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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Indiana|Indiana]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Putnam County''' <br>  
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Guide to '''Putnam 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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| building address = [http://www.co.putnam.in.us/ Putnam County Courthouse]<br>1 Courthouse Square Street<br>PO Box 546<br>Greencastle, IN 46135-0546<br>Phone: 765.653.2648<br>[http://www.Putnamcounty.us/ '''Putnam County Website'''] }}
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| building address = [http://www.in.gov/judiciary/2904.htm Putnam County Courthouse]<br>1 Courthouse Square Street<br>PO Box 546<br>Greencastle, IN 46135-0546<br>Phone: 765.653.2648<br> '''County Website''' | adoption_sign = Adoption Indiana Genealogical Society}}  
  
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=== Historical Facts  ===
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Putnam County, Indiana#Birth_Records|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Putnam 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>1820*</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>1825</center>
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try... [[Putnam County, Indiana#Church_Records|'''Church''']] &#124; [[Putnam County, Indiana#Obituaries|'''Obituaries''']] &#124; [[Putnam County, Indiana#Cemeteries|'''Cemeteries''']]
  
[http://www.co.putnam.in.us/ Putnam County Courthouse]<br>1 Courthouse Square Street<br>PO Box 546<br>Greencastle, IN 46135-0546<br>Phone: 765.653.2648<br><br>County Health Department has birth and death records.<br>County Clerk has marriage records from 1822, <br>Divorce and Probate Records from 1825<br>and Court Records from 1828. <br>County Recorder has land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Putnam County, Indiana 216 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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== History  ==
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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed 31 December 1821&nbsp;from [[Vigo County, Indiana Genealogy|Vigo]] and [[Owen County, Indiana Genealogy|Owen]] Counties and unorganized territory. <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: ''' Greencastle <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Putnam County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Putnam _County,_Indiana (accessed 10 May 2012).</ref><br>
  
[[Image:Israel Putnam.JPG|thumb|right|200px|Israel Putnam.JPG]]
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==== Description ====
  
The county is named after Revolutionary War Major General [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Israel_Putnam Israel Putnam] (1718-1790).<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Putnam_County,_Indiana "Putnam County, Indiana,"] Wikipedia.</ref>  
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The county was named for Israel Putnam. The County Seat is Greencastle and was founded December 31, 1822. It is located in the West Central area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Putnam County," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Putnam_County,_Indiana 3/30/2017.</ref>
  
==== Parent County ====
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==== Neighboring Counties ====
  
'''1821--'''Putnam County was created 31 December 1821&nbsp;from [[Vigo County, Indiana|Vigo]] and [[Owen County, Indiana|Owen]] Counties and unorganized territory. '''County seat:''' Greencastle <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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[[Parke County, Indiana Genealogy|Parke]] {{•}} [[Montgomery County, Indiana Genealogy|Motngomery]] {{•}} [[Hendricks County, Indiana Genealogy|Hendricks]] {{•}} [[Morgan County, Indiana Genealogy|Morgan]] {{•}} [[Owen County, Indiana Genealogy|Owen]] {{•}} [[Clay County, Indiana Genealogy|Clay]]
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<br> The county is named after Revolutionary War Major General [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Israel_Putnam Israel Putnam] (1718-1790).<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Putnam_County,_Indiana "Putnam County, Indiana,"] Wikipedia.</ref> [[Image:Israel Putnam.JPG|thumb|right|200px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;
  
 
==== 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 ====
 
  
==== Neighboring Counties ====
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==== Bible Records ====
  
*[[Clay County, Indiana|Clay]]
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==== Biographies  ====
*[[Hendricks County, Indiana|Hendricks]]
 
*[[Montgomery County, Indiana|Montgomery]]
 
*[[Morgan County, Indiana|Morgan]]
 
*[[Owen County, Indiana|Owen]]
 
*[[Parke County, Indiana|Parke]]
 
  
== Resources ==
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==== Business Records ====
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*A&nbsp; surname index (43,478 listings)&nbsp;of many&nbsp;cemeteries in Putnam County is available at the [http://www.putnam.lib.in.us/lh/cemeteries/index.php Putnam Public Library] site. <br>
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*Cemeteries&nbsp;- [http://ingenweb.org/inputnam/cem/ InGen Web] <br>
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*see Cemeteries - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Putnam/ Linkpensdium] <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=858&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=858 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.ingenweb.org/inputnam/cem/ INGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Putnam+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=Putnam&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/in/putnam/cemeteries.html USGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwtombstones.org/indiana/putnam.html Tombstone Project]
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*see Cemeteries - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Putnam/ Linkpendium]
  
 
*Putnam County pioneer [http://www.putnamindianacemeteries.com/ cemeteries]
 
*Putnam County pioneer [http://www.putnamindianacemeteries.com/ cemeteries]
  
