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{{Infobox U.S. County | county = Grant County | county_map = | state = Indiana | state_map = Indiana.png | latd = | longd = | founded year = 1831 | founded date = February 10 | seat = Marion | building image = | building address = [http://www.grantcounty.net/ Grant County; County Courthouse]<br>Marion, IN 46953<br>Phone: 765.668.8121<br> }}  
 
{{Infobox U.S. County | county = Grant County | county_map = | state = Indiana | state_map = Indiana.png | latd = | longd = | founded year = 1831 | founded date = February 10 | seat = Marion | building image = | building address = [http://www.grantcounty.net/ Grant County; County Courthouse]<br>Marion, IN 46953<br>Phone: 765.668.8121<br> }}  
  
=== Historical Facts ===
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
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*[[Blackford County, Indiana|Blackford]]  
 
*[[Blackford County, Indiana|Blackford]]  
 
*[[Delaware County, Indiana|Delaware]]  
 
*[[Delaware County, Indiana|Delaware]]  
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*[[Wells County, Indiana|Wells]]
 
*[[Wells County, Indiana|Wells]]
  
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=== Resources ===
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==== Bible Records ====
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==== Biographies ====
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==== Business Records ====
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==== Cemeteries  ====
  
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*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_grantweaver.php Weaver Cemetery photos] (Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center) <br>
 
*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_grantweaver.php Weaver Cemetery photos] (Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center) <br>
  
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=147085 Matthews Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) Cemetery, Jefferson] BillionGraves
 
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=147085 Matthews Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) Cemetery, Jefferson] BillionGraves
==== Census Records ====
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{{Census|Indiana}}  
 
{{Census|Indiana}}  
  
 
*Index to Defective, Dependent &amp; Delinquent Census for Grant County, Indiana (1880) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
 
*Index to Defective, Dependent &amp; Delinquent Census for Grant County, Indiana (1880) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
==== Church Records ====
 
  
==== Court Records ====
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==== Church Records ====
  
==== Directories ====
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==== Court Records  ====
  
==== Emigration and Immigration ====
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==== Directories  ====
  
==== Ethnic and Religious Groups ====
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==== Gazetteers ====
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==== Ethnic and Religious Groups  ====
  
==== Genealogies ====
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==== Gazetteers  ====
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==== Genealogies ====
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==== Histories  ====
  
==== Histories ====
 
 
Grant County was formed in 1831. It was named for Captains Samuel and Moses Grant of Kentucky.  
 
Grant County was formed in 1831. It was named for Captains Samuel and Moses Grant of Kentucky.  
  
===== Local Histories =====
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===== Local Histories =====
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*[http://everynameindex.com/GrantCoIN.html Every Name Index to History of Grant County, Indiana].&nbsp; Every Name Index compiled by Cathy L. O'Connor, 2007; original text by Brant &amp; Fuller, 1886; reproduction by Unigraphic, Inc., 1974.&nbsp; [http://www.everynameindex.com EveryNameIndex.com]<br>  
 
*[http://everynameindex.com/GrantCoIN.html Every Name Index to History of Grant County, Indiana].&nbsp; Every Name Index compiled by Cathy L. O'Connor, 2007; original text by Brant &amp; Fuller, 1886; reproduction by Unigraphic, Inc., 1974.&nbsp; [http://www.everynameindex.com EveryNameIndex.com]<br>  
*Grant County Histories&nbsp;- [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Grant/hist/ Linkpendium] <br>
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*Grant County Histories&nbsp;- [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Grant/hist/ Linkpendium] <br>  
*Brant &amp; Fuller. 2008. ''History of Grant County, Indiana: from the earliest time to the present, with biographical sketches, notes, etc., together with an extended history of the Northwest, the Indiana Territory, and the State of Indiana.'' (Chicago: Brant &amp; Fuller.),&nbsp; 977.269 H2 v. 1 FHL US/CAN&nbsp;, 977.269 H2 v. 2 {{FHL|204957|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-grant-county-indiana-from-the-earliest-time-to-the-present-with-biographical-sketches-notes-etc-together-with-an-extended-history-of-the-northwest-the-indiana-territory-and-the-state-of-indiana/oclc/712179446&referer=brief_results other library]<br>
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*Brant &amp; Fuller. 2008. ''History of Grant County, Indiana: from the earliest time to the present, with biographical sketches, notes, etc., together with an extended history of the Northwest, the Indiana Territory, and the State of Indiana.'' (Chicago: Brant &amp; Fuller.),&nbsp; 977.269 H2 v. 1 FHL US/CAN&nbsp;, 977.269 H2 v. 2 {{FHL|204957|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-grant-county-indiana-from-the-earliest-time-to-the-present-with-biographical-sketches-notes-etc-together-with-an-extended-history-of-the-northwest-the-indiana-territory-and-the-state-of-indiana/oclc/712179446&referer=brief_results other library]<br>  
 
