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Guide to '''Noble County, Indiana ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.<br>
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Guide to '''Noble County, Indiana ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
{{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://www.in.gov/judiciary/2914.htm Noble County Courthouse]<br>101 N Orange Street<br>Albion, IN 46701-1097<br>Phone: 219.636.2736<br> [http://nobleco.squarespace.com/ '''Website'''] | adoption_sign = Adoption Indiana Genealogical Society}}
 
  
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|county seat= Albion
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|parent county= [[Elkhart County, Indiana Genealogy|Elkhart]], [[La Grange County, Indiana Genealogy|La Grange]], [[Allen County, Indiana Genealogy|Allen]]<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Indiana. {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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|county1= [[Elkhart County, Indiana Genealogy|Elkhart]]
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|county2= [[La Grange County, Indiana Genealogy|La Grange]]
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|county3= [[Steuben County, Indiana Genealogy|Steuben]]
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|county4= [[DeKalb County, Indiana Genealogy|DeKalb]]
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|county5= [[Allen County, Indiana Genealogy|Allen]]
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|county6= [[Whitley County, Indiana Genealogy|Whitley]]
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|county7= [[Kosciusko County, Indiana Genealogy|Kosciusko]]</br><center>[[Noble County, Indiana Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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== County Information ==
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=== Description ===
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Noble County was named for Governor Noah Noble. It is located in the northeastern area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Noble County," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noble_County,_Indiana (accessed 30 March 2017).</ref>
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{IN Courthouse Intro|Noble}}
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''' Noble County Courthouse'''<br>101 North Orange Street<br>Albion, IN 46701-1097<br>Phone: 219-636-2736<br> [http://nobleco.squarespace.com/ Noble County Website]<br><br>
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'''Noble County Health Department'''<br>
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2090 North State Road 9, Suite C<br>
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Albion, IN, 46701<br>
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Health Officer: Terry Gaff, MD<br>
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Phone: 260-636-2191<br>
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Fax: 260-636-2192<br>
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Email: lgray@nobleco.us <br>
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[http://nobleco.squarespace.com/health-dept/ Health Department]<br><br>
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County Health Department has birth and death records.<br>County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1859.<br>County Auditor has land records.<br>City Clerk has burial records. <ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Indiana.{{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>
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Health Department has birth records and death records.<br>Copies may be obtained from the county health department or the Indiana State Division of Vital Records.
  
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=== Noble County, Indiana Record Dates  ===
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{{IN Record Dates Intro|Noble}}
 
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Noble County, Indiana. Page 211-218 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 208-211.</ref></center>
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Indiana. {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref></center>
 
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| colspan="7"| <center>Statewide registration for births in 1907 and deaths in Oct 1899. General compliance by 1917.</center>
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| colspan="7"| <center>*Statewide registration for births in 1907 and deaths in Oct 1899. General compliance by 1917.</center>
 
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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>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref> <br>  
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=== Record Loss ===
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'''1843 and 1859''' -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.<br>
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{IN Boundary Changes Intro|Noble}}
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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>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Indiana. {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 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>
 
*'''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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*[http://www.mapofus.org/indiana/ Interactive Map of Indiana County Formation History] (1790-1897) - animated maps illustrating Indiana county boundary changes
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*[https://digital.newberry.org/ahcb/documents/IN_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#Individual_County_Chronologies Indiana Historical Boundary Changes] - list of all boundary changes by county provided by [https://www.newberry.org/ Newberry Library]
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==== Description ====
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{IN Populated Places Intro|Noble}}
  
