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Guide to '''Henry 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 = Henry County | county_map = | state = Indiana | state_map = Indiana.png | latd = | longd = | founded year = 1821 | founded date = December 31 | seat = New Castle | building image = | building address = Henry County Courthouse<br>101 S Main St.<br>New Castle, IN 47362<br>Ph. 765.529.6401 | adoption_sign = Adoption Indiana Genealogical Society}}
  
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=== Historical Facts  ===
  
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#cccc99" align="center" colspan="6" | '''Beginning dates for major county records'''
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Henry County, Indiana#Birth_Records|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Henry County, Indiana#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</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>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>1822</center>
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''*For earlier dates,'''
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try... [[Henry County, Indiana#Church_Records|'''Church''']] &#124; [[Henry County, Indiana#Obituaries|'''Obituaries''']] &#124; [[Henry County, Indiana#Cemeteries|'''Cemeteries''']]
  
{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Henry County
 
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| state = Indiana
 
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| founded year = 1821
 
| founded date = December 31
 
| seat = New Castle
 
| building image =
 
| building address = Henry County; 101 S Main St; New Castle, IN 47362; Ph. 765.529.6401 Details: (Co Hlth Dept has b &amp; d rec from 1882; Co Clk, has m, div, pro &amp; ct rec from 1822; Co Redr has land rec from 1823 &amp; cem deeds from 1925)
 
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed from Delaware New Purchase in 1822.<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref><br>
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*'''County Seat: '''New Castle <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Henry County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_County,_Indiana (accessed 10 May 2012).</ref><br>
  
Henry County; 101 S Main St; New Castle, IN 47362; Ph. 765.529.6401 Details: (Co Hlth Dept has b &amp; d rec from 1882; Co Clk, has m, div, pro &amp; ct rec from 1822; Co Redr has land rec from 1823 &amp; cem deeds from 1925)
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==== Description ====
  
== History ==
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The county was named for Patrick Henry. It's county seat is New Castle and was founded 1822.  It is located in the Central area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Henry County," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_County,_Indianaa 3/28/2017.</ref>
  
==== Parent County ====
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==== Neighboring Counties ====
  
'''1821--'''Henry County was created 31 December 1821&nbsp;from unorganized territory.<br>'''County seat: '''New Castle <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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[[Madison County, Indiana Genealogy|Madison]] {{•}} [[Delaware County, Indiana Genealogy|Delaware]] {{•}} [[Randolph County, Indiana Genealogy|Randolph]] {{•}} [[Wayne County, Indiana Genealogy|Wayne]] {{•}} [[Fayette County, Indiana Genealogy|Fayette]] {{•}} [[Rush County, Indiana Genealogy|Rush]] {{•}} [[Hancock County, Indiana Genealogy|Hancock]]
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<center>{{INHenry,Indiana Clickable Neighbors}}</center>  
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
==== 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  ====
  
'''February 1864''' -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.  
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'''February 1864'''--Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.
  
For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:  
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<br> For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:  
  
 
*[[Burned Counties Research|Burned Counties Research in FamilySearch Wiki]]  
 
*[[Burned Counties Research|Burned Counties Research in FamilySearch Wiki]]  
 
*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 Michael John Neill, ''Burned Counties'' in Family History Circle]
 
*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 Michael John Neill, ''Burned Counties'' in Family History Circle]
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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=== Resources ===
 
 
==== Populated Places ====
 
  
==== Neighboring Counties ====
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==== Bible Records ====
  
*[[Delaware County, Indiana|Delaware]]
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==== Biographies  ====
*[[Fayette County, Indiana|Fayette]]
 
*[[Hancock County, Indiana|Hancock]]
 
*[[Madison County, Indiana|Madison]]
 
*[[Randolph County, Indiana|Randolph]]
 
*[[Rush County, Indiana|Rush]]
 
*[[Wayne County, Indiana|Wayne]]
 
  
== Resources ==
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==== Business Records ====
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Henry/cem/ Henry County Cemeteries] <br>
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*Henry County Cemetery [http://www.hcgs.net/cem1.html Links]<br>
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=17&GScnty=824&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=17&CScnty=824 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~inhenry/cemeteries.html INGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Henry+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=Henry&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/in/henry/cemeteries.html INGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwtombstones.org/indiana/henry.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/US/in/henry.htm Indiana Interment]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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*Henry County Cemetery [http://www.hcgs.net/cem1.html Links]
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*Cemeteries of Henry County - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Henry/cem/ Linkpendium]
  
