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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Indiana|Indiana]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Clinton County''' <br>  
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Indiana Genealogy|Indiana]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Clinton County''' <br>  
  
{{Adoption Indiana Genealogical Society}}  
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Guide to '''Clinton County, Indiana ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.<br>
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{{Click|File:IN ORP.png|Indiana_Online_Genealogy_Records}}  {{Infobox U.S. County | county = Clinton County | county_map = | state = Indiana | state_map = Indiana.png | latd = | longd = | founded year = 1830 | founded date = January 29 | seat = Frankfort | building image = | building address = [http://www.in.gov/judiciary/2959.htm Clinton County Courthouse]<br>265 Courthouse Square<br>Frankfort IN 46041<br>Phone: 765.659.6335 | adoption_sign = Adoption Indiana Genealogical Society}}  
  
{{INDC}}
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=== Historical Facts  ===
  
{{Infobox U.S. County  
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| county = Clinton County  
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| county_map =  
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#cccc99" align="center" colspan="6" | '''Beginning dates for major county records'''
| state = Indiana
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| state_map = Indiana.png
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Clinton County, Indiana#Birth_Records|Birth]]'''</center>
| latd =
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Clinton County, Indiana#Marriage_Records|Marriage]]'''</center>
| longd =  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Clinton County, Indiana#Death_Records|Death]]'''</center>
| founded year = 1830
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Clinton County, Indiana#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
| founded date = January 29
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Clinton County, Indiana#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''</center>
| seat = Frankfort
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| building image =  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1882*</center>
| building address = [http://www.clintonco.com/courtsclerk.html Clinton County Courthouse]<br>265 Courthouse Square<br>Frankfort IN 46041<br>Phone: 765.659.6335 <br>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1830*</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>1829</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1830</center>
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''*For earlier dates,'''
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try... [[Clinton County, Indiana#Church_Records|'''Church''']] &#124; [[Clinton County, Indiana#Obituaries|'''Obituaries''']] &#124; [[Clinton County, Indiana#Cemeteries|'''Cemeteries''']]  
  
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== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.clintonco.com/courtsclerk.html Clinton County Courthouse]<br>265 Courthouse Square<br>Frankfort IN 46041<br>Phone: 765.659.6335 <br>
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
County Health Department has&nbsp;birth and death records.<br>County Clerk has marriage and&nbsp;probate records from 1830, <br>divorce and court&nbsp;records from 1888.<br>County Recorder has&nbsp;has land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Clinton County, Indiana 211 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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[[Carroll County, Indiana Genealogy|Carroll]] {{•}} [[Howard County, Indiana Genealogy|Howard]] {{•}} [[Tipton County, Indiana Genealogy|Tipton]] {{•}} [[Hamilton County, Indiana Genealogy|Hamilton]] {{•}} [[Boone County, Indiana Genealogy|Boone]] {{}} [[Montgomery County, Indiana Genealogy|Montgomery]] {{}} [[Tippecanoe County, Indiana Genealogy|Tippecanoe]]  
 
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<center>{{INClinton, Indiana Clickable Neighbors}}</center>  
== History  ==
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
 
 
'''1830--'''Clinton County was created 29 January 1830&nbsp;from [[Tippecanoe County, Indiana|Tippecanoe]] County.&nbsp;'''&nbsp;County seat:''' Frankfort <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
 
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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For animated maps illustrating Indiana County boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/indiana/ "Rotating Formation Indiana County Boundary Maps"] (1790-1873) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
==== Populated Places ====
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=== Resources ===
  
==== Neighboring Counties ====
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==== Bible Records ====
  
*[[Boone County, Indiana|Boone]]
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==== Biographies  ====
*[[Carroll County, Indiana|Carroll]]
 
*[[Hamilton County, Indiana|Hamilton]]
 
*[[Howard County, Indiana|Howard]]
 
*[[Montgomery County, Indiana|Montgomery]]
 
*[[Tippecanoe County, Indiana|Tippecanoe]]
 
*[[Tipton County, Indiana|Tipton]]
 
  
== Resources ==
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==== Business Records ====
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*-see- Cemeteries - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Clinton/ Linkpendium]
 
*-see- Cemeteries - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Clinton/ Linkpendium]
  
==== Census  ====
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.org/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=17&GScnty=803&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|368179|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=17&CScnty=803 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.ingenweb.org/inclinton/vitals/cemeteries.htm INGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Clinton+Indiana&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Indiana&county=Clinton&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/in/clinton/clinton.html INGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwtombstones.org/indiana/clinton.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/US/in/clinton.htm Indiana Interment]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[Indiana Cemeteries|Indiana Cemeteries]] for more information.
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==== Census Records ====
  
