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  • Adams County, Indiana —
    Information Updated for:  Oct 15, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Adams New Purchase, which included portions of Allen ,Delaware and Randolph Counties, 07-Feb-1935.
    Established:  01-Mar-1836
    County Seat:  Decatur, Indiana

    County history - Adams County is named in honor of John Quincy Adams, the sixth President of the United States.

    Adams Courthouse
    GHLL Adams County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Adams County, IN Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
          Adams County Indiana Genealogical Society
          P.O. Box 33
          Geneva, IN 46740

    5. US/INGenWeb site - Adams County Archives
    6. US/INGenWeb - Adams County Genealogy & History
    7. Adams County Vital Records - Adams County Health Office, Adams County Service Complex, 313 W. Jefferson Street, Room 314, Decatur, IN 46733.
               Note:  For birth and death certificates, write to the Health Officer in the city or county where the event occurred. Marriage licenses and divorce decrees are available from the Clerks of the Circuit Court in the county where the license was issued or divorce was granted.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Allen County (north), Van Wert County, Ohio (northeast), Mercer County, Ohio (southeast),
             Jay County (south), Wells County (west).

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    Census Information:
        1840 Census (T) - Federal Census Adams County, Indiana (2 pgs)
        1850 Census (I) and (T) - Federal Census Indiana 1850 census (Index: 3 files / Text: 6 files)

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  • Allen County, Indiana —
    Information Updated for:  Feb 16, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Delaware New Purchase and Unorganized Land.
    Established:  01-Apr-1824
    County Seat:  Ft. Wayne, Indiana

    County history - Allen County is named in honor of Col. John Allen, an attorney and Kentucky state senator who was killed in the War of 1812.

    Allen Courthouse
    1. Allen County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Allen County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Allen County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Allen County Genealogical Society of Indiana / Fort Wayne, IN)
    4. Allen County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Allen County-Fort Wayne Historical Society / Fort Wayne, IN)
    5. Allen County - US/INGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    6. Allen County - US/INGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    7. Allen County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    8. Allen County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    9. Allen County Vital Records - Allen County Dept. of Health, 1 E. Main St., 5th Floor, Fort Wayne, IN 46802.
               Note:  For birth and death certificates, write to the Health Officer in the city or county where the event occurred. Marriage licenses and divorce decrees are available from the Clerks of the Circuit Court in the county where the license was issued or divorce was granted.

    10. Allen County - Public Library


  • Bartholomew County, Indiana —
    Information Updated for:  Oct 16, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Jackson County and Delaware New Purchases.
    Established:  12-Feb-1821
    County Seat:  Columbus, Indiana

    County history - Bartholomew County is named in honor of Lt. Col. Joseph Bartholomew 1766 1840). He played an active role in the settling of the state of Indiana and in his later years was known for his work in politics.

    Bartholomew Courthouse
    GHLL Bartholomew County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Bartholomew County, IN Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Bartholomew County Historical Society / Columbus, IN)
    6. US/INGenWeb site - Bartholomew County Archives
    7. US/INGenWeb - Bartholomew County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Bartholomew County Health Department, 440 Third Street, Suite 303, Columbus, IN 47201-6798.
               Note:  For birth and death certificates, write to the Health Officer in the city or county where the event occurred. Marriage licenses and divorce decrees are available from the Clerks of the Circuit Court in the county where the license was issued or divorce was granted.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Shelby County (northeast), Decatur County (east), Jennings County (southeast), Jackson
                County
    (south), Brown County (west), Johnson County (northwest).

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  • Benton County, Indiana —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 27, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Fowler County.
    Established:  18-Feb-1840
    County Seat:  Fowler, Indiana

    County history - Benton County is named in honor of Thomas H. Benton (D), U.S. Senator from Missouri. The original county seat selected in 1843 was Oxford, but after a long struggle between contending factions it was moved to Fowler in 1874.

