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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Indiana|Indiana]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Switzerland County''' <br>  
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Indiana Genealogy|Indiana]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Switzerland County''' <br>  
  
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Guide to '''Switzerland 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
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| county = Switzerland County
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| county_map =
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| state = Indiana
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| state_map = Indiana.png
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| latd =
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| founded year = 1814
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| founded date = September 7
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| seat =  Vevay
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| building image =
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| building address = [http://www.in.gov/judiciary/2893.htm Switzerland County Courthouse]<br>212 W Main St; <br>Vevay, IN 47043<br> Phone: 812.427.3175<br>[http://www.switzerland-county.com/ '''County Website'''] | adoption_sign = Adoption Indiana Genealogical Society}}  
  
{{Adoption Indiana Genealogical Society}}
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=== Historical Facts  ===
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="2"
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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>'''[[Switzerland County, Indiana#Birth_Records|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Switzerland County, Indiana#Marriage_Records|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Switzerland County, Indiana#Death_Records|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Switzerland County, Indiana#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Switzerland 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>1814*</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>1814</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1814</center>
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''*For earlier dates,'''
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try... [[Switzerland County, Indiana#Church_Records|'''Church''']] &#124; [[Switzerland County, Indiana#Obituaries|'''Obituaries''']] &#124; [[Switzerland County, Indiana#Cemeteries|'''Cemeteries''']]
  
[http://www.switzerland-county.com/ Switzerland County Courthouse]<br>212 W Main St; <br>Vevay, IN 47043<br> Phone: 812.427.3175<br>
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County Health Department has birth, death and burial records.<br>County Clerk has marriage, divorce, court and probate records from 1814.<br>County Recorder has land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Switzerland County, Indiana 216 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed 7 September 1814 from [[Dearborn County, Indiana Genealogy|Dearborn]] and [[Jefferson County, Indiana Genealogy|Jefferson]] Counties.<br><ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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*'''County Seat: '''Vevay <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Switzerland County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Switzerland_County,_Indiana (accessed 10 May 2012).</ref><br>
  
== History ==
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==== Neighboring Counties ====
  
==== Parent County ====
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[[Ohio County, Indiana Genealogy|Ohio]] {{•}} [[Dearborn County, Indiana Genealogy|Dearborn]] {{•}} [[Ripley County, Indiana Genealogy|Ripley]] {{•}} [[Jefferson County, Indiana Genealogy|Jefferson]] {{•}} [[Carroll County, Indiana Genealogy|Carroll]] {{•}} [[Gallatin County, Kentucky Genealogy|Gallatin]] {{•}} [[Boone County, Kentucky Genealogy|Boone]]
  
'''1814--'''Switzerland County was created 7 September 1814&nbsp;from [[Dearborn County, Indiana|Dearborn]] and [[Jefferson County, Indiana|Jefferson]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Vevay <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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<center>{{INSwitzerland,Indiana Clickable Neighbors}}</center>  
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==== Boundary Changes &nbsp;  ====
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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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.
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
== Places/Localities ==
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
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=== Switzerland County, Indiana Resources ===
  
==== Populated Places ====
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==== Bible Records ====
  
==== Neighboring Counties ====
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==== Business Records ====
  
*[[Boone County, Kentucky|Boone County, Kentucky]]
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==== Cemeteries  ====
*[[Carroll County, Kentucky|Carroll County, Kentucky]]
 
*[[Gallatin County, Kentucky|Gallatin County, Kentucky]]
 
*[[Jefferson County, Indiana|Jefferson]]
 
*[[Ohio County, Indiana|Ohio]]
 
*[[Ripley County, Indiana|Ripley]]
 
  
== Resources ==
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*Index and map of Bovard Cemetery, Cotton Township. [http://www.indianasgore.com/switzerland-county/cemetery-records/ Indiana's Gore] (free),  [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society] ($) <br>
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*Index and map of Littlefield Cemetery, Cotton Township  [http://www.indianasgore.com/switzerland-county/cemetery-records/ Indiana's Gore] (free), [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society] ($) <br>
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
  
*Index and map of Bovard Cemetery, Cotton Township (free, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])<br>
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*Index and map of Littlefield Cemetery, Cotton&nbsp;Township (free, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])<br>
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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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://findagrave.org/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=17&GScnty=869&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|412735|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=17&CScnty=869 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.ingenweb.org/inswitzer/cemeteries/index.html INGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Switzerland+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=Switzerland&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/in/switz/cemeteries.html INGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwtombstones.org/indiana/switzerland.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/US/in/switzerland.htm Indiana Interment]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[Indiana Cemeteries|Indiana Cemeteries]] for more information.
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==== Census<br> ====
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==== Census Records ====
  
