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Guide to '''Morgan County, Indiana ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.<br>
 
<div id="fsButtons"><span class="online_records_button">[[Indiana Online Genealogy Records]]</span></div>  {{Infobox U.S. County | county = Morgan County | county_map = | state = Indiana | state_map = Indiana.png | latd = | longd = | founded year = 1821 | founded date = December 31 | seat = Martinsville | building image = | building address = [http://www.in.gov/judiciary/3438.htm Morgan County Courthouse]<br>PO Box 1556<br> Martinsville, IN 46151<br> Phone: 765-342-1025<br> [http://www.morgancounty.in.gov/ '''Website'''] | adoption_sign = Adoption Indiana Genealogical Society}}
 
  
=== Historical Facts  ===
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Guide to '''Morgan County, Indiana ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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|organized= February 15, 1822
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|county seat= Martinsville<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Morgan County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morgan_County,_Indiana (accessed 10 May 2012).</ref>
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|parent county= Delaware New Purchase and Wabash New Purchase<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Indiana. {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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|county1= [[Putnam County, Indiana Genealogy|Putnam]]
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|county2= [[Hendricks County, Indiana Genealogy|Hendricks]]
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|county3= [[Marion County, Indiana Genealogy|Marion]]
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|county4= [[Johnson County, Indiana Genealogy|Johnson]]
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|county5= [[Brown County, Indiana Genealogy|Brown]]
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|county6= [[Monroe County, Indiana Genealogy|Monroe]]
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|county7= [[Owen County, Indiana Genealogy|Owen]]</br><center>[[Morgan County, Indiana Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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|county courthouse= [[File:Indiana, Morgan County Courthouse.png|229px]]
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== County Information ==
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=== Description ===
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Morgan County was named for Revolutionary War General Daniel Morgan, who defeated the British at the Battle of Cowpens.<ref>Genealogy Trails History Group, “Morgan County, Indiana Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/ind/morgan/ (accessed 30 Mar 2017).</ref> It is located in the central area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Morgan County," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'',  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morgan_County,_Indiana (accessed 30 Mar 2017).</ref>
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{IN Courthouse Intro|Morgan}}
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''' Morgan County Courthouse'''<br>10 E. Washington St<br>PO Box 1556<br> Martinsville, IN 46151<br> Phone: 765-342-1025<br> [http://www.morgancounty.in.gov/ County Website]<br><br>
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'''Morgan County Health Department'''<br>
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180 S. Main Street, Suite 252<br>
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Martinsville, IN, 46151<br>
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Health Officer: Paul Broderick, DO<br>
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Phone: 765-342-6621<br>
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Fax: 765-342-1062<br>
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Email: morgancohd@morgancountyhealth.com <br>
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[https://www.morgancountyhealth.com Health Department]<br><br>
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County Clerk has marriage, probate and court records. <br>County Recorder has land records. <br>Board of Health has birth and death records. <ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Indiana. {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>
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Health Department has birth records and death records.<br>Copies may be obtained from the county health department or the Indiana State Division of Vital Records.<br><br>
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=== Morgan County, Indiana Record Dates  ===
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{{IN Record Dates Intro|Morgan}}
 
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Morgan County, Indiana. Page 211-218 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 208-211.</ref></center>
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Indiana. {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref></center>
 
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Morgan County, Indiana Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
 
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Morgan County, Indiana Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Morgan County, Indiana Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Morgan County, Indiana Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1882  
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1882
 
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1822
 
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1822
 
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1899
 
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1899
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1807
 
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1807
 
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| colspan="7"| <center>Statewide registration for births in 1907 and deaths in Oct 1899. General compliance by 1917.</center>
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| colspan="7"| <center>*Statewide registration for births in 1907 and deaths in Oct 1899. General compliance by 1917.</center>
 
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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed 31 December 1821 from Delaware New Purchase and Wabash New Purchase.<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Morgan County, Indiana. Page 211-218 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 208-211.</ref> <br>  
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=== Record Loss ===
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'''March 1876''' -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.<br>
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{{Fire+}}
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{IN Boundary Changes Intro|Morgan}}
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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed 31 December 1821 from Delaware New Purchase and Wabash New Purchase.<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Indiana. {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref> <br>
 
*'''County Seat: ''' Martinsville <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Morgan County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morgan_County,_Indiana (accessed 10 May 2012).</ref><br>
 
*'''County Seat: ''' Martinsville <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Morgan County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morgan_County,_Indiana (accessed 10 May 2012).</ref><br>
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/indiana/ Interactive Map of Indiana County Formation History] (1790-1897) - animated maps illustrating Indiana county boundary changes
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*[https://digital.newberry.org/ahcb/documents/IN_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#Individual_County_Chronologies Indiana Historical Boundary Changes] - list of all boundary changes by county provided by [https://www.newberry.org/ Newberry Library]
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{IN Populated Places Intro|Morgan}}
  
