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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Indiana|Indiana]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Jasper County''' <br>  
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Indiana Genealogy|Indiana]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Jasper County''' <br>  
  
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Guide to '''Jasper County, Indiana ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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{{INDC}} {{Infobox U.S. County | county = Jasper County | county_map = | state = Indiana | state_map = Indiana.png | latd = | longd = | founded year = 1835 | founded date = February 7 | seat = Rensselaer | building image = | building address = Jasper County Courthouse<br>115 W Washington<br>Rensselaer, IN 47978<br>Ph. 219.866.4927 | adoption_sign = Adoption Indiana Genealogical Society}}  
  
== County Courthouse ==
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=== Historical Facts ===
  
Jasper County; 115 W Washington; Rensselaer, IN 47978; Ph. 219.866.4927 Details: (Courthouse burned in 1862; all rec destroyed) (Co Hlth Dept has b &amp; d rec; Co Clk has m &amp; div rec from 1865, pro &amp; ct rec from 1864
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Jasper County, Indiana#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Jasper County, Indiana#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Jasper County, Indiana#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''</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>1850*</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>1838</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1864</center>
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''*For earlier dates,'''
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try... [[Jasper County, Indiana#Church_Records|'''Church''']] &#124; [[Jasper County, Indiana#Obituaries|'''Obituaries''']] &#124; [[Jasper County, Indiana#Cemeteries|'''Cemeteries''']]
  
== History  ==
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[[Image:{{WilliamJasper}}]] The county is named after Sergeant [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Jasper William Jasper] (c1750-1779).<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Jasper "William Jasper,"] ''Wikipedia.''</ref>  
 
[[Image:{{WilliamJasper}}]] The county is named after Sergeant [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Jasper William Jasper] (c1750-1779).<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Jasper "William Jasper,"] ''Wikipedia.''</ref>  
  
==== Parent County ====
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==== Neighboring Counties ====
  
'''1835--'''Jasper County was created 7 February 1835&nbsp;from [[White County, Indiana|White]] and [[Warren County, Indiana|Warren]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Rensselaer <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed from Wabash New Purchase and unorganized territory (Warren/White) in 1835 (1838)<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: ''' Rensselaer <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Jasper County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jasper_County,_Indiana (accessed 9 August 2013).</ref><br>
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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[[Lake County, Indiana Genealogy|Lake]] {{•}} [[Porter County, Indiana Genealogy|Porter]] {{•}} [[Starke County, Indiana Genealogy|Starke]] {{•}} [[Pulaski County, Indiana Genealogy|Pulaski]] {{•}} [[White County, Indiana Genealogy|White]] {{•}} [[Benton County, Indiana Genealogy|Benton]] {{•}} [[Newton County, Indiana Genealogy|Newton]]
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<center>{{INJasper,Indiana Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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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.
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
'''1864''' -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.  
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'''1864''' -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged. For a list of record loss in Indiana Counties see: [http://www.genealogyinc.com/indiana/in-counties/#courthouse Indiana Counties with Burned Courthouses]
  
For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:  
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<br> For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:  
  
 
*[[Burned Counties Research|Burned Counties Research in FamilySearch Wiki]]  
 
*[[Burned Counties Research|Burned Counties Research in FamilySearch Wiki]]  
 
*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 Michael John Neill, ''Burned Counties'' in Family History Circle]
 
*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 Michael John Neill, ''Burned Counties'' in Family History Circle]
  
== Places/Localities ==
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=== Resources ===
  
==== Populated Places ====
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==== Bible Records ====
  
==== Neighboring Counties ====
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==== Biographies ====
 
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*[[Benton County, Indiana|Benton]]
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*[[La Porte County, Indiana|La Porte]]
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*[[Lake County, Indiana|Lake]]
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*[[Newton County, Indiana|Newton]]
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*[[Porter County, Indiana|Porter]]
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*[[Pulaski County, Indiana|Pulaski]]
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*[[Starke County, Indiana|Starke]]
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*[[White County, Indiana|White]]
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== Resources ==
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==== Business Records ====
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*Veterans buried in Jasper County, Indiana - [http://www.lanewood.com/veteranscemeterydirectory.pdf Lanewood&nbsp;]&nbsp;<br>
 
