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Guide to '''Howard 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 = Howard County | county_map = | state = Indiana | state_map = Indiana.png | latd = | longd = | founded year = 1844 | founded date = January 15 | seat = Kokomo | building image = | building address = Howard County Courthouse<br>104 N Buckeye St<br>PO Box 9004<br> Kokomo, IN 46904<br>Ph. 765.456.2204 | adoption_sign = Adoption Indiana Genealogical Society}}
  
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=== Historical Facts  ===
  
{{Adoption Indiana Genealogical Society}}
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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>'''[[Howard County, Indiana#Birth_Records|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Howard County, Indiana#Marriage_Records|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Howard County, Indiana#Death_Records|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Howard County, Indiana#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Howard County, Indiana#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1875*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1844*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1875*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1846</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1844</center>
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''*For earlier dates,'''
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try... [[Howard County, Indiana#Church_Records|'''Church''']] &#124; [[Howard County, Indiana#Obituaries|'''Obituaries''']] &#124; [[Howard County, Indiana#Cemeteries|'''Cemeteries''']]
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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Howard County; 104 N Buckeye St; PO Box 9004; Kokomo, IN 46904; Ph. 765.456.2204 Details: (Formerly Richardville Co. Name changed to Howard 28 Dec 1846) (Co Clk has m, div, pro &amp; ct rec from 1844; Co Redr has land rec; Co Hlth dept has b, d &amp; bur rec)  
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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed from unorganized territory (Carroll/Cass/Miami) in 1844. Named changed from Richardville to Howard in 1846. <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: ''' Kokomo <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Howard County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howard_County,_Indiana (accessed 10 May 2012).</ref><br>
  
== History  ==
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==== Description ====
  
==== Parent County ====
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The county was named for Tilghman Howard. It's county seat is Kokomo and was founded 1844.  It is located in the Central area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Howard County," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howard_County,_Indiana 3/28/2017.</ref>
  
'''1844--'''Howard County was created 15 January 1844&nbsp;from [[Carroll County, Indiana|Carroll,]] [[Cass County, Indiana|Cass]], [[Miami County, Indiana|Miami]], [[Grant County, Indiana|Grant]] and [[Hamilton County, Indiana|Hamilton]] Counties. '''County seat:''' Kokomo <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  ====
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[[Carroll County, Indiana Genealogy|Carroll]] {{•}} [[Cass County, Indiana Genealogy|Cass]] {{•}} [[Miami County, Indiana Genealogy|Miami]] {{•}} [[Grant County, Indiana Genealogy|Grant]] {{•}} [[Tipton County, Indiana Genealogy|Tipton]] {{•}} [[Clinton County, Indiana Genealogy|Clinton]]
  
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<center>{{INHoward,Indiana Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
 
==== 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  ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
== Places/Localities ==
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=== Resources ===
  
== Populated Places ==
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==== Bible Records ====
  
*[[Kokomo, Indiana|Kokomo]]
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==== Biographies  ====
*Greentown
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*Russiaville
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==== Business Records  ====
*Indian Heights
 
  
=== Townships ===
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==== Cemeteries ====
  
*Center
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*Clay
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*Ervin
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*Harrison
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
*Honey Creek
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
*Howard  
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*Jackson
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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=825&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
*Liberty
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|705497|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
*Monroe
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=17&CScnty=825 Findagrave.com]
*Taylor
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*Union
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Howard+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=Howard&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/US/in/howard.htm Indiana Interment]
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*[http://www.edanddebby.com/HCC/ Cemeteries of Howard County, Indiana] <br>
  
=== Other places  ===
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*Cemeteries of Howard County&nbsp;- [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Howard/cem/ Linkpendium]
  
*Alto
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==== Census Records  ====
*Cassville
 
*Center
 
*Hemlock
 
*New London
 
*Oakford
 
*Phlox
 
*West Middleton
 
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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{{Census|Indiana}}
  
*[[Carroll County, Indiana|Carroll]]
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*Index to Mortality Schedule (1860) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])<br>
*[[Cass County, Indiana|Cass]]
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*Index to Defective, Dependent Delinquent Census (1880) [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
*[[Clinton County, Indiana|Clinton]]
 
*[[Grant County, Indiana|Grant]]  
 
*[[Miami County, Indiana|Miami]]
 
*[[Tipton County, Indiana|Tipton]]
 
  
== Resources ==
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==== Church Records ====
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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{{IN Church Intro}}
  
*[http://www.edanddebby.com/HCC/ Cemeteries of Howard County, Indiana] <br>
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{{IN Church End}}
  
*Cemeteries of Howard County&nbsp;- [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Howard/cem/ Linkpendium&nbsp;]
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{{IN Church Repositories|Howard|637298}}
  
