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Ohio County, Indiana, est. 1844

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The USGenWeb Project Welcome! Come on in and make yourself at home. My name is John Minneman and I am the person responsible for Ohio County. This version of "THE OHIO COUNTY INGenWeb PAGE" will no longer be kept up to date. For the updated version PLEASE USE THIS ADDRESS:  The INGenWeb Project

School Alumni 1875 - 1923 Rising Sun High School

Other Schools in the County

Ohio County Township Map

Eventually each township will have a link to more information listing genealogical resources, and items concerning the citizens who lived there.

Ohio County Message Boards

This is a list of some of the boards that are available for posting information on the new Rootsweb system. (See left column for further explainations.)

Bible, Biography, Census, Deed, Immigration, Marriage, Obituary, Wills.

Some of these have postings from the old GenConnect boards.

Ohio County Archived Queries

Ohio County Archived Biographies
Dr. S.P. Ward
Werts, William -1854

Ohio County Archived Wills-- Wills 1  Wills 2

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Ohio County mail-list.
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Ohio County at the Turn of the Century  (1900)

NOTE: If you have any information concerning Ohio County at the turn of the century, I would be happy to include it at this site. I would like to include marriages, births, deaths, any activity that your ancestors would have been up to a hundred years ago! Family stories, history or pictures would be interesting too. Please contact me, John Minneman, thru e-mail with any contributions or questions. Thank you!



Cemeteries --- Currently there are 25 located in Ohio County

Indiana State Library Cemetery Locator File

Search for cemetery records in Ohio County, IN at by entering a surname and clicking search:

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Early Ohio County Land Records


Military Service
This link now includes the WWI Civilian Registration Cards page that was previously listed below.

Miscellaneous Items


Current Ohio County Newspapers

Old Ohio County Newspapers

Ohio County Reunions

Surname List

To search for possible possible ancesters -- Place name in box
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Ohio County Resources

Check here for information concerning the address for the courthouse, libraries, etc. to contact.

Ohio County Historical Society

212 S. Walnut St.
P.O.Box 194
Rising Sun, IN 47040
Phone: 812) 438-4915
Hours: Open Daily 11:00 - 4:00 PM
Closed on Wednesday
Genealogical search cost $15.00 per name
Please send a Self Addressed Stamped Envelope when mailing requests.

Additional Ohio County Research Links

Hoosier Homestead Awards for Ohio County (1976-1996)--Due to the State of Indiana changing servers and upgrading the computer network, this file doesn't appear to be available any longer.

Learn more about the Hoosier Homestead Awards

2008 Hoosier Homestead Award Winners

Learn More About Ohio County and Rising Sun

Visit our neighboring counties.

Dearborn County, Indiana
Ripley County, Indiana
Ripley County Historical Society
Switzerland County, Indiana

Visit Indiana's 'Unknown County' link

Visit counties near Ohio Co.
Decatur County, Indiana

Neighbors across the Ohio River in Kentucky.

Boone County, Kentucky
Gallatin County, Kentucky

Please report any broken links to John Minneman. Thank you.

US GenWeb Links

Ohio County GenWeb Archives

The InGenWeb/USGenWeb Project

In June, 1996, a group of genealogists organized the Indiana Comprehensive Genealogy Database. The idea was to provide a single entry point for all counties in Indiana, where collected databases would be stored. In addition, the databases would be indexed and cross-linked, so that even if an individual were found in more than one county, they could be located in the index.

At the same time, volunteers were found who were willing to coordinate the collection of databases and generally oversee the contents of the web page.

The zip code for Rising Sun, Ohio Co.,IN. is 47040

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