*Cemeteries of Henry County - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Henry/cem/ Linkpendium] <br>
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==== Census Records ====
 
 
*Cemeteries of Henry County -[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~inhenry/cemeteries.html INGenWeb]
 
 
 
==== Census  ====
 
  
 
{{Census|Indiana}}  
 
{{Census|Indiana}}  
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*Residents of Henry County, Indiana (1874) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
 
*Residents of Henry County, Indiana (1874) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
==== Church  ====
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==== Church Records ====
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{{IN Church Intro}}
  
 
*Henry County Church [http://www.hcgs.net/chrchin.html Links]<br>
 
*Henry County Church [http://www.hcgs.net/chrchin.html Links]<br>
  
==== Court  ====
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{{IN Church End}}
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{{IN Church Repositories|Henry|577758}}
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==== Court Records ====
  
 
*Henry County , Indiana court records&nbsp; 1825-28&nbsp; [http://www.archive.org/details/henrycountyindia01indi INTERNET ARCHIVE]&nbsp; 1829-35&nbsp; [http://www.archive.org/stream/henrycountyindian00indi#page/n3/mode/2up INTERNET ARCHIVE]
 
*Henry County , Indiana court records&nbsp; 1825-28&nbsp; [http://www.archive.org/details/henrycountyindia01indi INTERNET ARCHIVE]&nbsp; 1829-35&nbsp; [http://www.archive.org/stream/henrycountyindian00indi#page/n3/mode/2up INTERNET ARCHIVE]
  
==== Land ====
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==== Directories ====
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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==== Emigration and Immigration  ====
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==== Gazetteers  ====
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==== Genealogies  ====
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==== Histories  ====
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===== Local Histories  =====
  
 
*[http://everynameindex.com/HenryCoIN.html Every Name Index to History of Henry County, Indiana]. Every&nbsp;Name Index compiled by Cathy L. O'Connor, 2008; original text published by Inter-State Publishing Company, 1884; reprinted in 1966 by Eastern Indiana Publishing Company.&nbsp; Pages 1-244 were not reprinted and included Indiana and national history and no Henry County history.&nbsp; [http://www.everynameindex.com EveryNameIndex.com]<br>
 
*[http://everynameindex.com/HenryCoIN.html Every Name Index to History of Henry County, Indiana]. Every&nbsp;Name Index compiled by Cathy L. O'Connor, 2008; original text published by Inter-State Publishing Company, 1884; reprinted in 1966 by Eastern Indiana Publishing Company.&nbsp; Pages 1-244 were not reprinted and included Indiana and national history and no Henry County history.&nbsp; [http://www.everynameindex.com EveryNameIndex.com]<br>
  
*Hazzard, George. 1906. ''Hazzard's history of Henry county, Indiana, 1822-1906''. (Newcastle, Ind: G. Hazzard, author and publisher.) 977.264 H2h v. 2 {{FHL|1400281|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/hazzards-history-of-henry-county-indiana-1822-1906/oclc/3704718&referer=brief_results other libraries&nbsp;]&nbsp;[http://www.archive.org/details/hazzardshistory00hazzgoog INTERNET ARCHIVE&nbsp;&nbsp;]&nbsp;vol.1 {{FSbook|63663}} &nbsp;&nbsp; Vol.2&nbsp; {{FSbook|63689}} &nbsp; &nbsp;[http://books.google.com/books?id=rF5Sb8YW40oC&pg=PA50&dq=Roll+of+honor&lr=&as_brr=1#v=onepage&q=Roll%20of%20honor&f=false Google books] <br>
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*Hazzard, George. 1906. ''Hazzard's history of Henry county, Indiana, 1822-1906''. (Newcastle, Ind: G. Hazzard, author and publisher.) 977.264 H2h volumes 1 and 2 {{FHL|1400281|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/hazzards-history-of-henry-county-indiana-1822-1906/oclc/3704718&referer=brief_results other libraries&nbsp;]&nbsp;[http://www.archive.org/details/hazzardshistory00hazzgoog INTERNET ARCHIVE&nbsp;&nbsp;]&nbsp;vol.1 {{FSbook|63663}} &nbsp;&nbsp; [http://books.google.com/books?id=rF5Sb8YW40oC&pg=PA50&dq=Roll+of+honor&lr=&as_brr=1#v=onepage&q=Roll%20of%20honor&f=false Google books] Vol.2&nbsp; {{FSbook|63689}} &nbsp; &nbsp;<br>
  
