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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Indiana|Indiana]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Hendricks County''' <br>
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Indiana Genealogy|Indiana]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Hendricks County'''  
  
{{INDC}}  
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Guide to '''Hendricks 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 = Hendricks County | county_map = | state = Indiana | state_map = Indiana.png | latd = | longd = | founded year = 1823 | founded date = December 20 | seat = Danville | building image = | building address = Hendricks County Courthouse<br>PO Box 599<br>Danville, IN 46122-1993<br>Ph. 317.745.9231 | adoption_sign = Adoption Indiana Genealogical Society}}  
  
{{Adoption Indiana Genealogical Society}}
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=== Historical Facts  ===
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Hendricks County, Indiana#Birth_Records|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Hendricks County, Indiana#Marriage_Records|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Hendricks County, Indiana#Death_Records|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Hendricks County, Indiana#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Hendricks County, Indiana#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''</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>1824*</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>1823</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1822</center>
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try... [[Hendricks County, Indiana#Church_Records|'''Church''']] &#124; [[Hendricks County, Indiana#Obituaries|'''Obituaries''']] &#124; [[Hendricks County, Indiana#Cemeteries|'''Cemeteries''']]
  
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Hendricks County; PO Box 599; Danville, IN 46122-1993; Ph. 317.745.9231 Details: (Co Hlth Dept has b &amp; d rec from 1882; Co Clk has m, div, pro &amp; ct rec from 1823; Co Aud has land rec)
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== History  ==
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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed from Delaware New Purchase and Wabash New Purchase in 1824.<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: ''' Danville <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Hendricks County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hendricks_County,_Indiana (accessed 10 May 2012).</ref><br>
  
==== Parent County  ====
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'''1823--'''Hendricks County was&nbsp;created 20 December 1823&nbsp;from unorganized territory and [[Putnam County, Indiana|Putnam ]]County.<br>'''County seat: '''Danville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Putnam County, Indiana|Boone]]  
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[[Montgomery County, Indiana Genealogy|Montgomery]] {{•}} [[Boone County, Indiana Genealogy|Boone]] {{•}} [[Marion County, Indiana Genealogy|Marion]] {{•}} [[Morgan County, Indiana Genealogy|Morgan]] {{•}} [[Putnam County, Indiana Genealogy|Putnam]]  
*[[Marion County, Indiana|Marion]]  
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<center>{{INHendricks,Indiana Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
*[[Montgomery County, Indiana|Montgomery]]  
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==== Record Loss  ====
*[[Morgan County, Indiana|Morgan]]  
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
*[[Putnam County, Indiana|Putnam]]
 
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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In February 1831, Hendricks County lost a small portion of Township 17 North, Range 2 East (the northeast corner of present-day Brown Township) to Marion County (part of present-day Pike Township).
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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In June 1868, Hendricks County gained a portion of Township 14 North, Range 1 West and Township 14 North, Range 2 West east of Mill Creek (the southern part of present-day Franklin Township and Liberty Township) from Morgan County.
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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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.
  
==== Neighboring Counties ====
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=== Resources ===
  
== Resources ==
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==== Bible Records ====
  
==== Birth Records ====
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==== Biographies ====
  
By state law, births were recorded in Indiana beginning in 1882, with each county's health department responsible for keeping their own birth records. The [http://www.in.gov/isdh/20444.htm Indiana State Department of Health's Vital Records Division]has copies of each county's birth records from October 1907 to present.
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==== Business Records ====
  
The [http://www.co.hendricks.in.us/health.html Hendricks County Health Department] is located in the basement (the south entrance) of the Hendricks County Government Center in Danville. The Hendricks County Government Center is on South Washington Street, 3 blocks south of the courthouse square.  
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*[http://www.hendcogen.org/directories.php Directory of Businesses in Hendricks County, Indiana (1858)] (free, [http://www.hendcogen.org Hendricks County, Indiana GenWeb])<br>
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*[http://www.hendcogen.org/directories.php Directory of Businesses in Hendricks County, Indiana (1865)] (free, [http://www.hendcogen.org Hendricks County, Indiana GenWeb])<br>
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*[http://www.hendcogen.org/directories.php Directory of Businesses in Hendricks County, Indiana (1866)] (free, [http://www.hendcogen.org Hendricks County, Indiana GenWeb])<br>
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*[http://www.hendcogen.org/directories.php Directory of Businesses in Hendricks County, Indiana (1868)] (free, [http://www.hendcogen.org Hendricks County, Indiana GenWeb])<br>
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*[http://www.hendcogen.org/directories.php Directory of Businesses in Hendricks County, Indiana (1876)] (free, [http://www.hendcogen.org Hendricks County, Indiana GenWeb])<br>
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*[http://www.hendcogen.org/directories.php Directory of Businesses in Hendricks County, Indiana (1880)] (free, [http://www.hendcogen.org Hendricks County, Indiana GenWeb])<br>
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*[http://www.hendcogen.org/directories.php Directory of Businesses in Hendricks County, Indiana (1882)] (free, [http://www.hendcogen.org Hendricks County, Indiana GenWeb])<br>
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*[http://www.hendcogen.org/directories.php Directory of Businesses in Hendricks County, Indiana (1884)] (free, [http://www.hendcogen.org Hendricks County, Indiana GenWeb])<br>
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*[http://www.hendcogen.org/directories.php Directory of Businesses in Hendricks County, Indiana (1885)] (free, [http://www.hendcogen.org Hendricks County, Indiana GenWeb])<br>
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
 
*[[LDS Cemetery Records|LDS Cemetery Records]]<br>Vol. 21 page 72 - cemetery located in Hendricks County  
 
*[[LDS Cemetery Records|LDS Cemetery Records]]<br>Vol. 21 page 72 - cemetery located in Hendricks County  
*[http://www.plainfieldlibrary.net/indiana/indexes/cemeterylocations.asp Hendricks County Cemetery Locater Online].&nbsp; Chart gives the cemetery name, township, and location of each cemetery.  
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*[http://in.evanced.info/plainfield/genealogy/cemeterylocations.asp Hendricks County, Indiana Cemetery Locations] (free, [http://www.plainfieldlibrary.net Plainfield Public Library]) ].&nbsp; Chart gives the cemetery name, township, and location of each cemetery.  
*[http://www.plainfieldlibrary.net/indiana/indexes/cemeteryview.asp Hendricks Surname and Cemeteries Index].&nbsp; Search by surname or cemetery name.  
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*[http://in.evanced.info/plainfield/genealogy/cemeteryview.asp Hendricks County, Indiana Cemeteries Index].&nbsp; Search by surname or cemetery name.  
 
*Index of Irons Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana (free, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])  
 
*Index of Irons Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana (free, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])  
 
*Index of Miles Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana (free, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
 
*Index of Miles Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana (free, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
==== 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=823&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|504513|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=823 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.hendcogen.org/cemetery_records.php INGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Hendricks+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=Hendricks&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/in/hendrick/cemeteries.html INGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwtombstones.org/indiana/hendricks.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/US/in/hendricks.htm Indiana Interment]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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==== Census Records ====
  
