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


Spencer County, Indiana
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Map of the U.S. highlighting Indiana
Location of Indiana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 10, 1818
County Seat Rockport
Courthouse
Address Spencer County Courthouse
200 Main Street
Rockport, IN 47635-1478
Phone: 812.649.6027


County Website

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Historical Facts[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

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Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

1818--Spencer County was created 10 January 1818 from Warrick and Perry Counties.
County seat: Rockport [1]

Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

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

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

Spencer County, Indiana Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Business Records[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Census Records[edit | edit source]

For tips on accessing Spencer 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.


Mary Help of Christians Parish, Mariah Hill

St. Bernard Parish, Rockport

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 Spencer 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]
  • 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[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 Spencer 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 Spencer 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 Spencer 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 373-418, Regiment, Company), FHL US/CAN Film 934922 Item 4 FHL Collection    other libraries    INTERNET ARCHIVE

World War I

World War II

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Occupations[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 Spencer 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]

Spencer County Courthouse
200 Main Street
Rockport, IN 47635-1478
Phone: 812.649.6027


County Health Department has birth records from 1882
and death records from 1830. Cemetery trustees have burial records.
County Clerk has marriage records from 1818,
divorce and court records1883,
probate records from 1848 and naturalization records 1852-1929.
County Recorder has land records. [3]

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 Spencer County, Indiana Genealogy County Clerk with divorce records located with the Spencer 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 Spencer County, Indiana Genealogy Vital Records in online catalogs like:


Voting Registration[edit | edit source]

Spencer 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. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/8/8d/Igiindianah.pdf.
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Spencer County, Indiana 216 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.

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