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Research Resources

I hope you find these resources helpful in your search for your ancestors.If you have any resources that you consider helpful, please let me know.

Peru Obituary Index

Lists dates of birth and death and offers obits for sale for a small fee


To order genealogical records:
Contact for Marriage, divorce, naturalization
Miami County Clerk, Courthouse
25 N. Broadway
Peru, IN 46970
Download form and follow directions to order a Miami County Indiana Marriage License
Current price - $4.00


Contact for birth and death certificates:

Miami Co. Health Department

Diana Vigar
Phone: 765-472-2343

Physical Address
12 S Wabash St.
Peru, IN 46970
Phone: (765) 473-0283
Fax: (765) 472-2659

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Lunch: 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Current prices on forms.

Miami County Historical Society and Museum
51 North Broadway
Peru, IN 46970
Telephone (765) 473-9183
Fax (765) 473-3880



Peru Public Library
102 E Main St
Peru, IN 46970-2300
Phone: (765)473-3069

Converse Jackson TWP Library
PO Box 529
Converse, IN 46919-0529
Phone: (765)395-3344

Miami Nation of Indians of the State of Indiana
80 W 6th St.
Peru, IN 46970

FYI, although just outside Miami County, I thought this might be helpful to someone.

Roann-Paw Paw Township Public Library
PO Box 248
Roann, IN 46974-0248
Phone: (765)833-5231

 Feel free to request a look-up from the following books. Follow the rules as stated or you may not receive a reply. I receive an average of not less than 100 e-mails per day.  Please put Miami County in the subject line so that we don't miss your email.
Limit is ONE NAME per request. Put MIAMI COUNTY LOOKUP in the subject line Put the name of the BOOK you are requesting the lookup in your message. Please understand that we WILL NOT do extensive research at no cost. The intent of this project is not to provide you with photocopies or scanned images, but to answer simple questions pertaining to the contents of the particular book or reference material.

If you request a lookup, don't forget to thank your volunteer for their time.

History of Miami County Indiana : from the earliest time to the present, with biographical sketches, notes, etc., together with an extended history of the Northwest, the Indiana Territory, and the state of Indiana

Google Books
History of Miami County Indiana, John H. Stephens writer and compiler 1896at Family Search
ALL U.S. Federal census 1790-1930 Richard McArthy
Burials in the Sharrel/Sharpee/Charpie Cemetery, at 100 W and 250 S, Pipe Creek Township Loretta Dunham
"Here We Live Over the Last Fifty Years", Peru and Miami County, 1885-1935 published by Omer Holman, of the "Peru Evening News" from Jan. 1, 1885 to Jan. 6, 1906, & then the Peru Republican. Newspaper excerpts of social news, obituaries, marriages, etc. There is no index, so at least an approximate date would be helpful. There are some pictures (see list) which Patricia might be willing to scan and email. Patricia Jones Settle
Twentieth century Peru, 1905
Kim Edgerton has created an INDEX to this book. 
Extractions from the Denver (IN) Tribune by Nancy Check here first
WPA Marriage Index 1850-1920 Bill Pennington
WPA Birth Index 1882-1920 Bill Pennington
WPA Death Index 1882-1920 Bill Pennington
Miami County Schools 1830-1930 Unavailable
Combination Atlas of Miami Co., IN 1877 (Reprinted 1988) Kingman Brothers at Familysearch
1860 Miami Co., IN Census book
by Robert D. Smith
Debby Beheler
1926 Miami County Home Extension Clubs Cookbook
This link will take you to a list of all the submitters with the name of the recipe submitted. Wouldn't it be nice to include great grandmother's recipe in your genealogy?  If you find a familiar name on the list, just ask and Marilyn Jacobs will send you the recipe.
Marilyn Jacobs

Updated 2 June 2023

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