Blackford County, Indiana Genealogy

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| building address = Blackford County Indiana<br>110 W Washington Street<br>Hartford City, IN 47348 <br>Phone 765.348.1620 <br> http://www.adamscounty.us/ http://www.blackfordcounty.com'''Blackford County Website'''] }}  
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| building address = Blackford County Indiana<br>110 W Washington Street<br>Hartford City, IN 47348 <br>Phone 765.348.1620 <br> [http://www.adamscounty.us/ http://www.blackfordcounty.com'''Blackford County Website'''] }}  
  
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=== Historical Facts ===
=== Historical Facts ===
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunkirk,_Indiana Dunkirk]<br>  
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunkirk,_Indiana Dunkirk]<br>  
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hartford_City,_Indiana Hartford City]<br>  
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hartford_City,_Indiana Hartford City]<br>  
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shamrock_Lakes,_Indiana Shamrock Lakes]<br>  
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shamrock_Lakes,_Indiana Shamrock Lakes]<br>  
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trenton,_Indiana Trenton]<br>
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trenton,_Indiana Trenton]<br>
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
==== Neighboring Counties ====
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==== Neighboring Counties ====
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*[[Delaware County, Indiana|Delaware]] -&nbsp; [[Grant County, Indiana|Grant]] - [[Jay County, Indiana|Jay]] - [[Wells County, Indiana|Wells]]
 
*[[Delaware County, Indiana|Delaware]] -&nbsp; [[Grant County, Indiana|Grant]] - [[Jay County, Indiana|Jay]] - [[Wells County, Indiana|Wells]]
  
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==== Location ====
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==== Location ====
  
<span id="1309986484060S" style="display: none" />Coordinates:&nbsp; 40.47° N - 85.32° W  
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<span style="display: none" id="1309986484060S" />Coordinates:&nbsp; 40.47° N - 85.32° W  
  
 
Area:&nbsp; 165 Sq. Miles  
 
Area:&nbsp; 165 Sq. Miles  
  
==== Townships ====
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==== Townships ====
  
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harrison_Township,_Blackford_County,_Indiana Harrison]  
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harrison_Township,_Blackford_County,_Indiana Harrison]  
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_Township,_Blackford_County,_Indiana Washington]<br>
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_Township,_Blackford_County,_Indiana Washington]<br>
  
==== Extinct Towns ====
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==== Extinct Towns ====
  
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackford_County,_Indiana#Extinct_towns Wikipedia Link]  
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackford_County,_Indiana#Extinct_towns Wikipedia Link]  
 
*Bowser Station - Dorsey Station - Frog Alley - Greenland - [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mollie,_Indiana Mollie] - Pleasantdale - [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renner,_Indiana Renner] - Silas - Slocum - Winterhurst
 
*Bowser Station - Dorsey Station - Frog Alley - Greenland - [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mollie,_Indiana Mollie] - Pleasantdale - [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renner,_Indiana Renner] - Silas - Slocum - Winterhurst
  
==== Record Loss ====
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==== Record Loss ====
  
=== Resources ===
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=== Resources ===
  
 
==== Bible Records  ====
 
==== Bible Records  ====
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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Independent Order of Odd Fellows (sometimes abbreviated 'IOOF') Cemetery. Hartford City - *[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=28873 BillionGraves] *[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GSsr=161&GScid=640683&GRid=13219147&CRid=640683& Find A Grave] *[http://www.in.gov/library/3102.htm Indiana State Library Reference]: (I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Hartford City, Indiana (1960-1981). 46 pp.&nbsp; (See also 977.201 B628bc for records prior to 1920 and "microfilm" for records to 1960).&nbsp; Genealogy Division, q 977.202 H328io) <br> Blackford County, Indiana Cemeteries - [http://www.ingenweb.org/inblackf/bccem.html INGenWeb]<br> Blackford County, Indiana - see Cemeteries - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Blackford/ Linkpendium]  
 
Independent Order of Odd Fellows (sometimes abbreviated 'IOOF') Cemetery. Hartford City - *[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=28873 BillionGraves] *[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GSsr=161&GScid=640683&GRid=13219147&CRid=640683& Find A Grave] *[http://www.in.gov/library/3102.htm Indiana State Library Reference]: (I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Hartford City, Indiana (1960-1981). 46 pp.&nbsp; (See also 977.201 B628bc for records prior to 1920 and "microfilm" for records to 1960).&nbsp; Genealogy Division, q 977.202 H328io) <br> Blackford County, Indiana Cemeteries - [http://www.ingenweb.org/inblackf/bccem.html INGenWeb]<br> Blackford County, Indiana - see Cemeteries - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Blackford/ Linkpendium]  
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==== Census Records  ====
 
