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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Indiana|Indiana]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Whitley County''' <br>  
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Indiana Genealogy|Indiana]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Whitley County''' <br>  
  
Guide to '''Whitley County Indiana genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''Whitley 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  
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{{Infobox U.S. County  
 
 
| county = Whitley County  
 
| county = Whitley County  
 
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| seat = Columbia City
 
| seat = Columbia City
 
| building image =  
 
| building image =  
| building address = [http://whitleygov.com/ Whitley County Courthouse]<br>101 W Van Buren Street<br>Columbia City, IN 46725<br>Phone: 219.248.3102<br>[http://www.Whitleycounty.us/ '''County Website''']  
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| building address = [http://www.in.gov/judiciary/2812.htm Whitley County Courthouse]<br>101 W Van Buren Street<br>Columbia City, IN 46725<br>Phone: 219.248.3102<br>[http://www.whitleygov.com/ '''County Website''']  
 
| adoption_sign = Adoption Indiana Genealogical Society
 
| adoption_sign = Adoption Indiana Genealogical Society
 
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=== Historical Facts  ===
 
=== Historical Facts  ===
  
==== Parent County ====
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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>'''[[Whitley County, Indiana#Birth_Records|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Whitley County, Indiana#Marriage_Records|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Whitley County, Indiana#Death_Records|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Whitley County, Indiana#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Whitley County, Indiana#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>——*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1838*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>——*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1813</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1839</center>
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''*For earlier dates,'''
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try... [[Whitley County, Indiana#Church_Records|'''Church''']] &#124; [[Whitley County, Indiana#Obituaries|'''Obituaries''']] &#124; [[Whitley County, Indiana#Cemeteries|'''Cemeteries''']]
  
'''1835--'''Whitley County was created 7 February 1835from [[Elkhart County, Indiana|Elkhartand]][[Allen County, Indiana|Allen]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:'''Columbia City <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref><span style="color: rgb(0,43,184); text-decoration: underline" class="Apple-style-span"> </span>
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
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*'''Parent Counties''': 7 February 1835 from [[Elkhart County, Indiana Genealogy|Elkhart]] and [[Allen County, Indiana Genealogy|Allen]] Counties.<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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*'''County Seat''': Columbia City <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Whitley County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whitley_County,_Indiana (accessed 10 May 2012).</ref><br>
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==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Allen County, Indiana|Allen]]  
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[[Kosciusko County, Indiana Genealogy|Kosciusko]] {{•}} [[Noble County, Indiana Genealogy|Noble]] {{•}} [[Allen County, Indiana Genealogy|Allen]] {{•}} [[Huntington County, Indiana Genealogy|Huntington]] {{•}} [[Wabash County, Indiana Genealogy|Wabash]]  
*[[Huntington County, Indiana|Huntington]]  
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*[[Kosciusko County, Indiana|Kosciusko]]  
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*[[Noble County, Indiana|Noble]]  
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<center>{{INWhitley,Indiana Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
*[[Wabash County, Indiana|Wabash]]
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==== 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  ====
  
=== Whitley County, Indiana Resources  ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
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=== Resources  ===
  
 
==== Bible Records  ====
 
==== Bible Records  ====
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The Genealogy Center at [[Allen County Public Library]] (Indiana) has a number of on-line cemetery databases for Whitley County.<br>  
 
The Genealogy Center at [[Allen County Public Library]] (Indiana) has a number of on-line cemetery databases for Whitley County.<br>  
  
• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_whitleyalbright.php Albright Evangelical Church Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_whitleybayless.php Bayless Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_whitleyboggs.php Boggs Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_whitleyburch.php Burch-Ditton Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_whitleybroxson.php Broxson Cemetery] [http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=27054 BillionGraves], spelled 'Broxon'<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_whitleybroxson.php Cleveland Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_whitleycoesse.php Coesse Lutheran Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_whitleycompton.php Compton-Oak Grove Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_whitleyconcord.php Concord (Concordia) Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_whitleycountyline.php County Line Lutheran Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_whitleyeberhard.php Eberhard Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_whitleygarrison.php Garrison Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_whitleygrumlich.php Grumlich Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_whitleyhha.php Hell's Half Acre Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_whitleyhopkins.php Hopkins Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_whitleyjacobhively.php Jacob Hively Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_whitleyjeffries.php Jeffries Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_whitleykelsey.php Kelsey Family Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_whitleymitchell.php Mitchell Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_whitleynolt.php Nolt Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_whitleyotisminer.php Otis Miner Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_whitleyreambethel.php Ream-Bethel Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_whitleyrousseau.php Rousseau-Pence Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_whitleystjohns.php St. John's Lutheran Church Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_whitleystpeter.php St. Peter Lutheran Church Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_whitleyleaman.php Samuel Leaman Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_whitleysamuelminer.php Samuel Miner Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_whitleyscott.php Scott Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_whitleyscottkeister.php Scott Keister Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_whitleyshank.php Shank Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_whitleysouthpark.php South Park Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_whitleystough.php Stough Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_whitleythompson.php Thompson Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_whitleyuniversalist.php Universalist Church Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_whitleywigent.php Wigent-Taylor Cemetery]<br>  
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• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_whitleyalbright.php Albright Evangelical Church Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_whitleybayless.php Bayless Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_whitleyboggs.php Boggs Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_whitleyburch.php Burch-Ditton Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_whitleybroxson.php Broxson Cemetery] [http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=27054 BillionGraves], spelled 'Broxon'<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_whitleycleveland.php Cleveland Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_whitleycoesse.php Coesse Lutheran Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_whitleycompton.php Compton-Oak Grove Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_whitleyconcord.php Concord (Concordia) Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_whitleycountyline.php County Line Lutheran Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_whitleyeberhard.php Eberhard Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_whitleygarrison.php Garrison Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_whitleygrumlich.php Grumlich Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_whitleyhha.php Hell's Half Acre Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_whitleyhopkins.php Hopkins Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_whitleyjacobhively.php Jacob Hively Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_whitleyjeffries.php Jeffries Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_whitleykelsey.php Kelsey Family Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_whitleymitchell.php Mitchell Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_whitleynolt.php Nolt Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_whitleyotisminer.php Otis Miner Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_whitleyreambethel.php Ream-Bethel Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_whitleyrousseau.php Rousseau-Pence Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_whitleystjohns.php St. John's Lutheran Church Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_whitleystpeter.php St. Peter Lutheran Church Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_whitleyleaman.php Samuel Leaman Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_whitleysamuelminer.php Samuel Miner Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_whitleyscott.php Scott Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_whitleyscottkeister.php Scott Keister Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_whitleyshank.php Shank Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_whitleysouthpark.php South Park Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_whitleystough.php Stough Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_whitleythompson.php Thompson Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_whitleyuniversalist.php Universalist Church Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_whitleywigent.php Wigent-Taylor Cemetery]<br>  
  
 
Other Cemetery Listings  
 
Other Cemetery Listings  
  
*[http://genealogy.whitleynet.org/cem.htm Genealogical Society of Whitley County Cemeteries List]  
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*[http://www.whitleycountyin.org/cem.htm Genealogical Society of Whitley County Cemeteries List]  
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=883 Find A Grave Whitley County Cemetery List]  
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=883 Find A Grave Whitley County Cemetery List]  
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/mapCems.cgi?countryer=4&stater=17&countyId=883 Find A Grave Whitley County Cemetery Map]  
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/mapCems.cgi?countryer=4&stater=17&countyId=883 Find A Grave Whitley County Cemetery Map]  
 
*Photos of Tombstones in Jefferies Cemetery, Smith Township (free, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
 
*Photos of Tombstones in Jefferies Cemetery, Smith Township (free, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.org/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=17&GScnty=883&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|1194505|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=17&CScnty=883 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://whitleycountyin.org/ingen INGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Whitley+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=Whitley&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/in/whitley/cemeteries.html INGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwtombstones.org/indiana/whitley.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/US/in/whitley.htm Indiana Interment]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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==== Census Records  ====
 
==== Census Records  ====
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==== Church Records  ====
 
==== Church Records  ====
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{{IN Church Intro}}
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{{IN Church End}}
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{{IN Church Repositories|Whitley|577002}}
  
 
==== Court Records  ====
 
==== Court Records  ====
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===== Local Histories  =====
 
