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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Indiana|Indiana]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Elkhart County''' <br>  
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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== History  ==
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Dean K. Garber, Ivan Nunemaker, ''History of Elkhart County'', Indiana&nbsp;: together with sketches of its cities, villages and townships, educational, religious, civil, military and political history; portraits of prominent persons, and biographies of representative citizens.(Chicago&nbsp;: C. C. Chapman, 1881.) 977.281 H2b {{FHL|206417|item|disp=FHLCollection}}&nbsp; INTERNET ARCHIVE &nbsp;[http://www.archive.org/details/historyofelkhart00inchic web site]
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{{Infobox U.S. County | county = Elkhart County | county_map = | state = Indiana | state_map = Indiana.png | latd = | longd = | founded year = 1830 | founded date = January 29 | seat = Goshen | building image = | building address = Courthouse Squqre<br>Goshen, IN 46526-3297<br>Phone:. 219.535.6430 <br> [http://www.elkhartcountyindiana.com/Departments/Clerk/index.htm Elkhart County Courthouse]<br>}}
 
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'''1830-- '''Elkhart County was created 29 January 1830&nbsp;from [[Allen County, Indiana|Allen]]&nbsp;and&nbsp;[[Cass County, Indiana|Cass]] Counties.&nbsp; '''County seat:''' Goshen <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref><span style="color: rgb(0,43,184); text-decoration: underline" class="Apple-style-span"> </span>
 
  
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== Places/Localities  ==
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=== Historical Facts ===
  
==== Populated Places ====
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==== Populated Places ====
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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==== Boundary Changes ====
  
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==== Neighboring Counties ====
 
*[[Cass County, Indiana|Cass]]  
 
*[[Cass County, Indiana|Cass]]  
 
*[[Kosciusko County, Indiana|Kosciusko]]  
 
*[[Kosciusko County, Indiana|Kosciusko]]  
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*[[St. Joseph County, Indiana|St. Joseph]]  
 
*[[St. Joseph County, Indiana|St. Joseph]]  
 
*[[St. Joseph County, Michigan|St. Joseph County, Michigan]]
 
*[[St. Joseph County, Michigan|St. Joseph County, Michigan]]
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==== Record Loss ====
  
== Resources ==
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=== Resources ===
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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==== Bible Records ====
  
==== Church  ====
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==== Biographies ====
  
==== Court  ====
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==== Business Records ====
  
==== Land  ====
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==== Cemeteries ====
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[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=31193 Saint Vincent De Paul Cemetery, Elkhart] BillionGraves
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==== Census Records ====
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{{Census|Indiana}}
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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*Index to Defective, Dependent &amp; Delinquent Census for Elkhart County, Indiana (1880) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
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==== Court Records ====
  
*O'Connor, Cathy L. ''Every Name Index to History of Elkhart County, Indiana, Together with Sketches of Its Cities, Villages and Townships, Educational, Religious, Civil, Military, and Political History, Portraits of Prominent Persons, and Biographies of Representative Citizens'', (by Chas. C. Chapman &amp; Co., 1881. Edwardsburg, Mich: Cathy L. O'Connor, 2007.) 977.281 H2h FHL US/CAN Book {{FHL|206417|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp;[http://www.worldcat.org/title/every-name-index-to-history-of-elkhart-county-indiana-together-with-sketches-of-its-cities-villages-and-townships-educational-religious-civil-military-and-political-history-portraits-of-prominent-persons-and-biographies-of-representative-citizens-by-chas-c-chapman-co-1881/oclc/254374064&referer=brief_results other libraries]&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/FH19&CISOPTR=32365&CISOSHOW=31184 Family History Archives]
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==== Directories ====
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*Directory of Businesses in Elkhart County, Indiana (1858, 1868) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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==== Emigration and Immigration ====
  
==== Maps  ====
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==== Ethnic and Religious Groups ====
  
==== Military  ====
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==== Gazetteers ====
  
Civil War
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==== Genealogies ====
  