==== Census Records  ====
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{{Census|Indiana}}  
 
{{Census|Indiana}}  
  
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===== Local Histories  =====
 
===== Local Histories  =====
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*''Biographical and historical record of Jay and Blackford Counties, Indiana: containing portraits of all the presidents of the United States from Washington to Cleveland, with accompanying biographies of each&nbsp;; a condensed history of the state of Indiana&nbsp;; portraits and biographies of some of the prominent men of the state&nbsp;; engravings of prominent citizens in Jay and Blackford Counties, with personal histories of many of the leading families, and a concise history of Jay and Blackford Counties and their cities and villages''. (1978. Chicago: Lewis Pub. Co.)&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;{{FHL|316769|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/biographical-and-historical-record-of-jay-and-blackford-counties-indiana-containing-portraits-of-all-the-presidents-of-the-united-states-from-washington-to-cleveland-with-accompanying-biographies-of-each-a-condensed-history-of-the-state-of-indiana-portraits-and-biographies-of-some-of-the-prominent-men-of-the-state-engravings-of-prominent-citizens-in-jay-and-blackford-counties-with-personal-histories-of-many-of-the-leading-families-and-a-concise-history-of-jay-and-blackford-counties-and-their-cities-and-villages/oclc/4991902&referer=brief_results other libraries]&nbsp;&nbsp; {{FSbook|410395}}
 
*''Biographical and historical record of Jay and Blackford Counties, Indiana: containing portraits of all the presidents of the United States from Washington to Cleveland, with accompanying biographies of each&nbsp;; a condensed history of the state of Indiana&nbsp;; portraits and biographies of some of the prominent men of the state&nbsp;; engravings of prominent citizens in Jay and Blackford Counties, with personal histories of many of the leading families, and a concise history of Jay and Blackford Counties and their cities and villages''. (1978. Chicago: Lewis Pub. Co.)&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;{{FHL|316769|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/biographical-and-historical-record-of-jay-and-blackford-counties-indiana-containing-portraits-of-all-the-presidents-of-the-united-states-from-washington-to-cleveland-with-accompanying-biographies-of-each-a-condensed-history-of-the-state-of-indiana-portraits-and-biographies-of-some-of-the-prominent-men-of-the-state-engravings-of-prominent-citizens-in-jay-and-blackford-counties-with-personal-histories-of-many-of-the-leading-families-and-a-concise-history-of-jay-and-blackford-counties-and-their-cities-and-villages/oclc/4991902&referer=brief_results other libraries]&nbsp;&nbsp; {{FSbook|410395}}
  
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*Blackford County, Indiana History - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Blackford/hist/ Linkpendium]
 
*Blackford County, Indiana History - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Blackford/hist/ Linkpendium]
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==== Land and Property  ====
 
==== Land and Property  ====
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*[http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?t=h&ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=112608995921725551976.00045d2af66cab3227345&ll=40.481426,-85.318451&spn=0.402148,0.832214&z=10 Google Custom Map] <br>
 
*[http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?t=h&ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=112608995921725551976.00045d2af66cab3227345&ll=40.481426,-85.318451&spn=0.402148,0.832214&z=10 Google Custom Map] <br>
  
 
*Maps and Gazetteers, Blackford County, Indiana - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Blackford/maps/ Linkpendium]  
 
*Maps and Gazetteers, Blackford County, Indiana - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Blackford/maps/ Linkpendium]  
 
*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/detail/RUMSEY~8~1~23082~790062:Map-of-Blackford-County---with--Cor?sort=Pub_List_No_InitialSort,Pub_Date,Pub_List_No,Series_No&qvq=q:Blackford+County,+Indiana;sort:Pub_List_No_InitialSort,Pub_Date,Pub 1876 Map] (David Rumsey Map Collection)
 
*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/detail/RUMSEY~8~1~23082~790062:Map-of-Blackford-County---with--Cor?sort=Pub_List_No_InitialSort,Pub_Date,Pub_List_No,Series_No&qvq=q:Blackford+County,+Indiana;sort:Pub_List_No_InitialSort,Pub_Date,Pub 1876 Map] (David Rumsey Map Collection)
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==== Military Records  ====
 
==== Military Records  ====
  
 
===== ''Civil War''  =====
 
===== ''Civil War''  =====
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Civil War service men from Blackford 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 Blackford County.  
 
Civil War service men from Blackford 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 Blackford County.  
  
