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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Indiana|Indiana]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Newton County''' <br>  
 
''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Indiana|Indiana]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Newton County''' <br>  
  
Guide to '''Newton County Indiana genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''Newton County Indiana genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
  
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{{INDC}} {{Infobox U.S. County | county = Newton County | county_map = | state = Indiana | state_map = Indiana.png | latd = | longd = | founded year = 1835 | founded date = February 7 | seat = Kentland | building image = | building address = [http://www.newtoncountyin.com/gov_services.htm Newton County Courthouse]<br>Courthouse Sq<br>PO Box 49<br>Kentland, IN 47951<br>Phone: 219.474.6081<br>[http://www.Newtoncounty.us/ '''Website'''] | adoption_sign = Adoption Indiana Genealogical Society}}  
{{Infobox U.S. County | county = Newton County | county_map = | state = Indiana | state_map = Indiana.png | latd = | longd = | founded year = 1835 | founded date = February 7 | seat = Kentland | building image = | building address = [http://www.newtoncountyin.com/gov_services.htm Newton County Courthouse]<br>Courthouse Sq<br>PO Box 49<br>Kentland, IN 47951<br>Phone: 219.474.6081<br>[http://www.Newtoncounty.us/ '''Website'''] | adoption_sign = Adoption Indiana Genealogical Society}}
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== Historical Facts  ==
 
== Historical Facts  ==
  
=== Parent County ===
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Newton County, Indiana#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</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>1860*</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>1838</center>
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try... [[Newton County, Indiana#Church_Records|'''Church''']] &#124; [[Newton County, Indiana#Obituaries|'''Obituaries''']] &#124; [[Newton County, Indiana#Cemeteries|'''Cemeteries''']]
  
'''1835--'''Newton County was created 7 February 1835&nbsp;from unorganized territory.<br>'''County seat:''' Kentland <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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=== Boundary Changes  ===
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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed from unorganized territory (St. Joseph/Warren/White) in 1835, then abolished in 1839 and reformed from Jasper in 1859.<ref>Ancestry.com wiki contributors, "Newton County, Indiana" in Ancestry.com: Wiki at http://www.ancestry.com/wiki/index.php?title=Newton _County,_Indiana (accessed 4 August 2012).</ref><br>
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*'''County Seat:''' Kentland <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Newton County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newton_County,_Indiana (accessed 10 May 2012).</ref><br>
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*'''Neighboring Counties''': {{PAGENAME}} '''residents''' may also have records in <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Newton County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newton_County,_Indiana (accessed 14 August 2013).</ref><br>[[Lake County, Indiana|Lake]](north){{·}}[[Jasper County, Indiana|Jasper]] (east){{·}}[[Benton County, Indiana|Benton]] (south){{·}}[[Iroquois County, Illinois|Iroquois, Illinois]] (west){{·}}[[Kankakee County, Illinois|Kankakee, Illinois]] (northwest) <br>
  
=== Populated Places  ===
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[[Image:Innewton.jpg|600px|Innewton.jpg]]
  
Brook, IN
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=== Boundary Changes  ===
  
Goodland, IN
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"The original Newton County was formed by statute on February 7, 1835, and was a roughly square area some 30 miles on a side, encompassing what is now the northern half of the county, the northern half of Jasper County, and a large section to the north. The northern border was cut back to the Kankakee River on February 1, 1836, with all land north of the Kankakee River going to Lake and Porter counties. The county was abolished and combined with Jasper County in 1839. On December 8, 1859, the county was re-created and the borders were redrawn to essentially their current state." <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Newton County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newton_County,_Indiana (accessed 10 May 2012).</ref>
 
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Kentland, IN
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Lake Village, IN
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Mount Ayr, IN
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Roselawn, IN
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Sumava Resorts, IN
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Thayer, IN
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=== Neighboring Counties  ===
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*[[Benton County, Indiana|Benton]]
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*[[Iroquois County, Illinois|Iroquois County, Illinois]]
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*[[Jasper County, Indiana|Jasper]]
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*[[Kankakee County, Illinois|Kankakee County, Illinois]]
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*[[Lake County, Indiana|Lake]]
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=== Record Loss  ===
 
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
=== Bible Records ===
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=== Biographies ===
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=== Cemeteries  ===
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
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*Early Settlers of Newton County (1831-1859) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
 
*Early Settlers of Newton County (1831-1859) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
=== Church Records ===
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=== Church Records ===
  
{{IN Church Intro}}
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{{IN Church Repositories|705097}}  
  
 
=== Court Records  ===
 
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*''Biographical history of Tippecanoe, White, Jasper, Newton, Benton, Warren and Pulaski counties'', (Indiana. 2003. La Crosse WI: Brookhaven Press.) FHL US/CAN Film 1731988 {{FHL|264889|item|disp=FHL Collection}}[http://www.worldcat.org/title/biographical-history-of-tippecanoe-white-jasper-newton-benton-warren-and-pulaski-counties-indiana/oclc/367763269&referer=brief_results other library]vol.1[http://books.google.com/books?id=T-4tILnpZrIC&printsec=frontcover&dq=editions:i_GVFvJT8moC&hl=en&ei=5NOPTOzZAoH6sAPotriyDg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CDAQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q&f=false Google books] vol.2 [http://books.google.com/books?id=NhUVAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA974&dq=family+OR+records+OR+genealogy+OR+ancestor+-sir+-isaac+intitle:newton&hl=en&ei=xtGPTNaSGpDQsAOY6oCyDg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=10&ved=0CFcQ6AEwCTge#v=onepage&q=family%20OR%20records%20OR%20genealogy%20OR%20ancestor%20-sir%20-isaac%20intitle%3Anewton&f=false Google books]
 