The county was named for Governor Noah Noble. The County Seat is Albion and was founded 1836. It is located in the North East area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Noble County," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noble_County,_Indiana 3/30/2017.</ref>
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For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://indiana.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,113,c,noble.cfm HomeTown Locator]. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Noble County, Indiana," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noble_County,_Indiana (accessed 28 December 2019).</ref>
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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{{Populated places
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kendallville,_Indiana Kendallville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ligonier,_Indiana Ligonier]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albion,_Indiana Albion]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avilla,_Indiana Avilla]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cromwell,_Indiana Cromwell]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rome_City,_Indiana Rome City]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolcottville,_Indiana Wolcottville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ari,_Indiana Ari]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bakertown,_Indiana Bakertown]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bear_Lake,_Indiana Bear Lake]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brimfield,_Indiana Brimfield]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burr_Oak,_Noble_County,_Indiana Burr Oak]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cosperville,_Indiana Cosperville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egans_Point,_Indiana Egans Point]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ege,_Indiana Ege]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Center,_Indiana Green Center]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grismore,_Indiana Grismore]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Village,_Noble_County,_Indiana Indian Village]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LaOtto,_Indiana LaOtto]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lisbon,_Indiana Lisbon]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merriam,_Indiana Merriam]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ormas,_Indiana Ormas]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Port_Mitchell,_Indiana Port Mitchell]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swan,_Indiana Swan]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wakeville_Village,_Indiana Wakeville Village]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_Center,_Noble_County,_Indiana Washington Center]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wawaka,_Indiana Wawaka]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wayne_Center,_Indiana Wayne Center]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilmot,_Indiana Wilmot]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolf_Lake,_Indiana Wolf Lake]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kimmell,_Indiana Kimmell]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albion_Township,_Noble_County,_Indiana Albion]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allen_Township,_Noble_County,_Indiana Allen]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elkhart_Township,_Noble_County,_Indiana Elkhart]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Township,_Noble_County,_Indiana Green]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jefferson_Township,_Noble_County,_Indiana Jefferson]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noble_Township,_Noble_County,_Indiana Noble]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orange_Township,_Noble_County,_Indiana Orange]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perry_Township,_Noble_County,_Indiana Perry]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sparta_Township,_Noble_County,_Indiana Sparta]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swan_Township,_Noble_County,_Indiana Swan]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_Township,_Noble_County,_Indiana Washington]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wayne_Township,_Noble_County,_Indiana Wayne]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/York_Township,_Noble_County,_Indiana York]
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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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=== History Timeline ===
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{{IN Historical Timeline Intro|Noble}}
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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== Resources ==
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{{IN Resources Intro|Noble}}
  
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.
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{IN Bible Intro|Noble}}
  
==== Record Loss ====
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=== Biographies ===
 
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{{IN Biographies Intro|Noble}}
'''1843 and 1859''' -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.<br>
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* [https://digital.statelib.lib.in.us/legacy/search.aspx?index=1 Indiana Biography Index] at [https://www.in.gov/library/ Indiana State Library]
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== Resources  ==
 
 
 
=== Bible Records  ===
 
  
=== Biographies  ===
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{IN Business Records Intro|Noble}}
  
=== Cemeteries ===
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{IN Cemeteries Intro|Noble}}
  
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Noble County, Indiana''' online and in print</center>
| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
 
| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
 
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|478229|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Indiana/Noble-County?id=county_848 Findagrave.com]
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/search?firstname=&middlename=&lastname=&birthyear=&birthyearfilter=&deathyear=&deathyearfilter=&location=Noble+County%2C+Indiana%2C+United+States+of+America&locationId=county_848 Find a Grave]
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* [https://sites.google.com/site/noblecountyingenweb/cemeteries INGenWeb]
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* [http://usgwarchives.net/in/noble/cemeteries.html INGenWeb Archives]
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* [http://usgwtombstones.org/indiana/noble.html Tombstone Project]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?cemetery_country=United%20States&cemetery_state=Indiana&cemetery_county=Noble&year_range=5&size=15 Billion Graves]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://sites.google.com/site/noblecountyingenweb/ INGenWeb]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print''' [[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |(Often more complete)]]</center>
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Noble+Indiana&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
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* {{FHL|478229|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Noble+Indiana&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/in/noble/cemeteries.html INGenWeb Archives]
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* [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Indiana/Noble-County?id=county_848 Find a Grave]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwtombstones.org/indiana/noble.html Tombstone Project]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"|<center>See [[Indiana Cemeteries|Indiana Cemeteries]] for more information.<center>
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*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_nobleaugusta.php Augusta Cemetery]  
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*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_noblegragg.php Gragg Cemetery]  
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*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_nobleaugusta.php Augusta Cemetery] at [https://www.genealogycenter.info/ Allen County Public Library]
*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_noblelower.php Lower/Lauer Cemetery]  
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*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_noblegragg.php Gragg Cemetery] at [https://www.genealogycenter.info/ Allen County Public Library]
*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_nobleportmitchell.php Port Mitchell Cemetery]  
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*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_noblelower.php Lower/Lauer Cemetery] at [https://www.genealogycenter.info/ Allen County Public Library]
*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_noblesanford.php Sanford Cemetery]  
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*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_nobleportmitchell.php Port Mitchell Cemetery] at [https://www.genealogycenter.info/ Allen County Public Library]
*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_noblewolflake.php Wolf Lake Cemetery] Genealogy Center
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*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_noblesanford.php Sanford Cemetery] at [https://www.genealogycenter.info/ Allen County Public Library]
*The [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society] has many free indexes to Noble County cemeteries.
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*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_noblewolflake.php Wolf Lake Cemetery] at [https://www.genealogycenter.info/ Allen County Public Library]
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*The [http://www.indgensoc.org/membersonly/county/index.php#noble IN Geneaology Society] has many free indexes to Noble County cemeteries.
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*''The Index of Noble County Indiana, Burial of Soldiers, Sailors and Marines, Under an Act Approved, Marcy 6, 1889.'' [http://www.indgensoc.org/membersonly/county/noble/soldiers_burials_1893_1923.pdf PDF] by IN Geneaology Society
  
