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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Indiana Genealogy|Indiana]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Delaware County''' <br>  
  
 
''This article is about an east-central county of Indiana. For other uses, see [[Delaware (disambiguation)|Delaware (disambiguation)]]''  
 
''This article is about an east-central county of Indiana. For other uses, see [[Delaware (disambiguation)|Delaware (disambiguation)]]''  
  
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Guide to '''Delaware County, Indiana ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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| state = Indiana
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| founded year = 1827
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| founded date = January 26
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| seat = Muncie
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| building address = [http://www.co.delaware.in.us/ Delaware County Courthouse]<br>100 W Main Street<br>Muncie, IN 47305<br>Phone: 765.747.7726 <br>[http://www.Delawarecounty.us/ '''County Website'''] | adoption_sign = Adoption Indiana Genealogical Society}}  
  
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#cccc99" align="center" colspan="6" | '''Beginning dates for major county records'''
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Delaware County, Indiana#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1882*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1827*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1882*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1829</center>
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try... [[Delaware County, Indiana#Church_Records|'''Church''']] &#124; [[Delaware County, Indiana#Obituaries|'''Obituaries''']] &#124; [[Delaware County, Indiana#Cemeteries|'''Cemeteries''']]
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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed 26 January 1827 from Delaware New Purchase (Randolph) <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref> <br>
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*'''County Seat: ''' Muncie <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Delaware County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delaware_County,_Indiana (accessed 10 May 2012).</ref><br>
  
 
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==== Neighboring Counties ====
 
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=== County Courthouse ===
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[http://www.co.delaware.in.us/ Delaware County Courthouse]<br>100 W Main Street<br>Muncie, IN 47305<br>Phone: 765.747.7726 <br>
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County Clerk ahs marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1827. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Delaware County, Indiana 212 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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=== History  ===
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==== Parent County ====
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[[Grant County, Indiana Genealogy|Grant]] {{•}} [[Blackford County, Indiana Genealogy|Blackford]] {{•}} [[Jay County, Indiana Genealogy|Jay]] {{•}} [[Randolph County, Indiana Genealogy|Randolph]] {{•}} [[Henry County, Indiana Genealogy|Henry]] {{•}} [[Madison County, Indiana Genealogy|Madison]]
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<center>{{INDelaware, Indiana Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
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==== Boundary Changes ====
  
'''1827--'''Delaware County was created 26 January 1827&nbsp;from [[Randolph County, Indiana|Randolph]] County.&nbsp; '''County seat:&nbsp;'''&nbsp;Muncie <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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For animated maps illustrating Indiana County boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/indiana/ "Rotating Formation Indiana County Boundary Maps"] (1790-1873) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.  
 
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
=== Places/Localities  ===
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For a list of record loss in Indiana Counties see: [http://www.genealogyinc.com/indiana/in-counties/#courthouse Indiana Counties with Burned Courthouses]
  
==== Populated Places ====
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=== Resources ===
  
==== Neighboring Counties ====
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==== Bible Records ====
  
*[[Blackford County, Indiana|Blackford]]
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==== Biographies  ====
*[[Grant County, Indiana|Grant]]
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*[[Henry County, Indiana|Henry]]
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*[[Jay County, Indiana|Jay]]
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*[[Madison County, Indiana|Madison]]
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*[[Randolph County, Indiana|Randolph]]
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=== Resources ===
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==== Business Records ====
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=28169 Gardens of Memory Cemetery, Muncie] BillionGraves
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=28169 Gardens of Memory Cemetery, Muncie] BillionGraves
  
==== Census  ====
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==== Census Records ====
  
 
{{Census|Indiana}}  
 
{{Census|Indiana}}  
  
*Index to Defective, Dependent &amp; Delinquent Census for Delaware County, Indiana (1880) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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*Index to Mortality Schedule (1860) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])<br>
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*Index to Defective, Dependent &amp; Delinquent Census (1880) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
==== Church  ====
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==== Church Records ====
  
LDS Ward and Branch&nbsp;Records  
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{{IN Church Intro}}
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LDS Ward and Branch Records  
  
 
*Muncie
 
*Muncie
  
==== Court  ====
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{{IN Church End}}
  
==== Land  ====
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{{IN Church Repositories|632430}}
  
==== Local Histories ====
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==== Court Records ====
  
*Haimbaugh, Frank D. 1924. ''History of Delaware County, Indiana''. (Indianapolis: Historical Pub. Co.)&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;FHL US/CAN Film 934902 Items 2-3&nbsp; {{FHL|316746|item|disp=FHL Cottection}}&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-delaware-county-indiana/oclc/7224336&referer=brief_results other library] <br>
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==== Directories  ====
  
