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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Indiana|Indiana]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Parke County''' <br>
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{{Adoption Indiana Genealogical Society}}
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://indianacourthouses.com/pages/61.htm Parke County Courthouse]<br>&nbsp;116 W High Street #204<br> Rockville, IN 47872<br> Phone: 765.569.5132 <br>
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County Health Department has birth records from 1902 and death records from 1882; County Auditor has marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1833; County Recorder has land records from 1833
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1821--'''Parke County was created 9 January 1821&nbsp;from [[Vigo County, Indiana|Vigo ]]County and unorganized territory.<br>'''County seat: '''Rockville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''1821--'''Parke County was created 9 January 1821&nbsp;from [[Vigo County, Indiana|Vigo ]]County and unorganized territory.<br>'''County seat: '''Rockville <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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'''October 1833''' -- 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  ===
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*[[Clay County, Indiana|Clay]]
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*[[Fountain County, Indiana|Fountain]]
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*[[Montgomery County, Indiana|Montgomery]]
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*[[Putnam County, Indiana|Putnam]]
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*[[Vermillion County, Indiana|Vermillion]]
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*[[Vigo County, Indiana|Vigo]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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==== Census  ====
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{{Census|Indiana}}
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*Index to Defective, Dependent &amp; Delinquent Census for Parke County (1880) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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*Pioneer Settlers of Parke County ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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==== Directories  ====
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*Directory of Businesses in Parke County (1858, 1868) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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*''Portrait and biographical record of Montgomery, Parke and Fountain Counties, Indiana containing biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens, together with biographies and portraits of all the presidents of the United States''. (1893. Chicago: Chapman Bros.)&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;[http://www.worldcat.org/title/portrait-and-biographical-record-of-montgomery-parke-and-fountain-counties-indiana-containing-biographical-sketches-of-prominent-and-representative-citizens-together-with-biographies-and-portraits-of-all-the-presidents-of-the-united-states/oclc/23361063&referer=brief_results other libraries&nbsp;]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;[http://www.archive.org/details/portraitbiographmont00chap INTERNET ARCHIVE]<br>
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*B.F. Bowen &amp; Co. ''History of Parke and Vermillion Counties, Indiana: With Historical Sketches of Representative Citizens and Genealogical Records of Many of the Old Families''. (Indianapolis: B.F. Bowen, 1913.) 977.2 H2hpv FHL US/CAN Book {{FHL|419697|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-parke-and-vermillion-counties-indiana-with-historical-sketches-of-representative-citizens-and-genealogical-records-of-many-of-the-old-families/oclc/11525997&referer=brief_results other libraries]&nbsp; [http://www.archive.org/details/historyofparkeve00bfbo INTERNET ARCHIVE]<br>
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*Beckwith, H. W., J. H. Beadle, and S. B. Gookins. 1880. ''History of Vigo and Parke Counties together with historic notes on the Wabash Valley gleaned from early authors, old maps and manuscripts, private and official correspondence and other authentic though, for the most part, out-of-the-way sources''. (Chicago: H.H. Hill &amp; N. Iddings.) {{FHL|317432|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp; [http://tinyurl.com/6xn4ga3 other libraries&nbsp;]&nbsp; [http://tinyurl.com/6xn4ga3 Family History Archives]<br>
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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Civil War
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Civil War service men from Pike 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 Pike County.
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*[[1st Regiment, Indiana Heavy Artillery|1st Regiment]], Indiana Heavy Artillery, Companies E, H, and K
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*[[4th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry|4th Regiment]], Indiana Cavalry, Company K
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*[[6th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry|6th Regiment]], Indiana Cavalry, Companies G, and I
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*[[11th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry|11th Regiment]], Indiana Cavalry, Company F
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*[[14th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|14th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company A
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*[[31st Regiment, Indiana Infantry|31st Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company A
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*[[43rd Regiment, Indiana Infantry|43rd Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company K
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*[[58th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|58th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company F
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*[[78th Regiment, Indiana Infantry (60 days, 1862)|78th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry (60 days, 1862), Companies C, and D
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*[[80th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|80th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company K
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*[[85th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|85th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Companies A, and B
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*[[115th Regiment, Indiana Infantry (6 months, 1863-4)|115th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry (6 months, 1863-4), Company B
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*[[123rd Regiment, Indiana Infantry|123rd Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company C
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*[[137th Regiment, Indiana Infantry (100 days, 1864)|137th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry (100 days, 1864), Company I
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*[[149th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|149th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Companies E, and I
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*[[28th US Colored Troops|28th US Colored Troops]], Addition Recruits for Colored Troops
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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==== Obituaries  ====
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*Parke County obituaries (1853-2006) are available by mail from the Rockville Public Library. An index to the obituaries is available online at [http://genealogytrails.com/ind/parke/Obituaries/Obituaries.html Parke County Obituaries].
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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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.con ]$ <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<br>  ==
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]&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.  
 
*USGenWeb project. 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=197901&subject_disp=Indiana%2C+Parke&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*{{FHL|Indiana%2C+Parke|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Parke/ Parke County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
 
== References  ==
 
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County Courthouse

Parke County Courthouse
 116 W High Street #204
Rockville, IN 47872
Phone: 765.569.5132

County Health Department has birth records from 1902 and death records from 1882; County Auditor has marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1833; County Recorder has land records from 1833

History

Parent County

1821--Parke County was created 9 January 1821 from Vigo County and unorganized territory.
County seat: Rockville [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

October 1833 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

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

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

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

Church

Court

Directories

Land

Local Histories

  • Portrait and biographical record of Montgomery, Parke and Fountain Counties, Indiana containing biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens, together with biographies and portraits of all the presidents of the United States. (1893. Chicago: Chapman Bros.)    other libraries      INTERNET ARCHIVE
  • B.F. Bowen & Co. History of Parke and Vermillion Counties, Indiana: With Historical Sketches of Representative Citizens and Genealogical Records of Many of the Old Families. (Indianapolis: B.F. Bowen, 1913.) 977.2 H2hpv FHL US/CAN Book FHL Collection   other libraries  INTERNET ARCHIVE
  • Beckwith, H. W., J. H. Beadle, and S. B. Gookins. 1880. History of Vigo and Parke Counties together with historic notes on the Wabash Valley gleaned from early authors, old maps and manuscripts, private and official correspondence and other authentic though, for the most part, out-of-the-way sources. (Chicago: H.H. Hill & N. Iddings.) FHL Collection  other libraries   Family History Archives

Maps

Military

Civil War

Civil War service men from Pike 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 Pike County.

Newspapers

Obituaries

  • Parke County obituaries (1853-2006) are available by mail from the Rockville Public Library. An index to the obituaries is available online at Parke County Obituaries.

Probate

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. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
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