 
{{Census|Indiana}}  
 
{{Census|Indiana}}  
  
*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_hendricks1853.php Index of Census of White Males (1853)]
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*Index to Mortality Schedule for Hendricks County (1860, 1870, 1880) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])<br>
*Index to Defective, Dependent &amp; Delinquent Census for Hendricks County, Indiana (1880) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])  
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*[http://www.hendcogen.org/census_records.php Index of 1883 census of adult males for Danville, Hendricks County, Indiana] (free, [http://www.hendcogen.org Hendricks County, Indiana GenWeb])
*Residents of Hendricks County, Indiana (1904) (members only database, [[Http//www.indgensoc.org|Indiana Genealogical Society]])  
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*[http://www.hendcogen.org/census_records.php Index of 1895 census of adult males for Guilford Township, Hendricks County, Indiana] (free, [http://www.hendcogen.org Hendricks County, Indiana GenWeb])
*Rural Residents of Hendricks County&nbsp;(1918) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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*[http://www.hendcogen.org/census_records.php Index of 1895 census of adult males for Lincoln Township, Hendricks County, Indiana] (free, [http://www.hendcogen.org Hendricks County, Indiana GenWeb])
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*[http://www.hendcogen.org/census_records.php Index of 1907 census of adult males for Guilford Township, Hendricks County, Indiana] (free, [http://www.hendcogen.org Hendricks County, Indiana GenWeb])
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*[http://www.hendcogen.org/census_records.php Index of 1853 census of white males for Hendricks County, Indiana] (free, [http://www.hendcogen.org Hendricks County, Indiana GenWeb])  
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*Index to Defective, Dependent &amp; Delinquent Census for Hendricks County, Indiana (1880) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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*[http://www.hendcogen.org/census_records.php Index of 1880 census for Hendricks County, Indiana] (free, [http://www.hendcogen.org Hendricks County, Indiana GenWeb])
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*[http://www.hendcogen.org/census_records.php Index of 1900 census for Hendricks County, Indiana] (free, [http://www.hendcogen.org Hendricks County, Indiana GenWeb])
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*[http://www.hendcogen.org/census_records.php Index of 1920 census for Hendricks County, Indiana] (free, [http://www.hendcogen.org Hendricks County, Indiana GenWeb])
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*[http://www.hendcogen.org/census_records.php Index of 1930 census for Hendricks County, Indiana] (free, [http://www.hendcogen.org Hendricks County, Indiana GenWeb])
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*[http://www.hendcogen.org/census_records.php Every-Name Index of 1940 census for Hendricks County, Indiana] (free, [http://www.hendcogen.org Hendricks County, Indiana GenWeb])
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*[http://www.hendcogen.org/census_records.php Index of 1955 census of adult males in Hendricks County, Indiana] (free, [http://www.hendcogen.org Hendricks County, Indiana GenWeb])  
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*Residents of Hendricks County, Indiana (1904) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])  
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*Rural Residents of Hendricks County (1918) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
==== Church  ====
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==== Church Records ====
  
===== Baptist  =====
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{{IN Church Intro}}
  
Transcript of the records of Danville Regular Baptist Church, Danville, Hendricks County, Indiana, 1828-1873 is found at the [http://www.carthage.lib.il.us/community/churches/primbap/pbl.html Primitive Baptist Library in Carthage, Illinois.]
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{{IN Church End}}
  
==== Court  ====
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{{IN Church Repositories|Hendricks|548586}}
  
*[http://www.co.hendricks.in.us/Archive/SectionMenus/ComBookHome.asp?F=2 Commissioner's Meeting Minutes Books], 1831-2003. Many of the books are indexed.
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==== Court Records  ====
  
==== Death Records  ====
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*[http://hcapps.co.hendricks.in.us/Archive/SectionMenus/CivilOrderBookIndex.asp Hendricks County Circuit Court Order Books (1824-1989)] (digital images; free, [http://hcapps.co.hendricks.in.us/Archive/ArchiveHome.asp Hendricks County Government Archive]) . These books contain summaries of civil, criminal and probate cases that came from the Hendricks County Circuit Court.
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*[http://hcapps.co.hendricks.in.us/Archive/SectionMenus/CommissionerBookIndex.asp Hendricks County Commissioners' Meeting Minutes Books], 1831-2003. Many of the books are indexed.
  
By state law, deaths were recorded in Indiana beginning in 1882, with each county's health department responsible for keeping their own death records. The [http://www.in.gov/isdh/20444.htm Indiana State Department of Health's Vital Records Division] has copies of each county's death records from 1900 to present.
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==== Directories  ====
  
The [http://www.co.hendricks.in.us/health.html Hendricks County Health Department] is located in the basement (the south entrance) of the Hendricks County Government Center in Danville. The Hendricks County Government Center is on South Washington Street, 3 blocks south of the courthouse square.
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==== Emigration and Immigration  ====
  
==== Land Records ====
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==== Ethnic and Religious Groups ====
  
Land in Indiana was originally sold to the public by the federal government, through their General Land Offices in various districts. Land in Hendricks County was sold through the district office in Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Indiana. The Bureau of Land Management's General Land Office records for Indiana are in a [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/ searchable database].
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==== Gazetteers  ====
  
In Indiana, land transactions are recorded in deed books, which are kept by the county recorder. There is also a separate set of books, called grantee/grantor, that acts as an index to the entries in the deed books - grantee means the buyer, grantor means the seller. Hendricks County's deed books volumes 1 through 64 (covering 1826 through 1886) and grantee/grantor index books volumes 1 through 9 (covering 1826 through 1889) have been microfilmed. That microfilm is available at the Indiana State Library and through the Family History Library, as well as other libraries.
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==== Genealogies  ====
  
The [http://www.co.hendricks.in.us/recorder.html Hendricks County Recorder] is located on the top floor of the Hendricks County Government Center in Danville. The Hendricks County Government Center is on South Washington Street, 3 blocks south of the courthouse square.
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==== Histories  ====
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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===== Local Histories  =====
  
 
*[http://everynameindex.com/HendricksCoIN.html Every Name Index to History of Hendrick County, Indiana].&nbsp; Every Name Index compiled by Cathy L. O'Connor, 2007; original text by Inter-State Publishing Company, 1885; reproduction by Unigraphic, Inc., 1973. [http://www.everynameindex.com EveryNameIndex.com]
 
*[http://everynameindex.com/HendricksCoIN.html Every Name Index to History of Hendrick County, Indiana].&nbsp; Every Name Index compiled by Cathy L. O'Connor, 2007; original text by Inter-State Publishing Company, 1885; reproduction by Unigraphic, Inc., 1973. [http://www.everynameindex.com EveryNameIndex.com]
  
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*Inter-state Publishing Company (Chicago, Ill.). 2002. ''History of Hendricks 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, embodying accounts of prehistoric races, aborigines, Winnebago and Black Hawk Wars, and a brief review of its civil and political history. (''Bowie, Md: Heritage Books.) 977.253 H2h 2002 FHL US/CAN Book&nbsp; {{FHL|1058752|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-hendricks-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-embodying-accounts-of-prehistoric-races-aborigines-winnebago-and-black-hawk-wars-and-a-brief-review-of-its-civil-and-political-history/oclc/49730946&referer=brief_results other libraries]<br>
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*''History of Hendricks 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. 1885.'' (Chicago: Inter-State Publishing Company.) 977.253 H2h FHL US/CAN Book {{FHL|205497|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-hendricks-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/247075866&referer=brief_results other libraries]&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.archive.org/stream/historyofhendric02inte#page/n7/mode/2up INTERNET&nbsp;ARCHIVE] <br>
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*Cline and McHaffie, Indianapolis. [from old catalog]. 1874. ''The People's guide; a business, political and religious directory of Hendricks co., Ind., together with a collection of very important documents and statistics connected with our moral, political and scientific history.&nbsp; [http://www.archive.org/details/peoplesguidebusi01clin INTERNET ARCHIVE]''
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*[http://www.plainfieldlibrary.net/local-history-and-genealogy/genealogy-databases/#ArchivalGD Surname index to family history files found at Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library] (free, [http://www.plainfieldlibrary.net Plainfield Public Library]). <br>
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*[http://www.plainfieldlibrary.net/local-history-and-genealogy/genealogy-databases/#ArchivalGD Hendricks County &amp; Plainfield, Indiana Biography Index] (free, [http://www.plainfieldlibrary.net Plainfield Public Library]) Articles are indexed from local newspapers. Fairly recent dates.
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==== Land and Property  ====
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Land in Indiana was originally sold to the public by the federal government, through their General Land Offices in various districts. Land in Hendricks County was sold through the district office in Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Indiana. The Bureau of Land Management's General Land Office records for Indiana are in a [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/ searchable database].
  
