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St Joseph County, Indiana Facts

StJoseph County

When was St Joseph County, IN Created?
St Joseph County was established on January 29, 1830 from Unorganized Land (becoming effective April 1, 1830).

What is the County Seat of St Joseph County, IN?
The County Seat is located in South Bend also, the county government website is www.stjosephcountyindiana.com/ .

What counties are adjacent to St Joseph County, IN?
Bordering Counties are  Berrien County, Michigan, Cass County, Michigan, Elkhart County, Marshall County, Starke County, LaPorte County.


St Joseph County, IN Vital Records

Where can find St Joseph County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
St Joseph 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 St Joseph 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 St Joseph County Department of Health, 227 W. Jefferson Blvd., Rm 825, South Bend, In 46601-1870 ; Phone: 574-235-9750 ; maintains and provides Certified Birth and Death Records. They have Birth & Death Records from 1882.


St Joseph County, IN Census Records

What St Joseph 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 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

St Joseph Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. St Joseph Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. St Joseph 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


St Joseph County, IN Courthouse and Government Records


St Joseph County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the St Joseph County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of St Joseph 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 St Joseph 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.

  • St Joseph County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 101 South Main Street, South Bend, IN 46601
  • St Joseph County Clerk
    • Phone: (574) 235-9635
    • Marriage Records: 1830
    • Probate Records: 1830
    • Court Records: 1830
  • St Joseph County Recorder
    • Address: 227 W. Jefferson Blvd. Room 321, South Bend, IN 46601
    • Phone: (574) 235-9525
    • Land Records: 1830
  • BLM Land Records

St Joseph County, IN Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

What other genealogical resources are available in St Joseph County, IN?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to St Joseph 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.

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