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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Indiana|Indiana]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Johnson County''' <br>  
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Indiana Genealogy|Indiana]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Johnson County''' <br>  
  
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Guide to '''Johnson 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 = Johnson County | county_map = | state = Indiana | state_map = Indiana.png | latd = | longd = | founded year = 1822 | founded date = December 31 | seat = Franklin | building image = | building address = [http://co.johnson.in.us/johnsoncounty/ Johnson County Courthouse]<br>1st Floor;<br> Franklin, IN 46131<br> Phone: 317.736.3708<br> [http://www.Johnsoncounty.us/ '''Website'''] | adoption_sign=Adoption Indiana Genealogical Society}}  
  
{{Infobox U.S. County | county = Johnson County | county_map = | state = Indiana | state_map = Indiana.png | latd = | longd = | founded year = 1822 | founded date = December 31 | seat = Franklin | building image = | building address = [http://co.johnson.in.us/johnsoncounty/ Johnson County Courthouse]<br>1st Floor;<br> Franklin, IN 46131<br> Phone: 317.736.3708<br> [http://www.Johnsoncounty.us/ '''Johnson County Website'''] }} }}
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=== Historical Facts  ===
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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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>'''[[Johnson County, Indiana#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Johnson County, Indiana#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Johnson County, Indiana#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Johnson County, Indiana#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Johnson 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>1830*</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>1825</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1821</center>
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''*For earlier dates,'''
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try... [[Johnson County, Indiana#Church_Records|'''Church''']] &#124; [[Johnson County, Indiana#Obituaries|'''Obituaries''']] &#124; [[Johnson County, Indiana#Cemeteries|'''Cemeteries''']]
  
[http://co.johnson.in.us/johnsoncounty/ Johnson County Courthouse]<br>1st Floor;<br> Franklin, IN 46131<br> Phone: 317.736.3708<br><br>County Health Department has birth, death and burial records 1882.<br>County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1830. <br>County Recorder has land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Johnson County, Indiana 214 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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== History  ==
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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed from Delaware New Purchase in 1823<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;'''Franklin <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Johnson County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnson_County,_Indiana (accessed 10 May 2012).</ref><br>
  
==== Parent County  ====
 
  
'''1822--'''Johnson County was created 31 December 1822&nbsp;from unorganized territory.<br>'''County seat:''' Franklin <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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[[Marion County, Indiana Genealogy|Marion]] {{•}}
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[[Shelby County, Indiana Genealogy|Shelby]] {{•}}
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[[Bartholomew County, Indiana Genealogy|Bartholomew]] {{•}}
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[[Brown County, Indiana Genealogy|Brown]] {{•}}
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[[Morgan County, Indiana Genealogy|Morgan]]
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<center>{{INJohnson,Indiana Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
  
 
==== 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  ====
  
'''May 1849 and December 1874''' -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.  
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'''May 1849 and December 1874''' -- 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]
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For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:  
 
For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:  
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*[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 ====
  
*[[Bartholomew County, Indiana|Bartholomew]]
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==== Business Records ====
*[[Brown County, Indiana|Brown]]
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*[[Marion County, Indiana|Marion]]
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*[[Morgan County, Indiana|Morgan]]
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*[[Shelby County, Indiana|Shelby]]
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== Resources ==
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=32495 Young's Creek Cemetery, Franklin]
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=32495 Young's Creek Cemetery, Franklin]
  
==== Census  ====
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==== Census Records ====
  
 
{{Census|Indiana}}  
 
{{Census|Indiana}}  
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*Residents of Johnson County, Indiana (1874) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
 
*Residents of Johnson County, Indiana (1874) (members only database, [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|460628}}
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==== Court Records ====
  
 
==== Directories  ====
 
==== Directories  ====
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*Directory of Businesses in Johnson&nbsp;County, Indiana (1868) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
 
*Directory of Businesses in Johnson&nbsp;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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==== Ethnic and Religious Groups ====
  
