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Revision as of 19:51, 14 August 2013

United States Gotoarrow.png Indiana Gotoarrow.png Scott County

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


Scott County, Indiana
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Map of the U.S. highlighting Indiana
Location of Indiana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 12, 1820
County Seat Scottsburg
Courthouse
Address Scott County Courthouse
1 E McClain Ave
Scottsburg, IN 47170-1848
Phone: 812.752.8420
County Website
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Historical Facts[edit | edit source]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

1820--Scott County was created 12 January 1820 from Clark, Jefferson and Jennings Counties.
County seat: Scottsburg [1]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

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Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

Scott County, Indiana Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Business Records[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Census Records[edit | edit source]

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

Church records[edit | edit source]

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.


  • Some Churches of Scott County - InGenWeb

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


Finding More Church Records[edit source]

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


Court Records[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Ethnic and Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Local Histories[edit | edit source]
  • Biographical and Historical Souvenir for the Counties of Clark, Crawford, Harrison, Floyd, Jefferson, Jennings, Scott and Washington, Indiana. (Evansville, Ind: Unigraphic, 1972.) FHL US/CAN Film 934899 Item 4 FHL Collectionother libraries  INTERNET ARCHIVE

Land and Property[edit | edit source]

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[edit source]

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


Maps[edit | edit source]

Migration[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

War of 1812

Civil War

Civil War service men from Scott 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 Scott County.

World War I

World War II

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Occupations[edit | edit source]

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

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[edit source]

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

Public Records[edit | edit source]

Repositories[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]
County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Scott County Courthouse
1 E McClain Ave
Scottsburg, IN 47170-1848
Phone: 812.752.8420
County Health Department has birth and death records.
Health Department has birth and death records.
County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1820.
County Recorder has land records. [2]

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

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

Libraries[edit | edit source]
Museums[edit | edit source]
Societies[edit | edit source]

School Records[edit | edit source]

Taxation[edit | edit source]

Indiana tax records complement land records and can be used in place of censuses or to supplement the years between censuses. Because only persons who owned taxable property were listed, many residents were not included in tax lists. There may also be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties.


For more information see the wiki page Indiana Taxation.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

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 Scott County, Indiana Genealogy County Clerk with divorce records located with the Scott County, Indiana Genealogy Clerk of Courts.

  • 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[edit | edit source]
Marriage Records[edit | edit source]
Death Records[edit | edit source]

Finding Vital Records at Other Repositories

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


Voting Registration[edit | edit source]

Scott County, Indiana Web Sites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  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), Scott County, Indiana 216 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.

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