==== Census ====
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==== Court Records ====
  
{{Census|Indiana}}
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==== Directories  ====
  
*Index to Defective, Dependent &amp; Delinquent Census for Howard County, Indiana (1880) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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*Directory of Businesses (1858) [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
==== Church ====
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==== Emigration and Immigration ====
  
==== Court ====
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==== Ethnic and Religious Groups ====
  
==== Directories ====
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==== Gazetteers ====
  
*Directory of Businesses in Howard County, Indiana (1858) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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==== Genealogies  ====
  
==== Land ====
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==== Histories ====
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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===== Local Histories  =====
  
 
*''Biographical and Genealogical History of Cass, Miami, Howard and Tipton Counties, Indiana''. (La Crosse WI: Brookhaven Press, 2003.)&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://www.worldcat.org/title/biographical-and-genealogical-history-of-cass-miami-howard-and-tipton-counties-indiana/oclc/367762262&referer=brief_results other library]&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=inu.32000007483854;page=root;view=2up;size=100;seq=660;orient=0#page/n3/mode/2up Hathi Trust Digital Library]<br>
 
*''Biographical and Genealogical History of Cass, Miami, Howard and Tipton Counties, Indiana''. (La Crosse WI: Brookhaven Press, 2003.)&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://www.worldcat.org/title/biographical-and-genealogical-history-of-cass-miami-howard-and-tipton-counties-indiana/oclc/367762262&referer=brief_results other library]&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=inu.32000007483854;page=root;view=2up;size=100;seq=660;orient=0#page/n3/mode/2up Hathi Trust Digital Library]<br>
  
*Blanchard, Charles. 2010. ''Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana: historical and biographical''. (Salem, Mass: Higginson Book Co.)&nbsp;&nbsp;977.2 H2bL FHL US/CAN Book&nbsp; {{FHL|159166|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/counties-of-howard-and-tipton-indiana-historical-and-biographical/oclc/698381487&referer=brief_results other libraries&nbsp;]&nbsp;&nbsp; Digital copy at {{FSbook|101798}}&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://www.archive.org/details/countiesofhoward00blan INTERNET ARCHIVE] <br>
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*Blanchard, Charles. 2010. ''Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana: historical and biographical''. (Salem, Mass: Higginson Book Co.)977.2 H2bL FHL US/CAN Book {{FHL|159166|item|disp=FHL Collection}} [http://www.worldcat.org/title/counties-of-howard-and-tipton-indiana-historical-and-biographical/oclc/698381487&referer=brief_results other libraries] Digital copy at {{FSbook|101798}}[http://www.archive.org/details/countiesofhoward00blan INTERNET ARCHIVE] <br>
  
*Morrow, Jackson. 1909. ''History of Howard County, Indiana''. (Indianapolis: B.F. Bowen)&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-howard-county-indiana/oclc/9304596&referer=brief_results other libraries]&nbsp; vol.1&nbsp; [http://www.archive.org/details/historyofhowardc01morr INTERNET&nbsp;ARCHIVE]&nbsp; vol. 2&nbsp;[http://www.archive.org/details/historyofhowardc02morr INTERNET ARCHIVE]<br>
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*Morrow, Jackson. 1909. ''History of Howard County, Indiana''. (Indianapolis: B.F. Bowen) [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-howard-county-indiana/oclc/9304596&referer=brief_results other libraries] vol.1 [http://www.archive.org/details/historyofhowardc01morr INTERNET ARCHIVE] vol. 2 [http://www.archive.org/details/historyofhowardc02morr INTERNET ARCHIVE]<br>
  
 
*History in Howard County - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Howard/hist/ Linkpendium]
 
*History in Howard County - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Howard/hist/ Linkpendium]
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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|Howard|667906}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
*Maps and Gazetterrs - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Howard/maps/ Linkpendia]
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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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*Maps and Gazetterrs - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Howard/maps/ Linkpendium]
  
==== Military  ====
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==== Military Records ====
  
 
*African American Veterans in Howard County, Indiana (1890) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
 
*African American Veterans in Howard 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 Howard 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 Howard County.<br>  
 
Civil War service men from Howard 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 Howard County.<br>  
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*[[28th US Colored Troops|28th US Colored Troops]], Company F, and Addition Recruits for Colored Troops
 
*[[28th US Colored Troops|28th US Colored Troops]], Company F, and Addition Recruits for Colored Troops
  