 
{{Census|Indiana}}  
 
{{Census|Indiana}}  
  
*Index to Mortality Schedule for Switzerland County, Indiana (1850, 1860, 1870, 1880) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])  
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*Index to Agricultural Schedule for Switzerland County (1850-1880) [http://www.indianasgore.com/switzerland-county/census-records/ Indiana's Gore] (free), [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society] ($)
*Index to Defective, Dependent &amp; Delinquent Census for Switzerland County, Indiana (1880) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])<br>
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*Index to Mortality Schedule for Switzerland County (1850-1880) [http://www.indianasgore.com/switzerland-county/census-records/ Indiana's Gore] (free)  
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*Index to Defective, Dependent &amp; Delinquent Census for Switzerland County (1880) [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society] ($)  
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*Index to Manufacturing Schedules for Switzerland County (1850-1880) [http://www.indianasgore.com/switzerland-county/census-records/ Indiana's Gore] (free)<br>
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==== Church Records  ====
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{{IN Church Intro}}
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{{IN Church End}}
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{{IN Church Repositories|Switzerland|551326}}
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*[http://www.indianasgore.com/switzerland-county/church-records/ Moorefield Circuit Methodist Church Records]
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==== Court Records  ====
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*[http://www.indianasgore.com/switzerland-county/court-records/ Circuit Court proceedings]<br>
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*[http://www.indianasgore.com/switzerland-county/court-records/ Commissioners' Court proceedings]<br>
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*[http://www.indianasgore.com/switzerland-county/court-records/ Common Pleas Court proceedings]<br>
  
==== Church ====
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==== Directories ====
  
==== Court<br> ====
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*[http://www.indianasgore.com/switzerland-county/directories/ Switzerland County Directories and Gazetteers] (1826-1916)
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*Directory of Businesses in Switzerland County (1858, 1868) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])<br>
  
==== Directories<br> ====
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==== Emigration and Immigration ====
  
*Directory of Businesses in Switzerland County, Indiana (1858, 1868) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])<br>
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==== Ethnic and Religious Groups  ====
  
==== Land ====
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==== Gazetteers ====
  
==== Local Histories ====
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==== Genealogies ====
  
*''History of Switzerland County, Indiana from Their Earliest Settlement: Containing a History of the Cities, Townships, Towns, Villages, Schools, and Churches&nbsp;; Remininiscences, Extracts, Etc.&nbsp;; Local Statistics&nbsp;; Portraits of Early Settlers and Prominent Men ''; (Biographies. Mt. Vernon, Ind: Windmill Publications, 1993.), 977.2125 H2h FHL US/CAN Book&nbsp; {{FHL|720753|item|disp=FHL Collection}}, [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-switzerland-county-indiana-from-their-earliest-settlement-containing-a-history-of-the-cities-townships-towns-villages-schools-and-churches-remininiscences-extracts-etc-local-statistics-portraits-of-early-settlers-and-prominent-men-biographies/oclc/688601225&referer=brief_results other library] <br>
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==== History ====
  
*Weakley, Harraman &amp; Co. ''History of Dearborn, Ohio and Switzerland Counties, Indiana: From Their Earliest Settlement, Containing a History of the Counties, Their Cities, Townships, Towns, Villages, Schools, and Churches ... Biographies ... History of the North-West Territory, the State of Indiana, and the Indians''. (Chicago: Weakley, Harraman &amp; Co, 2008.)&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-dearborn-ohio-and-switzerland-counties-indiana-from-their-earliest-settlement-containing-a-history-of-the-counties-their-cities-townships-towns-villages-schools-and-churches-biographies-history-of-the-north-west-territory-the-state-of-indiana-and-the-indians/oclc/712149618&referer=brief_results other library]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.archive.org/stream/historyofdearbor02chic#page/n7/mode/2up INTERNET ARCHIVE]&nbsp; (Only the Switzerland County portion is included below.)
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===== Local Histories  =====
  