*Inter-state Publishing Company (Chicago, Ill.). 2002. ''History of Hendricks 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, embodying accounts of prehistoric races, aborigines, Winnebago and Black Hawk Wars, and a brief review of its civil and political history. (''Bowie, Md: Heritage Books.) 977.253 H2h 2002 FHL US/CAN Book&nbsp; {{FHL|1058752|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-hendricks-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-embodying-accounts-of-prehistoric-races-aborigines-winnebago-and-black-hawk-wars-and-a-brief-review-of-its-civil-and-political-history/oclc/49730946&referer=brief_results other libraries]<br>
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In Indiana, land transactions are recorded in deed books, which are kept by the county recorder. There is also a separate set of books, called grantee/grantor, that acts as an index to the entries in the deed books - grantee means the buyer, grantor means the seller. Hendricks County's deed books volumes 1 through 64 (covering 1826 through 1886) and grantee/grantor index books volumes 1 through 9 (covering 1826 through 1889) have been microfilmed. That microfilm is available at the Indiana State Library and through the Family History Library, as well as other libraries.
  
*''History of Hendricks 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. 1885.'' (Chicago: Inter-State Publishing Company.) 977.253 H2h FHL US/CAN Book {{FHL|205497|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-hendricks-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/247075866&referer=brief_results other librarise]&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.archive.org/stream/historyofhendric02inte#page/n7/mode/2up INTERNET&nbsp;ARCHIVE] <br>
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The [http://www.co.hendricks.in.us/department/index.php?structureid=20 Hendricks County Recorder] is located on the top floor of the Hendricks County Government Center in Danville. The Hendricks County Government Center is on South Washington Street, 3 blocks south of the courthouse square.  
  
*Cline and McHaffie, Indianapolis. [from old catalog]. 1873. ''The People's guide; a business, political and religious directory of Hendricks co., Ind., together with a collection of very important documents and statistics connected with our moral, political and scientific history.&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/the-peoples-guide-a-business-political-and-religious-directory-of-hendricks-co-ind-together-with-a-collection-of-very-important-documents-and-statistics-connected-with-our-moral-political-and-scientific-history/oclc/448578980&referer=brief_results other libraries]&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.archive.org/details/peoplesguidebusi01clin INTERNET ARCHIVE]''
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*[http://hcapps.co.hendricks.in.us/Archive/SectionMenus/PlatBookIndex.asp Hendricks County Assessor's Plat Books (scattered years; 1852-1940)] (digital images; free, [http://www.co.hendricks.in.us Hendricks County Government Archive])
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*[http://hcapps.co.hendricks.in.us/Archive/SectionMenus/TransferBookIndex.asp Hendricks County Auditor's Deed Transfer Books (scattered years; 1860-1943)] (digital images; free, [http://www.co.hendricks.in.us Hendricks County Government Archive])
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*[http://www.hendcogen.org/land_records.php Index to Landowners in Brown Township, Hendricks County, Indiana (1880, 1886, 1891, 1895, 1899, 1911, 1915, 1919, 1922, 1932)] (free, [http://www.hendcogen.org Hendricks County, Indiana GenWeb])
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*[http://www.hendcogen.org/land_records.php Index to Landowners in Center Township, Hendricks County, Indiana (1886, 1899, 1903, 1907, 1911, 1915, 1919, 1922, 1928)] (free, [http://www.hendcogen.org Hendricks County, Indiana GenWeb])
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*[http://www.hendcogen.org/land_records.php Index to Landowners in Clay Township, Hendricks County, Indiana (1886, 1891, 1895, 1899, 1915, 1919, 1922, 1928, 1932)] (free, [http://www.hendcogen.org Hendricks County, Indiana GenWeb])
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*[http://www.hendcogen.org/land_records.php Index to Landowners in Eel River Township, Hendricks County, Indiana (1891, 1895, 1911, 1915, 1919, 1922, 1928, 1932)] (free, [http://www.hendcogen.org Hendricks County, Indiana GenWeb])
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*[http://www.hendcogen.org/land_records.php Index to Landowners in Franklin Township, Hendricks County, Indiana (1886, 1895, 1899, 1907, 1911, 1919, 1920, 1922, 1925, 1928)] (free, [http://www.hendcogen.org Hendricks County, Indiana GenWeb])
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*[http://www.hendcogen.org/land_records.php Index to Landowners in Guilford Township, Hendricks County, Indiana (1886, 1891, 1903, 1911, 1928, 1932)] (free, [http://www.hendcogen.org Hendricks County, Indiana GenWeb])
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*[http://www.hendcogen.org/land_records.php Index to Landowners in Liberty Township, Hendricks County, Indiana (1891, 1895, 1899, 1907, 1911, 1915, 1925, 1932)] (free, [http://www.hendcogen.org Hendricks County, Indiana GenWeb])
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*[http://www.hendcogen.org/land_records.php Index to Landowners in Lincoln Township, Hendricks County, Indiana (1891, 1895, 1899, 1903, 1907, 1911, 1915, 1919, 1922, 1925)] (free, [http://www.hendcogen.org Hendricks County, Indiana GenWeb])
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*[http://www.hendcogen.org/land_records.php Index to Landowners in Marion Township, Hendricks County, Indiana (1891, 1895, 1907, 1911, 1915, 1919, 1922, 1928, 1932)] (free, [http://www.hendcogen.org Hendricks County, Indiana GenWeb])
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*[http://www.hendcogen.org/land_records.php Index to Landowners in Middle Township, Hendricks County, Indiana (1886, 1891, 1895, 1899, 1903, 1911, 1918, 1919, 1922)] (free, [http://www.hendcogen.org Hendricks County, Indiana GenWeb])
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*[http://www.hendcogen.org/land_records.php Index to Landowners in Union Township, Hendricks County, Indiana (1886, 1891, 1895, 1899, 1911, 1915, 1919, 1928, 1932)] (free, [http://www.hendcogen.org Hendricks County, Indiana GenWeb])
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*[http://www.hendcogen.org/land_records.php Index to Landowners in Washington Township, Hendricks County, Indiana (1886, 1895, 1899, 1903, 1907, 1911, 1915, 1919, 1922, 1932)] (free, [http://www.hendcogen.org Hendricks County, Indiana GenWeb])
  
*Surname index to the [http://www.plainfieldlibrary.net/indiana/surname_index.htm Family History Files] found at the Plainfield/Guilford Township Public Library. <br>
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{{IN Land End}}
  
*Hendricks County/Plainfield, Indiana [http://www.plainfieldlibrary.net/indiana/localbio.html Biography Index]. Articles are indexed from local newspapers. Fairly recent dates.
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{{IN Land and Property Other Repositories|Hendricks|477907}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
*[http://www.co.hendricks.in.us/Archive/SectionMenus/MapsHome.asp?F=0 1865 map of Hendricks County], with mileage chart between townships, and individual township maps, showing owners of properties.&nbsp;
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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.
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*[http://hcapps.co.hendricks.in.us/Archive/SectionMenus/HistoricalMapsIndex.asp Hendricks County maps]  
 
*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_hendrickspatrons.php Directory of Patrons in ''Standard Atlas of Hendricks County, Indiana'' (1904)]
 
*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_hendrickspatrons.php Directory of Patrons in ''Standard Atlas of Hendricks County, Indiana'' (1904)]
  
==== Military  ====
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==== Military Records ====
  