*''Biographical history of Tippecanoe, White, Jasper, Newton, Benton, Warren and Pulaski counties'', (Indiana. 2003. La Crosse WI: Brookhaven Press.) FHL US/CAN Film 1731988 {{FHL|264889|item|disp=FHL Collection}}[http://www.worldcat.org/title/biographical-history-of-tippecanoe-white-jasper-newton-benton-warren-and-pulaski-counties-indiana/oclc/367763269&referer=brief_results other library]vol.1[http://books.google.com/books?id=T-4tILnpZrIC&printsec=frontcover&dq=editions:i_GVFvJT8moC&hl=en&ei=5NOPTOzZAoH6sAPotriyDg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CDAQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q&f=false Google books] vol.2 [http://books.google.com/books?id=NhUVAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA974&dq=family+OR+records+OR+genealogy+OR+ancestor+-sir+-isaac+intitle:newton&hl=en&ei=xtGPTNaSGpDQsAOY6oCyDg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=10&ved=0CFcQ6AEwCTge#v=onepage&q=family%20OR%20records%20OR%20genealogy%20OR%20ancestor%20-sir%20-isaac%20intitle%3Anewton&f=false Google books]
  
=== Land and Property ===
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=== Land and Property ===
  
{{IN Land}} {{IN Land End}}
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{{IN Land}} {{IN Land End}}
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{{IN Land and Property Other Repositories|Newton|878458}}  
  
 
=== Maps  ===
 
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=== Probate Records  ===
 
=== Probate Records  ===
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{{IN Probate Intro|Newton}}
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{{IN Probate Repositories}}
  
 
=== Public Records  ===
 
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*Directory of Teachers (1936) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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==== Voter Registration  ====
  
 
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==== Family History Centers  ====
 
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*[[West Lafayette Indiana Family History Center|West Lafayette 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].
  
 
==== Libraries  ====
 
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
=== School Records ===
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=== Taxation ===
  
*Directory of Teachers (1936) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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{{IN Tax Intro}}
  
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=== Vital Records  ===
 
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{{IN Vital Intro}}
  
 
*[http://tinyurl.com/3n3qgms Indiana State Digital Archives ]for Death, E-Publication, Institution, Military, Misc Historical, Naturalization Records can be searched by person name (accessed 26 May 2011) <br>
 
*[http://tinyurl.com/3n3qgms Indiana State Digital Archives ]for Death, E-Publication, Institution, Military, Misc Historical, Naturalization Records can be searched by person name (accessed 26 May 2011) <br>
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*Indiana, Death Index, 1882-1920-[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1947977 FamilySearch]
 
*Indiana, Death Index, 1882-1920-[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1947977 FamilySearch]
  
=== Voter Registration  ===
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{{IN Vital Repositories|Monroe|878344}}
  
== Web Sites  ==
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=== Web Sites  ===
  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Newton/ Newton County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History](Linkpendium)  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Newton/ Newton County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History](Linkpendium)  
 
*[http://www.everynameindex.com EveryNameIndex.com]Free online genealogy indexes for those big old county histories.
 
*[http://www.everynameindex.com EveryNameIndex.com]Free online genealogy indexes for those big old county histories.
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Brook, IN
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Goodland, IN
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Kentland, IN
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Lake Village, IN
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Mount Ayr, IN
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Roselawn, IN
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Sumava Resorts, IN
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Thayer, IN
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== References  ==
 
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Revision as of 18:28, 9 October 2013

United States Gotoarrow.png Indiana Gotoarrow.png Newton County

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

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Newton County, Indiana
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Location of Indiana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 7, 1835
County Seat Kentland
Courthouse
Address Newton County Courthouse
Courthouse Sq
PO Box 49
Kentland, IN 47951
Phone: 219.474.6081
Website
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Contents

Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Land
Probate
1882*
1860*
1882*
1838
1860
*For earlier dates,

try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

  • Parent Counties: Formed from unorganized territory (St. Joseph/Warren/White) in 1835, then abolished in 1839 and reformed from Jasper in 1859.[1]
  • County Seat: Kentland [2]
  • Neighboring Counties: Newton County, Indiana residents may also have records in [3]
    Lake(north) · Jasper (east) · Benton (south) · Iroquois, Illinois (west) · Kankakee, Illinois (northwest)

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Boundary Changes

"The original Newton County was formed by statute on February 7, 1835, and was a roughly square area some 30 miles on a side, encompassing what is now the northern half of the county, the northern half of Jasper County, and a large section to the north. The northern border was cut back to the Kankakee River on February 1, 1836, with all land north of the Kankakee River going to Lake and Porter counties. The county was abolished and combined with Jasper County in 1839. On December 8, 1859, the county was re-created and the borders were redrawn to essentially their current state." [4]

