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Guide to '''Newton County, Indiana ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.<br>  
 
Guide to '''Newton County, Indiana ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.<br>  
{{Click|File:IN ORP.png|Indiana_Online_Genealogy_Records}}  {{Infobox U.S. County | county = Newton County | county_map = | state = Indiana | state_map = Indiana.png | latd = | longd = | founded year = 1835 | founded date = February 7 | seat = Kentland | building image = | building address = [http://www.newtoncountyin.com/gov_services.htm Newton County Courthouse]<br>Courthouse Sq<br>PO Box 49<br>Kentland, IN 47951<br>Phone: 219.474.6081<br>[http://www.Newtoncounty.us/ '''Website'''] | adoption_sign = Adoption Indiana Genealogical Society}}  
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{{Click|File:IN ORP.png|Indiana_Online_Genealogy_Records}}  {{Infobox U.S. County | county = Newton County | county_map = | state = Indiana | state_map = Indiana.png | latd = | longd = | founded year = 1835 | founded date = February 7 | seat = Kentland | building image = | building address = [http://www.in.gov/judiciary/2915.htm Newton County Courthouse]<br>Courthouse Square<br>PO Box 49<br>Kentland, IN 47951<br>Phone: 219-474-6081<br>[http://www.newtoncounty.in.gov/ '''Website'''] | adoption_sign = Adoption Indiana Genealogical Society}}  
  
 
=== Historical Facts  ===
 
=== Historical Facts  ===
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{{Census|Indiana}}  
 
{{Census|Indiana}}  
  
*Index to Mortality Schedule (1860) [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])<br>
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*Index to Mortality Schedule (1860, 1870), [http://www.indgensoc.org/membersonly/county/index.php#newton Indiana Genealogical Society] ($)<br>
*Index to Defective, Dependent &amp; Delinquent Census (1880) [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])  
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*Index to Defective, Dependent &amp; Delinquent Census (1880), [http://www.indgensoc.org/membersonly/county/index.php#newton Indiana Genealogical Society] ($)  
*Early Settlers of Newton County (1831-1859)  [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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*Early Settlers of Newton County (1831-1859), [http://www.indgensoc.org/membersonly/county/index.php#newton Indiana Genealogical Society] ($)
  
 
=== Church Records  ===
 
=== Church Records  ===
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=== Court Records  ===
 
=== Court Records  ===
  
Newton County Courthouse<br>201 N. 3rd Street<br>PO Box 49<br>Kentland, Indiana 47951<br>Phone: 219-474-6081<br>Fax: 219-474-5749<br>[http://www.newtoncountyin.com/ Newton County]<br>Hours: 8AM-4PM  
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[http://www.in.gov/judiciary/2915.htm Newton County Courthouse]<br>201 N. 3rd Street<br>PO Box 49<br>Kentland, IN 47951<br>Phone: 219-474-6081<br>Fax: 219-474-5749<br>Hours: 8AM-4PM  
  
 
Assessor, Clerk, Recorder, Treasurer and Circuit Superior Court: Criminal Court Records, Civil, Small Claims, Probate
 
Assessor, Clerk, Recorder, Treasurer and Circuit Superior Court: Criminal Court Records, Civil, Small Claims, Probate
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=== Directories  ===
 
=== Directories  ===
  
*Directory of Businesses in Newton County, Indiana (1884) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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*Directory of Businesses in Newton County, Indiana (1884), [http://www.indgensoc.org/membersonly/county/index.php#newton Indiana Genealogical Society] ($)
  
 
=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
 
=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
*[http://everynameindex.com/NewtonCoIN.html Every Name Index to Counties of Warren, Benton, Jasper and Newton, Indiana]. Every Name Index compiled by Cathy L. O'Connor, 2008; original text by F. A. Battey Co., 1883; reproduction of Unigraphic, Inc., 1973][http://www.everynameindex.com EveryNameIndex.com]
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*[http://everynameindex.com/NewtonCoIN.html Every Name Index to Counties of Warren, Benton, Jasper and Newton, Indiana]. Every Name Index compiled by Cathy L. O'Connor, 2008; original text by F. A. Battey Co., 1883; reproduction of Unigraphic, Inc., 1973], [http://www.everynameindex.com EveryNameIndex.com]
  
