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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Indiana|Indiana]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Whitley County''' <br>  
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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Guide to '''Whitley County Indiana genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
== History ==
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Whitley County
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| state = Indiana
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| founded year = 1835
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| founded date = February
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| seat = Columbia City
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| building address = [http://whitleygov.com/ Whitley County Courthouse]<br>101 W Van Buren Street<br>Columbia City, IN 46725<br>Phone: 219.248.3102<br>[http://www.Whitleycounty.us/ '''County Website''']
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=== Historical Facts ===
  
 
==== 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;">
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'''1835--'''Whitley County was created 7 February 1835from [[Elkhart County, Indiana|Elkhartand]][[Allen County, Indiana|Allen]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:'''Columbia City <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref><span style="color: rgb(0,43,184); text-decoration: underline" class="Apple-style-span"> </span>  
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Allen County, Indiana|Allen]]
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*[[Huntington County, Indiana|Huntington]]
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*[[Kosciusko County, Indiana|Kosciusko]]
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*[[Noble County, Indiana|Noble]]
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*[[Wabash County, Indiana|Wabash]]
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
== Places/Localities ==
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=== Whitley County, Indiana Resources  ===
  
==== Populated Places ====
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==== Bible Records  ====
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==== Biographies  ====
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==== Cemeteries  ====
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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>
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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>
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Other Cemetery Listings
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*[http://genealogy.whitleynet.org/cem.htm Genealogical Society of Whitley County Cemeteries List]
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=883 Find A Grave Whitley County Cemetery List]
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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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==== Census Records  ====
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{{Census|Indiana}}
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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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==== Church Records ====
  
==== Neighboring Counties ====
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==== Court Records ====
  
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==== Directories  ====
  
*[[Allen County, Indiana|Allen]]
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==== Emigration and Immigration  ====
*[[Huntington County, Indiana|Huntington]]
 
*[[Kosciusko County, Indiana|Kosciusko]]
 
*[[Noble County, Indiana|Noble]]
 
*[[Wabash County, Indiana|Wabash]]
 
  
== Resources ==
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==== Ethnic and Religious Groups ====
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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==== Gazetteers ====
  
The Genealogy Center at Allen County Public Library (Indiana) has a number of on-line cemetery databases for Whitley County.<br>
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==== Genealogies  ====
  
• [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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==== History  ====
  
==== Church ====
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===== Local Histories =====
  
==== Court  ====
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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}}[http://www.worldcat.org/title/counties-of-whitley-and-noble-indiana-historical-and-biographical-illustrated/oclc/424016725&referer=brief_results other library&nbsp;][http://www.archive.org/details/countiesofwhitle00good INTERNET&nbsp;ARCHIVE] {{FSbook|56981}} <br>
  
==== Land  ====
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*Gradeless, Donald E. 1979. ''Index, History of Whitley County Indiana, Weston A. Goodspeed Charles Blanchard.(''[s.l.]: Gradeless.) 977.275 H22i FHL US/CAN Book{{FHL|382161|item|disp=FHL Collection}}[http://www.worldcat.org/title/index-history-of-whitley-county-indiana-weston-a-goodspeed-charles-blanchard/oclc/6604787&referer=brief_results other libraries][http://www.archive.org/details/historyofwhitley00kale INTERNET ARCHIVR][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]
  
==== Local Histories ====
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==== Land and Property ====
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
==== Military  ====
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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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==== Migration  ====
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==== Military Records ====
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War of 1812
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*Civil War
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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.<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]],Indiana Cavalry, Company I
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*[[13th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|13th Regiment]],Indiana Infantry, Reorganized Company 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, Reorganized 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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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 ),977.27 H2g FHL US/CAN Book {{FHL|186584|item|disp=FHL COLLECTION}}[http://www.worldcat.org/title/counties-of-whitley-and-noble-indiana-historical-and-biographical-illustrated/oclc/424016725&referer=brief_results other library&nbsp;][http://www.archive.org/details/countiesofwhitle00good INTERNET&nbsp;ARCHIVE]{{FSbook|56981}}
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World War I
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World War II
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
==== Probate  ====
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==== Obituaries  ====
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==== Occupation  ====
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==== Periodicals  ====
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==== Probate Records  ====
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==== Public Records  ====
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==== Repositories  ====
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===== Archives  =====
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===== 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>
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===== Family History Centers  =====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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===== Libraries  =====
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===== Museums =====
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See Web Sites below, Genealogical Society of Whitley County
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==== School Records ====
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*Students and Teachers of Columbia City High School (1929) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp; ==
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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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===== Birth Records  =====
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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-[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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*Indiana, Death Index, 1882-1920 -[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1947977 FamilySearch]<br>
  
== Web Sites  ==
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==== Voter Registration  ====
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== Whitley County, Indiana 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}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Whitley/ Whitley County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[http://genealogy.whitleynet.org/gswc.htm Genealogical Society of 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)
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/in/whitley/whitley.html USGenWeb Archives Whitley County]<br>
  
 
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Founded February, 1835
County Seat Columbia City
Courthouse
Address Whitley County Courthouse
101 W Van Buren Street
Columbia City, IN 46725
Phone: 219.248.3102
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Historical Facts

Parent County

1835--Whitley County was created 7 February 1835from ElkhartandAllen Counties.
County seat:Columbia City [1]

Boundary Changes

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Record Loss

Whitley County, Indiana Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

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 Records

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

Church Records

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic and Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogies

History

Local Histories

Land and Property

Maps

Migration

Military Records

War of 1812

  • 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

World War I

World War II

Newspapers

Obituaries

Occupation

Periodicals

Probate Records

Public Records

Repositories

Archives
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. [2]

Family History Centers
Libraries
Museums
Societies

See Web Sites below, Genealogical Society of Whitley County

School Records

Taxation

Vital 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)
Birth Records
Marriage Records
Death Records

Voter Registration

Whitley County, Indiana Web Sites

References

  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), Whitley County, Indiana 218 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
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