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

Birth Records

Delayed Births, 1941-1987
MiCrofilm, Second Floor

Parcell, Ned. Index to ...delayed birth records filed 1941-1963. 1997. 46pp.
Genealogy Division 977.201 E43pa

WPA.  Index to birth records, 1882-1920.
Genealogy Division, 977.201 E43u

WPA.  Index to birth records, City of Elkhart, 1882-1920; city of Goshen, 1882-1920; city of Nappanee, 1907-1920.
Genealogy Division, 977.201 E43u

Index to Elkhart County CRIMP Late Birth Certificates 1942-1957 on Microfilm.
Online at: http://www.rootsweb.com/~inelkhar/CRIMP/crimp.htm

Death Records

Johnson, Patricia. Burial Transit Permits July 1950 - January 1984, Elkhart City, Indiana, and Aug. 1950 - Dec. 1982, Elkhart County, Indiana. [2002]
Genealogy Division, 977.201 E43b

WPA.  Index to death records, 1882-1920.
Genealogy Division, 977.201 E43u

WPA.  Index to death records, city of Elkhart, 1882-1920; city of Goshen, 1882-1920; city of Nappanee, 1904-1920.
Genealogy Division, 977.201 E43u

Marriage Records

Index to Marriage Records, Vol. 1-5, 1850-1920
MiCrofilm, Second Floor

Marriage License Applications, 1915
MiCrofilm, Second Floor

Marriage License Consents, 1911-1920
MiCrofilm, Second Floor

Marriage Licenses, 1911-1921
MiCrofilm, Second Floor

Marriage Records, Vol. A - 81, 1831-1951
MiCrofilm, Second Floor

Marriages, 1831-1858.
Microfilm, Second Floor

Index to Elkhart County CRIMP Marriage Records on Microfilm, Marriages 1910-1920, Bride Index, Groom Index; Marriage Applications 1915; Marriage Consents 1911-1920.
Online at: http://www.rootsweb.com/~inelkhar/CRIMP/crimp.htm

DAR.  Marriage records. . . 1830 through 1849.  [1973].  [109 pp.]
Genealogy Division, 977.201 E43da

DAR.  Marriage records. . . 1850-1853.  [1974].  [38 pp.]
Genealogy Division, 977.201 E43daa

Howorth, M.C.,  The Protestant Episcopal Church in the U.S. Northern Ind. Diocese, Goshen. . ., St. James Parish register.  1969.  59 pp.
Genealogy Division, 977.202 G676h

Keim, Jeffrey. Marriage Records, Elkhart County, Indiana 1830-1867. [2004]
Genealogy Division, 977.201 E43jm

Keim, Jeffrey. Marriage Records, Elkhart County, Indiana 1867-1889. [2006]
Genealogy Division, 977.201 E43ke

Marriages, 1830-1849 (The Hoosier Genealogist, vol. 10, no. 6, Nov.-Dec. 1970; vol. 11, no. 1, Jan.-Mar. 1971).
Genealogy Division, 977.2 H789

Slevin, Ruth M.  . . .Marriage records, 1830-1849.  [1971].  [10, 27 pp.]
Genealogy Division, 977.201 E43sle

WPA.  Index to marriage records, 1850-1920.
Genealogy Division, 977.201 E43u

Deed Records

Deed Indexes, 1831-1898.
Microfilm, Second Floor

Deed Indexes, Vol. 1-9, 1830-1902
MiCrofilm, Second Floor

Deed Records, Vol. 1-104, 1830-1901
Microfilm, Second Floor

Misc. Records, Vol. 1-4, 1853-1890
MiCrofilm, Second Floor

Sheriff's Deed Record, Vol. 1-3, 1872-1915
MiCrofilm, Second Floor

Tax Title Deeds, Vol. 1, 1863-1907
MiCrofilm, Second Floor

Probate Records

Probate Files - Estates, Guardianships, Divorces & Misc., Ca. 1850-1925
MiCrofilm, Second Floor

Probate Order Books
Vol. 2-35, 1839-1920
Vol. 1-5, 1907-1921
MiCrofilm, Second Floor

Probate Record, Vol. 1, 1833-1844
MiCrofilm, Second Floor

Probates, 1830-1852; Indexes, 1852-1900.
Microfilm, Second Floor 

Index to Elkhart County CRIMP Probate Records on Microfilm.
Online at: http://www.rootsweb.com/~inelkhar/CRIMP/crimp.htm