*F.A. Battey Co. ''Counties of Warren, Benton, Jasper and Newton, Indiana: Historical and Biographical. ''(Chicago: F.A. Battey &amp; Co, 2008.) also (Digital images of original published: Mt. Vernon, IN: Windmill Publications, 1994. viii, 810 p.: ill., ports.28 cm. The original is a reprint. It was originally published: Chicago: F.A. Battey, 1883.) {{FHL|1400205|item|disp=FHL Collection}} Digital versions at {{FSbook|63654}} [http://www.worldcat.org/title/counties-of-warren-benton-jasper-and-newton-indiana-historical-and-biographical/oclc/51022557&referer=brief_results other library] [http://www.archive.org/stream/cu31924028850010#page/n5/mode/2up Internet Archive]<br>
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*F.A. Battey Co. ''Counties of Warren, Benton, Jasper and Newton, Indiana: Historical and Biographical. ''(Chicago: F.A. Battey &amp; Co, 2008.) also (Digital images of original published: Mt. Vernon, IN: Windmill Publications, 1994. viii, 810 p.: ill., ports.28 cm. The original is a reprint. It was originally published: Chicago: F.A. Battey, 1883.) {{FHL|1400205|item|disp=FHL Collection}}, Digital versions at {{FSbook|63654}}, [http://www.worldcat.org/title/counties-of-warren-benton-jasper-and-newton-indiana-historical-and-biographical/oclc/51022557&referer=brief_results Other Libraries][http://www.archive.org/stream/cu31924028850010#page/n5/mode/2up Internet Archive]<br>
  
*''Biographical history of Tippecanoe, White, Jasper, Newton, Benton, Warren and Pulaski counties'', (Indiana. 2003. La Crosse WI: Brookhaven Press.) FHL US/CAN Film 1731988 {{FHL|264889|item|disp=FHL Collection}}[http://www.worldcat.org/title/biographical-history-of-tippecanoe-white-jasper-newton-benton-warren-and-pulaski-counties-indiana/oclc/367763269&referer=brief_results other library]vol.1[http://books.google.com/books?id=T-4tILnpZrIC&printsec=frontcover&dq=editions:i_GVFvJT8moC&hl=en&ei=5NOPTOzZAoH6sAPotriyDg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CDAQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q&f=false Google books] vol.2 [http://books.google.com/books?id=NhUVAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA974&dq=family+OR+records+OR+genealogy+OR+ancestor+-sir+-isaac+intitle:newton&hl=en&ei=xtGPTNaSGpDQsAOY6oCyDg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=10&ved=0CFcQ6AEwCTge#v=onepage&q=family%20OR%20records%20OR%20genealogy%20OR%20ancestor%20-sir%20-isaac%20intitle%3Anewton&f=false Google books]
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*''Biographical history of Tippecanoe, White, Jasper, Newton, Benton, Warren and Pulaski counties'', (Indiana. 2003. La Crosse WI: Brookhaven Press.) FHL US/CAN Film 1731988 {{FHL|264889|item|disp=FHL Collection}}, [http://www.worldcat.org/title/biographical-history-of-tippecanoe-white-jasper-newton-benton-warren-and-pulaski-counties-indiana/oclc/367763269&referer=brief_results Other Libraries], Vol.1 [http://books.google.com/books?id=T-4tILnpZrIC&printsec=frontcover&dq=editions:i_GVFvJT8moC&hl=en&ei=5NOPTOzZAoH6sAPotriyDg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CDAQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q&f=false Google Books], vol.2 [http://books.google.com/books?id=NhUVAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA974&dq=family+OR+records+OR+genealogy+OR+ancestor+-sir+-isaac+intitle:newton&hl=en&ei=xtGPTNaSGpDQsAOY6oCyDg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=10&ved=0CFcQ6AEwCTge#v=onepage&q=family%20OR%20records%20OR%20genealogy%20OR%20ancestor%20-sir%20-isaac%20intitle%3Anewton&f=false Google Books]
  
 
=== Land and Property  ===
 
=== Land and Property  ===
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Civil War Books  
 
Civil War Books  
  
*"Newton County in the War" in F.A. Battey Co. ''Counties of Warren, Benton, Jasper and Newton, Indiana: Historical and Biographical. ''(Chicago: F.A. Battey Co, 2008.) also (Digital images of original published: Mt. Vernon, IN: Windmill Publications, 1994. viii, 810 p.ill., ports.28 cm. The original is a reprint. It was originally published: Chicago: F.A. Battey, 1883.)page 685-955, {{FHL|1400205|item|disp=FHL Collection}}Digital Versions at {{FSbook|63654}} [http://www.worldcat.org/title/counties-of-warren-benton-jasper-and-newton-indiana-historical-and-biographical/oclc/51022557&referer=brief_results other library][http://www.archive.org/stream/cu31924028850010#page/n5/mode/2up Internet Archive]<br>
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*"Newton County in the War" in F.A. Battey Co. ''Counties of Warren, Benton, Jasper and Newton, Indiana: Historical and Biographical. ''(Chicago: F.A. Battey Co, 2008.) also (Digital images of original published: Mt. Vernon, IN: Windmill Publications, 1994. viii, 810 p.ill., ports.28 cm. The original is a reprint. It was originally published: Chicago: F.A. Battey, 1883.)page 685-955, {{FHL|1400205|item|disp=FHL Collection}}, Digital versions at {{FSbook|63654}} [http://www.worldcat.org/title/counties-of-warren-benton-jasper-and-newton-indiana-historical-and-biographical/oclc/51022557&referer=brief_results Other Libraries], [http://www.archive.org/stream/cu31924028850010#page/n5/mode/2up Internet Archive]<br>
  
