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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States ]] > [[Indiana|Indiana]] > Miami County''  
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''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Indiana|Indiana]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Miami County''  
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{{Adoption Indiana Genealogical Society}}
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.miamicountyin.gov/ Miami County Courthouse]<br>21 Court Street PO Box 184<br>Peru, IN 46970<br>Phone: 756.472.3901<br><br>County Health Department has birth, <br>death and burial records,<br>County Clerk has marriage, divorce, <br>probate and court records from 1843. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Miami County, Indiana 214 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1832--'''Miami County was created from Cass County.&nbsp; '''County seat:''' Peru <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''1832--'''Miami County was created 2 February 1832&nbsp;from [[Cass County, Indiana|Cass]] County.&nbsp; '''County seat:''' Peru <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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'''March 1843''' -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.
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For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:
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*[[Burned Counties Research|Burned Counties Research in FamilySearch Wiki]]
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*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 Michael John Neill, ''Burned Counties'' in Family History Circle]
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
[[Wabash County, Indiana|Wabash]] | [[Howard County, Indiana|Howard]] | [[Fulton County, Indiana|Fulton]] | [[Cass County, Indiana|Cass]] | [[Grant County, Indiana|Grant]]
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[[Wabash County, Indiana|Wabash]] | [[Howard County, Indiana|Howard]] | [[Fulton County, Indiana|Fulton]] | [[Cass County, Indiana|Cass]] | [[Grant County, Indiana|Grant]]  
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*Cemeteries from Miami - [http://incass-inmiami.org/miami/cemeteries/ INGenWeb]
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*Cemeteries from Miami - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Miami/cem/ Linkpendium]
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Individual cemeteries:
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=31283 Schrock Cemetery, Peru] BillionGraves
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==== Census  ====
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{{Census|Indiana}}
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*Index to Defective, Dependent &amp;&nbsp;Delinquent Census for Miami County, Indiana (1880) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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*Churches of Miami County - [http://incass-inmiami.org/miami/churches/ INGenWeb]
  