=== Census Records ===
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=== Census Records ===
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{{IN Census Intro|Noble}}
  
{{Census|Indiana}}  
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{{Historical populations
 
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*Index to Morality Schedule for Noble County, Indiana (1860) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])  
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*Index to Defective, Dependent & Delinquent Census for Noble County, Indiana (1880) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noble_County,_Indiana#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1840 |2702
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|1850 |7946
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|1860 |14915
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|1870 |20389
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|1880 |22956
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|1890 |23359
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|1900 |23533
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|1910 |24009
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|1920 |22470
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|1930 |22404
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|1940 |22776
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|1950 |25075
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|1960 |28162
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|1970 |31382
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|1980 |35443
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|1990 |37877
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|2000 |46275
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|2010 |47536
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*[http://www.indgensoc.org/membersonly/county/index.php#noble Index to Morality Schedule for Noble County, Indiana (1860)] at [http://www.indgensoc.org/membersonly/county/index.php Indiana Genealogical Society] ($)
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*[http://www.indgensoc.org/membersonly/county/index.php#noble Index to Defective, Dependent & Delinquent Census for Noble County, Indiana (1880)] at [http://www.indgensoc.org/membersonly/county/index.php Indiana Genealogical Society] ($)
  
=== Church Records ===
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=== Church Records ===
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{{IN Church Intro|Noble}}
  
{{IN Church Intro}}  
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=== Court Records ===
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{{IN Court Intro|Noble}}
  
{{IN Church End}}
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=== Directories ===
 
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{{IN Directories Intro|Noble}}
{{IN Church Repositories|Noble|573677}}  
 
 
 
=== Court Records  ===
 
 
 
=== Directories  ===
 
  
 
=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
 
=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{IN Emigration Intro|Noble}}
  
=== Ethnic and Religious Groups ===
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{IN Ethnic Groups Intro|Noble}}
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'''''African American'''''
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*[[28th US Colored Troops|28th US Colored Troops]], Addition Recruits for Colored Troops <br>
  
=== Gazetteers ===
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=== Funeral Homes ===
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{{IN Funeral Homes Intro|Noble}}
  
 
=== Genealogies  ===
 
=== Genealogies  ===
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{{IN Genealogies Intro|Noble}}
  
=== History  ===
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=== Guardianship ===
 
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{{IN Guardianship Intro|Noble}}
==== Local Histories  ====
 
 
 
*''Counties of La Grange and Noble, Indiana: Historical and Biographica''l. (Salem, Mass: Higginson Book Co, 1993.) 977.27 H2c FHL US/CAN Book [http://www.worldcat.org/title/counties-of-la-grange-and-noble-indiana-historical-and-biographical/oclc/646035436 other libraries] [http://www.archive.org/details/countiesoflagran00infaba 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 [http://www.archive.org/stream/alvordshistoryof00alvo#page/n5/mode/2up INTERNET ARCHIVE]
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{IN Land Intro|Noble}}
  
*Goodspeed, Weston Arthur, and Charles Blanchard. 1970.''Counties of Whitley and Noble, Indiana: historical and biographical, illustrated.'' (Evansville, Ind: Unigraphic, inc.) 977.27 H2g FHL US/CAN Book [http://www.worldcat.org/title/counties-of-whitley-and-noble-indiana-historical-and-biographical-illustrated/oclc/424016725 other libraries] [http://www.archive.org/details/countiesofwhitle00good INTERNET ARCHIVES] Digital Version at {{FSbook|56981}}
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{IN Histories Intro|Noble}}
  
