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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Indiana|Indiana]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Jay County''' <br>  
  
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{{Infobox U.S. County | county = Jay County | county_map = | state = Indiana | state_map = Indiana.png | latd = | longd = | founded year = 1835 | founded date = February 7 | seat = Portland | building image = | building address = Jay County; Main &amp; Walnut; Portland, IN 47371; Ph. 219.726.4951}}  
 
{{Infobox U.S. County | county = Jay County | county_map = | state = Indiana | state_map = Indiana.png | latd = | longd = | founded year = 1835 | founded date = February 7 | seat = Portland | building image = | building address = Jay County; Main &amp; Walnut; Portland, IN 47371; Ph. 219.726.4951}}  
  
== County Courthouse ==
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=== Historical Facts ===
  
Jay County; Main &amp; Walnut; Portland, IN 47371; Ph. 219.726.4951 Details: (Co Hlth Dept has b &amp; d rec from 1882; Co Clk has m rec from 1843, div rec from 1882, pro rec from 1836 &amp; ct rec from 1837; Co Aud has land rec from 1836)
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==== Populated Places ====
 
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== History ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
'''1835--'''Jay County was created 7 February 1835&nbsp;from [[Randolph County, Indiana|Randolph]] and [[Delaware County, Indiana|Delaware]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Portland <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
 
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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'''1835--'''Jay County was created 7 February 1835&nbsp;from [[Randolph County, Indiana|Randolph]] and [[Delaware County, Indiana|Delaware]] Counties.<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
 
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== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Wells County, Indiana|Wells]]
 
*[[Wells County, Indiana|Wells]]
  
== Resources  ==
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==== Record Loss  ====
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=== Resources  ===
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==== Bible Records  ====
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==== Biographies  ====
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==== Business Records  ====
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*Cemeteries of Jay County - [http://pasttracker.com/family/index.php/jay-county-in/jay-cemeteries INGenWeb]
 
*Cemeteries of Jay County - [http://pasttracker.com/family/index.php/jay-county-in/jay-cemeteries INGenWeb]
  
==== Census  ====
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==== Census Records ====
  
 
{{Census|Indiana}}  
 
{{Census|Indiana}}  
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*Index to Defective, Dependent &amp; Delinquent Census for Jay County (1880) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])  
 
*Index to Defective, Dependent &amp; Delinquent Census for Jay County (1880) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])  
 
*Index to Mortality Schedule for Jay County (1860) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])  
 
*Index to Mortality Schedule for Jay County (1860) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])  
*Pioneer Settlers of Jay County ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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*Pioneer Settlers of Jay County ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])  
 
*Jay County, Indiana: Census Records and Indexes - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Jay/cen/ Linkpendium]<br>
 
*Jay County, Indiana: Census Records and Indexes - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Jay/cen/ Linkpendium]<br>
  
==== Church  ====
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==== Church Records ====
  
==== Court  ====
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==== Directories  ====
 
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*Directory of Businesses in Jay County, Indiana (1868) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
 
*Directory of Businesses in Jay County, Indiana (1868) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
==== Land ====
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==== Emigration and Immigration ====
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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==== Histories  ====
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===== Local Histories  =====
  
 
*History of Jay County&nbsp; [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Jay/hist/ Linkpendium ]<br>
 
*History of Jay County&nbsp; [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Jay/hist/ Linkpendium ]<br>
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*''Biographical and historical record of Jay and Blackford Counties, Indiana: containing portraits of all the presidents of the United States from Washington to Cleveland, with accompanying biographies of each&nbsp;; a condensed history of the state of Indiana&nbsp;; portraits and biographies of some of the prominent men of the state&nbsp;; engravings of prominent citizens in Jay and Blackford Counties, with personal histories of many of the leading families, and a concise history of Jay and Blackford Counties and their cities and villages''. (1978. Chicago: Lewis Pub. Co.)&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;{{FHL|316769|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/biographical-and-historical-record-of-jay-and-blackford-counties-indiana-containing-portraits-of-all-the-presidents-of-the-united-states-from-washington-to-cleveland-with-accompanying-biographies-of-each-a-condensed-history-of-the-state-of-indiana-portraits-and-biographies-of-some-of-the-prominent-men-of-the-state-engravings-of-prominent-citizens-in-jay-and-blackford-counties-with-personal-histories-of-many-of-the-leading-families-and-a-concise-history-of-jay-and-blackford-counties-and-their-cities-and-villages/oclc/4991902&referer=brief_results other libraries]&nbsp;&nbsp; {{FSbook|46921}}
 
