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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Indiana|Indiana]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Hendricks County'''
  
''[[United States|United States ]] > [[Indiana|Indiana]] > Hendricks County''
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== County Courthouse  ==
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{{Infobox U.S. County | county = Hendricks County | county_map = | state = Indiana | state_map = Indiana.png | latd = | longd = | founded year = 1823 | founded date = December 20 | seat = Danville | building image = | building address = Hendricks County; PO Box 599; Danville, IN 46122-1993; Ph. 317.745.9231}}
  
== History ==
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=== Historical Facts ===
  
==== Parent County ====
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==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Boundary Changes ====
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'''Parent County'''
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'''1823'''--Hendricks County was created 20 December 1823 from unorganized territory and [[Putnam County, Indiana|Putnam ]]County.<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
'''1823--'''Hendricks County was&nbsp;created 20 December 1823&nbsp;from unorganized territory and [[Putnam County, Indiana|Putnam ]]County.<br>'''County seat: '''Danville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
 
*[[Putnam County, Indiana|Boone]]  
 
*[[Putnam County, Indiana|Boone]]  
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*[[Morgan County, Indiana|Morgan]]  
 
*[[Morgan County, Indiana|Morgan]]  
 
*[[Putnam County, Indiana|Putnam]]
 
*[[Putnam County, Indiana|Putnam]]
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
== Places/Localities ==
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=== Resources ===
  
==== Populated Places ====
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==== Bible Records ====
  
==== Neighboring Counties ====
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==== Biographies ====
  
== Resources ==
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==== Business Records ====
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[[LDS Cemetery Records|LDS Cemetery Records]]<br>Vol. 21 page 72 - cemetery located in Hendricks County  
 
*[[LDS Cemetery Records|LDS Cemetery Records]]<br>Vol. 21 page 72 - cemetery located in Hendricks County  
 
*[http://www.plainfieldlibrary.net/indiana/indexes/cemeterylocations.asp Hendricks County Cemetery Locater Online].&nbsp; Chart gives the cemetery name, township, and location of each cemetery.  
 
*[http://www.plainfieldlibrary.net/indiana/indexes/cemeterylocations.asp Hendricks County Cemetery Locater Online].&nbsp; Chart gives the cemetery name, township, and location of each cemetery.  
*[http://www.plainfieldlibrary.net/indiana/indexes/cemeteryview.asp Hendricks Surname and Cemeteries Index].&nbsp; Search by surname or cemetery name.
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*[http://www.plainfieldlibrary.net/indiana/indexes/cemeteryview.asp Hendricks Surname and Cemeteries Index].&nbsp; Search by surname or cemetery name.  
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*Index of Irons Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana (free, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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*Index of Miles Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana (free, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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==== Census Records  ====
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{{Census|Indiana}}
  
==== Census ====
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*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_hendricks1853.php Index of Census of White Males (1853)]
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*Index to Defective, Dependent &amp; Delinquent Census for Hendricks County, Indiana (1880) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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*Residents of Hendricks County, Indiana (1904) (members only database, [[Http//www.indgensoc.org|Indiana Genealogical Society]])
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*Rural Residents of Hendricks County&nbsp;(1918) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_hendricks1853.php Index of Census of White Males (1853)]
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==== Church Records  ====
  
==== Church ====
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Transcript of the records of Danville Regular Baptist Church, Danville, Hendricks County, Indiana, 1828-1873 is found at the [http://www.carthage.lib.il.us/community/churches/primbap/pbl.html Primitive Baptist Library in Carthage, Illinois.]
  
==== Court  ====
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==== Court Records ====
  
 
*[http://www.co.hendricks.in.us/Archive/SectionMenus/ComBookHome.asp?F=2 Commissioner's Meeting Minutes Books], 1831-2003. Many of the books are indexed.
 
*[http://www.co.hendricks.in.us/Archive/SectionMenus/ComBookHome.asp?F=2 Commissioner's Meeting Minutes Books], 1831-2003. Many of the books are indexed.
  
