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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://whitleygov.com/ Whitley County Courthouse]<br>101 W Van Buren Street<br>Columbia City, IN 46725<br>Phone: 219.248.3102<br><br>County Clerk has marriage records from 1836<br>divorce and court records from 1853 and probate records.<br>County Health Department has birth and death records from 1882.<br>County Recorder has land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Whitley County, Indiana 218 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1835--'''Whitley County was created 7 February 1835&nbsp;from [[Elkhart County, Indiana|Elkhart]]&nbsp;and&nbsp;[[Allen County, Indiana|Allen]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:&nbsp; '''Columbia City <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: rgb(0,43,184); text-decoration: underline"> </span>
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'''1835--'''Whitley County was created 7 February 1835&nbsp;from [[Elkhart County, Indiana|Elkhart]]&nbsp;and&nbsp;[[Allen County, Indiana|Allen]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:&nbsp; '''Columbia City <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: rgb(0,43,184); text-decoration: underline"> </span>  
  
 
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The Genealogy Center at [[Allen County Public Library]] (Indiana) has a number of on-line cemetery databases for Whitley County.<br>  
 
The Genealogy Center at [[Allen County Public Library]] (Indiana) has a number of on-line cemetery databases for Whitley County.<br>  
  
• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_whitleyalbright.php Albright Evangelical Church Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_whitleybayless.php Bayless Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_whitleyboggs.php Boggs Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_whitleyburch.php Burch-Ditton Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_whitleybroxson.php Broxson Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_whitleybroxson.php Cleveland Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_whitleycoesse.php Coesse Lutheran Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_whitleycompton.php Compton-Oak Grove Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_whitleyconcord.php Concord (Concordia) Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_whitleycountyline.php County Line Lutheran Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_whitleyeberhard.php Eberhard Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_whitleygarrison.php Garrison Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_whitleygrumlich.php Grumlich Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_whitleyhha.php Hell's Half Acre Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_whitleyhopkins.php Hopkins Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_whitleyjacobhively.php Jacob Hively Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_whitleyjeffries.php Jeffries Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_whitleykelsey.php Kelsey Family Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_whitleymitchell.php Mitchell Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_whitleynolt.php Nolt Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_whitleyotisminer.php Otis Miner Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_whitleyreambethel.php Ream-Bethel Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_whitleyrousseau.php Rousseau-Pence Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_whitleystjohns.php St. John's Lutheran Church Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_whitleystpeter.php St. Peter Lutheran Church Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_whitleyleaman.php Samuel Leaman Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_whitleysamuelminer.php Samuel Miner Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_whitleyscott.php Scott Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_whitleyscottkeister.php Scott Keister Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_whitleyshank.php Shank Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_whitleysouthpark.php South Park Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_whitleystough.php Stough Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_whitleythompson.php Thompson Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_whitleyuniversalist.php Universalist Church Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_whitleywigent.php Wigent-Taylor Cemetery]<br>  
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• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_whitleyalbright.php Albright Evangelical Church Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_whitleybayless.php Bayless Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_whitleyboggs.php Boggs Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_whitleyburch.php Burch-Ditton Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_whitleybroxson.php Broxson Cemetery] [http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=27054 BillionGraves], spelled 'Broxon'<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_whitleybroxson.php Cleveland Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_whitleycoesse.php Coesse Lutheran Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_whitleycompton.php Compton-Oak Grove Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_whitleyconcord.php Concord (Concordia) Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_whitleycountyline.php County Line Lutheran Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_whitleyeberhard.php Eberhard Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_whitleygarrison.php Garrison Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_whitleygrumlich.php Grumlich Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_whitleyhha.php Hell's Half Acre Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_whitleyhopkins.php Hopkins Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_whitleyjacobhively.php Jacob Hively Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_whitleyjeffries.php Jeffries Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_whitleykelsey.php Kelsey Family Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_whitleymitchell.php Mitchell Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_whitleynolt.php Nolt Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_whitleyotisminer.php Otis Miner Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_whitleyreambethel.php Ream-Bethel Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_whitleyrousseau.php Rousseau-Pence Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_whitleystjohns.php St. John's Lutheran Church Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_whitleystpeter.php St. Peter Lutheran Church Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_whitleyleaman.php Samuel Leaman Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_whitleysamuelminer.php Samuel Miner Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_whitleyscott.php Scott Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_whitleyscottkeister.php Scott Keister Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_whitleyshank.php Shank Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_whitleysouthpark.php South Park Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_whitleystough.php Stough Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_whitleythompson.php Thompson Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_whitleyuniversalist.php Universalist Church Cemetery]<br>• [http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_whitleywigent.php Wigent-Taylor Cemetery]<br>  
  