    Benton Courthouse
    1. Benton County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Benton County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
          Benton County Historical Society
          P.O. Box 341, 404 E. 6th Street
          Fowler , IN 47944-0341

    3. Benton County - US/INGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    4. Benton County - US/INGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    5. Benton County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    6. Benton County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    7. Benton County Vital Records - Benton County Health Department, 700 East Fifth Street, Suite 15, Fowler, IN 47944-1556.
               Note:  For birth and death certificates, write to the Health Officer in the city or county where the event occurred. Marriage licenses and divorce decrees are available from the Clerks of the Circuit Court in the county where the license was issued or divorce was granted.

      Census Information:
    8. 1850 Census - census search online (Census Links)


  • Blackford County, Indiana —
    Information Updated for:  Feb 16, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Indiana Territory, 02-Apr-1838.
    Established:  18-Feb-1839
    County Seat:  Hartford City, Indiana

    County history - Blackford County is named in honor of Judge Isaac Blackford, the first Speaker of the Indiana General Assembly.

    Blackford Courthouse
    GHLL Blackford County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Blackford County, IN Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Blackford County Historical Society / Hartford City, IN)
    6. US/INGenWeb site - Blackford County Archives
    7. US/INGenWeb - Blackford County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Blackford County Health Dept., 506 East VanCleve St., Hartford City, IN 47348.
               Note:  For birth and death certificates, write to the Health Officer in the city or county where the event occurred. Marriage licenses and divorce decrees are available from the Clerks of the Circuit Court in the county where the license was issued or divorce was granted.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Wells County (north), Jay County (east), Delaware County (south), Grant County (west).

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  • Boone County, Indiana —
    Information Updated for:  Aug 6, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Indiana Territory.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1830
    County Seat:  Lebanon, Indiana

    County history - Boone County is named in honor of frontiersman, Daniel Boone.

    Boone Courthouse
    1. Boone County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Boone County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Boone County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Boone County Historical Society / Lebanon, IN)
    4. Boone County - US/INGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Boone County - US/INGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Boone County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Boone County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Boone County Vital Records - Boone County Health Department, Nursing & Vital Records Division, 116 W Washington Street, B202, Lebanon, IN 46052.
               Note:  For birth and death certificates, write to the Health Officer in the city or county where the event occurred. Marriage licenses and divorce decrees are available from the Clerks of the Circuit Court in the county where the license was issued or divorce was granted.

      Census Information:
    9. 1830 Census - Census (I) (single page), Census (T) (single page).
    10. 1840 Census - Census (T) (7 pages).


  • Brown County, Indiana —
    Information Updated for:  Feb 16, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Bartholomew, Jackson and Monroe Counties, 04-Feb-1836.
    Established:  01-Apr-1836
    County Seat:  Nashville, Indiana (name changed from Jacksonburg)

    County history - Brown County is named in honor of General Jacob Brown, hero in the War of 1812.

    Brown Courthouse
    GHLL Brown County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Brown County, IN Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Brown County Genealogical Society / Nashville, IN)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Brown County Historical Society / Nashville, IN)
    7. US/INGenWeb site - Brown County Archives
    8. US/INGenWeb - Brown County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - Brown County Health Dept., County Office Bldg, Nashville, IN, 47448-0281.
               Note:  For birth and death certificates, write to the Health Officer in the city or county where the event occurred. Marriage licenses and divorce decrees are available from the Clerks of the Circuit Court in the county where the license was issued or divorce was granted.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Johnson County (northeast), Bartholomew County (east), Jackson County (south),
             Monroe County (west), Morgan County (northwest).

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    Census Information:
        1850 Census (I) - and Townships of:  Washington (4 files; pgs 0190b.txt - 0202b.txt), Jackson (4 files; pgs 0206b.txt -
             0218B.txt) , Hamblen (5 files; pgs 0218b.txt - 0234b.txt), Van Buren (4 files; pgs 0234b.txt - 0246b.txt)

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  • Carroll County, Indiana —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 22, 2009/font>
  • Formed from:  portions of un-organized territory, 07-Jan-1828.
    Established:  01-May-1828
    County Seat:  Carrollton, but on May 24, 1828, was changed to Delphi, Indiana

    County history - Carroll County is named in honor of Charles Carroll, the last surviving signer of the Declaration of Independence, who died in 1832. The Wabash and Erie Canal, built through the county in 1840 and operating until the early 1870s, is among the county's most significant historical legacies. The current courthouse is the county's third courthouse. The first was built in 1831-1838. It was replaced by a brick structure in 1856.

