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Guide to '''Putnam County, Indiana ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.<br>
 
{{Click|File:IN ORP.png|Indiana_Online_Genealogy_Records}}  {{Infobox U.S. County
 
| county = Putnam County
 
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| state = Indiana
 
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| founded year = 1821
 
| founded date = December 31
 
| seat =  Greencastle
 
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| building address = [http://www.in.gov/judiciary/2904.htm Putnam County Courthouse]<br>1 Courthouse Square Street<br>PO Box 546<br>Greencastle, IN 46135-0546<br>Phone: 765.653.2648<br> '''County Website''' | adoption_sign = Adoption Indiana Genealogical Society}}
 
  
=== Historical Facts  ===
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Guide to '''Putnam County, Indiana ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Putnam County, Indiana#Birth_Records|Birth]]'''</center>  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Putnam County, Indiana#Marriage_Records|Marriage]]'''</center>
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<center>{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Putnam County, Indiana#Death_Records|Death]]'''</center>
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|organized= December 31, 1821
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Putnam County, Indiana#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>  
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|county seat= Greencastle
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Putnam County, Indiana#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''</center>
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|parent county= [[Vigo County, Indiana Genealogy|Vigo]], [[Owen County, Indiana Genealogy|Owen]], Unorganized territory. <ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Indiana.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1882*</center>
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|county1= [[Parke County, Indiana Genealogy|Parke]]
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1820*</center>
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|county2= [[Montgomery County, Indiana Genealogy|Montgomery]]
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1882*</center>
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|county3= [[Hendricks County, Indiana Genealogy|Hendricks]]
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1824</center>  
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|county4= [[Morgan County, Indiana Genealogy|Morgan]]
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1825</center>
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|county5= [[Owen County, Indiana Genealogy|Owen]]
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|county6= [[Clay County, Indiana Genealogy|Clay]]</br><center>[[Putnam County, Indiana Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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try... [[Putnam County, Indiana#Church_Records|'''Church''']] &#124; [[Putnam County, Indiana#Obituaries|'''Obituaries''']] &#124; [[Putnam County, Indiana#Cemeteries|'''Cemeteries''']]
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|county courthouse= [[File:Indiana, Putnam County Courthouse.png|229px]]
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|county location in state= [[File:Indiana, Putnam County Locator Map.png|180x180px]]
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|adoption= {{Adoption Indiana Genealogical Society}}
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[[Image:Israel Putnam.JPG|thumb|right|200px]]
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== County Information ==
  
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=== Description ===
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Putnam County was named for Israel Putnam. It is located in the west-central area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Putnam County," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Putnam_County,_Indiana 3/30/2017.</ref>
  
*'''Parent Counties''': Formed 31 December 1821&nbsp;from [[Vigo County, Indiana Genealogy|Vigo]] and [[Owen County, Indiana Genealogy|Owen]] Counties and unorganized territory. <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref> <br>  
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=== County Courthouse ===
*'''County Seat: ''' Greencastle <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Putnam County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Putnam _County,_Indiana (accessed 10 May 2012).</ref><br>
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{{IN Courthouse Intro|Putnam}}
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''' Putnam County Courthouse'''<br>1 Courthouse Square Street<br>PO Box 546<br>Greencastle, IN 46135-0546<br>Phone: 765-653-2648<br>
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[http://www.co.putnam.in.us/county/ County Courthouse]<br><br>
  
==== Description ====
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'''Putnam County Health Department'''<br>
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1542 S Bloomington St Suite 1500<br>
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Greencastle, IN, 46135<br>
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Health Officer: Robert Heavin, MD<br>
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Phone Number: 765-301-7660<br>
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Fax: 765-301-7665<br>
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Email: jyoung@putnamhealthindiana.org <br>
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[http://putnamhealthindiana.org Health Department]<br><br>
  
