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Guide to '''Sullivan County, Indiana ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.<br>  
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| founded year = 1816
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| seat =  Sullivan
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| building address = [http://www.in.gov/judiciary/2894.htm Sullivan County Courthouse]<br>100 Courthouse Square #304<br>Sullivan, IN 47882<br>Phone: 812.268.4657 <br> [http://www.in.gov/judiciary/2894.htm '''County Website'''] | adoption_sign = Adoption Indiana Genealogical Society}}
  
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=== Historical Facts  ===
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Sullivan County, Indiana#Birth_Records|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Sullivan County, Indiana#Marriage_Records|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Sullivan County, Indiana#Death_Records|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Sullivan County, Indiana#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Sullivan County, Indiana#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1882*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1850*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1880*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1850</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1844</center>
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''*For earlier dates,'''
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try... [[Sullivan County, Indiana#Church_Records|'''Church''']] &#124; [[Sullivan County, Indiana#Obituaries|'''Obituaries''']] &#124; [[Sullivan County, Indiana#Cemeteries|'''Cemeteries''']]
  
[http://indianacourthouses.com/pages/77.htm Sullivan County Courthouse]<br>100 Courthouse Square #304<br>Sullivan, IN 47882<br>Phone: 812.268.4657
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County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1850<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Sullivan County, Indiana 216 {WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed 30 December 1816 from [[Knox County, Indiana Genealogy|Knox ]]County.<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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*'''County Seat: ''' Sullivan <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Sullivan County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sullivan_County,_Indiana (accessed 10 May 2012).</ref><br>
  
== History  ==
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==== Description ====
  
==== Parent County ====
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The county was named for Baron Steuben, a Prussian officer of distinction, who joined the American army during the revolutionary war, and rendered the cause of independence valuable aid. The county seat is Sullivan and the county was organized on January 15, 1817. The County is located in the West Central part of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Sullivan County," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sullivan_County,_Indiana accessed 04/03/2017.</ref>
  
'''1816--'''Sullivan County was created 30 December 1816&nbsp;from [[Knox County, Indiana|Knox ]]County.&nbsp;&nbsp;'''County seat: '''Sullivan <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
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[[Knox County, Indiana Genealogy|Knox]] {{•}} [[Greene County, Indiana Genealogy|Greene]] {{•}} [[Clay County, Indiana Genealogy|Clay]] {{•}} [[Vigo County, Indiana Genealogy|Vigo]] {{•}} [[Crawford County, Illinois Genealogy|Crawford]] {{•}} [[Clark County, Illinois Genealogy|Clark]]
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<center>{{INSullivan,Indiana Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
'''1818 --''' Vigo County formed from northern part of Sullivan County.  
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For animated maps illustrating Indiana County boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/indiana/ "Rotating Formation Indiana County Boundary Maps"] (1790-1873) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.  
 
 
'''1821 -- '''Greene County formed from eastern part of Sullivan County.  
 
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
'''February 1850 '''-- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.  
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'''February 1850 '''-- Courthouse burned and all records except wills from 1841 were destroyed.<br>
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{{Fire+}}
  
For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:
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=== Sullivan County, Indiana Resources  ===
  
*[[Burned Counties Research|Burned Counties Research in FamilySearch Wiki]]
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==== Bible Records  ====
*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 Michael John Neill, ''Burned Counties'' in Family History Circle]
 
  
== Places/Localities ==
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==== Biographies ====
  
==== Populated Places ====
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==== Business Records ====
  
==== Neighboring Counties ====
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==== Cemeteries ====
 
 
*[[Clark County, Illinois|Clark County, Illinois]]
 
*[[Clay County, Indiana|Clay]]
 
*[[Crawford County, Illinois|Crawford County, Illinois]]
 
*[[Greene County, Indiana|Greene]]
 
*[[Knox County, Indiana|Knox]]
 
*[[Vigo County, Indiana|Vigo]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
 
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=17&GScnty=868&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|414434|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=17&CScnty=868 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://sullivan-ingenweb.org/cemmap/cemeteries.html INGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Sullivan+Indiana&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Indiana&county=Sullivan&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/in/sullivan/cemeteries.html INGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwtombstones.org/indiana/sullivan.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[Indiana Cemeteries|Indiana Cemeteries]] for more information.
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==== Census  ====
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==== Census Records ====
  
 
{{Census|Indiana}}  
 
{{Census|Indiana}}  
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*Index to Defective, Dependent &amp; Delinquent Census for Sullivan County, Indiana (1880) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])<br>
 
