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Birth Records Maps Marriage Property Record Cards Land Records
Death Records Transfer Records Wills ***** Discharge Records
Birth  & Death Records
Health Dept.                                                Petersburg, Indiana 47567                        Director

801 Main St.                                                812 - 354-8796                                              Lori Pipes      


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 $5.00

Certified Death Certificate $5.00














Maps & Transfers
Auditor's  Office                                               Petersburg, Indiana 47567                        Director

801 Main St.                                                      812 - 354-6451                                               Sharon Booth

  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.















Clerk's Office                                            Petersburg, Indiana 47567                                     Director                        

801 Main St.                                                      812 - 354-6025                                         Shirley VanMeter       


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
Assessor's  Office                                            Petersburg, Indiana 47567                                  Director       

801 Main St.                                                      812 - 354-6584                                                         Kim Mendel

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
Recorder's  Office                                            Petersburg, Indiana 47567                                   Director      

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.