Delaware County, Indiana Genealogy

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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed from Adams New Purchase (Allen/Delaware/Randolph) in 1835<ref>Ancestry.com wiki contributors, "Adams County, Ohio" in Ancestry.com: Wiki at http://www.ancestry.com/wiki/index.php?title=Monroe _County,_Ohio (accessed 4 August 2012).</ref><br>  
 
*'''Parent Counties''': Formed from Adams New Purchase (Allen/Delaware/Randolph) in 1835<ref>Ancestry.com wiki contributors, "Adams County, Ohio" in Ancestry.com: Wiki at http://www.ancestry.com/wiki/index.php?title=Monroe _County,_Ohio (accessed 4 August 2012).</ref><br>  
 
*'''County Seat: ''' Decatur <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Adams County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adams_County,_Indiana (accessed 10 May 2012).</ref><br>  
 
*'''County Seat: ''' Decatur <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Adams County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adams_County,_Indiana (accessed 10 May 2012).</ref><br>  
*'''Neighboring Counties''': {{PAGENAME}} '''residents''' may also have records in <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Deleware County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delaware_County,_Indiana (accessed 2 August 2013).</ref><br>[[Blackford County, Indiana|Blackford]] (north){{·}}[[Jay County, Indiana|Jay]] (northeast){{·}}[[Randolph County, Indiana|Randolph]] (east){{·}}[[Henry County, Indiana|Henry]] (south){{·}}[[Madison County, Indiana|Madison]] (west)[[Grant County, Indiana|Grant]] (northwest)<br>
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United States Gotoarrow.png Indiana Gotoarrow.png Delaware County

This article is about an east-central county of Indiana. For other uses, see Delaware (disambiguation)

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

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Delaware County, Indiana
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Location of Indiana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 26, 1907
County Seat Muncie
Courthouse
Address Delaware County Courthouse
100 W Main Street
Muncie, IN 47305
Phone: 765.747.7726
County Website
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Contents

Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Land
Probate
1882*
1827*
1882*
1829
1830
*For earlier dates,

try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Neighboring Counties

  • Parent Counties: Formed from Adams New Purchase (Allen/Delaware/Randolph) in 1835[1]
  • County Seat: Decatur [2]
  • Neighboring Counties: Delaware County, Indiana Genealogy residents may also have records in [3]
    Blackford (north) · Jay (northeast) · Randolph (east) · Henry (south) · Madison (west) · Grant (northwest)

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Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business Records

Cemeteries

Census Records

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


  • Index to Defective, Dependent & Delinquent Census for Delaware County, Indiana (1880) (members only database, Indiana Genealogical Society)

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.


LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Muncie

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 Delaware County, Indiana Genealogy Church Records in online catalogs like:


Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic and Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogies

Histories

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Delaware County, Indiana Genealogy. County histories may include biographies; church, school and government histories; and military information.


  • Haimbaugh, Frank D. 1924. History of Delaware County, Indiana. (Indianapolis: Historical Pub. Co.)   FHL US/CAN Film 934902 Items 2-3  FHL Cottection  other library

For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Indiana Local Histories.


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 Delaware County, Indiana Genealogy Probate Records in online catalogs like:


Maps

Military Records

Delaware County, Indiana   Military Links & Records

Revolutionary War
War of 1812
Civil War

Civil War

Civil War service men from Delaware County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Delaware County.


Civil War Books

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

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Obituaries

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 Delaware County, Indiana Genealogy Probate Records in online catalogs like:

Public Records
School Records

Voter Registration

Repositories

Courthouse

Delaware County Courthouse
100 W Main Street
Muncie, IN 47305
Phone: 765.747.7726

County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1827. [4]

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 Delaware County, Indiana Genealogy 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.

Vital Records

Birth Records
Marriage Records
Death 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)
  • Indiana, Death Index, 1882-1920 - FamilySearch

Finding Vital Records at Other Repositories

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



Web Sites


Places

References

  1. Ancestry.com wiki contributors, "Adams County, Ohio" in Ancestry.com: Wiki at http://www.ancestry.com/wiki/index.php?title=Monroe _County,_Ohio (accessed 4 August 2012).
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Adams County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adams_County,_Indiana (accessed 10 May 2012).
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "Deleware County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delaware_County,_Indiana (accessed 2 August 2013).
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Delaware County, Indiana 212 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.