 
{{Census|Indiana}}  
 
{{Census|Indiana}}  
  
*Index to Defective, Dependent &amp; Delinquent Census for Clinton County, Indiana (1880) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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*Index to Mortality Schedule (1860) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])<br>
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*Index to Defective, Dependent &amp; Delinquent Census (1880) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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==== Church Records  ====
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{{IN Church Intro}}
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{{IN Church End}}
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{{IN Church Repositories|Clinton|574498}}
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==== Court Records  ====
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==== Directories  ====
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==== Emigration and Immigration  ====
  
==== Church ====
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==== Ethnic and Religious Groups ====
  
==== Court ====
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==== Gazetteers ====
  
==== Land ====
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==== Genealogies ====
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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==== Histories  ====
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===== Local Histories  =====
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{{IN History}}
  
 
*History of Clinton County - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Clinton/hist/ Linkpendium]<br>
 
*History of Clinton County - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Clinton/hist/ Linkpendium]<br>
  
*''History of Clinton County, Indiana: Together with Sketches of Its Cities, Villages and Towns, Educational, Religious, Civil, Military, and Political History, Portraits of Prominent Persons, and Biographies of Representative Citizens&nbsp;: Also a Condensed History of Indiana''. (Evansville, Ind: Unigraphic, Inc, 1977.)&nbsp;977.2553 H2h FHL US/CAN Book {{FHL|20551|item|disp=FHL Collection}} [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-clinton-county-indiana-together-with-sketches-of-its-cities-villages-and-towns-educational-religious-civil-military-and-political-history-portraits-of-prominent-persons-and-biographies-of-representative-citizens-also-a-condensed-history-of-indiana/oclc/32832096&referer=brief_results &nbsp;other libraries]&nbsp;[http://www.archive.org/stream/historyofclinton00chic#page/n5/mode/2up &nbsp;INTERNET ARCHIVE]
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*''History of Clinton County, Indiana: Together with Sketches of Its Cities, Villages and Towns, Educational, Religious, Civil, Military, and Political History, Portraits of Prominent Persons, and Biographies of Representative Citizens&nbsp;: Also a Condensed History of Indiana''. (Evansville, Ind: Unigraphic, Inc, 1977.)&nbsp;977.2553 H2h FHL US/CAN Book [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/316738 FHL] [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-clinton-county-indiana-together-with-sketches-of-its-cities-villages-and-towns-educational-religious-civil-military-and-political-history-portraits-of-prominent-persons-and-biographies-of-representative-citizens-also-a-condensed-history-of-indiana/oclc/32832096&referer=brief_results &nbsp;other libraries][http://www.archive.org/stream/historyofclinton00chic#page/n5/mode/2up INTERNET ARCHIVE]
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{{IN History End}}
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==== Land and Property  ====
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{{IN Land}}{{IN Land End}}
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{{IN Land and Property Other Repositories|Clinton|471584}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/indiana/ Old Antique Atlases &amp; Maps of Indiana]
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
 
*Maps and Gazetteers - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Clinton/maps/ Linkpendium]<br>
 
*Maps and Gazetteers - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Clinton/maps/ Linkpendium]<br>
  
==== Military  ====
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==== Military Records ====
  
Civil War  
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===== ''Civil War''  =====
  
<br>Civil War service men from Clinton County served in various regiments. Men often joined a regiment or a company (within a regiment)that originated in their county. Listed below are the military units that were formed in or had many men from Clinton County.  
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Civil War service men from Clinton County served in various regiments. Men often joined a regiment or a company (within a regiment)that originated in their county. Listed below are the military units that were formed in or had many men from Clinton County.  
  
 
*[[3rd Regiment, Indiana Cavalry|3rd Regiment]], Indiana Cavalry, Company E  
 
*[[3rd Regiment, Indiana Cavalry|3rd Regiment]], Indiana Cavalry, Company E  
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Civil War Book  
 