==== Description ====
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For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://indiana.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,109,c,morgan.cfm HomeTown Locator]. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Morgan County, Indiana," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morgan_County,_Indiana (accessed 27 Dec 2019).</ref>
 
 
The county was named for Revolutionary War General Daniel Morgan, who defeated the British at the Battle of Cowpens. The County Seat is Martinsville and was founded February 15, 1822.<ref>Genealogy Trails History Group, “Morgan County, Indiana Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/ind/morgan/ 3/30/2017.</ref> It is located in the Central area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Morgan County," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'',  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morgan_County,_Indiana 3/30/2017.</ref>
 
 
 
==== Populated Places ====
 
For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://indiana.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,109,c,morgan.cfm HomeTown Locator]. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Morgan County, Indiana," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morgan_County,_Indiana, accessed 27 December 2019.</ref>  
 
  
 
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exchange,_Indiana Exchange]
 
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exchange,_Indiana Exchange]
 
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fewell_Rhoades,_Indiana Fewell Rhoades]
 
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fewell_Rhoades,_Indiana Fewell Rhoades]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Fields,_Indiana Fields]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fields,_Indiana Fields]
 
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Five_Points,_Morgan_County,_Indiana Five Points]
 
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Five_Points,_Morgan_County,_Indiana Five Points]
 
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fox_Hill,_Indiana Fox Hill]
 
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fox_Hill,_Indiana Fox Hill]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyndsdale,_Indiana Hyndsdale]
 
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyndsdale,_Indiana Hyndsdale]
 
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Hart,_Indiana Lake Hart]
 
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Hart,_Indiana Lake Hart]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Landersdale,_Indiana Landersdale]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Landersdale,_Indiana Landersdale]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewisville,_Owen_County,_Indiana Lewisville]
 
 
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Point,_Indiana Little Point]
 
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Point,_Indiana Little Point]
 
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahalasville,_Indiana Mahalasville]
 
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahalasville,_Indiana Mahalasville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shelburne,_Indiana Shelburne]
 
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shelburne,_Indiana Shelburne]
 
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stines_Mill_Corner,_Indiana Stines Mill Corner]
 
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stines_Mill_Corner,_Indiana Stines Mill Corner]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sundown_Manor,_Indiana Sundown Manor]
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* Sundown Manor
 
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taggart_Crossing,_Indiana Taggart Crossing]
 
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taggart_Crossing,_Indiana Taggart Crossing]
 
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkey_Track,_Indiana Turkey Track]
 
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkey_Track,_Indiana Turkey Track]
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{IN Historical Timeline Intro|Morgan}}
  
[[Putnam County, Indiana Genealogy|Putnam]] {{•}} [[Hendricks County, Indiana Genealogy|Hendricks]] {{•}} [[Marion County, Indiana Genealogy|Marion]] {{•}} [[Johnson County, Indiana Genealogy|Johnson]] {{•}} [[Brown County, Indiana Genealogy|Brown]] {{•}} [[Monroe County, Indiana Genealogy|Monroe]] {{•}} [[Owen County, Indiana Genealogy|Owen]]
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== Resources ==
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{{IN Resources Intro|Morgan}}
  
=== Boundary Changes  ===
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{IN Bible Intro|Morgan}}
  
For animated maps illustrating Indiana County boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/indiana/ "Rotating Formation Indiana County Boundary Maps"] (1790-1873) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
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=== Biographies ===
 
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{{IN Biographies Intro|Morgan}}
=== Record Loss ===
 
 
 
'''March 1876''' -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.<br>
 
{{Fire+}}  
 
  
== Resources  ==
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* [https://digital.statelib.lib.in.us/legacy/search.aspx?index=1 Indiana Biography Index] at [https://www.in.gov/library/ Indiana State Library]
  
=== Bible  ===
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
 
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{{IN Business Records Intro|Morgan}}
=== Biographies  ===
 
  
=== Cemeteries ===
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{IN Cemeteries Intro|Morgan}}
  
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
 
| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
 
| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
 
 
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Morgan County, Indiana''' online and in print</center>
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|470419|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Indiana/Morgan-County?id=county_846 Findagrave.com]
 
