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== County Information ==
=== Description ===
Tippecanoe County was named for the Anglicization of "Kethtippecanoogi", a Miami people term meaning "place of the succor fish people." The county is located in the west-central area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Tippecanoe County," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tippecanoe_County,_Indiana accessed 04/04/2017.</ref>
=== County Courthouse ===
{{IN Courthouse Intro|Tippecanoe}}
Health Department has birth records and death records.<br>Copies may be obtained from the county health department or the Indiana State Division of Vital Records.<br><br>
=== Tippecanoe County, Indiana Record Dates ===
{{IN Record Dates Intro|Tippecanoe}}
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| colspan="7" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Indiana.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref></center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Tippecanoe County, Indiana Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Tippecanoe County, Indiana Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Tippecanoe County, Indiana Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Tippecanoe County, Indiana Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Tippecanoe County, Indiana Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Tippecanoe County, Indiana Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Tippecanoe County, Indiana Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1882
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1807
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| colspan="7"| <center>Statewide registration for births in 1907 and deaths in Oct 1899. General compliance by 1917.</center>
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
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=== Boundary Changes ===
{{IN Boundary Changes Intro|Tippecanoe}}
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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed 20 January 1826 from [[Parke County, Indiana Genealogy|Parke]] County and unorganized territory.<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Indiana.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
*'''County Seat: ''' Lafayette<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Adams County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adams_County,_Indiana (accessed 10 May 2012).</ref><br>
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=== Populated Places ===
{{IN Populated Places Intro|Tippecanoe}}
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=== History Timeline ===
{{IN Historical Timeline Intro|Tippecanoe}}
== Resources ==
{{IN Resources Intro|Tippecanoe}}
=== Bible Records ===
{{IN Bible Intro|Tippecanoe}}
=== Biographies ===
{{IN Biographies Intro|Tippecanoe}}
*''Biographical history of Tippecanoe, White, Jasper, Newton, Benton, Warren and Pulaski counties'', (Indiana. 2003. La Crosse WI: Brookhaven Press.) Online at: Vol. 1: [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/234821-biographical-history-of-tippecanoe-white-jasper-newton-benton-warren-and-pulaski-counties-indiana?offset=1 FamilySearch Digital Library], [https://books.google.com/books?id=T-4tILnpZrIC&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false Google Books]; Vol.2: [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/243091-biographical-history-of-tippecanoe-white-jasper-newton-benton-warren-and-pulaski-counties-indiana?offset=2 FamilySearch Digital Library], [https://books.google.com/books?id=NhUVAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false Google Books]
* [https://digital.statelib.lib.in.us/legacy/search.aspx?index=1 Indiana Biography Index] at [https://www.in.gov/library/ Indiana State Library]
=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
{{IN Business Records Intro|Tippecanoe}}
=== Cemeteries ===
{{IN Cemeteries Intro|Tippecanoe}}
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Tippecanoe County, Indiana''' online and in print</center>
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>|bgcolor="#F0F0F0" valign="top" style="border:1px solid black" |
*[https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/search?firstname=&middlename=&lastname=&birthyear=&birthyearfilter=&deathyear=&deathyearfilter=&location=Tippecanoe%2C+County%2C+Indiana%2C+United+States+of+America&locationId=county_870 Find A Grave]
* [http://www.ingenweb.org/intippecanoe/tcem.html INGenWeb]* [http://usgwarchives.net/in/tippecan/cemeteries.html USGenWeb Archives]* [http://usgwtombstones.org/indiana/tippecanoe.html Tombstone Project]* [http://www.interment.net/US/in/tippecanoe.htm Indiana Interment]* [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?cemetery_country=United%20States&cemetery_state=Indiana&cemetery_county=Tippecanoe&year_range=5&size=15 Billion Graves]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print''' [[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |(Often more complete)]]</center>|bgcolor="#F0F0F0" style="border:1px solid black" valign="top" | * {{FHL|512073|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Tippecanoe+Indiana&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