*''History of Switzerland County, Indiana, 1885''. (Vevay, Ind: Switzerland County Historical Society, 1999.),&nbsp;&nbsp;977.2125 H2hi FHL US/CAN Book&nbsp; {{FHL|1473079|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-switzerland-county-indiana-1885/oclc/43550902&referer=brief_results other library]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://myindianahome.net/gen/switz/records/bios/schb.html MylndianaHome.net]
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*''History of Switzerland County, Indiana from Their Earliest Settlement: Containing a History of the Cities, Townships, Towns, Villages, Schools, and Churches Reminiscences, Extracts, Etc. Local Statistics Portraits of Early Settlers and Prominent Men ''; (Biographies. Mt. Vernon, Ind: Windmill Publications, 1993.), 977.2125 H2h FHL US/CAN Book, {{FHL|720753|item|disp=FHL Collection}}, [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-switzerland-county-indiana-from-their-earliest-settlement-containing-a-history-of-the-cities-townships-towns-villages-schools-and-churches-remininiscences-extracts-etc-local-statistics-portraits-of-early-settlers-and-prominent-men-biographies/oclc/688601225&referer=brief_results Other Libraries] <br>
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*Weakley, Harraman &amp; Co. ''History of Dearborn, Ohio and Switzerland Counties, Indiana: From Their Earliest Settlement, Containing a History of the Counties, Their Cities, Townships, Towns, Villages, Schools, and Churches ... Biographies ... History of the North-West Territory, the State of Indiana, and the Indians''. (Chicago: Weakley, Harraman Co, 2008.), [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-dearborn-ohio-and-switzerland-counties-indiana-from-their-earliest-settlement-containing-a-history-of-the-counties-their-cities-townships-towns-villages-schools-and-churches-biographies-history-of-the-north-west-territory-the-state-of-indiana-and-the-indians/oclc/712149618&referer=brief_results Other Libraries], [http://www.archive.org/stream/historyofdearbor02chic#page/n7/mode/2up Internet Archive] (Only the Switzerland County portion is included below.)
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*''History of Switzerland County, Indiana, 1885''. (Vevay, Ind: Switzerland County Historical Society, 1999.)977.2125 H2hi FHL US/CAN Book, {{FHL|1473079|item|disp=FHL Collection}}, [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-switzerland-county-indiana-1885/oclc/43550902&referer=brief_results Other Libraries], [http://myindianahome.net/gen/switz/records/bios/schb.html MylndianaHome.net]
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==== Land and Property  ====
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{{IN Land}}{{IN Land End}}
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{{IN Land and Property Other Repositories|Switzerland|453751}}
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*[http://www.indianasgore.com/switzerland-county/land-records/ Deed Book Indexes] (1815-1853)<br>
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*[http://www.indianasgore.com/switzerland-county/land-records/ Real Estate Transfers from newspapers]<br>
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
==== Military  ====
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/indiana/ Old Antique Atlases &amp; Maps of Indiana]
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==== Migration  ====
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==== Military Records ====
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War of 1812<br>
  
*Civil War Soliders from Switzerland County, Indiana (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])<br>
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Mexican War  
  
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*[http://www.indianasgore.com/switzerland-county/military-records/ Switzerland County Mexican War Roster]
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*[http://www.indianasgore.com/switzerland-county/military-records/ Departure of Switzerland County Volunteers] (1846)
  
 
Civil War  
 
Civil War  
  
Civil War service men from&nbsp;Switzerland 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&nbsp;Switzerland County.
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*[http://www.indianasgore.com/switzerland-county/military-records/ Switzerland County Civil War Soldiers]
  
*[[3rd Regiment, Indiana Cavalry|3rd Regiment]], Indiana Cavalry, Companies A, C, and K&nbsp;
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Civil War service men from Switzerland 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 Switzerland County.
*[[6th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|6th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Reorganized Compane H  
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*[[3rd Regiment, Indiana Cavalry|3rd Regiment]], Indiana Cavalry, Companies A, C, and K  
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*[[6th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|6th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Reorganized Company H  
 
*[[10th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry|10th Regiment]], Indiana Cavalry, Company D  
 
*[[10th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry|10th Regiment]], Indiana Cavalry, Company D  
 
*[[11th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry|<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1301275714762_920" />11th Regiment]], Indiana Cavalry, Company C  
 
*[[11th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry|<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1301275714762_920" />11th Regiment]], Indiana Cavalry, Company C  
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*[[139th Regiment, Indiana Infantry (100 days, 1864)|139th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry (100 days, 1864), Company K  
 
*[[139th Regiment, Indiana Infantry (100 days, 1864)|139th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry (100 days, 1864), Company K  
 
*[[140th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|140th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Companies B, E, and I  
 
*[[140th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|140th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Companies B, E, and I  
*[[146th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|146th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Companies B, and&nbsp;E  
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*[[146th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|146th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Companies B, and E  
 
*[[156th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|156th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company B  
 
*[[156th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|156th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company B  
 
*[[28th US Colored Troops|28th US Colored Troops<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1299539402905_927" />]], Addition Recruits for Colored Troops
 