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.ingenweb.org/inmorgan/cemeteries/index.html INGenWeb]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Morgan+Indiana&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/search?firstname=&middlename=&lastname=&birthyear=&birthyearfilter=&deathyear=&deathyearfilter=&location=Morgan+County%2C+Indiana%2C+United+States+of+America&locationId=county_846 Find A Grave]
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* [http://www.ingenweb.org/inmorgan/cemeteries/index.html INGenWeb]
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* [http://usgwarchives.net/in/morgan/cemeteries.html INGenWeb Archives]
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* [http://usgwtombstones.org/indiana/morgan.html Tombstone Project]
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* [http://www.interment.net/US/in/morgan.htm Indiana Interment]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?cemetery_country=United%20States&cemetery_state=Indiana&cemetery_county=Morgan&year_range=5&size=15 Billion Graves]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/in/morgan/cemeteries.html INGenWeb Archives]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print''' [[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |(Often more complete)]]</center>
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* {{FHL|470419|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Morgan+Indiana&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwtombstones.org/indiana/morgan.html Tombstone Project]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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* [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Indiana/Morgan-County?id=county_846 Findagrave.com]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/US/in/morgan.htm Indiana Interment]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"|<center>See [[Indiana Cemeteries|Indiana Cemeteries]] for more information.<center>
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[Indiana Cemeteries|Indiana Cemeteries]] for more information.
 
 
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=== Census Records ===
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=== Census Records ===
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{{IN Census Intro|Morgan}}
  
 
{{Historical populations
 
{{Historical populations
 
|type = USA
 
|type = USA
 
|heading = Census
 
|heading = Census
|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morgan_County,_Indiana#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]  
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morgan_County,_Indiana#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
|1830 |5593    
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|1830 |5593
|1840 |10741  
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|1840 |10741
|1850 |14576  
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|1850 |14576
|1860 |16110    
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|1860 |16110
|1870 |17528    
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|1870 |17528
|1880 |18900  
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|1880 |18900
|1890 |18643  
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|1890 |18643
|1900 |20457  
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|1900 |20457
|1910 |21182
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|1910 |21182
|1920 |20010
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|1920 |20010
|1930 |19424  
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|1930 |19424
|1940 |19801
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|1940 |19801
|1950 |23726  
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|1950 |23726
|1960 |33875  
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|1960 |33875
|1970 |44176  
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|1970 |44176
|1980 |51999  
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|1980 |51999
|1990 |55920    
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|1990 |55920
|2000 |66689  
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|2000 |66689
|2010 |68894  
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|2010 |68894
 
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*[http://www.indgensoc.org/membersonly/county/index.php#morgan Index to Mortality Schedule for Morgan County (1860, 1870, 1880)] at [http://www.indgensoc.org/membersonly/county/index.php Indiana Genealogical Society] ($)
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*[http://www.indgensoc.org/membersonly/county/index.php#morgan Index to Defective, Dependent &amp; Delinquent Census for Morgan County (1880)] at [http://www.indgensoc.org/membersonly/county/index.php Indiana Genealogical Society] ($)
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*[http://www.indgensoc.org/membersonly/county/index.php#morgan Residents of Morgan County, Indiana (1874)] at [http://www.indgensoc.org/membersonly/county/index.php Indiana Genealogical Society] ($)
  
{{Census|Indiana}}  
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=== Church Records ===
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{{IN Church Intro|Morgan}}
  
*Index to Mortality Schedule for Morgan County (1860, 1870, 1880), [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society] ($)<br>
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=== Court Records ===
*Index to Defective, Dependent &amp; Delinquent Census for Morgan County (1880), [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society] ($)
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{{IN Court Intro|Morgan}}
*Residents of Morgan County, Indiana (1874), [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society] ($)
 
  
=== Church Records  ===
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=== Directories ===
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{{IN Directories Intro|Morgan}}
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*[http://www.indgensoc.org/membersonly/county/index.php#morgan Early Settlers and County Officials of Morgan County] at [http://www.indgensoc.org/membersonly/county/index.php Indiana Genealogical Society] ($)
  
{{IN Church Intro}}  
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{IN Emigration Intro|Morgan}}
  
{{IN Church End}}  
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{IN Ethnic Groups Intro|Morgan}}
  
{{IN Church Repositories|Morgan|564204}}
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'''''African American'''''
 
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*[[28th US Colored Troops|28th US Colored Troops]], Addition Recruits for Colored Troops
=== Court Records  ===
 
 
 
=== Directories  ===
 
 
 
*Early Settlers and County Officials of Morgan County, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society] ($)
 
 
 
=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
 
  
=== Gazetteers ===
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=== Funeral Homes ===
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{{IN Funeral Homes Intro|Morgan}}
  
 
=== Genealogies  ===
 
=== Genealogies  ===
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{{IN Genealogies Intro|Morgan}}
  
=== History  ===
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{IN Guardianship Intro|Morgan}}
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{IN Land Intro|Morgan}}
  
