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== County Courthouse  ==
 
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[http://www.elkhartcountyindiana.com/Departments/Clerk/index.htm Elkhart County Courthouse]<br>Courthouse Squqre<br>Goshen, IN 46526-3297<br>Phone:. 219.535.6430 <br>
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County Health Department has birth and death records.<br>County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and county Courtrecords from 1830. <br>County Recorder has land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Elkhart County, Indiana 212 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
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*Index to Defective, Dependent &amp; Delinquent Census for Elkhart County, Indiana (1880) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
 
*Index to Defective, Dependent &amp; Delinquent Census for Elkhart County, Indiana (1880) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
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*O'Connor, Cathy L. ''Every Name Index to History of Elkhart County, Indiana, Together with Sketches of Its Cities, Villages and Townships, Educational, Religious, Civil, Military, and Political History, Portraits of Prominent Persons, and Biographies of Representative Citizens'', (by Chas. C. Chapman &amp; Co., 1881. Edwardsburg, Mich: Cathy L. O'Connor, 2007.) 977.281 H2h FHL US/CAN Book {{FHL|206417|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp;[http://www.worldcat.org/title/every-name-index-to-history-of-elkhart-county-indiana-together-with-sketches-of-its-cities-villages-and-townships-educational-religious-civil-military-and-political-history-portraits-of-prominent-persons-and-biographies-of-representative-citizens-by-chas-c-chapman-co-1881/oclc/254374064&referer=brief_results other libraries]&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/FH19&CISOPTR=32365&CISOSHOW=31184 Family History Archives]
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*[http://everynameindex.com/ElkhartCoIN.html Every Name Index to History of Elkhart County, Indiana]. Every Name Index compiled by Cathy L. O'Connor, 2007; original text by Charles C. Chapman &amp; Co., 1881; reproduction by Unigraphic, Inc., 1971.&nbsp; [http://www.everynameindex.com EveryNameIndex.com]
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*O'Connor, Cathy L. ''Every Name Index to History of Elkhart County, Indiana, Together with Sketches of Its Cities, Villages and Townships, Educational, Religious, Civil, Military, and Political History, Portraits of Prominent Persons, and Biographies of Representative Citizens'', (by Chas. C. Chapman &amp; Co., 1881. Edwardsburg, Mich: Cathy L. O'Connor, 2007.) {{FHL|206417|item|disp=FHL Book 977.281 H2h}}&nbsp;[http://www.worldcat.org/title/every-name-index-to-history-of-elkhart-county-indiana-together-with-sketches-of-its-cities-villages-and-townships-educational-religious-civil-military-and-political-history-portraits-of-prominent-persons-and-biographies-of-representative-citizens-by-chas-c-chapman-co-1881/oclc/254374064&referer=brief_results other libraries]&nbsp;&nbsp; {{FSbook|100672}}
  
 
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*&nbsp;"Military History", Chaper 10, in Dean K. Garber, Ivan Nunemaker, ''History of Elkhart County'', Indiana&nbsp;:(Chicago&nbsp;: C. C. Chapman, 1881.) page 537-575, 977.281 H2b {{FHL|206417|item|disp=FHLCollection}}&nbsp; INTERNET ARCHIVE [http://www.archive.org/stream/historyofelkhart00inchic#page/536/mode/2up web site]<br>
 
*&nbsp;"Military History", Chaper 10, in Dean K. Garber, Ivan Nunemaker, ''History of Elkhart County'', Indiana&nbsp;:(Chicago&nbsp;: C. C. Chapman, 1881.) page 537-575, 977.281 H2b {{FHL|206417|item|disp=FHLCollection}}&nbsp; INTERNET ARCHIVE [http://www.archive.org/stream/historyofelkhart00inchic#page/536/mode/2up web site]<br>
  
