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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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Tipton County, Indiana
Map of the U.S. highlighting Indiana
Location of Indiana in the U.S.
Founded January 15, 1844
County Seat Tipton
Address Tipton County Courthouse
101 E Jefferson
Tipton, IN 46072
Phone: 765.675.2795

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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 Collection Other Library

Populated Places

Boundary Changes

Neighboring Counties

Parent County

1844--Tipton County was created 15 January 1844from Hamilton, Cass and Miami Counties.
County seat: Tipton [1]

Record Loss

Tipton County, Indiana Resources


Census Records

Bible Records



Census Records

For tips on accessing Tipton 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.

For more information about these major repositories, see Indiana Church Records.

Court Records


Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic and religious Groups




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. 



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






Probate Records

Public Records



Tipton County Courthouses
101 E Jefferson
Tipton, IN 46072

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 Genealogy is the

West Lafayette Indiana Family History Center

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


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


School Records


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.

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 Genealogy County Clerk with divorce records located with the Tipton 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
Marriages Records
Death Records

Voting Registration

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

Tipton County, Indiana References

  1. name="Handybook"&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).


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