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Welcome to Green County, INGenWeb. Greene County was created from Daviess and Sullivan Counties. It has birth records from 1885 and death recods from 1893. The County Clerk has marriage records from 1821, Divorce, Probate and civil court records from 1820. The County Auditor has Indiana records from 1824. The County Clerk's office also has naturalization records from 1854-1906

This county is up for adoption. Please contact the John Peck, to inquire about adopting Greene or if you have any suggestions or contributions you would like to make. We certainly need some great volunteers! We hope you enjoy your visit.

Thank you to the previous coordinator, Tyler E. Porter!

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Greene Was Established in 1821

Greene County, Indiana was established January 5, 1821 from land previously claimed by Daviess and Sullivan counties. The county seat is Bloomfield, located in Richland Township. Greene County was named for General Nathanael Greene, commander of the southern theater in the Revolutionary War, who eventually forced Charles Cornwallis to retreat to Yorktown.

Greene County has the following incorporated cities and towns: Bloomfield, Jasonville, Linton, Lyons, Newberry, Switz City, and Worthington.

Greene County has the following townships: Beech Creek, Cass, Center, Fairplay, Grant, Highland, Jackson, Jefferson, Richland, Smith, Stafford, Stockton, Taylor, Washington, and Wright.

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"The Chosen"

We are the chosen. In each family there is one who seems called to find the ancestors. To put flesh on their bones and make them live again. To tell the family story and to feel that somehow they know and approve. Doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead, breathing life into all who have gone before. We are the story tellers of the tribe. All tribes have one. We have been called, as it were, by our genes. Those who have gone before cry out to us: Tell our story. So, we do. In finding them, we somehow find ourselves. How many graves have I stood before now and cried? I have lost count. How many times have I told the ancestors, "You have a wonderful family; you would be proud of us.". How many times have I walked up to a grave and felt somehow there was love there for me? I cannot say. It goes beyond just documenting facts. It goes to who I am, and why I do the things I do. It goes to seeing a cemetery about to be lost forever to weeds and indifference and saying - I can't let this happen. The bones here are bones of my bone and flesh of my flesh. It goes to doing something about it. It goes to pride in what our ancestors were able to accomplish. How they contributed to what we are today. It goes to respecting their hardships and losses, their never giving in or giving up, their resoluteness to go on and build a life for their family. It goes to deep pride that the fathers fought and some died to make and keep us a nation. It goes to a deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for us. It is of equal pride and love that our mothers struggled to give us birth, without them we could not exist, and so we love each one, as far back as we can reach. That we might be born who we are. That we might remember them. So we do. With love and caring and scribing each fact of their existence, because we are they and they are the sum of who we are. So, as a scribe called, I tell the story of my family. It is up to that one called in the next generation to answer the call and take my place in the long line of family storytellers. That is why I do my family genealogy, and that is what calls those young and old to step up and restore the memory or greet those who we had never known before."

by Della M. Cummings Wright; Rewritten by her granddaughter Dell Jo Ann McGinnis Johnson; Edited and Reworded by Tom Dunn, 1943."


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If you have questions, contributions, or problems with this site, email:

State Coordinator- John Peck,
Assistant State Coordinator - Debby Beheler,
Assistant State Coordinator - Lena Harper,

Questions or Comments?

If you have questions or problems with this site, email the County Coordinator. Please to not ask for specfic research on your family. I am unable to do your personal research. I do not live in Indiana and do not have access to additional records.