==== Land ====
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==== Directories  ====
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==== Emigration and Immigration  ====
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==== Ethnic and Religious Groups  ====
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==== Gazetteers ====
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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==== Genealogies  ====
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==== Histories  ====
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===== Local Histories  =====
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*[http://everynameindex.com/HendricksCoIN.html Every Name Index to History of Hendrick County, Indiana].&nbsp; Every Name Index compiled by Cathy L. O'Connor, 2007; original text by Inter-State Publishing Company, 1885; reproduction by Unigraphic, Inc., 1973. [http://www.everynameindex.com EveryNameIndex.com]
  
 
*Inter-state Publishing Company (Chicago, Ill.). 2002. ''History of Hendricks County, Indiana: together with sketches of its cities, villages and towns, educational, religious, civil, military, and political history, portraits of prominent persons, and biographies of representative citizens&nbsp;; Also a condensed history of Indiana, embodying accounts of prehistoric races, aborigines, Winnebago and Black Hawk Wars, and a brief review of its civil and political history. (''Bowie, Md: Heritage Books.) 977.253 H2h 2002 FHL US/CAN Book&nbsp; {{FHL|1058752|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-hendricks-county-indiana-together-with-sketches-of-its-cities-villages-and-towns-educational-religious-civil-military-and-political-history-portraits-of-prominent-persons-and-biographies-of-representative-citizens-also-a-condensed-history-of-indiana-embodying-accounts-of-prehistoric-races-aborigines-winnebago-and-black-hawk-wars-and-a-brief-review-of-its-civil-and-political-history/oclc/49730946&referer=brief_results other libraries]<br>
 
*Inter-state Publishing Company (Chicago, Ill.). 2002. ''History of Hendricks County, Indiana: together with sketches of its cities, villages and towns, educational, religious, civil, military, and political history, portraits of prominent persons, and biographies of representative citizens&nbsp;; Also a condensed history of Indiana, embodying accounts of prehistoric races, aborigines, Winnebago and Black Hawk Wars, and a brief review of its civil and political history. (''Bowie, Md: Heritage Books.) 977.253 H2h 2002 FHL US/CAN Book&nbsp; {{FHL|1058752|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-hendricks-county-indiana-together-with-sketches-of-its-cities-villages-and-towns-educational-religious-civil-military-and-political-history-portraits-of-prominent-persons-and-biographies-of-representative-citizens-also-a-condensed-history-of-indiana-embodying-accounts-of-prehistoric-races-aborigines-winnebago-and-black-hawk-wars-and-a-brief-review-of-its-civil-and-political-history/oclc/49730946&referer=brief_results other libraries]<br>
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*Hendricks County/Plainfield, Indiana [http://www.plainfieldlibrary.net/indiana/localbio.html Biography Index]. Articles are indexed from local newspapers. Fairly recent dates.
 
*Hendricks County/Plainfield, Indiana [http://www.plainfieldlibrary.net/indiana/localbio.html Biography Index]. Articles are indexed from local newspapers. Fairly recent dates.
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==== Land and Property  ====
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Land in Indiana was originally sold to the public by the federal government, through their General Land Offices in various districts. Land in Hendricks County was sold through the district office in Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Indiana. The Bureau of Land Management's General Land Office records for Indiana are in a [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/ searchable database].
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In Indiana, land transactions are recorded in deed books, which are kept by the county recorder. There is also a separate set of books, called grantee/grantor, that acts as an index to the entries in the deed books - grantee means the buyer, grantor means the seller. Hendricks County's deed books volumes 1 through 64 (covering 1826 through 1886) and grantee/grantor index books volumes 1 through 9 (covering 1826 through 1889) have been microfilmed. That microfilm is available at the Indiana State Library and through the Family History Library, as well as other libraries.
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The [http://www.co.hendricks.in.us/recorder.html Hendricks County Recorder] is located on the top floor of the Hendricks County Government Center in Danville. The Hendricks County Government Center is on South Washington Street, 3 blocks south of the courthouse square.
  
