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Lawrence County, Indiana Facts

Lawrence County

When was Lawrence County, IN Created?
Lawrence County was established on March 1, 1818 from Orange County.

What is the County Seat of Lawrence County, IN?
The County Seat is located in Bedford also, the county government website is www.bedfordonline.com .

What counties are adjacent to Lawrence County, IN?
Bordering Counties are  Monroe County, Jackson County, Washington County, Orange County, Martin County, Greene County.


Lawrence County, IN Vital Records

Where can find Lawrence County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Lawrence 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 Lawrence 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 Lawrence County Department of Health, 2419 Mitchell Rd., Bedford, IN 47421-4731; Phone: 812-275-3234; maintains and provides Certified Birth and Death Records. They have Birth & Death Records from 1882.


Lawrence County, IN Census Records

What Lawrence 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 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Lawrence Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Lawrence Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Lawrence 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


Lawrence County, IN Courthouse and Government Records


Lawrence County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Lawrence County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Lawrence 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 Lawrence 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.


Lawrence County, IN Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

What other genealogical resources are available in Lawrence County, IN?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Lawrence 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.

Lawrence Co. IN Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Lawrence Co. IN Books, Newspapers & Publications

Lawrence Co. IN Cemeteries & Church Records

Lawrence Co. IN Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Lawrence Co. IN General and History Websites

Lawrence Co. IN Military Records

Lawrence Co. IN Schools & Directories

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