Civil War Books  
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''Civil War Books''
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*Howard in The Civil War" in Morrow, Jackson. 1909. ''History of Howard County, Indiana''. (Indianapolis: B.F. Bowen), (page 130-196, Regiment; "Soldiers Who Died In The Serive" page 188-196) [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-howard-county-indiana/oclc/9304596&referer=brief_results other libraries] vol.1 [http://www.archive.org/details/historyofhowardc01morr INTERNET ARCHIVE] vol. 2 [http://www.archive.org/details/historyofhowardc02morr INTERNET ARCHIVE]
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*Smith, Kent A.''Russiaville in the Civil War'':''a Civil War history of Honey Creek Township, Howard County,'' Indiana and its residents FHL book 977.285/R1 m2s
  
*Howard in The Civil War" in Morrow, Jackson. 1909. ''History of Howard County, Indiana''. (Indianapolis: B.F. Bowen), (page 130-196, Regiment; "Soldiers Who Died In The Serive" page 188-196)&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-howard-county-indiana/oclc/9304596&referer=brief_results other libraries]&nbsp; vol.1&nbsp; [http://www.archive.org/details/historyofhowardc01morr INTERNET&nbsp;ARCHIVE]&nbsp; vol. 2&nbsp;[http://www.archive.org/details/historyofhowardc02morr INTERNET ARCHIVE]
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
==== Probate  ====
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==== Obituaries  ====
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==== Periodicals  ====
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==== Probate Records  ====
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{{IN Probate Intro|Howard}}
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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|Howard|508643}}
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==== Public Records ====
  
==== School Records  ====
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===== School Records  =====
  
 
*Students of Greentown High School (1921) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])  
 
*Students of Greentown High School (1921) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])  
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*Students of Kokomo High School (1931-1933) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])  
 
*Students of Kokomo High School (1931-1933) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])  
 
*Teachers of Kokomo High School (1931-1933) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
 
*Teachers of Kokomo High School (1931-1933) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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===== Voter Registration  =====
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==== Repositories  ====
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Indiana Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical Genealogical Societies
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===== County Courthouse  =====
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Howard County; 104 N Buckeye St; PO Box 9004; Kokomo, IN 46904; Ph. 765.456.2204 Details: (Formerly Richardville Co. Name changed to Howard 28 Dec 1846) (Co Clk has m, div, pro &amp; ct rec from 1844; Co Redr has land rec; Co Hlth dept has b, d bur rec)
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===== Archives  =====
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===== Libraries  =====
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'''Kokomo-Howard County Public Library''' <br> 220 North Union Street, Kokomo, IN 46901-4614 <br>Phone: 765-457-3242 <br>Email: [mailto:info@khcpl.org info@khcpl.org] <br> [http://www.kokomo.lib.in.us/glhs/index.html Genealogy and Local History Department Website] <br>
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===== Museums  =====
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===== Societies  =====
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'''Howard County Historical Society and Museum / Seiberling Mansion'''<br>1200 W. Sycamore St.<br> Kokomo, IN 46901-4386<br>Telephone Number: 765-452-4314<br>[http://howardcountymuseum.org/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Howard County Genealogical Society'''<br>220 N Union<br>Kokomo 46901<br>[http://www.khcpl.org/index.php/departments/glhd Website]<br><br>
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'''Greentown Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 313<br>Greentown, IN 46936<br>Telephone Number: 765-628-3800<br>E-mail: [mailto:greentownhistory@comcast.net greentownhistory@comcast.net]<br>[http://www.greentownhistory.org/ Website]<br><br>
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===== Family History Centers  =====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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*[[Kokomo Indiana Family History Center|Kokomo Indiana Family History Center]]
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For additional nearby Family History Centers, search online in the [http://www.familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator Family History Center directory].
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{IN Tax Intro}}
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{{IN Tax End}}
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{{IN Tax Records Repositories|Howard|902565}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*Vital Records for Howard County - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Howard/vr/ Linkpendium]
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*Vital Records for Howard County - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Howard/vr/ Linkpendium]  
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*[https://secure.in.gov/apps/iara/search/ Indiana State Digital Archives]
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*The [http://www.howardcountymemory.net/index.aspx Howard County Memory Project] website has digitized collections, such as marriage records, newspaper collections, etc. for genealogy and local history researchers.
  
*[http://tinyurl.com/3n3qgms Indiana State Digital Achives ]for Death, E-Publication, Institution, Military, Misc Historical, Naturalization Records can be searched by person name (accessed 26 May 2011) <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
  
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp; ==
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===== Death Records =====
  
'''Kokomo-Howard County Public Library'''
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*Indiana, Death Index, 1882-1920  [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1947977 FamilySearch]
  
220 North Union Street, Kokomo, IN 46901-4614
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765-457-3242
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info@khcpl.org  
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*[http://incass-inmiami.org/howard/ USGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. 
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*{{FHL|Indiana%2C+Howard|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Howard/ Howard County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
[http://www.kokomo.lib.in.us/glhs/index.html Genealogy and Local History Department]
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{{IN Vital Repositories|Howard|659571}}
  
