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Guide to LaGrange County Indiana genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Founded February 2, 1832
County Seat LaGrange
Courthouse
Address LaGrange County Courthouse
105 N Detroit Street
LaGrange, IN 46761-1853
Phone: 219.463.6371
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Contents

Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Land
Probate
1882*
1832*
1882*
1832
1832
*For earlier dates,

try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

  • Parent Counties: Formed from unorganized territory (Allen/Elkhart) in 1832[1]
  • County Seat: La Grange [2]


Neighboring Counties

Elkhart  • Noble  • DeKalb  • Steuben  • Branch  • St. Joseph


La Grange CountySteuben CountyNoble CountyKosciusko CountyFulton CountySt. Joseph CountyMarshall CountyMiami CountyWabash CountyHuntington CountyWells CountyAdams CountyVan Wert CountyFulton CountyHilldale CountyBranch CountyHenry CountyLenawee CountyCass CountySt. Joseph CountyVan Buren CountyKalamazoo CountyCalhoun CountyElkhart CountyAllen CountyJackson CountyWhitley CountyWilliams CountyPaulding CountyDefiance CountyDeKalb CountyINLa Grange.JPG


Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Indiana County boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Indiana County Boundary Maps" (1790-1873) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

For a list of record loss in Indiana Counties see: Indiana Counties with Burned Courthouses

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business Records

Cemeteries

Census Records

For tips on accessing LaGrange County, Indiana census records online, see: Indiana Census.

Church Records

Most church records are held by individual churches. For contact information, check a phone directory, such as SearchBug or Dex Knows. Some denominations are gathering their records into a central repository.

For more information about these major repositories, see Indiana Church Records.

Finding More Church Records

Additional church records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as LaGrange County, Indiana Church Records in online catalogs like:

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic and Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogies

Histories

Local Histories
  • 1882 History of LaGrange County, Indiana: from the original History of LaGrange and Noble county, historical and biographical. (1979. Knightstown, IN: The Bookmark.) 977.279 H2e FHL US/CAN Book FHL Collection other libraries INTERNET ARCHIVE

Land and Property

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

After land was transferred from the government to private ownership, subsequent transactions were recorded at the courthouse, where records are currently housed.

See Indiana Land and Property for additional information about early Indiana land grants and patents.

Finding More Land Records

Additional land records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as LaGrange County, Indiana Probate Records in online catalogs like:

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Civil War

Civil War service men from LaGrange County served in various regiments. Men often joined a regiment or a company (within a regiment)that originated in their county. Listed below are the military units that were formed in or had many men from La Grange County.

Civil War Books

  • The Call to Arms Chapter 4 in 1882 History of LaGrange County, Indiana: from the original History of LaGrange and Noble county, historical and biographical. (1979. Knightstown, IN: The Bookmark.), (page 84 - 110; Regiment, Companies) 977.279 H2e FHL US/CAN Book FHL Collection other libraries INTERNET ARCHIVE

Civil War Databases

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate Records

In most counties in Indiana, probate records have been kept by the county clerk of the circuit court. They include wills, fee books, claim registers, legacy records, inheritance records, probate ticklers, and dockets. The records are available at the county courthouse.

Finding More Probate Records

Additional probate records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as LaGrange County, Indiana Probate Records in online catalogs like:

Public Records

School Records
Voter Registration

Repositories

See also a List of Indiana Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies

Courthouse

La Grange County Courthouse
105 N Detroit Street
La Grange, IN 46761-1853
Phone: 219.463.6371

County Health Department has birth and death records from 1882
County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1832
County Recorder has land records from 1832. [3]

Archives
Libraries
Museums
Societies
Family History Centers

FamilySearch Centers are branches of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, and are located all over the world. Their goal is to provide resources for family history research.

The main FamilySearch Center for LaGrange County, Indiana is the

For additional nearby Family History Centers, search online in the Family History Center directory.

Taxation

Indiana tax records complement land records and can be used in place of censuses or to supplement the years between censuses. Because only persons who owned taxable property were listed, many residents were not included in tax lists. There may also be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties.

For more information see the wiki page Indiana Taxation.

Finding More Tax Records

Additional tax records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as LaGrange County, Indiana Tax Records in online catalogs like:

Vital Records

  • Indiana State Digital Achives for Death, E-Publication, Instiution, Military, Misc Historical, Naturalization Records can be searched by person name (accessed 26 May 2011)
Birth Records
Marriage Records
Death Records

Finding Vital Records at Other Repositories

Additional vital records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as LaGrange County, Indiana Vital Records in online catalogs like:


Places

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "LaGrange County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LaGrange_County,_Indiana (accessed 10 May 2012).
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), La Grange County, Indiana 214 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.

 

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