*Whitson, Rolland Lewis, John P. Campbell, and Edgar L. Goldthwait. 1914. ''Centennial history of Grant County, Indiana, 1812 to 1912: compiled from records of the Grant county historical society, archives of the county, data of personal interviews, and other authentic sources of local information''. (Chicago, Ill: Lewis Pub. Co. ) Vol. 1 {{FSbook|63529}}; Vol. 2 {{FHL|1390499|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Vol. 1&nbsp; &nbsp; Vol.2&nbsp; {{FSbook|633538}} - free; [http://books.google.com/books?id=10XWAAAAMAAJ Google Books]<br>
 
*Whitson, Rolland Lewis, John P. Campbell, and Edgar L. Goldthwait. 1914. ''Centennial history of Grant County, Indiana, 1812 to 1912: compiled from records of the Grant county historical society, archives of the county, data of personal interviews, and other authentic sources of local information''. (Chicago, Ill: Lewis Pub. Co. ) Vol. 1 {{FSbook|63529}}; Vol. 2 {{FHL|1390499|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Vol. 1&nbsp; &nbsp; Vol.2&nbsp; {{FSbook|633538}} - free; [http://books.google.com/books?id=10XWAAAAMAAJ Google Books]<br>
==== Land and Property ====
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*Miami Indianans Who Received Land on Miami Reservation, Grant and Wabash Counties, Indiana (1873) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])  
 
*Miami Indianans Who Received Land on Miami Reservation, Grant and Wabash Counties, Indiana (1873) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])  
 
*see - Land Records - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Grant/ Linkpendium]
 
*see - Land Records - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Grant/ Linkpendium]
  
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*Grant County Communities, Land Record, &amp; Maps&nbsp;- [http://ingenweb.org/ingrant/Community/land.htm INGenWeb]&nbsp;&nbsp; <br>
 
*Grant County Communities, Land Record, &amp; Maps&nbsp;- [http://ingenweb.org/ingrant/Community/land.htm INGenWeb]&nbsp;&nbsp; <br>
  
 
*Maps and Gazetteers - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Grant/maps/ Linkpendium]
 
*Maps and Gazetteers - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Grant/maps/ Linkpendium]
==== Military Records ====
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*Military Information - [http://ingenweb.org/ingrant/Groups/GrantMilitary.htm InGenWeb] <br>
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*Military Information - [http://ingenweb.org/ingrant/Groups/GrantMilitary.htm InGenWeb] <br>  
 
*see Military Records and Histories - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Grant/ Linkpendium]<br>  
 
*see Military Records and Histories - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Grant/ Linkpendium]<br>  
 
*African American Veterans in Grant County, Indiana (1890) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
 
*African American Veterans in Grant County, Indiana (1890) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
 
===== War of 1812  =====
 
===== War of 1812  =====
Holliday, Murray, ''The Battle of the Mississinewa, 1812'' (Grant County Historical Society)&nbsp; [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F308295 FHL 977.269 H2h]
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===== ''Civil War'' =====
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Holliday, Murray, ''The Battle of the Mississinewa, 1812'' (Grant County Historical Society)&nbsp; [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F308295 FHL 977.269 H2h]  
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Civil War service men from Grant 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 Grant County  
 
Civil War service men from Grant 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 Grant County  
  
