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Parke County Marriages 


 No known Parke County marriage records survived the 1833 court house fire.

Copies of marriage records from that time are available through the County Clerk.

All of Indiana's marriages to 1850 are indexed on the Indiana State Library website.


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Parke County Marriage Application Index

Usually lists birth date and names of parents


 

Parke County Marriages 1851 to 1890

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Parke County Marriages 1891 to 1918


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DIVORCE RECORDS

 

  • 1795 -1816 Divorces were first authorized by legislation in the Northwest Territory to be granted through the General Court or Circuit Court. Courts having civil jurisdiction also heard divorce cases. The territorial General Assembly also had power to grant divorces

  • 1817 to 1852 the Circuit Court in each county had jurisdiction over divorces, and the Indiana General Assembly could also grant divorces, through special legislation. These divorces have been abstracted:  - Newland, M. E. E. Divorces Granted by the Indiana General Assembly Prior to 1852. Harlan, Ind.: the author, 1981.

  • 1853 to 1873 -The Court of Common Pleas in each county could grant divorces concurrently with its Circuit Court from 1853 to 1873. As Superior courts were established in various counties, they have had concurrent jurisdiction with the Circuit Court. Divorces were entered in the appropriate courtís Order Book.