*Blanchard, Charles. ''Counties of Morgan, Monroe, and Brown, Indiana. Historical and Biographical''. (Chicago: F.A. Battey Co, 1884.) 977.2 H2b FHL US/CAN Book {{FHL|159079|item|disp=FHL Collection}},  [http://www.worldcat.org/title/counties-of-morgan-monroe-and-brown-indiana-historical-and-biographical/oclc/2069003&referer=brief_results Other Libraries], [http://www.archive.org/stream/cu31924028803322#page/n5/mode/2up INTERNET ARCHIVE]
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{IN Histories Intro|Morgan}}
  
=== Land and Property  ===
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*''Counties of Morgan, Monroe, and Brown, Indiana : Historical and Biographical.'' 1884. Edited by Charles Blanchard. Chicago: F.A. Battey & Co. Online at: [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/226418-counties-of-morgan-monroe-and-brown-indiana-historical-and-biographical?offset=1 FamilySearch Digital Library], [https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/011679889 Hathitrust], [https://archive.org/details/countiesofmorgan00blan Internet Archive], [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/19885/ Ancestry ($)]; {{WorldCat|2069003|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
  
{{IN Land}}{{IN Land End}}  
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{IN Maps Intro|Morgan}}
  
{{IN Land and Property Other Repositories|Morgan|563914}}
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{{IN Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{IN Morgan County}}}}
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* [http://ulib.iupuidigital.org/cdm/search/collection/HIM/searchterm/Monroe/field/title/mode/all/conn/and/order/title Historic Indiana Maps] at [http://ulib.iupuidigital.org/cdm/search/collection/HIM IUPUI University Library]
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/indiana/ Old Antique Atlases &amp; Maps of Indiana]
  
=== Maps  ===
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=== Migration ===
{{IN Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{IN Morgan County}}}}
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{{IN Migration Intro|Morgan}}
*[http://www.mapofus.org/indiana/ Old Antique Atlases &amp; Maps of Indiana]
 
*[http://www.historygeo.com/v3/search/ Family Maps of {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
 
  
=== Military Records ===
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=== Military Records ===
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{{IN Military Intro|Morgan}}
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*[https://secure.in.gov/apps/iara/search/Home/Search?RecordSeriesId=3 Military Record Series Index] at [https://secure.in.gov/apps/iara/search/ Indiana Digital Archives]
  
====Civil War ====
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'''''Civil War'''''<br>
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Civil War service men from Morgan County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Morgan County.
  
Civil War service men from Morgan County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Morgan County.
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*[[1st Regiment, Indiana Heavy Artillery|1st Regiment]], Indiana Heavy Artillery, Companies B, and L
 
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*[[4th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry|4th Regiment]], Indiana Cavalry, Company I
*[[1st Regiment, Indiana Heavy Artillery|1st Regiment]], Indiana Heavy Artillery, Companies B, and L  
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*[[5th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry (90th Regiment, Indiana Volunteers)|5th Regiment]], Indiana Cavalry (90th Regiment, Indiana Volunteers), Company F
*[[4th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry|4th Regiment]], Indiana Cavalry, Company I  
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*[[7th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|7th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company K
*[[5th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry (90th Regiment, Indiana Volunteers)|5th Regiment]], Indiana Cavalry (90th Regiment, Indiana Volunteers), Company F  
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*[[9th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|9th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company B
*[[7th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|7th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company K  
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*[[11th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|11th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Reorganized Company H
*[[9th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|9th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company B  
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*[[12th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|12th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Reorganized Company E
*[[11th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|11th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Reorganized Company H  
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*[[17th Battery, Indiana Light Artillery|17th Battery]], Indiana Light Artillery
*[[12th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|12th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Reorganized Company E  
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*[[27th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|27th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company G
*[[17th Battery, Indiana Light Artillery|17th Battery]], Indiana Light Artillery  
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*[[33rd Regiment, Indiana Infantry|33rd Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Companies A, and C
*[[27th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|27th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company G  
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*[[59th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|59th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company G
*[[33rd Regiment, Indiana Infantry|33rd Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Companies A, and C  
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*[[70th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|70th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Companies D, H, and I
*[[59th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|59th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company G  
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*[[117th Regiment, Indiana Infantry (6 months, 1863-4)|117th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry (6 months, 1863-4), Company C
*[[70th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|70th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Companies D, H, and I  
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*[[139th Regiment, Indiana Infantry (100 days, 1864)|139th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry (100 days, 1864), Company I
*[[117th Regiment, Indiana Infantry (6 months, 1863-4)|117th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry (6 months, 1863-4), Company C  
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*[[148th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|148th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Companies E, H, and K
*[[139th Regiment, Indiana Infantry (100 days, 1864)|139th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry (100 days, 1864), Company I  
 