*Veterans in Hendricks County, Indiana (1886) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])  
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*Veterans in Hendricks County, Indiana (1886) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
*[http://www.plainfieldlibrary.net/indiana/ww1.html#A World War 1 Veterans] Hendricks County, Indiana  
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*Old Age Pension Applications in Hendricks County, Indiana Commissioners Records (1934-1936) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])  
*[http://www.plainfieldlibrary.net/indiana/navalvets.html Naval Veterans of World War 1] Hendricks County, Indiana  
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*[http://www.plainfieldlibrary.net/local-history-and-genealogy/genealogy-databases/#ArchivalGD World War 1 Veterans of Hendricks County, Indiana] (free, [http://www.plainfieldlibrary.net Plainfield Public Library])
*Hendricks County, [http://www.plainfieldlibrary.net/indiana/documents/Hendricks_County_Enrollment_index.pdf Indiana Enrollment Records]&nbsp; This index is a list of military enrollment records filed in Hendricks County. Indiana law required that the Township Assessor enroll every person employed in the late armies of the United States, of the War of 1812, of the War with Mexico, Indian tribe wars, and the Civil War.<br>
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*[http://www.plainfieldlibrary.net/local-history-and-genealogy/genealogy-databases/#ArchivalGD World War 1 Naval Veterans of Hendricks County, Indiana] (free, [http://www.plainfieldlibrary.net Plainfield Public Library])
 
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*[http://www.plainfieldlibrary.net/local-history-and-genealogy/genealogy-databases/#ArchivalGD Hendricks County, Indiana Township Enrollment Lists for Military Service] (free, [http://www.plainfieldlibrary.net Plainfield Public Library]) &nbsp; This index is a list of military enrollment records filed in Hendricks County. Indiana law required that the Township Assessor enroll every person employed in the late armies of the United States, of the War of 1812, of the War with Mexico, Indian tribe wars, and the Civil War.<br>
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Civil War  
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'''Civil War'''
  
 
Civil War service men from Hendricks 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 Hendricks County.<br>  
 
Civil War service men from Hendricks 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 Hendricks County.<br>  
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*[[28th US Colored Troops|28th US Colored Troops]], Addition Recruits for Colored Troops
 
*[[28th US Colored Troops|28th US Colored Troops]], Addition Recruits for Colored Troops
  
Civil War Books  
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''Civil War Books ''
  
 
*"The Civil War" Chapter 5 in Inter-state Publishing Company (Chicago, Ill.). 2002. ''History of Hendricks 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, embodying accounts of prehistoric races, aborigines, Winnebago and Black Hawk Wars, and a brief review of its civil and political history. (''Bowie, Md: Heritage Books.) 977.253 H2h 2002 FHL US/CAN Book&nbsp; {{FHL|1058752|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-hendricks-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-embodying-accounts-of-prehistoric-races-aborigines-winnebago-and-black-hawk-wars-and-a-brief-review-of-its-civil-and-political-history/oclc/49730946&referer=brief_results other libraries]<br>
 
*"The Civil War" Chapter 5 in Inter-state Publishing Company (Chicago, Ill.). 2002. ''History of Hendricks 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, embodying accounts of prehistoric races, aborigines, Winnebago and Black Hawk Wars, and a brief review of its civil and political history. (''Bowie, Md: Heritage Books.) 977.253 H2h 2002 FHL US/CAN Book&nbsp; {{FHL|1058752|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-hendricks-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-embodying-accounts-of-prehistoric-races-aborigines-winnebago-and-black-hawk-wars-and-a-brief-review-of-its-civil-and-political-history/oclc/49730946&referer=brief_results other libraries]<br>
  
*''"The Patriotic Roll" Chapter 5 in History of Hendricks 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. 1885.'' (Chicago: Inter-State Publishing Company.) (page 333-412&nbsp; Regiment, Companies, Name's), 977.253 H2h FHL US/CAN Book {{FHL|205497|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-hendricks-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/247075866&referer=brief_results other librarise]&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.archive.org/stream/historyofhendric02inte#page/n7/mode/2up INTERNET&nbsp;ARCHIVE] <br>
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*''"The Patriotic Roll" Chapter 5 in History of Hendricks 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. 1885.'' (Chicago: Inter-State Publishing Company.) (page 333-412&nbsp; Regiment, Companies, Name's), 977.253 H2h FHL US/CAN Book {{FHL|205497|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-hendricks-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/247075866&referer=brief_results other libraries]&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.archive.org/stream/historyofhendric02inte#page/n7/mode/2up INTERNET&nbsp;ARCHIVE] <br>
  
 
*Valenzuela, Karen, Roberto Valenzuela, and Kim Bartrum. 2004. 1862 Indiana, Hendricks County, ''indexed Civil War draft enrollment lists.'' [Marion, Indiana (1607 West Jeffras Ave., Marion 46952)]: K. Valenzuela. 977.253 M2v FHL US/CAN Book&nbsp; {{FHL|1186765|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/1862-indiana-hendricks-county-indexed-civil-war-draft-enrollment-lists/oclc/56663508&referer=brief_results other libraries]
 
*Valenzuela, Karen, Roberto Valenzuela, and Kim Bartrum. 2004. 1862 Indiana, Hendricks County, ''indexed Civil War draft enrollment lists.'' [Marion, Indiana (1607 West Jeffras Ave., Marion 46952)]: K. Valenzuela. 977.253 M2v FHL US/CAN Book&nbsp; {{FHL|1186765|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/1862-indiana-hendricks-county-indexed-civil-war-draft-enrollment-lists/oclc/56663508&referer=brief_results other libraries]
  
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship ====
 
 
==== Museums  ====
 
 
 
*[http://www.hendrickscountyhistoricalmuseum.org Hendricks County Historical Museum] - located 1 block south of the courthouse square in Danville, the museum has a collection of materials about Hendricks County people, places and organizations. It is open to the public on Saturdays and by appointment.
 
 
 
==== Naturalizations ====
 
  
 
*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_hendricksintent.php Index to Declarations of Intent (1852-1906)]  
 
*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_hendricksintent.php Index to Declarations of Intent (1852-1906)]  
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==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
  
*[http://www.hendcogen.org/obituaries.php Deaths from The Republican's Year in Review (1892-2012)] (free, [http://www.hendcogen.org Hendricks County, Indiana GenWeb]) - ''The Republican'' is a newspaper that is published weekly in Danville, Indiana. The first issue of the year features a "Year in Review," which is a listing of the major events mentioned in each issue of the previous year, including the deaths/obituaries.  
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*[http://www.hendcogen.org/obituaries.php Deaths from The Republican's Year in Review (1892-present)] (free, [http://www.hendcogen.org Hendricks County, Indiana GenWeb]) - ''The Republican'' is a newspaper that is published weekly in Danville, Indiana. The first issue of the year features a "Year in Review," which is a listing of the major events mentioned in each issue of the previous year, including the deaths/obituaries.  
*[http://www.plainfieldlibrary.net/localdatabases_Obituaries.html Hendricks County, Indiana Obituary Database (1866-present)] (free, [http://www.plainfieldlibrary.net Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library]) - an index of obituaries from various Plainfield and Hendricks County newspapers.  
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*[http://in.evanced.info/plainfield/genealogy/obitview.asp Hendricks County, Indiana Obituary Database (1866-present)] (free, [http://www.plainfieldlibrary.net Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library]) - an index of obituaries from various Plainfield and Hendricks County newspapers.  
*[http://www.brownsburg.lib.in.us/obitsystem/obitview.asp Brownsburg Public Library Obituary Database] (free, [http://www.brownsburg.lib.in.us Brownsburg Public Library]) - an index of obituaries from Brownsburg newspapers.
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*[http://obit.bburglibrary.net/obitsystem/ Brownsburg Public Library Obituary Database] (free, [http://www.bburglibrary.net Brownsburg Public Library]) - an index of obituaries from Brownsburg newspapers.
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==== Probate Records  ====
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{{IN Probate Intro|Hendricks}}'''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 '''$'''
  
==== Probate Records &amp; Wills  ====
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*The [http://hcapps.co.hendricks.in.us/Archive/SectionMenus/JudicialBookIndex.asp Judicial Books] date from 1825. These books contain Probate court records from the Hendricks County Courts. You may need to use [http://hcapps.co.hendricks.in.us/Archive/ArchiveHome.asp this] link instead and then click "Probate and Judicial Archive" link. There are two ways to view these books, but if you download the PDF file for a volume you can use your PDF software to quickly access the last page in the volume. Book 3 for example, has an index on the LAST few pages of the volume.
  
