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Blackford County, Indiana
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Blackford County, Indiana Facts

Blackford County

When was Blackford County, IN Created?
Blackford County was established on February 18, 1839 from Jay County.

What is the County Seat of Blackford County, IN?
The County Seat is located in Hartford City also, the county government website is .

What counties are adjacent to Blackford County, IN?
Bordering Counties are  Wells County, Jay County, Delaware County, Grant County.

Blackford County, IN Vital Records

Where can find Blackford County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Blackford County vital records can be found at the Indiana Office of Vital Records which has copies of birth and death records. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Indiana for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Blackford County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Indiana Birth Certificate or Death Certificate Applications to mail.

Vital Records can also be found in the Blackford County Department of Health, Blackford County Health Dept., 506 E. VanCleve, Hartford City, IN 47348 ; Phone: 765-348-4317 ; maintains and provides Certified Birth and Death Records. They have Birth & Death Records from 1882.

Blackford County, IN Census Records

What Blackford County, IN census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Adams County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Blackford Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Blackford Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Blackford Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Indiana Census Records Research Guide

Blackford County, IN Courthouse and Government Records

Blackford County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Blackford County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Blackford County court, probate, and land records data as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in Indiana courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless Indiana residents.

The possibilities are excellent that your forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least a number of facets of their lives in the Blackford County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her to appear in court records. See Also Indiana Corthouse Records Research Guide.

  • Blackford County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address:110 West Washington St., Hartford City, IN 47348
  • Blackford County Clerk
    • Phone: 765-348-1130
    • Marriage Records: 1839
    • Probate Records: 1839
    • Court Records: 1839
  • Blackford County Recorder
    • Phone: 765-348-2207
    • Land Records: 1836
  • BLM Land Records

Blackford County, IN Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Blackford County, IN?
A list of Blackford County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Indiana Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Blackford County, IN Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Blackford County, IN?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Blackford County. These genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Commercial Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some require a cost. This is simply a collection that has been gathered or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site over another.

Blackford Co. IN Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Blackford Co. IN Books, Newspapers & Publications

Blackford Co. IN Cemeteries & Church Records

Blackford Co. IN Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Blackford Co. IN General and History Websites

Blackford Co. IN Military Records

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