Civil War Book  
  
*''"Slavery, And Indiana In The War Of The Rebellion" and "The Civil War" Chapter 9 in History of Clinton County, Indiana: Together with Sketches of Its Cities, Villages and Towns, Educational, Religious, Civil, Military, and Political History, Portraits of Prominent Persons, and Biographies of Representative Citizens&nbsp;: Also a Condensed History of Indiana''. (Evansville, Ind: Unigraphic, Inc, 1977.) page 144-198; 373-393; &nbsp;&nbsp;977.2553 H2h FHL US/CAN Book {{FHL|20551|item|disp=FHL Collection}} [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-clinton-county-indiana-together-with-sketches-of-its-cities-villages-and-towns-educational-religious-civil-military-and-political-history-portraits-of-prominent-persons-and-biographies-of-representative-citizens-also-a-condensed-history-of-indiana/oclc/32832096&referer=brief_results &nbsp;other libraries]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://www.archive.org/stream/historyofclinton00chic#page/144/mode/2up &nbsp;INTERNET ARCHIVE]
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*''"Slavery, And Indiana In The War Of The Rebellion" and "The Civil War" Chapter 9 in History of Clinton County, Indiana: Together with Sketches of Its Cities, Villages and Towns, Educational, Religious, Civil, Military, and Political History, Portraits of Prominent Persons, and Biographies of Representative Citizens&nbsp;: Also a Condensed History of Indiana''. (Evansville, Ind: Unigraphic, Inc, 1977.) page 144-198; 373-393; 977.2553 H2h FHL US/CAN Book {{FHL|20551|item|disp=FHL Collection}} [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-clinton-county-indiana-together-with-sketches-of-its-cities-villages-and-towns-educational-religious-civil-military-and-political-history-portraits-of-prominent-persons-and-biographies-of-representative-citizens-also-a-condensed-history-of-indiana/oclc/32832096&referer=brief_results &nbsp;other libraries][http://www.archive.org/stream/historyofclinton00chic#page/144/mode/2up INTERNET ARCHIVE]
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===== ''World War I (The Great War), 1914-1918''  =====
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===== ''World War II, 1941-1945''  =====
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
==== Probate  ====
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==== Obituaries  ====
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==== Probate Records  ====
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{{IN Probate Intro}}
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'''Online Records'''
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*'''1798 – 1999''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9045 Indiana Wills and Probate Records 1798-1999] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images '''$'''
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{{IN Probate Repositories|Clinton|665023}}
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==== Public Records  ====
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==== Repositories  ====
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===== Courthouse  =====
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[http://www.in.gov/judiciary/2959.htm Clinton County Courthouse]<br>265 Courthouse Square<br>Frankfort IN 46041<br>Phone: 765.659.6335 <br>
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County Health Department has&nbsp;birth and death records.<br>County Clerk has marriage and&nbsp;probate records from 1830, <br>divorce and court&nbsp;records from 1888.<br>County Recorder has&nbsp;has land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Clinton County, Indiana 211 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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===== Archives  =====
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===== Libraries  =====
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===== Museums =====
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===== Societies  =====
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'''Clinton County Historical Society'''<br>301 E. Clinton<br>Frankfort, IN 46041<br>Telephone Number: 765-659-2030<br>Fax: 765-654-7773<br>E-mail: [mailto:cchsm@geetel.net cchsm@geetel.net]<br>[http://srv1.geetel.net/~cchsm/index.htm Website]<br><br>
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'''Clinton County Genealogical Society'''<br>609 N. Columbia St.<br>Frankfort, IN 46041<br><br>
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'''Clinton Genealogical Society'''<br>208 West Clinton Street<br> Frankfort, IN 46041<br>Telephone Number: 765-654-8746<br>E-mail: [mailto:clintoncogensoc@gmail.com clintoncogensoc@gmail.com]<br><br>
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===== Family History Centers  =====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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*[[Kokomo Indiana Family History Center|Kokomo Indiana Family History Center]]
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For additional nearby Family History Centers, search online in the [http://www.familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator Family History Center directory].
  
 
==== School Records  ====
 
==== School Records  ====
  
*Graduates of Kirklin High School, Clinton County, Indiana (1901-1927) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])  
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*Graduates of Kirklin High School (1901-1927) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])  
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*Students and Teachers of Kirklin High School (1951) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])<br>
 
*Students and Teachers of Frankfort High School (1922) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])  
 
*Students and Teachers of Frankfort High School (1922) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])  
*Directory of Teachers (1936) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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*Directory of Teachers (1936) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])<br>
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{IN Tax Intro}}
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{{IN Tax End}}
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{{Template:IN Tax Records Repositories|Clinton|771257}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*[http://tinyurl.com/3n3qgms Indiana State Digital Achives ]for Death, E-Publication, Instiution, Military, Misc Historical, Naturalization Records can be searched by person name (accessed 26 May 2011) <br>
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{{IN Vital Intro}}
*Marriage records Book H-7 (1882-1888) [http://ingenweb.org/inclinton/vitals/marriages/marriages.html - INGenWeb]
 
*Death Records - [http://ingenweb.org/inclinton/vitals/dthcem.htm INGenWeb]
 
  
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp; ==
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===== Birth Records =====
  
==== Family History Centers ====
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===== Marriage Records =====
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*'''1811-2007''' {{RecordSearch|1410397|Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*Marriage records Book H-7 (1882-1888) [http://www.ingenweb.org/inclinton/vitals/marriages/marriages.html - INGenWeb]
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]<br>
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===== Death Records  =====
  