*''Biographical and historical record of Jay and Blackford Counties, Indiana: containing portraits of all the presidents of the United States from Washington to Cleveland, with accompanying biographies of each&nbsp;; a condensed history of the state of Indiana&nbsp;; portraits and biographies of some of the prominent men of the state&nbsp;; engravings of prominent citizens in Jay and Blackford Counties, with personal histories of many of the leading families, and a concise history of Jay and Blackford Counties and their cities and villages''. (1978. Chicago: Lewis Pub. Co.)&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;{{FHL|316769|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/biographical-and-historical-record-of-jay-and-blackford-counties-indiana-containing-portraits-of-all-the-presidents-of-the-united-states-from-washington-to-cleveland-with-accompanying-biographies-of-each-a-condensed-history-of-the-state-of-indiana-portraits-and-biographies-of-some-of-the-prominent-men-of-the-state-engravings-of-prominent-citizens-in-jay-and-blackford-counties-with-personal-histories-of-many-of-the-leading-families-and-a-concise-history-of-jay-and-blackford-counties-and-their-cities-and-villages/oclc/4991902&referer=brief_results other libraries]&nbsp;&nbsp; {{FSbook|46921}}
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==== Land and Property  ====
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*Maps and Gazetteers&nbsp;[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Jay/maps/ Linkpendium]<br>
 
*Maps and Gazetteers&nbsp;[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Jay/maps/ Linkpendium]<br>
  
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==== Military Records ====
  
 
*List of Pensioners on the Roll January 1, 1883&nbsp; [http://www.archive.org/stream/listpensionerso01buregoog#page/n101/mode/1up INTERNET ARCHIVE]
 
*List of Pensioners on the Roll January 1, 1883&nbsp; [http://www.archive.org/stream/listpensionerso01buregoog#page/n101/mode/1up INTERNET ARCHIVE]
  
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'''Civil War '''
 
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*World War One
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#Gold Star Honor Roll&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://genealogytrails.com/ind/jay/rollofhonor.html Genealogy Trails]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
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#&nbsp;World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=6482&cj=1&path=Indiana.Jay+County&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 ancestry. com&nbsp; ]$
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#WW1 Draft Registration -[http://ingenweb.org/injay/Records/WW1DraftReg.htm INGenWeb]
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#WW1 Nurses -[http://ingenweb.org/injay/Records/WW1Nurses.htm INGenWeb]
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#WW1 National Guard - [http://ingenweb.org/injay/Records/WW1NatGuard.htm INGenWeb]
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*World War Two
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#World War II Casualties, Army and Army Air Corps&nbsp; [http://www.accessgenealogy.com/worldwar/indiana/jay1.htm Access Genealogy]
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*Civil War
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#Civil Records -[http://ingenweb.org/injay/Records/CivilWarRecords.htm INGenWeb]
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#Civil War Discharges&nbsp; &amp;&nbsp; New - [http://ingenweb.org/injay/CivilWarClips/Civilwarclips.htm INGenWeb]
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Civil War  
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Civil War service men from Jay 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 Jay County.  
 