 
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*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_hendrickspatrons.php Directory of Patrons in ''Standard Atlas of Hendricks County, Indiana'' (1904)]
 
*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_hendrickspatrons.php Directory of Patrons in ''Standard Atlas of Hendricks County, Indiana'' (1904)]
  
==== Military  ====
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==== Military Records ====
  
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*Veterans in Hendricks County, Indiana (1886) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
 
*[http://www.plainfieldlibrary.net/indiana/ww1.html#A World War 1 Veterans] Hendricks County, Indiana  
 
*[http://www.plainfieldlibrary.net/indiana/ww1.html#A World War 1 Veterans] Hendricks County, Indiana  
 
*[http://www.plainfieldlibrary.net/indiana/navalvets.html Naval Veterans of World War 1] Hendricks County, Indiana  
 
*[http://www.plainfieldlibrary.net/indiana/navalvets.html Naval Veterans of World War 1] Hendricks County, Indiana  
 
*Hendricks County, [http://www.plainfieldlibrary.net/indiana/documents/Hendricks_County_Enrollment_index.pdf Indiana Enrollment Records]&nbsp; This index is a list of military enrollment records filed in Hendricks County. Indiana law required that the Township Assessor enroll every person employed in the late armies of the United States, of the War of 1812, of the War with Mexico, Indian tribe wars, and the Civil War.<br>
 
*Hendricks County, [http://www.plainfieldlibrary.net/indiana/documents/Hendricks_County_Enrollment_index.pdf Indiana Enrollment Records]&nbsp; This index is a list of military enrollment records filed in Hendricks County. Indiana law required that the Township Assessor enroll every person employed in the late armies of the United States, of the War of 1812, of the War with Mexico, Indian tribe wars, and the Civil War.<br>
  
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'''Civil War'''
 
 
Civil War  
 
  
Civil War service men from Hendricks 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 Hendricks County.<br>
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Civil War service men from Hendricks 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 Hendricks County.<br>  
  
 
*[[1st Regiment, Indiana Heavy Artillery|1st Regiment]], Indiana Heavy Artillery, Company B  
 
*[[1st Regiment, Indiana Heavy Artillery|1st Regiment]], Indiana Heavy Artillery, Company B  
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*[[28th US Colored Troops|28th US Colored Troops]], Addition Recruits for Colored Troops
 
*[[28th US Colored Troops|28th US Colored Troops]], Addition Recruits for Colored Troops
  
Civil War Books  
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''Civil War Books ''
  
 
*"The Civil War" Chapter 5 in Inter-state Publishing Company (Chicago, Ill.). 2002. ''History of Hendricks County, Indiana: together with sketches of its cities, villages and towns, educational, religious, civil, military, and political history, portraits of prominent persons, and biographies of representative citizens&nbsp;; Also a condensed history of Indiana, embodying accounts of prehistoric races, aborigines, Winnebago and Black Hawk Wars, and a brief review of its civil and political history. (''Bowie, Md: Heritage Books.) 977.253 H2h 2002 FHL US/CAN Book&nbsp; {{FHL|1058752|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-hendricks-county-indiana-together-with-sketches-of-its-cities-villages-and-towns-educational-religious-civil-military-and-political-history-portraits-of-prominent-persons-and-biographies-of-representative-citizens-also-a-condensed-history-of-indiana-embodying-accounts-of-prehistoric-races-aborigines-winnebago-and-black-hawk-wars-and-a-brief-review-of-its-civil-and-political-history/oclc/49730946&referer=brief_results other libraries]<br>
 
