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County Courthouse

St Joseph County Indiana Courthouse.jpg
 St. Joseph County Courthouse
 101 S Main Street
South Bend, IN 46601
Phone: 219.235.9635
County Health Department has birth, death and burial records;
County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and court records;
County Assessor has land records[1]


Parent County

1830--St. Joseph County was created 29 January 1830 from Cass County.
County seat: South Bend [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




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

  • Index to Defective, Dependent & Delinquent Census for St. Joseph County, Indiana (1880) (members only database, Indiana Genealogical Society)


LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • South Bend




Local Histories



Civil War

Civil War service men from St, Joseph 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 St. Joseph County.

Civil War Books

  • "Military History" Chapter 14 in O'Connor, Cathy L., and Timothy Edward Howard. Every Name Index to A History of St. Joseph County, Indiana, Volumes One & Two, by Timothy Edward Howard, 1907. (Edwardsburg, Mich: Cathy L. O'Connor, 2007), (page 715-757, Regiment, Company, Name's; The Roll of Honor, page 731-735;Roster of G.A.R., page 736-742)  977.289 H2h FHL US/CAN Book  FHL Collection   other libaries  vol.1               Vol.2  Family History Archives    INTERNET ARCHIVE  Google books


Obituaries from the South Bend Tribune: 1913-present: Courtesy of the St. Joseph County Public Library


School Records


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


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), St Joseph County, Indiana 216 {WorldCat|50140092|disp=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).