Greene County, Indiana Genealogy

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Guide to Greene County Indiana genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Greene County, Indiana
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Location of Indiana in the U.S.
Founded January 5, 1821
County Seat Bloomfield
Address Green County Courthouse
PO Box 229
Bloomfield, IN 47424
Phone: 812.384.8532
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Historical Facts

Populated Places

Boundary Changes

Neighboring Counties

Record Loss


Bible Records


Business Records


Census Records

For tips on accessing Greene 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

  • Linton

For more information about these major repositories, see Indiana Church Records.

Court Records


Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic and Religious Groups




Local Histories
  • Caperton, Neda.Index of Names in the Sullivan County Section of History of Greene and Sullivan Counties, Indiana, 1884.( [Indianapolis]: Indiana Historical Society Library, 1972.)  977.242 H2hi FHL US/CAN  FamilySearch Books Online (History of Greene and Sullivan Counties, Indiana, 1884); FHL Collection  other library  

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. 


Military Records

Civil War

Civil War service men from Greene 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 Greene County

Civil War Book

  • "Military History of Greence County" Chaper 8, 9, 10, in Caperton, Neda.Index of Names in the Sullivan County Section of History of Greene and Sullivan Counties, Indiana, 1884. ( [Indianapolis]: Indiana Historical Society Library, 1972.) (page 115-181, Regiment, Companies, Names),  977.242 H2hi FHL US/CAN  FamilySearch Books Online (History of Greene and Sullivan Counties, Indiana, 1884); FHL Collection  other lirary
World War I (The Great War), 1914-1918
World War II, 1941-1945

Naturalization and Citizenship




Probate Records

Public Records



Green County Courthouse
 PO Box 229;
Bloomfield, IN 47424;
Phone: 812.384.8532

County Clerk has marriage, divorce and court records from 821
probate records from 1823 and naturalization records 1854-1906.
County Recorder has land records from 1824, military records
and some cemetery records. County Health Department has.
birth records from 1885 and death records from 1893. [1]

Family History Centers

FamilySearch Centers are branches of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, and are located all over the world. Their goal is to provide resources for family history research.

The main FamilySearch Center for Greene County, Indiana Genealogy is the

For additional nearby Family History Centers, search online in the [Family History Center directory].

School Records


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.

Vital Records

Birth Records
Marriage Records
Death Records
  • 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

Voter Registration

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Greene County, Indiana 213 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.