*[[28th US Colored Troops|28th US Colored Troops<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1299539402905_927" />]], Addition Recruits for Colored Troops
  
<br>Civil War Book  
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Civil War Book  
  
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*''"Military History" Chapter 10 in History of Switzerland County, Indiana from Their Earliest Settlement: Containing a History of the Cities, Townships, Towns, Villages, Schools, and Churches Reminiscences, Extracts, Etc. Local Statistics Portraits of Early Settlers and Prominent Men ''; (Biographies. Mt. Vernon, Ind: Windmill Publications, 1993.), (page 1099-1199gives Regiment, Company, Name) 977.2125 H2h FHL US/CAN Book, {{FHL|720753|item|disp=FHL Collection}}, [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-switzerland-county-indiana-from-their-earliest-settlement-containing-a-history-of-the-cities-townships-towns-villages-schools-and-churches-remininiscences-extracts-etc-local-statistics-portraits-of-early-settlers-and-prominent-men-biographies/oclc/688601225&referer=brief_results Other Libraries] <br>
  
*''"Military History" Chapter 10 in History of Switzerland County, Indiana from Their Earliest Settlement: Containing a History of the Cities, Townships, Towns, Villages, Schools, and Churches&nbsp;; Remininiscences, Extracts, Etc.&nbsp;; Local Statistics&nbsp;; Portraits of Early Settlers and Prominent Men ''; (Biographies. Mt. Vernon, Ind: Windmill Publications, 1993.), (page 1099-1199&nbsp;give&nbsp;Regiment, Compant, Name) 977.2125 H2h FHL US/CAN Book&nbsp; {{FHL|720753|item|disp=FHL Collection}}, [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-switzerland-county-indiana-from-their-earliest-settlement-containing-a-history-of-the-cities-townships-towns-villages-schools-and-churches-remininiscences-extracts-etc-local-statistics-portraits-of-early-settlers-and-prominent-men-biographies/oclc/688601225&referer=brief_results other library] <br>
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World War I
  
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World War II
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
*Index to Newspapers in Vevay, Switzerland County, Indiana (1840, 1853-1901) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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*[http://www.indianasgore.com/switzerland-county/newspapers/ Vevay Newspaper Index] (1836-1901)  
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*[http://www.indianasgore.com/switzerland-county/newspapers/ List of Switzerland County Newspapers]
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
  
==== Probate  ====
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*[http://www.indianasgore.com/switzerland-county/naturalization-records/ Switzerland County Naturalizations] (1853-1860)<br>
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==== Obituaries  ====
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==== Occupations  ====
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==== Periodicals  ====
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==== Probate Records  ====
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{{IN Probate Intro|Switzerland}}
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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|Switzerland|421653}}
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==== Public Records ====
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===== School Records  =====
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*[http://www.indianasgore.com/switzerland-county/other-records/school-records/ Switzerland County school reports]
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*[http://www.indianasgore.com/switzerland-county/other-records/school-records/ Vevay Public Schools graduates and promotions]
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===== Voting Registration  =====
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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/2893.htm Switzerland County Courthouse]<br>212 W Main St<br>Vevay, IN 47043<br> Phone: 812.427.3175<br>
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County Health Department has birth, death and burial records.  County Clerk has marriage, divorce, court and probate records from 1814.  County Recorder has land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Switzerland County, Indiana 216 {{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}}
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*[[Northern Kentucky Family History Center|Northern Kentucky Family History Center]]
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For additional nearby Family History Centers, search online in the [http://www.familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator Family History Center directory].
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===== Libraries  =====
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===== Societies  =====
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'''Switzerland County Historical Society'''<br>210 E. Market St.<br>PO Box 201<br>Vevay, IN 47043<br>Telephone Number: 812-427-3560<br>E-mail: [mailto:swcomuseums@embarqmail.com swcomuseums@embarqmail.com]<br>[http://www.switzcomuseums.org Website]<br><br>
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'''Swiss Heritage Society'''<br> PO Box 88<br> Berne, IN 46711<br>Telephone Number: 260-589-8007<br>[http://www.swissheritage.org/home.html Website]<br><br>
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{IN Tax Intro}}
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*[http://www.indianasgore.com/switzerland-county-delinquent-tax-lists-index/ Switzerland County Delinquent Tax Lists] (1842-1890)
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*[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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*[https://secure.in.gov/apps/iara/search/ Indiana State Digital Archives] <br>  
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===== Birth Records  =====
  
*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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*[http://www.indianasgore.com/switzerland-county/vital-records/ Switzerland County Delayed Births] (recorded 1941-1961)<br>
  