*The [http://www.co.hendricks.in.us/Archive/SectionMenus/JudicialBookHome.asp?F=2 Judicial Books] date from 1825. These books contain Probate court records from the Hendricks County Courts. You may need to use [http://www.co.hendricks.in.us/Archive/ArchiveHome.asp this] link instead and then click "Judicial Archive". There are two ways to view these books, but if you download the PDF file for a volume you can use your PDF software to quickly access the last page in the volume. Book 3 for example, has an index on the LAST few pages of the volume.
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*[http://hcapps.co.hendricks.in.us/Archive/SectionMenus/WillBookIndex.asp Hendricks County Will Books (1822-1963)] (digital images; free, [http://www.co.hendricks.in.us Hendricks County Government Archive]) . These books contain transcriptions of wills that were filed in Hendricks County courts.
  
 
*[http://www.hendcogen.org/will_records.php Index to Hendricks County Will Books (1822-1977)] (free, [http://www.hendcogen.org Hendricks County, Indiana GenWeb])
 
*[http://www.hendcogen.org/will_records.php Index to Hendricks County Will Books (1822-1977)] (free, [http://www.hendcogen.org Hendricks County, Indiana GenWeb])
  
 
*Deaths Listed in Probate Records of Hendricks County, Indiana (1837-1898) (free, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society]) - this index is in progress.
 
*Deaths Listed in Probate Records of Hendricks County, Indiana (1837-1898) (free, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society]) - this index is in progress.
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*[http://www.hendcogen.org/probate_records.php Deaths Listed in Probate Records of Hendricks County, Indiana (1912-1945)] (free, [http://www.hendcogen.org Hendricks County, Indiana GenWeb])
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*[http://www.hendcogen.org/probate_records.php Estate Cases Filed in Danville Newspapers (1945-1968)] (free, [http://www.hendcogen.org Hendricks County, Indiana GenWeb])
  
 
*[http://www.hendcogen.org/probate_records.php Index to Hendricks County Probate Order Books (1825-1852)] (free, [http://www.hendcogen.org Hendricks County, Indiana GenWeb])
 
*[http://www.hendcogen.org/probate_records.php Index to Hendricks County Probate Order Books (1825-1852)] (free, [http://www.hendcogen.org Hendricks County, Indiana GenWeb])
  
*[http://www.hendcogen.org/probate_records.php Index to Hendricks County Probate Order Books (1853-1918)] (free, [http://www.hendcogen.org Hendricks County, Indiana GenWeb])
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*[http://www.hendcogen.org/probate_records.php Index to Hendricks County Probate Order Books (1853-1921)] (free, [http://www.hendcogen.org Hendricks County, Indiana GenWeb])
  
 
*Index to Probate Order Books for Hendricks County, Indiana (1825-1852) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
 
*Index to Probate Order Books for Hendricks County, Indiana (1825-1852) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
*Probate Records of Hendricks County, Indiana (1824-1930) (free images and index, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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*Probate Records of Hendricks County, Indiana (1824-1930) (free digital images and index, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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{{IN Probate Repositories|Hendricks|492258}}
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==== Public Records  ====
  
==== School Records  ====
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===== School Records  =====
  
 
*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_hendrickshigh.php Graduates of High Schools in Hendricks County, Indiana (1923-1962)]  
 
*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_hendrickshigh.php Graduates of High Schools in Hendricks County, Indiana (1923-1962)]  
 
*Graduates of Common Schools in Hendricks County (1898) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])  
 
*Graduates of Common Schools in Hendricks County (1898) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])  
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*Graduates of Plainfield High School (1934-1979) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
 
*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_hendricksschooldir.php Index to School Directories (1894-1964)]  
 
*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_hendricksschooldir.php Index to School Directories (1894-1964)]  
 
*[http://www.hendcogen.org/school_records.php Index to Teachers in Hendricks County Schools (1923-1963)] (free, [http://www.hendcogen.org Hendricks County, Indiana GenWeb])  
 
*[http://www.hendcogen.org/school_records.php Index to Teachers in Hendricks County Schools (1923-1963)] (free, [http://www.hendcogen.org Hendricks County, Indiana GenWeb])  
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*Directory of Teachers for Hendricks County (1936, 1945) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
 
*Directory of Teachers for Hendricks County (1936, 1945) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
==== Societies and Libraries ====
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===== Voter Registration =====
  
*[http://ww.avonlibrary.net Avon-Washington Township Public Library] - has a collection of Washington Township local history materials in their Huron Heritage Room.  
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*[http://hcapps.co.hendricks.in.us/Archive/SectionMenus/VotingRecords.asp Hendricks County Voters List Books (1833-1860)] (digital images; free, [http://www.co.hendricks.in.us Hendricks County Government Archive]) . These books contain photocopies of voters lists for various townships and years.
*[http://www.brownsburg.lib.in.us Brownsburg Public Library] - has a collection of Brownsburg local history materials in their Local History section.  
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*[http://www.hendcogen.org/voter_records.php Voters in Brown Township, Hendricks County, Indiana (October 1846)] (free, [http://www.hendcogen.org Hendricks County, Indiana GenWeb])
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*[http://www.hendcogen.org/voter_records.php Voters in Center Township, Hendricks County, Indiana (October 1847)] (free, [http://www.hendcogen.org Hendricks County, Indiana GenWeb])
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*[http://www.hendcogen.org/voter_records.php Voters in Center Township, Hendricks County, Indiana (August 1867)] (free, [http://www.hendcogen.org Hendricks County, Indiana GenWeb])
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*[http://www.hendcogen.org/voter_records.php Voters in Guilford Township, Hendricks County, Indiana (January 1847)] (free, [http://www.hendcogen.org Hendricks County, Indiana GenWeb])
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*[http://www.hendcogen.org/voter_records.php Voters in Liberty Township, Hendricks County, Indiana (June 1841)] (free, [http://www.hendcogen.org Hendricks County, Indiana GenWeb])
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*[http://www.hendcogen.org/voter_records.php Voters in Stilesville, Hendricks County, Indiana (April 1874)] (free, [http://www.hendcogen.org Hendricks County, Indiana GenWeb])
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*[http://www.hendcogen.org/voter_records.php Voters in Washington Township, Hendricks County, Indiana (February 1847)] (free, [http://www.hendcogen.org Hendricks County, Indiana GenWeb])
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*[http://www.hendcogen.org/voter_records.php Voters in Washington Township, Hendricks County, Indiana (August 1867)] (free, [http://www.hendcogen.org Hendricks County, Indiana GenWeb])
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*[http://www.hendcogen.org/voter_records.php Voters in Hendricks County, Indiana (August 1845)] (free, [http://www.hendcogen.org Hendricks County, Indiana GenWeb])
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*[http://www.hendcogen.org/voter_records.php Voters in Hendricks County, Indiana (August 1847)] (free, [http://www.hendcogen.org Hendricks County, Indiana GenWeb])
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*[http://www.hendcogen.org/voter_records.php Voters in Hendricks County, Indiana (November 1860)] (free, [http://www.hendcogen.org Hendricks County, Indiana GenWeb])
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*[http://www.everynameindex.com EveryNameIndex.com]&nbsp; Free online genealogy indexes for those big old county histories.
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*[http://www.hendcogen.org/ The Hendricks County IN GenWeb Project], a member of [[INGenWeb|The INGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].
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*{{FHL|Indiana%2C+Hendricks|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
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*The [http://www.in.gov/library/3160.htm Indiana State Library] has an Internet page of records for&nbsp;Hendricks County. They are adding new databases, so check back often.
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Hendricks/ Hendricks County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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==== Repositories  ====
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===== Courthouse  =====
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Hendricks County; PO Box 599; Danville, IN 46122-1993; Ph. 317.745.9231 Details: (Co Hlth Dept has b &amp; d rec from 1882; Co Clk has m, div, pro &amp; ct rec from 1823; Co Aud has land rec)
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===== Archives  =====
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===== Libraries  =====
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*[http://avtp.sdp.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/;jsessionid=F7574EAE8B0F42D6CCFC9F599BB9E920.enterprise-40700?rm=HURON+HERITAGE0%7C%7C%7C1%7C%7C%7C0%7C%7C%7Ctrue Avon-Washington Township Public Library] - has a collection of Washington Township local history materials in their Huron Heritage Room.  
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*[http://www.bburglibrary.net Brownsburg Public Library] - has a collection of Brownsburg local history materials in their Local History section.  
 