*Index to Defective, Dependent &amp; Delinquent Census for Sullivan County, Indiana (1880) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])<br>
  
==== Church  ====
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==== Church Records ====
  
==== Court  ====
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{{IN Church Intro}}
  
==== Directories<br> ====
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{{IN Church End}}
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{{IN Church Repositories|Sullivan|521970}}
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==== Court Records  ====
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==== Directories  ====
  
 
*Directory of Businesses in Sullivan County, Indiana (1868) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])<br>  
 
*Directory of Businesses in Sullivan County, Indiana (1868) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])<br>  
 
*Farmers of Sullivan County, Indiana (1896) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])<br>
 
*Farmers of Sullivan County, Indiana (1896) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])<br>
  
==== Land  ====
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==== Emigration and Immigration  ====
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==== Ethnic and Religious Groups  ====
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==== Gazetteers  ====
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==== Genealogies  ====
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==== Land and Property ====
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{{IN Land}}{{IN Land End}}
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{{IN Land and Property Other Repositories|Sullivan|529367}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
*Caperton, Neda.''Index of Names in the Sullivan County Section of History of Greene and Sullivan Counties, Indiana, 1884''.( [Indianapolis]: Indiana Historical Society Library, 1972.)&nbsp; 977.242 H2hi FHL US/CAN&nbsp; {{FHL|215916|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/index-of-names-in-the-sullivan-county-section-of-history-of-greene-and-sullivan-counties-indiana-1884/oclc/17416332&referer=brief_results other library]&nbsp;&nbsp; {{FSbook|927856}}
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*Caperton, Neda.''Index of Names in the Sullivan County Section of History of Greene and Sullivan Counties, Indiana, 1884''.( [Indianapolis]: Indiana Historical Society Library, 1972.) [http://www.worldcat.org/title/index-of-names-in-the-sullivan-county-section-of-history-of-greene-and-sullivan-counties-indiana-1884/oclc/17416332&referer=brief_results Other Libraries]
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*''History of Greene and Sullivan Counties, State of Indiana''; reprint, Newell, Iowa : Bireline, 1983.  977.242 H2hi FHL US/CAN {{FHL|215916|item|disp=FHL Collection}}
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*''Sullivan County, Indiana, Index of Names'', compiled by Judy Pirtle, Sullivan County Historical Society, 1981.  Indexes names of persons and firms from a number of books (see page 2). {{FSbook|927856}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/indiana/ Old Antique Atlases & Maps of Indiana]
  
==== Military ====
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==== Migration ====
  
Mexican war
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==== Military Records  ====
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War of 1812
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Mexican War
  
 
*2nd Regiment, Company H
 
*2nd Regiment, Company H
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Civil War  
 
Civil War  
  
Civil War service men from&nbsp;Sullivan 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&nbsp;Sullivan County.  
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Civil War service men from Sullivan 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 Sullivan County.  
  
 
*[[1st Regiment, Indiana Heavy Artillery|1st Regiment]], Indiana Heavy Artillery, Companies D, K, and L  
 
*[[1st Regiment, Indiana Heavy Artillery|1st Regiment]], Indiana Heavy Artillery, Companies D, K, and L  
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*[[156th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|156th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company E
 
*[[156th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|156th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company E
  
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Civil War Books
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*Booth, Louise. ''Waiting for the Moment''. (Villa Park, Calif: D.R. Booth Associates, 1983.) 977.241 H2b copy 2 FHL US/CAN Book {{FHL|540313|item|disp=FHL Collection}}, [http://www.worldcat.org/title/waiting-for-the-moment/oclc/11090038&referer=brief_results Other Libraries]<br>
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*"County Military History" Chapter 8 (Part III) in ''History of Greene and Sullivan Counties, State of Indiana''; reprint, Newell, Iowa : Bireline, 1983.  977.242 H2hi FHL US/CAN. {{FSbook|116072}}; 977.242 H2hi FHL US/CAN,  {{FHL|215916|item|disp=FHL Collection}}
  
Civil War Books
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World War I
  
*Booth, Louise. ''Waiting for the Moment''. (Villa Park, Calif: D.R. Booth Associates, 1983.) 977.241 H2b copy 2 FHL US/CAN Book&nbsp; {{FHL|540313|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/waiting-for-the-moment/oclc/11090038&referer=brief_results other library]<br>
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World War II
  
