Perry County, Indiana Genealogy
Guide to Perry County Indiana genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
|Perry County, Indiana|
Location of Indiana in the U.S.
|Founded||September 7, 1814|
|County Seat||Tell City|
|Address|| Perry County Courthouse|
2219 Payne Street
Tell City, IN 47586
- 1 Historical Facts
- 2 Perry County, Indiana Resources
- 2.1 Bible Records
- 2.2 Biographies
- 2.3 Business Records
- 2.4 Cemeteries
- 2.5 Census Records
- 2.6 Church Records
- 2.7 Court Records
- 2.8 Directories
- 2.9 Emigration and Immigration
- 2.10 Ethnic and Religious Groups
- 2.11 Gazetteers
- 2.12 Genealogies
- 2.13 Histories
- 2.14 Land and Property
- 2.15 Maps
- 2.16 Migration
- 2.17 Military Records
- 2.18 Naturalization and Citizenship
- 2.19 Newspapers
- 2.20 Obituaries
- 2.21 Occupations
- 2.22 Periodicals
- 2.23 Probate Records
- 2.24 Public Records
- 2.25 Repositories
- 2.26 School Records
- 2.27 Taxation
- 2.28 Vital Records
- 2.29 Voter Registration
- 3 Perry County, Indiana Web Sites
- 4 Perry County, Indiana Genealogical References
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Perry County, Indiana Resources
For tips on accessing Perry County, Indiana Genealogy census records online, see: Indiana Census.
- Index to Defective, Dependent & Delinquent Census for Perry County, Indiana (1880) (members only database, Indiana Genealogical Society)
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.
- Directory of Businesses in Perry County, Indiana (1868) (members only database, Indiana Genealogical Society)
Emigration and Immigration
Ethnic and Religious Groups
- History of Warrick, Spencer and Perry Counties, Indiana, from the earliest time to the present; together with interesting biographical sketches, reminiscences, notes, etc. (1973. Evansville, Ind: Unigraphic.) FHL US/CAN Film 934922 Item 4 FHL Collectionother librariesINTERNET ARCHIVE
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.
- African American Veterans in Perry County, Indiana (1890) (members only database, Indiana Genealogical Society)
War of 1812
Civil War service men from Pike 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 Pike County.
- 1st Regiment, Indiana Heavy Artillery, Company A
- 9th Regiment, Indiana Infantry, Reorganized Company B
- 13th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry, Company L
- 26th Regiment, Indiana Infantry, Company F
- 35th Regiment, Indiana Infantry, Company D
- 38th Regiment, Indiana Infantry, Company K
- 49th Regiment, Indiana Infantry, Company E
- 81st Regiment, Indiana Infantry, Companies G, and K
- 93rd Regiment, Indiana Infantry, Company G
- 144th Regiment, Indiana Infantry, Company I
- 28th US Colored Troops, Addition Recruits for Colored Troops
Civil War Books
- "Military History" Chapter 7 in History of Warrick, Spencer and Perry Counties, Indiana, from the earliest time to the present; together with interesting biographical sketches, reminiscences, notes, etc. (1973. Evansville, Ind: Unigraphic.)(page 685-710),FHL US/CAN Film 934922 Item 4 FHL Collectionother librariesINTERNET ARCHIVE
World War I
World War II
Naturalization and Citizenship
The Tell City, Perry County Public Library has the Obituaries available and searchable on line.You will need to click on search and enter your name or the criteria you want to search by in the form.
- Roster of Civilian Conservation Corps, Tell City, Perry County, Indiana (1938) ($, Indiana Genealogical Society)
Perry County Courthouse
2219 Payne Street
Tell City, IN 47586
County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1813.
County Recorder has land records from 1813.
County Health Department has birth and death records from 1890. 
Family History Centers
The main FamilySearch Center for Perry County, Indiana Genealogy is the
For additional nearby Family History Centers, search online in the [Family History Center directory]
Tell City-Perry County Public Library, 2328 Tell Street, Tell City, IN
Has large collection, including online obituaries since December, 1999 www.tcpclibrary.org
Cannelton Public Library
Has some items related to Cannelton, including High School yearbooks.
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 Perry County, Indiana Genealogy County Clerk with divorce records located with the Perry County, Indiana Genealogy Clerk of Courts.
- Indiana Marriages, 1802-1892 - Ancestry.con $
- Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992 - FamilySearch
- Indiana Marriage, 1811-1959 - FamilySearch
- Indiana State Digital Achives for Death, E-Publication, Instiution, Military, Misc Historical, Naturalization Records can be searched by person name (accessed 26 May 2011)
- Indiana, Death Index, 1882-1920 - FamilySearch
Finding Vital Records at Other Repositories
Additional vital records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Perry County, Indiana Genealogy Vital Records in online catalogs like:
- WorldCat (For instructions see WorldCat Online Catalog).
- FamilySearch Catalog (For instructions see FamilySearch Catalog Place-name Search).
Perry County, Indiana Web Sites
- USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
- Family History Library Catalog
- Perry County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History (Linkpendium)
Perry County, Indiana Genealogical References
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
- Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Perry County, Indiana 215 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.