*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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*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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*'''1780-1992''' {{RecordSearch|1674830|Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992}} - FamilySearch <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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*'''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>
  
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
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*'''1811-2007''' {{RecordSearch|1410397|Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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===== Death Records =====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*'''1882-1920''' {{RecordSearch|1947977| Indiana, Death Index, 1882-1920}} - FamilySearch <br>
  
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=== Web Sites  ===
  
== Web Sites  ==
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/indiana/switzerland-county/ Switzerland County, Indiana Genealogy, History and Facts]
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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://usgwarchives.net/in/switz/switz.html USGenWeb], Switzerland County
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*[http://www.ingenweb.org/inswitzer/ INGenWeb], Switzerland County
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*{{FHL|United%20States%2C%20Indiana%2C%20Switzerland|place|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}, Switzerland County
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Switzerland/ Switzerland County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[http://www.indianasgore.com/switzerland-county/ Switzerland County resources on Indiana's Gore]
  
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*{{FHL|Indiana%2C+Switzerland|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Switzerland/ Switzerland County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
  
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Guide to Switzerland County, Indiana ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Switzerland County, Indiana
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Indiana
Location of Indiana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded September 7, 1814
County Seat Vevay
Courthouse
Address Switzerland County Courthouse
212 W Main St;
Vevay, IN 47043
Phone: 812.427.3175
County Website
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Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Land
Probate
1882*
1814*
1882*
1814
1814
*For earlier dates,

try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries


Neighboring Counties

Ohio  • Dearborn  • Ripley  • Jefferson  • Carroll  • Gallatin  • Boone


Franklin CountyDecatur CountyRipley CountyJennings CountyPendleton CountyJefferson CountyClark CountyCarroll CountyScott CountyOwen CountyHarrison CountyOldham CountyHenry CountyTrimble CountyButler CountyHamilton CountyGrant CountyWarren CountyGallatin CountyCamplbell CountyKenton CountyBoone CountyScott CountySwitzerland CountyDearborn CountyOhio CountyINSwitzerland.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

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

Switzerland County, Indiana Resources

Bible Records

Business Records

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


Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic and Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogies

History

Local Histories
  • History of Switzerland County, Indiana from Their Earliest Settlement: Containing a History of the Cities, Townships, Towns, Villages, Schools, and Churches Reminiscences, Extracts, Etc. Local Statistics Portraits of Early Settlers and Prominent Men ; (Biographies. Mt. Vernon, Ind: Windmill Publications, 1993.), 977.2125 H2h FHL US/CAN Book, FHL Collection, Other Libraries
  • Weakley, Harraman & Co. History of Dearborn, Ohio and Switzerland Counties, Indiana: From Their Earliest Settlement, Containing a History of the Counties, Their Cities, Townships, Towns, Villages, Schools, and Churches ... Biographies ... History of the North-West Territory, the State of Indiana, and the Indians. (Chicago: Weakley, Harraman Co, 2008.), Other Libraries, Internet Archive (Only the Switzerland County portion is included below.)

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


Maps

Migration

Military Records

War of 1812

Mexican War

Civil War

Civil War service men from Switzerland 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 Switzerland County.

Civil War Book

  • "Military History" Chapter 10 in History of Switzerland County, Indiana from Their Earliest Settlement: Containing a History of the Cities, Townships, Towns, Villages, Schools, and Churches Reminiscences, Extracts, Etc. Local Statistics Portraits of Early Settlers and Prominent Men ; (Biographies. Mt. Vernon, Ind: Windmill Publications, 1993.), (page 1099-1199gives Regiment, Company, Name) 977.2125 H2h FHL US/CAN Book, FHL Collection, Other Libraries

World War I

World War II

Newspapers

Naturalization and Citizenship

Obituaries

Occupations

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

Public Records

School Records
Voting Registration

Repositories

Archives
County Courthouse

Switzerland County Courthouse
212 W Main St
Vevay, IN 47043
Phone: 812.427.3175

County Health Department has birth, death and burial records. County Clerk has marriage, divorce, court and probate records from 1814. County Recorder has land records. [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

Switzerland County Historical Society
210 E. Market St.
PO Box 201
Vevay, IN 47043
Telephone Number: 812-427-3560
E-mail: swcomuseums@embarqmail.com
Website

Swiss Heritage Society
PO Box 88
Berne, IN 46711
Telephone Number: 260-589-8007
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 Switzerland 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 Switzerland County, Indiana Genealogy County Clerk with divorce records located with the Switzerland 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 Switzerland 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, "Switzerland County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Switzerland_County,_Indiana (accessed 10 May 2012).
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Switzerland County, Indiana 216 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.