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==== Histories ====
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Dean K. Garber, Ivan Nunemaker, ''History of Elkhart County'', Indiana&nbsp;: together with sketches of its cities, villages and townships, educational, religious, civil, military and political history; portraits of prominent persons, and biographies of representative citizens.(Chicago&nbsp;: C. C. Chapman, 1881.) 977.281 H2b {{FHL|206417|item|disp=FHLCollection}}&nbsp; INTERNET ARCHIVE &nbsp;[http://www.archive.org/details/historyofelkhart00inchic web site]
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===== Local Histories =====
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*[http://everynameindex.com/ElkhartCoIN.html Every Name Index to History of Elkhart County, Indiana]. Every Name Index compiled by Cathy L. O'Connor, 2007; original text by Charles C. Chapman &amp; Co., 1881; reproduction by Unigraphic, Inc., 1971.&nbsp; [http://www.everynameindex.com EveryNameIndex.com]
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*O'Connor, Cathy L. ''Every Name Index to History of Elkhart County, Indiana, Together with Sketches of Its Cities, Villages and Townships, Educational, Religious, Civil, Military, and Political History, Portraits of Prominent Persons, and Biographies of Representative Citizens'', (by Chas. C. Chapman &amp; Co., 1881. Edwardsburg, Mich: Cathy L. O'Connor, 2007.) {{FHL|206417|item|disp=FHL Book 977.281 H2h}}&nbsp;[http://www.worldcat.org/title/every-name-index-to-history-of-elkhart-county-indiana-together-with-sketches-of-its-cities-villages-and-townships-educational-religious-civil-military-and-political-history-portraits-of-prominent-persons-and-biographies-of-representative-citizens-by-chas-c-chapman-co-1881/oclc/254374064&referer=brief_results other libraries]&nbsp;&nbsp; {{FSbook|100672}}
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==== Land and Property ====
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==== Military Records ====
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===== ''Civil War'' =====
 
Civil War service men from&nbsp;Elkhart 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;Elkhart County  
 
Civil War service men from&nbsp;Elkhart 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;Elkhart County  
  
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*[[155th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|155th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company F
 
*[[155th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|155th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company F
  
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*&nbsp;"Military History", Chaper 10, in Dean K. Garber, Ivan Nunemaker, ''History of Elkhart County'', Indiana&nbsp;:(Chicago&nbsp;: C. C. Chapman, 1881.) page 537-575, 977.281 H2b {{FHL|206417|item|disp=FHLCollection}}&nbsp; INTERNET ARCHIVE [http://www.archive.org/stream/historyofelkhart00inchic#page/536/mode/2up web site]<br>
 
*&nbsp;"Military History", Chaper 10, in Dean K. Garber, Ivan Nunemaker, ''History of Elkhart County'', Indiana&nbsp;:(Chicago&nbsp;: C. C. Chapman, 1881.) page 537-575, 977.281 H2b {{FHL|206417|item|disp=FHLCollection}}&nbsp; INTERNET ARCHIVE [http://www.archive.org/stream/historyofelkhart00inchic#page/536/mode/2up web site]<br>
  
*"Military History" Chapter 11 in O'Connor, Cathy L. ''Every Name Index to History of Elkhart County, Indiana, Together with Sketches of Its Cities, Villages and Townships, Educational, Religious, Civil, Military, and Political History, Portraits of Prominent Persons, and Biographies of Representative Citizens'', (by Chas. C. Chapman &amp; Co., 1881. Edwardsburg, Mich: Cathy L. O'Connor, 2007.),(page 535-574, Regiment, Companies),&nbsp;977.281 H2h FHL US/CAN Book {{FHL|206417|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp;[http://www.worldcat.org/title/every-name-index-to-history-of-elkhart-county-indiana-together-with-sketches-of-its-cities-villages-and-townships-educational-religious-civil-military-and-political-history-portraits-of-prominent-persons-and-biographies-of-representative-citizens-by-chas-c-chapman-co-1881/oclc/254374064&referer=brief_results other libraries]&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/FH19&CISOPTR=32365&CISOSHOW=31184 Family History Archives]
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*"Military History" Chapter 11 in O'Connor, Cathy L. ''Every Name Index to History of Elkhart County, Indiana, Together with Sketches of Its Cities, Villages and Townships, Educational, Religious, Civil, Military, and Political History, Portraits of Prominent Persons, and Biographies of Representative Citizens'', (by Chas. C. Chapman &amp; Co., 1881. Edwardsburg, Mich: Cathy L. O'Connor, 2007.),(page 535-574, Regiment, Companies),&nbsp;977.281 H2h FHL US/CAN Book {{FHL|206417|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp;[http://www.worldcat.org/title/every-name-index-to-history-of-elkhart-county-indiana-together-with-sketches-of-its-cities-villages-and-townships-educational-religious-civil-military-and-political-history-portraits-of-prominent-persons-and-biographies-of-representative-citizens-by-chas-c-chapman-co-1881/oclc/254374064&referer=brief_results other libraries]&nbsp;&nbsp; {{FSbook|100672}}
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===== ''World War I (The Great War), 1914-1918'' =====
  