Will Records

Estate Index, ca. 1833-1880
MiCrofilm, Second Floor

General Index to Estates, ca. 1850-1888 and ca. 1907-1918
MiCrofilm, Second Floor

Index to Minor Heirs, ca. 1833-1930
MiCrofilm, Second Floor

Vault Index to Estates, ca. 1880-1920
MiCrofilm, Second Floor

Will Records, Vol. 1A-81, 1833-1925
MiCrofilm, Second Floor

Index to Elkhart County CRIMP Wills 1907-1920 on Microfilm.
Online at: http://www.rootsweb.com/~inelkhar/CRIMP/crimp.htm

Wills, 1845-1891, 1893-1900.
Microfilm, Second Floor

Slevin, Ruth M., . . .Will records, 1845-1881.  [1971].  [104 pp.].
Genealogy Division, 977.201 E43sl

Cemetery and Church Records

DAR.  Tombstone records . . . Comp. by Reah McGaffey.  [1971].  [104 pp.].
Genealogy Division, 977.201 E43d

Dutch Lutheran Southwest cemetery.  (From Michiana Searcher, vol. 10, 1978).  [5 pp.].
Genealogy Division, p.f. 977.201 Euncat. no. 4 Genealogy Division, p.f. 977.202 G676 no. 1

Giesinger cemetery. . . (From Michiana Searcher, vol. 3, 1971). [1 pp.]
Genealogy Division, p.f. 977.201 Euncat. no. 2 Goshen, Indiana, Cemetery records (1900 and prior years).  2 pts.  ([1] Oak Ridge cemetery; [2] Violett cemetery).
Indiana Historical Society.  [Cemetery records. . .].  2 pts.  (Stutsman, Jackson cemeteries).
Genealogy Division, p.f. 977.201 E43 no. 1

Johnson, Patricia K. Grace Lutheran Church, Elkhart, Elkhart County, Indiana 1873-1948, [2003].
Genealogy Division, 977.201 E43gr

[Inscriptions from] Alwine cemetery.  (From Michiana Searcher, vol. 10, 1978).  12 pp.
Genealogy Division, p.f. 977.201 Euncat. no. 7

[Inscriptions from] Inbody cemetery. . . (From Michiana Searcher, vol. 10, 1978).  8 pp.
Genealogy Division, p.f. 977.201 Euncat. no. 8

Keim, Jeffrey L. West Goshen Cemetery, Goshen, Elkhart County, Indiana. 2006
Genealogy Division, 977.202 G676kj

List of cemeteries. . . (From Michiana Searcher, vol. 3, 1971).  [4 pp.].
Genealogy Division, p.f. 977.201 Euncat. no. 1

McGaffey, Reah Jane.  Vital statistics record of Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church of Elkhart. . . 1862 to 1900.  [1972.]  [105 pp.]
Genealogy Division, p.f. 977.202 E43e

Middleton Memorial. . . (From Michiana Searcher, vol. 3, 1971). [1 pp.]
Genealogy Division, p.f. 977.201 Euncat. no. 3

Mishler, Iverson E.,  Historical sketch of Whitehead cemetery.  (From Michiana Searcher, vol. 10, 1978).  [3 pp.]
Genealogy Division, p.f. 977.201 Euncat. no. 6

Primitive Baptist cemetery.  (From Michiana Searcher, vol. 10, 1978).  [4 pp.].
Genealogy Division, p.f. 977.201 Euncat. no. 5

Troup, Linda.  Vistula cemetery, Vistula. . . Indiana.  (From Michiana Searcher, vol. 10, 1978).  12 pp.
Genealogy Division, p.f. 977.202 Vuncat. no. 1

Cemeteries of Elkhart Co.  (Elkhart Co. Genealogical Society) index.  4 vols.  1990.
Genealogy Division, 977.201 E43c

Johnson, Patricia K. Grace Lawn cemetery. 2000.
Genealogy Division 977.201 E43j

Keim, Jeffrey L. Rice cemetery. 2001-2002.
Genealogy Division 977.201 E43k

Keim, Jeffrey L. Rice Cemetery, Elkhart, Elkhart County, Indiana. 2001-2002.
Genealogy Division 977.201 E43k v. 2

