Monroe County, Indiana, Will Records

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Monroe County, Indiana, Will Records, 1818-1904: Books 1 through 5 was compiled by Ruth M. Slevin on an unspecified date believed to be sometime before 1923. The book consists of will abstracts that include: name of the will maker; date the will was written and proved; names of spouse and other heirs when noted; names of the executor and witnesses, and book and page number. The abstracts were recorded in alphabetical order by the surname of the will maker. No other indexing was provided.

Hard copies of the book are available at various libraries including the Monroe County History Center in Bloomington, Indiana. Reproductions of the original may be purchased at  Additionally, a full text of the book may be viewed online at

In order to enhance the use of the book, an every-name index was compiled by Randi Richardson in 2012. It is available online at as a members-only database. A hard copy is also available at the Monroe County History Center.