*[http://everynameindex.com/JohnsonCoIN.html Every Name Index to History of Johnson County, Indiana].&nbsp; Every Name Index compiled by Cathy L. O'Connor, 2007; original text by by D. D. Banta, 1888; reproduction by Unigraphic, Inc., 1970.&nbsp; [http://www.everynameindex.com EveryNameIndex.com]
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==== Gazetteers  ====
  
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==== Genealogies  ====
  
*[http://everynameindex.com/JohnsonCoIN.html Every Name Index to History of Johnson County, Indiana].&nbsp; Every Name Index compiled by Cathy L. O'Connor, 2007; original text by Elba L. Branigin, 1913; published by B. F. Bowen, 1913; reproduction by Unigraphic, Inc., 1972.&nbsp; [http://www.everynameindex.com EveryNameIndex.com]
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==== Histories  ====
  
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===== Local Histories  =====
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*[http://everynameindex.com/JohnsonCoIN.html Every Name Index to History of Johnson County, Indiana].&nbsp; Every Name Index compiled by Cathy L. O'Connor, 2007; original text by by D. D. Banta, 1888; reproduction by Unigraphic, Inc., 1970.&nbsp; [http://www.everynameindex.com EveryNameIndex.com]
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*[http://everynameindex.com/JohnsonCoIN.html Every Name Index to History of Johnson County, Indiana].&nbsp; Every Name Index compiled by Cathy L. O'Connor, 2007; original text by Elba L. Branigin, 1913; published by B. F. Bowen, 1913; reproduction by Unigraphic, Inc., 1972.&nbsp; [http://www.everynameindex.com EveryNameIndex.com]
  
 
*Banta, D. D. 1970. ''History of Johnson County Indiana: from the earliest time to the present with biographical sketches, notes, etc. together with a short history of the Northwest, the Indiana territory and the state of Indiana''. (Evansville, In: Unigraphic.)&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;977.2 H2hj FHL US/CAN Book {{FHL|204941|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-johnson-county-indiana-from-the-earliest-time-to-the-present-with-biographical-sketches-notes-etc-together-with-a-short-history-of-the-northwest-the-indiana-territory-and-the-state-of-indiana/oclc/6274863&referer=brief_results other libraries]&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.archive.org/details/historyofjohnsto00bant INTERNET&nbsp;ACHIVE&nbsp;]&nbsp; [http://books.google.com/books/about/History_of_Johnson_County_Indiana.html?id=rRcVAAAAYAAJ Google books] <br>
 
*Banta, D. D. 1970. ''History of Johnson County Indiana: from the earliest time to the present with biographical sketches, notes, etc. together with a short history of the Northwest, the Indiana territory and the state of Indiana''. (Evansville, In: Unigraphic.)&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;977.2 H2hj FHL US/CAN Book {{FHL|204941|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-johnson-county-indiana-from-the-earliest-time-to-the-present-with-biographical-sketches-notes-etc-together-with-a-short-history-of-the-northwest-the-indiana-territory-and-the-state-of-indiana/oclc/6274863&referer=brief_results other libraries]&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.archive.org/details/historyofjohnsto00bant INTERNET&nbsp;ACHIVE&nbsp;]&nbsp; [http://books.google.com/books/about/History_of_Johnson_County_Indiana.html?id=rRcVAAAAYAAJ Google books] <br>
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*History of Johnson County - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Johnson/hist/ Linkpendium]<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1307494445917_872" /> <br>
 
*History of Johnson County - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Johnson/hist/ Linkpendium]<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1307494445917_872" /> <br>
  
*Johnson County, Indiana Biographical Sketches&nbsp;- [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~injohnso/biosketch/bios.html USGenWeb]<br>
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*Johnson County, Indiana Biographical Sketches- [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~injohnso/biosketch/bios.html USGenWeb]<br>
  
==== Maps ====
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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|Johnson|405536}}
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==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/indiana/ Old Antique Atlases & 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.
 