 
Other Cemetery Listings  
 
Other Cemetery Listings  
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*[http://genealogy.whitleynet.org/cem.htm Genealogical Society of Whitley County Cemeteries List]  
 
*[http://genealogy.whitleynet.org/cem.htm Genealogical Society of Whitley County Cemeteries List]  
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=883 Find A Grave Whitley County Cemetery List]  
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=883 Find A Grave Whitley County Cemetery List]  
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/mapCems.cgi?countryer=4&stater=17&countyId=883 Find A Grave Whitley County Cemetery Map]
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/mapCems.cgi?countryer=4&stater=17&countyId=883 Find A Grave Whitley County Cemetery Map]  
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*Photos of Tombstones in Jefferies Cemetery, Smith Township (free, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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*Index to Defective, Dependent &amp; Delinquent Census for Whitley County, Indiana (1880) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
 
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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*Goodspeed, Weston Arthur, and Charles Blanchard. 1970.''Counties of Whitley and Noble, Indiana: historical and biographical, illustrated.'' (Evansville, Ind: Unigraphic, inc.) 977.27 H2g FHL US/CAN Book {{FHL|186584|item|disp=FHL COLLECTION}}&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/counties-of-whitley-and-noble-indiana-historical-and-biographical-illustrated/oclc/424016725&referer=brief_results other library&nbsp;]&nbsp; [http://www.archive.org/details/countiesofwhitle00good INTERNET&nbsp;ARCHIVE]&nbsp;&nbsp; {{FSbook|56981}} <br>
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*Gradeless, Donald E. 1979. ''Index, History of Whitley County Indiana, Weston A. Goodspeed &amp; Charles Blanchard.&nbsp; (''[s.l.]: Gradeless.) 977.275 H22i FHL US/CAN Book&nbsp; {{FHL|382161|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/index-history-of-whitley-county-indiana-weston-a-goodspeed-charles-blanchard/oclc/6604787&referer=brief_results other libraries]&nbsp; [http://www.archive.org/details/historyofwhitley00kale INTERNET ARCHIVR]&nbsp; [http://books.google.com/books?id=-hUVAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=intitle:indiana+intitle:county&lr=lang_en&as_drrb_is=q&as_minm_is=0&as_miny_is=&as_maxm_is=0&as_maxy_is=&as_brr=1&as_pt=BOOKS&cd=36#v=onepage&q&f=false Google books]
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
[http://genealogy.whitleynet.org/whitley.gif Simple Map of Townships of Whitley County]<br>  
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*[http://genealogy.whitleynet.org/whitley.gif Simple Map of Townships of Whitley County]<br>
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*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/detail/RUMSEY~8~1~23016~790040:Map-of-Whitley-County---Published-b David Rumsey Map of Whitley County 1876 Shows Townships]
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==== Military  ====
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*Civil War
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Civil War service men from&nbsp;Whitley 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&nbsp;Whitley County.&nbsp;<br>
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*[[4th Battery, Indiana Light Artillery|4th Battery]], Indiana Light Artillery
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*[[12th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry|12th Regiment]],&nbsp;Indiana Cavalry, Company I
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*&nbsp;[[13th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|13th Regiment]],&nbsp;Indiana Infantry, Reorganized Company&nbsp;A
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*[[14th Battery, Indiana Light Artillery|14th Battery]], Indiana Light Artillery
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*[[23rd Battery, Indiana Light Artillery|23rd Battery]], Indiana Light Artillery
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*[[30th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|30th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Reoganized Company C
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*[[74th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|74th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company B
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*[[88th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|88th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Companies E and K
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*[[100th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|100th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company F
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*[[152nd Regiment, Indiana Infantry|152th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Companies C and I
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[http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/detail/RUMSEY~8~1~23016~790040:Map-of-Whitley-County---Published-b David Rumsey Map of Whitley County 1876 Shows Townships]
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Civil War Books
  