Civil War service men from Jay 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 Jay County.  
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*[[40th Regiment, Ohio Infantry|40th Regiment]], Ohio Infantry, Company F&nbsp; (page 281, in "Jay County And The War")<br>
 
*[[40th Regiment, Ohio Infantry|40th Regiment]], Ohio Infantry, Company F&nbsp; (page 281, in "Jay County And The War")<br>
  
Civil War Books  
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*Civil Records -[http://ingenweb.org/injay/Records/CivilWarRecords.htm INGenWeb]
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*Civil War Discharges New - [http://ingenweb.org/injay/CivilWarClips/Civilwarclips.htm INGenWeb]
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''Civil War Books''
  
 
*"Jay County And The War" Chapter 17 in Montgomery, M.W., ''History of Jay County, Indiana,&nbsp; ''(Chicago, Illinois&nbsp;: Church, Goodman &amp; Cushing, 1864), (page 220-288, Regiment, Companies, Name's),&nbsp;&nbsp;977.267 H2m FHL US/CAN Book {{FHL|188339|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://www.archive.org/details/historyofjaycoun01mont INTERNET&nbsp;ARCHIVE]<br>
 
*"Jay County And The War" Chapter 17 in Montgomery, M.W., ''History of Jay County, Indiana,&nbsp; ''(Chicago, Illinois&nbsp;: Church, Goodman &amp; Cushing, 1864), (page 220-288, Regiment, Companies, Name's),&nbsp;&nbsp;977.267 H2m FHL US/CAN Book {{FHL|188339|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://www.archive.org/details/historyofjaycoun01mont INTERNET&nbsp;ARCHIVE]<br>
  
 
*''"Civil War" Part 2, Chapter 7 in Biographical and historical record of Jay and Blackford Counties, Indiana: containing portraits of all the presidents of the United States from Washington to Cleveland, with accompanying biographies of each&nbsp;; a condensed history of the state of Indiana&nbsp;; portraits and biographies of some of the prominent men of the state&nbsp;; engravings of prominent citizens in Jay and Blackford Counties, with personal histories of many of the leading families, and a concise history of Jay and Blackford Counties and their cities and villages''. (1978. Chicago: Lewis Pub. Co.), (page 227-234, Regiment, some Companies),&nbsp;&nbsp;{{FHL|316769|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/biographical-and-historical-record-of-jay-and-blackford-counties-indiana-containing-portraits-of-all-the-presidents-of-the-united-states-from-washington-to-cleveland-with-accompanying-biographies-of-each-a-condensed-history-of-the-state-of-indiana-portraits-and-biographies-of-some-of-the-prominent-men-of-the-state-engravings-of-prominent-citizens-in-jay-and-blackford-counties-with-personal-histories-of-many-of-the-leading-families-and-a-concise-history-of-jay-and-blackford-counties-and-their-cities-and-villages/oclc/4991902&referer=brief_results other libraries]&nbsp;&nbsp; Digigal copies {{FSbook|46921}}
 
*''"Civil War" Part 2, Chapter 7 in Biographical and historical record of Jay and Blackford Counties, Indiana: containing portraits of all the presidents of the United States from Washington to Cleveland, with accompanying biographies of each&nbsp;; a condensed history of the state of Indiana&nbsp;; portraits and biographies of some of the prominent men of the state&nbsp;; engravings of prominent citizens in Jay and Blackford Counties, with personal histories of many of the leading families, and a concise history of Jay and Blackford Counties and their cities and villages''. (1978. Chicago: Lewis Pub. Co.), (page 227-234, Regiment, some Companies),&nbsp;&nbsp;{{FHL|316769|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/biographical-and-historical-record-of-jay-and-blackford-counties-indiana-containing-portraits-of-all-the-presidents-of-the-united-states-from-washington-to-cleveland-with-accompanying-biographies-of-each-a-condensed-history-of-the-state-of-indiana-portraits-and-biographies-of-some-of-the-prominent-men-of-the-state-engravings-of-prominent-citizens-in-jay-and-blackford-counties-with-personal-histories-of-many-of-the-leading-families-and-a-concise-history-of-jay-and-blackford-counties-and-their-cities-and-villages/oclc/4991902&referer=brief_results other libraries]&nbsp;&nbsp; Digigal copies {{FSbook|46921}}
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'''World War I'''
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*Gold Star Honor Roll&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://genealogytrails.com/ind/jay/rollofhonor.html Genealogy Trails]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
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*World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=6482&cj=1&path=Indiana.Jay+County&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 ancestry. com]$
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*WW1 Draft Registration -[http://ingenweb.org/injay/Records/WW1DraftReg.htm INGenWeb]
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*WW1 Nurses -[http://ingenweb.org/injay/Records/WW1Nurses.htm INGenWeb]
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*WW1 National Guard - [http://ingenweb.org/injay/Records/WW1NatGuard.htm INGenWeb]
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'''World War II'''
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*World War II Casualties, Army and Army Air Corps&nbsp; [http://www.accessgenealogy.com/worldwar/indiana/jay1.htm Access Genealogy]
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*Jay County newspaper clippings - {{FHL|1328682|item|disp=FHL Collection}}
 