*[http://www.dplindiana.org Danville-Center Township Public Library] - has a collection of Danville and Hendricks County genealogy and local history materials in their Indiana Room.  
 
*[http://www.dplindiana.org Danville-Center Township Public Library] - has a collection of Danville and Hendricks County genealogy and local history materials in their Indiana Room.  
 
*[http://www.plainfieldlibrary.net Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library] - has a collection of Plainfield and Hendricks County genealogy and local history materials in their Indiana Room.
 
*[http://www.plainfieldlibrary.net Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library] - has a collection of Plainfield and Hendricks County genealogy and local history materials in their Indiana Room.
  
==== Taxation ====
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===== Museums =====
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*[http://www.hendrickscountyhistoricalmuseum.org Hendricks County Historical Museum] - located 1 block south of the courthouse square in Danville, the museum has a collection of materials about Hendricks County people, places and organizations. It is open to the public on Saturdays and by appointment.
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===== Societies  =====
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'''Hendricks County Historical Museum'''<br> PO Box 226<br>170 South Washington St. <br>Danville, IN 46122-0026<br>Telephone Number: 317-718-6158<br>E-mail: [mailto:museum@co.hendricks.in.us museum@co.hendricks.in.us]<br>[http://www.hendrickscountymuseum.org/contact.html Website]<br><br>
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===== Family History Centers  =====
  
*'''[1841] '''''Tax list, Hendricks County, Indiana, 1841. ''Hendricks County (Ind.). Auditor's Office. Fort Wayne, Ind.&nbsp;: Public Library, 1966. Call #: 977.201 H38HET<br>  
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
*'''[1842-1855] '''See FHL catalog.  
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*'''[1844] '''Thompson, Meredith. [http://www.hendcogen.org/taxlists/1844/indexA.html Index to 1844 tax list for Hendricks County, Indiana]<br>
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*[[Brownsburg Indiana Family History Center|Brownsburg Indiana Family History Center]]
*'''[1846] . '''Hendricks County (Ind.). Auditor's Office. Fort Wayne, Ind. Public Library, 1966. Call #: 977.201 H38HET'''<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]].
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==== Tax Records  ====
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{{IN Tax Intro}}
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In Indiana, the state created a system to raise revenue by assessing taxes on residents who owned land.
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*[http://hcapps.co.hendricks.in.us/Archive/SectionMenus/TaxDuplicateIndex.asp Hendricks County Tax Duplicates (1838-1885)] (digital images; free, [http://www.co.hendricks.in.us Hendricks County Government Archive])<br>
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*[http://www.hendcogen.org/tax_records.php Townships in Hendricks County Tax Duplicate Books (1843-1885)] (free, [http://www.hendcogen.org Hendricks County, Indiana GenWeb])
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*'''1841 '''''Tax list, Hendricks County, Indiana, 1841. ''Hendricks County (Ind.). Auditor's Office. Fort Wayne, Ind.&nbsp;: Public Library, 1966. Call #: 977.201 H38HET<br>  
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*'''1842-1855 '''See FamilySearch Catalog.  
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*[http://www.hendcogen.org/tax_records.php Index to 1844 tax list for Hendricks County, Indiana] (free, [http://www.hendcogen.org Hendricks County, Indiana GenWeb])
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*'''1846 '''Hendricks County (Ind.). Auditor's Office. Fort Wayne, Ind. Public Library, 1966. Call #: 977.201 H38HET'''<br>'''
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{{IN Tax End}}
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{{IN Tax Records Repositories|Hendricks|594051}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*Hendricks County, IN [http://www.plainfieldlibrary.net/indiana/MarriageCertificatesfromCHcollection.htm Marriage Certificates (1860s - 1919]).&nbsp; This is a work in progress. <br>
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*[http://in.evanced.info/plainfield/genealogy/genindexview.asp?IndexID=2 Hendricks County, Indiana Anniversaries Index (50th and higher)] (free, [http://www.plainfieldlibrary.net Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library]) <br>
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===== Birth Records  =====
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By state law, births were recorded in Indiana beginning in 1882, with each county's health department responsible for keeping their own birth records. The [http://www.in.gov/isdh/20444.htm Indiana State Department of Health's Vital Records Division] has copies of each county's birth records from October 1907 to present.
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The [http://www.co.hendricks.in.us/department/index.php?structureid=16 Hendricks County Health Department] is located in the basement (the south entrance) of the Hendricks County Government Center in Danville. The Hendricks County Government Center is on South Washington Street, 3 blocks south of the courthouse square.  
  
*Hendricks County [http://www.plainfieldlibrary.net/indiana/indexes/genindexview.asp?IndexID=2 Anniversaries Index]. <br>
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The Works Progress Administration (WPA) was a federal program during the Great Depression to employ white-collar workers. In the 1930's the WPA began a project to index the records in county courthouses. WPA workers created indexes to birth, marriage and death records for about 2/3 of the counties in Indiana before the program was stopped in 1939. Most of these WPA indexes used 1920 as their end year, for privacy reasons.  
  