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*"War History" Chapter 4 in Goodspeed, Weston Arthur, and Charles Blanchard. 1970.''Counties of Whitley and Noble, Indiana: historical and biographical, illustrated.'' (Evansville, Ind: Unigraphic, inc.) (page 76-97, Regiment ),&nbsp;977.27 H2g FHL US/CAN Book {{FHL|186584|item|disp=FHL COLLECTION}}&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/counties-of-whitley-and-noble-indiana-historical-and-biographical-illustrated/oclc/424016725&referer=brief_results other library&nbsp;]&nbsp; [http://www.archive.org/details/countiesofwhitle00good INTERNET&nbsp;ARCHIVE]&nbsp;&nbsp; {{FSbook|56981}}
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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*Students and Teachers of Columbia City High School (1929) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
See Web Sites below, Genealogical Society of Whitley County
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*[http://tinyurl.com/3n3qgms Indiana State Digital Achives ]for Death, E-Publication, Instiution, 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.con ]$ <br>
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*Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992&nbsp; -&nbsp;[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&nbsp; -&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1410397 FamilySearch] <br>
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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]<br>
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<br> See Web Sites below, Genealogical Society of Whitley County
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== Societies and Libraries<br>  ==
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]&nbsp;
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=198309&subject_disp=Indiana%2C+Whitley&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*{{FHL|Indiana%2C+Whitley|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Whitley/ Whitley County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Whitley/ Whitley County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*[http://genealogy.whitleynet.org/gswc.htm Genealogical Society of Whitley County]  
 
*[http://genealogy.whitleynet.org/gswc.htm Genealogical Society of Whitley County]  
*[http://genealogy.whitleynet.org/ingen.htm INGenWeb Project Whitley County]&nbsp;&nbsp; (This is the USGenWeb project site for Whitley County)
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*[http://genealogy.whitleynet.org/ingen.htm INGenWeb Project Whitley County]&nbsp;&nbsp; (This is the USGenWeb project site for Whitley County)  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/in/whitley/whitley.html USGenWeb Archives Whitley County]<br>
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/in/whitley/whitley.html USGenWeb Archives Whitley County]<br>
  
 
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County Courthouse

Whitley County Courthouse
101 W Van Buren Street
Columbia City, IN 46725
Phone: 219.248.3102

County Clerk has marriage records from 1836
divorce and court records from 1853 and probate records.
County Health Department has birth and death records from 1882.
County Recorder has land records. [1]

History

Parent County

1835--Whitley County was created 7 February 1835 from Elkhart and Allen Counties.
County seat:  Columbia City [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

The Genealogy Center at Allen County Public Library (Indiana) has a number of on-line cemetery databases for Whitley County.

Albright Evangelical Church Cemetery
Bayless Cemetery
Boggs Cemetery
Burch-Ditton Cemetery
Broxson Cemetery BillionGraves, spelled 'Broxon'
Cleveland Cemetery
Coesse Lutheran Cemetery
Compton-Oak Grove Cemetery
Concord (Concordia) Cemetery
County Line Lutheran Cemetery
Eberhard Cemetery
Garrison Cemetery
Grumlich Cemetery
Hell's Half Acre Cemetery
Hopkins Cemetery
Jacob Hively Cemetery
Jeffries Cemetery
Kelsey Family Cemetery
Mitchell Cemetery
Nolt Cemetery
Otis Miner Cemetery
Ream-Bethel Cemetery
Rousseau-Pence Cemetery
St. John's Lutheran Church Cemetery
St. Peter Lutheran Church Cemetery
Samuel Leaman Cemetery
Samuel Miner Cemetery
Scott Cemetery
Scott Keister Cemetery
Shank Cemetery
South Park Cemetery
Stough Cemetery
Thompson Cemetery
Universalist Church Cemetery
Wigent-Taylor Cemetery

Other Cemetery Listings

Census

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

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

  • Civil War

Civil War service men from Whitley 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 Whitley County. 


Civil War Books

Newspapers

Probate

School Records

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)


See Web Sites below, Genealogical Society of Whitley County

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Whitley County, Indiana 218 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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