Wabash County, Indiana Genealogy

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County Courthouse

Wabash County Courthouse
 1 W Hill Street
Wabash, IN 46992
Phone: 219.563.0661 

County Clerk has marriage, probate and court records from 1835;
County Health Department has birth and death records;
County Recorder and Museum has burial records[1]

History

Parent County

1832--Wabash County was created 2 February 1832 from Cass and Grant Counties.
County seat: Wabash [2]

Boundary Changes

April 1870 Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

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

Church

Court

Directories

Land

  • Miami Indians who Received Land on Miami Reservation, Grant and Wabash Counties, Indiana (1873) (members only database, Indiana Genealogical Society)

Local Histories

  • Helm, Thomas B., L. H. Newton, and E. Tucker.History of Wabash County, Indiana: Containing a History of the County; Its Townships, Towns, Military Records; Portraits of Early Settlers and Prominent Men; Personal Reminiscences. (Evansville, Ind: Unigraphic, 1971.) 977.283 H2h FHLCollection    BYU Library Web Site  (accessed 23 Mar 2011)
  • Weesner, Clarkson W. History of Wabash County, Indiana: A Narrative Account of Its Historical Progress, Its People and Its Principal Interests. (Chicago: Lewis Pub. Co, 2008.) 977.283 H2h FHL US/CAN Book FHL Collection   other libraries  Vol.1  INTERNET ARCHIVE  Vol. 2

Maps

Military

CIVIL WAR

Civil War service men from Wabash 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 Wabash County.

CIVIL WAR BOOK

  • Thomas B. Helm, History of Wabash County,(Chicago : J. Morris, 1884.) Page 165-196 history of Civil War Companies From Wabash County, Indiana 977.283 H2h FHLCollection BYU Library Web Site   (accessed 23 Mar 2011)
  • "Indiana in the Civil War" in "Military Matters" Chapter 16 of Weesner, Clarkson W. History of Wabash County, Indiana: A Narrative Account of Its Historical Progress, Its People and Its Principal Interests. (Chicago: Lewis Pub. Co, 2008.), (page 261-286, Regiment, Company),  977.283 H2h FHL US/CAN Book FHL Collection   other libraries  Vol.1  INTERNET ARCHIVE  Vol. 2

Newspapers

Probate

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), Wabash County, Indiana 217 {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).

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