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United States Gotoarrow.png Indiana Gotoarrow.png Knox County

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

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Knox County, Indiana
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Location of Indiana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded June 20, 1790
County Seat Hettinger
Courthouse
Address Knox County Courthouse
101 N 7th Street
Vincennes, IN 47591
Phone: 812.885.2521
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Historical Facts

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The county is named for General Henry Knox (1750-1806), Revolutionary War hero, and the nation's first Secretary of War.[1]

Populated Places

Boundary Changes

1790--Knox County was created 20 June 1790 from the Northwest Territory.[2]

Neighboring Counties

Record Loss

January 1814 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business Records

Cemeteries

Census Records

For tips on accessing Knox 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.


Catholic

St. Francis Xavier Parish, Vincennes

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Vincennes

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic and Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogies

Histories

Local Histories
  • History of Knox and Daviess County, Indiana: from the earliest time to the present, with biographical sketches, reminiscences, notes, etc., together with an extended history of the Colonial days of Vincennes, and its progress down to the formation of the State government. (1975. Evansville, Ind: Unigraphic, Inc.) 977.23 H2g FHL US/CAN Book  FHL Collection   other libraries   INTERNET ARCHIVE

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.


Maps

Military Records

Civil War

Civil War service men from Knox 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 Knox County.

Civil War Books

  • "Military History" Chapter 9 in History of Knox and Daviess County, Indiana: from the earliest time to the present, with biographical sketches, reminiscences, notes, etc., together with an extended history of the Colonial days of Vincennes, and its progress down to the formation of the State government. (1975. Evansville, Ind: Unigraphic, Inc.), ( page 204-212; Regiment, Companies) 977.23 H2g FHL US/CAN Book  FHL Collection   other libraries INTERNET ARCHIVE

World War I (The Great War), 1914-1918

  • World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 Knox County (Source: Explore Ancestry. com) ($)

World War II, 1941-1945

  • Knox County, Indiana World War II Casualties, Army and Army Air Corps (Source: AccessGenealogy)

Naturalization and Citizenship

Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate Records

Public Records

Repositories

Courthouse

Knox County Courthouse
101 N 7th Street
Vincennes, IN 47591
Phone: 812.885.2521

County Health Department has birth and death records from 1807.
County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1836.
County Recorder has land records. Township Trustees have burial records. [5]

Archives
Libraries
Museums
Societies
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 Knox County, Indiana Genealogy is the

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

School Records

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.

Vital 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)
Birth Records
Marriage Records
Death Records


References

  1. "Henry Knox," Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Knox.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/8/8d/Igiindianah.pdf.
  4. "Military History" Chapter 9 in History of Knox and Daviess County, Indiana: from the earliest time to the present, with biographical sketches, reminiscences, notes, etc., together with an extended history of the Colonial days of Vincennes, and its progress down to the formation of the State government. (1975. Evansville, Ind: Unigraphic, Inc.),( page 228; Regiment,Companies)977.23 H2g FHL US/CAN Book FHL Collection other libraries INTERNET ARCHIVE
  5. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Knox County, Indiana 214 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.