*Maps and Gazetteers - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Johnson/maps/ Linkpendium]
 
*Maps and Gazetteers - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Johnson/maps/ Linkpendium]
  
==== Military  ====
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==== Military Records ====
  
 
*Johnson Co IN Ancestral Heroes (Military War Heroes) (Source: A: [http://www.ancestralheroes.com/special/Johnson+Co+IN AncestralHeroes.com])  
 
*Johnson Co IN Ancestral Heroes (Military War Heroes) (Source: A: [http://www.ancestralheroes.com/special/Johnson+Co+IN AncestralHeroes.com])  
*List of Pensioners on the Roll January 1, 1883 Johnson County, Indiana (Source: [http://www.archive.org/stream/listpensionerso01buregoog#page/n110/mode/1up Internet Archive])  
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*List of Pensioners on the Roll January 1, 1883 Johnson County, Indiana (Source: [http://www.archive.org/stream/listpensionerso01buregoog#page/n110/mode/1up Internet Archive])
*Mexican American War, 1846-1848&nbsp;
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#[http://cemetery.bradmanz.com/veterans/mexican/johnson/MexAm.htm Mexican American War Veterans]
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'''Revolutionary War, 1775-1783'''
  
*Revolutionary War, 1775-1783&nbsp;
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*[http://cemetery.bradmanz.com/veterans/revolution/johnson/1776.htm Revolutionary War Graves]
  
#[http://cemetery.bradmanz.com/veterans/revolution/johnson/1776.htm Revolutionary War Graves]
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'''Mexican American War, 1846-1848'''
  
*World War I (The Great War), 1914-1918
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*[http://cemetery.bradmanz.com/veterans/mexican/johnson/MexAm.htm Mexican American War Veterans]
  
#Gold Star Honor Roll (Source: [http://genealogytrails.com/ind/johnson/rollofhonor.html Genealogy Trails History Group])
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'''Civil War '''
#World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 Johnson County (Source: Explore [http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=6482&cj=1&path=Indiana.Johnson+County&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 Ancestry.com]) ($)
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*World War II, 1941-1945&nbsp;
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Civil War service men from&nbsp;Johnson 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 Johnson County.  
 
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#Johnson County, Indiana World War II Casualties, Army and Army Air Corps (Source: [http://www.accessgenealogy.com/worldwar/indiana/johnson1.htm AccessGenealogy]) <br>
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Civil War
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Civil War service men from&nbsp;Johnson 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&nbsp;Johnson County.  
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*[[1st Regiment, Indiana Heavy Artillery|1st Regiment]], Indiana Heavy Artillery, Companies L, and M  
 
*[[1st Regiment, Indiana Heavy Artillery|1st Regiment]], Indiana Heavy Artillery, Companies L, and M  
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*[[28th US Colored Troops|28th US Colored Troops]], Addition Recruits for Colored Troops <br>
 
*[[28th US Colored Troops|28th US Colored Troops]], Addition Recruits for Colored Troops <br>
  
Civil War Books  
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''Civil War Books''
  
 
*"Johnson County And Civil War" Chapter 14 in Branigin, Elba L. 1913. ''History of Johnson County'', (Indiana. Indianapolis, In: B.F. Bowen &amp; Co.), ( page 420-485; diaries and letter written from the front)&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-johnson-county-indiana/oclc/6114332&referer=brief_results other libraries&nbsp;]&nbsp;[http://www.archive.org/details/historyjohnsonc00brangoog INTERNET ARCHIVE]<br>
 
*"Johnson County And Civil War" Chapter 14 in Branigin, Elba L. 1913. ''History of Johnson County'', (Indiana. Indianapolis, In: B.F. Bowen &amp; Co.), ( page 420-485; diaries and letter written from the front)&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-johnson-county-indiana/oclc/6114332&referer=brief_results other libraries&nbsp;]&nbsp;[http://www.archive.org/details/historyjohnsonc00brangoog INTERNET ARCHIVE]<br>
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*"Military History" Chapter 9 in Banta, D. D. 1970. ''History of Johnson County Indiana: from the earliest time to the present with biographical sketches, notes, etc. together with a short history of the Northwest, the Indiana territory and the state of Indiana''. (Evansville, In: Unigraphic.), (page 726-837; Regiment, Companies; "Roll Of Honor," page 739-743),&nbsp;977.2 H2hj FHL US/CAN Book {{FHL|204941|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-johnson-county-indiana-from-the-earliest-time-to-the-present-with-biographical-sketches-notes-etc-together-with-a-short-history-of-the-northwest-the-indiana-territory-and-the-state-of-indiana/oclc/6274863&referer=brief_results other libraries]&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.archive.org/details/historyofjohnsto00bant INTERNET&nbsp;ACHIVE&nbsp;]&nbsp; [http://books.google.com/books/about/History_of_Johnson_County_Indiana.html?id=rRcVAAAAYAAJ Google books] <br>
 