*[http://www.hendcogen.org/marriage_records.php Index to Hendricks County Marriage License Books (1904-1998)] (free, [http://www.hendcogen.org Hendricks County, Indiana GenWeb])<br>
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*[http://www.hendcogen.org/birth_records.php WPA Index to Births in Hendricks County, Indiana (1882-1920)] (free, [http://www.hendcogen.org Hendricks County, Indiana GenWeb])
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60871 Indiana Birth Certificates, 1907-1940] - Ancestry.com $ <br>
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===== Marriage Records  =====
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The [http://www.co.hendricks.in.us/department/index.php?structureid=30 Hendricks County Clerk] has Hendricks County marriage records from 1824 to the present. The Hendricks County Clerk's office is located on the 2nd floor of the Hendricks County Courthouse in Danville.
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Early marriage records in Indiana only recorded the name of the bride, the name of the groom, the date of the marriage and the name of the person who performed the marriage. Beginning in 1882, counties recorded additional information in marriage supplements books. These marriage supplements books asked a series of questions, including: their age; their race; their birthplace; their occupation (groom only); the number of marriages they'd had; their father's name and their mother's maiden name. When marriage application books were introduced in Indiana in 1905, the marriage supplements books were gradually abandoned.
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In May 1905, a new law took effect in Indiana, requiring the recording of detailed information about the bride and groom (such as their birthdates and birthplaces, as well as their occupations and any previous marriages) as well as information about their parents (including their birthplace, residence and occupation). In Hendricks County, the information from the marriage applications was kept in a separate set of books from the marriage licenses for ther period of May 1905 through May 1950; beginning in June 1950, the marriage application information was recorded in the same set of books as the marriage licenses.
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 +
The Works Progress Administration (WPA) was a federal program during the Great Depression to employ white-collar workers. In the 1930's the WPA began a project to index the records in county courthouses. WPA workers created indexes to birth, marriage and death records for about 2/3 of the counties in Indiana before the program was stopped in 1939. Most of these WPA indexes used 1920 as their end year, for privacy reasons.
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*'''To 1850''' [https://www.statelib.lib.in.us/INMarriages1850/marriages_search.asp Indiana marriage index through 1850] (free, [http://www.in.gov/library Indiana State Library])<br>
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*'''1780-1992''' {{RecordSearch|1674830|Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992}} - FamilySearch  <br>
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*'''1802-1892''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7852&cj=1&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 Indiana Marriages, 1802-1892] - Ancestry.com $ <br>
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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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*'''1824-1920''' [http://www.hendcogen.org/marriage_records.php WPA Index to Marriages in Hendricks County, Indiana (1824-1920)] (free, [http://www.hendcogen.org Hendricks County, Indiana GenWeb])
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*'''1824-2003''' [http://hcapps.co.hendricks.in.us/Archive/SectionMenus/MLBookIndex.asp Hendricks County Marriage License Books (1824-2003)] (digital images; free, [http://www.co.hendricks.in.us Hendricks County Government Archive])<br>
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*'''1860s-1919''' [http://www.plainfieldlibrary.net/local-history-and-genealogy/genealogy-databases/#ArchivalGD Hendricks County Marriage Certificates (scattered; covers 1860s - 1919)] (free, Plainfield Public Library). <br>
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*'''1882-1920''' [http://www.hendcogen.org/marriage_records.php WPA Index to Marriage Supplements in Hendricks County, Indiana (1882-1920)] (free, [http://www.hendcogen.org Hendricks County, Indiana GenWeb])
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*'''1904-1999''' [http://www.hendcogen.org/marriage_records.php Index to Hendricks County Marriage License Books (1904-1999)] (free, [http://www.hendcogen.org Hendricks County, Indiana GenWeb])<br>
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*'''1905-1950''' [http://hcapps.co.hendricks.in.us/Archive/SectionMenus/MABookIndex.asp Hendricks County Marriage Application Books (1905-1950)] (digital images; free, [http://www.co.hendricks.in.us Hendricks County Government Archive])<br>
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*'''1905-1950''' [http://www.hendcogen.org/marriage_records.php Index to Hendricks County Marriage Application Books (1905-1950)] (free, [http://www.hendcogen.org Hendricks County, Indiana GenWeb])<br>
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*'''1948-2012''' [https://www.statelib.lib.in.us/INMarriages93to02/in_marriages_search.asp Indiana marriage index 1958-2012] (free, [http://www.in.gov/library Indiana State Library])<br>
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*'''1958-2005''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=61009 Indiana Marriage Certificates, 1958-2005] - Ancestry.com $ <br>
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*'''1993-Present''' [https://publicaccess.courts.in.gov/MLPL/ Indiana marriage index 1993-present] (free, [https://publicaccess.courts.in.gov/ Indiana Division of Court Administration])<br>
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===== Divorce Records  =====
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The [http://www.co.hendricks.in.us/department/index.php?structureid=30 Hendricks County Clerk] 's Microfilm Department can search for Hendricks County divorce records. The Hendricks County Clerk's Microfilm Department is located on the 2nd floor of the Hendricks County Courthouse in Danville.
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*[http://www.hendcogen.org/divorce_records.php Index to Divorce Cases Settled in Hendricks County, Indiana (1824-1989)] (free, [http://www.hendcogen.org Hendricks County, Indiana GenWeb])<br>
  
 
*[http://www.hendcogen.org/divorce_records.php Index to Divorce Cases Filed in Hendricks County, Indiana (1912-1992)] (free, [http://www.hendcogen.org Hendricks County, Indiana GenWeb])<br>
 
*[http://www.hendcogen.org/divorce_records.php Index to Divorce Cases Filed in Hendricks County, Indiana (1912-1992)] (free, [http://www.hendcogen.org Hendricks County, Indiana GenWeb])<br>
  
*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_hendricksdivorces.php Divorce Cases in Hendricks County, Indiana Newspapers (1891-1960)] (free, The Genealogy Center of the Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana) <br>
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*[http://www.hendcogen.org/divorce_records.php Divorce Cases in Hendricks County, Indiana Newspapers (1891-1961)] (free, [http://www.hendcogen.org Hendricks County, Indiana GenWeb])<br>
  
*[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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===== Death Records =====
  
*Indiana Marriages, 1802-1892 - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7852&cj=1&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 Ancestry.con ]$ <br>
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By state law, deaths were recorded in Indiana beginning in 1882, with each county's health department responsible for keeping their own death records. The [http://www.in.gov/isdh/20444.htm Indiana State Department of Health's Vital Records Division] has copies of each county's death records from 1900 to present.  
 
 
*Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992&nbsp; -&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1674830 FamilySearch] <br>
 
  
*Indiana Marriage, 1811-1959&nbsp; -&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1410397 FamilySearch] <br>
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The [http://www.co.hendricks.in.us/department/index.php?structureid=16 Hendricks County Health Department] is located in the basement (the south entrance) of the Hendricks County Government Center in Danville. The Hendricks County Government Center is on South Washington Street, 3 blocks south of the courthouse square.  
  
*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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The Works Progress Administration (WPA) was a federal program during the Great Depression to employ white-collar workers. In the 1930's the WPA began a project to index the records in county courthouses. WPA workers created indexes to birth, marriage and death records for about 2/3 of the counties in Indiana before the program was stopped in 1939. Most of these WPA indexes used 1920 as their end year, for privacy reasons.  
  
==== Voter Records  ====
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*[http://www.hendcogen.org/death_records.php WPA Index to Deaths in Hendricks County, Indiana (1882-1920)] (free, [http://www.hendcogen.org Hendricks County, Indiana GenWeb])
  
*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_hendricksliberty1841.php Voters in Liberty Township, Hendricks County, Indiana (1841)]
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*Indiana, Death Index, 1882-1920 -&nbsp;[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1947977 FamilySearch]
  
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60716 Indiana Death Certificates, 1899-2011] - Ancestry.com $ <br>
  
==== &nbsp;Family History Centers  ====
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{{IN Vital Repositories|Hendricks|409757}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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=== Places  ===
*[[Brownsburg Indiana Family History Center]]
 
  
== Web Sites  ==
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=== Web Sites  ===
  
*[http://www.everynameindex.com EveryNameIndex.com]&nbsp; Free online genealogy indexes for those big old county histories.
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/indiana/hendricks-county/ Hendricks County, IN History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]  
*[http://www.hendcogen.org/ The Hendricks County IN GenWeb Project], a member of [[INGenWeb|The INGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/116137955399210084448 Indiana Genealogy Network Community on Google+]  
*{{FHL|Indiana%2C+Hendricks|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/208669295836038/ Indiana Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
*The [http://www.in.gov/library/3160.htm Indiana State Library] has an Internet page of records for&nbsp;Hendricks County. They are adding new databases, so check back often.
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Hendricks/ Hendricks County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
  
== References  ==
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Guide to Hendricks County, Indiana ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Hendricks County, Indiana
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Location of Indiana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 20, 1823
County Seat Danville
Courthouse
Address Hendricks County Courthouse
PO Box 599
Danville, IN 46122-1993
Ph. 317.745.9231
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Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Land
Probate
1882*
1824*
1882*
1823
1822
*For earlier dates,

try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries


  • Parent Counties: Formed from Delaware New Purchase and Wabash New Purchase in 1824.[1]
  • County Seat: Danville [2]


Neighboring Counties

Montgomery  • Boone  • Marion  • Morgan  • Putnam

Hendricks CountyMorgan CountyJohnson CountyShelby CountyHamilton CountyBoone CountyClinton CountyMontgomery CountyPutnam CountyClay CountyParke CountyOwen CountyMarion CountyHancock CountyINHendricks.JPG


Record Loss

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

Boundary Changes

In February 1831, Hendricks County lost a small portion of Township 17 North, Range 2 East (the northeast corner of present-day Brown Township) to Marion County (part of present-day Pike Township).