==== Family History Centers ====
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=== Places ===
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
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*[[Kokomo, Indiana|Kokomo]]  
*[[Kokomo Indiana Family History Center]]
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*Greentown
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*Russiaville
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*Indian Heights
  
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'''Townships'''
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*Center
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*Clay
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*Ervin
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*Harrison
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*Honey Creek
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*Howard
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*Jackson
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*Liberty
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*Monroe
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*Taylor
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*Union
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'''Other places'''
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*Alto
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*Cassville
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*Center
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*Hemlock
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*New London
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*Oakford
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*Phlox
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*West Middleton
  
== Web Sites  ==
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=== Web Sites  ===
  
*[http://www.ingenweb.org/inhoward/county.html USGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/indiana/howard-county/ Howard County, IN History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*{{FHL|Indiana%2C+Howard|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/116137955399210084448 Indiana Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Howard/ Howard County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/208669295836038/ Indiana Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
  
== References  ==
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=== References  ===
  
 
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United States
Indiana
Howard County

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

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Howard County, Indiana
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Facts
Founded January 15, 1844
County Seat Kokomo
Courthouse
Address Howard County Courthouse
104 N Buckeye St
PO Box 9004
Kokomo, IN 46904
Ph. 765.456.2204
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Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Land
Probate
1875*
1844*
1875*
1846
1844
*For earlier dates,

try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

  • Parent Counties: Formed from unorganized territory (Carroll/Cass/Miami) in 1844. Named changed from Richardville to Howard in 1846. [1]
  • County Seat: Kokomo [2]

Description

The county was named for Tilghman Howard. It's county seat is Kokomo and was founded 1844. It is located in the Central area of the state.[3]

Neighboring Counties

Carroll  • Cass  • Miami  • Grant  • Tipton  • Clinton


Miami CountyGrant CountyWabash CountyCarroll CountyClinton CountyTippecanoe CountyWhite CountyCass CountyTipton CountyMadison CountyHoward CountyINHoward.JPG


Boundary Changes

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

Record Loss

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

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business Records

Cemeteries

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

Census Records

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


Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic and Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogies

Histories

Local Histories

Land and Property

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

After land was transferred from the government to private ownership, subsequent transactions were recorded at the courthouse, where records are currently housed.

See Indiana Land and Property for additional information about early Indiana land grants and patents.


Finding More Land Records

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


Maps

Military Records

Civil War

Civil War service men from Howard 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 Howard County.

Civil War Books

  • Howard in The Civil War" in Morrow, Jackson. 1909. History of Howard County, Indiana. (Indianapolis: B.F. Bowen), (page 130-196, Regiment; "Soldiers Who Died In The Serive" page 188-196) other libraries vol.1 INTERNET ARCHIVE vol. 2 INTERNET ARCHIVE
  • Smith, Kent A.Russiaville in the Civil War:a Civil War history of Honey Creek Township, Howard County, Indiana and its residents FHL book 977.285/R1 m2s

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Obituaries

Periodicals

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

Public Records

School Records
Voter Registration

Repositories

Indiana Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical Genealogical Societies

County Courthouse

Howard County; 104 N Buckeye St; PO Box 9004; Kokomo, IN 46904; Ph. 765.456.2204 Details: (Formerly Richardville Co. Name changed to Howard 28 Dec 1846) (Co Clk has m, div, pro & ct rec from 1844; Co Redr has land rec; Co Hlth dept has b, d bur rec)

Archives
Libraries

Kokomo-Howard County Public Library
220 North Union Street, Kokomo, IN 46901-4614
Phone: 765-457-3242
Email: info@khcpl.org
Genealogy and Local History Department Website

Museums
Societies

Howard County Historical Society and Museum / Seiberling Mansion
1200 W. Sycamore St.
Kokomo, IN 46901-4386
Telephone Number: 765-452-4314
Website

Howard County Genealogical Society
220 N Union
Kokomo 46901
Website

Greentown Historical Society
PO Box 313
Greentown, IN 46936
Telephone Number: 765-628-3800
E-mail: greentownhistory@comcast.net
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.

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 Howard 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 Howard County, Indiana Genealogy Vital Records in online catalogs like:


Places

  • Kokomo
  • Greentown
  • Russiaville
  • Indian Heights

Townships

  • Center
  • Clay
  • Ervin
  • Harrison
  • Honey Creek
  • Howard
  • Jackson
  • Liberty
  • Monroe
  • Taylor
  • Union

Other places

  • Alto
  • Cassville
  • Center
  • Hemlock
  • New London
  • Oakford
  • Phlox
  • West Middleton

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Howard County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howard_County,_Indiana (accessed 10 May 2012).
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "Howard County," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howard_County,_Indiana 3/28/2017.