*[[148th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|148th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Companies E, H, and K  
 
 
*[[28th US Colored Troops|28th US Colored Troops]], Addition Recruits for Colored Troops
 
*[[28th US Colored Troops|28th US Colored Troops]], Addition Recruits for Colored Troops
  
=====Civil War Books=====
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''Civil War Books:''<br>
 
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*"Military History" in Blanchard, Charles. ''Counties of Morgan, Monroe, and Brown, Indiana. Historical and Biographical''. (Chicago: F.A. Battey Co, 1884.) Available online at: [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/226418-counties-of-morgan-monroe-and-brown-indiana-historical-and-biographical?offset=1 FamilySearch Digital Library]; [http://www.archive.org/stream/cu31924028803322#page/n5/mode/2up Internet Archive]<br>
*"Military History" in Blanchard, Charles. ''Counties of Morgan, Monroe, and Brown, Indiana. Historical and Biographical''. (Chicago: F.A. Battey &amp; Co, 1884.) page 50-80, 977.2 H2b FHL US/CAN Book {{FHL|159079|item|disp=FHL Collection}}, [http://www.worldcat.org/title/counties-of-morgan-monroe-and-brown-indiana-historical-and-biographical/oclc/2069003&referer=brief_results Other Libraries], [http://www.archive.org/stream/cu31924028803322#page/n5/mode/2up INTERNET ARCHIVE]
 
 
 
====World War I====
 
*'''1919''' - {{RecordSearch|2968238|Indiana, World War I, Enrollment Cards, 1919}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
 
 
====World War II====
 
 
 
=== Newspapers  ===
 
 
 
=== Obituaries  ===
 
 
 
=== Probate Records  ===
 
 
 
{{IN Probate Intro|Morgan}}
 
'''Online Records'''
 
*'''1798 – 1999''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9045 Indiana Wills and Probate Records 1798-1999] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images '''$'''
 
 
 
 
 
{{IN Probate Repositories|Morgan|401539}}
 
 
 
=== Public Records  ===
 
 
 
==== School Records  ====
 
 
 
*Teachers of Morgan County (1907), [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society] ($)
 
*Directory of Teachers for Morgan County (1936), [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society] ($)
 
 
 
=== Repositories  ===
 
 
 
  
  
==== Archives  ====
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'''''World War I'''''<br>
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*'''1919''' {{RecordSearch|2968238|Indiana, World War I, Enrollment Cards, 1919}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - [[Indiana, World War I, Enrollment Cards, 1919 - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
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*'''1917-1918''' - [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/2013733 ''Honor roll of the Great War from Morgan County.''Martinsville, Indiana : Democrat Print., between 1918 and 1928
  
==== County Courthouse  ====
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'''''World War II'''''
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/469908 ''Service record book of men and women of Mooresville, Indiana, and community : World War II''Mooresville, Ind. : Zook Scott Post no. 325, American Legion, 1947]
  
[https://morgancounty.in.gov/microfilm/ Morgan County Courthouse]<br>Morgan County Records Department<br>PO Box 1556<br> Martinsville, IN 46151<br> Phone: 765-342-1018<br><br>County Clerk has marriage, probate and court records. County Recorder has land records. Board of Health has birth and death records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Monroe County, Indiana 215 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{IN Naturalization Intro|Morgan}}
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* [https://secure.in.gov/apps/iara/search/Home/Search?searchNow=True&defaultCollectionId=&RecordSeriesId=5&Keywords=&County=Morgan&SeriesCollectionId=0&PhotographTitle=&PhotographSubject=&FirstName=&LastName=&CourtType=&CourtDisposition=&StartDate=0&EndDate=0&UseSoundex=false Naturalization Record Series (for this county)]  at [https://secure.in.gov/apps/iara/search/ Indiana Digital Archives]. Search by names.
  
<br>
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{IN Newspapers Intro|Morgan}}
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*[https://newspapers.library.in.gov/?a=p&p=regionbrowser&e=-------en-20--1--txt-txIN------- Hoosier State Chronicles]
  
=== Taxation  ===
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{IN Obituaries Intro|Morgan}}
  
{{IN Tax Intro}}  
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=== Other Records ===
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{{IN Other Records Intro|Morgan}}
  
{{IN Tax End}}  
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{IN Periodicals Intro|Morgan}}
  
{{IN Tax Records Repositories|Morgan|686047}}  
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{IN Probate Intro|Morgan}}
  
=== &nbsp;Vital Records ===
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*'''1798-1999''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9045 Indiana, Wills and Probate Records 1798-1999] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry]
  
