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== Historical Facts  ==
 
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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>1882*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1834</center>
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try... [[Noble County, Indiana#Church_Records|'''Church''']] &#124; [[Noble County, Indiana#Obituaries|'''Obituaries''']] &#124; [[Noble County, Indiana#Cemeteries|'''Cemeteries''']]
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=== Parent County  ===
 
=== Parent County  ===
  
'''1835--'''Noble County was created 7 February 1835 from [[Elkhart County, Indiana|Elkhart]], [[La Grange County, Indiana|La Grange]] and [[Allen County, Indiana|Allen ]]Counties.<br>'''County seat: '''Albion <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1835--'''Noble County was created 7 February 1835 from [[Elkhart County, Indiana|Elkhart]], [[La Grange County, Indiana|La Grange]] and [[Allen County, Indiana|Allen ]]Counties.<br>'''County seat: '''Albion <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref> [[Image:Innoble.jpg|600px|Innoble.jpg]]  
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Revision as of 01:51, 16 August 2013

United States Gotoarrow.png Indiana Gotoarrow.png Noble County

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

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Online Records
Noble County, Indiana
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Location of Indiana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 7, 1835
County Seat Albion
Courthouse
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Address Noble County Courthouse
101 N Orange Street
Albion, IN 46701-1097
Phone: 219.636.2736
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Contents

Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Land
Probate
1882*
1859*
1882*
1834
1854
*For earlier dates,

try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Parent County

1835--Noble County was created 7 February 1835 from Elkhart, La Grange and Allen Counties.
County seat: Albion [1] Innoble.jpg

Boundary Changes

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

  • Parent Counties: Formed from Adams New Purchase (Allen/Delaware/Randolph) in 1835[2]
  • County Seat: Decatur [3]
  • Neighboring Counties: Noble County, Indiana residents may also have records in [4]
    Elkhart (northwest) · Lagrange (north) · Steuben (northeast) · DeKalb (east) · Allen (southeast) · Whitley (south) · Kosciusko (southwest)

Record Loss

1843 and 1859 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Cemeteries

Census Records

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

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic and Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogies

History

Local Histories

  • Counties of La Grange and Noble, Indiana: Historical and Biographical. (Salem, Mass: Higginson Book Co, 1993.) 977.27 H2c FHL US/CAN Book other libraries INTERNET ARCHIVE
  • Alvord, Samuel E., Alvord's history of Noble County, Indiana: to which is appended a comprehensive compendium of local biography - memoirs of representative men and women of the county, whose works of merit have made their names imperishable, (Reprint. Originally published: Logansport, Indiana: B. F. Bowen, Publisher, 1902. 602, 53 p.[76] leaves. ill., facsims., ports.)977.276 H2a FHL US/CAN Book 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.

Maps

Military Records

Civil War

Civil War service men from Noble 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 Noble County.

Civil War Book

  • "The First Call for Troops" in Counties of La Grange and Noble, Indiana: Historical and Biographicall. (Salem, Mass: Higginson Book Co, 1993.) 977.27 H2c FHL US/CAN Book page 89-116,FHL Collection other library   INTERNET ARCHIVE

World War I

World War II

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 Noble County, Indiana Probate Records in online catalogs like:

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 Noble County, Indiana Probate Records in online catalogs like:

Public Records

Repositories

Archives

County Courthouse

Noble County Indiana Courthouse.jpg
Noble County Courthouse
101 N Orange Street
Albion, IN 46701-1097
Phone: 219.636.2736

County Health Department has birth and death records.
County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate
and court records from 1859.
County Auditor has land records
City Clerk has burial records. [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 Noble County, Indiana is the

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

Libraries

Museums

Societies

School Records

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 Noble 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 Noble County, Indiana County Clerk with divorce records located with the Noble County, Indiana Clerk of Courts.


  • Noble County Vital Records Site.This site includes Divorces, Obituaries, Biographies, Guardianship, Probate Index, Births, Deaths, Marriages, School Records, Military, Cemeteries, Settlers, Census, Neighbors, and Wills Index.
  • 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 Noble County, Indiana Vital Records in online catalogs like:

Voter Registration

Web Sites

References

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