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Perry County, Indiana Facts

Perry County

When was Perry County, IN Created?
Perry County was established on November 1, 1814 from Gibson County and Warrick County.

What is the County Seat of Perry County, IN?
The County Seat is located in Tell City also, the county government website is www.perrycountyin.org/ .

What counties are adjacent to Perry County, IN?
Bordering Counties are   Crawford County, Meade County, Kentucky, Breckinridge County, Kentucky, Hancock County, Kentucky, Spencer County, Dubois County.


Perry County, IN Vital Records

Where can find Perry County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Perry 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 Perry 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 Perry County Department of Health, 8th Street, Courthouse Annex, Cannelton, IN 47520-1251 ; Phone: 812-547-2746 ; maintains and provides Certified Birth and Death Records. They have Birth & Death Records from 1882.


Perry County, IN Census Records

What Perry 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.

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


Perry County, IN Courthouse and Government Records


Perry County Courthouse

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


Perry County, IN Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Perry Co. IN Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Perry Co. IN Books, Newspapers & Publications

Perry Co. IN Cemeteries & Church Records

Perry Co. IN Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Perry Co. IN General and History Websites

Perry Co. IN Military Records

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