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*''THE CIVIL WAR'' Part 3, Chapter 7 in ''Biographical and Historical Record of Jay and Blackford Counties, Indiana: containing portraits of all the presidents of the United States from Washington to Cleveland, with accompanying biographies of each; a condensed history of the state of Indiana; portraits and biographies of some of the prominent men of the state; engravings of prominent citizens in Jay and Blackford Counties, with personal histories of many of the leading families, and a concise history of Jay and Blackford Counties and their cities and villages''. (Chicago: Lewis Pub. Co., 1978), (page 738-743; some Regiment and Companies)&nbsp;&nbsp;{{FSbook|46921}}; {{FHL|316769|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/biographical-and-historical-record-of-jay-and-blackford-counties-indiana-containing-portraits-of-all-the-presidents-of-the-united-states-from-washington-to-cleveland-with-accompanying-biographies-of-each-a-condensed-history-of-the-state-of-indiana-portraits-and-biographies-of-some-of-the-prominent-men-of-the-state-engravings-of-prominent-citizens-in-jay-and-blackford-counties-with-personal-histories-of-many-of-the-leading-families-and-a-concise-history-of-jay-and-blackford-counties-and-their-cities-and-villages/oclc/4991902&referer=brief_results other libraries]&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;[http://www.archive.org/stream/biographicalhistjay00chic#page/n5/mode/2up
 
*''THE CIVIL WAR'' Part 3, Chapter 7 in ''Biographical and Historical Record of Jay and Blackford Counties, Indiana: containing portraits of all the presidents of the United States from Washington to Cleveland, with accompanying biographies of each; a condensed history of the state of Indiana; portraits and biographies of some of the prominent men of the state; engravings of prominent citizens in Jay and Blackford Counties, with personal histories of many of the leading families, and a concise history of Jay and Blackford Counties and their cities and villages''. (Chicago: Lewis Pub. Co., 1978), (page 738-743; some Regiment and Companies)&nbsp;&nbsp;{{FSbook|46921}}; {{FHL|316769|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/biographical-and-historical-record-of-jay-and-blackford-counties-indiana-containing-portraits-of-all-the-presidents-of-the-united-states-from-washington-to-cleveland-with-accompanying-biographies-of-each-a-condensed-history-of-the-state-of-indiana-portraits-and-biographies-of-some-of-the-prominent-men-of-the-state-engravings-of-prominent-citizens-in-jay-and-blackford-counties-with-personal-histories-of-many-of-the-leading-families-and-a-concise-history-of-jay-and-blackford-counties-and-their-cities-and-villages/oclc/4991902&referer=brief_results other libraries]&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;[http://www.archive.org/stream/biographicalhistjay00chic#page/n5/mode/2up
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*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/military/civilwar/search_inrangers.php Records of Indiana Rangers in the Civil War, Montpelier, Indiana Men] by Cecil E. Beeson <br>
 
*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/military/civilwar/search_inrangers.php Records of Indiana Rangers in the Civil War, Montpelier, Indiana Men] by Cecil E. Beeson <br>
  
 
*-see Military Record and Histoties - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Blackford/ Linkpendium]<br>
 
*-see Military Record and Histoties - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Blackford/ Linkpendium]<br>
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===== ''World War I (The Great War), 1914-1918''  =====
 
===== ''World War I (The Great War), 1914-1918''  =====
  
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
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*[http://www.hartfordcitynewstimes.com/news/ News-Times]
 
*[http://www.hartfordcitynewstimes.com/news/ News-Times]
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==== Obituaries  ====
 
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===== Courthouse  =====
 
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[http://www.blackfordcounty.com/ Blackford County Indiana]<br>110 W Washington Street<br>Hartford City, IN 47348 <br>Phone 765.348.1620 <br>  
 
[http://www.blackfordcounty.com/ Blackford County Indiana]<br>110 W Washington Street<br>Hartford City, IN 47348 <br>Phone 765.348.1620 <br>  
  
 
County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and court records from1839. <br>City and County Health Officers have birth and death records.<br>County Recorder has land records. <br>County Coroner has burial records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Blackford County, Indiana 211 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and court records from1839. <br>City and County Health Officers have birth and death records.<br>County Recorder has land records. <br>County Coroner has burial records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Blackford County, Indiana 211 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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==== School Records  ====
 
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*Licensed Teachers of Blackford County, Indiana (1888-1889) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
 
*Licensed Teachers of Blackford County, Indiana (1888-1889) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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==== Taxation  ====
 
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===== Marriage Records  =====
 
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*'''1839-1857''' Index to Marriages for Blackford County (1839-1857) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
 
