Indiana Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Collection Time Period

This index covers events from 1785 through 1993.

Record Description

This index is an electronic database of information. The entries are primarily from the International Genealogical Index (IGI) along with some entries derived from compiled and original records such as:

  • Family Records
  • Church Records
  • Civil Registration

It may also include indexes generated by the internet indexing project sponsored by the LDS Church.

There may be entries that cite a specific source such as the following:

  • "Vital Record of Rhode Island, 1636-1850: a Family Register for the People" by James Arnold
  • "Paul Dingwell Genealogical Collection" by Paul Dingwell
  • A county or state vital record registration

These entries are in this collection for one of the following reasons:

  • They were submitted by private individuals to the LDS Church and as such are part of the IGI resulting in their inclusion in this index.
  • They have been indexed through the internet indexing project sponsored by the LDS Church. If this is the case, the index they are a part of has been included as part of this database.

The Vital Record Index databases are not necessarily intended to index any specific set of records although some sub-indexes (an index to a set of records within the database) have been found. When we identify a sub-index, we remove it from the database and post it separately on FamilySearch under its appropriate title.

This index is not complete for any particular place or region.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.

"Indiana Deaths and Burials, 1785-1993," index, "FamilySearch" (https://www.familysearch.org). Index based on the International Genealogical Index, Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. FHL digital index. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

The key genealogical facts found in death or burial index entries may include:

  • Name of the deceased
  • Gender
  • Names of the parents
  • Name of the spouse (if married)
  • Death or burial date
  • Death or burial place
  • Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials.

Coverage Table

This collection is a partial index of records for the localities listed below as of April 2010. The table below shows the number of records by locality. Localities not listed may not have any records in this collection.

Most of these records date from the time period indicated in the columns below; however, there may be records before and after these dates. Record counts where the locality information was incomplete are included below under the country name. Because of this, you may wish to search only by state.

As this is an index of records compiled from various sources, it is strongly recommended that you verify the information in original records. Due to privacy laws not all records may be displayed.

Locality Births and Christenings, 1758-1993 Marriages, 1780-1992 Deaths and Burials, 1785-1993
Allen 249 48,376 0
Bartholomew 384 5,589 0
Benton 0 8,058 0
Blackford 0 0 999
Boone 0 4,182 0
Carroll 0 10,742 0
Cass 0 27,581 0
Clark 0 63,626 0
Daviess 1,226 2,659 0
Dearborn 8,221 12,334 3,125
Delaware 0 17,432 0
Dubois 2,831 13,452 0
Elkhart 0 36,735 0
Fayette 0 21,682 0
Floyd 7,259 14,398 410
Franklin 3,312 25,933 0
Fulton 390 25,642 0
Gibson 13,593 3,606 0
Greene 0 4,986 0
Hamilton 0 7,828 0
Hancock 0 14,585 0
Harrison 1,807 11,014 0
Hendricks 0 6,187 0
Henry 227 224 27,802
Indiana 138,829 138,453 83,272
Jefferson 7,439 4,184 0
Jennings 5,783 4,609 117
Knox 10,770 5,004 1,659
Kosciusko 0 2,283 0
La Porte 1,650 12,430 5,962
LaGrange 0 10,180 0
Lake 16,462 23,355 17,594
Lawrence 3,722 9,232 0
Madison 237 25,870 205
Marion 669 210,812 0
Marshall 0 1,502 0
Monroe 0 2,547 346
Montgomery 0 874 2,136
Morgan 0 1,136 0
Newton 0 7,930 0
Noble 113 3,408 0
Ohio 0 0 1,648
Orange 0 2,326 0
Owen 0 1,167 0
Parke 0 2,291 0
Perry 0 2,014 0
Pike 197 9,088 0
Posey 11,177 6,096 0
Putnam 11,597 0 3,619
Randolph 0 3,754 0
Ripley 655 228 0
Rush 0 2,350 0
Scott 0 3,033 0
Shelby 2,919 3,291 0
Spencer 890 13,901 0
St. Joseph 117 0 152
Starke 385 4,633 0
Steuben 0 13,289 0
Tippecanoe 0 17,058 0
Union 0 1,175 0
Vanderburgh 17,840 30,095 522
Vigo 0 11,165 0
Warren 0 11,357 0
Warrick 0 4,821 0
Wayne 0 6,454 0
White 2,109 3,425 395
Whitley 172 4,725 0
Total 273,231 1,008,396 149,963

How to Use the Record

Use this file to help you learn more about your ancestors. The information could help you identify family relationships and lineages as well as direct you to original records of your ancestors, which may contain additional information.

Finding the Original Source for an Entry in This Collection

Each entry in this index has a source listed which includes a batch number. You will need to trace the batch number for the individual entry to learn its source. Please see the following wiki articles for more information on batch numbers:

If an FHL film number is given in the entry for your ancestor, search for it in the Family History Library Catalog.

Record History

For over 30 years, volunteer indexers extracted this information from microfilm copies of the original records. In 1998, a few of the entries were published on 7 CDs by the Family History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as the "North America Vital Records Index." This is an index of some deaths and burials throughout Indiana. The index is not necessarily complete for any particular place or region.

Why the Record Was Created

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sponsored the indexing to accomplish its program of identifying the ancestry of mankind.

Record Reliability

Church records and civil registration were official sources and are some of the most reliable sources of information available on those who were born, married, or died in Indiana.

Related Websites

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Related Wiki Articles

Indiana Vital Records

Contributions to This Article

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should also list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection =

  • “Delaware Marriage Records,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 4 March 2011), entry for William Anderson and Elizabeth Baynard Henry, married 23 November 1913; citing marriage certificate no. 859; FHL microfilm 2,025,063; Delaware Bureau of Archives and Records Management, Dover.
  • “El Salvador Civil Registration,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 21 March 2011), entry for Jose Maria Antonio del Carmen, born 9 April 1880; citing La Libertad, San Juan Opico, Nacimientos 1879-1893, image 50; Ministerio Archivo Civil de la Alcaldia Municipal de San Salvador.