In June 1868, Hendricks County gained a portion of Township 14 North, Range 1 West and Township 14 North, Range 2 West east of Mill Creek (the southern part of present-day Franklin Township and Liberty Township) from Morgan County.

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.

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


Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic and Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogies

Histories

Local Histories
  • Inter-state Publishing Company (Chicago, Ill.). 2002. History of Hendricks 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, embodying accounts of prehistoric races, aborigines, Winnebago and Black Hawk Wars, and a brief review of its civil and political history. (Bowie, Md: Heritage Books.) 977.253 H2h 2002 FHL US/CAN Book  FHL Collection   other libraries
  • History of Hendricks 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. 1885. (Chicago: Inter-State Publishing Company.) 977.253 H2h FHL US/CAN Book FHL Collection   other libraries   INTERNET ARCHIVE
  • Cline and McHaffie, Indianapolis. [from old catalog]. 1874. The People's guide; a business, political and religious directory of Hendricks co., Ind., together with a collection of very important documents and statistics connected with our moral, political and scientific history.  INTERNET ARCHIVE

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.


Land in Indiana was originally sold to the public by the federal government, through their General Land Offices in various districts. Land in Hendricks County was sold through the district office in Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Indiana. The Bureau of Land Management's General Land Office records for Indiana are in a searchable database.

In Indiana, land transactions are recorded in deed books, which are kept by the county recorder. There is also a separate set of books, called grantee/grantor, that acts as an index to the entries in the deed books - grantee means the buyer, grantor means the seller. Hendricks County's deed books volumes 1 through 64 (covering 1826 through 1886) and grantee/grantor index books volumes 1 through 9 (covering 1826 through 1889) have been microfilmed. That microfilm is available at the Indiana State Library and through the Family History Library, as well as other libraries.

The Hendricks County Recorder is located on the top floor of the Hendricks County Government Center in Danville. The Hendricks County Government Center is on South Washington Street, 3 blocks south of the courthouse square.

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


Maps

Military Records

Civil War

Civil War service men from Hendricks 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 Hendricks County.

Civil War Books

  • "The Civil War" Chapter 5 in Inter-state Publishing Company (Chicago, Ill.). 2002. History of Hendricks 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, embodying accounts of prehistoric races, aborigines, Winnebago and Black Hawk Wars, and a brief review of its civil and political history. (Bowie, Md: Heritage Books.) 977.253 H2h 2002 FHL US/CAN Book  FHL Collection   other libraries
  • "The Patriotic Roll" Chapter 5 in History of Hendricks 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. 1885. (Chicago: Inter-State Publishing Company.) (page 333-412  Regiment, Companies, Name's), 977.253 H2h FHL US/CAN Book FHL Collection   other libraries   INTERNET ARCHIVE
  • Valenzuela, Karen, Roberto Valenzuela, and Kim Bartrum. 2004. 1862 Indiana, Hendricks County, indexed Civil War draft enrollment lists. [Marion, Indiana (1607 West Jeffras Ave., Marion 46952)]: K. Valenzuela. 977.253 M2v FHL US/CAN Book  FHL Collection   other libraries

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

  • Hendricks County Flyer - published on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Their office is on Kingston Street (at the Lowe's stoplight on Dan Jones Road, south of US 36/Rockville Road) in Avon.
  • The Republican - published on Thursdays. Their office is on the northeast side of the courthouse square in Danville.
  • Indianapolis Star - published daily, it includes a Local Living section on Thursdays that focuses on Hendricks County and the west side of Indianapolis.

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

  • The Judicial Books date from 1825. These books contain Probate court records from the Hendricks County Courts. You may need to use this link instead and then click "Probate and Judicial Archive" link. There are two ways to view these books, but if you download the PDF file for a volume you can use your PDF software to quickly access the last page in the volume. Book 3 for example, has an index on the LAST few pages of the volume.
Finding More Probate Records

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

Public Records

School Records
Voter Registration


Repositories

Courthouse

Hendricks County; PO Box 599; Danville, IN 46122-1993; Ph. 317.745.9231 Details: (Co Hlth Dept has b & d rec from 1882; Co Clk has m, div, pro & ct rec from 1823; Co Aud has land rec)

Archives
Libraries
Museums
  • Hendricks County Historical Museum - located 1 block south of the courthouse square in Danville, the museum has a collection of materials about Hendricks County people, places and organizations. It is open to the public on Saturdays and by appointment.
Societies

Hendricks County Historical Museum
PO Box 226
170 South Washington St.
Danville, IN 46122-0026
Telephone Number: 317-718-6158
E-mail: museum@co.hendricks.in.us
Website

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].

Tax 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.


In Indiana, the state created a system to raise revenue by assessing taxes on residents who owned land.

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 Hendricks County, Indiana Genealogy Tax Records in online catalogs like:

Vital Records

Birth Records

By state law, births were recorded in Indiana beginning in 1882, with each county's health department responsible for keeping their own birth records. The Indiana State Department of Health's Vital Records Division has copies of each county's birth records from October 1907 to present.

The Hendricks County Health Department is located in the basement (the south entrance) of the Hendricks County Government Center in Danville. The Hendricks County Government Center is on South Washington Street, 3 blocks south of the courthouse square.

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) was a federal program during the Great Depression to employ white-collar workers. In the 1930's the WPA began a project to index the records in county courthouses. WPA workers created indexes to birth, marriage and death records for about 2/3 of the counties in Indiana before the program was stopped in 1939. Most of these WPA indexes used 1920 as their end year, for privacy reasons.

Marriage Records

The Hendricks County Clerk has Hendricks County marriage records from 1824 to the present. The Hendricks County Clerk's office is located on the 2nd floor of the Hendricks County Courthouse in Danville.

Early marriage records in Indiana only recorded the name of the bride, the name of the groom, the date of the marriage and the name of the person who performed the marriage. Beginning in 1882, counties recorded additional information in marriage supplements books. These marriage supplements books asked a series of questions, including: their age; their race; their birthplace; their occupation (groom only); the number of marriages they'd had; their father's name and their mother's maiden name. When marriage application books were introduced in Indiana in 1905, the marriage supplements books were gradually abandoned.

In May 1905, a new law took effect in Indiana, requiring the recording of detailed information about the bride and groom (such as their birthdates and birthplaces, as well as their occupations and any previous marriages) as well as information about their parents (including their birthplace, residence and occupation). In Hendricks County, the information from the marriage applications was kept in a separate set of books from the marriage licenses for ther period of May 1905 through May 1950; beginning in June 1950, the marriage application information was recorded in the same set of books as the marriage licenses.

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) was a federal program during the Great Depression to employ white-collar workers. In the 1930's the WPA began a project to index the records in county courthouses. WPA workers created indexes to birth, marriage and death records for about 2/3 of the counties in Indiana before the program was stopped in 1939. Most of these WPA indexes used 1920 as their end year, for privacy reasons.


Divorce Records

The Hendricks County Clerk 's Microfilm Department can search for Hendricks County divorce records. The Hendricks County Clerk's Microfilm Department is located on the 2nd floor of the Hendricks County Courthouse in Danville.

Death Records

By state law, deaths were recorded in Indiana beginning in 1882, with each county's health department responsible for keeping their own death records. The Indiana State Department of Health's Vital Records Division has copies of each county's death records from 1900 to present.

The Hendricks County Health Department is located in the basement (the south entrance) of the Hendricks County Government Center in Danville. The Hendricks County Government Center is on South Washington Street, 3 blocks south of the courthouse square.

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) was a federal program during the Great Depression to employ white-collar workers. In the 1930's the WPA began a project to index the records in county courthouses. WPA workers created indexes to birth, marriage and death records for about 2/3 of the counties in Indiana before the program was stopped in 1939. Most of these WPA indexes used 1920 as their end year, for privacy reasons.

Finding Vital Records at Other Repositories

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


Places

Web Sites

References

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