County Vital Records

Pike County,


Health Dept.


County Auditor


County Clerk








Birth Records Maps Records Property Record Cards Land Records  
Death Records Transfer Records Responsibilities ***** Discharge Records  











Birth  & Death Records

Health Dept.                   801 Main St.                                                     Petersburg, Indiana 47567       


812- 354-8797       Fax 812-354-2532                                                    Adm. Assistant    Natalie McGiffen

Birth and Death Records from April 1887

Birth records are not available for public viewing, but copies can be requested. 

Death records are public records and are listed in chronological order.

Cost - Certified Birth Certificate $10.00

Certified Death Certificate $12.00

Genealogy Sheets $ 5.00 each

To print a Birth request form - click here    037.gif (430 bytes)

To print a Death request form - click here   037.gif (430 bytes)

 When sending in a Birth or Death form,  DO NOT SEND PAYMENT

If your request can be filled, you will be called with the amount due.

                                         A phone no. must be on the form.                                                                                                   

















Maps & Transfers
Auditor's  Office                         801 Main St.                              Petersburg, Indiana 47567                 


812 - 354-6451                                                                             Director     Ron Wilson

  Transfer Records from 1817 to the present.

From 1885 to present the books were used for approximately 10 year periods. The book   lists everyone in a particular township who owned, sold or bought property dui that time period. Churches and cemeteries may or may not be listed.

Prior to 1885, the transfer books were just a list of transfers. Not all the owners are listed If they owned property during that time, but did not buy it or sell it during that time period, then they are not listed.

From 1885 to the present, you can determine the approximate age of a house, if you follow the value of improvement column, it the transfer book, and watch for a significant increase in value from one book to the next book.

Platbooks show the current owner of the property. Our oldest platbook was drawn in 1940. An 1881 platbook is available for viewing in the Petersburg Public Library.




















Clerk's Office                          801 Main St.                  Petersburg, Indiana 47567   


812 - 354-6025                                                              Director       Carol Austin       


Marriage Records from 1817

Index books are present from 1817 to 1905. Marriage records through this time list the groom, bride and officiating minister.

1905 - Present. Records also lists the bride and groom's birthplace and occupations their parent's birthplaces and occupatiotis.

Estate Records from 1817

Listed in the Estate Index chronologically by first letter of the last name.

Will Records from 1817

Listed in the Will Index chronologically by first letter of the last name.

Naturalization Records from 19 19 to 1949

Listed in a printed form done by Joan WoodhuJl. All other records have been transferred to the State Archives.

Guardianship Records from 1855 to Present

Later guardianship records involving mental health cases are closed files and not available to the public.

Divorce and Criminal Records

Listed in the Civil and State Indexes and begin in 1817. Beginning in 1991 these recordsare filed by cause numbers.

Cost - Copies $ 1.00 per page.

Certified copies cost an additional $1.00.



















Property Record Cards
Assessor's  Office                        801 Main St.                        Petersburg, Indiana 47567      


812 - 354-6584                                                                        Director     Kim Mindell

Property Record Cards

Available on all parcels of ground.

These may be helpful if trying to determine the approximate age of a house.

Indexed by township and current owner's name.



















Deeds & Discharge Records
Recorder's  Office                              801 Main St.                  Petersburg, Indiana 47567   


812 - 354-6747                                                                         Director     Jody Hoover

Deed Records from October 1817 (with the recording of the plat of Petersburg)

Miscellaneous Records from April 1858 (prior to that time everything was indexed in Deed Records)

Discharge Records of Servicemen from October 1865 (some may be found in Miscellaneous Records)

If you fail to find.your family in the Grantor or Grantee Indexes, then it may be helpfiil to look in the Tract Book. This is where the property was purchased from the government and is the very first instrument on the property. If you know the section, township, and range of property, your search Will be much quicker. However, you can check the tract book by name.

Cost- $l.00per page.

Certified copies cost $5.00.