana Territory, and the State of Indiana.(''Salem, Mass: Higginson Book Co, 1992.) 977.284 H2h FHL US/CAN Book {{FHL|408361|item|disp=FHL Collection}}, [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-miami-county-indiana-from-the-earliest-time-to-the-present-with-biographical-sketches-notes-etc-together-with-an-extended-history-of-the-northwest-the-indiana-territory-and-the-state-of-indiana/oclc/476227593&referer=brief_results Other Libraries], [http://books.google.com/books?id=GETWAAAAMAAJ&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=10#v=onepage&q&f=false Google Books] <br>
  
*Bakehorn, Ray. ''Early Birth, Marriage and Death Records of Miami County, Indiana''. (s.l: s.n, 1900.)&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://www.worldcat.org/title/early-birth-marriage-and-death-records-of-miami-county-indiana/oclc/3781535&referer=brief_results other library]&nbsp; [http://www.archive.org/details/earlybirthmarria01bake INTERNET ARCHIVE] <br>
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*Bakehorn, Ray. ''Early Birth, Marriage and Death Records of Miami County, Indiana''. (s.l: s.n, 1900.) [http://www.worldcat.org/title/early-birth-marriage-and-death-records-of-miami-county-indiana/oclc/3781535&referer=brief_results Other Libraries], [http://www.archive.org/details/earlybirthmarria01bake INTERNET ARCHIVE] <br>
  
*Bodurtha, Arthur L.''History of Miami County, Indiana: A Narrative Account of Its Historical Progress, Its People and Its Principal Interests. (''Chicago: Lewis Pub. Co, 2008.) 977.284 H2b FHL US/CAN Book&nbsp; {{FHL|206818|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-miami-county-indiana-a-narrative-account-of-its-historical-progress-its-people-and-its-principal-interests/oclc/712180934&referer=brief_results other libraries]&nbsp;&nbsp; vol. 1&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://www.archive.org/details/historyofmiamico01bodu INTERNET ARCHIVE]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; vol. 2&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://www.archive.org/details/historyofmiamico02bodu INTERNET&nbsp;ARCHIVE]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://books.google.com/books?id=vhgVAAAAYAAJ&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=27#v=onepage&q&f=false Google books]
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*Bodurtha, Arthur L.''History of Miami County, Indiana: A Narrative Account of Its Historical Progress, Its People and Its Principal Interests. (''Chicago: Lewis Pub. Co, 2008.) 977.284 H2b FHL US/CAN Book {{FHL|206818|item|disp=FHL Collection}}, [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-miami-county-indiana-a-narrative-account-of-its-historical-progress-its-people-and-its-principal-interests/oclc/712180934&referer=brief_results Other Libraries], Vol. 1 [http://www.archive.org/details/historyofmiamico01bodu INTERNET ARCHIVE], Vol. 2 [http://www.archive.org/details/historyofmiamico02bodu INTERNET&nbsp;ARCHIVE], [http://books.google.com/books?id=vhgVAAAAYAAJ&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=27#v=onepage&q&f=false Google Books]
  
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*[http://everynameindex.com/MiamiCoIN.html Every Name Index to History of Miami County, Indiana]Every Name Index compiled by Cathy L. O'Connor, 2008; original text by Brant &amp; Fuller, 1887; reproduction by Unigraphic, Inc., 1970.[http://www.everynameindex.com EveryNameIndex.com]
  
*[http://everynameindex.com/MiamiCoIN.html Every Name Index to History of Miami&nbsp;County, Indiana]&nbsp;&nbsp; Every Name Index compiled by Cathy L. O'Connor, 2008; original text by Brant &amp; Fuller, 1887; reproduction by Unigraphic, Inc., 1970.&nbsp; [http://www.everynameindex.com EveryNameIndex.com]
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=== Land and Property  ===
  
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{{IN Land}}{{IN Land End}}
  
==== Maps  ====
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{{IN Land and Property Other Repositories|Miami|399703}}
  
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=== Maps  ===
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/indiana/ Old Antique Atlases & Maps of Indiana]
 
*Maps and Gazetteers - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Miami/maps/ Linkpendium]
 
*Maps and Gazetteers - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Miami/maps/ Linkpendium]
  
==== &nbsp;Military  ====
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=== Military Records ===
  
 
*Military Record and Histories - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Miami/ Linkpendium]  
 
*Military Record and Histories - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Miami/ Linkpendium]  
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*[[20th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|20th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company A , and Reorganized Company H  
 
*[[20th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|20th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company A , and Reorganized Company H  
 
*[[21st Battery, Indiana Light Artillery|21st Battery]], Indiana Light Artillery  
 
*[[21st Battery, Indiana Light Artillery|21st Battery]], Indiana Light Artillery  
*[[26th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|26th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Compant A  
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*[[26th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|26th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company A  
 