== Web Sites  ==
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*[https://secure.in.gov/apps/iara/search/ Indiana State Digital Archives] <br>
  
*[http://www.ingenweb.org/inclinton/ USGenWeb project.] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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{{IN Vital Repositories|Clinton|337173}}
*{{FHL|Indiana%2C+Clinton|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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==== Voter Registration  ====
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==== Web Sites  ====
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/indiana/clinton-county/ Clinton County, IN History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/116137955399210084448 Indiana Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/208669295836038/ Indiana Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/in/clinton/clinton.html USGenWeb project.] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.
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*{{FHL|Indiana%2C+Clinton|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Clinton/ Clinton County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Clinton/ Clinton County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
== References  ==
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=== Populated Places  ===
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=== References  ===
  
 
<references />  
 
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Latest revision as of 12:39, 6 September 2016

United States Gotoarrow.png Indiana Gotoarrow.png Clinton County

Guide to Clinton County, Indiana ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Clinton County, Indiana
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Location of Indiana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 29, 1830
County Seat Frankfort
Courthouse
Address Clinton County Courthouse
265 Courthouse Square
Frankfort IN 46041
Phone: 765.659.6335
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Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Land
Probate
1882*
1830*
1882*
1829
1830
*For earlier dates,

try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries


Neighboring Counties

Carroll  • Howard  • Tipton  • Hamilton  • Boone  • Montgomery  • Tippecanoe

White CountyMiami CountyWabash CountyCass CountyCarroll CountyBoone CountyMontgomery CountyTippecanoe CountyHoward CountyClinton CountyTipton CountyHamilton CountyINClinton.JPG


Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Indiana County boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Indiana County Boundary Maps" (1790-1873) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business Records

Cemeteries

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
INGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
INGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
Indiana Interment
Billion Graves
See Indiana Cemeteries for more information.

Census Records

For tips on accessing Clinton 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.


Finding More Church Records

Additional church records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Clinton County, Indiana Genealogy Church Records in online catalogs like:


Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic and Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogies

Histories

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Clinton County, Indiana Genealogy. County histories may include biographies; church, school and government histories; and military information.


  • History of Clinton County, Indiana: Together with Sketches of Its Cities, Villages and Towns, Educational, Religious, Civil, Military, and Political History, Portraits of Prominent Persons, and Biographies of Representative Citizens : Also a Condensed History of Indiana. (Evansville, Ind: Unigraphic, Inc, 1977.) 977.2553 H2h FHL US/CAN Book FHL  other librariesINTERNET ARCHIVE

For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Indiana 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 Clinton County, Indiana Genealogy Probate Records in online catalogs like:


Maps

Military Records

Civil War

Civil War service men from Clinton County served in various regiments. Men often joined a regiment or a company (within a regiment)that originated in their county. Listed below are the military units that were formed in or had many men from Clinton County.


Civil War Book

  • "Slavery, And Indiana In The War Of The Rebellion" and "The Civil War" Chapter 9 in History of Clinton County, Indiana: Together with Sketches of Its Cities, Villages and Towns, Educational, Religious, Civil, Military, and Political History, Portraits of Prominent Persons, and Biographies of Representative Citizens : Also a Condensed History of Indiana. (Evansville, Ind: Unigraphic, Inc, 1977.) page 144-198; 373-393; 977.2553 H2h FHL US/CAN Book FHL Collection  other librariesINTERNET ARCHIVE
World War I (The Great War), 1914-1918
World War II, 1941-1945

Naturalization and Citizenship

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.


Online Records

Finding More Probate Records

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

Public Records

Repositories

Courthouse

Clinton County Courthouse
265 Courthouse Square
Frankfort IN 46041
Phone: 765.659.6335

County Health Department has birth and death records.
County Clerk has marriage and probate records from 1830,
divorce and court records from 1888.
County Recorder has has land records. [1]

Archives
Libraries
Museums
Societies

Clinton County Historical Society
301 E. Clinton
Frankfort, IN 46041
Telephone Number: 765-659-2030
Fax: 765-654-7773
E-mail: cchsm@geetel.net
Website

Clinton County Genealogical Society
609 N. Columbia St.
Frankfort, IN 46041

Clinton Genealogical Society
208 West Clinton Street
Frankfort, IN 46041
Telephone Number: 765-654-8746
E-mail: clintoncogensoc@gmail.com

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.


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

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

Birth Records
Marriage Records
Death Records

Finding Vital Records at Other Repositories

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


Voter Registration

Web Sites

Populated Places

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Clinton County, Indiana 211 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.