==== Census  ====
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==== Census Records ====
  
 
{{Census|Indiana}}  
 
{{Census|Indiana}}  
  
*Index to Defective, Dependent &amp; Delinquent Census for Putnam County, Indiana (1880) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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*Index to Mortality Schedule for Putnam County (1860, 1870, 1880) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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*Index to Defective, Dependent &amp; Delinquent Census for Putnam County (1880) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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==== Church Records  ====
  
==== Church ====
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{{IN Church Intro}}
  
 
*Putnam County Churches - [http://ingenweb.org/inputnam/church/ INGenWeb]
 
*Putnam County Churches - [http://ingenweb.org/inputnam/church/ INGenWeb]
  
==== Court  ====
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{{IN Church End}}
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{{IN Church Repositories|Putnam|572050}}
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==== Directories  ====
 
==== Directories  ====
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*Directory of Businesses in Putnam County, Indiana (1858) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
 
*Directory of Businesses in Putnam County, Indiana (1858) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
==== Land ====
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==== Emigration and Immigration  ====
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==== Histories ====
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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===== Local Histories  =====
  
*Ellsworth, Spencer. ''Records of the Olden Time, or, Fifty Years on the Prairies Embracing ... the Organization of the Counties of Putnam and Marshall, Incidents and Reminiscences Connected Therewith, Biographies of Citizens, Portraits and Illustrations''. (La Crosse, Wis: Brookhaven Press (a division of NMT Corp.), 2003.)&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/records-of-the-olden-time-or-fifty-years-on-the-prairies-embracing-the-organization-of-the-counties-of-putnam-and-marshall-incidents-and-reminiscences-connected-therewith-biographies-of-citizens-portraits-and-illustrations/oclc/55659790&referer=brief_results other libraries]&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.archive.org/details/recordsofoldenti00ells INTERNET&nbsp;ARCHIVE] <br>
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*Ellsworth, Spencer. ''Records of the Olden Time, or, Fifty Years on the Prairies Embracing ... the Organization of the Counties of Putnam and Marshall, Incidents and Reminiscences Connected Therewith, Biographies of Citizens, Portraits and Illustrations''. (La Crosse, Wis: Brookhaven Press (a division of NMT Corp.), 2003.), [http://www.worldcat.org/title/records-of-the-olden-time-or-fifty-years-on-the-prairies-embracing-the-organization-of-the-counties-of-putnam-and-marshall-incidents-and-reminiscences-connected-therewith-biographies-of-citizens-portraits-and-illustrations/oclc/55659790&referer=brief_results Other Libraries], [http://www.archive.org/details/recordsofoldenti00ells Internet Archive] <br>
  
 
*History of Putnam County - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Putnam/hist/ Linkpendium]
 
*History of Putnam County - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Putnam/hist/ Linkpendium]
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==== Land and Property  ====
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{{IN Land}}{{IN Land End}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/indiana/ Old Antique Atlases &amp; Maps of Indiana]
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
 
*Maps and Gazetteers - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Putnam/maps/ Linkpendium]<br>
 
*Maps and Gazetteers - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Putnam/maps/ Linkpendium]<br>
  
==== Military  ====
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==== Migration  ====
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==== Military Records ====
  
*Military War data - [http://ingenweb.org/inputnam/mil/ INGen Web]<br>
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*Military War data (all wars):
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**[http://ingenweb.org/inputnam/mil/ INGenWeb]<br>
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**[http://usgwarchives.net/in/putnam/military.html USGenWeb]
  
 
*see Military Records and History - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Putnam/ Linkpendium]<br>  
 
*see Military Records and History - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Putnam/ Linkpendium]<br>  
 
*Veterans in Putnam County, Indiana (1913) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
 
*Veterans in Putnam County, Indiana (1913) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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War of 1812
  
 
Mexican War  
 
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Civil War  
 
Civil War  
  
Civil War service men from&nbsp;Putnam 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&nbsp;Putnam County.  
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Civil War service men from Putnam 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 Putnam County.  
  
 
*[[1st Regiment, Indiana Heavy Artillery|1st Regiment]], Indiana Heavy Artillery, Company E  
 
*[[1st Regiment, Indiana Heavy Artillery|1st Regiment]], Indiana Heavy Artillery, Company E  
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*[[156th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|156th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company D, and E  
 
*[[156th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|156th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company D, and E  
 
*[[28th US Colored Troops|28th US Colored Troops]], Addition Recruits for Colored Troops <br>
 
