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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Indiana|Indiana]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Jay County''' <br>
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Indiana Genealogy|Indiana]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Jay County'''  
  
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Guide to '''Jay County, Indiana ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.<br>
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{{Click|File:IN ORP.png|Indiana_Online_Genealogy_Records}} {{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 Courthouse<br>Main and Walnut<br>Portland, IN 47371<br>Ph. 219.726.4951 | adoption_sign = Adoption Indiana Genealogical Society}}  
  
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=== Historical Facts  ===
  
{{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}}
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#cccc99" align="center" colspan="6" | '''Beginning dates for major county records'''
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Jay County, Indiana#Birth_Records|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Jay County, Indiana#Marriage_Records|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Jay County, Indiana#Death_Records|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Jay County, Indiana#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Jay 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>1837*</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>1836</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1837</center>
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''*For earlier dates,'''
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try... [[Jay County, Indiana#Church_Records|'''Church''']] &#124; [[Jay County, Indiana#Obituaries|'''Obituaries''']] &#124; [[Jay County, Indiana#Cemeteries|'''Cemeteries''']]
  
== 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)  
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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed from Adams New Purchase (Delaware/Randolph) in 1835<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:&nbsp;'''Portland <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Adams County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adams_County,_Indiana (accessed 10 May 2012).</ref><br>
  
== History  ==
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==== Parent County ====
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==== Neighboring Counties ====
 
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'''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>
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[[Adams County, Indiana Genealogy|Adams]] {{•}} [[Wells County, Indiana Genealogy|Wells]] {{•}} [[Blackford County, Indiana Genealogy|Blackford]] {{•}} [[Delaware County, Indiana Genealogy|Delaware]] {{•}} [[Randolph County, Indiana Genealogy|Randolph]] {{•}} [[Darke County, Ohio Genealogy|Darke]] {{•}} [[Mercer County, Ohio Genealogy|Mercer]]
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<center>{{INJay,Indiana Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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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.
  
== Places/Localities ==
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==== Records Loss ====
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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For a list of record loss in Indiana Counties see: [http://www.genealogyinc.com/indiana/in-counties/#courthouse Indiana Counties with Burned Courthouses]
  
==== Neighboring Counties ====
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=== Resources  ===
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==== Bible Records ====
  
*[[Adams County, Indiana|Adams]]
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==== Biographies  ====
*[[Blackford County, Indiana|Blackford]]
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*[[Darke County, Ohio|Darke County, Ohio]]
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*[[Delaware County, Indiana|Delaware]]
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*[[Mercer County, Ohio|Mercer County, Ohio]]
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*[[Randolph County, Indiana|Randolph]]
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*[[Wells County, Indiana|Wells]]
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== Resources ==
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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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{{IN Church Intro}}
  
==== Directories  ====
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{{IN Church End}}
  
*Directory of Businesses in Jay County, Indiana (1868) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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{{IN Church Repositories|573464}}
  
==== Land ====
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==== Court Records ====
  
==== Local Histories ====
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==== Directories ====
  
*History of Jay County&nbsp; [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Jay/hist/ Linkpendium ]<br>
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*Directory of Businesses in Jay County, Indiana (1868) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
*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>
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==== Emigration and Immigration  ====
  
*''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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==== Ethnic and Religious Groups  ====
  
==== Maps ====
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==== Gazetteers ====
  
*Maps and Gazetteers&nbsp;[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Jay/maps/ Linkpendium]<br>
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==== Genealogies  ====
  
==== Military ====
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==== Histories ====
  
*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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===== Local Histories  =====
  
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*History of Jay County&nbsp; [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Jay/hist/ Linkpendium ]<br>
  
*World War One
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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>
  
#Gold Star Honor Roll&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://genealogytrails.com/ind/jay/rollofhonor.html Genealogy Trails]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;  
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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}}
#&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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==== Land and Property  ====
  
*World War Two
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{{IN Land}}{{IN Land End}}
  
#World War II Casualties, Army and Army Air Corps&nbsp; [http://www.accessgenealogy.com/worldwar/indiana/jay1.htm Access Genealogy]
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{{IN Land and Property Other Repositories|Jay|460862}}
  
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==== Maps  ====
  
*Civil War
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/indiana/ Old Antique Atlases &amp; Maps of Indiana]
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
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*Maps and Gazetteers&nbsp;[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Jay/maps/ Linkpendium]<br>
  