    Carroll Courthouse
    1. Carroll County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Carroll County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Carroll County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Carroll County Historical Society / Delphi, IN)
    4. Carroll County - US/INGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Carroll County - US/INGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Carroll County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Carroll County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Carroll County Vital Records - Carroll County Health Dept., Courthouse, 101 W Main, Delphi, IN 46923.
               Note:  For birth and death certificates, write to the Health Officer in the city or county where the event occurred. Marriage licenses and divorce decrees are available from the Clerks of the Circuit Court in the county where the license was issued or divorce was granted.


  • Cass County, Indiana —
    Information Updated for:  Nov 12, 2011
  • Formed from:  an act of the state legislature.
    Established:  18-Dec-1828
    County Seat:  Logansport, Indiana

    County history - Cass County is named in honor of General Lewis Cass of Michigan (governor of Michigan Territory through 1831), who was instrumental in the making of treaties with the Native Americans of the region. These treaties opened up the land in this area to white settlers. Cass was U.S. Secretary of State just prior to the outbreak of the Civil War.

    Cass Courthouse
    GHLL Cass County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Cass County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Cass County, IN Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Cass County Genealogical Society and Museum/ Logansport, IN)
    6. US/INGenWeb site - Cass County Archives
    7. US/INGenWeb - Cass County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Cass County Health Dept., 1201 Michigan Avenue, Suite 230, Logansport, IN 46947.
               Note:  For birth and death certificates, write to the Health Officer in the city or county where the event occurred. Marriage licenses and divorce decrees are available from the Clerks of the Circuit Court in the county where the license was issued or divorce was granted.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Fulton County (north), Miami County (east), Howard County (south), Carroll County
             (southwest), White County (west), Pulaski County (northwest).

        WPA Birth Records - Indexed for 1882-1920 (USGenWeb).

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  • Clark County, Indiana —
    Information Updated for:  Nov 6, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Knox County.
    Established:  03-Feb-1801
    County Seat:  Jeffersonville, Indiana

    County history - Clark County is named in honor of General George Rogers Clark, who lead his regiment to a victorious capture of Forts Kaskaskia, Cahokia, and Vincennes from the British.

    Clark Courthouse
    1. Clark County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Clark County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Clark County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
    4. Clark County - US/INGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Clark County - US/INGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Clark County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Clark County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Clark County Vital Records - Clark County Health Dept., 1320 Duncan Ave, Jeffersonville, IN 47130.
               Note:  For birth and death certificates, write to the Health Officer in the city or county where the event occurred. Marriage licenses and divorce decrees are available from the Clerks of the Circuit Court in the county where the license was issued or divorce was granted.

    9. Society/Museum/Assn - (Howard Steamboat Museum / Jeffersonville, IN)

      Census Information:
    10. 1930 Census (T) - Federal Census, Clark County, Indiana (ED 10-01 / ED 10-02/ ED 10-03/ ED 10-04)


  • Clay County, Indiana —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 27, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Wayne, Crawford, and Fayette Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1825
    County Seat:  Brazil, Indiana

    County history - Clay County is named in honor of Henry Clay, a famous antebellum American statesman. The town of Bowling Green was the original county seat, with the first courthouse constructed in 1828. By the 1860s, with the construction of various railroads, the city of Brazil became a more important and prosperous town. Efforts to relocate the county seat to Brazil began in 1871 and was granted in 1876. The old court house in Bowling Green burned and a new one erected in Brazil. The fifth county courthouse was completed in 1914..


    Clay Courthouse
    GHLL Clay County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Clay County, IN Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Clay County Genealogical Society / Center Point, IN)
    6. US/INGenWeb site - Clay County Archives
    7. US/INGenWeb - Clay County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Clay County Health Department, Courthouse, 609 E National Ave., Brazil, IN 47834.
               Note:  For birth and death certificates, write to the Health Officer in the city or county where the event occurred. Marriage licenses and divorce decrees are available from the Clerks of the Circuit Court in the county where the license was issued or divorce was granted.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Parke County (north), Putnam County (northeast), Owen County (southeast), Greene
                County
    (south), Sullivan County (southwest), Vigo County (west).