 
World War I  
 
World War I  
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=== Occupations<br>  ===
 
=== Occupations<br>  ===
  
*Civilian Support Officials In World War II (1941-1945)  [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])<br>
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*Civilian Support Officials In World War II (1941-1945), [http://www.indgensoc.org/membersonly/county/index.php#newton Indiana Genealogical Society] ($)<br>
  
 
=== Probate Records  ===
 
=== Probate Records  ===
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{{IN Probate Intro|Newton}}  
 
{{IN Probate Intro|Newton}}  
 
'''Online Records'''
 
'''Online Records'''
*'''1798 – 1999''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9045 Indiana Wills and Probate Records 1798-1999] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images '''$'''
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*'''1798 – 1999''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9045 Indiana Wills and Probate Records 1798-1999] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images ($)
  
  
{{IN Probate Repositories}}
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{{IN Probate Repositories|Newton|878366}}
  
 
=== Public Records  ===
 
=== Public Records  ===
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==== School Records  ====
 
==== School Records  ====
  
*Directory of Teachers (1936)  [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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*Directory of Teachers (1936), [http://www.indgensoc.org/membersonly/county/index.php#newton Indiana Genealogical Society] ($)
  
 
==== Voter Registration  ====
 
==== Voter Registration  ====
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==== County Courthouse  ====
 
==== County Courthouse  ====
  
[http://www.newtoncountyin.com/gov_services.htm Newton County Courthouse]<br>Courthouse Sq; PO Box 49<br>Kentland, IN 47951<br>Phone: 219.474.6081<br><br>Attached to St. Joseph, Warren and White Counties <br>before re-creation &amp; organization from Jasper County 8 Dec 1859.<br>County Clerk has marriage, divorce, <br>probate and court records from 1860.<br>County Health Department has birth and death<br>records from 1882. <br>County Recorder has land records from 1860. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Newton County, Indiana 215 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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[http://www.in.gov/judiciary/2915.htm Newton County Courthouse]<br>Courthouse Square; PO Box 49<br>Kentland, IN 47951<br>Phone: 219-474-6081<br><br>County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1860. County Health Department has birth and death records from 1882. County Recorder has land records from 1860. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Newton County, Indiana 215 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
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==== Societies  ====
 
==== Societies  ====
  
'''Newton County Historical Society'''<br>508 N Third Street<br>Kentland 47951<br><br>
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'''Newton County Historical Society'''<br>508 N Third Street<br>Kentland, IN 47951<br><br>
 
 
'''Newton County Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 303<br>310 Seymour Street<br>Kentland, IN 47951<br>Phone:219-474-6944<br>Email:[mailto:newtonhs@ffni.com]<br>[http://www.ingenweb.org/innewton/NewtonCountyHistoricalSociety.html Website]<br><br>
 
 
 
  
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'''Newton County Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 303<br>310 Seymour Street<br>Kentland, IN 47951<br>Phone: 219-474-6944<br>Email: [mailto:newtonhs@ffni.com newtonhs@ffni.com]<br>[http://www.ingenweb.org/innewton/NewtonCountyHistoricalSociety.html Website]<br><br>
  
  
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{{IN Tax End}}  
 
{{IN Tax End}}  
  
{{Template:IN Tax Repositories WC}}  
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{{IN Tax Repositories WC|Newton}}  
  
 
=== Vital Records  ===
 
=== Vital Records  ===
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*'''1780-1992''' {{RecordSearch|1674830|Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992}} - FamilySearch  <br>  
 
*'''1780-1992''' {{RecordSearch|1674830|Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992}} - FamilySearch  <br>  
  
*'''1802-1892''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7852&cj=1&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 Indiana Marriages, 1802-1892] - Ancestry.com $ <br>
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*'''1802-1892''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7852&cj=1&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 Indiana Marriages, 1802-1892] - Ancestry.com ($) <br>
  