#Civil Records -[http://ingenweb.org/injay/Records/CivilWarRecords.htm INGenWeb]
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==== Military Records ====
#Civil War Discharges&nbsp; &amp;&nbsp; New - [http://ingenweb.org/injay/CivilWarClips/Civilwarclips.htm INGenWeb]
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*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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'''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 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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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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*Jay County newspaper clippings - {{FHL|1328682|item|disp=FHL Collection}}
 
*Jay County newspaper clippings - {{FHL|1328682|item|disp=FHL Collection}}
  
==== Probate ====
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==== Obituaries ====
  
==== Taxation ====
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==== Periodicals ====
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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==== Probate Records  ====
  
*[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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{{IN Probate Intro|Jay}}
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'''Online Records'''
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*'''1798 – 1999''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9045 Indiana Wills and Probate Records 1798-1999] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images '''$'''
  
*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, 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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{{IN Probate Repositories}}
  
*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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==== Public 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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===== School Records  =====
  
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
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===== Voter Registration =====
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==== Repositories  ====
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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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===== Archives  =====
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===== Libraries  =====
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===== Museums  =====
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===== Societies =====
  
 
*[http://www.jaycountyhistory.org/ Jay County Historical Society]
 
*[http://www.jaycountyhistory.org/ Jay County Historical Society]
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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===== Family History Centers  =====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
== Web Sites  ==
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*[[Muncie Indiana Family History Center|Muncie Indiana Family History Center]]
  
*[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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For additional nearby Family History Centers, search online in the [http://www.familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator Family History Center directory].
*{{FHL|Indiana%2C+Jay|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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==== Taxation  ====
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{{IN Tax Intro}}
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{{IN Tax End}}
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{{Template:IN Tax Records Repositories|623724}}
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==== Vital Records  ====
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*[https://secure.in.gov/apps/iara/search/ Indiana State Digital Archives] <br>
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===== Birth Records  =====
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===== Marriage Records  =====
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*'''1802-1892''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7852&cj=1&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 Indiana Marriages, 1802-1892] - Ancestry.com $ <br>
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*'''1780-1992''' {{RecordSearch|1674830|Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992}} - FamilySearch  <br>
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*'''1811-2007''' {{RecordSearch|1410397|Indiana Marriage, 1811-2007}} - FamilySearch <br>
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===== Death Records  =====
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*'''1882-1920''' {{RecordSearch|1947977|Indiana, Death Index, 1882-1920}} at FamilySearch
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*[http://pasttracker.com/family/index.php/jay-in USGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.
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*{{FHL|Indiana%2C+Jay|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[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)
  
== References  ==
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{{IN Vital Repositories|Jay|503512}}
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=== Places  ===
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=== Web Sites  ===
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/indiana/jay-county/ Jay County, IN History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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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]
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=== References  ===
  
 
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Guide to Jay County, Indiana ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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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 Courthouse
Main and Walnut
Portland, IN 47371
Ph. 219.726.4951
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Contents

Historical Facts

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

try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

  • Parent Counties: Formed from Adams New Purchase (Delaware/Randolph) in 1835[1]
  • County Seat: Portland [2]


Neighboring Counties

Adams  • Wells  • Blackford  • Delaware  • Randolph  • Darke  • Mercer

Jay CountyDelaware CountyHenry CountyWayne CountyMontgomery CountyPreble CountyRandolph CountyHuntington CountyWells CountyAdams CountyMiami CountyVan Wert CountyBlackford CountyDarke CountyShelby CountyAllen CountyGrant CountyWabash CountyMercer CountyAuglaize CountyMadison CountyINJay.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.

Records Loss

For a list of record loss in Indiana Counties see: Indiana Counties with Burned Courthouses

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business Records

Cemeteries

Census Records

For tips on accessing Jay 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 Jay County, Indiana Genealogy Church Records in online catalogs like:


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

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


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

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.


Online Records


Finding More Probate Records

Additional probate records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Jay County, Indiana Genealogy Probate Records in online catalogs like:

Public Records

School Records
Voter Registration

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

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 Center 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 Jay County, Indiana Genealogy Tax Records in online catalogs like:

Vital Records

Birth Records
Marriage Records
Death Records

Finding Vital Records at Other Repositories

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


Places

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Adams County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adams_County,_Indiana (accessed 10 May 2012).

 

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