*[[29th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|29th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company H  
 
*[[29th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|29th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company H  
 
*[[31st Regiment, Indiana Infantry|31st Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company B  
 
*[[31st Regiment, Indiana Infantry|31st Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company B  
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*[[51st Regiment, Indiana Infantry|51st Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company G  
 
*[[51st Regiment, Indiana Infantry|51st Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company G  
 
*[[87th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|87th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company C  
 
*[[87th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|87th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company C  
*[[99th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|99th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Companies D, and I&nbsp;
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*[[99th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|99th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Companies D, and I  
 
*[[109th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|109th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company D, and F  
 
*[[109th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|109th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company D, and F  
 
*[[134th Regiment, Indiana Infantry (100 days, 1864)|134th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry (100 days, 1864), Company K  
 
*[[134th Regiment, Indiana Infantry (100 days, 1864)|134th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry (100 days, 1864), Company K  
 
*[[138th Regiment, Indiana Infantry (100 days, 1864)|138th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry (100 days, 1864), Company A  
 
*[[138th Regiment, Indiana Infantry (100 days, 1864)|138th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry (100 days, 1864), Company A  
 
*[[139th Regiment, Indiana Infantry (100 days, 1864)|139th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry (100 days, 1864), Company A  
 
*[[139th Regiment, Indiana Infantry (100 days, 1864)|139th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry (100 days, 1864), Company A  
*[[142nd Regiment, Indiana Infantry|142nd Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Companies I, and&nbsp;K  
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*[[142nd Regiment, Indiana Infantry|142nd Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Companies I, and K  
 
*[[151st Regiment, Indiana Infantry|151st Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Companies C, and D  
 
*[[151st Regiment, Indiana Infantry|151st Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Companies C, and D  
 
*[[155th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|155th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company K  
 
*[[155th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|155th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company K  
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'''Civil War Book'''  
 
'''Civil War Book'''  
  
Bodurtha, Arthur L. , "Military History," Chapter 11 in&nbsp;''History of Miami County, Indiana , (Chicago&nbsp;: Lewis Pub. Co., 1914.), (page&nbsp;204-241),&nbsp;977.284 H2b&nbsp;{{FHL|206818|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-miami-county-indiana-a-narrative-account-of-its-historical-progress-its-people-and-its-principal-interests/oclc/712180934&referer=brief_results other libraties]&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.archive.org/details/historyofmiamico01bodu Internet Archive]''[http://www.archive.org/details/historyofmiamico01bodu]
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Bodurtha, Arthur L. , "Military History," Chapter 11 in''History of Miami County, Indiana , (Chicago: Lewis Pub. Co., 1914.), (page204-241)977.284 H2b{{FHL|206818|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-miami-county-indiana-a-narrative-account-of-its-historical-progress-its-people-and-its-principal-interests/oclc/712180934&referer=brief_results other libraries][http://www.archive.org/details/historyofmiamico01bodu Internet Archive]''  
  
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World War I
  
==== Probate  ====
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World War II
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=== Naturalization  ===
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=== Newspapers  ===
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=== Obituaries  ===
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{IN Probate Intro|Miami}}
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'''Online Records'''
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*'''1798 – 1999''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9045 Indiana Wills and Probate Records 1798-1999] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images '''$'''
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{{IN Probate Repositories|Miami|701171}}
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=== Public Records  ===
  
 
==== School Records  ====
 
==== School Records  ====
  
*Alumni of Peru High School, Miami County, Indiana (1922) - [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society] ($)  
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*Alumni of Peru High School (1922, 1930) - [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society] ($)  
*Students and Teachers of Peru High School, Miami County, Indiana (1923) - [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society] ($)
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*Students of Peru High School (1923, 1927, 1928, 1930) - [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society] ($)
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*Teachers of Peru High School (1923, 1927, 1930) - [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society] ($)
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=== Repositories  ===
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==== Archives  ====
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==== County Courthouse  ====
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[http://www.in.gov/judiciary/2919.htm Miami County Courthouse]<br>25 North Broadway<br>Peru, IN 46970<br>Phone: 756-472-3901<br><br>County Health Department has birth, death and burial records. County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1843. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Miami County, Indiana 214 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
==== Taxation  ====
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*[[Peru Indiana Family History Center|Peru Indiana Family History Center]]
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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For additional nearby Family History Centers, search online in the [http://www.familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator Family History Center directory].
  
