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Guide to Johnson County Indiana genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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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
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Contents

Historical Facts

Populated Places

Boundary Changes

1822--Johnson County was created 31 December 1822 from unorganized territory.[1]

Neighboring Counties

Record Loss

May 1849 and December 1874 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

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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 census records online, see: Indiana Census.

Church Records

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

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

Repositories

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. [2]

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

School Records

Taxation

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

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

Voter Registration

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. 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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