The county was named for Israel Putnam. The County Seat is Greencastle and was founded December 31, 1822. It is located in the West Central area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Putnam County," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Putnam_County,_Indiana 3/30/2017.</ref>
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County Health Department has birth and death records. <br>County Clerk has marriage records from 1822, Divorce and Probate Records from 1825 and Court Records from 1828. <br>County Recorder has land records. <ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Indiana.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>
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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.<br><br>
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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=== Putnam County, Indiana Record Dates  ===
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{{IN Record Dates Intro|Putnam}}
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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.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref></center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Putnam County, Indiana Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Putnam County, Indiana Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Putnam County, Indiana Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Putnam County, Indiana Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Putnam County, Indiana Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Putnam County, Indiana Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Putnam County, Indiana Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1882
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1822
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1882
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1828
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1824
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1825
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1807
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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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[[Parke County, Indiana Genealogy|Parke]] {{•}} [[Montgomery County, Indiana Genealogy|Motngomery]] {{•}} [[Hendricks County, Indiana Genealogy|Hendricks]] {{•}} [[Morgan County, Indiana Genealogy|Morgan]] {{•}} [[Owen County, Indiana Genealogy|Owen]] {{•}} [[Clay County, Indiana Genealogy|Clay]]
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=== Record Loss ===
<center>{{INPutnam,Indiana Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
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<br> The county is named after Revolutionary War Major General [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Israel_Putnam Israel Putnam] (1718-1790).<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Putnam_County,_Indiana "Putnam County, Indiana,"] Wikipedia.</ref> [[Image:Israel Putnam.JPG|thumb|right|200px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
==== Boundary Changes ====
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{IN Boundary Changes Intro|Putnam}}
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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed 31 December 1821 from [[Vigo County, Indiana Genealogy|Vigo]] and [[Owen County, Indiana Genealogy|Owen]] Counties and unorganized territory. <ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Indiana.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref> <br>
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*'''County Seat: ''' Greencastle <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Putnam County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Putnam _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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=== Populated Places ===
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{{IN Populated Places Intro|Putnam}}
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For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://indiana.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,133,c,putnam.cfm HomeTown Locator]. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Putnam County, Indiana," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Putnam_County,_Indiana, accessed 01 January 2020.</ref>
  
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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{{Populated places
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greencastle,_Indiana Greencastle]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bainbridge,_Indiana Bainbridge]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloverdale,_Indiana Cloverdale]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fillmore,_Indiana Fillmore]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roachdale,_Indiana Roachdale]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russellville,_Indiana Russellville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barnard,_Indiana Barnard]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belle_Union,_Indiana Belle Union]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blakesburg,_Indiana Blakesburg]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brick_Chapel,_Indiana Brick Chapel]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broad_Park,_Indiana Broad Park]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brunerstown,_Indiana Brunerstown]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cagle_Mill,_Indiana Cagle Mill]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carpentersville,_Indiana Carpentersville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cary,_Indiana Cary]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clinton_Falls,_Indiana Clinton Falls]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cradick_Corner,_Indiana Cradick Corner]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgewood_Lake,_Indiana Edgewood Lake]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fincastle,_Indiana Fincastle]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fox_Ridge,_Indiana Fox Ridge]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Groveland,_Indiana Groveland]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hirt_Corner,_Indiana Hirt Corner]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jenkinsville,_Indiana Jenkinsville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keytsville,_Indiana Keytsville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limedale,_Indiana Limedale]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manhattan,_Indiana Manhattan]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morton,_Indiana Morton]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Meridian,_Indiana Mount Meridian]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Maysville,_Indiana New Maysville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pleasant_Gardens,_Indiana Pleasant Gardens]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portland_Mills,_Indiana Portland Mills]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Putnamville,_Indiana Putnamville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raab_Crossroads,_Indiana Raab Crossroads]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raccoon,_Indiana Raccoon]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reelsville,_Indiana Reelsville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vivalia,_Indiana Vivalia]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westland,_Putnam_County,_Indiana Westland]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heritage_Lake,_Indiana Heritage Lake]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Van_Bibber_Lake,_Indiana Van Bibber Lake]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clinton_Township,_Putnam_County,_Indiana Clinton]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloverdale_Township,_Putnam_County,_Indiana Cloverdale]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floyd_Township,_Putnam_County,_Indiana Floyd]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franklin_Township,_Putnam_County,_Indiana Franklin]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greencastle_Township,_Putnam_County,_Indiana Greencastle]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackson_Township,_Putnam_County,_Indiana Jackson]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jefferson_Township,_Putnam_County,_Indiana Jefferson]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madison_Township,_Putnam_County,_Indiana Madison]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marion_Township,_Putnam_County,_Indiana Marion]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monroe_Township,_Putnam_County,_Indiana Monroe]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russell_Township,_Putnam_County,_Indiana Russell]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warren_Township,_Putnam_County,_Indiana Warren]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_Township,_Putnam_County,_Indiana Washington]
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==== Record Loss  ====
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=== History Timeline ===
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
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{{IN Historical Timeline Intro|Putnam}}
  