*Veterans buried in Jasper County, Indiana - [http://www.lanewood.com/veteranscemeterydirectory.pdf Lanewood&nbsp;]&nbsp;<br>
  
*Jasper, Newton, Pulaski, White County Area Deaths - 2002-2004&nbsp; - [http://www.lanewood.com/areadeaths2002-2004.pdf Lanewood]<br>
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*Jasper, Newton, Pulaski, White County Area Deaths - 2002-2004 [http://www.lanewood.com/areadeaths2002-2004.pdf Lanewood]<br>
  
 
*Weston Cemetery Record - [http://www.lanewood.com/areadeaths2002-2004.pdf Lanewood]
 
*Weston Cemetery Record - [http://www.lanewood.com/areadeaths2002-2004.pdf Lanewood]
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=27582 Crockett Cemetery, Rensselaer] BillionGraves
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=27582 Crockett Cemetery, Rensselaer] BillionGraves
  
==== Census  ====
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==== Census Records ====
  
 
{{Census|Indiana}}  
 
{{Census|Indiana}}  
  
*Index to Defective, Dependent &amp; Delinquent Census for Jackson&nbsp;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])
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*Early Settlers of Jasper County [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
==== Church  ====
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==== Church Records ====
  
==== Court  ====
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{{IN Church Intro}}
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{{IN Church End}}
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{{IN Church Repositories|1279638}}
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==== Court Records ====
  
 
==== Directories  ====
 
==== Directories  ====
  
*Directory of Businesses in Jasper County, Indiana (1868) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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*Directory of Businesses in Jasper County, Indiana (1868) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
==== Land ====
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==== Emigration and Immigration ====
  
==== Local Histories ====
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==== Ethnic and Religious Groups ====
  
*[http://everynameindex.com/JasperCoIN.html Every Name Index to Counties of Warren, Benton, Jasper and Newton, Indiana].&nbsp; Every Name Index compiled by Cathy&nbsp;L. O'Connor, 2008; original text by F. A. Battey &amp; Co., 1883; reproduction by Unigraphic, Inc., 1973.&nbsp; [http://www.everynameindex.com EveryNameIndex.com]
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==== Gazetteers  ====
  
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==== Genealogies  ====
  
*F.A. Battey &amp; Co. ''Counties of Warren, Benton, Jasper and Newton, Indiana: Historical and Biographical. ''(Chicago: F.A. Battey &amp; Co, 2008.) also (Digital images of original published: Mt. Vernon, IN&nbsp;: Windmill Publications, 1994. viii, 810 p.&nbsp;: ill., ports.&nbsp;; 28 cm. The original is a reprint. It was originally published&nbsp;: Chicago&nbsp;: F.A. Battey, 1883.) {{FHL|1400205|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp;&nbsp; {{FSbook|63654}}&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/counties-of-warren-benton-jasper-and-newton-indiana-historical-and-biographical/oclc/51022557&referer=brief_results other library]&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://www.archive.org/stream/cu31924028850010#page/n5/mode/2up Internet Archive]<br>
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==== Histories  ====
  
*''Biographical history of Tippecanoe, White, Jasper, Newton, Benton, Warren and Pulaski counties'', (Indiana. 2003. La Crosse WI: Brookhaven Press.) FHL US/CAN Film 1731988 {{FHL|264889|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/biographical-history-of-tippecanoe-white-jasper-newton-benton-warren-and-pulaski-counties-indiana/oclc/367763269&referer=brief_results other library]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;vol.1&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://books.google.com/books?id=T-4tILnpZrIC&printsec=frontcover&dq=editions:i_GVFvJT8moC&hl=en&ei=5NOPTOzZAoH6sAPotriyDg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CDAQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q&f=false Google books]&nbsp;&nbsp; vol.2&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://books.google.com/books?id=NhUVAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA974&dq=family+OR+records+OR+genealogy+OR+ancestor+-sir+-isaac+intitle:newton&hl=en&ei=xtGPTNaSGpDQsAOY6oCyDg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=10&ved=0CFcQ6AEwCTge#v=onepage&q=family%20OR%20records%20OR%20genealogy%20OR%20ancestor%20-sir%20-isaac%20intitle%3Anewton&f=false Google books] <br>
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===== Local Histories  =====
  