===== Local Histories  =====
  
*Goodspeed, Weston Arthur, and Charles Blanchard. 1970.''Counties of Whitley and Noble, Indiana: historical and biographical, illustrated.'' (Evansville, Ind: Unigraphic, inc.) 977.27 H2g FHL US/CAN Book {{FHL|186584|item|disp=FHL COLLECTION}}[http://www.worldcat.org/title/counties-of-whitley-and-noble-indiana-historical-and-biographical-illustrated/oclc/424016725&referer=brief_results other library&nbsp;][http://www.archive.org/details/countiesofwhitle00good INTERNET&nbsp;ARCHIVE] {{FSbook|56981}} <br>
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*Goodspeed, Weston Arthur, and Charles Blanchard. 1970.''Counties of Whitley and Noble, Indiana: historical and biographical, illustrated.'' (Evansville, Ind: Unigraphic, inc.) 977.27 H2g FHL US/CAN Book, {{FHL|186584|item|disp=FHL Collection}}, [http://www.worldcat.org/title/counties-of-whitley-and-noble-indiana-historical-and-biographical-illustrated/oclc/424016725&referer=brief_results Other Libraries], [http://www.archive.org/details/countiesofwhitle00good Internet Archive], {{FSbook|56981}} <br>
  
*Gradeless, Donald E. 1979. ''Index, History of Whitley County Indiana, Weston A. Goodspeed Charles Blanchard.(''[s.l.]: Gradeless.) 977.275 H22i FHL US/CAN Book{{FHL|382161|item|disp=FHL Collection}}[http://www.worldcat.org/title/index-history-of-whitley-county-indiana-weston-a-goodspeed-charles-blanchard/oclc/6604787&referer=brief_results other libraries][http://www.archive.org/details/historyofwhitley00kale INTERNET ARCHIVR][http://books.google.com/books?id=-hUVAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=intitle:indiana+intitle:county&lr=lang_en&as_drrb_is=q&as_minm_is=0&as_miny_is=&as_maxm_is=0&as_maxy_is=&as_brr=1&as_pt=BOOKS&cd=36#v=onepage&q&f=false Google books]
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*Gradeless, Donald E. 1979. ''Index, History of Whitley County Indiana, Weston A. Goodspeed Charles Blanchard.(''[s.l.]: Gradeless.) 977.275 H22i FHL US/CAN Book, {{FHL|382161|item|disp=FHL Collection}}, [http://www.worldcat.org/title/index-history-of-whitley-county-indiana-weston-a-goodspeed-charles-blanchard/oclc/6604787&referer=brief_results Other Libraries]
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*Kaler, S. P., and R. H. Maring. ''History of Whitley County, Indiana.'' (B. F. Bowen and Company, 1907).  [http://www.archive.org/details/historyofwhitley00kale Internet Archive], [http://books.google.com/books?id=-hUVAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=intitle:indiana+intitle:county&lr=lang_en&as_drrb_is=q&as_minm_is=0&as_miny_is=&as_maxm_is=0&as_maxy_is=&as_brr=1&as_pt=BOOKS&cd=36#v=onepage&q&f=false Google Books]
  
 
==== Land and Property  ====
 
==== Land and Property  ====
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{{IN Land}}{{IN Land End}}
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{{IN Land and Property Other Repositories|Whitley|392020}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
 
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/indiana/ Old Antique Atlases & Maps of Indiana]
*[http://genealogy.whitleynet.org/whitley.gif Simple Map of Townships of Whitley County]<br>  
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*[http://www.whitleycountyin.org/whitley.gif Simple Map of Townships of Whitley County]<br>  
*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/detail/RUMSEY~8~1~23016~790040:Map-of-Whitley-County---Published-b David Rumsey Map of Whitley County 1876 Shows Townships]
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*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/detail/RUMSEY~8~1~23016~790040:Map-of-Whitley-County---Published David Rumsey Map of Whitley County 1876 Shows Townships]
  
 
==== Migration  ====
 
==== Migration  ====
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Civil War Books  
 
