Grant County, Indiana Genealogy

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Guide to Grant County Indiana genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Grant County, Indiana
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Location of Indiana in the U.S.
Founded February 10, 1831
County Seat Marion
Address Grant County Courthouse
Marion, IN 46953
Phone: 765.668.8121
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Historical Facts

Populated Places

Boundary Changes

Neighboring Counties

Record Loss


Bible Records


Business Records


  • Grant County Cemeteries & Obituaries - INGenWeb

Census Records

For tips on accessing Grant 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.

Court Records


Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic and Religious Groups




Grant County was formed in 1831. It was named for Captains Samuel and Moses Grant of Kentucky.

Local Histories

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

  • Every Name Index to History of Grant County, Indiana.  Every Name Index compiled by Cathy L. O'Connor, 2007; original text by Brant & Fuller, 1886; reproduction by Unigraphic, Inc., 1974.
  • Grant County Histories - Linkpendium
  • Brant & Fuller. 2008. History of Grant County, Indiana: from the earliest time to the present, with biographical sketches, notes, etc., together with an extended history of the Northwest, the Indiana Territory, and the State of Indiana. (Chicago: Brant & Fuller.),  977.269 H2 v. 1 FHL US/CAN , 977.269 H2 v. 2 FHL Collection   other library
  • Whitson, Rolland Lewis, John P. Campbell, and Edgar L. Goldthwait. 1914. Centennial history of Grant County, Indiana, 1812 to 1912: compiled from records of the Grant county historical society, archives of the county, data of personal interviews, and other authentic sources of local information. (Chicago, Ill: Lewis Pub. Co. ) Vol. 1 FamilySearch Books Online; Vol. 2 FHL Collection    Vol. 1    Vol.2  FamilySearch Books Online - free; Google Books

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

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.


  • Grant County Communities, Land Record, & Maps - INGenWeb  

Military Records

War of 1812

Holliday, Murray, The Battle of the Mississinewa, 1812 (Grant County Historical Society)  FHL 977.269 H2h

Civil War

Civil War service men from Grant 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 Grant County

Civil War Books

  • "Regiment" in Brant & Fuller. 2008. History of Grant County, Indiana: from the earliest time to the present, with biographical sketches, notes, etc., together with an extended history of the Northwest, the Indiana Territory, and the State of Indiana. (Chicago: Brant & Fuller.), (page 483-496  Regiment, Companies, Name's),  977.269 H2 v. 1 FHL US/CAN , 977.269 H2 v. 2 FNL Collection   other libraries
  • Williamson, Jennifer, and Donna Craig. 2001. 1862 Grant County, Indiana, indexed Civil War draft enrollment lists. (Valparaiso, IN (P.O. Box 248, Valparaiso 46384): Footprints Pub. Co.)  977.269 H2w FHL US/CAN Book   FHL Collection   other libraries
World War I (The Great War), 1914-1918
World War II, 1941-1945

Naturalization and Citizenship



Probate Records

Public Records



Grant County; County Courthouse
Marion, IN 46953
Phone: 765.668.8121

County Health Department has birth and death records.
County Clerk has marriage divorce, probate and court
records from 1831.
Co Auditor has land records. [2]

Office hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday

Grant County Government website


Marion Public Library
600 S. Washington Street
Marion, IN 46953-1992

Marion Public Library Indiana History and Genealogy Site

Family History Centers

School Records


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.

Vital Records

Grant County Health Department  (Births prior to October 1907. After that, they are available through Indiana State Department of Health Vital Records)
401 S. Adams St.
Marion, IN 46953
(765)651-2401, ext. 5 Grant County Health Department

Birth Records
Marriage Records
Death Records

Voter Registration

Web Sites


  1. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Grant County, Indiana 212 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.