|bgcolor="#F0F0F0" style="border:1px solid black" valign="top" | * [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Indiana/Tippecanoe-County?id=county_870 Findagrave.com]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"|<center>See [[Indiana Cemeteries|Indiana Cemeteries]] for more information.<center>
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*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~intcpcrg/TippecanoeCountyIN_Cemetery_List.html Indiana Pioneer Cemeteries Restorarion Project] with current information at [https://www.facebook.com/groups/113288322054261/ Facebook]
*[https://www.tippecanoe.in.gov/382/Cemeteries Tippecanoe cemetery information] at [https://www.tippecanoe.in.gov Purdue University Tippecanoe County]
=== Census Records ===
{{IN Census Intro|Tippecanoe}}
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* [http://www.indgensoc.org/membersonly/county/index.php#Tippecanoe Index to Defective, Dependent &amp; Delinquent Census for Tippecanoe County, Indiana (1880)] at [http://www.indgensoc.org/membersonly/county/index.php Indiana Genealogical Society] ($)* [http://www.indgensoc.org/membersonly/county/index.php#Tippecanoe Index to Census for Clarks Hill (1886)] at [http://www.indgensoc.org/membersonly/county/index.php Indiana Genealogical Society] ($)
=== Church Records ===
{{IN Church Intro|Tippecanoe}}
 
*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~intcags/Churches_of_TC_IN_.htm Early Churches] at [http://sites.rootsweb.com/~intcags/index.html Tippecanoe County Area Genealogical Society]
'''''Ward and Branch Records of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints'''''
 
*West Lafayette
=== Court Records ===
{{IN Court Intro|Tippecanoe}}
=== Directories ===
{{IN Directories Intro|Tippecanoe}}
=== Emigration and Immigration ===
{{IN Emigration Intro|Tippecanoe}}
=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
{{IN Ethnic Groups Intro|Tippecanoe}}
=== Funeral Homes ===
{{IN Funeral Homes Intro|Tippecanoe}}
=== Genealogies ===
{{IN Genealogies Intro|Tippecanoe}}
=== Guardianship ===
{{IN Guardianship Intro|Tippecanoe}}
=== Land and Property Records ===
{{IN Land Intro|Tippecanoe}}
=== Local Histories ===
{{IN Histories Intro|Tippecanoe}}
*''Past and Present of Tippecanoe County, Indiana.'' 2 volumes. 1909. Edited by R.P. DeHart. Indianapolis, Indiana : B.F. Bowen & Company. Online at: Vol. 1 - [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/479349-past-and-present-of-tippecanoe-county-indiana?offset=1 FamilySearch Digital Library], Vol. 2 - [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/484140-past-and-present-of-tippecanoe-county-indiana?offset=2 FamilySearch Digital Library], Vol. 1 & 2 - [https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/006793259 Hathitrust], Vol. 1 - [https://archive.org/details/pastpresentoftip01indeha Internet Archive], Vol. 2 - [https://archive.org/details/pastpresentoftip02deha Internet Archive], Vol. 1 & 2 - [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/19955/ Ancestry ($)]; {{WorldCat|8069567|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}. Vol. 1 contains historical material; vol. 2 contains biographies.
=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
{{IN Maps Intro|Tippecanoe}}
{{IN Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{IN Tippecanoe County}}}}
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/indiana/ Old Antique Atlases & Maps of Indiana]
* [http://ulib.iupuidigital.org/cdm/search/collection/HIM/searchterm/Tippecanoe/field/title/mode/all/conn/and/order/title Historic Indiana Maps] at [http://ulib.iupuidigital.org/cdm/search/collection/HIM IUPUI University Library]
*[https://www.tippecanoehistory.org/research/genealogy/ Alameda McCollough Research Library]
=== Migration ===
{{IN Migration Intro|Tippecanoe}}
=== Military Records ===
{{IN Military Intro|Tippecanoe}}
'''''Revolutionary War'''''<br>
 * [http://www.indgensoc.org/membersonly/county/index.php#Tippecanoe Revolutionary War Soldiers Buried in Tippecanoe County, Indiana] at [http://www.indgensoc.org/membersonly/county/index.php Indiana Genealogical Society] ($)
'''''Civil War'''''<br>
'''''World War I'''''<br>
 
*'''1919''' {{RecordSearch|2968238|Indiana, World War I, Enrollment Cards, 1919}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - [[Indiana, World War I, Enrollment Cards, 1919 - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~intcags/tippecanoe_county_roll_of_honor%201919.htm Roll of Honor] at [http://sites.rootsweb.com/~intcags/index.html Tippecanoe County Area Genealogical Society]
=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
{{IN Naturalization Intro|Tippecanoe}}
* [https://secure.in.gov/apps/iara/search/Home/Search?searchNow=True&defaultCollectionId=&RecordSeriesId=5&Keywords=&County=Tippecanoe&SeriesCollectionId=0&PhotographTitle=&PhotographSubject=&FirstName=&LastName=&CourtType=&CourtDisposition=&StartDate=0&EndDate=0&UseSoundex=false Naturalization Record Series (for this county)] at [https://secure.in.gov/apps/iara/search/ Indiana Digital Archives]. Search by names.