=== Resources ===
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== Resources ==
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{{IN Resources Intro|Putnam}}
  
==== Bible Records ====
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{IN Bible Intro|Putnam}}
  
==== Biographies  ====
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=== Biographies  ===
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{{IN Biographies Intro|Putnam}}
  
==== Business Records  ====
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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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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{IN Business Records Intro|Putnam}}
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{IN Cemeteries Intro|Putnam}}
  
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Putnam 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" | [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=17&GScnty=858&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|352989|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=17&CScnty=858 Findagrave.com]
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/search?firstname=&middlename=&lastname=&birthyear=&birthyearfilter=&deathyear=&deathyearfilter=&location=Putnam%2C+County%2C+Indiana%2C+United+States+of+America&locationId=county_858 Find A Grave]
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* [http://ingenweb.org/inputnam/Putnam%20Cemeteries/index.html INGenWeb]
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* [http://usgwarchives.net/in/putnam/cemeteries.html USGenWeb Archives]
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* [http://usgwtombstones.org/indiana/putnam.html Tombstone Project]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?cemetery_country=United%20States&cemetery_state=Indiana&cemetery_county=Putnam&year_range=5&size=15 Billion Graves]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.ingenweb.org/inputnam/cem/ 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+Putnam+Indiana&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Indiana&county=Putnam&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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* {{FHL|352989|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Putnam+Indiana&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/in/putnam/cemeteries.html USGenWeb Archives]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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* [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Indiana/Putnam-County?id=county_858 Findagrave.com]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwtombstones.org/indiana/putnam.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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*see Cemeteries - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Putnam/ Linkpendium]
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*[http://www.putnamindianacemeteries.com/ Putnam County Cemetery Restoration] at the [https://sites.rootsweb.com/~inpcrp/ Indiana Pioneer Cemeteries Restoration Project]
  
*Putnam County pioneer [http://www.putnamindianacemeteries.com/ cemeteries]
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=== Census Records ===
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{{IN Census Intro|Putnam}}
  
==== Census Records  ====
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{{Historical populations
 
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{{Census|Indiana}}
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Putnam_County,_Indiana#Demographicss "Wikipedia.org".]
*Index to Mortality Schedule for Putnam County (1860, 1870, 1880) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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|1830 |8262
*Index to Defective, Dependent &amp; Delinquent Census for Putnam County (1880) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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|1840 |16843
 
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|1850 |18615
==== Church Records  ====
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|1860 |20681
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|1870 |21514
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|1880 |22501
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|1890 |22335
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|1900 |21478
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|1910 |20520
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|1920 |19880
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|1930 |20448
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|1940 |20839
 +
|1950 |22950
 +
|1960 |24927
 +
|1970 |26932
 +
|1980 |29163
 +
|1990 |30315
 +
|2000 |36019
 +
|2010 |37963
 +
}}
  
{{IN Church Intro}}
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* [http://www.indgensoc.org/membersonly/county/index.php#Putnam Index to Mortality Schedule for Putnam County (1860, 1870, 1880)]  at [http://www.indgensoc.org/membersonly/county/index.php Indiana Genealogical Society] ($)
 +
* [http://www.indgensoc.org/membersonly/county/index.php#Putnam Index to Defective, Dependent &amp; Delinquent Census for Putnam County (1880)]  at [http://www.indgensoc.org/membersonly/county/index.php Indiana Genealogical Society] ($)
  
*Putnam County Churches - [http://ingenweb.org/inputnam/church/ INGenWeb]
+
=== Church Records ===
 +
{{IN Church Intro|Putnam}}
  
{{IN Church End}}
+
*[http://ingenweb.org/inputnam/Putnam%20Churches/index.html Putnam County Churches] at [http://ingenweb.org INGenWeb]
  