*"The Civil War" Chapter 5 in Inter-state Publishing Company (Chicago, Ill.). 2002. ''History of Hendricks County, Indiana: together with sketches of its cities, villages and towns, educational, religious, civil, military, and political history, portraits of prominent persons, and biographies of representative citizens&nbsp;; Also a condensed history of Indiana, embodying accounts of prehistoric races, aborigines, Winnebago and Black Hawk Wars, and a brief review of its civil and political history. (''Bowie, Md: Heritage Books.) 977.253 H2h 2002 FHL US/CAN Book&nbsp; {{FHL|1058752|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-hendricks-county-indiana-together-with-sketches-of-its-cities-villages-and-towns-educational-religious-civil-military-and-political-history-portraits-of-prominent-persons-and-biographies-of-representative-citizens-also-a-condensed-history-of-indiana-embodying-accounts-of-prehistoric-races-aborigines-winnebago-and-black-hawk-wars-and-a-brief-review-of-its-civil-and-political-history/oclc/49730946&referer=brief_results other libraries]<br>
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*Valenzuela, Karen, Roberto Valenzuela, and Kim Bartrum. 2004. 1862 Indiana, Hendricks County, ''indexed Civil War draft enrollment lists.'' [Marion, Indiana (1607 West Jeffras Ave., Marion 46952)]: K. Valenzuela. 977.253 M2v FHL US/CAN Book&nbsp; {{FHL|1186765|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/1862-indiana-hendricks-county-indexed-civil-war-draft-enrollment-lists/oclc/56663508&referer=brief_results other libraries]
 
*Valenzuela, Karen, Roberto Valenzuela, and Kim Bartrum. 2004. 1862 Indiana, Hendricks County, ''indexed Civil War draft enrollment lists.'' [Marion, Indiana (1607 West Jeffras Ave., Marion 46952)]: K. Valenzuela. 977.253 M2v FHL US/CAN Book&nbsp; {{FHL|1186765|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/1862-indiana-hendricks-county-indexed-civil-war-draft-enrollment-lists/oclc/56663508&referer=brief_results other libraries]
  
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship ====
 
 
==== Naturalizations ====
 
  
 
*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_hendricksintent.php Index to Declarations of Intent (1852-1906)]  
 
*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_hendricksintent.php Index to Declarations of Intent (1852-1906)]  
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==== Probate  ====
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*[http://www.flyergroup.com ''Hendricks County Flyer''] - published on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Their office is on Kingston Street (at the Lowe's stoplight on Dan Jones Road, south of US 36/Rockville Road) in Avon.
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*''The Republican'' - published on Thursdays. Their office is on the northeast side of the courthouse square in Danville.
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*[http://www.indystar.com ''Indianapolis Star''] - published daily, it includes a Local Living section on Thursdays that focuses on Hendricks County and the west side of Indianapolis.
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*[http://www.hendcogen.org/obituaries.php Deaths from The Republican's Year in Review (1892-2012)] (free, [http://www.hendcogen.org Hendricks County, Indiana GenWeb]) - ''The Republican'' is a newspaper that is published weekly in Danville, Indiana. The first issue of the year features a "Year in Review," which is a listing of the major events mentioned in each issue of the previous year, including the deaths/obituaries.
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*[http://www.plainfieldlibrary.net/localdatabases_Obituaries.html Hendricks County, Indiana Obituary Database (1866-present)] (free, [http://www.plainfieldlibrary.net Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library]) - an index of obituaries from various Plainfield and Hendricks County newspapers.
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*[http://www.brownsburg.lib.in.us/obitsystem/obitview.asp Brownsburg Public Library Obituary Database] (free, [http://www.brownsburg.lib.in.us Brownsburg Public Library]) - an index of obituaries from Brownsburg newspapers.
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==== Probate Records  ====
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*The [http://www.co.hendricks.in.us/Archive/SectionMenus/JudicialBookHome.asp?F=2 Judicial Books] date from 1825. These books contain Probate court records from the Hendricks County Courts. You may need to use [http://www.co.hendricks.in.us/Archive/ArchiveHome.asp this] link instead and then click "Judicial Archive". There are two ways to view these books, but if you download the PDF file for a volume you can use your PDF software to quickly access the last page in the volume. Book 3 for example, has an index on the LAST few pages of the volume.
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*[http://www.hendcogen.org/will_records.php Index to Hendricks County Will Books (1822-1977)] (free, [http://www.hendcogen.org Hendricks County, Indiana GenWeb])
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*Deaths Listed in Probate Records of Hendricks County, Indiana (1837-1898) (free, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society]) - this index is in progress.
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*[http://www.hendcogen.org/probate_records.php Index to Hendricks County Probate Order Books (1825-1852)] (free, [http://www.hendcogen.org Hendricks County, Indiana GenWeb])
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*[http://www.hendcogen.org/probate_records.php Index to Hendricks County Probate Order Books (1853-1918)] (free, [http://www.hendcogen.org Hendricks County, Indiana GenWeb])
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*Index to Probate Order Books for Hendricks County, Indiana (1825-1852) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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*Probate Records of Hendricks County, Indiana (1824-1930) (free images and index, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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==== Public Records ====
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===== Courthouse  =====
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Hendricks County; PO Box 599; Danville, IN 46122-1993; Ph. 317.745.9231 Details: (Co Hlth Dept has b &amp; d rec from 1882; Co Clk has m, div, pro &amp; ct rec from 1823; Co Aud has land rec)
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*[http://ww.avonlibrary.net Avon-Washington Township Public Library] - has a collection of Washington Township local history materials in their Huron Heritage Room.
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*[http://www.brownsburg.lib.in.us Brownsburg Public Library] - has a collection of Brownsburg local history materials in their Local History section.
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*[http://www.dplindiana.org Danville-Center Township Public Library] - has a collection of Danville and Hendricks County genealogy and local history materials in their Indiana Room.
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*[http://www.plainfieldlibrary.net Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library] - has a collection of Plainfield and Hendricks County genealogy and local history materials in their Indiana Room.
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*[http://www.hendrickscountyhistoricalmuseum.org Hendricks County Historical Museum] - located 1 block south of the courthouse square in Danville, the museum has a collection of materials about Hendricks County people, places and organizations. It is open to the public on Saturdays and by appointment.
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===== Family History Centers  =====
  
