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Dearborn County, Indiana Facts

Dearborn County

When was Dearborn County, IN Created?
Dearborn County was established on March 7, 1803 from Clark County.

What is the County Seat of Dearborn County, IN?
The County Seat is located in Lawrenceburg also, the county government website is www.dearborncounty.org/ .

What counties are adjacent to Dearborn County, IN?
Bordering Counties are  Franklin County, Butler County, Ohio, Hamilton County, Ohio, Boone County, Kentucky, Ohio County, Ripley County.


Dearborn County, IN Vital Records

Where can find Dearborn County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Dearborn County vital records can be found at the Indiana Office of Vital Records which has copies of birth and death records. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Indiana for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Dearborn County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Indiana Birth Certificate or Death Certificate Applications to mail.

Vital Records can also be found in the Dearborn County Department of Health, 215B W High St, Lawrenceburg, Indiana 47025; Phone: (812) 537-8826 ; maintains and provides Certified Birth and Death Records. They have Birth & Death Records from 1882.


Dearborn County, IN Census Records

What Dearborn County, IN census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Adams County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Dearborn Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Dearborn Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Dearborn Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Indiana Census Records Research Guide


Dearborn County, IN Courthouse and Government Records


Dearborn County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Dearborn County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Dearborn County court, probate, and land records data as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in Indiana courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless Indiana residents.

The possibilities are excellent that your forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least a number of facets of their lives in the Dearborn County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her to appear in court records. See Also Indiana Corthouse Records Research Guide.

  • Dearborn County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 215 W High St, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025
  • Dearborn County Clerk
    • Phone: (812) 537-8867
    • Marriage Records: 1806
    • Probate Records: 1824
    • Court Records: 1824
  • Dearborn County Recorder
    • Phone: 812.537.8837
    • Land Records: 1821
  • BLM Land Records

Dearborn County, IN Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Dearborn County, IN?
A list of Dearborn County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Indiana Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Dearborn County, IN Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Dearborn County, IN?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Dearborn County. These genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Commercial Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some require a cost. This is simply a collection that has been gathered or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site over another.

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Dearborn Co. IN Cemeteries & Church Records

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Dearborn Co. IN Military Records

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