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When was Jay County, IN Created?
Jay County was established on March 1, 1836 from Adams New Purchase. This county was named for John Jay, first Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court.
What cities and towns are in Jay County, IN?
Cities and towns located in the County include Bryant, Pennville, Portland, Redkey, Salamonia, Dunkirk.
What Townships are in Jay County, IN?
Townships located in the County include Bearcreek, Greene, Jackson, Jefferson, Knox, Madison, Noble, Penn, Pike, Richland, Wabash, Wayne.
Where can find Jay County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Jay 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 Jay 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 Jay County Department of Health, 504 W. Arch St., Portland, IN 47371 ; Phone: 260-726-8080 ; maintains and provides Certified Birth and Death Records. They have Birth & Death Records from 1882.
What Jay 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.
Jay Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Jay Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Jay 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
What genealogical records can I find in the Jay County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Jay County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Indiana Corthouse Records Research Guide.
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Jay County, IN?
A list of Jay County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Indiana Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
Where can I connect with other Jay County, IN Researchers through message boards and forums?
What other genealogical resources are available in Jay County, IN?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Jay 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.