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  • Crawford County, Indiana —
    Information Updated for:  Nov 6, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Orange, Harrison and Perry Counties.
    Established:  29-Jan-1818
    County Seat:  English, Indiana

    County history - Crawford County name:  Some say it was named for William H. Crawford, who was U.S. Treasury Secretary in 1818. Others say it was named for Col. William Crawford, who fought in the French and Indian War and Revolutionary War, and who was burned and scalped by Indians in 1782 in what is now Wyandot County, Ohio. The county seat was in Leavenworth for several decades but eventually moved to English.


    Crawford Courthouse
    1. Crawford County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Crawford County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Crawford County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Crawford County Historical and Genealogical Society / English, IN)
    4. Crawford County - US/INGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Crawford County - US/INGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Crawford County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Crawford County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Crawford County Vital Records - Crawford County Health Dept., 306 Oak Hill Circle, P.O. Box 246, English, IN 47118.
               Note:  For birth and death certificates, write to the Health Officer in the city or county where the event occurred. Marriage licenses and divorce decrees are available from the Clerks of the Circuit Court in the county where the license was issued or divorce was granted.

    9. Genealogy Trails - Crawford County.
    10. Society/Museum/Assn - (Southern Indiana Genealogical Society / New Albany, IN)


  • Daviess County, Indiana —
    Information Updated for:  Aug 26, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Washington County, 1817.
    Established:  02-Feb-1818
    County Seat:  Washington, Indiana

    County history - Daviess County is named in honor of Maj. Joseph Hamilton Daviess, U.S. District Attorney for Kentucky, killed at the Battle of Tippecanoe in 1811.

    Daviess Courthouse
    GHLL Daviess County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Daviess County, IN Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Daviess County Historical Society / Washington, IN)
    6. US/INGenWeb site - Daviess County Archives
    7. US/INGenWeb - Daviess County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Daviess County Health Department, 303 East Hefron Street, Washington, Indiana 47001.
               Note:  For birth and death certificates, write to the Health Officer in the city or county where the event occurred. Marriage licenses and divorce decrees are available from the Clerks of the Circuit Court in the county where the license was issued or divorce was granted.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Greene County (north), Martin County (east), Dubois County (southeast), Pike County
             (southwest), Knox County (west).

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    Census Information:
        1850 Census (T) - Federal Census, Daviess County (Text: 4 pages).

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  • Dearborn County, Indiana —
    Information Updated for:  Nov 5, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Clark and Hamilton Counties.
    Established:  07-Mar-1803
    County Seat:  Lawrenceburg, Indiana

    County history - Dearborn County is named in honor of General Henry Dearborn, who was the current Secretary of War (Under President Thomas Jefferson).

    Dearborn Courthouse
    1. Dearborn County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Dearborn County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Dearborn County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Dearborn County Historical Society / Lawrenceburg, IN)
    4. Dearborn County - US/INGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Dearborn County - US/INGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Dearborn County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Dearborn County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Dearborn County Vital Records - Dearborn County Health Dept., Dearborn County Administration Bldg., 215-B W High St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025.
               Note:  For birth and death certificates, write to the Health Officer in the city or county where the event occurred. Marriage licenses and divorce decrees are available from the Clerks of the Circuit Court in the county where the license was issued or divorce was granted.

    9. Dearborn County - Transcribed Probate Inventories


  • Decatur County, Indiana —
    Information Updated for:  Aug 6, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Delaware County, 31-Dec-1821.
    Established:  04-Mar-1822
    County Seat:  Greensburg, Indiana

    County history - Decatur County is named in honor of Commodore Stephen Decatur, Jr., naval officer in the First and Second Barbary Wars, and in the War of 1812.