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*"Regiment" in Brant &amp; Fuller. 2008. ''History of Grant County, Indiana: from the earliest time to the present, with biographical sketches, notes, etc., together with an extended history of the Northwest, the Indiana Territory, and the State of Indiana.'' (Chicago: Brant &amp; Fuller.),&nbsp;(page 483-496&nbsp; Regiment, Companies, Name's), &nbsp;977.269 H2 v. 1 FHL US/CAN&nbsp;, 977.269 H2 v. 2 {{FHL|204957|item|disp=FNL Collection}}&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/centennial-history-of-grant-county-indiana-1812-to-1912-compiled-from-records-of-the-grant-county-historical-society-archives-of-the-county-data-of-personal-interviews-and-other-authentic-sources-of-local-information/oclc/10486328&referer=brief_results other libraries]<br>  
 
*"Regiment" in Brant &amp; Fuller. 2008. ''History of Grant County, Indiana: from the earliest time to the present, with biographical sketches, notes, etc., together with an extended history of the Northwest, the Indiana Territory, and the State of Indiana.'' (Chicago: Brant &amp; Fuller.),&nbsp;(page 483-496&nbsp; Regiment, Companies, Name's), &nbsp;977.269 H2 v. 1 FHL US/CAN&nbsp;, 977.269 H2 v. 2 {{FHL|204957|item|disp=FNL Collection}}&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/centennial-history-of-grant-county-indiana-1812-to-1912-compiled-from-records-of-the-grant-county-historical-society-archives-of-the-county-data-of-personal-interviews-and-other-authentic-sources-of-local-information/oclc/10486328&referer=brief_results other libraries]<br>  
 
*Williamson, Jennifer, and Donna Craig. 2001. ''1862 Grant County, Indiana, indexed Civil War draft enrollment lists''. (Valparaiso, IN (P.O. Box 248, Valparaiso 46384): Footprints Pub. Co.)&nbsp;&nbsp;977.269 H2w FHL US/CAN Book&nbsp;&nbsp; {{FHL|1007011|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/1862-grant-county-indiana-indexed-civil-war-draft-enrollment-lists/oclc/47195502&referer=brief_results other libraries]
 
*Williamson, Jennifer, and Donna Craig. 2001. ''1862 Grant County, Indiana, indexed Civil War draft enrollment lists''. (Valparaiso, IN (P.O. Box 248, Valparaiso 46384): Footprints Pub. Co.)&nbsp;&nbsp;977.269 H2w FHL US/CAN Book&nbsp;&nbsp; {{FHL|1007011|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/1862-grant-county-indiana-indexed-civil-war-draft-enrollment-lists/oclc/47195502&referer=brief_results other libraries]
===== ''World War I (The Great War), 1914-1918'' =====
 
  
===== ''World War II, 1941-1945'' =====
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship ====
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===== ''World War II, 1941-1945''  =====
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==== Newspapers  ====
  
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*Grant County Newpaper&nbsp;- [http://ingenweb.org/ingrant/Edu/Newspapers.htm GenWeb]&nbsp;- [http://www.in.gov/library/2796.htm Indiana State Library] <br>
 
*Grant County Newpaper&nbsp;- [http://ingenweb.org/ingrant/Edu/Newspapers.htm GenWeb]&nbsp;- [http://www.in.gov/library/2796.htm Indiana State Library] <br>
  
 
*see - Newspaper Records - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Grant/ Linkpendium]
 
*see - Newspaper Records - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Grant/ Linkpendium]
  
==== Obituaries ====
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===== Courthouse  =====
  
===== Courthouse =====
 
 
[http://www.grantcounty.net/ Grant County; County Courthouse]<br>Marion, IN 46953<br>Phone: 765.668.8121<br><br>County Health Department has birth and death records.<br>County Clerk has marriage divorce, probate and court <br>records from 1831.<br> Co Auditor has land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Grant County, Indiana 212 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
[http://www.grantcounty.net/ Grant County; County Courthouse]<br>Marion, IN 46953<br>Phone: 765.668.8121<br><br>County Health Department has birth and death records.<br>County Clerk has marriage divorce, probate and court <br>records from 1831.<br> Co Auditor has land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Grant County, Indiana 212 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
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[http://www.grantcounty.net Grant County Government website]  
 