*'''1839-1857''' Index to Marriages for Blackford County (1839-1857) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
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==== Web Sites  ====
 
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*[http://www.ingenweb.org/inblackf/ Blackford County IN Gen Web]  
 
*[http://www.ingenweb.org/inblackf/ Blackford County IN Gen Web]  
 
*{{FHL|Indiana%2C+Blackford|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*{{FHL|Indiana%2C+Blackford|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/index/catalog-search#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=subject&searchCriteria=Indiana%2C+Blackford&placeName=&author_givenName=&author_surname= Family History Catalog Listing]  
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/index/catalog-search#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=subject&searchCriteria=Indiana%2C+Blackford&placeName=&author_givenName=&author_surname= Family History Catalog Listing]  
 
*Blackford County, Indiana History, Records, Facts and Genealogy&nbsp;- [http://www.n2genealogy.com/indiana/in-county-blackford.html N2genealogy]<br>
 
*Blackford County, Indiana History, Records, Facts and Genealogy&nbsp;- [http://www.n2genealogy.com/indiana/in-county-blackford.html N2genealogy]<br>
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Location of Indiana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 15, 1838
County Seat Hartford City
Courthouse
Address Blackford County Indiana
110 W Washington Street
Hartford City, IN 47348
Phone 765.348.1620
http://www.blackfordcounty.comBlackford County Website


Contents

Historical Facts

Populated Places

Boundary Changes

Neighboring Counties


Location

Area:  165 Sq. Miles

Townships

Extinct Towns

  • Wikipedia Link
  • Bowser Station - Dorsey Station - Frog Alley - Greenland - Mollie - Pleasantdale - Renner - Silas - Slocum - Winterhurst

Record Loss

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business Records

Cemeteries

Independent Order of Odd Fellows (sometimes abbreviated 'IOOF') Cemetery. Hartford City - *BillionGraves *Find A Grave *Indiana State Library Reference: (I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Hartford City, Indiana (1960-1981). 46 pp.  (See also 977.201 B628bc for records prior to 1920 and "microfilm" for records to 1960).  Genealogy Division, q 977.202 H328io)
Blackford County, Indiana Cemeteries - INGenWeb
Blackford County, Indiana - see Cemeteries - Linkpendium

Census Records

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


Church Records

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic and Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogies

Histories

Local Histories
  • Biographical and historical record of Jay and Blackford Counties, Indiana: containing portraits of all the presidents of the United States from Washington to Cleveland, with accompanying biographies of each ; a condensed history of the state of Indiana ; portraits and biographies of some of the prominent men of the state ; engravings of prominent citizens in Jay and Blackford Counties, with personal histories of many of the leading families, and a concise history of Jay and Blackford Counties and their cities and villages. (1978. Chicago: Lewis Pub. Co.)   FHL Collection  other libraries   FamilySearch Books Online
  • Shinn, Benjamin G.  Blackford and Grant Counties, Indiana.  Chicago:  Lewis Publishing Co., 1914, 2 Vols.  Vol. 1 - Vol. 2 

Land and Property

Maps

  • Maps and Gazetteers, Blackford County, Indiana - Linkpendium
  • 1876 Map (David Rumsey Map Collection)

Military Records

Civil War

Civil War service men from Blackford 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 Blackford County.

BOOKS

  • THE CIVIL WAR Part 3, Chapter 7 in Biographical and Historical Record of Jay and Blackford Counties, Indiana: containing portraits of all the presidents of the United States from Washington to Cleveland, with accompanying biographies of each; a condensed history of the state of Indiana; portraits and biographies of some of the prominent men of the state; engravings of prominent citizens in Jay and Blackford Counties, with personal histories of many of the leading families, and a concise history of Jay and Blackford Counties and their cities and villages. (Chicago: Lewis Pub. Co., 1978), (page 738-743; some Regiment and Companies)  FamilySearch Books Online; FHL Collection  other libraries    [http://www.archive.org/stream/biographicalhistjay00chic#page/n5/mode/2up
Archive.org] 

World War I (The Great War), 1914-1918
World War II, 1941-1945

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate Records

Public Records

Repositories

Courthouse

Blackford County Indiana
110 W Washington Street
Hartford City, IN 47348
Phone 765.348.1620

County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and court records from1839.
City and County Health Officers have birth and death records.
County Recorder has land records.
County Coroner has burial records. [1]

Archives
Libraries
Museums
Societies
Family History Centers

School Records

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth Records
Marriage Records
Death Records

Voter Registration

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Blackford County, Indiana 211 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.