{{IN Vital Intro}}  
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=== School Records ===
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{{IN Schools Intro|Morgan}}
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*[http://www.indgensoc.org/membersonly/county/index.php#morgan Students, Teachers, and Graduates of Morgan County Schools (1897, 1900-1914, 1916-7, 1930, 1934, 1936, 1940, 1947, 1953-6, 1958-61)] at [http://www.indgensoc.org/membersonly/county/index.php Indiana Genealogical Society] ($)
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===Social Security Records===
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*'''1935-2014''' {{RecordSearch|1202535|United States Social Security Death Index}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] - [[United States Social Security Death Index - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to use this collection]]; index. ''Also at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/3693/ Ancestry], [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/social-security-death-index findmypast], [https://www.fold3.com/title/830/ Fold3], [https://www.genealogybank.com/explore/ssdi/all GenealogyBank], [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10002/us-social-security-death-index-ssdi?s=270606331 MyHeritage], and [https://stevemorse.org/ssdi/ssdi.html Steve Morse].'' [[United States Social Security Administration Records#Social Security Death Index (SSDI)|Click here for more information]].
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*'''1936-2007''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/60901/ U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry ($)] — index, [[United States Social Security Administration Records#Social Security Applications and Claims Index|click here for more information]].
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{IN Tax Intro|Morgan}}
  
*[https://secure.in.gov/apps/iara/search/ Indiana State Digital Archives]  <br>
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{IN Vital Intro|Morgan}}
  
==== Birth Records  ====
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==== Birth ====
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{{IN Birth Intro|Morgan}}
  
==== Marriage Records  ====
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==== Marriage ====
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{{IN Marriage Intro|Morgan}}
  
*'''1800s-2007''' - [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=indiana%2cin Indiana, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index $
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*'''1780-1992''' {{RecordSearch|1674830|Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992}}  at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - [[Indiana Marriages - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]<br>
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*'''1800s-2007''' [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=indiana%2cin Indiana, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] ($)
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*'''1802-1892''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7852&cj=1&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 Indiana, Compiled Marriages, 1802-1892] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry]
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*'''1811-2007''' {{RecordSearch|1410397|Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - [[Indiana Marriage Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
  
*'''1780-1992''' {{RecordSearch|1674830|Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992}} - FamilySearch  <br>
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==== Death ====
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{{IN Death Intro|Morgan}}
  
*'''1802-1892''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7852&cj=1&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 Indiana Marriages, 1802-1892] - Ancestry.com $ <br>
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*'''1750-1993''' {{RecordSearch|3559081|Indiana Deaths and Burials, 1750-1993}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - [[Indiana Deaths and Burials - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]] <br>
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*'''1882-1920''' {{RecordSearch|1947977|Indiana, Death Index, 1882-1920}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch]  - [[Indiana, Death Index - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]<br>
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*'''1899-2011''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60716 Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry]
  
*'''1811-2007''' {{RecordSearch|1410397|Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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==== Divorce ====
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{{IN Divorce Intro|Morgan}}
  
==== Death Records  ====
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== Research Facilities ==
*'''1750-1993''' {{RecordSearch|3559081|Indiana Deaths and Burials, 1750-1993}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index, some images
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{{IN Research Facilities Intro|Morgan}}
*'''1882-1920''' {{RecordSearch|1947977|Indiana, Death Index, 1882-1920}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] - Index only
 
*'''1899-2011''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60716 Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - ($), index and images <br>
 
*[https://secure.in.gov/apps/iara/search/ Indiana State Digital Archives]  <br>
 
  
{{IN Vital Repositories|Monroe|343138}}
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=== Archives ===
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{{IN Archives Intro|Morgan}}
  
=== Societies and Libraries  ===
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
'''[http://www.morganhistorypartnership.com Morgan County History Partnership]'''<br> PO Box 694<br>Mooresville, IN 46158<br>E-mail: [mailto:morganhistorypartnership@gmail.com morganhistorypartnership@gmail.com]<br><br>
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*[[Martinsville Indiana Family History Center]]
  
'''Morgan County History and Genealogy Association'''<br> PO Box 1012<br> Martinsville, IN 46151-0012<br>Telephone Number: 765-342-3451<br>Fax: 765-342-9992<br>E-mail: [mailto:jkistler@morgancountylibrary.info jkistler@morgancountylibrary.info]<br><br>
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=== Libraries ===
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{{IN Libraries Intro|Morgan}}
  
'''Morgan County Public Library'''<br>110 South Jefferson Street<br>Martinsville, Indiana 46151<br>Phone: 765-342-3451<br>[https://morgancountylibrary.info/ website]  [[Morgan County Public Library (Martinsville, IN)]]
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'''Morgan County Public Library'''<br>110 South Jefferson Street<br>Martinsville, Indiana 46151<br>Phone: 765-342-3451<br>[https://www.facebook.com/MorganCoPublicLibrary/ Facebook]<br>[https://morgancountylibrary.info/ Website]
  