Civil War Books  
  
*"War History" Chapter 4 in Goodspeed, Weston Arthur, and Charles Blanchard. 1970.''Counties of Whitley and Noble, Indiana: historical and biographical, illustrated.'' (Evansville, Ind: Unigraphic, inc.) (page 76-97, Regiment ),977.27 H2g FHL US/CAN Book {{FHL|186584|item|disp=FHL COLLECTION}}[http://www.worldcat.org/title/counties-of-whitley-and-noble-indiana-historical-and-biographical-illustrated/oclc/424016725&referer=brief_results other library&nbsp;][http://www.archive.org/details/countiesofwhitle00good INTERNET&nbsp;ARCHIVE]{{FSbook|56981}}
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*"War History" Chapter 4 in Goodspeed, Weston Arthur, and Charles Blanchard. 1970.''Counties of Whitley and Noble, Indiana: historical and biographical, illustrated.'' (Evansville, Ind: Unigraphic, inc.) (page 76-97, Regiment ),977.27 H2g FHL US/CAN Book, {{FHL|186584|item|disp=FHL Collection}}, [http://www.worldcat.org/title/counties-of-whitley-and-noble-indiana-historical-and-biographical-illustrated/oclc/424016725&referer=brief_results Other Libraries], [http://www.archive.org/details/countiesofwhitle00good Internet Archive], {{FSbook|56981}}
  
 
World War I  
 
World War I  
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==== Probate Records  ====
 
==== Probate Records  ====
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{{IN Probate Intro|Whitley}}
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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|Whitley|646170}}
  
 
==== Public Records  ====
 
==== Public Records  ====
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===== School Records  =====
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*Students and Teachers of Columbia City High School (1929) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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===== Voter Registration  =====
  
 
==== Repositories  ====
 
==== Repositories  ====
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===== Archives  =====
 
===== Archives  =====
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===== County Courthouse  =====
 
===== County Courthouse  =====
  
[http://whitleygov.com/ Whitley County Courthouse]<br>101 W Van Buren Street<br>Columbia City, IN 46725<br>Phone: 219.248.3102<br><br>County Clerk has marriage records from 1836<br>divorce and court records from 1853 and probate records.<br>County Health Department has birth and death records from 1882.<br>County Recorder has land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Whitley County, Indiana 218 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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[http://www.in.gov/judiciary/2812.htm '''Whitley County Courthouse''']<br>101 W Van Buren Street<br>Columbia City, IN 46725<br>Phone: 219.248.3102<br><br>County Clerk has marriage records from 1836 divorce and court records from 1853 and probate records. County Health Department has birth and death records from 1882. County Recorder has land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Whitley County, Indiana 218 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
 
===== Family History Centers  =====
 
===== Family History Centers  =====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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*[[Huntington Indiana Family History Center|Huntington 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].
  
 
===== Libraries  =====
 
===== Libraries  =====
  
===== Museums =====
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===== Societies =====
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===== Societies =====
  
See Web Sites below, Genealogical Society of Whitley County  
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'''Genealogical Society of Whitley County'''<br>PO Box 224<br>Columbia City, IN 46725-0224<br>[http://www.whitleycountyin.org/ Website]<br><br>
  
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'''Whitley County Historical Society'''<br>108 W. Jefferson St.<br> Columbia City, IN 46725-1744<br> Telephone Number: 260-244-6372<br>[http://www.whitleygov.com/department/division.php?fDD=27-163 Website]<br><br>
  
*Students and Teachers of Columbia City High School (1929) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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{{IN Tax Records Repositories|Whitley|1194526}}
  
 
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*[http://tinyurl.com/3n3qgms Indiana State Digital Archives ]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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*[https://secure.in.gov/apps/iara/search/ Indiana State Digital Archives]  
  
 
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*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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*'''1780-1992''' {{RecordSearch|1674830|Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992}} - FamilySearch  <br>  
  
*Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992-[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1674830 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 Marriage, 1811-1959-[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1410397 FamilySearch] <br>
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*'''1811-2007''' {{RecordSearch|1410397|Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
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*Indiana, Death Index, 1882-1920 -[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1947977 FamilySearch]<br>
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*'''1882-1920''' {{RecordSearch|1947977| Indiana, Death Index, 1882-1920}} - FamilySearch <br>
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*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/whitley-county/ Whitley County, Indiana Genealogy, History and Facts]
*{{FHL|Indiana%2C+Whitley|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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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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*[http://whitleycountyin.org/ingen INGenWeb], Whitley County
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/in/whitley/whitley.html USGenWeb], Whitley County
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*{{FHL|United%20States%2C%20Indiana%2C%20Whitley|place|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}, Whitley County
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Whitley/ Whitley County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Whitley/ Whitley County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
*[http://genealogy.whitleynet.org/gswc.htm Genealogical Society of Whitley County]
 