Record Loss

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Cemeteries

Beaver City Cemetery (Aka: Smith Cemetery)
Buswell Cemetery, Kentland (Aka: Mount Zion)
Doran Cemetery
Fairlawn Cemetery, Kentland
Goodland Cemetery, Goodland
Kennedy Cemetery
Lake Village Cemetery, Lake Village  (Aka: Lake Township Cemetery)
Morgan Cemetery (Aka: Tracey Cemetery)
Morocco Cemetery, Morocco
Mount Calvary, Goodland
Murphy Cemetery, Morocco (Aka: West Cemetery)
North Star Cemetery, Mount Ayr
Oakland Cemetery, Morocco (Aka: North Cemetery)
Pleasant Grove Cemetery
Porter Cemetery, Morocco
Prairie Vine Cemetery, Morocco
Riverside Cemetery, Brook 
Roselawn Cemetery, Roselawn (Aka: Lincoln Township Cemetery)
Russell Chapel Cemetery
Saint Josephs Cemetery, Kentland
Sell Cemetery, Brook
Saints Peter & Paul Cemetery, Goodland

Census Records

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

Court Records

Newton County Courthouse
201 N. 3rd Street
PO Box 49
Kentland, Indiana 47951
Phone: 219-474-6081
Fax: 219-474-5749
http://www.newtoncountyin.com/gov_services.htm
Hours: 8AM-4PM

Assessor, Clerk, Recorder, Treasurer and Circuit & Superior Court: Criminal & Court Records, Civil, Small Claims, Probate

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic and Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogies

History

Local Histories

  • F.A. Battey Co. Counties of Warren, Benton, Jasper and Newton, Indiana: Historical and Biographical. (Chicago: F.A. Battey & Co, 2008.) also (Digital images of original published: Mt. Vernon, IN: Windmill Publications, 1994. viii, 810 p.: ill., ports.28 cm. The original is a reprint. It was originally published: Chicago: F.A. Battey, 1883.) FHL Collection Digital versions at FamilySearch Books Online other library  Internet Archive

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 Newton County, Indiana Probate Records in online catalogs like:

Maps

Military Records

Civil War

Civil War service men from Newton 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 Newton County.

Civil War Books

  • "Newton County in the War" in F.A. Battey Co. Counties of Warren, Benton, Jasper and Newton, Indiana: Historical and Biographical. (Chicago: F.A. Battey & Co, 2008.) also (Digital images of original published: Mt. Vernon, IN: Windmill Publications, 1994. viii, 810 p.ill., ports.28 cm. The original is a reprint. It was originally published: Chicago: F.A. Battey, 1883.)page 685-955, FHL CollectionDigital Versions at FamilySearch Books Online other library  Internet Archive

World War I

World War II

Naturalization

Newspapers

Obituaries

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 Newton County, Indiana Probate Records in online catalogs like:

Public Records

School Records

Voter Registration

Repositories

Archives

County Courthouse

Newton County Courthouse
Courthouse Sq; PO Box 49
Kentland, IN 47951
Phone: 219.474.6081

Attached to St. Joseph, Warren and White Counties
before re-creation & organization from Jasper County 8 Dec 1859.
County Clerk has marriage, divorce,
probate and court records from 1860.
County Health Department has birth and death
records from 1882.
County Recorder has land records from 1860. [5]

Family History Centers

FamilySearch Centers are branches of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, and are located all over the world. Their goal is to provide resources for family history research.

The main FamilySearch Center for Newton County, Indiana is the

For additional nearby Family History Centers, search online in the Family History Center directory.

Libraries

Museums

Societies

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 Newton County, Indiana Tax Records in online catalogs like:

Vital Records

Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Indiana law in 1882 required registration of births and deaths in counties. The Indiana Department of Health has birth records filed after October 1907 and death records filed after January 1900 for deaths. Copies may be obtained from the county health department or the Indiana State Division of Vital Records. See also How to order Indiana Vital Records or order electronically online.

Marriage licenses were required by counties beginning in 1800. Original marriage records are held at the office of the Newton County, Indiana County Clerk with divorce records located with the Newton County, Indiana Clerk of Courts.

  • Indiana State Digital Archives for Death, E-Publication, Institution, 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 Newton County, Indiana Vital Records in online catalogs like:

Web Sites


Places

Brook, IN

Goodland, IN

Kentland, IN

Lake Village, IN

Mount Ayr, IN

Roselawn, IN

Sumava Resorts, IN

Thayer, IN


References

  1. Ancestry.com wiki contributors, "Newton County, Indiana" in Ancestry.com: Wiki at http://www.ancestry.com/wiki/index.php?title=Newton _County,_Indiana (accessed 4 August 2012).
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Newton County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newton_County,_Indiana (accessed 10 May 2012).
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "Newton County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newton_County,_Indiana (accessed 14 August 2013).
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "Newton County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newton_County,_Indiana (accessed 10 May 2012).
  5. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Newton County, Indiana 215 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.