*"County Military History" Chapter 8 in Caperton, Neda.''Index of Names in the Sullivan County Section of History of Greene and Sullivan Counties, Indiana, 1884''.( [Indianapolis]: Indiana Historical Society Library, 1972.)&nbsp; (page 572-587,&nbsp; Regiment, Companies, Name's), &nbsp;977.242 H2hi FHL US/CAN&nbsp; {{FHL|215916|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/index-of-names-in-the-sullivan-county-section-of-history-of-greene-and-sullivan-counties-indiana-1884/oclc/17416332&referer=brief_results other library]&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/FH19&CISOPTR=82555 Family History Archives]
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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*Index to Obituaries for Sullivan County (1870-1905) (free, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
 
*Index to Obituaries for Sullivan County (1870-1905) (free, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
==== Probate  ====
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==== Obituaries  ====
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==== Occupations  ====
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==== Periodicals  ====
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==== Probate Records  ====
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{{IN Probate Intro|Sullivan}}
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'''Online Records'''
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*'''1798 – 1999''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9045 Indiana Wills and Probate Records 1798-1999] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images '''$'''
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*Index to Will Books for Sullivan County (1850-1940) ('''$'''), [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society]
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{{IN Probate Repositories|Sullivan|529352}}
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==== Public Records  ====
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===== School Records  =====
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*Alumni of New Lebanon High School (1911-1924) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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*Students of New Lebanon High School (1925) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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===== Voting Registration  =====
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==== Repositories ====
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*Index to Will Books for Sullivan County (1850-1940) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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===== Archives  =====
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===== County Courthouse  =====
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[http://www.in.gov/judiciary/2894.htm Sullivan County Courthouse]<br>100 Courthouse Square #304<br>Sullivan, IN 47882<br>Phone: 812.268.4657
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County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1850. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Sullivan County, Indiana 216 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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===== Family History Centers  =====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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*[[Linton Indiana Family History Center|Linton Indiana Family History Center]]
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For additional nearby Family History Centers, search online in the [http://www.familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator family history center directory].
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===== Libraries  =====
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Sullivan County Public Library<br>Genealogy/Local History Dept.<br>100 S. Crowder St.<br>Sullivan, IN 47882<br>[http://www.sullivan.lib.in.us Website]<br>Donna K. Adams - Genealogist
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===== Museums  =====
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===== Societies  =====
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'''Sullivan County Genealogical Society'''<br>PO Box 3266<br>Sullivan, IN 47882<br><br>
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'''Sullivan County Historical Society'''<br>10 S. Court St.<br> Sullivan, IN 47882-1510<br> Telephone Number: 812-268-6253<br><br>
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'''Wabash Valley Genealogy Society'''<br>PO Box 9347<br>Terre Haute, IN 47808-9347<br>[http://www.inwvgs.org/ Website]<br><br>
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{IN Tax Intro}}
  
*[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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{{Template:IN Tax Repositories WC|Sullivan}}
  
*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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==== Vital Records  ====
  
*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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{{IN Vital Intro}}
  
*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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*[https://secure.in.gov/apps/iara/search/ Indiana State Digital Archives] <br>  
  
*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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*Deaths in Sullivan City Coal Mine Disaster (1925) (free, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society)]<br>
*Index to Coroner's Inquest Records (1916-1917) (free, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
 
  
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp; ==
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===== Birth Records =====
  
Sullivan County Public Library
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===== Marriage Records  =====
  
Donna K. Adams - Genealogist
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*'''1780-1992''' {{RecordSearch|1674830|Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992}} [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index only  <br>
  
Genealogy/Local History Dept.  
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*'''1802-1892''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7852&cj=1&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 Indiana Marriages, 1802-1892] at Ancestry.com — $, index only <br>
  
100 S. Crowder St.  
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*'''1811-2007''' {{RecordSearch|1410397|Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
Sullivan, Indiana 47882
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===== Death Records  =====
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*'''1882-1920''' {{RecordSearch|1947977|Indiana, Death Index, 1882-1920}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] - Index only
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*'''1899-2011''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60716 Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - ($), index and images <br>
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*[https://secure.in.gov/apps/iara/search/ Indiana State Digital Archives]  <br>
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*Index to Coroner's Inquest Records (1916-1917) (free, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
[http://www.sullivan.lib.in.us www.sullivan.lib.in.us]
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{{IN Vital Repositories|Sullivan|427124}}
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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==== Websites  ====
  
== Web Sites  ==
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/indiana/sullivan-county/ Sullivan County, Indiana Genealogy, History and Facts]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/116137955399210084448 Indiana Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/208669295836038/ Indiana Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
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*{{FHL|United%20States%2C%20Indiana%2C%20Sullivan|place|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}, Sullivan County
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/in/sullivan/sullivan.html USGenWeb], Sullivan County
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*[http://sullivan-ingenweb.org/ INGenWeb], Sullivan County
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Sullivan/ Sullivan County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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=== Places  ===
*{{FHL|Indiana%2C+Sullivan|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Sullivan/ Sullivan County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*Sullivan County Public Library - [http://www.sullivan.lib.in.us www.sullivan.lib.in.us]
 