*[[28th US Colored Troops|28th US Colored Troops]], Addition Recruits for Colored Troops <br>
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World War II
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
*[http://obituaries.vigo.lib.in.us/ Wabash Valley obituary index] contains&nbsp;most of Vigo County, but much of other counties, including Putnam.&nbsp;These are indexes to obituaries published in Terre Haute newspapers from 1900-2007. <br>
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*see Newspaper Records - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Putnam/ Linkpendium]
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==== Obituaries  ====
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*[http://www.vigo.lib.in.us/obituaries Wabash Valley Obituary Index] - contains most of Vigo County, but includes Putnam and other counties. These are indexes to obituaries published in Terre Haute newspapers from 1900-2007. <br>
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*[http://pcpl21.org/localhistory/obituaries/index.php Putnam Public Library] - obituary index from The Banner Graphic, newspaper of Greencastle, covers 1972 to the present and is updated every two weeks. <br>
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==== Occupations  ====
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==== Probate Records  ====
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{{IN Probate Intro|Putnam}}
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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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*An obituary index from The BannerGraphic, newspaper of Greencastle, covers 1975 to the present and is updated every two weeks at the [http://www.putnam.lib.in.us/lh/obituaries/index.php Putnam Public Library] site. <br>
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{{IN Probate Repositories|Putnam|477004}}
  
*see Newspaper Records - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Putnam/ Linkpendium]
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==== Public Records ====
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===== School Records  =====
  
==== Probate  ====
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*Directory of Teachers for Putnam County (1936) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{IN Tax Intro}}
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{{IN Tax End}}
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{{IN Tax Repositories WC|Putnam}}
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===== Voting Registration  =====
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===== Archives  =====
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===== County Courthouse  =====
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[http://www.in.gov/judiciary/2904.htm Putnam County Courthouse]<br>1 Courthouse Square Street<br>PO Box 546<br>Greencastle, IN 46135-0546<br>Phone: 765.653.2648<br><br>County Health Department has birth and death records. C ounty Clerk has marriage records from 1822, Divorce and Probate Records from 1825 and Court Records from 1828.  County Recorder has land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Putnam County, Indiana 216 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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===== Family History Centers  =====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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*[[Crawfordsville Indiana Family History Center|Crawfordsville 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].
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===== Libraries  =====
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Putnam County Library<br>103 E. Poplar Street<br>Greencastle, IN 46135<br>Phone: 765-653-2755<br>[http://pcpl21.org/services/local-history/ Local History and Genealogy Website]
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===== Museums  =====
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'''Putnam County Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 116<br>103 East Poplar St.<br> Greencastle, IN 46135<br><br>
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'''Putnam County Museum'''<br>1105 N. Jackson St.<br>Greencastle, IN 46135<br>Telephone Number: 765-653-8419<br>[http://www.putnamcountymuseum.org/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Wabash Valley Genealogy Society'''<br>PO Box 9347<br>Terre Haute, IN 47808-9347<br>[http://www.inwvgs.org/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Putnam County Genealogical Club'''<br> RR 1, Box 28<br> Bainbridge, IN 46105<br><br>
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992 - [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674830 FamilySearch]
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{{IN Vital Intro}}
*Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959 - [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1410397 FamilySearch]  
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*see Vital Records - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Putnam/ Linkpendium]
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*[http://www.ingenweb.org/inputnam/ INGenWeb] - Birth Records; Death Reports; Marriages
*Birth Records; Death Reports; Marriage - [http://ingenweb.org/inputnam/births/ INGenWeb]
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*[https://secure.in.gov/apps/iara/search/ Indiana State Digital Archives]  
*[http://www.indianadigitalarchives.org/Search.aspx?searchID=F038F957B3E3EB69064FF75822A83358C0B4425C9F5602B58CB8E6514792A8D548B6321BCC4388804643E21C8DD7008F#Content Indiana States Digital Archives ]has Death, E-Publication, Institution, Military, Naturalization Record's.
 
  
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp; ==
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===== Birth Records =====
  
The Putnam County Library has a Local History and Genealogy Department.&nbsp; You can search all their indexed books and databases&nbsp;from this [http://www.putnam.lib.in.us/lh/search.php Web site].&nbsp; If you find something of interest, the librarians will do a short look up for you for free.
 
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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===== Marriage Records =====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*'''1780-1992''' {{RecordSearch|1674830|Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992}} - FamilySearch  <br>
  
== Web Sites  ==
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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>
  