    Decatur Courthouse
    GHLL Decatur County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Decatur County, IN Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Decatur County Historical Society and Museum / Greensburg, IN)
    6. US/INGenWeb site - Decatur County Archives
    7. US/INGenWeb - Decatur County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Decatur County Health Department - Vital Records Division, 801 N. Lincoln Street, Greensburg, IN 47240.
               Note:  For birth and death certificates, write to the Health Officer in the city or county where the event occurred. Marriage licenses and divorce decrees are available from the Clerks of the Circuit Court in the county where the license was issued or divorce was granted.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Rush County (north), Franklin County (east), Ripley County (southeast), Jennings County
             (south), Bartholomew County (west), Shelby County (northwest).

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  • Elkhart County, Indiana —
    Information Updated for:  Oct 16, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of the area now known as Elkhart and mainly inhabited by the Ottawa, Chippewa, and Potawatomi tribes.
    Established:  29-Jan-1830
    County Seat:  Goshen, Indiana

    County history - Elkhart County:  there are several theories concerning the origin of the county's name. One theory, and the most likely, claims that the county was named after the Shawnee Indian chief Elkhart, cousin of the famous Chief Tecumseh, and father of princess Mishawaka for whom neighboring Mishawaka is named.

    Elkhart Courthouse
    1. Elkhart County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Elkhart County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Elkhart County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Elkhart County Genealogical Society / Elkhart, IN)
    4. Elkhart County - US/INGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Elkhart County - US/INGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Elkhart County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Elkhart County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Elkhart County Vital Records - Elkhart County Health Department, 608 Oakland Avenue, Elkhart, IN 46516.
               Note:  For birth and death certificates, write to the Health Officer in the city or county where the event occurred. Marriage licenses and divorce decrees are available from the Clerks of the Circuit Court in the county where the license was issued or divorce was granted.

    9. Elkhart County - 4-H Genealogy Club
    10. Elkhart Truth - newspaper--Obituary Index
    11. Elkhart Truth - The Newspaper


  • Fayette County, Indiana —
    Information Updated for:  Mar 10, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of unorganized land and Franklin and Wayne counties, 28-Dec-1818.
    Established:  01-Jan-1819
    County Seat:  Connersville, Indiana

    County history - Fayette County is named in honor of he Marquis de la Fayette, a French hero of the Revolutionary War.

    Fayette Courthouse
    GHLL Fayette County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Fayette County, IN Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
          Historic Connersville Inc.
          Canal House
          P.O. Box 197
          Connersville , IN 47331

    5. US/INGenWeb site - Fayette County Archives
    6. US/INGenWeb - Fayette County Genealogy & History
    7. Vital Records - Fayette County Health Dept., 111 West 4th St., Connersville, IN 47331.
               Note:  For birth and death certificates, write to the Health Officer in the city or county where the event occurred. Marriage licenses and divorce decrees are available from the Clerks of the Circuit Court in the county where the license was issued or divorce was granted.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Henry County (north), Wayne County (northeast), Union County (east), Franklin County
             (south), Rush County (west).

        Fayette County - Indiana Local History & Genealogy

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    Census Information:
        1830 Census (T) - Federal Census, Fayette County, ED-139 (Text: 2 pages).

    Please report links or information that should be updated or added:
        Correction or addition Report for this county - just copy/paste the URL for this page and the item which concerns you.


  • Floyd County, Indiana —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 30, 2012
  • Formed from:  portions of Clark and Harrison Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1819
    County Seat:  New Albany, Indiana

    County history - Floyd County is named in honor of John Floyd, who was a leading Jefferson County, Kentucky pioneer and uncle of Davis Floyd.

    Floyd Courthouse
    GHLL Floyd County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Floyd County, IN Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Southern Indiana Genealogical Society / New Albany, IN)
          Floyd County Historical Society
          P.O. Box 455
          New Albany, IN 47151-0455r
          Phone:  (812) 945-1839

    6. US/INGenWeb site - Floyd County Archives
    7. US/INGenWeb - Floyd County Genealogy & History
    8. Floyd County Vital Records - Floyd County Health Dept., 1917 Bono Road, New Albany, Indiana 47150.
               Note:  For birth and death certificates, write to the Health Officer in the city or county where the event occurred. Marriage licenses and divorce decrees are available from the Clerks of the Circuit Court in the county where the license was issued or divorce was granted.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Clark County (northeast), Jefferson County, Kentucky (south, across the Ohio River),
             Harrison County (west), Washington County (northwest).