=== Family History Centers  ===
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=== Museums ===
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{{IN Museums Intro|Morgan}}
  
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>*'''Morgan County History Center and Museum'''<br> 127 South Main Street<br> Martinsville, IN<br>Email:[mailto:morgancountyhistorymuseum@gmail.com morgancountyhistorymuseum@gmail.com]<br>[https://morgancountyhistorymuseum.org/ Website]<br>
  
{{Family History Centers Intro}}  
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== Societies ==
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{{IN Societies Intro|Morgan}}
  
*[[Martinsville Indiana Family History Center|Martinsville Indiana Family History Center]]
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*'''Morgan County History Partnership'''<br> PO Box 694<br> Mooresville, IN 46158<br>Email:[mailto:morgancountyhistorypartnership@gmail.com morgancountyhistorypartnership@gmail.com]<br>[https://www.facebook.com/groups/598966527103878/ Facebook]<br>[http://www.morganhistorypartnership.com Website]
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*'''Morgan County History and Genealogy Association'''<br> PO Box 1012<br> Martinsville IN 46151-0012<br>Phone 765-342-3451<br>E-mail:[mailto:jkistler@morgancountylibrary.info jkistler@morgancountylibrary.info]<br>[https://www.facebook.com/groups/mchaga/ Facebook]<br>[https://sites.rootsweb.com/~inmchaga/mchagai.html Website]
  
For additional nearby Family History Centers, search online in the [http://www.familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator family history center directory].
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== Websites ==
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{{IN Websites Intro|Morgan}}
  
=== Websites  ===
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* [https://secure.in.gov/apps/iara/search/ Indiana Digital Archives] Search by name in all records or specific collections
 
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* [http://images.indianahistory.org/cdm Indiana Historical Society Digital Collections] Extensive - keyword searches suggested
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/in/morgan/morgan.html USGenWeb], Morgan County
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* [https://digital.library.in.gov/Web/CollectionsAcrossIndiana Indiana Memory] Click the map or select a statewide collection
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* [https://digital.statelib.lib.in.us/legacy/indexes.aspx List of indexes and databases] at [https://www.in.gov/library/ Indiana State Library]
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* [http://www.indgensoc.org/membersonly/county/index.php Indiana Genealogical Society Databases] Free and Members-only. Scroll the list.
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/in/morgan/morgan.html USGenWebArchives], Morgan County
 
*[http://www.ingenweb.org/inmorgan/ INGenWeb], Morgan County
 
*[http://www.ingenweb.org/inmorgan/ INGenWeb], Morgan County
*{{FHL|United%20States%2C%20Indiana%2C%20Morgan|place|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}, Morgan County 
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*[https://www.everynameindex.com/free_indexes/indiana_counties EveryNameIndex.com for Indiana] Free online genealogy indexes for county histories. Select a county.
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Morgan/ Morgan County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/morgan-in-genealogy/ Morgan County, Indiana: Family History & Genealogy, Census, Birth, Marriage, Death Vital Records & More] at [http://www.linkpendium.com/ Linkpendium]
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/indiana/morgan-county/ Morgan County, IN History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]  
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|197838|Indiana|Morgan}} – The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records.
*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/116137955399210084448 Indiana Genealogy Network Community on Google+]  
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/208669295836038/ Indiana Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
 
 
 
== References  ==
 
  
<references />
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== Research Guides ==
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{{IN Research Guides Intro|Morgan}}
  
{{Indiana|Indiana}}
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== References ==
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<references />
  
[[Category:Morgan_County,_Indiana]]
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{{Indiana|Indiana}}
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[[Category:Morgan County, Indiana]][[Category:Indiana Counties]]

Revision as of 21:13, 26 July 2021

Guide to Morgan County, Indiana ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

County Facts
County seat: Martinsville[1]
Organized: February 15, 1822
Parent County(s): Delaware New Purchase and Wabash New Purchase[2]
Neighboring Counties
Putnam  • Hendricks  • Marion  • Johnson  • Brown  • Monroe  • Owen
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County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

Morgan County was named for Revolutionary War General Daniel Morgan, who defeated the British at the Battle of Cowpens.[3] It is located in the central area of the state.[4]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Morgan County Courthouse
10 E. Washington St
PO Box 1556
Martinsville, IN 46151
Phone: 765-342-1025
County Website

Morgan County Health Department
180 S. Main Street, Suite 252
Martinsville, IN, 46151
Health Officer: Paul Broderick, DO
Phone: 765-342-6621
Fax: 765-342-1062
Email: morgancohd@morgancountyhealth.com
Health Department

County Clerk has marriage, probate and court records.
County Recorder has land records.
Board of Health has birth and death records. [5]
Health Department has birth records and death records.
Copies may be obtained from the county health department or the Indiana State Division of Vital Records.