[http://www.grantcounty.net Grant County Government website]  
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===== Libraries =====
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'''Marion Public Library'''<br>
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600 S. Washington Street<br>
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===== Libraries =====
Marion, IN 46953-1992<br>
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(765)668-2900  
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'''Marion Public Library'''<br> 600 S. Washington Street<br> Marion, IN 46953-1992<br> (765)668-2900  
  
 
[http://www.marion.lib.in.us/departments/indianahistory/indianahistory.htm Marion Public Library Indiana History and Genealogy Site]  
 
[http://www.marion.lib.in.us/departments/indianahistory/indianahistory.htm Marion Public Library Indiana History and Genealogy Site]  
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===== Family History Centers  =====
  
===== Family History Centers =====
 
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Marion Indiana Family History Center]]
 
*[[Marion Indiana Family History Center]]
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*Graduates and Teachers of Marion High School (1928) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])  
 
*Graduates and Teachers of Marion High School (1928) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])  
 
*Alumni of Swayzee High School (1901-1902) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])  
 
*Alumni of Swayzee High School (1901-1902) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])  
 
*Students of Swayzee High School (1911, 1913) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])  
 
*Students of Swayzee High School (1911, 1913) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])  
 
*Teachers of Swayzee High School (1913) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
 
*Teachers of Swayzee High School (1913) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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'''Grant County Health Department&nbsp;''' (Births prior to October 1907. After that, they are available through&nbsp;[http://www.state.in.us/isdh/20444.htm Indiana State Department of Health Vital Records])<br>
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401 S. Adams St.<br>
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==== Vital Records ====
Marion, IN 46953<br>
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(765)651-2401, ext. 5  
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'''Grant County Health Department&nbsp;''' (Births prior to October 1907. After that, they are available through&nbsp;[http://www.state.in.us/isdh/20444.htm Indiana State Department of Health Vital Records])<br> 401 S. Adams St.<br> Marion, IN 46953<br> (765)651-2401, ext. 5 vital@grantcounty.net [http://myindianahome.net/gen/grant/records/vitals/index.html Grant County Health Department]  
vital@grantcounty.net  
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[http://myindianahome.net/gen/grant/records/vitals/index.html Grant County Health Department]  
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*see - Vital Records - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Grant/ Linkpendium]
 
*see - Vital Records - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Grant/ Linkpendium]
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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 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>  
 
*Indiana Marriage, 1811-1959&nbsp; -&nbsp;[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>
===== 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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===== Death Records =====
*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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*[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]  
 
*The [http://www.acpl.lib.in.us Allen County Public Library] has ''[http://smartcat.acpl.lib.in.us/?skin=genealogy&q=An+Index+to+the+Marriage+and+Death+Notices+in+the+Marion+Chronicle%2C+1867-1882 An Index to the Marriage and Death Notices in the Marion Chronicle, 1867-1882].''<br>  
 
*The [http://www.acpl.lib.in.us Allen County Public Library] has ''[http://smartcat.acpl.lib.in.us/?skin=genealogy&q=An+Index+to+the+Marriage+and+Death+Notices+in+the+Marion+Chronicle%2C+1867-1882 An Index to the Marriage and Death Notices in the Marion Chronicle, 1867-1882].''<br>  
 
*Grant County, Indiana Vital Records, Obituaries, and Cemetery Lists (free, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])  
 
*Grant County, Indiana Vital Records, Obituaries, and Cemetery Lists (free, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])  
 
*Grant County Vital Records - [http://ingenweb.org/ingrant/Reference/vitals.htm InGenWeb] <br>
 
*Grant County Vital Records - [http://ingenweb.org/ingrant/Reference/vitals.htm InGenWeb] <br>
  
==== Voter Registration ====
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==== Web Sites ====
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*[http://www.everynameindex.com EveryNameIndex.com]&nbsp; Free online genealogy indexes for those big old county histories.  
 
*[http://www.everynameindex.com EveryNameIndex.com]&nbsp; Free online genealogy indexes for those big old county histories.  
 