*[http://genealogy.whitleynet.org/ingen.htm INGenWeb Project Whitley County]&nbsp;&nbsp; (This is the USGenWeb project site for Whitley County)
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/in/whitley/whitley.html USGenWeb Archives Whitley County]<br>
 
  
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Latest revision as of 04:40, 7 September 2016

United States Gotoarrow.png Indiana Gotoarrow.png Whitley County

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

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Whitley County, Indiana
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Indiana
Location of Indiana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February, 1835
County Seat Columbia City
Courthouse
Address Whitley County Courthouse
101 W Van Buren Street
Columbia City, IN 46725
Phone: 219.248.3102
County Website
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Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Land
Probate
——*
1838*
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1813
1839
*For earlier dates,

try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

  • Parent Counties: 7 February 1835 from Elkhart and Allen Counties.[1]
  • County Seat: Columbia City [2]



Neighboring Counties

Kosciusko  • Noble  • Allen  • Huntington  • Wabash


Allen CountyDeKalb CountyNoble CountyElkhart CountyKosciusko CountyFulton CountyAdams CountyWells CountyMiami CountyHuntington CountyWabash CountyGrant CountyWhitley CountyINWhitley.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

Cemeteries

The Genealogy Center at Allen County Public Library (Indiana) has a number of on-line cemetery databases for Whitley County.

Albright Evangelical Church Cemetery
Bayless Cemetery
Boggs Cemetery
Burch-Ditton Cemetery
Broxson Cemetery BillionGraves, spelled 'Broxon'
Cleveland Cemetery
Coesse Lutheran Cemetery
Compton-Oak Grove Cemetery
Concord (Concordia) Cemetery
County Line Lutheran Cemetery
Eberhard Cemetery
Garrison Cemetery
Grumlich Cemetery
Hell's Half Acre Cemetery
Hopkins Cemetery
Jacob Hively Cemetery
Jeffries Cemetery
Kelsey Family Cemetery
Mitchell Cemetery
Nolt Cemetery
Otis Miner Cemetery
Ream-Bethel Cemetery
Rousseau-Pence Cemetery
St. John's Lutheran Church Cemetery
St. Peter Lutheran Church Cemetery
Samuel Leaman Cemetery
Samuel Miner Cemetery
Scott Cemetery
Scott Keister Cemetery
Shank Cemetery
South Park Cemetery
Stough Cemetery
Thompson Cemetery
Universalist Church Cemetery
Wigent-Taylor Cemetery

Other Cemetery Listings


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


Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic and Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogies

History

Local Histories
  • Gradeless, Donald E. 1979. Index, History of Whitley County Indiana, Weston A. Goodspeed Charles Blanchard.([s.l.]: Gradeless.) 977.275 H22i FHL US/CAN Book, FHL Collection, Other Libraries

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


Maps

Migration

Military Records

War of 1812

  • Civil War

Civil War service men from Whitley 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 Whitley County.

Civil War Books

World War I

World War II

Newspapers

Obituaries

Occupation

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

Public Records

School Records
Voter Registration

Repositories

Archives
County Courthouse

Whitley County Courthouse
101 W Van Buren Street
Columbia City, IN 46725
Phone: 219.248.3102

County Clerk has marriage records from 1836 divorce and court records from 1853 and probate records. County Health Department has birth and death records from 1882. County Recorder has land records. [3]

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
Museums
Societies

Genealogical Society of Whitley County
PO Box 224
Columbia City, IN 46725-0224
Website

Whitley County Historical Society
108 W. Jefferson St.
Columbia City, IN 46725-1744
Telephone Number: 260-244-6372
Website

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

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 Whitley County, Indiana Genealogy County Clerk with divorce records located with the Whitley 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 Whitley 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, "Whitley County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whitley_County,_Indiana (accessed 10 May 2012).
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Whitley County, Indiana 218 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.