*Jasper County, Indiana: History - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Jasper/hist/ Linkpendium]&nbsp;
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*[http://everynameindex.com/JasperCoIN.html Every Name Index to Counties of Warren, Benton, Jasper and Newton, Indiana]. Every Name Index compiled by Cathy L. O'Connor, 2008; original text by F. A. Battey &amp; Co., 1883; reproduction by Unigraphic, Inc., 1973. [http://www.everynameindex.com EveryNameIndex.com]
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*F.A. Battey Co. ''Counties of Warren, Benton, Jasper and Newton, Indiana: Historical and Biographical. ''(Chicago: F.A. Battey Co, 2008.) also (Digital images of original published: Mt. Vernon, IN: Windmill Publications, 1994. viii, 810 p. : ill., ports.; 28 cm. The original is a reprint. It was originally published: Chicago: F.A. Battey, 1883.) {{FHL|1400205|item|disp=FHL Collection}} {{FSbook|63654}} [http://www.worldcat.org/title/counties-of-warren-benton-jasper-and-newton-indiana-historical-and-biographical/oclc/51022557&referer=brief_results other library] [http://www.archive.org/stream/cu31924028850010#page/n5/mode/2up Internet Archive]<br>
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*''Biographical history of Tippecanoe, White, Jasper, Newton, Benton, Warren and Pulaski counties'', (Indiana. 2003. La Crosse WI: Brookhaven Press.) FHL US/CAN Film 1731988 {{FHL|264889|item|disp=FHL Collection}} [http://www.worldcat.org/title/biographical-history-of-tippecanoe-white-jasper-newton-benton-warren-and-pulaski-counties-indiana/oclc/367763269&referer=brief_results other library] vol.1[http://books.google.com/books?id=T-4tILnpZrIC&printsec=frontcover&dq=editions:i_GVFvJT8moC&hl=en&ei=5NOPTOzZAoH6sAPotriyDg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CDAQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q&f=false Google books] vol.2 [http://books.google.com/books?id=NhUVAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA974&dq=family+OR+records+OR+genealogy+OR+ancestor+-sir+-isaac+intitle:newton&hl=en&ei=xtGPTNaSGpDQsAOY6oCyDg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=10&ved=0CFcQ6AEwCTge#v=onepage&q=family%20OR%20records%20OR%20genealogy%20OR%20ancestor%20-sir%20-isaac%20intitle%3Anewton&f=false Google books] <br>
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*Jasper County, Indiana: History - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Jasper/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|Jasper|1260636}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/indiana/ Old Antique Atlases &amp; Maps of Indiana]
 
*Maps and Gazetteers - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Jasper/maps/ Linkpendium] <br>
 
*Maps and Gazetteers - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Jasper/maps/ Linkpendium] <br>
  
 
*Jasper County, Indiana GIS [http://thinkopengis.jasper.in.wthengineering.com/ Web Map]
 
*Jasper County, Indiana GIS [http://thinkopengis.jasper.in.wthengineering.com/ Web Map]
  
==== Military  ====
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==== Military Records ====
  
 
*- see - Military Records and Histories - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Jasper/ Linkpendium]<br>
 
*- see - Military Records and Histories - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Jasper/ Linkpendium]<br>
  
<br>Civil War  
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'''Civil War '''
  
 
Civil War service men from Jasper 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 Jasper County.  
 
Civil War service men from Jasper 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 Jasper County.  
  