Morgan County, Indiana Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[6]
Marriage Court Land Probate Census
1882 1822 1899 1822 1822 1822 1807
*Statewide registration for births in 1907 and deaths in Oct 1899. General compliance by 1917.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

March 1876 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit HomeTown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[9]

Cities
Towns
Unincorporated communities
Census-designated places
Townships


History Timeline[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Business, Commerce, and Occupations[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Morgan County, Indiana online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Indiana Cemeteries for more information.

 

Census Records[edit | edit source]

For tips on accessing Morgan County census records online, see: Indiana Census.

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1830 5,593
1840 10,741 92.0%
1850 14,576 35.7%
1860 16,110 10.5%
1870 17,528 8.8%
1880 18,900 7.8%
1890 18,643 −1.4%
1900 20,457 9.7%
1910 21,182 3.5%
1920 20,010 −5.5%
1930 19,424 −2.9%
1940 19,801 1.9%
1950 23,726 19.8%
1960 33,875 42.8%
1970 44,176 30.4%
1980 51,999 17.7%
1990 55,920 7.5%
2000 66,689 19.3%
2010 68,894 3.3%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Most church records are held by individual churches. For contact information, check a phone directory, such as SearchBug or Dex Knows. Some denominations are gathering their records into a central repository. For more information about these major repositories, see Indiana Church Records.

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

African American

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

Guardianship[edit | edit source]

Land and Property Records[edit | edit source]

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents. See Indiana Land and Property for additional information about early Indiana land grants and patents.

After land was transferred from the government to private ownership, subsequent transactions were recorded at the Morgan County courthouse, where records are currently housed.

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Morgan County. County histories may include biographies; church, school and government histories; and military information. For more information about local histories, see Indiana Local Histories.

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Putnam CountyHendricks CountyMarion CountyJohnson CountyBrown CountyMonroe CountyOwen CountyIN MORGAN.PNG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources

Migration[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Civil War
Civil War service men from Morgan County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Morgan County.

Civil War Books:


World War I

World War II

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Indiana newspapers may contain genealogical value including obituaries, births, marriages, deaths, anniversaries, family gatherings, family travel, achievements, business notices, engagement information, and probate court proceedings.

For more Indiana newspaper information see the wiki page Indiana Newspapers.

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Other Records[edit | edit source]

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

In most counties in Indiana, probate records have been kept by the county clerk of the circuit court. They include wills, fee books, claim registers, legacy records, inheritance records, probate ticklers, and dockets. The records are available at the Morgan County courthouse. For more information, see Indiana Probate Records.

School Records[edit | edit source]

Social Security Records[edit | edit source]

Tax Records[edit | edit source]

Indiana tax records complement land records and can be used in place of censuses or to supplement the years between censuses. Because only persons who owned taxable property were listed, many residents were not included in tax lists. There may also be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties. For more information see the wiki page Indiana Taxation.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Indiana law in 1882 required registration of births and deaths in counties. The Indiana Department of Health has birth records filed after October 1907 and death records filed after January 1900 for deaths. Copies may be obtained from the county health department or the Indiana State Division of Vital Records.

Birth[edit | edit source]

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Death[edit | edit source]

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

Listed below are archives in Morgan County. For state-wide archival repositories, see Indiana Archives and Libraries.

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

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Local Centers and Affiliate Libraries

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Listed below are libraries in Morgan County. For state-wide genealogical societies, see Indiana Archives and Libraries.

Morgan County Public Library
110 South Jefferson Street
Martinsville, Indiana 46151
Phone: 765-342-3451
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Museums[edit | edit source]

>*Morgan County History Center and Museum
127 South Main Street
Martinsville, IN
Email:morgancountyhistorymuseum@gmail.com
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Societies[edit | edit source]

Listed below are societies in Morgan County. For state-wide genealogical societies, see Indiana Societies.

Websites[edit | edit source]

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

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  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Indiana. FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. Genealogy Trails History Group, “Morgan County, Indiana Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/ind/morgan/ (accessed 30 Mar 2017).
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "Morgan County," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morgan_County,_Indiana (accessed 30 Mar 2017).
  5. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Indiana. FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  6. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Indiana. FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  7. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Indiana. FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  8. Wikipedia contributors, "Morgan County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morgan_County,_Indiana (accessed 10 May 2012).
  9. Wikipedia contributors, "Morgan County, Indiana," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morgan_County,_Indiana (accessed 27 Dec 2019).