*Kemper, G. W. H. 1908. ''A twentieth century history of Delaware County, Indiana''. (Chicago: Lewis Publ. Co.)977.265 D3k v. 2 FHL US/CAN Book&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;{{FHL|188264|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/twentieth-century-history-of-delaware-county-indiana/oclc/8675229&referer=brief_results other libraries]&nbsp; Vol. 1 {{FSbook|57016}}; Vol. 2&nbsp; {{FSbook|57010}}&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://www.archive.org/details/twentiethcentury02kemp INTERNET ARCHIVE] <br>
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==== Emigration and Immigration  ====
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Goodall, Hurley and J. Paul Mitchell. ''A History of Negroes in Muncie'' (Delaware County) .- Muncie, Ind.: Ball State University, c1976. - v. 58p. F534.M9 G66
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==== Gazetteers  ====
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==== Histories  ====
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===== Local Histories  =====
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{{IN History}}
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*Haimbaugh, Frank D. 1924. ''History of Delaware County, Indiana''. (Indianapolis: Historical Pub. Co.)FHL US/CAN Film 934902 Items 2-3 {{FHL|316746|item|disp=FHL Cottection}}[http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-delaware-county-indiana/oclc/7224336&referer=brief_results other library] <br>
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*Kemper, G. W. H. 1908. ''A twentieth century history of Delaware County, Indiana''. (Chicago: Lewis Publ. Co.)977.265 D3k v. 2 FHL US/CAN Book&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;{{FHL|188264|item|disp=FHL Collection}}[http://www.worldcat.org/title/twentieth-century-history-of-delaware-county-indiana/oclc/8675229&referer=brief_results other libraries]Vol. 1 {{FSbook|57016}}; Vol. 2 {{FSbook|57010}}[http://www.archive.org/details/twentiethcentury02kemp INTERNET ARCHIVE] <br>
  
 
*History of Delaware County - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Delaware/hist/ Linkpendium]
 
*History of Delaware County - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Delaware/hist/ Linkpendium]
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==== Land and Property  ====
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{{IN Land}} {{IN Land End}}
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{{IN Land and Property Other Repositories|Delaware|460869}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/indiana/ Old Antique Atlases &amp; Maps of Indiana]
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
 
*Maps and Gazetteers - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Delaware/maps/ Linkpendium]<br>
 
*Maps and Gazetteers - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Delaware/maps/ Linkpendium]<br>
  
==== Military  ====
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==== Military Records ====
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[http://www.ingenweb.org/indelaware/Military/index.htm Delaware County, Indiana] Military Links Records
  
[http://www.ingenweb.org/indelaware/Military/index.htm Delaware County, Indiana]&nbsp;&nbsp; Military Links &amp; Records
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===== ''Revolutionary War''  =====
  
 
*Residents of Delaware County Who Served in the Revolutionary War ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
 
*Residents of Delaware County Who Served in the Revolutionary War ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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===== ''War of 1812''  =====
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*Residents of Delaware County Who Served in the War of 1812 ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
 
*Residents of Delaware County Who Served in the War of 1812 ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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===== ''Civil War''  =====
  
 
Civil War  
 
Civil War  
  
Civil War service men from&nbsp;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&nbsp;Delaware County.  
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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.  
  
 
*[[7th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry|7th Regiment]], Indiana Cavalry, Company G  
 
*[[7th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry|7th Regiment]], Indiana Cavalry, Company G  
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Civil War Books  
 
Civil War Books  
  
*"The Civil War of 1861" Chaper 12 in Kemper, G. W. H. 1908. ''A twentieth century history of Delaware County, Indiana''. (Chicago: Lewis Publ. Co.) (page 347-425, Regiment, Companies, Name's), Vol. 1 {{FSbook|57016}}&nbsp;&nbsp; Vol. 2&nbsp; {{FSbook|57010}}; 977.265 D3k v. 2 FHL US/CAN Book&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;{{FHL|188264|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/twentieth-century-history-of-delaware-county-indiana/oclc/8675229&referer=brief_results other libraries]&nbsp; [http://www.archive.org/details/twentiethcentury02kemp INTERNET ARCHIVE]
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*"The Civil War of 1861" Chaper 12 in Kemper, G. W. H. 1908. ''A twentieth century history of Delaware County, Indiana''. (Chicago: Lewis Publ. Co.) (page 347-425, Regiment, Companies, Name's), Vol. 1 {{FSbook|57016}} Vol. 2{{FSbook|57010}}; 977.265 D3k v. 2 FHL US/CAN Book{{FHL|188264|item|disp=FHL Collection}}[http://www.worldcat.org/title/twentieth-century-history-of-delaware-county-indiana/oclc/8675229&referer=brief_results other libraries]nbsp; [http://www.archive.org/details/twentiethcentury02kemp INTERNET ARCHIVE]
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===== ''World War I (The Great War), 1914-1918''  =====
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
==== Probate ====
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==== Obituaries ====
  
