Putnam County, Indiana Genealogy

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| building address = [http://www.co.putnam.in.us/ Putnam County Courthouse]<br>1 Courthouse Square Street<br>PO Box 546<br>Greencastle, IN 46135-0546<br>Phone: 765.653.2648<br>[http://www.Putnamcounty.us/ '''Putnam County Website'''] }}  
 
| building address = [http://www.co.putnam.in.us/ Putnam County Courthouse]<br>1 Courthouse Square Street<br>PO Box 546<br>Greencastle, IN 46135-0546<br>Phone: 765.653.2648<br>[http://www.Putnamcounty.us/ '''Putnam County Website'''] }}  
  
=== Historical Facts ===
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=== Historical Facts ===
  
[[Image:Israel Putnam.JPG|thumb|right|200px|Israel Putnam.JPG]]  
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[[Image:Israel Putnam.JPG|thumb|right|200px]]  
  
 
The county is named after Revolutionary War Major General [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Israel_Putnam Israel Putnam] (1718-1790).<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Putnam_County,_Indiana "Putnam County, Indiana,"] Wikipedia.</ref>  
 
The county is named after Revolutionary War Major General [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Israel_Putnam Israel Putnam] (1718-1790).<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Putnam_County,_Indiana "Putnam County, Indiana,"] Wikipedia.</ref>  
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*[[Parke County, Indiana|Parke]]
 
*[[Parke County, Indiana|Parke]]
  
====Parent County====
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==== Parent County ====
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
=== Putnam County, Indiana Resources  ===
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=== Putnam County, Indiana Resources  ===
  
====Bible Records====
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==== Bible Records ====
  
====Biographies====
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==== Biographies ====
  
====Business Records====
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==== Business Records ====
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*Cemeteries-[http://ingenweb.org/inputnam/cem/ InGen Web] <br>
 
*Cemeteries-[http://ingenweb.org/inputnam/cem/ InGen Web] <br>
  
*see Cemeteries - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Putnam/ Linkpensdium]  
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*see Cemeteries - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Putnam/ Linkpensdium]
  
 
*Putnam County pioneer [http://www.putnamindianacemeteries.com/ cemeteries]
 
*Putnam County pioneer [http://www.putnamindianacemeteries.com/ cemeteries]
  
==== Census Records ====
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==== Census Records ====
  
 
{{Census|Indiana}}  
 
{{Census|Indiana}}  
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*Index to Defective, Dependent &amp; Delinquent Census for Putnam County, Indiana (1880) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
 
*Index to Defective, Dependent &amp; Delinquent Census for Putnam County, Indiana (1880) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
==== Church Records ====
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==== Church Records ====
  
 
*Putnam County Churches - [http://ingenweb.org/inputnam/church/ INGenWeb]
 
*Putnam County Churches - [http://ingenweb.org/inputnam/church/ INGenWeb]
  
==== Court Records ====
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==== Court Records ====
  
 
==== Directories  ====
 
==== Directories  ====
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*Directory of Businesses in Putnam County, Indiana (1858) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
 
*Directory of Businesses in Putnam County, Indiana (1858) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
====Emigration and Immigration====
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==== Emigration and Immigration ====
  
====Ethnic and Religious Groups
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====Ethnic and Religious Groups  
  
====Gazetteers====
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==== Gazetteers ====
  
====Genealogies====
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==== Genealogies ====
  
=== Histories===
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=== Histories ===
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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*History of Putnam County - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Putnam/hist/ Linkpendium]
 
*History of Putnam County - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Putnam/hist/ Linkpendium]
  
==== Land and Property ====
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==== Land and Property ====
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*Maps and Gazetteers - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Putnam/maps/ Linkpendium]<br>
 
*Maps and Gazetteers - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Putnam/maps/ Linkpendium]<br>
  
====Migration====
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==== Migration ====
  
 
==== Military Records  ====
 
==== Military Records  ====
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*Veterans in Putnam County, Indiana (1913) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
 
*Veterans in Putnam County, Indiana (1913) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
War of 1812
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War of 1812  
  
 
Mexican War  
 
Mexican War  
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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>
  
World War I
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World War I  
  
World War II
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World War II  
  
====Naturalization and Citizenship====
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
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*see Newspaper Records - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Putnam/ Linkpendium]
 
*see Newspaper Records - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Putnam/ Linkpendium]
  
====Obituaries====
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==== Obituaries ====
  
====Occupations====
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==== Occupations ====
  
====Periodicals====
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==== Periodicals ====
  
==== Probate Records ====
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==== Probate Records ====
  
====Public Records====
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==== Public Records ====
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
===Repositories===
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=== Repositories ===
  
====Archives====
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==== Archives ====
  
 
==== County Courthouse  ====
 
==== County Courthouse  ====
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[http://www.co.putnam.in.us/ Putnam County Courthouse]<br>1 Courthouse Square Street<br>PO Box 546<br>Greencastle, IN 46135-0546<br>Phone: 765.653.2648<br><br>County Health Department has birth and death records.<br>County Clerk has marriage records from 1822, <br>Divorce and Probate Records from 1825<br>and Court Records from 1828. <br>County Recorder has land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Putnam County, Indiana 216 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
[http://www.co.putnam.in.us/ Putnam County Courthouse]<br>1 Courthouse Square Street<br>PO Box 546<br>Greencastle, IN 46135-0546<br>Phone: 765.653.2648<br><br>County Health Department has birth and death records.<br>County Clerk has marriage records from 1822, <br>Divorce and Probate Records from 1825<br>and Court Records from 1828. <br>County Recorder has land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Putnam County, Indiana 216 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
==== Family History Centers====
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==== Family History Centers ====
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
====Libraries ====
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==== Libraries ====
  
