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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Indiana|Indiana]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Tipton County''' <br>  
 
''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Indiana|Indiana]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Tipton County''' <br>  
  
Guide to '''Tipton County Indiana genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''Tipton County Indiana genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
  
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| building address = [http://indianacourthouses.com/pages/80.htm Tipton County Courthouse]<br>101 E Jefferson<br>Tipton, IN 46072<br>Phone: 765.675.2795<br><br>[http://www.Tiptoncounty.us/ '''Tipton County Website'''] | adoption_sign = Adoption Indiana Genealogical Society
 
| building address = [http://indianacourthouses.com/pages/80.htm Tipton County Courthouse]<br>101 E Jefferson<br>Tipton, IN 46072<br>Phone: 765.675.2795<br><br>[http://www.Tiptoncounty.us/ '''Tipton County Website'''] | adoption_sign = Adoption Indiana Genealogical Society
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=== Historical Facts  ===
 
=== Historical Facts  ===
  
*Marvin W. Pershing , ''Tipton County, Indiana history'', 1914 Facsim. of History of Tipton County, Indiana: her people, industries and institutions --Indianapolis, Indiana: B. F. Bowen Co., 1914,( Kokomo, Indiana:Selby Publishing Printing, c1985) 977.255 H2p v.1 and v.2 {{FHL|406083|item|disp=FHL Collection}} [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-tipton-county-indiana-her-people-industries-and-institutions-with-biographical-sketches-of-representative-citizens-and-genealogical-records-of-many-of-the-old-families/oclc/247767354&referer=brief_results Other Library]<br>
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#cccc99" align="center" colspan="6" | '''Beginning dates for major county records'''
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Tipton County, Indiana#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Tipton County, Indiana#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1844</center>
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try... [[Tipton County, Indiana#Church_Records|'''Church''']] &#124; [[Tipton County, Indiana#Obituaries|'''Obituaries''']] &#124; [[Tipton County, Indiana#Cemeteries|'''Cemeteries''']]  
  
*Blanchard, Charles. 2010. ''Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana: historical and biographical''. (Salem, Mass: Higginson Book Co.)977.2 H2bL FHL US/CAN Book{{FHL|159166|item|disp=FHL Collection}}[http://www.worldcat.org/title/counties-of-howard-and-tipton-indiana-historical-and-biographical/oclc/698381487&referer=brief_results other libraries&nbsp;]{{FSbook|101798}}[http://www.archive.org/details/countiesofhoward00blan INTERNET ARCHIVE] <br>
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*History of Tipton County, Indiana - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Tipton/hist/ Linkpendium]
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==== Populated Places  ====
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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed 15 January 1844 from [[Hamilton County, Indiana|Hamilton]], [[Cass County, Indiana|Cass]] and [[Miami County, Indiana|Miami]] Counties.<br><ref> name="Handybook" ''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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*'''County Seat: ''' Tipton <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Tipton County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tipton_County,_Indiana (accessed 10 May 2012).</ref><br>
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*'''Neighboring Counties''': {{PAGENAME}} '''residents''' may also have records in <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Tipton County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tipton_County,_Indiana (accessed 17 August 2013).</ref><br>[[Howard County, Indiana|Howard]] (north){{·}}[[Grant County, Indiana|Grant]] (northeast){{·}}[[Madison County, Indiana|Madison]] (east){{·}}[[Hamilton County, Indiana|Hamilton]] (south){{·}}[[Clinton County, Indiana|Clinton]] (west)
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[[Image:Intipton.jpg|650px|Intipton.jpg]]
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
 
*[[Clinton County, Indiana|Clinton]]
 
*[[Grant County, Indiana|Grant]]
 
*[[Hamilton County, Indiana|Hamilton]]
 
*[[Howard County, Indiana|Howard]]
 
*[[Madison County, Indiana|Madison]]
 
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
 
'''1844--'''Tipton County was created 15 January 1844from [[Hamilton County, Indiana|Hamilton]], [[Cass County, Indiana|Cass]] and [[Miami County, Indiana|Miami]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Tipton <ref> name="Handybook"&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
 
  
 