*The [http://www.co.hendricks.in.us/Archive/SectionMenus/JudicialBookHome.asp?F=2 Judicial Books] date from 1825. These books contain Probate court records from the Hendricks County Courts. You may need to use [http://www.co.hendricks.in.us/Archive/ArchiveHome.asp this] link instead and then click "Judicial Archive". There are two ways to view these books, but if you download the PDF file for a volume you can use your PDF software to quickly access the last page in the volume. Book 3 for example, has an index on the LAST few pages of the volume.<br>
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_hendrickswills.php Index to Will Books, Hendricks County, Indiana (1822-1977)]
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*[[Brownsburg Indiana Family History Center]]
  
 
==== School Records  ====
 
==== School Records  ====
  
 
*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_hendrickshigh.php Graduates of High Schools in Hendricks County, Indiana (1923-1962)]  
 
*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_hendrickshigh.php Graduates of High Schools in Hendricks County, Indiana (1923-1962)]  
*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_hendricksschooldir.php Index to School Directories (1894-1964)]
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*Graduates of Common Schools in Hendricks County (1898) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_hendricksschooldir.php Index to School Directories (1894-1964)]  
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*[http://www.hendcogen.org/school_records.php Index to Teachers in Hendricks County Schools (1923-1963)] (free, [http://www.hendcogen.org Hendricks County, Indiana GenWeb])
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*Inmates at Indiana Boy's School, Plainfield (1940) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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*Directory of Teachers for Hendricks County (1936, 1945) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
 
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*'''[1841] '''''Tax list, Hendricks County, Indiana, 1841. ''Hendricks County (Ind.). Auditor's Office. Fort Wayne, Ind.&nbsp;: Public Library, 1966. Call #: 977.201 H38HET<br>
 
*'''[1842-1855] '''See FHL catalog.  
 
*'''[1842-1855] '''See FHL catalog.  
 