Skwiercz, Andrew L. Index to the records of the Waterman-Westbrok-Clouse Funeral Home, Elkhart, Elkhart County Indiana 1940-2005
Genealogy Division 977.202 E43sc

Skwiercz, Andrew L. Index to the records of the Stemm-Lawson-Peterson 1978-2002 and Carlyse Wagner 1944-1960 Funeral Homes Bristol, IN [2003]
Genealogy Division 977.202 B861i

Census Records

Pickrell, Martha M.,  Index to the 1880 federal census of the City of Elkhart.  1979.  31 pp.
Genealogy Division, p.f. 977.202 Euncat. no. 1

Nunemaker, Ivan.  . . . census of 1850 with surname index.
Genealogy Division, 977.201 E43n

Court Records

Circuit Court Order Books, Vol. 1-68, 1830-1922
MiCrofilm, Second Floor

Complete Records, 1837-1879
MiCrofilm, Second Floor

Court of Common Pleas, Order Books, Vol. 1-8, 1853-1873
MiCrofilm, Second Floor

General Index (Circuit Court), ca. 1833-1926
MiCrofilm, Second Floor

General Index to Guardianships, ca. 1907-1991
MiCrofilm, Second Floor

Index to Elkhart County CRIMP Minor Heirs & Guardians Records on Microfilm.
Online at: http://www.rootsweb.com/~inelkhar/CRIMP/crimp.htm

Guardianship & Administrators Records, 1907-1918
MiCrofilm, Second Floor

. . . Circuit court
Genealogy Division, q 977.201 E43e

Census Records

Nunemaker, Ivan. ...census of 1850 with surname index. 1983. 11p
Genealogy Division 977.201 E43ne

Land Records

Land Partition Records, 1853-1869
MiCrofilm, Second Floor

Tract Book, 1830-1854.
Microfilm, Second Floor

Military Records

Soldier Enrollment Records, 1861-1865
MiCrofilm, Second Floor

Mortuary and Obituary Records

Freed, Donald. Funerals conducted by Lienhart and Weaver Funeral Home (now Rieth, Rohreer, Ehret & Lienhart Funeral Home, 1896-1929.
Genealogy Division 977.201 E43f

Obituaries, administrative notices and other news items abstracted from early South Bend newspapers, November 1831 through December 1854.  (The Hoosier Genealogist, Vol. 18, No. 1, Mar. 1978).
Genealogy Division, 977.2 H789

Skwiercz, Andrew L. Index to the records of the Dale White Funeral Home, 1929-1993. 1995.
Genealogy Division 977.201 E43sk

Skwiercz, Andrew L., and Gold John L. Index to the records of the Walley-Mills-Zimmerman Funeral Home, Elkhart, Indiana, Volume, April 1912-October 1988. 1996.
Genealogy Division 977.202 E43s

Skwiercz, Andrew L., and Gold John L. Index to the records of the Walley-Mills-Zimmerman Funeral Home, Elkhart, Indiana, Volume II, October 1988 - October 1999.2000.
Genealogy Division 977.202 E43sa

Skwiercz, Andrew L, and Gold John L.. Index to the records of the Walley-Mills-Zimmerman Funeral Home, Elkhart, Indiana, Volume III, October 20, 1999 - December 31, 2005.2006.
Genealogy Division 977.202 E43sb

Naturalization Records

Rodick, Anne L. ...naturalization records, 1856-1957, indexed. 2000. 212 leaves.
Genealogy Division 977.201 E43r

Miscellaneous

Collins, Carolyn, Michiana Roots . . . 1980.  Vol. 2
Genealogy Division, 977.2 M624c

Elkhart County Genealogical Society New sheet.  (scattered issues in 1967-8).
Genealogy Division, 977.201 E43n

Elkhart County record books on microfilm: located in Indiana Division Manuscript Section. Indiana State Library, Indiana Division, 2000?.
Genealogy Division 977.201 E43eL

Gingerich, Eli E.  Indiana Amish directory, Elkhart and LaGrange Counties.  1970, c. 1971.
Genealogy Division, 977.201 E43g

Michiana Searcher, Elkhart County Genealogical Society. . . Vol. 1, No. 1, March 1969.
Genealogy Division, 977.201 E43s

Michiana Roots:  Queries Excerpted from the Genealogy Column. . . South Bend Tribune. . . 1973-1976. 3 vols.
Genealogy Division, 977.2 M624

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.

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