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Wayne County

Wayne County was created in 1811 from Clark and Dearborn Counties.  It is located in west central Indiana on the Ohio border.  The county seat is Richmond.

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


Early Naturalization Records, prior to 1906
ISLG 977.201 W359db

Land Records

1st Land Entry Book
ISLG 977.201 W359d

Marriage Records

1980-1999 Marriage and Divorce Index
ISLG 977.201 W359dg (10 vols.)

Early Marriages, 1811-1822
ISLG 977.201 W359s

Marriage Records, 1811-1860
ISLG 977.201 W359yo

WPA Index to Marriage Records, 1860-1920
ISLG 977.201 W359u v. 7-9

Vital Records

1980-1999 Birth and Death Index
ISLG 977.201 W359df (10 vols.)

WPA Index to Birth Records, 1882-1920
ISLG 977.201 W359u v. 1-3

WPA Index to Death Records, 1882-1920
ISLG 977.201 W359u v. 4-6

Wills and Probates

Early Probate and Will Index
ISLG 977.201 W359dc

Probate Court Records, 1840-1844
ISLG 977.201 W359wa v. 1

Other Library Materials

Online Resources

Marriage Records 



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