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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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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)
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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*Readings of all of the cemeteries in Jay County can be found on the [http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_jaycocemeteries.php ACPL Genealogy Center's website].  
 
*Readings of all of the cemeteries in Jay County can be found on the [http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_jaycocemeteries.php ACPL Genealogy Center's website].  
*Cemeteries of Jay County&nbsp; [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Jay/cem/ Linkpendium]
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*Cemeteries of Jay County - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Jay/cem/ Linkpendium]
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*Cemeteries of Jay County - [http://pasttracker.com/family/index.php/jay-county-in/jay-cemeteries INGenWeb]
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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{{Census|Indiana}}
  
 
*Index to Defective, Dependent &amp; Delinquent Census for Jay County, Indiana (1880) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])  
 
*Index to Defective, Dependent &amp; Delinquent Census for Jay County, Indiana (1880) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])  
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==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
==== Directories ====
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==== Directories ====
  
 
*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])
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*Montgomery, M.W., ''History of Jay County, Indiana,&nbsp; ''(Chicago, Illinois&nbsp;: Church, Goodman &amp; Cushing, 1864)&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]&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/index-of-history-of-jay-county-indiana-by-marcus-whitman-montgomery/oclc/236488774&referer=brief_results other libraries]<br>
 
*Montgomery, M.W., ''History of Jay County, Indiana,&nbsp; ''(Chicago, Illinois&nbsp;: Church, Goodman &amp; Cushing, 1864)&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]&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/index-of-history-of-jay-county-indiana-by-marcus-whitman-montgomery/oclc/236488774&referer=brief_results other libraries]<br>
  
*''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; [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/FH26&CISOPTR=36087&CISOSHOW=35182 Family History Archives]
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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}}
  
 
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==== Maps  ====
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#Gold Star Honor Roll&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://genealogytrails.com/ind/jay/rollofhonor.html Genealogy Trails]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;  
 
#Gold Star Honor Roll&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://genealogytrails.com/ind/jay/rollofhonor.html Genealogy Trails]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;  
#&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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#&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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*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  
 
Civil War  
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*"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; [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/FH26&CISOPTR=36087&CISOSHOW=35182 Family History Archives]
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*''"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}}
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
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*Jay Co. Newspaper 1871-1889 (index)&nbsp; -[http://pasttracker.com/family/index.php/jay-county-in/history INGenWeb]
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*Jay County newspaper clippings - {{FHL|1328682|item|disp=FHL Collection}}
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
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Contents

County Courthouse

Jay County; Main & 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)

History

Parent County

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

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

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

Church

Court

Directories

Land

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

Maps

Military

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  • World War One
  1. Gold Star Honor Roll  Genealogy Trails   
  2.  World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918    ancestry. com  $
  3. WW1 Draft Registration -INGenWeb
  4. WW1 Nurses -INGenWeb
  5. WW1 National Guard - INGenWeb

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  • World War Two
  1. World War II Casualties, Army and Army Air Corps  Access Genealogy

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  • Civil War
  1. Civil Records -INGenWeb
  2. Civil War Discharges  &  New - INGenWeb

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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

Newspapers

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

Probate

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)

Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

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