=== Land and Property  ===
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*''Alvord's History of Noble County, Indiana.'' 1902. By Samuel E. Alvord. Logansport, Indiana: B. F. Bowen, Publisher.  Online at: [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/216586-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?offset=1 FamilySearch Digital Library], [https://archive.org/details/alvordshistoryof00alvo Internet Archive].
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*''Counties of La Grange and Noble, Indiana: Historical and Biographical.'' 1882. Chicago, Illinois : F.A. Battery Co.  Online at:  [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/418507-counties-of-la-grange-and-noble-indiana-historical-and-biographical?offset=1 FamilySearch Digital Library]  (scroll to page 435 for Noble County history), [https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/006793330 Hathitrust], [https://archive.org/details/countiesoflagran00infaba/page/n445/mode/2up Internet Archive],  [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/22363/ Ancestry ($)]; {{WorldCat|866054870|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
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*''History of Northeast Indiana, Lagrange, Steuben, Noble, and DeKalb Counties.'' 2 volumes. 1920. By Ira Ford. Chicago, Illinois : Lewis Pub. Co. Online at: [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/249642 FamilySearch Digital Library], [https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/100837475 Hathitrust], Vol. 2 - [https://archive.org/details/historyofnorthea02ford Internet Archive], [https://books.google.com/books/about/History_of_Northeast_Indiana.html?id=5dcyAQAAMAAJ Google Books], [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/27684/ Ancestry ($)]; {{WorldCat|2857395|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
  
{{IN Land}}  
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{IN Maps Intro|Noble}}
  
==== Maps  ====
 
 
{{IN Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{IN Noble County}}}}
 
{{IN Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{IN Noble County}}}}
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* [http://ulib.iupuidigital.org/cdm/search/collection/HIM/searchterm/Monroe/field/title/mode/all/conn/and/order/title Historic Indiana Maps] at [http://ulib.iupuidigital.org/cdm/search/collection/HIM IUPUI University Library]
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/indiana/ Old Antique Atlases & Maps of Indiana]
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/indiana/ Old Antique Atlases & Maps of Indiana]
  
{{IN Land End}}
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=== Migration ===
 
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{{IN Migration Intro|Noble}}
{{IN Land and Property Other Repositories|Noble|475219}}
 
 
 
=== Military Records  ===
 
  
====Civil War====  
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=== Military Records ===
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{{IN Military Intro|Noble}}
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*[https://secure.in.gov/apps/iara/search/Home/Search?RecordSeriesId=3 Military Record Series Index] at [https://secure.in.gov/apps/iara/search/ Indiana Digital Archives]
  
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.  
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'''''Civil War'''''<br>
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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.
  
*[[7th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry|7th Regiment]], Indiana Cavalry, Companies B, C, D, I, and M  
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*[[7th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry|7th Regiment]], Indiana Cavalry, Companies B, C, D, I, and M
*[[12th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry|12th Regiment]], Indiana Cavalry, Companies B, and I  
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*[[12th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry|12th Regiment]], Indiana Cavalry, Companies B, and I
*[[12th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|12th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Reorganized B, and C  
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*[[12th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|12th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Reorganized B, and C
*[[13th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|13th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Reorganized C, and F  
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*[[13th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|13th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Reorganized C, and F
*[[20th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|20th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Reorganized Company C  
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*[[20th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|20th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Reorganized Company C
*[[30th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|30th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Companies C, F, and Reorganized Companies D, and E  
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*[[30th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|30th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Companies C, F, and Reorganized Companies D, and E
*[[44th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|44th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company G  
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*[[44th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|44th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company G
*[[74th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|74th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company D  
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*[[74th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|74th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company D
*[[88th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|88th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Companies B, and D  
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*[[88th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|88th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Companies B, and D
*[[100th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|100th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company E  
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*[[100th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|100th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company E
*[[129th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|129th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Companies B,C, D, and I  
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*[[129th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|129th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Companies B, C, D, and I
*[[139th Regiment, Indiana Infantry (100 days, 1864)|139th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry (100 days, 1864), Company D  
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*[[139th Regiment, Indiana Infantry (100 days, 1864)|139th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry (100 days, 1864), Company D
*[[142nd Regiment, Indiana Infantry|142nd Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Companies A, G, and D  
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*[[142nd Regiment, Indiana Infantry|142nd Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Companies A, G, and D
*[[152nd Regiment, Indiana Infantry|152nd Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Companies B, C, F, and E  
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*[[152nd Regiment, Indiana Infantry|152nd Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Companies B, C, F, and E
 
*[[28th US Colored Troops|28th US Colored Troops]], Addition Recruits for Colored Troops <br>
 
*[[28th US Colored Troops|28th US Colored Troops]], Addition Recruits for Colored Troops <br>
  
Civil War Book  
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''Civil War Book:''<br>
 