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===== ''World War II, 1941-1945'' =====
  
==== Probate  ====
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship ====
  
==== Taxation  ====
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==== Newspapers ====
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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==== Obituaries ====
  
== Societies and Libraries<br> ==
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==== Probate Records ====
  
==== Family History Centers ====
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==== Public Records ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]&nbsp;
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==== Repositories ====
  
== Web Sites  ==
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===== Courthouse =====
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[http://www.elkhartcountyindiana.com/Departments/Clerk/index.htm Elkhart County Courthouse]<br>Courthouse Squqre<br>Goshen, IN 46526-3297<br>Phone:. 219.535.6430 <br>
  
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County Health Department has birth and death records.<br>County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and county Courtrecords from 1830. <br>County Recorder has land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Elkhart County, Indiana 212 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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==== School Records ====
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*Alumni of Middlebury High School, Elkhart County, Indiana (1886-1916) (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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*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; -&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, 1811-1959&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, Instiution, Military, Misc Historical, Naturalization Records can be searched by person name (accessed 26 May 2011) <br>
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*Indiana, Death Index, 1882-1920 -&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1947977 FamilySearch]
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==== Voter Registration ====
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==== Web Sites ====
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*[http://www.everynameindex.com EveryNameIndex.com]&nbsp;&nbsp; Free online genealogy indexes for those big old county histories.
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*{{FHL|Indiana%2C+Elkhart|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*{{FHL|Indiana%2C+Elkhart|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Elkhart/ Elkhart County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Elkhart/ Elkhart County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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Elkhart County, Indiana
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Map of the U.S. highlighting Indiana
Location of Indiana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 29, 1830
County Seat Goshen
Courthouse
Address Courthouse Squqre
Goshen, IN 46526-3297
Phone:. 219.535.6430
Elkhart County Courthouse



Contents

Historical Facts

Populated Places

Boundary Changes

Neighboring Counties

Record Loss

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business Records

Cemeteries

Saint Vincent De Paul Cemetery, Elkhart BillionGraves

Census Records

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

Church Records

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic and Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogies

Histories

Dean K. Garber, Ivan Nunemaker, History of Elkhart County, Indiana : together with sketches of its cities, villages and townships, educational, religious, civil, military and political history; portraits of prominent persons, and biographies of representative citizens.(Chicago : C. C. Chapman, 1881.) 977.281 H2b FHLCollection  INTERNET ARCHIVE  web site

Local Histories


  • O'Connor, Cathy L. Every Name Index to History of Elkhart County, Indiana, Together with Sketches of Its Cities, Villages and Townships, Educational, Religious, Civil, Military, and Political History, Portraits of Prominent Persons, and Biographies of Representative Citizens, (by Chas. C. Chapman & Co., 1881. Edwardsburg, Mich: Cathy L. O'Connor, 2007.) FHL Book 977.281 H2h other libraries   FamilySearch Books Online

Land and Property

Maps

Military Records

Civil War

Civil War service men from Elkhart 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 Elkhart County



Civil War Book

  •  "Military History", Chaper 10, in Dean K. Garber, Ivan Nunemaker, History of Elkhart County, Indiana :(Chicago : C. C. Chapman, 1881.) page 537-575, 977.281 H2b FHLCollection  INTERNET ARCHIVE web site
  • "Military History" Chapter 11 in O'Connor, Cathy L. Every Name Index to History of Elkhart County, Indiana, Together with Sketches of Its Cities, Villages and Townships, Educational, Religious, Civil, Military, and Political History, Portraits of Prominent Persons, and Biographies of Representative Citizens, (by Chas. C. Chapman & Co., 1881. Edwardsburg, Mich: Cathy L. O'Connor, 2007.),(page 535-574, Regiment, Companies), 977.281 H2h FHL US/CAN Book FHL Collection other libraries   FamilySearch Books Online
World War I (The Great War), 1914-1918
World War II, 1941-1945

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate Records

Public Records

Repositories

Courthouse

Elkhart County Courthouse
Courthouse Squqre
Goshen, IN 46526-3297
Phone:. 219.535.6430

County Health Department has birth and death records.
County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and county Courtrecords from 1830.
County Recorder has land records. [1]

Archives
Libraries
Museums
Societies
Family History Centers

School Records

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

Voter Registration

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Elkhart County, Indiana 212 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.