Tippecanoe County, Indiana Genealogy

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'''1826--'''Tippecanoe County was created 20 January 1826 from [[Parke County, Indiana|Parke]] County and unorganized territory.<br>'''County seat: '''Lafayette <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
 
'''1826--'''Tippecanoe County was created 20 January 1826 from [[Parke County, Indiana|Parke]] County and unorganized territory.<br>'''County seat: '''Lafayette <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
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=== Tippecanoe County Resources  ===
 
=== Tippecanoe County Resources  ===

Revision as of 00:54, 22 August 2013

United States Gotoarrow.png Indiana Gotoarrow.png Tippecanoe County

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

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Tippecanoe County, Indiana
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Location of Indiana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 20, 1826
County Seat Lafayette
Courthouse
Address Tippecanoe County Courthouse
301 Main Street
Lafayette, IN 47901
Phone: 765.423.9326

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Contents

Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Land
Probate
1882*
1826*
1882*
1826
1825
*For earlier dates,

try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Populated Places

Intippecanoe.jpg

Boundary Changes

Neighboring Counties

  • Parent Counties: Formed from Adams New Purchase (Allen/Delaware/Randolph) in 1835[1]
  • County Seat: Decatur [2]
  • Neighboring Counties: Tippecanoe County, Indiana Genealogy residents may also have records in [3]
    White (north) · Carroll (northeast) · Clinton (east) · Montgomery (south) · Fountain (southwest) · Warren (west) · Benton (northwest)

Parent County

1826--Tippecanoe County was created 20 January 1826 from Parke County and unorganized territory.
County seat: Lafayette [4]

Record Loss

Tippecanoe County Resources

Bible records

Biographies

Business records

Cemeteries

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~intcpcrg/TippecanoeCountyIN_Cemetery_List.html

Tippecanoe County Cemetery Restoration

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~intcpcrg/Index.html

Tippecanoe County Cemetery Book by Area Plan Comm. [PDF file]

http://www.tippecanoe.in.gov/egov/docs/1126713330_814361.pdf

Census Records

For tips on accessing Tippecanoe 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.


LDS Ward and Branch Records

Alameda McCollough Research Library. File system on Churches in Tippecanoe County
 http://www.tcha.mus.in.us/library.htm

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 Tippecanoe County, Indiana Genealogy Church Records in online catalogs like:


Court Records

Alameda McCollough Research Library
http://www.tcha.mus.in.us/library.htm
Indexes to early Court books held in this library.

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic and religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogies

Histories

Local Histories

[5]

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.


Alameda McCollough Research Library  http://www.tcha.mus.in.us/library.htm

Indexes, plat books and maps.Misc boxes of original deeds donated.

Recorder Office of Tippecanoe County (original books)

http://www.tippecanoe.in.gov/recorder/

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


Maps

Alameda McCollough Research Libraryhttp://www.tcha.mus.in.us/library.htm

Migration

Military Records

only database, Indiana Genealogical Society)

War of 1812

Civil War

Civil War service men from Tippecanoe 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 Tippecanoe County.

World War I

World War II

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Obituaries

Newspapers on Microfilm at the Tippecanoe Co., Indiana Public Library

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~intcags/Death%20Records/Newspapers%20on%20Microfilm%20at%20the%20Tippecanoe%20Public%20Library.htm

Occupations

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.


Alameda McCollough Research Library http://www.tcha.mus.in.us/library.htm

Original Will/Estate files and probate books held in this library

Finding More Probate Records

Additional probate records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Tippecanoe County, Indiana Genealogy Probate Records in online catalogs like:


Public records

Repositories

Archives
County Courthouse

Tippecanoe County Courthouse
301 Main Street
Lafayette, IN 47901
Phone: 765.423.9326
Clerk Circuit Court has marriage records from 1830
divorce records from 1850, probate and court records
from 1832 & naturalization records on microfilm.

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 Tippecanoe County, Indiana Genealogy is the

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

Libraries
Museums
Societies

Tippecanoe County Area Genealogical Society http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~intcags/index.html

Tippecanoe County Historical Associationhttp://www.tcha.mus.in.us/index.htm

School Records

Alameda McCollough Research Library http://www.tcha.mus.in.us/library.htm

Some original materials. School 1848 census, Yearbook collection from this County and other misc collections.

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.


Early indexes, books and microfilm held at the

Alameda McCollough Research Library http://www.tcha.mus.in.us/library.htm

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 Tippecanoe County, Indiana Genealogy 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 Tippecanoe County, Indiana Genealogy County Clerk with divorce records located with the Tippecanoe County, Indiana Genealogy 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 Tippecanoe County, Indiana Genealogy Vital Records in online catalogs like:


Voting Registration

Tippecanoe County, Indiana Web Sites

Tippecanoe County, Indiana References

Tippecanoe County Government offices

http://www.tippecanoe.in.gov/

Tippecanoe County Public Library

http://www.tcpl.lib.in.us/genealogy

  1. 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).
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Adams County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adams_County,_Indiana (accessed 10 May 2012).
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "Tippecanoe County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tippecanoe_County,_Indiana (accessed 17 Augaust 2013).
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  5. Alameda McCollough Research Library http://www.tcha.mus.in.us/library.htm