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Library > Collections & Services > Collections > Genealogy > Indiana County Research Guides > Parke County Parke County

Parke County was created in 1821 from Vigo County and unorganized territory.  It is located in west central Indiana.  The county seat is Rockville.

The county courthouse burned in 1833 and marriage records prior to 1829 and probates and deeds prior to 1833 were lost.

 

 

Selected Holdings at the Indiana State Library

The following list is not complete.  Further resources may be found by searching the Indiana State Library online catalog.

Print Materials from the Genealogy Division

Immigration

Naturalization Records, 1854-1949
ISLG 977.201 P237sk

Land Records

Deeds, 1832-1836
ISLG 977.201 P237b v. 2-5        

Land Entree Book
ISLG 977.201 P237o

Land Entries
ISLG 977.201 P237b v. 1

Marriage Records

Marriage Records Book A, 1833-1844
ISLG 977.201 P237s 1980z          

Marriages, 1829-1979
ISLG 977.201 P237d v. 1-12

WPA Index to Marriage Records, 1850-1920
ISLG 977.201 P237u v. 3-4

WPA Index to Supplemental Marriage Applications, 1850-1920
ISLG 977.201 P237u v. 5

Vital Records

Miscellaneous Death Records, 1924-1988
ISLG 977.201 P237gm

WPA Index to Birth Records, 1903-1920
ISLG 977.201 P237u v. 1

WPA Index to Death Records, 1882-1920
ISLG 977.201 P237u v. 2

Wills and Probates

Miscellaneous Death Records, 1924-1988
ISLG 977.201 P237gm

WPA Index to Birth Records, 1903-1920
 ISLG 977.201 P237u v. 1

WPA Index to Death Records, 1882-1920
ISLG 977.201 P237u v. 2

Other Library Materials

Online Resources

Cemeteries and Obituaries

Marriage Records

Military

Newspapers

Vital Records

Wills and Probates

Locating Original Records

For Further Research

 

GEN JD 4-20-2017