Jay County, Indiana Genealogy

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County Courthouse

History

Parent County

1835--Jay County was created 7 February 1835 from Randolph and Delaware Counties.
County seat: Portland [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Readings of all of the cemeteries in Jay County can be found on the ACPL Genealogy Center's website.

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

  • Montgomery, M.W., History of Jay County, Indiana,  (Chicago, Illinois : Church, Goodman & Cushing, 1864)  977.267 H2m FHL US/CAN Book FHL Collection  INTERNET ARCHIVE

Maps

Military

Civil War

Civil War service men from Jay 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 Jay County.

Civil War Books

  • "Jay County And The War" Chapter 17 in Montgomery, M.W., History of Jay County, Indiana,  (Chicago, Illinois : Church, Goodman & Cushing, 1864), (page 220-288, Regiment, Companies, Name's),  977.267 H2m FHL US/CAN Book FHL Collection  INTERNET ARCHIVE

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries 

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).