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*The First Call for Troops in ''Counties of La Grange and Noble, Indiana: Historical and Biographical''. (Salem, Mass: Higginson Book Co, 1993.) Available online at: [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/418507-counties-of-la-grange-and-noble-indiana-historical-and-biographical?offset=1 FamilySearch Digital Library];[https://archive.org/details/countiesoflagran00infaba/page/n445/mode/2up Internet Archive]<br>
*''"The First Call for Troops" in Counties of La Grange and Noble, Indiana: Historical and Biographical''l. (Salem, Mass: Higginson Book Co, 1993.) 977.27 H2c FHL US/CAN Book page 89-116,{{FHL|188359|item|disp=FHL Collection}} [http://www.worldcat.org/title/counties-of-la-grange-and-noble-indiana-historical-and-biographical/oclc/646035436&referer=brief_results other library] [http://www.archive.org/details/countiesoflagran00infaba INTERNET ARCHIVE]<br>
 
 
 
====World War I====
 
 
 
*'''1919''' - {{RecordSearch|2968238|Indiana, World War I, Enrollment Cards, 1919}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
 
 
====World War II====
 
 
 
=== Naturalization  ===
 
 
 
=== Newspapers  ===
 
 
 
=== Obituaries  ===
 
 
 
=== Probate Records  ===
 
 
 
{{IN Probate Intro|Noble}}
 
'''Online Records'''
 
*'''1798 – 1999''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9045 Indiana Wills and Probate Records 1798-1999] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images '''$'''
 
 
 
 
 
{{IN Probate Repositories|Noble|478892}}
 
 
 
=== Public Records  ===
 
 
 
==== School Records  ====
 
 
 
==== Voter Registration  ====
 
 
 
=== Repositories  ===
 
 
 
 
 
==== Archives  ====
 
 
 
==== County Courthouse  ====
 
 
 
[http://www.in.gov/judiciary/2914.htm Noble County Courthouse] [[Image:Noble County Indiana Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px]]<br>101 N Orange Street<br>Albion, IN 46701-1097<br>Phone: 219.636.2736<br><br>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. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Noble County, Indiana 215 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
 
 
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
 
 
 
{{Family History Centers Intro}}
 
 
 
*[[Fort Wayne Indiana Family History Center|Fort Wayne Indiana Family History Center]]
 
 
 
For additional nearby Family History Centers, search online in the [http://www.familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator family history center directory].
 
 
 
==== Libraries  ====
 
 
 
==== Museums  ====
 
 
 
==== Societies  ====
 
 
 
'''Kendallville Historical Society'''<br> (Mid-America Windmill Museum)<br> PO Box 5048<br>732 Allen Chapel Rd<br> Kendallville, IN 46755-5048<br>Telephone Number: 260-347-2334<br>E-mail: [mailto:volunteer@midamericawindmillmuseum.org volunteer@midamericawindmillmuseum.org]<br>[http://www.midamericawindmillmuseum.org/contact_midamericawindmill.html Website]<br><br>
 
  
'''Ligonier Historical Society And Museum'''<br> 300 S. Main St.<br>Ligonier, IN 46767-1812<br>Telephone Number: 219-894-75 <br><br>
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'''''World War I'''''<br>
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*'''1919''' {{RecordSearch|2968238|Indiana, World War I, Enrollment Cards, 1919}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - [[Indiana, World War I, Enrollment Cards, 1919 - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
  
'''Noble County Historical Society'''<br> PO Box 152<br> Albion, IN 46701-0152<br>Telephone Number: 260-636-3929 <br><br>
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{IN Naturalization Intro|Noble}}
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* [https://secure.in.gov/apps/iara/search/Home/Search?searchNow=True&defaultCollectionId=&RecordSeriesId=5&Keywords=&County=Noble&SeriesCollectionId=0&PhotographTitle=&PhotographSubject=&FirstName=&LastName=&CourtType=&CourtDisposition=&StartDate=0&EndDate=0&UseSoundex=false Naturalization Record Series (for this county)]  at [https://secure.in.gov/apps/iara/search/ Indiana Digital Archives]. Search by names.
  