 
*[[4th Battery, Indiana Light Artillery|4th Battery]], Indiana Light Artillery  
 
*[[4th Battery, Indiana Light Artillery|4th Battery]], Indiana Light Artillery  
*[[9th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|9th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company G, and Reorganized Company G&nbsp;
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*[[9th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|9th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company G, and Reorganized Company G
 
*[[12th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry|12th Regiment]], Indiana Cavalry, Companies F, and K  
 
*[[12th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry|12th Regiment]], Indiana Cavalry, Companies F, and K  
 
*[[15th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|15th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company H  
 
*[[15th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|15th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company H  
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*[[28th US Colored Troops|28th US Colored Troops]], Addition Recruits for Colored Troops
 
*[[28th US Colored Troops|28th US Colored Troops]], Addition Recruits for Colored Troops
  
Civil War Book
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''Civil War Books''
  
*"Military History of Jasper Counity" in F.A. Battey &amp; Co. ''Counties of Warren, Benton, Jasper and Newton, Indiana: Historical and Biographical. ''(Chicago: F.A. Battey &amp; Co, 2008.) also (Digital images of original published: Mt. Vernon, IN&nbsp;: Windmill Publications, 1994. viii, 810 p.&nbsp;: ill., ports.&nbsp;; 28 cm. The original is a reprint. It was originally published&nbsp;: Chicago&nbsp;: F.A. Battey, 1883.) page 485-507,&nbsp; {{FHL|1400205|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp;&nbsp; {{FSbook|63654}} &nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/counties-of-warren-benton-jasper-and-newton-indiana-historical-and-biographical/oclc/51022557&referer=brief_results other library]&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://www.archive.org/stream/cu31924028850010#page/n5/mode/2up Internet Archive]<br>
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*"Military History of Jasper Counity" in F.A. Battey Co. ''Counties of Warren, Benton, Jasper and Newton, Indiana: Historical and Biographical. ''(Chicago: F.A. Battey &amp; Co, 2008.) also (Digital images of original published: Mt. Vernon, IN: Windmill Publications, 1994. viii, 810 p.&nbsp;: ill., ports.; 28 cm. The original is a reprint. It was originally published: Chicago: F.A. Battey, 1883.) page 485-507, {{FHL|1400205|item|disp=FHL Collection}} {{FSbook|63654}} [http://www.worldcat.org/title/counties-of-warren-benton-jasper-and-newton-indiana-historical-and-biographical/oclc/51022557&referer=brief_results other library][http://www.archive.org/stream/cu31924028850010#page/n5/mode/2up Internet Archive]<br>
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
==== Probate ====
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==== Obituaries ====
  
==== School Records ====
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==== Periodicals ====
  
*Directory of Teachers (1936) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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==== Probate Records  ====
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{{IN Probate Intro|Jasper}}
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{{IN Probate Repositories}}
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==== Public Records  ====
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===== Organizations  =====
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*Early Fraternal Organizations and Their Members, Remington  [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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===== School Records  =====
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*Directory of Teachers (1936) [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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===== Voter Registration  =====
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*[http://www.everynameindex.com EveryNameIndex.com] - Free online genealogy indexes for those big old county histories.
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*[http://www.lanewood.com/ USGenWeb project<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1315322060312_801" />]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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*{{FHL|Indiana%2C+Jasper|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Jasper/ Jasper County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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==== Repositories  ====
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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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Jasper County; 115 W Washington; Rensselaer, IN 47978; Ph. 219.866.4927 Details: (Courthouse burned in 1862; all rec destroyed) (Co Hlth Dept has b &amp; d rec; Co Clk has m &amp; div rec from 1865, pro &amp; ct rec from 1864
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===== Archives  =====
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===== Libraries  =====
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===== Museums  =====
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===== Societies  =====
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===== Family History Centers  =====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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*[[West Lafayette Indiana Family History Center|West Lafayette 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}}
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{{IN Tax Repositories WC}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital 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>
 
*[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>
  
*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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===== Birth 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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===== Marriage Records  =====
  
*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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*Indiana Marriages, 1802-1892 - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7852&cj=1&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 Ancestry.com] <br>
  
*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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*Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992 [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1674830 FamilySearch] <br>
  
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
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*Indiana Marriage, 1811-1959 [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1410397 FamilySearch] <br>
  
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*Indiana, Death Index, 1882-1920 [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1947977 FamilySearch]
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{IN Vital Repositories|Jasper|768533}}
  