=== Newspapers ===
{{IN Newspapers Intro|Tippecanoe}}
* '''1804-2010''' [https://newspapers.library.in.gov/?a=p&p=regionbrowser&e=-------en-20--1--txt-txIN------- Hoosier State Chronicles 1804-2010]
*[http://www.ingenweb.org/intippecanoe/newspap.html Newspapers on Microfilm] at the [https://tcpl.lib.in.us/ Tippecanoe Co., Indiana Public Library]
=== Obituaries ===
{{IN Obituaries Intro|Tippecanoe}}
=== Other Records ===
{{IN Other Records Intro|Tippecanoe}}
=== Periodicals ===
{{IN Periodicals Intro|Tippecanoe}}
=== Probate Records ===
{{IN Probate Intro|Tippecanoe}}
*'''1798-1999''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9045 Indiana Wills and Probate Records 1798-1999] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry] $
=== School Records ===
{{IN Schools Intro|Tippecanoe}}
* [http://www.indgensoc.org/membersonly/county/index.php#Tippecanoe Directory of Teachers for Tippecanoe County (1936)] at [http://www.indgensoc.org/membersonly/county/index.php Indiana Genealogical Society] ($)* [http://www.indgensoc.org/membersonly/county/index.php#Tippecanoe Students and Teachers of West Lafayette High School (1923, 1926)] at [http://www.indgensoc.org/membersonly/county/index.php Indiana Genealogical Society] ($)* [http://www.indgensoc.org/membersonly/county/index.php#Tippecanoe Selected Alumni, Students, and Teachers of Jefferson High School, Lafayette (1928)] at [http://www.indgensoc.org/membersonly/county/index.php Indiana Genealogical Society] ($) 
===Social Security Records===
 *'''1935-2014''' {{RecordSearch|1202535|United States Social Security Death Index}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] - [[United States Social Security Death Index - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to use this collection]]; index. ''Also at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/3693/ Ancestry], [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/social-security-death-index findmypast], [https://www.fold3.com/title/830/ Fold3], [https://www.genealogybank.com/explore/ssdi/all GenealogyBank], [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10002/us-social-security-death-index-ssdi?s=270606331 MyHeritage], and [https://stevemorse.org/ssdi/ssdi.html Steve Morse].'' [[United States Social Security Administration Records#Social Security Death Index (SSDI)|Click here for more information]].
*'''1936-2007''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/60901/ U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry ($)] — index, [[United States Social Security Administration Records#Social Security Applications and Claims Index|click here for more information]].
 === Tax Records ===
{{IN Tax Intro|Tippecanoe}}
=== Vital Records ===
{{IN Vital Intro|Tippecanoe}}
==== Birth ====
{{IN Birth Intro|Tippecanoe}}
==== Marriage ====
{{IN Marriage Intro|Tippecanoe}}
*'''1811-2007''' {{RecordSearch|1410397|Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - [[Indiana Marriage Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
==== Death ====
{{IN Death Intro|Tippecanoe}}
*'''1899-2011''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60716 Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry] $
==== Divorce ====
{{IN Divorce Intro|Tippecanoe}}
== Research Facilities ==
{{IN Research Facilities Intro|Tippecanoe}}
=== Archives ===
{{IN Archives Intro|Tippecanoe}}
=== Family History Centers ===
{{Family History Centers Intro}}
'''West Lafayette Indiana Family History Center'''<br>3224 Jasper St West<br>Lafayette IN 47906<br>Phone: 765-463-5079<br>Email: [mailto:IN_Lafayette@familyhistorymail.org IN_Lafayette@familyhistorymail.org]<br>[[West Lafayette Indiana Family History Center|Website]]
=== Libraries ===
{{IN Libraries Intro|Tippecanoe}}
'''Tippecanoe County Public Library'''<br>Downtown Branch<br>627 South Street<br>Lafayette, IN 47901<br>Phone: 765-429-0100<br>[http://www.tcpl.lib.in.us/ Website] (and other branch locations)
=== Museums ===
{{IN Museums Intro|Tippecanoe}}
== Societies ==
{{IN Societies Intro|Tippecanoe}}
'''Shelby Township Historical Association'''<br>7537 U.S. Highway 52 W.<br>West Lafayette, IN 47906<br>Phone: 765-583-2165
== Websites ==
{{IN Websites Intro|Tippecanoe}}
* [https://secure.in.gov/apps/iara/search/ Indiana Digital Archives] Search by name in all records or specific collections* [http://images.indianahistory.org/cdm Indiana Historical Society Digital Collections] Extensive - keyword searches suggested* [https://digital.library.in.gov/Web/CollectionsAcrossIndiana Indiana Memory] Click the map or select a statewide collection* [https://digital.statelib.lib.in.us/legacy/indexes.aspx List of indexes and databases] at [https://www.in.gov/library/ Indiana State Library]* [http://www.indgensoc.org/membersonly/county/index.php Indiana Genealogical Society Databases] Select a county
*[https://www.everynameindex.com/free_indexes/indiana_counties Every Name Index.com] Online indexes for county histories. Select a county
*[http://usgwarchives.net/in/tippecan/tippecan.html USGenWeb], Tippecanoe County
*[http://www.ingenweb.org/intippecanoe/ InGenWeb], Tippecanoe County
*{{FHL Place IDNum|198142|Indiana|Tippecanoe}} – The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records.
 == Research Guides ==
{{IN Research Guides Intro|Tippecanoe}}
== References ==
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