 
*'''1811-2007''' {{RecordSearch|1410397|Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1811-2007''' {{RecordSearch|1410397|Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/indiana/newton-county/ Newton County, IN History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]  
 
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/indiana/newton-county/ Newton County, IN History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]  
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*[http://www.ingenweb.org/innewton/ INGenWeb], Newton County
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/in/newton/newton.html USGenWEb], Newton County
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*{{FHL|United%20States%2C%20Indiana%2C%20Newton|place|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}, Newton County
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Newton/ Newton County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History](Linkpendium)
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*[http://www.everynameindex.com EveryNameIndex.com], Free online genealogy indexes for those big old county histories.
 
*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/116137955399210084448 Indiana Genealogy Network Community on Google+]  
 
*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/116137955399210084448 Indiana Genealogy Network Community on Google+]  
*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/208669295836038/ Indiana Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]  
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/208669295836038/ Indiana Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
 
*{{FHL|Indiana%2C+Newton|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Newton/ Newton County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History](Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.everynameindex.com EveryNameIndex.com]Free online genealogy indexes for those big old county histories.
 
  
 
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=== Places  ===
 
=== Places  ===
  
Brook, IN  
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Brook, IN<br>
 
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Goodland, IN<br>
Goodland, IN  
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Kentland, IN<br>
 
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Lake Village, IN<br>
Kentland, IN  
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Mount Ayr, IN<br>
 
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Roselawn, IN<br>
Lake Village, IN  
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Sumava Resorts, IN <br>
 
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Thayer, IN <br>
Mount Ayr, IN  
 
 
 
Roselawn, IN  
 
 
 
Sumava Resorts, IN  
 
 
 
Thayer, IN  
 
  
 
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Revision as of 19:23, 30 June 2016

United States Gotoarrow.png Indiana Gotoarrow.png Newton County

Guide to Newton County, Indiana ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Newton County, Indiana
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Indiana
Location of Indiana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 7, 1835
County Seat Kentland
Courthouse
Address Newton County Courthouse
Courthouse Square
PO Box 49
Kentland, IN 47951
Phone: 219-474-6081
Website
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Historical Facts[edit | edit source]

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Land
Probate
1882*
1860*
1882*
1838
1860
*For earlier dates,

try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

  • Parent Counties: Formed from unorganized territory (St. Joseph/Warren/White) in 1835, then abolished in 1839 and reformed from Jasper in 1859.[1]
  • County Seat: Kentland [2]


Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Lake  • Jasper  • Benton  • Iroquois  • Kankakee


Template:INNewton,Indiana Clickable Neighbors

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

For animated maps illustrating Indiana County boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Indiana County Boundary Maps" (1790-1873) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

"The original Newton County was formed by statute on February 7, 1835, and was a roughly square area some 30 miles on a side, encompassing what is now the northern half of the county, the northern half of Jasper County, and a large section to the north. The northern border was cut back to the Kankakee River on February 1, 1836, with all land north of the Kankakee River going to Lake and Porter counties. The county was abolished and combined with Jasper County in 1839. On December 8, 1859, the county was re-created and the borders were redrawn to essentially their current state." [3]

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Beaver City Cemetery (Aka: Smith Cemetery)
Buswell Cemetery, Kentland (Aka: Mount Zion)
Doran Cemetery
Fairlawn Cemetery, Kentland
Goodland Cemetery, Goodland
Kennedy Cemetery
Lake Village Cemetery, Lake Village  (Aka: Lake Township Cemetery)
Morgan Cemetery (Aka: Tracey Cemetery)
Morocco Cemetery, Morocco
Mount Calvary, Goodland
Murphy Cemetery, Morocco (Aka: West Cemetery)
North Star Cemetery, Mount Ayr
Oakland Cemetery, Morocco (Aka: North Cemetery)
Pleasant Grove Cemetery
Porter Cemetery, Morocco
Prairie Vine Cemetery, Morocco
Riverside Cemetery, Brook 
Roselawn Cemetery, Roselawn (Aka: Lincoln Township Cemetery)
Russell Chapel Cemetery
Saint Josephs Cemetery, Kentland
Sell Cemetery, Brook
Saints Peter & Paul Cemetery, Goodland


Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
INGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
Billion Graves
See Indiana Cemeteries for more information.

Census Records[edit | edit source]

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

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Most church records are held by individual churches. For contact information, check a phone directory, such as SearchBug or Dex Knows. Some denominations are gathering their records into a central repository.


For more information about these major repositories, see Indiana Church Records.