*Jay County newspaper clippings - {{FHL|1328682|item|disp=FHL Collection}}
  
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===== Courthouse  =====
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Jay County; Main and; Walnut; Portland, IN 47371; Ph. 219.726.4951 Details: (Co Hlth Dept has b &amp; d rec from 1882; Co Clk has m rec from 1843, div rec from 1882, pro rec from 1836 &amp; ct rec from 1837; Co Aud has land rec from 1836)
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*[http://www.jaycountyhistory.org/ Jay County Historical Society]
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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==== School Records ====
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
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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>
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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>
 
*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 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>
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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]
 
*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&nbsp;  ==
 
  
*[http://www.jaycountyhistory.org/ Jay County Historical Society]
 
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
 
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
  
== Web Sites  ==
 
  
 
*[http://pasttracker.com/family/index.php/jay-in USGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*[http://pasttracker.com/family/index.php/jay-in USGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Jay/ Jay County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Jay/ Jay County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
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Jay County, Indiana
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Indiana
Location of Indiana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 7, 1835
County Seat Portland
Courthouse
Address Jay County; Main & Walnut; Portland, IN 47371; Ph. 219.726.4951

Contents

Historical Facts

Populated Places

Parent County

Boundary Changes

1835--Jay County was created 7 February 1835 from Randolph and Delaware Counties.[1]

Neighboring Counties

Record Loss

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business Records

Cemeteries

Census Records

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

Church Records

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic and Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogies

Histories

Local Histories
  • Biographical and historical record of Jay and Blackford Counties, Indiana: containing portraits of all the presidents of the United States from Washington to Cleveland, with accompanying biographies of each ; a condensed history of the state of Indiana ; portraits and biographies of some of the prominent men of the state ; engravings of prominent citizens in Jay and Blackford Counties, with personal histories of many of the leading families, and a concise history of Jay and Blackford Counties and their cities and villages. (1978. Chicago: Lewis Pub. Co.)   FHL Collection  other libraries   FamilySearch Books Online

Land and Property

Maps

Military Records

Civil War

Civil War service men from Jay 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 Jay County.

Civil War Books

  • "Jay County And The War" Chapter 17 in Montgomery, M.W., History of Jay County, Indiana,  (Chicago, Illinois : Church, Goodman & Cushing, 1864), (page 220-288, Regiment, Companies, Name's),  977.267 H2m FHL US/CAN Book FHL Collection  INTERNET ARCHIVE
  • "Civil War" Part 2, Chapter 7 in Biographical and historical record of Jay and Blackford Counties, Indiana: containing portraits of all the presidents of the United States from Washington to Cleveland, with accompanying biographies of each ; a condensed history of the state of Indiana ; portraits and biographies of some of the prominent men of the state ; engravings of prominent citizens in Jay and Blackford Counties, with personal histories of many of the leading families, and a concise history of Jay and Blackford Counties and their cities and villages. (1978. Chicago: Lewis Pub. Co.), (page 227-234, Regiment, some Companies),  FHL Collection  other libraries   Digigal copies FamilySearch Books Online

World War I

World War II

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

  • Jay Co. Newspaper 1871-1889 (index)  -INGenWeb

Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate Records

Public Records

Repositories

Courthouse

Jay County; Main and; Walnut; Portland, IN 47371; Ph. 219.726.4951 Details: (Co Hlth Dept has b & d rec from 1882; Co Clk has m rec from 1843, div rec from 1882, pro rec from 1836 & ct rec from 1837; Co Aud has land rec from 1836)

Archives
Libraries
Museums
Societies
Family History Centers

School Records

Taxation

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
Death Records



References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).