*'''[1844] '''Thompson, Meredith. [http://www.hendcogen.org/taxlists/1844/indexA.html Index to 1844 tax list for Hendricks County, Indiana]<br>  
 
*'''[1844] '''Thompson, Meredith. [http://www.hendcogen.org/taxlists/1844/indexA.html Index to 1844 tax list for Hendricks County, Indiana]<br>  
*'''[1846] . Hendricks County (Ind.). Auditor's Office. Fort Wayne, Ind. Public Library, 1966. Call #: 977.201 H38HET<br>
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*'''[1846] . '''Hendricks County (Ind.). Auditor's Office. Fort Wayne, Ind. Public Library, 1966. Call #: 977.201 H38HET'''<br>'''
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
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*Hendricks County, IN [http://www.plainfieldlibrary.net/indiana/MarriageCertificatesfromCHcollection.htm Marriage Certificates (1860s - 1890s]).&nbsp; This is a work in progress.
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*Hendricks County [http://www.plainfieldlibrary.net/indiana/indexes/genindexview.asp?IndexID=2 Anniversaries Index]. <br>
*Hendricks County [http://www.plainfieldlibrary.net/indiana/indexes/genindexview.asp?IndexID=2 Anniversaries Index].  
 
*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_hendricksmarriages.php Marriages (1904-1962])
 
*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_hendricksdivorces.php Divorces (1891-1960)]
 
  
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===== Birth Records  =====
  
*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_hendricksliberty1841.php Voters in Liberty Township, Hendricks County, Indiana (1841)]
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By state law, births were recorded in Indiana beginning in 1882, with each county's health department responsible for keeping their own birth records. The [http://www.in.gov/isdh/20444.htm Indiana State Department of Health's Vital Records Division]has copies of each county's birth records from October 1907 to present.
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The [http://www.co.hendricks.in.us/health.html Hendricks County Health Department] is located in the basement (the south entrance) of the Hendricks County Government Center in Danville. The Hendricks County Government Center is on South Washington Street, 3 blocks south of the courthouse square.
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*Hendricks County, IN [http://www.plainfieldlibrary.net/indiana/MarriageCertificatesfromCHcollection.htm Marriage Certificates (1860s - 1919]). This is a work in progress. <br>
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*[http://www.hendcogen.org/marriage_records.php Index to Hendricks County Marriage License Books (1904-1998)] (free, [http://www.hendcogen.org Hendricks County, Indiana GenWeb])<br>
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*[http://www.hendcogen.org/divorce_records.php Index to Divorce Cases Filed in Hendricks County, Indiana (1912-1992)] (free, [http://www.hendcogen.org Hendricks County, Indiana GenWeb])<br>
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*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_hendricksdivorces.php Divorce Cases in Hendricks County, Indiana Newspapers (1891-1960)] (free, The Genealogy Center of the Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana) <br>
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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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*Indiana Marriages, 1802-1892 - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7852&cj=1&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 Ancestry.com]$ <br>
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*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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*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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By state law, deaths were recorded in Indiana beginning in 1882, with each county's health department responsible for keeping their own death records. The [http://www.in.gov/isdh/20444.htm Indiana State Department of Health's Vital Records Division] has copies of each county's death records from 1900 to present.
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The [http://www.co.hendricks.in.us/health.html Hendricks County Health Department] is located in the basement (the south entrance) of the Hendricks County Government Center in Danville. The Hendricks County Government Center is on South Washington Street, 3 blocks south of the courthouse square.
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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*Indiana, Death Index, 1882-1920 -&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1947977 FamilySearch]
  
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==== Voter Registration ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_hendricksliberty1841.php Voters in Liberty Township, Hendricks County, Indiana (1841)]
*[[Brownsburg Indiana Family History Center]]
 
  
== Web Sites  ==
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*[http://www.everynameindex.com EveryNameIndex.com]&nbsp; Free online genealogy indexes for those big old county histories.
 
*[http://www.hendcogen.org/ The Hendricks County IN GenWeb Project], a member of [[INGenWeb|The INGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
 
*[http://www.hendcogen.org/ The Hendricks County IN GenWeb Project], a member of [[INGenWeb|The INGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
 
*{{FHL|Indiana%2C+Hendricks|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*{{FHL|Indiana%2C+Hendricks|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*The [http://www.in.gov/library/3160.htm Indiana State Library] has an Internet page of records for&nbsp;Hendricks County. They are adding new databases, so check back often.  
 