{{IN Church Repositories|Putnam|572050}}  
+
=== Court Records ===
 +
{{IN Court Intro|Putnam}}
  
==== Court Records  ====
+
=== Directories ===
 +
{{IN Directories Intro|Putnam}}
  
==== Directories ====
+
* [http://www.indgensoc.org/membersonly/county/index.php#Putnam Directory of Businesses in Putnam County, Indiana (1858)] at [http://www.indgensoc.org/membersonly/county/index.php Indiana Genealogical Society] ($)
  
*Directory of Businesses in Putnam County, Indiana (1858) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
+
=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
 +
{{IN Emigration Intro|Putnam}}
  
==== Emigration and Immigration  ====
+
=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
 +
{{IN Ethnic Groups Intro|Putnam}}
  
==== Ethnic and Religious Groups ====
+
=== Funeral Homes ===
 +
{{IN Funeral Homes Intro|Putnam}}
  
==== Gazetteers ====
+
=== Genealogies ===
 +
{{IN Genealogies Intro|Putnam}}
  
==== Genealogies  ====
+
=== Guardianship ===
 +
{{IN Guardianship Intro|Putnam}}
  
==== Histories  ====
+
=== Land and Property Records ===
 +
{{IN Land Intro|Putnam}}
  
===== Local Histories =====
+
=== Local Histories ===
 +
{{IN Histories Intro|Putnam}}
  
*Ellsworth, Spencer. ''Records of the Olden Time, or, Fifty Years on the Prairies Embracing ... the Organization of the Counties of Putnam and Marshall, Incidents and Reminiscences Connected Therewith, Biographies of Citizens, Portraits and Illustrations''. (La Crosse, Wis: Brookhaven Press (a division of NMT Corp.), 2003.), [http://www.worldcat.org/title/records-of-the-olden-time-or-fifty-years-on-the-prairies-embracing-the-organization-of-the-counties-of-putnam-and-marshall-incidents-and-reminiscences-connected-therewith-biographies-of-citizens-portraits-and-illustrations/oclc/55659790&referer=brief_results Other Libraries], [http://www.archive.org/details/recordsofoldenti00ells Internet Archive] <br>
+
*''Biographical and Historical Record of Putnam County, Indiana.'' 1887. Chicago, Illinois : Lewis Pub. Co. Online at: [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/531130-biographical-and-historical-record-of-putnam-county-indiana-containing-portraits-of-all-the-presidents-of-the-united-states-from-washington-to-cleveland-with-accompanying-biographies-of-each-a-condensed-history-of-the-state-of-indiana?offset=1 FamilySearch Digital Library], [https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/008731293 Hathitrust], [https://archive.org/details/biographicalhist00marl Internet Archive]; {{WorldCat|2053333|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
 +
*''Weik's History of Putnam County, Indiana.'' 1910.  By Jesse W. Weik.  Indianapolis : B.F. Bowen & Co., Pub.  Online at: [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/259247-weik-s-history-of-putnam-county-indiana?offset=1 FamilySearch Digital Library], [https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/006000092 Hathitrust], [https://archive.org/details/weikshistoryofpu00weik Internet Archive], [https://books.google.com/books?id=NT0mAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=county+history&lr=#v=onepage&q&f=false Google Books], [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/19945/ Ancestry ($)]; {{WorldCat|866685074|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
  
*History of Putnam County - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Putnam/hist/ Linkpendium]
+
=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
 +
{{IN Maps Intro|Putnam}}
  
==== Land and Property  ====
+
{{IN Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{IN Putnam County}}}}
 +
*[http://www.mapofus.org/indiana/ Old Antique Atlases &amp; Maps of Indiana]
  
{{IN Land}}{{IN Land End}}
+
* [http://ulib.iupuidigital.org/cdm/search/collection/HIM/searchterm/Putnam/field/title/mode/all/conn/and/order/title Historic Indiana Maps] at [http://ulib.iupuidigital.org/cdm/search/collection/HIM IUPUI University Library]
 +
=== Migration ===
 +
{{IN Migration Intro|Putnam}}
  
==== Maps  ====
+
=== Military Records ===
 
+
{{IN Military Intro|Putnam}}
*[http://www.mapofus.org/indiana/ Old Antique Atlases &amp; Maps of Indiana]
 
