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Library > Collections > Genealogy > Indiana County Records > Wells County Wells County

This page is under development and is NOT a complete listing of all Wells County family history resources available in the Genealogy Division at the Indiana State Library at this time. As new Wells County family history resources are added, this page will be updated.

Birth Records

Delayed Birth Records
1941-1981
MiCrofilm, Second Floor

WPA, Index to Birth Records
1883-1920
Genealogy Division, 977.201 W456u

Death Records

WPA, Index to Death Records, 1883-1920
Genealogy Division, 977.201 W456u

Marriage Records

Marriage License Applications
Volumes 1-13, 1905-1921
MiCrofilm, Second Floor

Marriage Records
Volumes 1A-C6, 1837-1886
Volumes 7-21, 1886-1951
MiCrofilm, Second Floor

Marriage Records Index
Volumes 1-3, 1837-1980
MiCrofilm, Second Floor

Marriage Supplemental Records
Volumes A-M, 1882-1949
MiCrofilm, Second Floor

DAR, Marriage Records...1837-1900 [19--] 2 volumes
Genealogy Division, 977.201 W456da

Higgins, Hilda T., Marriage Records...1837-1900. 1976. 2 volumes
Genealogy Division, 977.201 W456hi

Higgins, Hilda T., Marriage Records...1899 through 1974. 1977. 6 volumes (with bride index)
Genealogy Division, 977.201 W456hia

Marriages, 1837-1861 (The Hoosier Genealogist, volume 6, #4, #5, #6, July-August, Sept-Oct, Nov-Dec 1966)
Genealogy Division, 977.2 H789

Wells County Historical Society, ...Marriages, 1838-1868. [1966?] 36 pages
Genealogy Division, p.f. 977.201 W453 no. 1

WPA, Index to Marriage Records, 1837-1920
Genealogy Division, 977.201 W456u

WPA, Index to Supplemental Record, Marriage Applications, 1905-1920
Genealogy Division, 977.201 W456u

Deed Records

Deed Indexes, 1838-1899
Microfilm, Second Floor

Deed Records
Volumes A-U, 1837-1872
MiCrofilm, Second Floor

Index to Deeds, Volumes 1-11, 1838-1903
MiCrofilm, Second Floor

Will Records

Wills, 1838-1901
Microfilm, Second Floor

Probate Records

Complete Record-Probate
Volumes 6-9, 1876-1910
MiCrofilm, Second Floor

Court of Common Pleas
Probate Complete Order
Volumes C1-3, 1840-1880
MiCrofilm, Second Floor

Guardianship Records (Probate)
Volumes 8-17, 1900-1920
MiCrofilm, Second Floor

Guardianship Records Index (Probate)
1837-1960
MiCrofilm, Second Floor

Guardianship Records (Probate)
Volumes 1-7, 1887-1900
MiCrofilm, Second Floor

Index to Complete Record (Probate)
Circuit Court Civil (Complete Record)
Volumes A-B, 1837-1874
MiCrofilm, Second Floor

Index to Estate Files (Probate)
1837-1932
MiCrofilm, Second Floor

Probate Order Books
Volumes A-7, 1838-1889
MiCrofilm, Second Floor

Probate Order Books
Volumes 8-23, 1889-1922
MiCrofilm, Second Floor

Probates, 1838-1852
Indexes 1853-1900
Microfilm, Second Floor

Court Records

Circuit Court - Civil Order Books
Volumes A-Z, 1837-1891
Volumes 1-35, 1892-1921
MiCrofilm, Second Floor

Common Pleas-Complete Record
Volume 1, 1853-1869
MiCrofilm, Second Floor

Common Pleas Complete Record Partition
Volumes 1-3, 1855-1880
MiCrofilm, Second Floor

Complete Record Partition
Volumes 10-25, 1884-1919
MiCrofilm, Second Floor

Court of Common Pleas - Civil Order Books
Volumes A-4, 1853-1873
MiCrofilm, Second Floor

Cemetery Records

DAR, Cemetery Records...[1] Elhanan cemetery, Jefferson Township [1971]
Genealogy Division, p.f. 977.201 W453 no. 2

Old cemetery located on the west bank of the Wabash River...between the Lake Erie & Cloverleaf Railroad....1940 on the south side, Bluffton....  7 pages.
Genealogy Division, p.f. 977.202 Buncat. no. 1

Minniear, Ingabee B., ...Cemetery Records, 1972. 4 volumes (also 241 page index by Dorothy Pemberton)
Genealogy Division, 977.201 W456m

Mortuary Records and Obituaries

DAR, G. M. Gavin's Undertakers Report, Poneto1899-1907. [1976?] 10 pages
Genealogy Division, p.f. 977.201 W456d

----, Death Records, 1865-1877, Book 1, McBride Funeral Home, Bluffton, Indiana, copied by Mrs. Ervin Lochner, 1970. 12 pages
Genealogy Division, p.f. 977.202 B658 no. 1

An index of obituaries published in Bluffton, Indiana newspapers, 1866-1910 (compiled by the staff of the Bluffton-Wells Co. Public Library). 1992. 209pp.
Genealogy Division, 977.201 W456io

Bumgardner Funeral Home Records, Blackford County, Vermillion County, and Wells County
Genealogy Division, q 977.201 B628bf

Elzey-Dickey-Haggard Funeral Home, Allen County and Wells County
Genealogy Division, 977.201 A425ale

George Warefield Funeral Home Records, Blackford County and Wells County, 1930-1947, 2 volumes
Genealogy Division, q 977.201 B628g

Meyer, Kimberly, Records of McBride Funeral home, Bluffton...January 1, 1888-March 12, 1975.  1976. 390 pages
Genealogy Division, 977.201 W456mea

Meyer, Kimberly, McBride Funeral home coffin records, Bluffton...1865-1887.  1976.  72 pages
Genealogy Division, 977.201 W456me

Minniear, Ingabee B. ...Obituaries, 1969 to 1975. 1978.  301 pages (also 92 page index by Dorothy Pemberton)
Genealogy Division, 977.201 W456mi

Minnier, Ingabee B. ...Obituaries, 1975-1979. 1981 436 pages
Genealogy Division, 977.201 W456miw

Miscellaneous Records

DAR, Land patents...compiled by John W. Carnall and Sons, Inc. 1976 [72 pages]
Genealogy Division, 977.201 W456j

Edwards, Melba M., Zanesville, Indiana, history, 1849-1976, 253 pages (also in Allen County)
Genealogy Division, 977.202 Z28e

... Index to names of persons and firms, 1979. 215 leaves
Genealogy Division, 977.201 W456w

Wells County Indiana family history, 1837-1992
Genealogy Division, 977.201 W456we

Many of the records identified on this page were initially selected by Carolynne L. Wendel Miller in her book, Indiana Sources for Genealogical Research in the Indiana State Library, published in 1984 by the Indiana Historical Society.

    GEN DB 12-17-2008