Orange County, Indiana Genealogy

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County Courthouse

Orange County Courthouse
Court St;
Paoli, IN 47454
Phone: 812.723.2649 

County Health Department has birth records from 1882,
death and burial records; County Clerk has marriage, divorce, 
probate and court records from from 1816;
County Recorder has land records from 1816[1]

History

Parent County

1815--Orange County was created 26 December 1815 from Washington, Knox and Gibson Counties.
County seat: Paoli [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

  • Look under Cemeteries for Orange County - USGenWeb

Census

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

Church

Court

Directories

Land

Local Histories

  • History of Washington County Indiana: A Re-Production of the Original "History of Lawrence, Orange and Washington Counties" 1884. (Salem, Ind: Washington County Historical Society, 1999.) 977.226 H2Lc FHL FHL Collection   other libraries     INTERNET ARCHIVE
  • Historical Articles of Orange County - INGenWeb

Maps

Military

  • Look under Military Information - USGenWeb

Civil War

Civil War service men from Orange 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 Orange County.


Civil War Books

  • "Military History Of Orange County" Chapter 7 in History of Washington County Indiana: A Re-Production of the Original "History of Lawrence, Orange and Washington Counties" 1884. (Salem, Ind: Washington County Historical Society, 1999.), (page 508-529, Regiment, Companies), 977.226 H2Lc FHL FHL Collection   other libraries     INTERNET ARCHIVE

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

  • Look under Vital Records for Orange County - USGenWeb
  • 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), Orange County, Indiana 215 {WorldCat|50140092|disp=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).

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