*The [http://www.in.gov/library/3160.htm Indiana State Library] has an Internet page of records for&nbsp;Hendricks County. They are adding new databases, so check back often.  
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Hendricks/ Hendricks County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Hendricks/ Hendricks County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
*[http://www.hendcogen.org/data.html Genealogy Databases for Hendricks county, Indiana]
 
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==

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Hendricks County, Indiana
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Indiana
Location of Indiana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 20, 1823
County Seat Danville
Courthouse
Address Hendricks County; PO Box 599; Danville, IN 46122-1993; Ph. 317.745.9231


Historical Facts

Populated Places

Boundary Changes

Parent County

1823--Hendricks County was created 20 December 1823 from unorganized territory and Putnam County.[1]

Neighboring Counties

Record Loss

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business Records

Cemeteries

Census Records

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

Church Records

Transcript of the records of Danville Regular Baptist Church, Danville, Hendricks County, Indiana, 1828-1873 is found at the Primitive Baptist Library in Carthage, Illinois.

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic and Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogies

Histories

Local Histories
  • Inter-state Publishing Company (Chicago, Ill.). 2002. History of Hendricks County, Indiana: together with sketches of its cities, villages and towns, educational, religious, civil, military, and political history, portraits of prominent persons, and biographies of representative citizens ; Also a condensed history of Indiana, embodying accounts of prehistoric races, aborigines, Winnebago and Black Hawk Wars, and a brief review of its civil and political history. (Bowie, Md: Heritage Books.) 977.253 H2h 2002 FHL US/CAN Book  FHL Collection   other libraries
  • History of Hendricks county, Indiana, together with sketches of its cities, villages and towns, educational, religious, civil, military, and political history, portraits of prominent persons, and biographies of representative citizens. Also a condensed history of Indiana. 1885. (Chicago: Inter-State Publishing Company.) 977.253 H2h FHL US/CAN Book FHL Collection   other librarise   INTERNET ARCHIVE
  • Cline and McHaffie, Indianapolis. [from old catalog]. 1873. The People's guide; a business, political and religious directory of Hendricks co., Ind., together with a collection of very important documents and statistics connected with our moral, political and scientific history.  other libraries   INTERNET ARCHIVE
  • Surname index to the Family History Files found at the Plainfield/Guilford Township Public Library.
  • Hendricks County/Plainfield, Indiana Biography Index. Articles are indexed from local newspapers. Fairly recent dates.

Land and Property

Land in Indiana was originally sold to the public by the federal government, through their General Land Offices in various districts. Land in Hendricks County was sold through the district office in Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Indiana. The Bureau of Land Management's General Land Office records for Indiana are in a searchable database.

In Indiana, land transactions are recorded in deed books, which are kept by the county recorder. There is also a separate set of books, called grantee/grantor, that acts as an index to the entries in the deed books - grantee means the buyer, grantor means the seller. Hendricks County's deed books volumes 1 through 64 (covering 1826 through 1886) and grantee/grantor index books volumes 1 through 9 (covering 1826 through 1889) have been microfilmed. That microfilm is available at the Indiana State Library and through the Family History Library, as well as other libraries.

The Hendricks County Recorder is located on the top floor of the Hendricks County Government Center in Danville. The Hendricks County Government Center is on South Washington Street, 3 blocks south of the courthouse square.

Maps

Military Records

  • Veterans in Hendricks County, Indiana (1886) (members only database, Indiana Genealogical Society)
  • World War 1 Veterans Hendricks County, Indiana
  • Naval Veterans of World War 1 Hendricks County, Indiana
  • Hendricks County, Indiana Enrollment Records  This index is a list of military enrollment records filed in Hendricks County. Indiana law required that the Township Assessor enroll every person employed in the late armies of the United States, of the War of 1812, of the War with Mexico, Indian tribe wars, and the Civil War.

Civil War

Civil War service men from Hendricks 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 Hendricks County.

