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This page is under development and is NOT a complete listing of all Jefferson County family history resources available in the Genealogy Division at the Indiana State Library at this time. As new Jefferson County family history resources are added, this page will be updated.

Birth Records

Births, 1882-1907
Microfilm, Second Floor

Delayed Births Prior to 1941; 1941-1970
Microfilm, Second Floor

Marriage Records

Marriages, 1811-1853; Indexes to Males, 1853-73; 1873-1900.
Microfilm, Second Floor

Marriages, 1811-1922.
Microfilm, Second Floor

Hill, Mary.  . . . Marriage records [1811-1831].  27pp.
Genealogy Division, p.f. 977.201 J45 no. 1

Jefferson County Indiana early marriage records, 1811-1828
Genealogy Division, 977.201 J45ri

Marriages, 1811-1831, (The Hoosier Genealogist, vol. 13, no. 4, Oct.-Dec. 1973)
Genealogy Division, 977.2 H789

Ritchie, Betty M.,  . . . Marriage records, 1811-1831; 1820 heads of households listed.  [19--].  56pp.
Genealogy Division, 977.201 J45r

Slevin, Ruth M.,  . . . Marriage records, 1811-1873.  [197?].  230, 230pp.
Genealogy Division, 977.201 J45s

Deed Records

Deeds, 1811-1830; Indexes, 1812-1900.
Microfilm, Second Floor

Deeds, 1812-1886; Indexes, 1812-1886.
Microfilm, Second Floor

Probate Records

Probate Order Book, 1811-1918.
Microfilm, Second Floor

Probates, 1837-1880; Indexes, 1829-1940.
Microfilm, Second Floor

Probates, 1837-1852; Indexes, 1852-1869.
Microfilm, Second Floor

Will Records

Wills, 1853-1924.
Microfilm, Second Floor

Wills and Administration of Estates, 1811-1832, 1852-1891.
Microfilm, Second Floor

DAR, Early wills and administrations. . ., [1811-1867].  [1945].  78pp.
Genealogy Division, 977.201 J45d 1945

DAR,  . . . Wills and administrations, 1811-1852.  [1937].  53pp.
Genealogy Division, 977.201 J45d

Cemetery and Church Records

Cemetery Records; Children's Home Records.
Microfilm, Second Floor

Cull, Betty.  Cemetery of Two Tales [Wirt Baptist Church cemetery. . .].  (Article from the Indianapolis Star Magazine, Dec. 26, 1976).
Genealogy Division, p.f. 977.201 Juncat. no. 2

Danner, Mrs. Effa M.,  The Caledonia Church and cemetery [on Jefferson-Switzerland county lines, Indiana].  [1945].  2pp.  (From Indiana Magazine of History, vol. 41, 1945).
Genealogy Division, p.f. 977.201 Juncat. no. 3

DAR,  [Cemetery records].  2 pts.
Genealogy Division, p.f. 977.201 J45 no. 3

Gilliatt, Katherine W.,  Underwood cemetery. . . Madison Township.  [1951].  1pp.
Genealogy Division, p.f. 977.201 J45 no. 9

Sutherland, Ruth.  [Cemetery records. . .].  1936.  [pt. 1] Greenbrier Graveyard, Hanover. . .; [2] Carmel cemetery, Hanover township.
Genealogy Division, p.f. 977.201 J45 no. 2

Anderson, John M.,  Records of the Carmel Congregation of the Associate Presbyterian Church, near Hanover. . . [1975].  25, 25pp.
Genealogy Division, 977.201 J45an

Cemeteries in Jennings and Jefferson Counties. . .; a few outside county and state.  1982.  63pp.
Genealogy Division, 977.201 J45ci

Cowen, Carl C.,  Hanover cemetery inscriptions, South Hanover. . . also. . . information copied from the undertakers record of the cemetery. . . [1963].  47, [1]pp.
Genealogy Division, 977.201 J45c

Hurley, Phyllis Austin. Dupont Cemetery and Rockdale Cemetery. 1993. 88pp.
Genealogy Division 977.201 J45du

St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Prince of Peace Parish.
Genealogy Division, 977.201 J45sj

St. Michael's Catholic Church, Madison.  a . . . parish of southern Indiana.  [1837-1987].  80pp.
Genealogy Division, 977.201 M182s

St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Madison, Indiana.
Genealogy Division, 977.202 M182sp

Census Records

1870 Census Records.
Microfilm, Second Floor

U.S. Bureau of the Census, a part of the 1850 census. . . Cop. for DAR by Mary Hill.  57pp.
Genealogy Division, 977.201 J45u

U.S. Bureau of the Census.  1870 census. . . Cop. for DAR by Mrs. Anna L. Peddie and Mary Hill.  1958.  2 vols.
Genealogy Division, 977.201 J45un