Finding More Church Records[edit source]

Additional church records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Newton County, Indiana Genealogy Church Records in online catalogs like:


Court Records[edit | edit source]

Newton County Courthouse
201 N. 3rd Street
PO Box 49
Kentland, IN 47951
Phone: 219-474-6081
Fax: 219-474-5749
Hours: 8AM-4PM

Assessor, Clerk, Recorder, Treasurer and Circuit Superior Court: Criminal Court Records, Civil, Small Claims, Probate

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Ethnic and Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

  • F.A. Battey Co. Counties of Warren, Benton, Jasper and Newton, Indiana: Historical and Biographical. (Chicago: F.A. Battey & Co, 2008.) also (Digital images of original published: Mt. Vernon, IN: Windmill Publications, 1994. viii, 810 p.: ill., ports.28 cm. The original is a reprint. It was originally published: Chicago: F.A. Battey, 1883.) FHL Collection, Digital versions at FamilySearch Digital Library, Other Libraries, Internet Archive

Land and Property[edit | edit source]

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

After land was transferred from the government to private ownership, subsequent transactions were recorded at the courthouse, where records are currently housed.

See Indiana Land and Property for additional information about early Indiana land grants and patents.


Finding More Land Records[edit source]

Additional land records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Newton County, Indiana Genealogy Probate Records in online catalogs like:


Maps[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Civil War

Civil War service men from Newton 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 Newton County.

Civil War Books

  • "Newton County in the War" in F.A. Battey Co. Counties of Warren, Benton, Jasper and Newton, Indiana: Historical and Biographical. (Chicago: F.A. Battey Co, 2008.) also (Digital images of original published: Mt. Vernon, IN: Windmill Publications, 1994. viii, 810 p.ill., ports.28 cm. The original is a reprint. It was originally published: Chicago: F.A. Battey, 1883.)page 685-955, FHL Collection, Digital versions at FamilySearch Digital Library Other Libraries, Internet Archive

World War I

World War II

Naturalization[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Occupations
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Probate Records[edit | edit source]

In most counties in Indiana, probate records have been kept by the county clerk of the circuit court. They include wills, fee books, claim registers, legacy records, inheritance records, probate ticklers, and dockets. The records are available at the county courthouse.


Online Records


Finding More Probate Records[edit source]

Additional probate records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Newton County, Indiana Genealogy Probate Records in online catalogs like:

Public Records[edit | edit source]

School Records[edit | edit source]

Voter Registration[edit | edit source]

Repositories[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Newton County Courthouse
Courthouse Square; PO Box 49
Kentland, IN 47951
Phone: 219-474-6081

County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1860. County Health Department has birth and death records from 1882. County Recorder has land records from 1860. [4]

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

For additional nearby Family History Centers, search online in the Family History Center directory.

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

Newton County Historical Society
508 N Third Street
Kentland, IN 47951

Newton County Historical Society
PO Box 303
310 Seymour Street
Kentland, IN 47951
Phone: 219-474-6944
Email: newtonhs@ffni.com
Website


Taxation[edit | edit source]

Indiana tax records complement land records and can be used in place of censuses or to supplement the years between censuses. Because only persons who owned taxable property were listed, many residents were not included in tax lists. There may also be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties.


For more information see the wiki page Indiana Taxation.

Finding More Tax Records[edit source]

Additional tax records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Newton County, Indiana Genealogy Tax Records in online catalogs like:


Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Indiana law in 1882 required registration of births and deaths in counties. The Indiana Department of Health has birth records filed after October 1907 and death records filed after January 1900 for deaths. Copies may be obtained from the county health department or the Indiana State Division of Vital Records. See also How to order Indiana Vital Records or order electronically online.

Marriage licenses were required by counties beginning in 1800. Original marriage records are held at the office of the Newton County, Indiana Genealogy County Clerk with divorce records located with the Newton County, Indiana Genealogy Clerk of Courts.

Birth Records[edit | edit source]

Marriage Records[edit | edit source]

Death Records[edit | edit source]

Finding Vital Records at Other Repositories

Additional vital records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Newton County, Indiana Genealogy Vital Records in online catalogs like:


Web Sites[edit | edit source]


Places[edit | edit source]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Ancestry.com wiki contributors, "Newton County, Indiana" in Ancestry.com: Wiki at http://www.ancestry.com/wiki/index.php?title=Newton _County,_Indiana (accessed 4 August 2012).
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Newton County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newton_County,_Indiana (accessed 10 May 2012).
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "Newton County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newton_County,_Indiana (accessed 10 May 2012).
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Newton County, Indiana 215 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.