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Genealogy Research Information

Our birth and death records here in Jefferson County Indiana start in 1882. In order for our office to do a search, a date of birth or date of death is required. If the record is located, we will in-turn forward the information contained in the record to you. Our office does charge to do a Genealogy Searches and you can download the Genealogy Fees on this website. If a certified copy of a birth certificate is needed – the charge is $10.00 each or if a certified copy of a death certificate is needed – the charge is $12.00 each. If a non-certified copy of a birth certificate (Genealogy Information Sheet) is needed – the charge is $5.00 each or if a non-certified copy of a death certificate (Genealogy Information Sheet) is needed – the charge is $5.00 each. Fees are payable by cash, personal check or money order to the Jefferson County Health Department.

The following forms are available to obtain birth and death record information for genealogy searches only.

Application for birth record information (Genealogy Only)
Application for death record information (Genealogy Only)
Genealogy Fees

Address & Phone Number
Jefferson County Health Department
Vital Records
715 Green Road
Madison Indiana 47250
(812)273-1942

Additional Information

The Madison- Jefferson County Library is an excellent source for genealogy research. The on-staff genealogy expert is Janice Barnes and she can be reached at (812)265-2744. The hours for the library are: Monday-Thursday (9:00am-9:00pm), Friday (9:00am-6:00pm), Saturday (9:00am-5:00pm), and Sunday (1:00pm-5:00pm).

Address:
Madison-Jefferson County Public Library
420 W. Main Street
Madison Indiana 47250
Website: www.mjcpl.org/

NOTE: THIS OFFICE DOES NOT HAVE MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE RECORDS. Those can be obtained from:

Jefferson County Clerk’s Office

300 W. Main Street
Madison Indiana 47250
Phone Number: (812)265-8948

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Jefferson County Health Department
715 Green Road
Madison, IN, 47250
Email: jchdept@seidata.com
812 273-1942 
Fax-812 273-1955 
WIC-812 273-3942
John Hossler, M.D., Health Officer