*"Military History" Chapter 9 in Banta, D. D. 1970. ''History of Johnson County Indiana: from the earliest time to the present with biographical sketches, notes, etc. together with a short history of the Northwest, the Indiana territory and the state of Indiana''. (Evansville, In: Unigraphic.), (page 726-837; Regiment, Companies; "Roll Of Honor," page 739-743),&nbsp;977.2 H2hj FHL US/CAN Book {{FHL|204941|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-johnson-county-indiana-from-the-earliest-time-to-the-present-with-biographical-sketches-notes-etc-together-with-a-short-history-of-the-northwest-the-indiana-territory-and-the-state-of-indiana/oclc/6274863&referer=brief_results other libraries]&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.archive.org/details/historyofjohnsto00bant INTERNET&nbsp;ACHIVE&nbsp;]&nbsp; [http://books.google.com/books/about/History_of_Johnson_County_Indiana.html?id=rRcVAAAAYAAJ Google books] <br>
  
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'''World War I (The Great War), 1914-1918'''
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*Gold Star Honor Roll (Source: [http://genealogytrails.com/ind/johnson/rollofhonor.html Genealogy Trails History Group])
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*World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 Johnson County (Source: Explore [http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=6482&cj=1&path=Indiana.Johnson+County&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 Ancestry.com]) ($)
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'''World War II, 1941-1945'''
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*Johnson County, Indiana World War II Casualties, Army and Army Air Corps (Source: [http://www.accessgenealogy.com/worldwar/indiana/johnson1.htm AccessGenealogy]) <br>
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
==== Probate ====
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==== Obituaries ====
  
==== School Records  ====
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==== Periodicals  ====
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==== Probate Records  ====
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{{IN Probate Intro|Johnson}}
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{{IN Probate Repositories}}
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====Public Records====
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===== School Records  =====
  
 
*Alumni of Franklin High School (1874-1900) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])  
 
*Alumni of Franklin High School (1874-1900) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])  
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*Students and Teachers of Franklin High School (1901, 1926) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])  
 
*Students and Teachers of Franklin High School (1901, 1926) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])  
 
*Directory of Teachers for Morgan County&nbsp;(1936) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
 
*Directory of Teachers for Morgan County&nbsp;(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.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~injohnso/johnson.html USGenWeb project]. 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+Johnson|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Johnson/ Johnson 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 & Genealogical Societies]
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===== Courthouse  =====
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[http://co.johnson.in.us/johnsoncounty/ Johnson County Courthouse]<br>1st Floor;<br> Franklin, IN 46131<br> Phone: 317.736.3708<br><br>County Health Department has birth, death and burial records 1882.<br>County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1830. <br>County Recorder has land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Johnson County, Indiana 214 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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===== Archives  =====
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===== Libraries  =====
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The Johnson County Museum of History has a Genealogy Library in the basement of the building. Johnson county is storing many original records in this library. <br>
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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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*[[North Vernon Indiana Family History Center|North Vernon 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  ====
 
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{{IN Tax Intro}}
  
 
Tax Books and/or Delinquent List 1843 through 1889 are housed at the Johnson County Museum of History in their [http://www.johnsoncountymuseum.org/genealogy_library Genealogy Library].<br>  
 
Tax Books and/or Delinquent List 1843 through 1889 are housed at the Johnson County Museum of History in their [http://www.johnsoncountymuseum.org/genealogy_library Genealogy Library].<br>  
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{{IN Tax End}}
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{{IN Tax Repositories WC}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital 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>
 