*Cline &amp; McHaffie. 1873. ''The People's guide, a business, political, and religious directory of Henry Co., Ind.&nbsp;: together with a collection of very important documents and statistics connected with our moral, political and scientific history&nbsp;: also, a historical sketch of Henry County, and a brief history of each township''. 977.264 E4c FHL US/CAN Book {{FHL|984108|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/the-peoples-guide-a-business-political-and-religious-directory-of-henry-co-ind-together-with-a-collection-of-very-important-documents-and-statistics-connected-with-our-moral-political-and-scientific-history-also-a-historical-sketch-of-henry-county-and-a-brief-history-of-each-township/oclc/288253510&referer=brief_results other libraries]&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.archive.org/details/peoplesguidebusi00cli INTERNET ARCHIVE]&nbsp; [http://books.google.com/books?id=2RQVAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=intitle:Henry+intitle:County&lr=lang_en&as_brr=1&as_pt=BOOKS&client=dell-usuk#v=onepage&q&f=false Google books] <br>
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*Cline &amp; McHaffie. 1873. ''The People's guide, a business, political, and religious directory of Henry Co., Ind.&nbsp;: together with a collection of very important documents and statistics connected with our moral, political and scientific history&nbsp;: also, a historical sketch of Henry County, and a brief history of each township''. 977.264 E4c FHL US/CAN Book {{FHL|984108|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.archive.org/details/peoplesguidebusi00cli INTERNET ARCHIVE]&nbsp; [http://books.google.com/books?id=2RQVAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=intitle:Henry+intitle:County&lr=lang_en&as_brr=1&as_pt=BOOKS&client=dell-usuk#v=onepage&q&f=false Google books] <br>
  
 
*Histories of Henry County - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Henry/hist/ Linkpendium]<br>
 
*Histories of Henry County - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Henry/hist/ Linkpendium]<br>
  
 
*Black History of Henry County Indiana - [http://www.hcgs.net/blhis.html Henry County Genealogical Services ]<br>
 
*Black History of Henry County Indiana - [http://www.hcgs.net/blhis.html Henry County Genealogical Services ]<br>
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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|Henry|460881}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
 
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/indiana/ Old Antique Atlases & 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/Henry/maps/ Linkpendium]
 
*Maps and Gazetteers - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Henry/maps/ Linkpendium]
  
==== Military  ====
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==== Military Records ====
  
*Henry County Military History&nbsp; [http://www.hcgs.net/cw.html Link]  
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*Henry County Military History&nbsp; [http://www.hcgs.net/cw.html Henry County Genealogical Services]  
 
*Henry County Military History&nbsp; I[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~inhenry/military.html NGENWEB]  
 
*Henry County Military History&nbsp; I[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~inhenry/military.html NGENWEB]  
 
*African American Veterans in Henry County, Indiana (1890) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
 
*African American Veterans in Henry County, Indiana (1890) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
Civil War  
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'''Civil War'''
  
 
Civil War service men from Henry 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 Henry County.<br>  
 
Civil War service men from Henry 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 Henry 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 ''
  
 
*Hazzard, George. ''Hazzard's History of Henry County, Indiana, 1822-1906''. (Newcastle, Ind: G. Hazzard, author and publisher, 1906.)&nbsp; [http://books.google.com/books?id=4RoVAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA799&dq=133th+Regiment,+Indiana+Infantry&hl=en&ei=aWKfTeuWLcLZiALT6piIAw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CDUQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q&f=false Google books] <br>
 
*Hazzard, George. ''Hazzard's History of Henry County, Indiana, 1822-1906''. (Newcastle, Ind: G. Hazzard, author and publisher, 1906.)&nbsp; [http://books.google.com/books?id=4RoVAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA799&dq=133th+Regiment,+Indiana+Infantry&hl=en&ei=aWKfTeuWLcLZiALT6piIAw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CDUQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q&f=false Google books] <br>
  
