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

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Carroll County, Indiana
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Founded January 7, 1826
County Seat Delphi
Courthouse
Address Carroll County Courthouse
101 W Main Street
Delphi, IN 46923
Phone: 765.564.4485
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Historical Facts[edit | edit source]

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1882 1828 1882 1828 1829 1828 1807
Statewide registration for births in 1907 and deaths in Oct 1899. General compliance by 1917.

The county is named after Charles Carroll (1737-1832), a signer of the Declaration of Independence.[2]

  • Parent Counties: Formed 7 January 1826 from Adams New Purchase (Hamilton, Wabash New Purchase (Fountain) and unorganized territory [3]
  • County Seat: Delphi [4]

Description[edit | edit source]

The county was named for Charles Carroll, of Carrolton, then the only surviving signer of the Declaration of Independence. It's county seat is Delphi and was founded January 7, 1828.[5] It is located in the Mid-central area of the state.[6]

Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

White  • Cass  • Howard  • Clinton  • Tippecanoe

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Business Records[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

For tips on accessing Carroll County, Indiana Genealogy census records online, see: Indiana Census.

Church Records[edit | edit source]

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[edit source]

Additional church records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Carroll County, Indiana Genealogy Church Records in online catalogs like:


Court Records[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Ethnic and Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

Histories[edit | edit source]

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Carroll County, Indiana Genealogy. County histories may include biographies; church, school and government histories; and military information. Online County Histories

For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Indiana Local Histories.

Land and Property[edit | edit source]

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[edit source]

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


Maps[edit | edit source]

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Military Records[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]

Civil War service men from Carroll County served in various regiments. Men often joined a regiment or a company (within a regiment)that originated in their county. Listed below are the military units that were formed in or had many men from Carroll County.


Civil War Book


"Military History" Chapter 10 in Odell, John C.History of Carroll County, Indiana, Its People, Industries and Institutions. With Biographical Sketches of Representative Citizens and Genealogical Records of Many of the Old Families. (Indianapolis: B.F. Bowen & company, inc, 1916.) page 191-204.  977.294 H2o FHL US/CAN Book FamilySearch Books Online; FHL Collection    other library 

World War I (The Great War), 1914-1918[edit | edit source]
World War II, 1941-1945[edit | edit source]

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

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[edit source]

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

Public Records[edit | edit source]

School Records[edit | edit source]
Voter Registration[edit | edit source]

Repositories[edit | edit source]

Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Carroll County Courthouse
 101 W Main Street
Delphi, IN 46923
Phone: 765.564.4485

County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1828.
County Health Officer has birth and death and burial records from 1882.
County Recorder has land records from 1828
Public Library Delphi has newspapers from 1841.
County Historical Society has burial records. [7]


Archives[edit | edit source]
Libraries[edit | edit source]
Museums[edit | edit source]
Societies[edit | edit source]

Carroll Historical Society
PO Box 277
Delphi, IN 46923
Telephone Number: 260-564-3152
Telephone Number: 765-564-3152
E-mail: carrollcountyhistoricalsociety@ffni.com
Website

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

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 Carroll County, Indiana Genealogy County Clerk with divorce records located with the Carroll County, Indiana Genealogy Clerk of Courts.

Birth Records[edit | edit source]
Marriage Records[edit | edit source]
Death Records[edit | edit source]

Finding Vital Records at Other Repositories

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



Websites[edit | edit source]

Places[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Carroll County, Indiana. Page 211-218 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 208-211.
  2. Charles Carroll of Carrollton, Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Carroll_of_Carrollton.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "Carroll County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carroll_County,_Indiana (accessed 10 May 2012).
  5. Genealogy Trails History Group, “Carroll County, Ohio Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/ind/carroll/history-county-orginization.htm accessed 3/01/2017.
  6. Wikipedia contributors, "Carroll County," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carroll_County,_Indiana accessed 3/01/2017.
  7. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Carroll County, Indiana 211 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.