*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
 
*Maps and Gazetteers - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Putnam/maps/ Linkpendium]<br>
 
 
 
==== Migration  ====
 
 
 
==== Military Records  ====
 
  
 +
*[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]
 
*Military War data (all wars):
 
*Military War data (all wars):
**[http://ingenweb.org/inputnam/mil/ INGenWeb]<br>
+
**[http://ingenweb.org/inputnam/Putnam%20Military/index.html INGenWeb]<br>
 
**[http://usgwarchives.net/in/putnam/military.html USGenWeb]
 
**[http://usgwarchives.net/in/putnam/military.html USGenWeb]
 +
* [http://www.indgensoc.org/membersonly/county/index.php#Putnam Veterans in Putnam County, Indiana (1913)]  at [http://www.indgensoc.org/membersonly/county/index.php Indiana Genealogical Society] ($)
  
*see Military Records and History - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Putnam/ Linkpendium]<br>  
+
'''''Mexican War'''''<br>
*Veterans in Putnam County, Indiana (1913) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
+
* [http://www.indgensoc.org/membersonly/county/index.php#Putnam Residents of Putnam County Who Served in the Mexican War (1846-1848)]  at [http://www.indgensoc.org/membersonly/county/index.php Indiana Genealogical Society] ($)
 
 
War of 1812
 
 
 
Mexican War
 
 
 
*Residents of Putnam County Who Served in the Mexican War (1846-1848) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
 
 
 
Civil War
 
 
 
Civil War service men from Putnam 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 Putnam County.
 
 
 
*[[1st Regiment, Indiana Heavy Artillery|1st Regiment]], Indiana Heavy Artillery, Company E
 
*[[6th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry|6th Regiment]], Indiana Cavalry, Company C
 
*[[10th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|10th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company H
 
*[[11th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|11th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Reorganized Companies F, H, and K
 
*[[13th Battery, Indiana Light Artillery|13th Battery]], Indiana Light Artillery
 
*[[13th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|13th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Reorganized Company F, and H
 
*[[14th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|14th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company D
 
*[[15th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|15th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company F
 
*[[16th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|16th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company K
 
*[[20th Battery, Indiana Light Artillery|20th Battery]], Indiana Light Artillery
 
*[[27th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|27th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Companies A, and I
 
*[[43rd Regiment, Indiana Infantry|43rd Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Companies B, and H
 
*[[59th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|59th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company G
 
*[[78th Regiment, Indiana Infantry (60 days, 1862)|78th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry (60 days, 1862), Companies A, and B
 
*[[97th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|97th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company D
 
*[[99th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|99th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company I
 
*[[115th Regiment, Indiana Infantry (6 months, 1863-4)|115th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry (6 months, 1863-4), Companies C, H, and I
 
*[[123rd Regiment, Indiana Infantry|123rd Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Companies E, and G<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1299638454094_446" />
 
*[[133rd Regiment, Indiana Infantry (100 days, 1864)|133rd Regiment]], Indiana Infantry (100 days, 1864),
 
*[[149th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|149th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Companies C, H, and I
 
*[[156th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|156th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company D, and E
 
*[[28th US Colored Troops|28th US Colored Troops]], Addition Recruits for Colored Troops <br>
 
 
 
World War I
 
 
 
World War II
 
  
==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
+
'''''Civil War'''''<br>
 +
Civil War service men from Putnam 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 Putnam County.
  