The Putnam County Library has a Local History and Genealogy Department.&nbsp; You can search all their indexed books and databases&nbsp;from this [http://www.putnam.lib.in.us/lh/search.php Web site].&nbsp; If you find something of interest, the librarians will do a short look up for you for free.
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The Putnam County Library has a Local History and Genealogy Department.&nbsp; You can search all their indexed books and databases&nbsp;from this [http://www.putnam.lib.in.us/lh/search.php Web site].&nbsp; If you find something of interest, the librarians will do a short look up for you for free.  
  
==== Museums====
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==== Societies====  
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====School Records====
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==== School Records ====
  
====Taxation====
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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*[http://www.indianadigitalarchives.org/Search.aspx?searchID=F038F957B3E3EB69064FF75822A83358C0B4425C9F5602B58CB8E6514792A8D548B6321BCC4388804643E21C8DD7008F#Content Indiana States Digital Archives ]has Death, E-Publication, Institution, Military, Naturalization Record's.
 
*[http://www.indianadigitalarchives.org/Search.aspx?searchID=F038F957B3E3EB69064FF75822A83358C0B4425C9F5602B58CB8E6514792A8D548B6321BCC4388804643E21C8DD7008F#Content Indiana States Digital Archives ]has Death, E-Publication, Institution, Military, Naturalization Record's.
  
=====Birth Records=====
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===== Birth Records =====
  
=====Marriage Records=====
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===== Marriage Records =====
  
 
*Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992 - [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674830 FamilySearch]  
 
*Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992 - [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674830 FamilySearch]  
 
*Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959 - [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1410397 FamilySearch]  
 
*Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959 - [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1410397 FamilySearch]  
*see Vital Records - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Putnam/ Linkpendium]  
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*see Vital Records - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Putnam/ Linkpendium]
  
=====Death Records=====
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===== Death Records =====
  
 
=== Putnam County, Indiana Web Sites  ==
 
=== Putnam County, Indiana Web Sites  ==
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*[http://www.putnam.lib.in.us/lh/ Putnam County Public Library's ]Local History and Genealogy Department
 
*[http://www.putnam.lib.in.us/lh/ Putnam County Public Library's ]Local History and Genealogy Department
  
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Putnam County, Indiana
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Facts
Founded December 31, 1821
County Seat Greencastle
Courthouse
Address Putnam County Courthouse
1 Courthouse Square Street
PO Box 546
Greencastle, IN 46135-0546
Phone: 765.653.2648
Putnam County Website

Contents

Historical Facts

Israel Putnam.JPG

The county is named after Revolutionary War Major General Israel Putnam (1718-1790).[1]

Parent County

1821--Putnam County was created 31 December 1821 from Vigo and Owen Counties and unorganized territory. County seat: Greencastle [2]

Populated Places

Boundary Changes

Neighboring Counties

Parent County

Record Loss

Putnam County, Indiana Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business Records

Cemeteries

  • A surname index (43,478 listings)of many cemeteries in Putnam County is available at the Putnam Public Library site.

Census Records

For tips on accessing Putnam County, Indiana Genealogy census records online, see: Indiana Census.


Church Records

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

====Ethnic and Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogies

Histories

Local Histories

  • Ellsworth, Spencer. Records of the Olden Time, or, Fifty Years on the Prairies Embracing ... the Organization of the Counties of Putnam and Marshall, Incidents and Reminiscences Connected Therewith, Biographies of Citizens, Portraits and Illustrations. (La Crosse, Wis: Brookhaven Press (a division of NMT Corp.), 2003.)other librariesINTERNET ARCHIVE

Land and Property

Maps

Migration

Military Records

War of 1812

Mexican War

Civil War

Civil War service men from Putnam 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 Putnam County.

World War I

World War II

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

  • Wabash Valley obituary index contains most of Vigo County, but much of other counties, including Putnam. These are indexes to obituaries published in Terre Haute newspapers from 1900-2007.
  • An obituary index from The Banner Graphic, newspaper of Greencastle, covers 1975 to the present and is updated every two weeks at the Putnam Public Library site.

Obituaries

Occupations

Periodicals

Probate Records

Public Records

Taxation

Repositories

Archives

County Courthouse

Putnam County Courthouse
1 Courthouse Square Street
PO Box 546
Greencastle, IN 46135-0546
Phone: 765.653.2648

County Health Department has birth and death records.
County Clerk has marriage records from 1822,
Divorce and Probate Records from 1825
and Court Records from 1828.
County Recorder has land records. [3]

Family History Centers

Libraries

The Putnam County Library has a Local History and Genealogy Department.  You can search all their indexed books and databases from this Web site.  If you find something of interest, the librarians will do a short look up for you for free.

Museums

Societies

School Records

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth Records
Marriage Records
Death Records

= Putnam County, Indiana Web Sites

Putnam County, Indiana References

  1. "Putnam County, Indiana," Wikipedia.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Putnam County, Indiana 216 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.