'''Stone's Trace Historical Society'''<br>5111 Lincolnway South<br>Ligonier, IN 46767<br>Telephone Number: 260-856-2871<br>E-mail: [mailto:stonestracehistorical@hotmail.com stonestracehistorical@hotmail.com]<br>[http://www.stonestrace.com/ Website]<br><br>
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{IN Newspapers Intro|Noble}}
  
'''Noble County Genealogical Society'''<br>109 North York Street<br>Albion, IN 46701<br><br>
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{IN Obituaries Intro|Noble}}
  
=== Taxation  ===
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=== Other Records ===
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{{IN Other Records Intro|Noble}}
  
{{IN Tax Intro}}  
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{IN Periodicals Intro|Noble}}
  
{{IN Tax End}}  
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=== Probate Records ===
 +
{{IN Probate Intro|Noble}}
  
{{Template:IN Tax Repositories WC|Noble}}  
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*'''1798-1999''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9045 Indiana, Wills and Probate Records 1798-1999] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry]
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=== School Records ===
 +
{{IN Schools Intro|Noble}}
 +
==Social Security Records==
 +
*'''1935-2014''' {{RecordSearch|1202535|United States Social Security Death Index}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] - [[United States Social Security Death Index - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to use this collection]]; index. ''Also at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/3693/ Ancestry], [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/social-security-death-index findmypast], [https://www.fold3.com/title/830/ Fold3], [https://www.genealogybank.com/explore/ssdi/all GenealogyBank], [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10002/us-social-security-death-index-ssdi?s=270606331 MyHeritage], and [https://stevemorse.org/ssdi/ssdi.html Steve Morse].'' [[United States Social Security Administration Records#Social Security Death Index (SSDI)|Click here for more information]].
 +
*'''1936-2007''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/60901/ U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry ($)] — index, [[United States Social Security Administration Records#Social Security Applications and Claims Index|click here for more information]].
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=== Tax Records ===
 +
{{IN Tax Intro|Noble}}
  
=== Vital Records ===
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{IN Vital Intro|Noble}}
  
{{IN Vital Intro}}  
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==== Birth ====
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{{IN Birth Intro|Noble}}
  
<br>
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==== Marriage ====
 +
{{IN Marriage Intro|Noble}}
  
*[http://gen.nobleco.lib.in.us/Noblepage.htm 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. <br>
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*'''1780-1992''' {{RecordSearch|1674830|Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992}}  at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - [[Indiana Marriages - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]<br>
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*'''1800-2007''' [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=indiana%2cin Indiana, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast]  ($)
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*'''1802-1892''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7852&cj=1&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 Indiana, Compiled Marriages, 1802-1892] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry]
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*'''1811-2007''' {{RecordSearch|1410397|Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - [[Indiana Marriage Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
  
*[https://secure.in.gov/apps/iara/search/ Indiana State Digital Archives]  <br>
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==== Death ====
 +
{{IN Death Intro|Noble}}
  
==== Birth Records  ====
+
*'''1750-1993''' {{RecordSearch|3559081|Indiana Deaths and Burials, 1750-1993}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - [[Indiana Deaths and Burials - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]] <br>
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*'''1882-1920''' {{RecordSearch|1947977|Indiana, Death Index, 1882-1920}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] - [[Indiana, Death Index - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]<br>
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*'''1899-2011''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60716 Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry]
  
==== Marriage Records  ====
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==== Divorce ====
*'''1800s-2007''' - [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=indiana%2cin Indiana, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index $
+
{{IN Divorce Intro|Noble}}
  
*'''1780-1992''' {{RecordSearch|1674830|Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992}} - FamilySearch  <br>
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== Research Facilities ==
 +
{{IN Research Facilities Intro|Noble}}
  
*'''1802-1892''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7852&cj=1&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 Indiana Marriages, 1802-1892] - Ancestry.com $ <br>
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=== Archives ===
 +
{{IN Archives Intro|Noble}}
  
*'''1811-2007''' {{RecordSearch|1410397|Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
+
=== Family History Centers ===
 +
{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
==== Death Records  ====
+
'''Fort Wayne Indiana Family History Center'''<br>5401 St Joe Rd <br>Fort Wayne, IN 46835-3325<br>Phone: 260-485-9581<br>E-mail:IN_FortWayne@familyhistorymail.org<br>[https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Fort_Wayne_Indiana_Family_History_Center Website]
  
*'''1882-1920''' {{RecordSearch|1947977|Indiana, Death Index, 1882-1920}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] - Index only
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=== Libraries ===
*'''1899-2011''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60716 Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - ($), index and images <br>
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{{IN Libraries Intro|Noble}}
*[https://secure.in.gov/apps/iara/search/ Indiana State Digital Archives] <br>  
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'''Nobel County Public Library Cromwell'''<br>120 Jefferson Street<br>Cromwell, IN 46732<br>Phone: 260-856-2119<br>Email: [mailto:info@myncpl.us info@myncpl.us]<br>[https://www.myncpl.us/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Nobel County Public Library Albion'''<br>813 E. Main St.<br>Albion, IN 46701<br>Phone: 260-636-7197<br>Email: [mailto:info@myncpl.us info@myncpl.us]<br>[https://www.myncpl.us/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Nobel County Public Library Avilla'''<br>104 Ley St.<br>Avilla, IN 46710<br>Phone: 260-897-3900<br>Email: [mailto:info@myncpl.us info@myncpl.us]<br>[https://www.myncpl.us/ Website]<br><br>
  