*[http://ingenweb.org/inputnam/ USGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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*'''1811-2007''' {{RecordSearch|1410397|Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
*{{FHL|Indiana%2C+Putnam|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*The [http://www.in.gov/library/3140.htm Indiana State Library] has an Internet page of records for Putnam County.&nbsp; They are adding new databases, so check back often.  
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*see Vital Records - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Putnam/ Linkpendium]
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===== Death Records  =====
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{{IN Vital Repositories|Putnam|481446}}
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====  Web Sites  ====
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/indiana/putnam-county/ Putnam County, Indiana Genealogy, History and Facts]
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*[http://ingenweb.org/inputnam/ INGenWeb], Putnam County
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/in/putnam/putnam.html USGenWeb], Putnam County
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*{{FHL|United%20States%2C%20Indiana%2C%20Putnam|place|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}, Putnam County
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*[http://www.in.gov/library/3140.htm Indiana State Library], Putnam County records.  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Putnam/ Putnam County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Putnam/ Putnam County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
*[http://www.putnam.lib.in.us/lh/ Putnam County Public Library's ]Local History and Genealogy Department
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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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=== Places  ===
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== References  ==
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Latest revision as of 16:21, 5 April 2017

United States
Indiana
Putnam County

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

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Putnam County, Indiana
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Location of Indiana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 31, 1821
County Seat Greencastle
Courthouse
Address Putnam County Courthouse
1 Courthouse Square Street
PO Box 546
Greencastle, IN 46135-0546
Phone: 765.653.2648
County Website
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Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Land
Probate
1882*
1820*
1882*
1824
1825
*For earlier dates,

try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

  • Parent Counties: Formed 31 December 1821 from Vigo and Owen Counties and unorganized territory. [1]
  • County Seat: Greencastle [2]

Description

The county was named for Israel Putnam. The County Seat is Greencastle and was founded December 31, 1822. It is located in the West Central area of the state.[3]

Neighboring Counties

Parke  • Motngomery  • Hendricks  • Morgan  • Owen  • Clay

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The county is named after Revolutionary War Major General Israel Putnam (1718-1790).[4]
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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
USGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
Billion Graves
See Indiana Cemeteries for more information.

Census Records

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


Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic and Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogies

Histories

Local Histories
  • Ellsworth, Spencer. Records of the Olden Time, or, Fifty Years on the Prairies Embracing ... the Organization of the Counties of Putnam and Marshall, Incidents and Reminiscences Connected Therewith, Biographies of Citizens, Portraits and Illustrations. (La Crosse, Wis: Brookhaven Press (a division of NMT Corp.), 2003.), Other Libraries, 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.

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


Maps

Migration

Military Records

War of 1812

Mexican War

Civil War

Civil War service men from Putnam 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 Putnam County.

World War I

World War II

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Obituaries

  • Wabash Valley Obituary Index - contains most of Vigo County, but includes Putnam and other counties. These are indexes to obituaries published in Terre Haute newspapers from 1900-2007.
  • Putnam Public Library - obituary index from The Banner Graphic, newspaper of Greencastle, covers 1972 to the present and is updated every two weeks.

Occupations

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

Public Records

School Records

Taxation

Indiana tax records complement land records and can be used in place of censuses or to supplement the years between censuses. Because only persons who owned taxable property were listed, many residents were not included in tax lists. There may also be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties.


For more information see the wiki page Indiana Taxation.

Finding More Tax Records

Additional tax records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Putnam County, Indiana Genealogy Tax Records in online catalogs like:


Voting Registration

Repositories

Archives
County Courthouse

Putnam County Courthouse
1 Courthouse Square Street
PO Box 546
Greencastle, IN 46135-0546
Phone: 765.653.2648

County Health Department has birth and death records. C ounty Clerk has marriage records from 1822, Divorce and Probate Records from 1825 and Court Records from 1828. County Recorder has land records. [5]

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.

Libraries

Putnam County Library
103 E. Poplar Street
Greencastle, IN 46135
Phone: 765-653-2755
Local History and Genealogy Website

Museums
Societies

Putnam County Historical Society
PO Box 116
103 East Poplar St.
Greencastle, IN 46135

Putnam County Museum
1105 N. Jackson St.
Greencastle, IN 46135
Telephone Number: 765-653-8419
Website

Wabash Valley Genealogy Society
PO Box 9347
Terre Haute, IN 47808-9347
Website

Putnam County Genealogical Club
RR 1, Box 28
Bainbridge, IN 46105

Vital Records

Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Indiana law in 1882 required registration of births and deaths in counties. The Indiana Department of Health has birth records filed after October 1907 and death records filed after January 1900 for deaths. Copies may be obtained from the county health department or the Indiana State Division of Vital Records. See also How to order Indiana Vital Records or order electronically online.

Marriage licenses were required by counties beginning in 1800. Original marriage records are held at the office of the Putnam County, Indiana Genealogy County Clerk with divorce records located with the Putnam County, Indiana Genealogy Clerk of Courts.

Birth Records
Marriage Records
Death Records

Finding Vital Records at Other Repositories

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


Web Sites

Places

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Putnam County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Putnam _County,_Indiana (accessed 10 May 2012).
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "Putnam County," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Putnam_County,_Indiana 3/30/2017.
  4. "Putnam County, Indiana," Wikipedia.
  5. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Putnam County, Indiana 216 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.