Indiana Death Records

Enter a first and/or last name to search Indiana death records. This website was created to provide genealogists with access to the Indiana death records from a single place. Additional information on how to obtain Indiana death certificates is available below.

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Indiana death records

Death records contain information about a person's death, including the date of death, place of death, sometimes the names of the mother and father, and even the physician who attended the death. Death certificates issued by state and local governments will often include the place of residence, and the mother's maiden name.

This webpage gives you access to all of the online databases containing Indiana death records, Indiana death ceritificates, Indiana death notices, Indiana death indexes, and other related Indiana genealogy records.

Death records have long been used to help with genealogy research. They are considered to be "primary source" records, because the information is recorded by an eye witness, at the time the death takes place. The Internet has allowed people to store death records into various online archives. This has brought access to online death records much more easier for genealogy researchers.

Newspapers frequently publish notices of deaths, and in addition to death certificates, are a popular source of research by genealogists.

On this page you will find the most comprehensive databases containing death records of Indiana. We also suggest searching for "Indiana death records" using Google.com, which will yield all such databases.

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Enter a person's name to search the Indiana death records database

How to Obtain Indiana Death Certificates

Birth and death records were began on a county basis for Indiana in 1882. State level registration began for births in October, 1907, and in January, 1900 for deaths. Marriage records have been mandatory on a county level since before 1800. For birth records before 1907, death records before 1900, and for marriage records, write to the county clerk of the county in question. For birth records after 1907 and death records after 1900, write:

Indiana State Department of Health
Vital Records Section
2 North Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204

For prior records, contact the clerk of the county in question.

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