{{IN Vital Repositories|Noble|478894}}  
+
=== Museums ===
 +
{{IN Museums Intro|Noble}}  
  
<br>
+
'''Kendallville Historical Society'''<br> (Mid-America Windmill Museum)<br> PO Box 5048<br>732 Allen Chapel Rd<br> Kendallville, IN 46755-5048<br>260-347-2334<br>E-mail: [mailto:volunteer@midamericawindmillmuseum.org volunteer@midamericawindmillmuseum.org]<br>[http://www.midamericawindmillmuseum.org/contact_midamericawindmill.html Website]<br><br>
  
=== Websites  ===
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== Societies ==
 +
{{IN Societies Intro|Noble}}
  
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/indiana/noble-county/ Noble County, IN History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*'''Ligonier Historical Society And Museum'''<br> 503 S Main Street<br> Ligonier, IN 46767-1815<br> Phone 260-894-4511<br>[https://www.facebook.com/LigonierHistoricalSociety/ Facebook]<br>
*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/116137955399210084448 Indiana Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*'''Noble County Historical Society'''<br> PO Box 152<br> 215 W. Main St.<br> Albion, IN 46701<br> Phone 260-636-3929<br>Email:[mailto:noblecountyhistory@gnail.com noblecountyhistory@gnail.com]<br>[https://sites.rootsweb.com/~innchs/ Website]<br>
*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/208669295836038/ Indiana Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
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*'''Noble County Genealogical Society'''<br> PO Box 162<br> 109 N. York Street<br> Albion, IN 46701-0162<br> Phone 260-636-7197<br>[https://sites.rootsweb.com/~inncgs/ Website]<br>
*[https://sites.google.com/site/noblecountyingenweb/ INGenWeb], Noble County. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/in/noble/noble.html USGenWeb], Noble County.  
 
*{{FHL|United%20States%2C%20Indiana%2C%20Noble|place|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}, Noble County. 
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Noble/ Noble County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
  
== Places ==
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== Websites ==
 +
{{IN Websites Intro|Noble}}
  
== References  ==
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* [https://secure.in.gov/apps/iara/search/ Indiana Digital Archives] Search by name in all records or specific collections
 +
* [http://images.indianahistory.org/cdm Indiana Historical Society Digital Collections] Extensive - keyword searches suggested
 +
* [https://digital.library.in.gov/Web/CollectionsAcrossIndiana Indiana Memory] Click the map or select a statewide collection
 +
* [https://digital.statelib.lib.in.us/legacy/indexes.aspx List of indexes and databases] at [https://www.in.gov/library/ Indiana State Library]
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* [http://www.indgensoc.org/membersonly/county/index.php Indiana Genealogical Society Databases] Free and Members-only. Scroll the list.
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*[https://sites.google.com/site/noblecountyingenweb/ INGenWeb], Noble County. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/in/noble/noble.html USGenWeb], Noble County.
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*[https://www.everynameindex.com/free_indexes/indiana_counties EveryNameIndex.com for Indiana] Free online genealogy indexes for county histories. Select a county.
 +
*{{FHL Place IDNum|197862|Indiana|Noble}} – The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records.
  
<references />
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== Research Guides ==
 +
{{IN Research Guides Intro|Noble}}
  
{{Indiana|Indiana}}
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== References ==
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<references />
  
[[Category:Noble_County,_Indiana]]
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{{Indiana|Indiana}}
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[[Category:Noble County, Indiana]][[Category:Indiana Counties]]

Revision as of 21:32, 14 June 2021

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

County Facts
County seat: Albion
Organized: February 7, 1835
Parent County(s): Elkhart, La Grange, Allen[1]
Neighboring Counties
Elkhart  • La Grange  • Steuben  • DeKalb  • Allen  • Whitley  • Kosciusko
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County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

Noble County was named for Governor Noah Noble. It is located in the northeastern area of the state.[2]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Noble County Courthouse
101 North Orange Street
Albion, IN 46701-1097
Phone: 219-636-2736
Noble County Website

Noble County Health Department
2090 North State Road 9, Suite C
Albion, IN, 46701
Health Officer: Terry Gaff, MD
Phone: 260-636-2191
Fax: 260-636-2192
Email: lgray@nobleco.us
Health Department

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]
Health Department has birth records and death records.
Copies may be obtained from the county health department or the Indiana State Division of Vital Records.