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    Please report links or information that should be updated or added:
        Correction or addition Report for this county - just copy/paste the URL for this page and the item which concerns you.


  • Fountain County, Indiana —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 10, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Montgomery County and the Wabash New Purchase, 20-Dec-1825.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1826
    County Seat:  Covington, Indiana

    County history - Fountain County is named in honor of Kentucky Maj. James Fontaine who was killed at Harmar's Defeat on October 22, 1790, near modern Fort Wayne, Indiana, during the Northwest Indian War. The name is spelled several ways, including "Fountaine".

    Fountain Courthouse
    GHLL Fountain County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Fountain County, IN Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Fountain County Genealogical Society / Veedersburg, IN)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (West Central Indiana Genealogy Research Library / Veedersburg, IN)
          Fountain County Historical Society
          403 S. Brady Street
          Attica, IN 47918-1426

    7. US/INGenWeb site - Fountain County Archives
    8. US/INGenWeb - Fountain County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - Fountain County Clerk, 301 4th St., P.O. Box 183, Covington, IN 47932.
               Note:  For birth and death certificates, write to the Health Officer in the city or county where the event occurred. Marriage licenses and divorce decrees are available from the Clerks of the Circuit Court in the county where the license was issued or divorce was granted.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Warren County (northwest), Tippecanoe County (northeast), Montgomery County (east),
             Parke County (south), Vermillion County (southwest).

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    Census Information:
        1870 Census (I) and (T) - Federal Census, Fountain County (Index: number / Text: number).

    Please report links or information that should be updated or added:
        Correction or addition Report for this county - just copy/paste the URL for this page and the item which concerns you.


  • Franklin County, Indiana —
    Information Updated for:  Feb 22, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Clark, Dearborn and Knox Counties.
    Established:  01-Feb-1811
    County Seat:  Brookvile, Indiana

    County history - Franklin County is named in honor of Founding father Benjamin Franklin.

    Franklin Courthouse
    1. Franklin County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Franklin County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Franklin County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
          Franklin County Historical Society
          P.O. Box 342
          Brookville, IN 47012

    4. Franklin County - US/INGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Franklin County - US/INGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Franklin County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Franklin County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Franklin County Vital Records - Franklin County Health Dept., 459 Main Street, Courthouse Annex, Brookville, IN 47012.
               Note:  For birth and death certificates, write to the Health Officer in the city or county where the event occurred. Marriage licenses and divorce decrees are available from the Clerks of the Circuit Court in the county where the license was issued or divorce was granted.

    9. Franklin County - Transcribed Probate Inventories (various townships).


  • Fulton County, Indiana —
    Information Updated for:  Oct 15, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Native American lands, 1835.
    Established:  07-Feb-1836
    County Seat:  Rochester, Indiana

    County history - Fulton County is named in honor of Robert Fulton (November 14, 1765 - February 24, 1815) was an American engineer and inventor who is widely credited with developing the first commercially successful steamboat. In 1800 he was commissioned by Napoleon Bonaparte to design the Nautilus, which was the first practical submarine in history.

    Fulton Courthouse
    GHLL Fulton County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Fulton County, IN Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Fulton County Historical Society and Museum / Rochester, IN)
    6. US/INGenWeb site - Fulton County Archives
    7. US/INGenWeb - Fulton County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Fulton County Health Dept., 125 East Ninth Street, Rochester, IN 46975-1546.
               Note:  For birth and death certificates, write to the Health Officer in the city or county where the event occurred. Marriage licenses and divorce decrees are available from the Clerks of the Circuit Court in the county where the license was issued or divorce was granted.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Marshall County (north), Kosciusko County (northeast), Wabash County (east),
             Miami County (southeast), Cass County (south), Pulaski County (west), Starke County
             (northwest).

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        Correction or addition Report for this county - just copy/paste the URL for this page and the item which concerns you.



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