*Sullivan County Historical Society - [http://www.sullivancountyin.com www.sullivancountyin.com]
 
  
== References  ==
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=== References  ===
  
 
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Latest revision as of 21:10, 23 August 2017

United States
Indiana
Sullivan County

Guide to Sullivan County, Indiana ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Sullivan County, Indiana
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Indiana
Location of Indiana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 30, 1816
County Seat Sullivan
Courthouse
Address Sullivan County Courthouse
100 Courthouse Square #304
Sullivan, IN 47882
Phone: 812.268.4657
County Website
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Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Land
Probate
1882*
1850*
1880*
1850
1844
*For earlier dates,

try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

  • Parent Counties: Formed 30 December 1816 from Knox County.[1]
  • County Seat: Sullivan [2]


Description

The county was named for Baron Steuben, a Prussian officer of distinction, who joined the American army during the revolutionary war, and rendered the cause of independence valuable aid. The county seat is Sullivan and the county was organized on January 15, 1817. The County is located in the West Central part of the state.[3]

Neighboring Counties

Knox  • Greene  • Clay  • Vigo  • Crawford  • Clark

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Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Indiana County boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Indiana County Boundary Maps" (1790-1873) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

February 1850 -- Courthouse burned and all records except wills from 1841 were destroyed.
For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:

Sullivan County, Indiana Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business Records

Cemeteries

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
INGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
INGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
Billion Graves
See Indiana Cemeteries for more information.

Census Records

For tips on accessing Sullivan 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 Sullivan County, Indiana Genealogy Church Records in online catalogs like:


Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic and Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogies

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 Sullivan County, Indiana Genealogy Probate Records in online catalogs like:


Local Histories

  • Caperton, Neda.Index of Names in the Sullivan County Section of History of Greene and Sullivan Counties, Indiana, 1884.( [Indianapolis]: Indiana Historical Society Library, 1972.) Other Libraries
  • History of Greene and Sullivan Counties, State of Indiana; reprint, Newell, Iowa : Bireline, 1983. 977.242 H2hi FHL US/CAN FHL Collection
  • Sullivan County, Indiana, Index of Names, compiled by Judy Pirtle, Sullivan County Historical Society, 1981. Indexes names of persons and firms from a number of books (see page 2). FamilySearch Books Online

Maps

Migration

Military Records

War of 1812

Mexican War

  • 2nd Regiment, Company H

Civil War

Civil War service men from Sullivan 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 Sullivan County.

Civil War Books

  • Booth, Louise. Waiting for the Moment. (Villa Park, Calif: D.R. Booth Associates, 1983.) 977.241 H2b copy 2 FHL US/CAN Book FHL Collection, Other Libraries
  • "County Military History" Chapter 8 (Part III) in History of Greene and Sullivan Counties, State of Indiana; reprint, Newell, Iowa : Bireline, 1983. 977.242 H2hi FHL US/CAN. FamilySearch Books Online; 977.242 H2hi FHL US/CAN, FHL Collection

World War I

World War II

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

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.


Online Records

Finding More Probate Records

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

Public Records

School Records
Voting Registration

Repositories

Archives
County Courthouse

Sullivan County Courthouse
100 Courthouse Square #304
Sullivan, IN 47882
Phone: 812.268.4657

County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1850. [4]

Family History Centers

Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

For additional nearby Family History Centers, search online in the family history center directory.

Libraries

Sullivan County Public Library
Genealogy/Local History Dept.
100 S. Crowder St.
Sullivan, IN 47882
Website
Donna K. Adams - Genealogist

Museums
Societies

Sullivan County Genealogical Society
PO Box 3266
Sullivan, IN 47882

Sullivan County Historical Society
10 S. Court St.
Sullivan, IN 47882-1510
Telephone Number: 812-268-6253

Wabash Valley Genealogy Society
PO Box 9347
Terre Haute, IN 47808-9347
Website

Taxation

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.


Finding More Tax Records

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

Birth Records
Marriage Records
Death Records

Finding Vital Records at Other Repositories

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



Websites

Places

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Sullivan County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sullivan_County,_Indiana (accessed 10 May 2012).
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "Sullivan County," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sullivan_County,_Indiana accessed 04/03/2017.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Sullivan County, Indiana 216 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.