*"Military History" Chapter 11 in O'Connor, Cathy L. ''Every Name Index to History of Elkhart County, Indiana, Together with Sketches of Its Cities, Villages and Townships, Educational, Religious, Civil, Military, and Political History, Portraits of Prominent Persons, and Biographies of Representative Citizens'', (by Chas. C. Chapman &amp; Co., 1881. Edwardsburg, Mich: Cathy L. O'Connor, 2007.),(page 535-574, Regiment, Companies),&nbsp;977.281 H2h FHL US/CAN Book {{FHL|206417|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp;[http://www.worldcat.org/title/every-name-index-to-history-of-elkhart-county-indiana-together-with-sketches-of-its-cities-villages-and-townships-educational-religious-civil-military-and-political-history-portraits-of-prominent-persons-and-biographies-of-representative-citizens-by-chas-c-chapman-co-1881/oclc/254374064&referer=brief_results other libraries]&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/FH19&CISOPTR=32365&CISOSHOW=31184 Family History Archives]
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*"Military History" Chapter 11 in O'Connor, Cathy L. ''Every Name Index to History of Elkhart County, Indiana, Together with Sketches of Its Cities, Villages and Townships, Educational, Religious, Civil, Military, and Political History, Portraits of Prominent Persons, and Biographies of Representative Citizens'', (by Chas. C. Chapman &amp; Co., 1881. Edwardsburg, Mich: Cathy L. O'Connor, 2007.),(page 535-574, Regiment, Companies),&nbsp;977.281 H2h FHL US/CAN Book {{FHL|206417|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp;[http://www.worldcat.org/title/every-name-index-to-history-of-elkhart-county-indiana-together-with-sketches-of-its-cities-villages-and-townships-educational-religious-civil-military-and-political-history-portraits-of-prominent-persons-and-biographies-of-representative-citizens-by-chas-c-chapman-co-1881/oclc/254374064&referer=brief_results other libraries]&nbsp;&nbsp; {{FSbook|100672}}
  
 
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== Web Sites  ==
 
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*[http://www.everynameindex.com EveryNameIndex.com]&nbsp;&nbsp; Free online genealogy indexes for those big old county histories.
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*{{FHL|Indiana%2C+Elkhart|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
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County Courthouse

Elkhart County Courthouse
Courthouse Squqre
Goshen, IN 46526-3297
Phone:. 219.535.6430

County Health Department has birth and death records.
County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and county Courtrecords from 1830.
County Recorder has land records. [1]

History

Dean K. Garber, Ivan Nunemaker, History of Elkhart County, Indiana : together with sketches of its cities, villages and townships, educational, religious, civil, military and political history; portraits of prominent persons, and biographies of representative citizens.(Chicago : C. C. Chapman, 1881.) 977.281 H2b FHLCollection  INTERNET ARCHIVE  web site

Parent County

1830-- Elkhart County was created 29 January 1830 from Allen and Cass Counties.  County seat: Goshen [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Saint Vincent De Paul Cemetery, Elkhart BillionGraves

Census

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

Church

Court

Directories

Land

Local Histories


  • O'Connor, Cathy L. Every Name Index to History of Elkhart County, Indiana, Together with Sketches of Its Cities, Villages and Townships, Educational, Religious, Civil, Military, and Political History, Portraits of Prominent Persons, and Biographies of Representative Citizens, (by Chas. C. Chapman & Co., 1881. Edwardsburg, Mich: Cathy L. O'Connor, 2007.) FHL Book 977.281 H2h other libraries   FamilySearch Books Online

Maps

Military

Civil War

Civil War service men from Elkhart 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 Elkhart County



Civil War Book

  •  "Military History", Chaper 10, in Dean K. Garber, Ivan Nunemaker, History of Elkhart County, Indiana :(Chicago : C. C. Chapman, 1881.) page 537-575, 977.281 H2b FHLCollection  INTERNET ARCHIVE web site
  • "Military History" Chapter 11 in O'Connor, Cathy L. Every Name Index to History of Elkhart County, Indiana, Together with Sketches of Its Cities, Villages and Townships, Educational, Religious, Civil, Military, and Political History, Portraits of Prominent Persons, and Biographies of Representative Citizens, (by Chas. C. Chapman & Co., 1881. Edwardsburg, Mich: Cathy L. O'Connor, 2007.),(page 535-574, Regiment, Companies), 977.281 H2h FHL US/CAN Book FHL Collection other libraries   FamilySearch Books Online

Newspapers

Probate

School Records

Taxation

Vital Records

  • Indiana State Digital Achives for Death, E-Publication, Instiution, Military, Misc Historical, Naturalization Records can be searched by person name (accessed 26 May 2011)

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Elkhart County, Indiana 212 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).