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Starke County, Indiana family history and genealogy research page. Locate links to record collections, history, and genealogy sources to aid you track your own Starke Co., ancestors. Start now by building a Free Family Tree.
Starke County was founded on January 15, 1844 from St. Joseph County and Unorganized Land (effective until January 15, 1850). This county was named for Gen. John Stark, hero of the American Revolutionary War.
Counties bordering Starke County are LaPorte County (north), St. Joseph County (northeast), Marshall County (east), Fulton County (southeast), Pulaski County (south), Jasper County (west), Porter County (northwest).
Cities, Towns & Communities located in Starke County include Hamlet, Knox, North Judson.
Townships located in Starke County include California, Center, Davis, Jackson, North Bend, Oregon, Railroad, Washington, Wayne.
Starke 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 Starke 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 Application to mail.
Starke County consists of Federal Census Schedules to guide in looking into your family tree. Federal Population Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Starke Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Starke Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Starke Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research.
A list of Starke County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.
Genealogist typically overlook the importance of Starke County court, probate, and land records data as a resource of genealogical information and facts. Buried away in Indiana courthouses and archives just about everywhere tend to be the desires and frustrations of many Indiana inhabitants.
The odds are great that your chosen ancestors have left a comprehensive record of at least quite a few facets of their lives in the Starke County court records. Even if your forefathers is not brought up in a Court case, consider all of the other methods which may have lead to him or her appearing in court records.
The below details shows what birth, death, marriage, land, wills, and legal records are typically in Starke County. The dates indicated listed below are the first widely known records for this particular county.
The following are links to Genealogy and family history, Records and Resources relevant to Starke County. A lot of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business oriented Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some require a cost. This is simply a directory which has been collected or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site over another. Feel free to provide your own most liked Starke County genealogy or family history related sites.