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*'''Neighboring Counties''': {{PAGENAME}} '''residents''' may also have records in <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Perry County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perry_County,_Indiana (accessed 14 August 2013).</ref><br>[[Crawford County, Indiana|Crawford]] (northeast){{·}}[[Meade County, Kentucky|Meade]] (east){{·}}[[Breckinridge County, Kentucky|Breckinridge]] (southeast){{·}}[[Hancock County, Kentucky|Hancock]] (southwest){{·}}[[Spencer County, Indiana|Spencer]] (west){{·}}[[Dubois County, Indiana|Dubois]] (northwest) <br>
 
*'''Neighboring Counties''': {{PAGENAME}} '''residents''' may also have records in <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Perry County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perry_County,_Indiana (accessed 14 August 2013).</ref><br>[[Crawford County, Indiana|Crawford]] (northeast){{·}}[[Meade County, Kentucky|Meade]] (east){{·}}[[Breckinridge County, Kentucky|Breckinridge]] (southeast){{·}}[[Hancock County, Kentucky|Hancock]] (southwest){{·}}[[Spencer County, Indiana|Spencer]] (west){{·}}[[Dubois County, Indiana|Dubois]] (northwest) <br>
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Guide to Perry County Indiana genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Perry County, Indiana
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Location of Indiana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded September 7, 1814
County Seat Tell City
Courthouse
Address Perry County Courthouse
2219 Payne Street
Tell City, IN 47586
Phone: 812.547.3741
Website
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Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Land
Probate
1882*
1814*
1882*
1815
1813
*For earlier dates,

try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

  • Parent Counties: Formed from Adams New Purchase (Allen/Delaware/Randolph) in 1835[1]
  • County Seat: Decatur [2]
  • Neighboring Counties: Perry County, Indiana Genealogy residents may also have records in [3]
    Crawford (northeast) · Meade (east) · Breckinridge (southeast) · Hancock (southwest) · Spencer (west) · Dubois (northwest)

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Parent County

1814--Perry County was created 7 September 1814 from Warrick and Gibson Counties.
County seat: Tell City [4]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Perry County, Indiana Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business Records

Cemeteries

Census Records

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

Church Records

Most church records are held by individual churches. For contact information, check a phone directory, such as SearchBug or Dex Knows. Some denominations are gathering their records into a central repository.


For more information about these major repositories, see Indiana Church Records.


Finding More Church Records

Additional church records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Perry County, Indiana Genealogy Church Records in online catalogs like:


Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic and Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogies

Histories

Local Histories
  • History of Warrick, Spencer and Perry Counties, Indiana, from the earliest time to the present; together with interesting biographical sketches, reminiscences, notes, etc. (1973. Evansville, Ind: Unigraphic.) FHL US/CAN Film 934922 Item 4 FHL Collectionother librariesINTERNET ARCHIVE

Land and Property

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

After land was transferred from the government to private ownership, subsequent transactions were recorded at the courthouse, where records are currently housed.

See Indiana Land and Property for additional information about early Indiana land grants and patents. 


Finding More Land Records

Additional land records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Perry County, Indiana Genealogy Probate Records in online catalogs like:


Maps

Migration

Military Records

War of 1812
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.

Civil War Books
  • "Military History" Chapter 7 in History of Warrick, Spencer and Perry Counties, Indiana, from the earliest time to the present; together with interesting biographical sketches, reminiscences, notes, etc. (1973. Evansville, Ind: Unigraphic.)(page 685-710),FHL US/CAN Film 934922 Item 4 FHL Collectionother librariesINTERNET ARCHIVE
World War I
World War II

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

The Tell City, Perry County Public Library has the Obituaries available and searchable on line.You will need to click on search and enter your name or the criteria you want to search by in the form.

Obituaries

Occupations

Periodicals

Probate Records

In most counties in Indiana, probate records have been kept by the county clerk of the circuit court. They include wills, fee books, claim registers, legacy records, inheritance records, probate ticklers, and dockets. The records are available at the county courthouse.


Finding More Probate Records

Additional probate records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Perry County, Indiana Genealogy Probate Records in online catalogs like:

Public Records

Repositories

County Courthouse

Perry County Courthouse
2219 Payne Street
Tell City, IN 47586
Phone: 812.547.3741

County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1813.
County Recorder has land records from 1813.
County Health Department has birth and death records from 1890. [5]

Archives
Family History Centers

FamilySearch Centers are branches of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, and are located all over the world. Their goal is to provide resources for family history research.

The main FamilySearch Center for Perry County, Indiana Genealogy is the

For additional nearby Family History Centers, search online in the [Family History Center directory]

Libraries

Tell City-Perry County Public Library, 2328 Tell Street, Tell City, IN

Has large collection, including online obituaries since December, 1999 www.tcpclibrary.org

Cannelton Public Library

Has some items related to Cannelton, including High School yearbooks.

Museums
Societies

School Records

Taxation

Finding More Tax Records

Additional tax records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Perry County, Indiana Genealogy Tax Records in online catalogs like:


Vital Records

Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Indiana law in 1882 required registration of births and deaths in counties. The Indiana Department of Health has birth records filed after October 1907 and death records filed after January 1900 for deaths. Copies may be obtained from the county health department or the Indiana State Division of Vital Records. See also How to order Indiana Vital Records or order electronically online.

Marriage licenses were required by counties beginning in 1800. Original marriage records are held at the office of the Perry County, Indiana Genealogy County Clerk with divorce records located with the Perry County, Indiana Genealogy Clerk of Courts.

Birth records
Marriage Records
Death 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)

Finding Vital Records at Other Repositories

Additional vital records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Perry County, Indiana Genealogy Vital Records in online catalogs like:


Voter Registration

Perry County, Indiana Web Sites

Perry County, Indiana Genealogical References

  1. Ancestry.com wiki contributors, "Adams County, Ohio" in Ancestry.com: Wiki at http://www.ancestry.com/wiki/index.php?title=Monroe _County,_Ohio (accessed 4 August 2012).
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Adams County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adams_County,_Indiana (accessed 10 May 2012).
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "Perry County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perry_County,_Indiana (accessed 14 August 2013).
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  5. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Perry County, Indiana 215 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
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