==== School Records  ====
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==== Probate Records  ====
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{{IN Probate Intro|Delaware}}
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{{IN Probate Repositories}}
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==== Public Records  ====
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===== School Records  =====
  
 
*Students of Muncie Central High School, Muncie (1955-1957) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])  
 
*Students of Muncie Central High School, Muncie (1955-1957) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])  
 
*Directory of Teachers (1936) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
 
*Directory of Teachers (1936) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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===== Voter Registration  =====
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See also a List of [http://www.genealogyinc.com/indiana/in-society-archive/ Indiana Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
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===== Courthouse  =====
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[http://www.co.delaware.in.us/ Delaware County Courthouse]<br>100 W Main Street<br>Muncie, IN 47305<br>Phone: 765.747.7726 <br>
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County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1827. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Delaware County, Indiana 212 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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*[[Muncie Indiana Family History Center|Muncie Indiana Family History Center]]
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For additional nearby Family History Centers, search online in the [http://www.familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator Family History Center directory].
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{IN Tax Intro}}
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{{IN Tax End}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*[http://tinyurl.com/3n3qgms Indiana State Digital Achives ]for Death, E-Publication, Instiution, Military, Misc Historical, Naturalization Records can be searched by person name (accessed 26 May 2011) <br>
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===== Birth Records =====
  
*Indiana Marriages, 1802-1892 - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7852&cj=1&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 Ancestry.con ]$ <br>
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===== Marriage Records  =====
  
*Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992&nbsp; -&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1674830 FamilySearch] <br>
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*Indiana Marriages, 1802-1892 - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7852&cj=1&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 Ancestry.con ]$ <br>
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*Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992-nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1674830 FamilySearch] <br>
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*Indiana Marriage, 1811-1959nbsp; https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1410397 FamilySearch] <br>
  
*Indiana Marriage, 1811-1959&nbsp; -&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1410397 FamilySearch] <br>
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===== Death Records  =====
  
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*[http://tinyurl.com/3n3qgms Indiana State Digital Achives ]for Death, E-Publication, Institution, Military, Misc Historical, Naturalization Records can be searched by person name (accessed 26 May 2011)<br>
 
*Indiana, Death Index, 1882-1920 -&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1947977 FamilySearch]
 
*Indiana, Death Index, 1882-1920 -&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1947977 FamilySearch]
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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{{IN Vital Repositories|Delaware|465538}}
  
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Muncie Indiana Family History Center]]
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*[[Muncie Indiana Family History Center]]
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=== Web Sites  ===
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/indiana/delaware-county/ Delaware County, IN History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/116137955399210084448 Indiana Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/208669295836038/ Indiana Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
 
*[http://ingenweb.org/indelaware/ USGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*[http://ingenweb.org/indelaware/ USGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*{{FHL|Indiana%2C+Delaware|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL|Indiana%2C+Delaware|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Delaware/ Delaware County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Delaware/ Delaware County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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=== Places  ===
  
 
=== References  ===
 
=== References  ===

Latest revision as of 03:20, 6 February 2015

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 ancestry, family history, and 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, 1827
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

  • Parent Counties: Formed 26 January 1827 from Delaware New Purchase (Randolph) [1]
  • County Seat: Muncie [2]


Neighboring Counties

Grant  • Blackford  • Jay  • Randolph  • Henry  • Madison

Delaware CountyRandolph CountyJay CountyAdams CountyWells CountyBlackford CountyGrant CountyHancock CountyHenry CountyMadison CountyWayne CountyINDelaware.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 Delaware County, Indiana Genealogy 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.


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

Goodall, Hurley and J. Paul Mitchell. A History of Negroes in Muncie (Delaware County) .- Muncie, Ind.: Ball State University, c1976. - v. 58p. F534.M9 G66

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 Cottectionother 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

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

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. [3]

Archives
Libraries
Museums
Societies
Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Centers for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

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, Institution, 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. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Delaware County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delaware_County,_Indiana (accessed 10 May 2012).
  3. 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.

 

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