Court Records

Circuit Court Records, 1811-1819.
Microfilm, Second Floor

Civil Order Book, 1812-1818.
Microfilm, Second Floor

Commissioner's Records, 1817-1822, 1847-1854.
Microfilm, Second Floor

WPA, Commissioner's Record. . . 1817-1822. . .
Indiana Historical Society Library

Family Records

Family Records (from Jefferson County Library)
Microfilm, Second Floor

D.A.C., Bible records.  [1974].  2pp.
Genealogy Division, p.f. 977.201 J42 no. 2

DAR, Bible and family records of. . . families.  n.d.  25pp.
Genealogy Division, p.f. 977.201 J45 no. 6

DAR, Family records of Blanche Ross Matthews, Madison. . .  [1951].  41pp.
Genealogy Division, p.f. 977.201 J45 no. 8

DAR, Pioneer women. . .  [1945].  13pp.
Genealogy Division, p.f. 977.201 J45 no. 5

DAR, Biographies of residents. . . [1957].  49pp.
Genealogy Division, 977.201 J45db

DAR, Family records, 1945-1954.  7 pts.
Genealogy Division, 977.201 J45df

Memories and family history of the . . . high school class of 1937. . . [1987].
Genealogy Division, 977.202 H247h

History

Madison-Jefferson County Public Library Historical Collection.
Microfilm, Second Floor

Jefferson Co. (Ind.) Historical Society.  Historical society collection in Jefferson county, Indiana, Historical Society.  1954-57.  3 vols.
Genealogy Division, p.f. 977.201 J45 no. 7

Mortuary and Obituary Records

Records of the Vail Funeral Home, 1840-1936.  Madison. . . [1979].
Microfilm, Second Floor

DAR, Vail's Undertaker records, Madison. . . [1840-1890].  [1948-54].  3 vols.  (1840-1936 on film also)
Genealogy Division, 977.202 M182v

Naturalization Records

Naturalizations, 1853-1904.
Microfilm, Second Floor

DAR, List of aliens who applied for citizenship. . . list of indentures of apprentices. . . [1957].  52pp.
Genealogy Division, 977.201 J45dL

Indiana State Archives. ... naturalizations. 1998. 5 leaves.
Genealogy Division 977.201 J45jc

Newspaper

DAR,  Newspaper items from the Madison Courier, Madison, Indiana [1874-1879].  3 pts.
Genealogy Division, 977.201 J45dn

Tax Records

Tax List, 1827.
Microfilm, Second Floor

Voter Records

Hill, Mary.  [Names of voters at polls. . . 1817-1828].  9 pts.
Genealogy Division, p.f. 977.201 Juncat. no. 1

Miscellaneous Records

Apprentice Record, 1847-1882.
Microfilm, Second Floor

License Record, 1816-1837.  (licenses for taverns, stores, ferries, etc.)
Microfilm, Second Floor

Treasurer's Book, 1812.
Microfilm, Second Floor

DAR,  [Jefferson county. . . records].  (A list of persons due taxes to William Vawter for the year 1815; a list of taxable property not listed for the year 1816; list of stores and taverns. . . 1816; list of the names of the voters at the Madison polls, in Madison twp. . . 1826;  poll book of election held at Madison. . . 1828;  poll book. . . for the township of Milton . . . 1819 and 1828;  voters names, Lexington township. . . 1818;  poll book of election . . . Graham township. . . 1828;  poll of an election in Shelby township 1828;  Republican township election . . . 1817 and 1828).  [31pp.]
Genealogy Division, p.f. 977.201 J45 no. 4

DAR,  Miscellaneous records. . . [1952].  41pp.
Genealogy Division, p.f. 977.201 J45 no. 10

Record notebook of Joseph G. Officer who taught in the schools of Smyrna and Lancaster townships . . . from 1888-1922. . . 84pp.
Genealogy Division, p.f. 977.201 Juncat. no. 4

DAR,  [Jefferson county records].  1929-1952.  5 vols.  (Vol. 1, cemetery records.  518pp.;  vol. 2, Marriage records, 1811-1873, and "bride index".  302pp.;  vol. 3, Items from early newspapers. . . 1817-1886.  452pp.;  vol. 4, Genealogical records.  65pp.;  vol. 5, Additional items from . . . newspapers, 1870-1887.  82pp.).
Genealogy Division, 977.201 J45da

The Jefferson County special.  The Hoosier Journal of Ancestry.  1981-vol. 1
Genealogy Division, 977.201 J45j

Register of negroes, 1853-1860.
Genealogy Division, 977.201 J45re and Microfilm, Second Floor

Many of the records identified on this page were initially selected by Carolynne L. Wendel Miller in her book, Indiana Sources for Genealogical Research in the Indiana State Library, published in 1984 by the Indiana Historical Society.

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