*[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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==== Libraries  ====
  
*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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==== Societies  ====
  
*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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'''Miami Genealogical Society'''<br> PO Box 542<br> Peru, IN 46970<br><br>
  
*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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'''Miami County Historical Society'''<br>51 North Broadway<br>Peru, IN 46970<br>[http://www.miamicountyhistory.org/ Website]<br><br>
  
*Indiana, Death Index, 1882-1920 -&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1947977 FamilySearch]
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'''Miami Nation of Indians of the State of Indiana'''<br> 80 W. 6th St.<br> Peru, IN 46970<br>Telephone Number: 765-473-9631<br>[http://www.miamiindians.org/ Website]<br><br>
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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=== Taxation ===
  
==== Family History Centers ====
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=== Vital Records  ===
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*[https://secure.in.gov/apps/iara/search/ Indiana State Digital Archives]  <br>
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====Birth====
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*'''1780-1992''' {{RecordSearch|1674830|Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992}} - FamilySearch <br>
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*'''1802-1892''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7852&cj=1&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 Indiana Marriages, 1802-1892] - Ancestry.com $ <br>
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*'''1811-2007''' {{RecordSearch|1410397|Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*Marriage Index G, 1943-1944, has 3 images, each image indexed separately. Look at all 3 images to get names of both spouses and their parents. (For the bride, the other person on the index is the maiden name of her new mother-in-law!)
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====Death====
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*{{RecordSearch|1947977|Indiana, Death Index, 1882-1920}} at FamilySearch
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{{IN Vital Repositories|Miami|816648}}
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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=== Web Sites  ===
*[[Peru Indiana Family History Center]]&nbsp;
 
  
== Web Sites  ==
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/indiana/miami-county/ Miami County, IN History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*{{FHL|United%20States%2C%20Indiana%2C%20Miami|place|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}, Miami County.
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/116137955399210084448 Indiana Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/208669295836038/ Indiana Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
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*[http://incass-inmiami.org/miami/ INGenWeb], Miami County. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Miami/ Miami County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History](Linkpendium)
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*[http://www.everynameindex.com EveryNameIndex.com]Free online genealogy indexes for those big old county histories.
  
*[http://incass-inmiami.org/miami/ USGenWeb project]&nbsp; May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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== Places  ==
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Miami/ Miami County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History]&nbsp;(Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.everynameindex.com EveryNameIndex.com]&nbsp;&nbsp; Free online genealogy indexes for those big old county histories.
 
  
 
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Latest revision as of 20:16, 21 February 2017

United States
Indiana


Miami County

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

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Miami County, Indiana
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Indiana
Location of Indiana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 2, 1832
County Seat Peru
Courthouse
Address Miami County Courthouse
25 North Broadway
Peru, IN 46970
Phone: 756-472-3901
Website
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Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Land
Probate
1882*
1843*
1882*
1836
1843
*For earlier dates,

try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries


Neighboring Counties

Fulton  • Wabash  • Grant  • Howard  • Cass


Miami CountyHoward CountyMadison CountyWabash CountyKosciusko CountyFulton CountyPulaski CountyCass CountyClinton CountyCarroll CountyGrant CountyTipton CountyINMiami.JPG


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 MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

March 1843 The Miami County courthouse was destroyed by fire in March of 1843; all records except deeds from 1828 were destroyed.
For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:


Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Cemeteries

Individual cemeteries:

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

Census Records

For tips on accessing Miami 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.


LDS Ward and Branch Records

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 Miami County, Indiana Genealogy Church Records in online catalogs like:


Court Records

Directory

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

March 1843 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:

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 Miami County, Indiana Genealogy Probate Records in online catalogs like:


Maps

Military Records

Civil War

Civil War service men from Miami 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 Miami County.

Civil War Book

Bodurtha, Arthur L. , "Military History," Chapter 11 inHistory of Miami County, Indiana , (Chicago: Lewis Pub. Co., 1914.), (page204-241)977.284 H2bFHL Collection  other librariesInternet Archive

World War I

World War II

Naturalization

Newspapers

Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate Records

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 Miami County, Indiana Genealogy Probate Records in online catalogs like:

Public Records

School Records

Repositories

Archives

County Courthouse

Miami County Courthouse
25 North Broadway
Peru, IN 46970
Phone: 756-472-3901

County Health Department has birth, death and burial records. County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1843. [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.

Libraries

Societies

Miami Genealogical Society
PO Box 542
Peru, IN 46970

Miami County Historical Society
51 North Broadway
Peru, IN 46970
Website

Miami Nation of Indians of the State of Indiana
80 W. 6th St.
Peru, IN 46970
Telephone Number: 765-473-9631
Website

Taxation

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 Miami County, Indiana Genealogy Tax Records in online catalogs like:


Vital Records

Birth

Marriage

Death

Finding Vital Records at Other Repositories

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



Web Sites

Places

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Miami County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miami_County,_Indiana (accessed 10 May 2012).
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Miami County, Indiana 214 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
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