Floyd County, Indiana Genealogy

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

County Facts
County seat: New Albany
Organized: January 2, 1819
Parent County(s): Clark, Harrison
Neighboring Counties
Washington  • Clark  • Harrison  • Jefferson (KY)
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County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The county was named for Colonel John Floyd, the distinguished Virginian killed by the Indians on the Kentucky side of the Ohio River.[1] It is located in the Southcentral area of the state.[2]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Floyd County Courthouse
311 W 1st Street
New Albany, IN 47150-3501
Phone: 812-948-5413
County Website

Floyd County Health Department
1917 Bono Road
New Albany, IN, 47150
Health Officer: Thomas Harris, MD
Phone Number: 812-948-4726
Fax: 812-948-2208
Email: cbass@floydcounty.in.gov
Health Department

County Health Department has birth and death records.
County Clerk has marriage records from 1819, divorce and court records from 1863 and probate records from 1819. [3]
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.

Floyd 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[4]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1882 1819 1882 1863 1818 1819 1807
Statewide registration for births in 1907 and deaths in Oct 1899. General compliance by 1917.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

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:[7]

Cities
Towns
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 Floyd 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 Floyd County census records online, see: Indiana Census.

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1820 2,776
1830 6,361 129.1%
1840 9,454 48.6%
1850 14,875 57.3%
1860 20,183 35.7%
1870 23,300 15.4%
1880 24,590 5.5%
1890 29,458 19.8%
1900 30,118 2.2%
1910 30,293 0.6%
1920 30,661 1.2%
1930 34,655 13.0%
1940 35,061 1.2%
1950 43,955 25.4%
1960 51,397 16.9%
1970 55,622 8.2%
1980 61,169 10.0%
1990 64,404 5.3%
2000 70,823 10.0%
2010 74,578 5.3%
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]

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 Floyd County courthouse, where records are currently housed.

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Floyd 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]

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Migration[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Civil War
Civil War service men from Floyd 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 Floyd County

World War I

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 Floyd County courthouse. For more information, see Indiana Probate Records.

School 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]

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance, free access to center-only databases, and to premium genealogical websites.
FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries have access to most center-only databases, but may not always have full services normally provided by a family history center.

Local Centers and Libraries

New Albany Indiana Family History Center
1534 Slate Run Road
New Albany IN 47150-6210
812-913-5271
Email:IN_NewAlbany@familyhistorymail.org
Website

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

Floyd County Historical Society
PO Box 455
New Albany, IN 47151-0455
Phone: 812-949-3527
Website

Southern Indiana Genealogical Society
PO Box 665
New Albany, IN 47150
Website

Websites[edit | edit source]

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Genealogy Trails History Group, “Floyd County, Indiana Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/ind/floyd/ accessed 3/28/2017.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Floyd County," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floyd_County,_Indiana 3/28/2017.
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Indiana.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Indiana.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  5. Ancestry.com wiki contributors, "Monroe County, Ohio" in Ancestry.com: Wiki at http://www.ancestry.com/wiki/index.php?title=Monroe _County,_Ohio (accessed 4 August 2012).
  6. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Indiana.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  7. Wikipedia contributors, "Floyd County, Indiana," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floyd_County,_Indiana, accessed 07 December 2019