*[http://myindianahome.net/gen/grant/index.html MyIndianaHome.net for Grant County]  
 
*[http://myindianahome.net/gen/grant/index.html MyIndianaHome.net for Grant County]  
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*{{FHL|Indiana%2C+Grant|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*{{FHL|Indiana%2C+Grant|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Grant/ Grant County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Grant/ Grant County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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Grant County, Indiana
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Indiana
Location of Indiana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 10, 1831
County Seat Marion
Courthouse
Address Grant County; County Courthouse
Marion, IN 46953
Phone: 765.668.8121

Contents

Historical Facts

Populated Places

Boundary Changes

Neighboring Counties

Record Loss

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business Records

Cemeteries

  • Grant County Cemeteries & Obituaries - INGenWeb

Census Records

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

Church Records

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic and Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogies

Histories

Grant County was formed in 1831. It was named for Captains Samuel and Moses Grant of Kentucky.

Local Histories
  • Every Name Index to History of Grant County, Indiana.  Every Name Index compiled by Cathy L. O'Connor, 2007; original text by Brant & Fuller, 1886; reproduction by Unigraphic, Inc., 1974.  EveryNameIndex.com
  • Grant County Histories - Linkpendium
  • Brant & Fuller. 2008. History of Grant County, Indiana: from the earliest time to the present, with biographical sketches, notes, etc., together with an extended history of the Northwest, the Indiana Territory, and the State of Indiana. (Chicago: Brant & Fuller.),  977.269 H2 v. 1 FHL US/CAN , 977.269 H2 v. 2 FHL Collection   other library
  • Whitson, Rolland Lewis, John P. Campbell, and Edgar L. Goldthwait. 1914. Centennial history of Grant County, Indiana, 1812 to 1912: compiled from records of the Grant county historical society, archives of the county, data of personal interviews, and other authentic sources of local information. (Chicago, Ill: Lewis Pub. Co. ) Vol. 1 FamilySearch Books Online; Vol. 2 FHL Collection    Vol. 1    Vol.2  FamilySearch Books Online - free; Google Books

Land and Property

Maps

  • Grant County Communities, Land Record, & Maps - INGenWeb  

Military Records

War of 1812

Holliday, Murray, The Battle of the Mississinewa, 1812 (Grant County Historical Society)  FHL 977.269 H2h

Civil War

Civil War service men from Grant 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 Grant County


Civil War Books

  • "Regiment" in Brant & Fuller. 2008. History of Grant County, Indiana: from the earliest time to the present, with biographical sketches, notes, etc., together with an extended history of the Northwest, the Indiana Territory, and the State of Indiana. (Chicago: Brant & Fuller.), (page 483-496  Regiment, Companies, Name's),  977.269 H2 v. 1 FHL US/CAN , 977.269 H2 v. 2 FNL Collection   other libraries
  • Williamson, Jennifer, and Donna Craig. 2001. 1862 Grant County, Indiana, indexed Civil War draft enrollment lists. (Valparaiso, IN (P.O. Box 248, Valparaiso 46384): Footprints Pub. Co.)  977.269 H2w FHL US/CAN Book   FHL Collection   other libraries
World War I (The Great War), 1914-1918
World War II, 1941-1945

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate Records

Public Records

Repositories

Courthouse

Grant County; County Courthouse
Marion, IN 46953
Phone: 765.668.8121

County Health Department has birth and death records.
County Clerk has marriage divorce, probate and court
records from 1831.
Co Auditor has land records. [1]


Office hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday

Email:suggestions@grantcounty.net

Grant County Government website

Archives
Libraries

Marion Public Library
600 S. Washington Street
Marion, IN 46953-1992
(765)668-2900

Marion Public Library Indiana History and Genealogy Site

Museums
Societies
Family History Centers

School Records

Taxation

Vital Records

Grant County Health Department  (Births prior to October 1907. After that, they are available through Indiana State Department of Health Vital Records)
401 S. Adams St.
Marion, IN 46953
(765)651-2401, ext. 5 vital@grantcounty.net Grant County Health Department

Birth Records
Marriage Records
Death Records

Voter Registration

Web Sites

References

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