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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County 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>
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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>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1838--'''Blackford County was created 15 February 1838&nbsp;from [[Jay County, Indiana|Jay ]]County.&nbsp;&nbsp;'''County seat:&nbsp;'''&nbsp;[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hartford_City,_Indiana Hartford City] <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref> Named for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isaac_Blackford Isaac Blackford]. &nbsp;<span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: rgb(0,43,184); text-decoration: underline"> </span>
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'''1838--'''Blackford County was created 15 February 1838&nbsp;from [[Jay County, Indiana|Jay ]]County.&nbsp;&nbsp;'''County seat:&nbsp;'''&nbsp;[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hartford_City,_Indiana Hartford City] <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref> Named for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isaac_Blackford Isaac Blackford]. &nbsp;  
  
 
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==== Location <br>  ====
 
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<span id="1309986484060S" style="display: none;"> </span>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  
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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==== Census ====
  
*IOOF/ Hartford City Cemetery - [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>
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{{Census|Indiana}}
  
*Blackford County, Indiana Cemeteries - [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~inblack2/cemetery/bccem.html INGenWeb]<br>
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*Index to Defective, Dependent &amp; Delinquent Census for Blackford County, Indiana (1880) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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*Index to Mortality Schedule for Blackford County, Indiana (1860) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
*Blackford County, Indiana - see Cemeteries - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Blackford/ Linkpendium]
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==== 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]  
  
 
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==== Local 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&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; [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/FH26&CISOPTR=36087&CISOSHOW=35182 Family History Archives]&nbsp; [http://www.archive.org/stream/biographicalhistjay00chic#page/n5/mode/2up Archive.org] <br>
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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}}
  
 
*Shinn, Benjamin G.&nbsp; Blackford and Grant Counties, Indiana.&nbsp; Chicago:&nbsp; Lewis Publishing Co., 1914, 2 Vols.&nbsp; [http://www.archive.org/stream/blackfordgrantco01shin#page/n7/mode/2up Vol. 1] - [http://www.archive.org/stream/blackfordgrantco02lewi#page/n5/mode/2up Vol. 2]&nbsp; <br>
 
*Shinn, Benjamin G.&nbsp; Blackford and Grant Counties, Indiana.&nbsp; Chicago:&nbsp; Lewis Publishing Co., 1914, 2 Vols.&nbsp; [http://www.archive.org/stream/blackfordgrantco01shin#page/n7/mode/2up Vol. 1] - [http://www.archive.org/stream/blackfordgrantco02lewi#page/n5/mode/2up Vol. 2]&nbsp; <br>
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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]
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*Maps and Gazetteers, Blackford County, Indiana - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Blackford/maps/ Linkpendium]  
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*[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)
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
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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]
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*-see Military Record and Histoties - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Blackford/ Linkpendium]<br>
 
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'''Civil War'''  
 
'''Civil War'''  
  
<br>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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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.  
  
 
*[[7th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry|7th Regiment]], Indiana Cavalry, Company K  
 
*[[7th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry|7th Regiment]], Indiana Cavalry, Company K  
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BOOKS  
 
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&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;(page 738-743; some Regiment&nbsp;and Companies)&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; [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/FH26&CISOPTR=36087&CISOSHOW=35410 Family History Archives]&nbsp; [http://www.archive.org/stream/biographicalhistjay00chic#page/n5/mode/2up Archive.org] <br>
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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 Archive.org] <br>
  
 
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*Licensed Teachers of Blackford County, Indiana (1888-1889) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
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*Index to Marriages for Blackford County (1839-1857) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
 
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
 
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== Web Sites  ==
 
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~inblack2/ Blackford County IN Gen Web]  
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*[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}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Blackford/ Blackford County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Blackford/ Blackford County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
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*[http://www.hartfordcitynewstimes.com/news/ Hartford City News Times Newspaper]<br>  
 
*[http://www.hartfordcitynewstimes.com/news/ Hartford City News Times Newspaper]<br>  
 
*[http://www.hcpubliclibrary.com/ Hartford City Publis Library]<br>  
 
*[http://www.hcpubliclibrary.com/ Hartford City Publis Library]<br>  
*[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]
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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]  
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*Blackford County, Indiana History, Records, Facts and Genealogy&nbsp;- [http://www.n2genealogy.com/indiana/in-county-blackford.html N2genealogy]<br>
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==

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County 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]

History

Parent County

1838--Blackford County was created 15 February 1838 from Jay County.  County seat:  Hartford City [2] Named for Isaac Blackford.  

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Locality

Location

Area:  165 Sq. Miles

Townships

Populated Places

Extinct Towns

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

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Census

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

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

Church

Court

Land

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 

Maps

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

Military

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    Archive.org

Newspapers

Probate

School Records

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries 

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.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).