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*Index to Defective, Dependent &amp; Delinquent Census for Tipton County, Indiana (1880) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
 
*Index to Defective, Dependent &amp; Delinquent Census for Tipton County, Indiana (1880) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
==== Church Records ====
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{{IN Church Repositories|637489}}  
  
 
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==== History  ====
 
==== History  ====
  
===== Local Histories  =====
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*Blanchard, Charles. 2010. ''Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana: historical and biographical''. (Salem, Mass: Higginson Book Co.)977.2 H2bL FHL US/CAN Book{{FHL|159166|item|disp=FHL Collection}}[http://www.worldcat.org/title/counties-of-howard-and-tipton-indiana-historical-and-biographical/oclc/698381487&referer=brief_results other libraries&nbsp;]{{FSbook|101798}}[http://www.archive.org/details/countiesofhoward00blan INTERNET ARCHIVE] <br>
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*History of Tipton County, Indiana - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Tipton/hist/ Linkpendium]
  
 
*Pershing, M. W. ''History of Tipton County, Indiana, 1914''. (&nbsp;[Kokomo, Ind.] (3405 Zartman Rd., Kokomo 46902): Selby Pub.Print, 1985.), 977.255 H2p{{FHL|406083|item|disp=FHL Collection}}[http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-tipton-county-indiana-1914/oclc/14443436&referer=brief_results other libraries][http://books.google.com/books?id=NJFuAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA603&dq=intitle:Tipton+intitle:County+intitle:Indiana&lr=&as_drrb_is=q&as_minm_is=0&as_miny_is=&as_maxm_is=0&as_maxy_is=&as_brr=1&as_pt=BOOKS#v=onepage&q&f=false Google books]<br>
 
*Pershing, M. W. ''History of Tipton County, Indiana, 1914''. (&nbsp;[Kokomo, Ind.] (3405 Zartman Rd., Kokomo 46902): Selby Pub.Print, 1985.), 977.255 H2p{{FHL|406083|item|disp=FHL Collection}}[http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-tipton-county-indiana-1914/oclc/14443436&referer=brief_results other libraries][http://books.google.com/books?id=NJFuAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA603&dq=intitle:Tipton+intitle:County+intitle:Indiana&lr=&as_drrb_is=q&as_minm_is=0&as_miny_is=&as_maxm_is=0&as_maxy_is=&as_brr=1&as_pt=BOOKS#v=onepage&q&f=false Google books]<br>
  
*''Biographical and Genealogical History of Cass, Miami, Howard and Tipton Counties, Indiana''. (La Crosse WI: Brookhaven Press, 2003.)[http://www.worldcat.org/title/biographical-and-genealogical-history-of-cass-miami-howard-and-tipton-counties-indiana/oclc/367762262&referer=brief_results other library] [http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=inu.32000007483854;page=root;view=2up;size=100;seq=660;orient=0#page/n3/mode/2up Hathi Trust Digital Library]
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*''Biographical and Genealogical History of Cass, Miami, Howard and Tipton Counties, Indiana''. (La Crosse WI: Brookhaven Press, 2003.)&nbsp;[http://www.worldcat.org/title/biographical-and-genealogical-history-of-cass-miami-howard-and-tipton-counties-indiana/oclc/367762262&referer=brief_results other library] [http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=inu.32000007483854;page=root;view=2up;size=100;seq=660;orient=0#page/n3/mode/2up Hathi Trust Digital Library]
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==== Land and Property  ====
  
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{{IN Land}} {{IN Land End}}
  
{{IN Land}} {{IN Land End}}
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{{IN Land and Property Other Repositories|Tipton|710947}}  
  
 
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==== Probate Records  ====
 
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{{IN Probate Intro|Tipton}}
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*Directory of Teachers for Tipton County (1936) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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*Alumni of Tipton High School (1876-1907) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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===== Family History Centers  =====
 
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[[Fishers Indiana Family History Center|Fishers Indiana Family History Center]]<br>
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For additional nearby Family History Centers, search online in the [http://www.familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator Family History Center directory]. <br>  
  
 
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*Directory of Teachers for Tipton County (1936) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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*Students and Teachers of Tipton High School (1935) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
*Alumni of Tipton High School (1876-1907) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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==== Taxation  ====
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
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{{IN Vital Intro}}
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{{IN Vital Intro}}  
  
 
*A full index of Cemetery, Marriage, and Obituary records can be found online at the [http://tiptongenealogy.blogspot.com/ Tipton County Public Library] webpage.
 
