Miami County, Indiana Genealogy

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Miami County, Indiana
Map of the U.S. highlighting Indiana
Location of Indiana in the U.S.
Founded February 2, 1832
County Seat Peru
Address Miami County Courthouse
21 Court Street PO Box 184
Peru, IN 46970
Phone: 756.472.3901
Miami County Website

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]


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:


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Wabash | Howard | Fulton | Cass | Grant



Individual cemeteries:


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


LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Peru




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




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]



School Records


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


  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).