Ohio County, Indiana Genealogy

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This article is about a southeastern county of Indiana. For other uses, see Ohio (disambiguation).

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

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Ohio County, Indiana
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Location of Indiana in the U.S.
Founded January 4, 1844
County Seat Rising Sun
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Address Ohio County Courthouse
413 Main Street
Rising Sun, IN 47040
Phone 812.438.2610
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Historical Facts

Parent County

1844--Ohio County was created 4 January 1844from Dearborn County.County seat:Rising Sun [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties


Bible Records


Business Records


Census Records

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

Church Records

Court Records


Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic and Religious Groups




Local Histories

  • Weakley, Harraman Co. History of Dearborn, Ohio and Switzerland Counties, Indiana: From Their Earliest Settlement, Containing a History of the Counties, Their Cities, Townships, Towns, Villages, Schools, and Churches ... Biographies ... History of the North-West Territory, the State of Indiana, and the Indians. (Chicago: Weakley, Harraman Co, 2008.)other libraryINTERNET ARCHIVE

Land and Property


Military Records

War of 1812

Civil War

Civil War service men from Ohio 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 Ohio County.

Article on the Civil War

World War I

World War II

Naturalization and Citizenship



Probate Records

Public Records



County Courthouse

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 Ohio County Courthouse
413 Main Street
Rising Sun, IN 47040
Phone 812.438.2610

County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate,
and court records from 1844. [2]

Family History Centers





Vital Records

  • Indiana State Digital Archives for Death, E-Publication, Institution, Military, Misc Historical, Naturalization Records can be searched by person name (accessed 26 May 2011)

Birth Records

Marriage Records

Death Records

Voter Registration

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.


  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Ohio County, Indiana 215 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.