 
*"Civil War" Chapter&nbsp;2 thur Chapter 30&nbsp;&nbsp;in Hazzard, George. 1906. ''Hazzard's history of Henry county, Indiana, 1822-1906''. (Newcastle, Ind: G. Hazzard, author and publisher.), (page 50-676, Regiment, Companies, Name's), 977.264 H2h v. 2 {{FHL|1400281|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/hazzards-history-of-henry-county-indiana-1822-1906/oclc/3704718&referer=brief_results other libraries&nbsp;]&nbsp;[http://www.archive.org/details/hazzardshistory00hazzgoog INTERNET ARCHIVE&nbsp;&nbsp;]&nbsp;vol.1 {{FSbook|63663}} &nbsp;&nbsp; Vol.2&nbsp; {{FSbook|63689}}
 
*"Civil War" Chapter&nbsp;2 thur Chapter 30&nbsp;&nbsp;in Hazzard, George. 1906. ''Hazzard's history of Henry county, Indiana, 1822-1906''. (Newcastle, Ind: G. Hazzard, author and publisher.), (page 50-676, Regiment, Companies, Name's), 977.264 H2h v. 2 {{FHL|1400281|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/hazzards-history-of-henry-county-indiana-1822-1906/oclc/3704718&referer=brief_results other libraries&nbsp;]&nbsp;[http://www.archive.org/details/hazzardshistory00hazzgoog INTERNET ARCHIVE&nbsp;&nbsp;]&nbsp;vol.1 {{FSbook|63663}} &nbsp;&nbsp; Vol.2&nbsp; {{FSbook|63689}}
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
==== Probate  ====
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==== Probate Records ====
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{{IN Probate Intro|Henry}}
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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|Henry|573386}}
  
==== School Records  ====
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==== Public Records  ====
  
*Students and Teachers of Middletown High School, Henry County, Indiana (1928) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])  
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===== Voter Registration  =====
*Graduates of Rich Square Acadamy, Lewisville (1888-1891) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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*[http://www.everynameindex.com EveryNameIndex.com] Free online genealogy indexes for those big old county histories.
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~inhenry/ USGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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*{{FHL|Indiana%2C+Henry|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Henry/ Henry County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*Students and Teachers of Middletown High School (1928) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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*Students and Teachers of Mooreland High School (1917) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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*Students and Teachers of New Castle High School (1931) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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*Graduates of Rich Square Acadamy, Lewisville (1888-1891) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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==== Repositories  ====
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===== Courthouse  =====
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Henry County; 101 S Main St; New Castle, IN 47362; Ph. 765.529.6401 Details: (Co Hlth Dept has b &amp; d rec from 1882; Co Clk, has m, div, pro &amp; ct rec from 1822; Co Redr has land rec from 1823 &amp; cem deeds from 1925)
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===== Archives  =====
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===== Libraries  =====
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===== Museums  =====
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===== Societies  =====
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'''Henry County Historical Society Museum'''<br>606 S. 14th St.<br>New Castle, IN 47362-3339<br>Telephone Number: 765-529-4028<br>[http://www.hcgs.net/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Henry County Historical Society'''<br>606 South 14th Street<br>New Castle, IN 47362<br>Telephone Number: 765-529-4082<br>E-mail: [mailto:henrycountyhistoricalsociety@gmail.com henrycountyhistoricalsociety@gmail.com]<br>[http://www.henrycountyhs.org/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Middletown Fall Creek Township Historical Society'''<br>559 Locust St<br>PO Box 63<br>Middletown, IN 47356-0063<br>Telephone Number: 765-354-2000 <br>E-mail:[mailto:contact@middletownhistory.us contact@middletownhistory.us]<br>[http://www.middletownhistory.us/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Kennard Historical Society'''<br>750 Oak Blvd.<br> Greenfield, IN 46140-1465<br><br>
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===== Family History Centers  =====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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*[[Muncie Indiana Family History Center|Muncie 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]].
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{IN Tax Intro}}
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{{IN Tax End}}
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{{IN Tax Repositories WC|Henry}}
  
