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

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Founded February 7, 1835
County Seat Rochester
Courthouse
Address Fulton County Courthouse
815 Main Street
Rochester, IN 46975
Phone: 219.223.2911
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Contents

Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Land
Probate
1882*
1836*
1882*
1836
1837
*For earlier dates,

try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Neighboring Counties

  • Parent Counties: Formed February 7, 1835 unorganized territory (Cass/Elkhart/St. Joseph)[1]
  • County Seat: Lawrenceburg [2]
  • County Seat: Rochester [3]
  • Neighboring Counties: Fulton County, Indiana residents may also have records in [4]
    Marshall (north) · Kosciusko (northeast) · Wabash (east) · Miami (southeast) · Cass (south) · Pulaski (west) · Starke (northwest)

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Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business Records

Cemeteries

Census Records

For tips on accessing Fulton County, Indiana 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.

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 Fulton County, Indiana 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 Fulton County, Indiana. County histories may include biographies; church, school and government histories; and military information.

  • Barnhart, Henry A. 1981. History of Indiana from its exploration to 1922. (Rochester, Ind. (700 Pontiac St., Rochester, Ind., 46975): Tombaugh Pub. House. )  also  Barnhart, Henry A., and Logan Esarey. 1923. An account of Fulton County: from its organization. (Dayton, Ohio: Dayton Historical Pub. Co.) 977.287 H2a FHL US/CAN Book FHL Collection   other library
  • Tombaugh, Wendell C. and John B. FULTON COUNTY INDIANA HANDBOOK  (Tombaugh House, Rockester, Indiana)  Web Page

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 Fulton County, Indiana Probate Records in online catalogs like:

Maps

  • Fulton County, Indiana: Maps and Gazetteers - Linkpendium

Military Records

  • List of Pensioners on the Roll January 1, 1883 Fulton County, Indiana (Source: Internet Archive)
Civil War

Civil War service men from Fulton 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 Fulton County

Civil War Books

  • "Military" Chapter 5 in Barnhart, Henry A. 1981. History of Indiana from its exploration to 1922. (Rochester, Ind. (700 Pontiac St., Rochester, Ind., 46975): Tombaugh Pub. House. )  also  Barnhart, Henry A., and Logan Esarey. 1923. An account of Fulton County: from its organization. (Dayton, Ohio: Dayton Historical Pub. Co.), (page 69-74, Regiment, Companies), 977.287 H2a FHL US/CAN Book FHL Collection   other library
World War I (The Great War), 1914-1918
  • World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 Fulton County (Source: Explore Ancestry for free) ($)
World War II, 1941-1945
  • Fulton County, Indiana World War II Casualties, Army and Army Air Corps (Source: AccessGenealogy)
    (abount Military from Linkpendium)

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 Fulton County, Indiana Probate Records in online catalogs like:

Public Records

School Records
Voter Registration

Repositories

Courthouse

Fulton County Courthouse
815 Main Street
Rochester, IN 46975
Phone: 219.223.2911

County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and
court records from 1836.
County Health Department has birth and death records.
County recorder has land records. [5]

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 Fulton County, Indiana is the

  • [Peru Indiana Family History Center|Peru Indiana Family History Center]

For additional nearby Family History Centers, search online in the [Family History Center directory].


School Records

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
  • Birth Records (1882-1920)   - PDFHTML
Marriage Records
Death Records

Finding Vital Records at Other Repositories

Additional vital records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Fulton County, Indiana 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, "Fulton County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fulton_County,_Indiana (accessed 10 May 2012).
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "Fulton County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fulton_County,_Indiana (accessed 10 May 2012).
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "Fulton County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fulton_County,_Indiana (accessed 7 August 2013).
  5. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Fulton County, Indiana 212 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  6. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/9/91/Igiindiana.pdf.



 

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