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Birth and death records were began on a county basis for Indiana in 1882. State level registration began for births in October, 1907, and in January, 1900 for deaths. Marriage records have been mandatory on a county level since before 1800. For birth records before 1907, death records before 1900, and for marriage records, write to the county clerk of the county in question.
For birth records after 1907 and death records after 1900, write:
Indiana State Department of Health
Vital Records Section
2 North Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Indiana Department of Health - Vital Records

Indiana Research Sources

Beatty, John D. "Genealogical Research in Indiana" National Genealogical Society Quarterly 79, no. 2 (June 1991): 100-22.
Cockrum, Col. William M. Pioneer History of Indiana; Including Stories, Incidents and Customs of the Early Settlers. Oakland City, Ind.: Press of the Oakland City Journal, 1907.
An important indexing project was begun by the WPA and continued in 1979 by the Indiana Historical Society. Copies of this typescript index to every name mentioned in biographical entries of each county's published histories are at Indiana State Library, Indiana Historical Society Library and Allen County Public Library and available through the FHL.

Indiana State Library
140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Indiana State Archives
Commission on Public Records
140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Indiana Historical Society
450 West Ohio St.
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Genealogy Department
Allen County Public Library

900 Webster Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46802

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