 
LDS Ward and Branch&nbsp;Records  
 
LDS Ward and Branch&nbsp;Records  
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==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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==== Directory  ====
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*Directory of Businesses in Miami County, Indiana (1858) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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*History of Miami Country - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Miami/hist/ Linkpendium]
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*''Biographical and Genealogical History of Cass, Miami, Howard and Tipton Counties, Indiana''. (La Crosse WI: Brookhaven Press, 2003.)&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://www.worldcat.org/title/biographical-and-genealogical-history-of-cass-miami-howard-and-tipton-counties-indiana/oclc/367762262&referer=brief_results other library]&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=inu.32000007483854;page=root;view=2up;size=100;seq=660;orient=0#page/n3/mode/2up Hathi Trust Digital Library]<br>
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*''History of Miami County, Indiana: From the Earliest Time to the Present, with Biographical Sketches, Notes, Etc., Together with an Extended History of the Northwest, the Indiana Territory, and the State of Indiana.&nbsp; (''Salem, Mass: Higginson Book Co, 1992.) 977.284 H2h FHL US/CAN Book {{FHL|408361|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-miami-county-indiana-from-the-earliest-time-to-the-present-with-biographical-sketches-notes-etc-together-with-an-extended-history-of-the-northwest-the-indiana-territory-and-the-state-of-indiana/oclc/476227593&referer=brief_results other libraries&nbsp;&nbsp;]&nbsp; [http://books.google.com/books?id=GETWAAAAMAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=intitle:Indiana+intitle:county&lr=lang_en&as_drrb_is=q&as_minm_is=0&as_miny_is=&as_maxm_is=0&as_maxy_is=&as_brr=1&as_pt=BOOKS&cd=10#v=onepage&q&f=false Google books] <br>
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*Bakehorn, Ray. ''Early Birth, Marriage and Death Records of Miami County, Indiana''. (s.l: s.n, 1900.)&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://www.worldcat.org/title/early-birth-marriage-and-death-records-of-miami-county-indiana/oclc/3781535&referer=brief_results other library]&nbsp; [http://www.archive.org/details/earlybirthmarria01bake INTERNET ARCHIVE] <br>
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*Bodurtha, Arthur L.''History of Miami County, Indiana: A Narrative Account of Its Historical Progress, Its People and Its Principal Interests. (''Chicago: Lewis Pub. Co, 2008.) 977.284 H2b FHL US/CAN Book&nbsp; {{FHL|206818|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-miami-county-indiana-a-narrative-account-of-its-historical-progress-its-people-and-its-principal-interests/oclc/712180934&referer=brief_results other libraries]&nbsp;&nbsp; vol. 1&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://www.archive.org/details/historyofmiamico01bodu INTERNET ARCHIVE]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; vol. 2&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://www.archive.org/details/historyofmiamico02bodu INTERNET&nbsp;ARCHIVE]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://books.google.com/books?id=vhgVAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=intitle:Indiana+intitle:county&lr=lang_en&as_drrb_is=q&as_minm_is=0&as_miny_is=&as_maxm_is=0&as_maxy_is=&as_brr=1&as_pt=BOOKS&cd=27#v=onepage&q&f=false Google books]
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*[http://everynameindex.com/MiamiCoIN.html Every Name Index to History of Miami&nbsp;County, Indiana]&nbsp;&nbsp; Every Name Index compiled by Cathy L. O'Connor, 2008; original text by Brant &amp; Fuller, 1887; reproduction by Unigraphic, Inc., 1970.&nbsp; [http://www.everynameindex.com EveryNameIndex.com]
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
==== Military  ====
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*Maps and Gazetteers - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Miami/maps/ Linkpendium]
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==== &nbsp;Military  ====
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*Military Record and Histories - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Miami/ Linkpendium]
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*Veterans in Miami County, Indiana (1913) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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===== Civil War  =====
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Civil War service men from Miami 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 Miami County.
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*[[8th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry|8th Regiment]], Indiana Cavalry, Company A
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*[[12th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry|12th Regiment]], Indiana Cavalry, Companies L, and M
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*[[14th Battery, Indiana Light Artillery|14th Battery]], Indiana Light
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*[[16th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|16th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Reorganized Companies F, and I
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*[[17th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|17th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company F
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*[[20th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|20th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company A , and Reorganized Company H
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*[[21st Battery, Indiana Light Artillery|21st Battery]], Indiana Light Artillery
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*[[26th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|26th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Compant A
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*[[29th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|29th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company H
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*[[31st Regiment, Indiana Infantry|31st Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company B
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*[[40th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|40th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company B
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*[[51st Regiment, Indiana Infantry|51st Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company G
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*[[87th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|87th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company C
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*[[99th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|99th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Companies D, and I&nbsp;
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*[[109th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|109th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company D, and F
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*[[134th Regiment, Indiana Infantry (100 days, 1864)|134th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry (100 days, 1864), Company K
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*[[138th Regiment, Indiana Infantry (100 days, 1864)|138th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry (100 days, 1864), Company A
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*[[139th Regiment, Indiana Infantry (100 days, 1864)|139th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry (100 days, 1864), Company A
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*[[142nd Regiment, Indiana Infantry|142nd Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Companies I, and&nbsp;K
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*[[151st Regiment, Indiana Infantry|151st Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Companies C, and D
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*[[155th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|155th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company K
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*[[28th US Colored Troops|28th US Colored Troops]], Addition Recruits for Colored Troops<br>
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'''Civil War Book'''
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Bodurtha, Arthur L. , "Military History," Chapter 11 in&nbsp;''History of Miami County, Indiana , (Chicago&nbsp;: Lewis Pub. Co., 1914.), (page&nbsp;204-241),&nbsp;977.284 H2b&nbsp;{{FHL|206818|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-miami-county-indiana-a-narrative-account-of-its-historical-progress-its-people-and-its-principal-interests/oclc/712180934&referer=brief_results other libraties]&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.archive.org/details/historyofmiamico01bodu Internet Archive]''[http://www.archive.org/details/historyofmiamico01bodu]
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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==== School Records  ====
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*Alumni of Peru High School (1922) - [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society] ($)
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*Students of Peru High School (1923, 1928) - [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society] ($)
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*Teachers of Peru High School (1923) - [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society] ($)
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp; ==
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*[http://tinyurl.com/3n3qgms Indiana State Digital Achives ]for Death, E-Publication, Instiution, Military, Misc Historical, Naturalization Records can be searched by person name (accessed 26 May 2011) <br>
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*Indiana Marriages, 1802-1892 - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7852&cj=1&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 Ancestry.com]$ <br>
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*Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992&nbsp; -&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1674830 FamilySearch] <br>
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*Indiana Marriage, 1811-1959&nbsp; -&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1410397 FamilySearch] <br>
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*Indiana, Death Index, 1882-1920 -&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1947977 FamilySearch]
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== Societies and Libraries ==
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Peru Indiana Family History Center]]&nbsp;
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*[http://incass-inmiami.org/miami/ USGenWeb project]&nbsp; May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=197794&subject_disp=Indiana%2C+Miami&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Miami/ Miami County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History]&nbsp;(Linkpendium)
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*[http://www.everynameindex.com EveryNameIndex.com]&nbsp;&nbsp; Free online genealogy indexes for those big old county histories.
  
 
== References  ==
 
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County Courthouse

Miami County Courthouse
21 Court Street PO Box 184
Peru, IN 46970
Phone: 756.472.3901

County Health Department has birth,
death and burial records,
County Clerk has marriage, divorce,
probate and court records from 1843. [1]

History

Parent County

1832--Miami County was created 2 February 1832 from Cass County.  County seat: Peru [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

March 1843 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

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

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Wabash | Howard | Fulton | Cass | Grant

Resources

Cemeteries

Individual cemeteries:

Census

For tips on accessing Miami County, Indiana Genealogy census records online, see: Indiana Census.

Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Peru

Court

Directory

Land

Local Histories

  • History of Miami County, Indiana: From the Earliest Time to the Present, with Biographical Sketches, Notes, Etc., Together with an Extended History of the Northwest, the Indiana Territory, and the State of Indiana.  (Salem, Mass: Higginson Book Co, 1992.) 977.284 H2h FHL US/CAN Book FHL Collection   other libraries    Google books


  

Maps

 Military

Civil War

Civil War service men from Miami 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 Miami County.

Civil War Book

Bodurtha, Arthur L. , "Military History," Chapter 11 in History of Miami County, Indiana , (Chicago : Lewis Pub. Co., 1914.), (page 204-241), 977.284 H2b FHL Collection  other libraties   Internet Archive[1]

Newspapers

Probate

School Records

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)

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Miami County, Indiana 214 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).