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Indiana WPA Indexes

During the period 1936-1940 the Indiana Works Progress Administration (WPA) indexed a large part of the birth, marriage and death records of 68 of Indiana's 92 counties. Marriage records were indexed from 1850 through 1920. Birth and death records were indexed from 1882 through 1920.

Marriages have been recorded in Indiana from the territorial period until the present day by the Clerk of the Circuit Court of the county where the marriage was performed. Births and deaths, however, have been recorded by the civil authorities in Indiana only since 1882. Records of births and deaths are maintained by the County Health Officer of the county where the birth or death occurred.

The Following counties do not have WPA Indexes: Blackford, Brown, Crawford, Dearborn, Decatur, Dubois, Fayette Grant, Jefferson, Jennings, Lawrence, Marshall, Noble, Ohio, Porter, Randolph, Ripley, Rush, Scott, Steuben, Switzerland, Tipton, Union, Wabash & Whitley

Vanderburgh County WPA Indexes

Reel #57 - Births A-U 1882-1920
Reel #58 - Births V-Z 1882-1920
Reel #58 - Marriages 1846-1920
Reel #59 - Marriages, Supplement 1882-1898
Reel #59 - Deaths 1882-1920

The WPA Indexes for Vanderburgh, Warrick & Posey Counties are also available in printed form at Willard Library.

Other Indiana Counties

Index to WPA Vital Records Microfilm Series(Text Format)

Index to WPA Vital Records Microfilm Series(HTML Table)

Index to WPA Vital Records Microfilm Series (Excel 97 Format)

Index to WPA Vital Records Microfilm Series (Excel 5.0/95 Format)

Index to WPA Vital Records Microfilm Series (Zipped Comma Delimited Format)

The Microfilm Series is available from the Indiana State Library and other libraries around Indiana.

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