*A full index of Cemetery, Marriage, and Obituary records can be found online at the [http://tiptongenealogy.blogspot.com/ Tipton County Public Library] webpage.
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*Indiana, Death Index, 1882-1920 -&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1947977 FamilySearch]
 
*Indiana, Death Index, 1882-1920 -&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1947977 FamilySearch]
  
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=== Tipton County, Indiana Web Sites ===
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[http://www.tiptongenweb.org/ USGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.{{FHL|Indiana%2C+Tipton|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}<br>[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Tipton/ Tipton County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
=== Tipton County, Indiana Web Sites ===
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[http://tiptongenealogy.blogspot.com/ Tipton County Public Library Genealogy]<br> Digitized Newspapers, Cemeteries, Marriages, Obituaries, and Pictures <br>
  
[http://www.tiptongenweb.org/ USGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.{{FHL|Indiana%2C+Tipton|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}<br>[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Tipton/ Tipton County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)[http://tiptongenealogy.blogspot.com/ Tipton County Public Library Genealogy]<br> Digitized Newspapers, Cemeteries, Marriages, Obituaries, and Pictures <br>
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=== Places  ===
  
 
=== Tipton County, Indiana References  ===
 
=== Tipton County, Indiana References  ===

Revision as of 16:54, 28 August 2013

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

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Founded January 15, 1844
County Seat Tipton
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Address Tipton County Courthouse
101 E Jefferson
Tipton, IN 46072
Phone: 765.675.2795

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Contents

Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Land
Probate
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1844*
1882*
1844
1844
*For earlier dates,

try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries


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Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Tipton County, Indiana Resources

Cemeteries

Census Records

Bible Records

Biographies

Business

Census Records

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

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic and religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogies

History

Local Histories

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 Tipton County, Indiana Probate Records in online catalogs like:

Maps

Migration

Military Records

War of 1812

Civil War

Civil War service men from Tipton 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 Tipton County.

Civil War Book

  • "Military," Chapter 17 in Pershing, M. W. History of Tipton County, Indiana, 1914. ([Kokomo, Ind.] (3405 Zartman Rd., Kokomo 46902): Selby Pub.Print, 1985.),(page 141-165),977.255 H2p FHL Collectionother libraries

World War I

World War II

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Obituaries

Occupations

Periodicals

Pictures

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 Tipton County, Indiana Probate Records in online catalogs like:

Public Records

School Records
Voting Registration

Repositories

Archives
Courthouse

Tipton County Courthouses
101 E Jefferson
Tipton, IN 46072
Phone:1-765-675-2795


County Clerk has marriage records from 1844, divorce, probate, and court house records from 1850. <ref>"Handybook for Genealogists:United States of American". 10th ed. (Draper, Utah:Everton Pub., 2002) Tipton County, Indiana 217 At various libraries(WorldCat) FHL Book 973D27e2002</ref>

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 Tipton County, Indiana is the

Fishers Indiana Family History Center

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

Libraries

Tipton County Public Library contains an extensive local genealogy collection and will scan and email obituaries for free. fckLR*Tipton County Historical Society

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 Tipton 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 Tipton County, Indiana County Clerk with divorce records located with the Tipton 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
Marriages Records
Death Records

Finding Vital Records at Other Repositories

Additional vital records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Tipton County, Indiana Vital Records in online catalogs like:


Tipton County, Indiana Web Sites

USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.Family History Library Catalog
Tipton County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History (Linkpendium)

Tipton County Public Library Genealogy
Digitized Newspapers, Cemeteries, Marriages, Obituaries, and Pictures

Places

Tipton County, Indiana References

  1. name="Handybook" The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Tipton County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tipton_County,_Indiana (accessed 10 May 2012).
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "Tipton County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tipton_County,_Indiana (accessed 17 August 2013).