*[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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===== Birth Records  =====
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===== Marriage Records  =====
  
 
*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;  ==
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{{IN Vital Repositories|Johnson|465223}}
  
The Johnson County Museum of History has a Genealogy Library in the basement of the building. Johnson county is storing many original records in this library. <br>
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{{IN Tax Intro}}
  
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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{{IN Tax End}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
  
== Web Sites  ==
 
  
*[http://www.everynameindex.com EveryNameIndex.com ]- Free online genealogy indexes for those big old county histories.
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===Places  ===
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~injohnso/johnson.html USGenWeb project]. 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+Johnson|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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=== Web Sites ===
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Johnson/ Johnson County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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== References  ==
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/indiana/johnson-county/ Johnson 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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Guide to Johnson County, Indiana ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Johnson County, Indiana
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Founded December 31, 1822
County Seat Franklin
Courthouse
Address Johnson County Courthouse
1st Floor;
Franklin, IN 46131
Phone: 317.736.3708
Website
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Contents

Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Land
Probate
1882*
1830*
1882*
1825
1821
*For earlier dates,

try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

  • Parent Counties: Formed from Delaware New Purchase in 1823[1]
  • County Seat: Franklin [2]


Neighboring Counties

Marion  • Shelby  • Bartholomew  • Brown  • Morgan


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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

May 1849 and December 1874 -- 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

BillionGraves: Has Google map for each cemetery, searchable database, headstone photos.

Census Records

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


Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic and Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogies

Histories

Local Histories
  • Banta, D. D. 1970. History of Johnson County Indiana: from the earliest time to the present with biographical sketches, notes, etc. together with a short history of the Northwest, the Indiana territory and the state of Indiana. (Evansville, In: Unigraphic.)   977.2 H2hj FHL US/CAN Book FHL Collection   other libraries   INTERNET ACHIVE   Google books
  • Johnson County, Indiana Biographical Sketches- USGenWeb

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


Maps

Military Records

  • Johnson Co IN Ancestral Heroes (Military War Heroes) (Source: A: AncestralHeroes.com)
  • List of Pensioners on the Roll January 1, 1883 Johnson County, Indiana (Source: Internet Archive)

Revolutionary War, 1775-1783

Mexican American War, 1846-1848

Civil War

Civil War service men from Johnson 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 Johnson County.

Civil War Books

  • "Johnson County And Civil War" Chapter 14 in Branigin, Elba L. 1913. History of Johnson County, (Indiana. Indianapolis, In: B.F. Bowen & Co.), ( page 420-485; diaries and letter written from the front)  other libraries  INTERNET ARCHIVE
  • "Military History" Chapter 9 in Banta, D. D. 1970. History of Johnson County Indiana: from the earliest time to the present with biographical sketches, notes, etc. together with a short history of the Northwest, the Indiana territory and the state of Indiana. (Evansville, In: Unigraphic.), (page 726-837; Regiment, Companies; "Roll Of Honor," page 739-743), 977.2 H2hj FHL US/CAN Book FHL Collection   other libraries   INTERNET ACHIVE   Google books

World War I (The Great War), 1914-1918

World War II, 1941-1945

  • Johnson County, Indiana World War II Casualties, Army and Army Air Corps (Source: AccessGenealogy)

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


Public Records

School Records
Voter Registration

Repositories

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

Courthouse

Johnson County Courthouse
1st Floor;
Franklin, IN 46131
Phone: 317.736.3708

County Health Department has birth, death and burial records 1882.
County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1830.
County Recorder has land records. [3]

Archives
Libraries

The Johnson County Museum of History has a Genealogy Library in the basement of the building. Johnson county is storing many original records in this library.

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.


Tax Books and/or Delinquent List 1843 through 1889 are housed at the Johnson County Museum of History in their Genealogy Library.

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 Johnson 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
Death Records

Finding Vital Records at Other Repositories

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


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.


Places  

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Johnson County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnson_County,_Indiana (accessed 10 May 2012).
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Johnson County, Indiana 214 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.

 

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