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Everything that I have is on the web, I do not have access to additional information.


Come on in and make yourself at home. My name is John Minneman and I am the person responsible for Dearborn County. Our mission is to provide information that you may not have. However if you have information that could benefit someone and would be willing to share, or have pictures that may be of interest to others, please let me know.
If you would like to volunteer for a county in Indiana, please contact Denise Wells, our State Coordinator or one of our Assistant State Coordinators Lena Harper or Jeff Kemp.

Facts about the State of Indiana --- Indiana admitted to Union, December 11, 1816 , as the 19 th State.   Nickname-- Hoosier State.   State Motto-- The Crossroads of America.  Corydon was the first capital, Indianapolis was made the capital in 1825.

Please read about the History of Dearborn County.

"Dearborn Territory" as it was originally called, was composed of an area from Fort Recovery, Ohio Southwest to Madison, Indiana. Which included all or part of Wayne, Franklin, Union, Fayette, Dearborn, Ohio, Rush and Switzerland Counties. Dearborn County was created December 11, 1816, when Indiana was made a State. This was taken from a report about 1807 census.

The First Courthouse of Dearborn County was half of a double log cabin belonging to Doctor Jabez Percival, one of the associate judges.

"A Glimpse of Dearborn County-Year 1849" --1849 Dearborn County Retrospect (Based on "Indiana Gazetteer"). Please use the sidebar on left side- "Free Stuff" -Select "1849 Retrospect". Also while there you might like to select "Polk 1882-1883 Directory" for a collection of newspaper articles of the local areas at that time period.

Cemeteries -- Currently there are 126 listed for Dearborn County by Findagrave. Many have Maps, Photographs, and List of Interments.

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Dearborn County at the Turn of the Century! (1900)

NOTE: If you have any information concerning Dearborn County at the turn of the century, I would be happy to include it at this site. I would like to include marriages, births, deaths, any activity that your ancestors would have been having a hundred years ago! Family stories, history or pictures would be interesting too. Please contact me, John Minneman, thru e-mail with any contributions or questions. Thank you!

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The InGenWeb/USGenWeb Project -

In June, 1996, a group of genealogists organized the Indiana Comprehensive Genealogy Database. The idea was to provide a single entry point for all counties in Indiana, where collected databases would be stored. In addition, the databases would be indexed and cross-linked, so that even if an individual were found in more than one county, they could be located in the index.
At the same time, volunteers were found who were willing to coordinate the collection of databases and generally oversee the contents of the web page.

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