County Vital Records
|Birth Records||Maps||Records||Property Record Cards||Land Records|
|Death Records||Transfer Records||Responsibilities||*****||Discharge Records|
|Birth & Death Records|
Petersburg, Indiana 47567
801 Main St. 812 - 354-8797 Fax 812-354-2532Faith Rita Faith
Birth and Death Records from April 1887
Birth records are not available for public viewing, but copies can be requested.
Death records are public records and are listed in chronological order.
Cost - Certified Birth Certificate $12.00
Certified Death Certificate $12.00
Genealogy Sheets $ 5.00 each
|Maps & Transfers|
Petersburg, Indiana 47567
801 Main St. 812 - 354-6451 Ron Wilson
Transfer Records from 1817 to the present.
From 1885 to present the books were used for approximately 10 year periods. The book lists everyone in a particular township who owned, sold or bought property dui that time period. Churches and cemeteries may or may not be listed.
Prior to 1885, the transfer books were just a list of transfers. Not all the owners are listed If they owned property during that time, but did not buy it or sell it during that time period, then they are not listed.
From 1885 to the present, you can determine the approximate age of a house, if you follow the value of improvement column, it the transfer book, and watch for a significant increase in value from one book to the next book.
Platbooks show the current owner of the property. Our oldest platbook was drawn in 1940. An 1881 platbook is available for viewing in the Petersburg Public Library.
801 Main St. 812 - 354-6025 Carol Austin
Marriage Records from 1817
Index books are present from 1817 to 1905. Marriage records through this time list the groom, bride and officiating minister.
1905 - Present. Records also lists the bride and groom's birthplace and occupations their parent's birthplaces and occupatiotis.
Estate Records from 1817
Listed in the Estate Index chronologically by first letter of the last name.
Will Records from 1817
Listed in the Will Index chronologically by first letter of the last name.
Naturalization Records from 19 19 to 1949
Listed in a printed form done by Joan WoodhuJl. All other records have been transferred to the State Archives.
Guardianship Records from 1855 to Present
Later guardianship records involving mental health cases are closed files and not available to the public.
Divorce and Criminal Records
Listed in the Civil and State Indexes and begin in 1817. Beginning in 1991 these recordsare filed by cause numbers.
Cost - Copies $ 1.00 per page.
Certified copies cost an additional $1.00.
|Property Record Cards|
801 Main St. 812 - 354-6584 Kim Mindell
Property Record Cards
Available on all parcels of ground.
These may be helpful if trying to determine the approximate age of a house.
Indexed by township and current owner's name.
|Deeds & Discharge Records|
801 Main St. 812 - 354-6747 Jody Hoover
Deed Records from October 1817 (with the recording of the plat of Petersburg)
Miscellaneous Records from April 1858 (prior to that time everything was indexed in Deed Records)
Discharge Records of Servicemen from October 1865 (some may be found in Miscellaneous Records)
If you fail to find.your family in the Grantor or Grantee Indexes, then it may be helpfiil to look in the Tract Book. This is where the property was purchased from the government and is the very first instrument on the property. If you know the section, township, and range of property, your search Will be much quicker. However, you can check the tract book by name.
Cost- $l.00per page.
Certified copies cost $5.00.