== Web Sites ==
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=== Places ===
  
*[http://www.everynameindex.com EveryNameIndex.com] - Free online genealogy indexes for those big old county histories.
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=== Web Sites  ===
*[http://www.lanewood.com/ USGenWeb project<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1315322060312_801" />]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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*{{FHL|Indiana%2C+Jasper|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/indiana/jasper-county/ Jasper County, IN History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Jasper/ Jasper County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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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]
  
== References  ==
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=== References  ===
  
 
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Jasper County, Indiana
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Founded February 7, 1835
County Seat Rensselaer
Courthouse
Address Jasper County Courthouse
115 W Washington
Rensselaer, IN 47978
Ph. 219.866.4927
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Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Land
Probate
1882*
1850*
1882*
1838
1864
*For earlier dates,

try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Monument to William Jasper at Savannah, Georgia
The county is named after Sergeant William Jasper (c1750-1779).[1]

Neighboring Counties

  • Parent Counties: Formed from Wabash New Purchase and unorganized territory (Warren/White) in 1835 (1838)[2]
  • County Seat: Rensselaer [3]


Neighboring Counties

Lake  • Porter  • Starke  • Pulaski  • White  • Benton  • Newton

Jasper CountyNewton CountyCass CountyMarshall CountyFord CountyGrundy CountyCook CountyWill CountyKankakee CountyLivingston CountyIroquois CountyLake CountySt. Joseph CountyPorter CountyLa Porte CountyStarke CountyPulaski CountyFulton CountyCarroll CountyWhite CountyBenton CountyTippecanoe CountyINJasper.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

1864 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged. For a list of record loss in Indiana Counties see: Indiana Counties with Burned Courthouses


For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business Records

Cemeteries

  • list of Jasper County Cemeteries - INGenWeb
  • Obituaries - 1997 to 2010 - INGenWeb
  • Veterans buried in Jasper County, Indiana - Lanewood  
  • Jasper, Newton, Pulaski, White County Area Deaths - 2002-2004 Lanewood

Census Records

For tips on accessing Jasper 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.


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


Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic and Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogies

Histories

Local Histories
  • F.A. Battey Co. Counties of Warren, Benton, Jasper and Newton, Indiana: Historical and Biographical. (Chicago: F.A. Battey Co, 2008.) also (Digital images of original published: Mt. Vernon, IN: Windmill Publications, 1994. viii, 810 p. : ill., ports.; 28 cm. The original is a reprint. It was originally published: Chicago: F.A. Battey, 1883.) FHL Collection FamilySearch Books Online other library Internet Archive

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


Maps

  • Jasper County, Indiana GIS Web Map

Military Records

Civil War

Civil War service men from Jasper 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 Jasper County.

Civil War Books

  • "Military History of Jasper Counity" in F.A. Battey Co. Counties of Warren, Benton, Jasper and Newton, Indiana: Historical and Biographical. (Chicago: F.A. Battey & Co, 2008.) also (Digital images of original published: Mt. Vernon, IN: Windmill Publications, 1994. viii, 810 p. : ill., ports.; 28 cm. The original is a reprint. It was originally published: Chicago: F.A. Battey, 1883.) page 485-507, FHL Collection FamilySearch Books Online other libraryInternet Archive

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Obituaries

Periodicals

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

Public Records

Organizations
School Records
Voter Registration

Repositories

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

Courthouse

Jasper County; 115 W Washington; Rensselaer, IN 47978; Ph. 219.866.4927 Details: (Courthouse burned in 1862; all rec destroyed) (Co Hlth Dept has b & d rec; Co Clk has m & div rec from 1865, pro & ct rec from 1864

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.

Finding More Tax Records

Additional tax records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Jasper County, Indiana Genealogy Tax Records in online catalogs like:


Vital 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)
Birth Records
Marriage Records

Finding Vital Records at Other Repositories

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


Places

Web Sites

References

  1. "William Jasper," Wikipedia.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "Jasper County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jasper_County,_Indiana (accessed 9 August 2013).

 

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