Civil War Books

  • "The Civil War" Chapter 5 in Inter-state Publishing Company (Chicago, Ill.). 2002. History of Hendricks County, Indiana: together with sketches of its cities, villages and towns, educational, religious, civil, military, and political history, portraits of prominent persons, and biographies of representative citizens ; Also a condensed history of Indiana, embodying accounts of prehistoric races, aborigines, Winnebago and Black Hawk Wars, and a brief review of its civil and political history. (Bowie, Md: Heritage Books.) 977.253 H2h 2002 FHL US/CAN Book  FHL Collection   other libraries
  • "The Patriotic Roll" Chapter 5 in History of Hendricks county, Indiana, together with sketches of its cities, villages and towns, educational, religious, civil, military, and political history, portraits of prominent persons, and biographies of representative citizens. Also a condensed history of Indiana. 1885. (Chicago: Inter-State Publishing Company.) (page 333-412  Regiment, Companies, Name's), 977.253 H2h FHL US/CAN Book FHL Collection   other librarise   INTERNET ARCHIVE
  • Valenzuela, Karen, Roberto Valenzuela, and Kim Bartrum. 2004. 1862 Indiana, Hendricks County, indexed Civil War draft enrollment lists. [Marion, Indiana (1607 West Jeffras Ave., Marion 46952)]: K. Valenzuela. 977.253 M2v FHL US/CAN Book  FHL Collection   other libraries

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

  • Hendricks County Flyer - published on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Their office is on Kingston Street (at the Lowe's stoplight on Dan Jones Road, south of US 36/Rockville Road) in Avon.
  • The Republican - published on Thursdays. Their office is on the northeast side of the courthouse square in Danville.
  • Indianapolis Star - published daily, it includes a Local Living section on Thursdays that focuses on Hendricks County and the west side of Indianapolis.

Obituaries

Probate Records

  • The Judicial Books date from 1825. These books contain Probate court records from the Hendricks County Courts. You may need to use this link instead and then click "Judicial Archive". There are two ways to view these books, but if you download the PDF file for a volume you can use your PDF software to quickly access the last page in the volume. Book 3 for example, has an index on the LAST few pages of the volume.

Public Records

Repositories

Courthouse

Hendricks County; PO Box 599; Danville, IN 46122-1993; Ph. 317.745.9231 Details: (Co Hlth Dept has b & d rec from 1882; Co Clk has m, div, pro & ct rec from 1823; Co Aud has land rec)

Archives
Libraries =
Museums
  • Hendricks County Historical Museum - located 1 block south of the courthouse square in Danville, the museum has a collection of materials about Hendricks County people, places and organizations. It is open to the public on Saturdays and by appointment.
Societies
Family History Centers

School Records

Taxation

  • [1841] Tax list, Hendricks County, Indiana, 1841. Hendricks County (Ind.). Auditor's Office. Fort Wayne, Ind. : Public Library, 1966. Call #: 977.201 H38HET
  • [1842-1855] See FHL catalog.
  • [1844] Thompson, Meredith. Index to 1844 tax list for Hendricks County, Indiana
  • [1846] . Hendricks County (Ind.). Auditor's Office. Fort Wayne, Ind. Public Library, 1966. Call #: 977.201 H38HET

Vital Records

Birth Records

By state law, births were recorded in Indiana beginning in 1882, with each county's health department responsible for keeping their own birth records. The Indiana State Department of Health's Vital Records Divisionhas copies of each county's birth records from October 1907 to present.

The Hendricks County Health Department is located in the basement (the south entrance) of the Hendricks County Government Center in Danville. The Hendricks County Government Center is on South Washington Street, 3 blocks south of the courthouse square.

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

By state law, deaths were recorded in Indiana beginning in 1882, with each county's health department responsible for keeping their own death records. The Indiana State Department of Health's Vital Records Division has copies of each county's death records from 1900 to present.

The Hendricks County Health Department is located in the basement (the south entrance) of the Hendricks County Government Center in Danville. The Hendricks County Government Center is on South Washington Street, 3 blocks south of the courthouse square.

Voter Registration


References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).