Noble County, Indiana Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[4]
Marriage Court Land Probate Census
1882 1859 1882 1859 1834 1859 1807
*Statewide registration for births in 1907 and deaths in Oct 1899. General compliance by 1917.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

1843 and 1859 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit HomeTown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[7]

Cities
Towns
Unincorporated communities
Census-designated places
Townships


History Timeline[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Business, Commerce, and Occupations[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Noble County, Indiana online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Indiana Cemeteries for more information.

 

Census Records[edit | edit source]

For tips on accessing Noble County census records online, see: Indiana Census.

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1840 2,702
1850 7,946 194.1%
1860 14,915 87.7%
1870 20,389 36.7%
1880 22,956 12.6%
1890 23,359 1.8%
1900 23,533 0.7%
1910 24,009 2.0%
1920 22,470 −6.4%
1930 22,404 −0.3%
1940 22,776 1.7%
1950 25,075 10.1%
1960 28,162 12.3%
1970 31,382 11.4%
1980 35,443 12.9%
1990 37,877 6.9%
2000 46,275 22.2%
2010 47,536 2.7%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

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.

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

African American

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

Guardianship[edit | edit source]

Land and Property Records[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. See Indiana Land and Property for additional information about early Indiana land grants and patents.

After land was transferred from the government to private ownership, subsequent transactions were recorded at the Noble County courthouse, where records are currently housed.

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Noble County. County histories may include biographies; church, school and government histories; and military information. For more information about local histories, see Indiana Local Histories.

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

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Migration[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:

World War I

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Indiana newspapers may contain genealogical value including obituaries, births, marriages, deaths, anniversaries, family gatherings, family travel, achievements, business notices, engagement information, and probate court proceedings.

For more Indiana newspaper information see the wiki page Indiana Newspapers.

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Other Records[edit | edit source]

Periodicals[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.

School Records[edit | edit source]

Social Security Records[edit | edit source]

Tax Records[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.

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.

Birth[edit | edit source]

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Death[edit | edit source]

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

Listed below are archives in Noble County. For state-wide archival repositories, see Indiana Archives and Libraries.

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Center and Affiliate Library Locator map - search for local Family History Centers or Affiliate Libraries

  • Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance, free access to center-only databases, and to premium genealogical websites.
  • FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries have access to most center-only databases, but may not always have full services normally provided by a family history center.

Local Centers and Affiliate Libraries

Fort Wayne Indiana Family History Center
5401 St Joe Rd
Fort Wayne, IN 46835-3325
Phone: 260-485-9581
E-mail:IN_FortWayne@familyhistorymail.org
Website

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Listed below are libraries in Noble County. For state-wide genealogical societies, see Indiana Archives and Libraries.
Nobel County Public Library Cromwell
120 Jefferson Street
Cromwell, IN 46732
Phone: 260-856-2119
Email: info@myncpl.us
Website

Nobel County Public Library Albion
813 E. Main St.
Albion, IN 46701
Phone: 260-636-7197
Email: info@myncpl.us
Website

Nobel County Public Library Avilla
104 Ley St.
Avilla, IN 46710
Phone: 260-897-3900
Email: info@myncpl.us
Website

Museums[edit | edit source]

Kendallville Historical Society
(Mid-America Windmill Museum)
PO Box 5048
732 Allen Chapel Rd
Kendallville, IN 46755-5048
260-347-2334
E-mail: volunteer@midamericawindmillmuseum.org
Website

Societies[edit | edit source]

Listed below are societies in Noble County. For state-wide genealogical societies, see Indiana Societies.

  • Ligonier Historical Society And Museum
    503 S Main Street
    Ligonier, IN 46767-1815
    Phone 260-894-4511
    Facebook
  • Noble County Historical Society
    PO Box 152
    215 W. Main St.
    Albion, IN 46701
    Phone 260-636-3929
    Email:noblecountyhistory@gnail.com
    Website
  • Noble County Genealogical Society
    PO Box 162
    109 N. York Street
    Albion, IN 46701-0162
    Phone 260-636-7197
    Website

Websites[edit | edit source]

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Indiana. FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Noble County," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noble_County,_Indiana (accessed 30 March 2017).
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Indiana.FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Indiana. FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  5. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Indiana. FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  6. Wikipedia contributors, "Noble County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noble_County,_Indiana (accessed 10 May 2012).
  7. Wikipedia contributors, "Noble County, Indiana," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noble_County,_Indiana (accessed 28 December 2019).