Dearborn County, Indiana Genealogy
- 1 County Courthouse
- 2 History
- 3 Places/Localities
- 4 Resources
- 5 Societies and Libraries
- 6 Web Sites
- 7 References
March 1826 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.
For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:
- Burned Counties Research in FamilySearch Wiki
- Michael John Neill, Burned Counties in Family History Circle
Dearborn Cemetery Locator gives the names alphabetically, the Indiana State Library book call number, and if there is a Website, the URL. You can search a particular county by clicking on the button "New Search" and typing in the county name.
A short history of Dearborn County is located here.
Civil War service men from Dearborn 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 Dearborn County.
- 2nd Battery, Indiana Light Artillery
- 7th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry, Companies C, and D
- 7th Regiment, Indiana Infantry, Companies D, E, G, and Reorganized Companies A, E, G, and K
- 9th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry, Company K
- 10th Regiment, Indiana Infantry, Reorganized Company K
- 16th Regiment, Indiana Infantry, Company G, I and Reorganized E, and K
- 18th Regiment, Indiana Infantry, Company A
- 24th Battery, Indiana Light Artillery
- 26th Regiment, Indiana Infantry, Company F
- 30th Regiment, Indiana Infantry, Reorganized Company C
- 37th Regiment, Indiana Infantry, Reorganized Company A
Probate records are court records created after an individual’s death that relate to a court’s decisions regarding the distribution of the estate to the heirs or creditors and the care of any dependents. These documents are important to family history researchers because they usually exist for time periods before civil birth and death records were kept. While probate records are one of the most accurate sources of genealogical evidence, they have limitations.
The Circuit Court has responsibility for the probate records of Dearborn County.
The following Dearborn County probate records have been indexed and transcribed:
- The University of Mary Washington has indexed and transcribed probate inventories for Dearborn, Franklin, and Ripley counties.
Societies and Libraries
The Dearborn Public Library has a genealogy section with a resident genealogist available to do one hour free research of their records. The Web site lists what records are available for searching.
- USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
- Family History Library Catalog
- Dearborn County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History (Linkpendium)
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).