LaGrange County, Indiana Genealogy

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

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LaGrange County, Indiana
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Location of Indiana in the U.S.
Founded February 2, 1832
County Seat LaGrange
Address LaGrange County Courthouse
105 N Detroit Street
LaGrange, IN 46761-1853
Phone: 219.463.6371
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Historical Facts

Populated Places

Boundary Changes

1832--LaGrange County was created 2 February 1832 from Elkhart and Allen Counties.[1]

Neighboring Counties

Record Loss


Bible Records


Business Records


Census Records

For tips on accessing LaGrange 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.

Court Records


Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic and Religious Groups




Local Histories
  • 1882 History of LaGrange County, Indiana: from the original History of LaGrange and Noble county, historical and biographical. (1979. Knightstown, IN: The Bookmark.) 977.279 H2e FHL US/CAN Book  FHL Collection  other libraries  INTERNET ARCHIVE

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.

Local Histories



Civil War

Civil War service men from LaGrange 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 La Grange County.

Civil War Books

  • The Call to Arms Chapter 4 in 1882 History of LaGrange County, Indiana: from the original History of LaGrange and Noble county, historical and biographical. (1979. Knightstown, IN: The Bookmark.), (page 84 - 110; Regiment, Companies) 977.279 H2e FHL US/CAN Book  FHL Collection  other libraries  INTERNET ARCHIVE

Civil War Databases

Naturalization and Citizenship




Probate Records

Public Records



La Grange County Courthouse
105 N Detroit Street
La Grange, IN 46761-1853
Phone: 219.463.6371

County Health Department has birth and death records from 1882
County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1832
County Recorder has land records from 1832. [2]

Family History Centers

FamilySearch Centers are branches of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, and are located all over the world. Their goal is to provide resources for family history research.

The main FamilySearch Center for LaGrange County, Indiana Genealogy is the

For additional nearby Family History Centers, search online in the [Family History Center directory]

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

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

Voter Registration


  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), La Grange County, Indiana 214 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.