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{{Click|File:IN ORP.png|Indiana_Online_Genealogy_Records}}  {{Infobox U.S. County | county = Noble County | county_map = | state = Indiana | state_map = Indiana.png | latd = | longd = | founded year = 1835 | founded date = February 7 | seat = Albion | building image = Noble County Indiana Courthouse.jpg | building address = [http://nobleco.squarespace.com/ Noble County Courthouse]<br>101 N Orange Street<br>Albion, IN 46701-1097<br>Phone: 219.636.2736<br> [http://www.Noblecounty.us/ '''Website'''] | adoption_sign = Adoption Indiana Genealogical Society}}  
 
{{Click|File:IN ORP.png|Indiana_Online_Genealogy_Records}}  {{Infobox U.S. County | county = Noble County | county_map = | state = Indiana | state_map = Indiana.png | latd = | longd = | founded year = 1835 | founded date = February 7 | seat = Albion | building image = Noble County Indiana Courthouse.jpg | building address = [http://nobleco.squarespace.com/ Noble County Courthouse]<br>101 N Orange Street<br>Albion, IN 46701-1097<br>Phone: 219.636.2736<br> [http://www.Noblecounty.us/ '''Website'''] | adoption_sign = Adoption Indiana Genealogical Society}}  
  
== Historical Facts  ==
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=== Historical Facts  ===
  
 
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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed 7 February 1835 from [[Elkhart County, Indiana Genealogy|Elkhart]], [[La Grange County, Indiana Genealogy|La Grange]] and [[Allen County, Indiana Genealogy|Allen ]]<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref> <br>  
 
*'''Parent Counties''': Formed 7 February 1835 from [[Elkhart County, Indiana Genealogy|Elkhart]], [[La Grange County, Indiana Genealogy|La Grange]] and [[Allen County, Indiana Genealogy|Allen ]]<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref> <br>  
*'''County Seat: ''' Albion <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Noble County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noble_County,_Indiana (accessed 10 May 2012).</ref><br>  
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*'''County Seat: ''' Albion <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Noble County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noble_County,_Indiana (accessed 10 May 2012).</ref><br>
 
 
  
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
[[Elkhart County, Indiana Genealogy|Elkhart]] {{•}}
 
[[La Grange County, Indiana Genealogy|La Grange]] {{•}}
 
[[Steuben County, Indiana Genealogy|Steuben]] {{•}}
 
[[DeKalb County, Indiana Genealogy|DeKalb]] {{•}}
 
[[Allen County, Indiana Genealogy|Allen]] {{•}}
 
[[Whitley County, Indiana Genealogy|Whitley]] {{•}}
 
[[Kosciusko County, Indiana Genealogy|Kosciusko]]
 
  
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[[Elkhart County, Indiana Genealogy|Elkhart]] {{•}} [[La Grange County, Indiana Genealogy|La Grange]] {{•}} [[Steuben County, Indiana Genealogy|Steuben]] {{•}} [[DeKalb County, Indiana Genealogy|DeKalb]] {{•}} [[Allen County, Indiana Genealogy|Allen]] {{•}} [[Whitley County, Indiana Genealogy|Whitley]] {{•}} [[Kosciusko County, Indiana Genealogy|Kosciusko]]
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
 
For animated maps illustrating Indiana County boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/indiana/ "Rotating Formation Indiana County Boundary Maps"] (1790-1873) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.  
 
For animated maps illustrating Indiana County boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/indiana/ "Rotating Formation Indiana County Boundary Maps"] (1790-1873) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.  
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
'''1843 and 1859''' -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged. For a list of record loss in Indiana Counties see: [http://www.genealogyinc.com/indiana/in-counties/#courthouse Indiana Counties with Burned Courthouses]
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'''1843 and 1859''' -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged. For a list of record loss in Indiana Counties see: [http://www.genealogyinc.com/indiana/in-counties/#courthouse Indiana Counties with Burned Courthouses]  
 
 
  
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*[[Burned Counties Research|Burned Counties Research in FamilySearch Wiki]]  
 
*[[Burned Counties Research|Burned Counties Research in FamilySearch Wiki]]  

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United States Gotoarrow.png Indiana Gotoarrow.png Noble County

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

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Noble County, Indiana
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Map of the U.S. highlighting Indiana
Location of Indiana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 7, 1835
County Seat Albion
Courthouse
Noble County Indiana Courthouse.jpg
Address Noble County Courthouse
101 N Orange Street
Albion, IN 46701-1097
Phone: 219.636.2736
Website
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Historical Facts[edit | edit source]

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Land
Probate
1882*
1859*
1882*
1834
1854
*For earlier dates,

try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries


Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Elkhart  • La Grange  • Steuben  • DeKalb  • Allen  • Whitley  • Kosciusko

Template:INNoble,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.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

1843 and 1859 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged. For a list of record loss in Indiana Counties see: Indiana Counties with Burned Courthouses


For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Census Records[edit | edit source]

For tips on accessing Noble 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.

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 Noble County, Indiana Genealogy Church Records in online catalogs like:


Court Records[edit | edit source]

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]

  • Counties of La Grange and Noble, Indiana: Historical and Biographical. (Salem, Mass: Higginson Book Co, 1993.) 977.27 H2c FHL US/CAN Book other libraries INTERNET ARCHIVE
  • Alvord, Samuel E., Alvord's history of Noble County, Indiana: to which is appended a comprehensive compendium of local biography - memoirs of representative men and women of the county, whose works of merit have made their names imperishable, (Reprint. Originally published: Logansport, Indiana: B. F. Bowen, Publisher, 1902. 602, 53 p.[76] leaves. ill., facsims., ports.)977.276 H2a FHL US/CAN Book 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.


Maps[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Civil War

Civil War service men from Noble 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 Noble County.

Civil War Book

  • "The First Call for Troops" in Counties of La Grange and Noble, Indiana: Historical and Biographicall. (Salem, Mass: Higginson Book Co, 1993.) 977.27 H2c FHL US/CAN Book page 89-116,FHL Collection other library INTERNET ARCHIVE

World War I

World War II

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 Noble County, Indiana Genealogy Probate Records in online catalogs like:


Naturalization[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

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 Noble County courthouse. For more information, see Indiana Probate Records. Online Records


Finding More Probate Records[edit source]

Additional probate records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Noble 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]

Noble County Courthouse

Noble County Indiana Courthouse.jpg


101 N Orange Street
Albion, IN 46701-1097
Phone: 219.636.2736

County Health Department has birth and death records.
County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate
and court records from 1859.
County Auditor has land records
City Clerk has burial records. [3]

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]

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.

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 Noble 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.


  • Noble County Vital Records Site.This site includes Divorces, Obituaries, Biographies, Guardianship, Probate Index, Births, Deaths, Marriages, School Records, Military, Cemeteries, Settlers, Census, Neighbors, and Wills Index.

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 Noble County, Indiana Genealogy Vital Records in online catalogs like:



Web Sites[edit | edit source]

Places[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Noble County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noble_County,_Indiana (accessed 10 May 2012).
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Noble County, Indiana 215 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.