 
==== 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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*[https://secure.in.gov/apps/iara/search/ Indiana State Digital Archives] <br>
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===== Birth 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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===== Marriage Records  =====
  
*Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992&nbsp; -&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1674830 FamilySearch] <br>
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*'''1780-1992''' {{RecordSearch|1674830|Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992}} - 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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*'''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>
  
*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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*'''1811-2007''' {{RecordSearch|1410397|Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*Indiana, Death Index, 1882-1920 -&nbsp;[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1947977 FamilySearch]
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{IN Vital Repositories|Henry|343147}}
  
== Web Sites  ==
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*[http://www.everynameindex.com EveryNameIndex.com] Free online genealogy indexes for those big old county histories.
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=== Places  ===
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~inhenry/ USGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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*{{FHL|Indiana%2C+Henry|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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=== Web Sites ===
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Henry/ Henry County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
  
== References  ==
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/indiana/henry-county/ Henry 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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Latest revision as of 16:58, 5 April 2017

United States
Indiana
Henry County

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

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Henry County, Indiana
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Indiana
Location of Indiana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 31, 1821
County Seat New Castle
Courthouse
Address Henry County Courthouse
101 S Main St.
New Castle, IN 47362
Ph. 765.529.6401
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Historical Facts

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

try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

  • Parent Counties: Formed from Delaware New Purchase in 1822.[1]
  • County Seat: New Castle [2]

Description

The county was named for Patrick Henry. It's county seat is New Castle and was founded 1822. It is located in the Central area of the state.[3]

Neighboring Counties

Madison  • Delaware  • Randolph  • Wayne  • Fayette  • Rush  • Hancock

Henry CountyFranklin CountyFayette CountyShelby CountyMadison CountyHamilton CountyTipton CountyDelaware CountyRandolph CountyHancock CountyUnion CountyRush CountyWayne CountyINHenry.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

February 1864--Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.


For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:

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 Henry 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.


  • Henry County Church Links

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


Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic and Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogies

Histories

Local Histories
  • Every Name Index to History of Henry County, Indiana. Every Name Index compiled by Cathy L. O'Connor, 2008; original text published by Inter-State Publishing Company, 1884; reprinted in 1966 by Eastern Indiana Publishing Company.  Pages 1-244 were not reprinted and included Indiana and national history and no Henry County history.  EveryNameIndex.com
  • Cline & McHaffie. 1873. The People's guide, a business, political, and religious directory of Henry Co., Ind. : together with a collection of very important documents and statistics connected with our moral, political and scientific history : also, a historical sketch of Henry County, and a brief history of each township. 977.264 E4c FHL US/CAN Book FHL Collection   INTERNET ARCHIVE  Google books

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


Maps

Military Records

Civil War

Civil War service men from Henry 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 Henry County.

Civil War Books

  • Hazzard, George. Hazzard's History of Henry County, Indiana, 1822-1906. (Newcastle, Ind: G. Hazzard, author and publisher, 1906.)  Google books

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

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

Public Records

Voter Registration
School Records

Repositories

Courthouse

Henry County; 101 S Main St; New Castle, IN 47362; Ph. 765.529.6401 Details: (Co Hlth Dept has b & d rec from 1882; Co Clk, has m, div, pro & ct rec from 1822; Co Redr has land rec from 1823 & cem deeds from 1925)

Archives
Libraries
Museums
Societies

Henry County Historical Society Museum
606 S. 14th St.
New Castle, IN 47362-3339
Telephone Number: 765-529-4028
Website

Henry County Historical Society
606 South 14th Street
New Castle, IN 47362
Telephone Number: 765-529-4082
E-mail: henrycountyhistoricalsociety@gmail.com
Website

Middletown Fall Creek Township Historical Society
559 Locust St
PO Box 63
Middletown, IN 47356-0063
Telephone Number: 765-354-2000
E-mail:contact@middletownhistory.us
Website

Kennard Historical Society
750 Oak Blvd.
Greenfield, IN 46140-1465

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].

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


Vital Records

Birth Records
Marriage Records
Death Records

Finding Vital Records at Other Repositories

Additional vital records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Henry 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, "Henry County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_County,_Indiana (accessed 10 May 2012).
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "Henry County," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_County,_Indianaa 3/28/2017.