Vermillion County Genealogy

What's New

Sep 2021
New obituaries added: Randall, Stark, Stewart.
June 2020
Completed transcription of 1830 census.
New obituaries submitted by Karen Zach.
Vermillion County is now mobile-friendly!
Jan 2020
New obituaries added.
Jun 2019
Some Birth and Naturalization Records, and more than a dozen Obituaries, courtesy of Karen Zach
Jan 2019
Two new photos added, courtesy of Leslie Makuh Herrick.
Aug 2018
Korean and Vietnam War Casualties
Sep 2017
Obituaries submitted by Carole Taylor-Matuse, surnames: Jackson, Carter, Underwood and more.
Sep 2016
New Obituaries submitted by Karen Zach
Naturalizations in December, 1938
Jun 2016
New surname added to the Surname Registry.
Biography of J. P. Bailey, contributed by Denise Wells
Jan 2015
Odds and ends including obits.
May 2015
Added 30+ images from a photo album believed to have belonged to John Frederick Smith and/or his daughter, Jessie F. Smith. John Frederick is believed to also be the father of David Charles Smith, of Perrysville, Indiana. Most of the images are not identified, so if you are a descendant of this family, please let us know if you recognize any of them.
Sep 2014
New surnames added to the Surname Registry. Check to see if there is a new contact who may help with your research!
Jun 2014
Dozens of new obituaries and photos contributed by Cindy Taylor-Matuse.
April 11, 2014
Biography of Richard Shute, contributed by Eric M. Shute
Jan 2014
Additional obituaries, newspaper announcements and biographies, contributed by Karen Zach.
30 Dec 2013
Map showing cemetery locations.
11 Nov 2013
Bumgardner Funeral Home Records, 1907-1916. These records include names from Blackford, Wells and Vigo Counties, as well as Vermillion.
4 Jul 2013
Volume 3 Marriages, 1844-1861, transcribed by Pat Asher.
Jun 2013
Additional Obituaries and WW I Draft Registrations submitted by Karen Zach
5 May 2013
1850 Mortality Schedule, transcribed by Pat Asher
6 Mar 2013
Houchin, Pearman, Pyle, Taylor, & Thorne photos and biographies, submitted by Cindy Taylor-Matuse.
28 Feb 2013
Obituaries submitted by Cindy Taylor-Matuse.
5 Feb 2013
Naturalizations 1938-39, submitted by Karen Zach.
Jan 2013
Transcribed 1820 U.S. Federal census pages for Vigo County which include known early settlers of Vermillion County. These pages are presumed to include other early settlers not identified in subsequent histories of the County.
Nov 2012-Jan 2013
Transcribed the Vermillion County chapters and biographies from Biographical & Historical Record of Vermillion County, Indiana (Pub. 1888). The index to the transcriptions is located in the History section of the site.
Sep-Oct 2012
  • Reformatted entire site.
  • Reorganized site to make information easier to find.
  • Linked tombstone photos to cemetery indexes.
  • Reorganized historic photos as an album indexed by location and/or family.
  • Transcribed data that had previously been displayed as images, so it is now indexed by the site search engine.

My sincere thanks to the previous Coordinators for Vermillion County, who built the foundations for the current site:
Pamela Yates (2001-2007)
Joe Markovich (Oct. 2007-Aug. 2012)
-- Pat Asher, Sep. 2012