==== Newspapers  ====
+
*[[1st Regiment, Indiana Heavy Artillery|1st Regiment]], Indiana Heavy Artillery, Company E
 +
*[[6th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry|6th Regiment]], Indiana Cavalry, Company C
 +
*[[10th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|10th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company H
 +
*[[11th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|11th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Reorganized Companies F, H, and K
 +
*[[13th Battery, Indiana Light Artillery|13th Battery]], Indiana Light Artillery
 +
*[[13th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|13th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Reorganized Company F, and H
 +
*[[14th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|14th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company D
 +
*[[15th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|15th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company F
 +
*[[16th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|16th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company K
 +
*[[20th Battery, Indiana Light Artillery|20th Battery]], Indiana Light Artillery
 +
*[[27th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|27th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Companies A, and I
 +
*[[43rd Regiment, Indiana Infantry|43rd Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Companies B, and H
 +
*[[59th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|59th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company G
 +
*[[78th Regiment, Indiana Infantry (60 days, 1862)|78th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry (60 days, 1862), Companies A, and B
 +
*[[97th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|97th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company D
 +
*[[99th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|99th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company I
 +
*[[115th Regiment, Indiana Infantry (6 months, 1863-4)|115th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry (6 months, 1863-4), Companies C, H, and I
 +
*[[123rd Regiment, Indiana Infantry|123rd Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Companies E, and G
 +
*[[133rd Regiment, Indiana Infantry (100 days, 1864)|133rd Regiment]], Indiana Infantry (100 days, 1864),
 +
*[[149th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|149th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Companies C, H, and I
 +
*[[156th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|156th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company D, and E
 +
*[[28th US Colored Troops|28th US Colored Troops]], Addition Recruits for Colored Troops
  
*see Newspaper Records - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Putnam/ Linkpendium]
+
'''''World War I'''''<br>
 +
*'''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]]
  
==== Obituaries  ====
+
=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
 +
{{IN Naturalization Intro|Putnam}}
  
*[http://www.vigo.lib.in.us/obituaries Wabash Valley Obituary Index] - contains most of Vigo County, but includes Putnam and other counties. These are indexes to obituaries published in Terre Haute newspapers from 1900-2007. <br>
+
* [https://secure.in.gov/apps/iara/search/Home/Search?searchNow=True&defaultCollectionId=&RecordSeriesId=5&Keywords=&County=Putnam&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.
  
*[http://pcpl21.org/localhistory/obituaries/index.php Putnam Public Library] - obituary index from The Banner Graphic, newspaper of Greencastle, covers 1972 to the present and is updated every two weeks. <br>
+
=== Newspapers ===
 +
{{IN Newspapers Intro|Putnam}}
  
==== Occupations  ====
+
* '''1804-2010''' [https://newspapers.library.in.gov/?a=p&p=regionbrowser&e=-------en-20--1--txt-txIN------- Hoosier State Chronicles 1804-2011]
 +
=== Obituaries ===
 +
{{IN Obituaries Intro|Putnam}}
  
==== Periodicals  ====
+
*[http://www.vigo.lib.in.us/obituaries Wabash Valley Obituary Index] - from the [http://www.vigo.lib.in.us/ Vigo County Public Library] contains most of Vigo County, but includes Putnam and other counties. These are indexes to obituaries published in Terre Haute newspapers from 1900-2007. <br>
 +
*[http://archives.pcpl21.org/localhistory/searchall/index.php Putnam Public Library] - obituary index from The Banner Graphic, newspaper of Greencastle, covers 1972 to the present and is updated every two weeks. <br>
  
==== Probate Records ====
+
=== Other Records ===
 +
{{IN Other Records Intro|Putnam}}
  
{{IN Probate Intro|Putnam}}  
+
=== Periodicals ===
'''Online Records'''
+
{{IN Periodicals Intro|Putnam}}
*'''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 '''$'''
 
  
 +
=== Probate Records ===
 +
{{IN Probate Intro|Putnam}}
  
{{IN Probate Repositories|Putnam|477004}}
+
*'''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]
  
==== Public Records ====
+
=== School Records ===
 +
{{IN Schools Intro|Putnam}}
  
===== School Records =====
+
* [http://www.indgensoc.org/membersonly/county/index.php#Putnam Directory of Teachers for Putnam County (1936)]  at [http://www.indgensoc.org/membersonly/county/index.php Indiana Genealogical Society] ($)
 +
===Social Security Records===
 +
*'''1935-2014''' {{RecordSearch|1202535|United States Social Security Death Index}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] - [[United States Social Security Death Index - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to use this collection]]; index. ''Also at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/3693/ Ancestry], [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/social-security-death-index findmypast], [https://www.fold3.com/title/830/ Fold3], [https://www.genealogybank.com/explore/ssdi/all GenealogyBank], [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10002/us-social-security-death-index-ssdi?s=270606331 MyHeritage], and [https://stevemorse.org/ssdi/ssdi.html Steve Morse].'' [[United States Social Security Administration Records#Social Security Death Index (SSDI)|Click here for more information]].
 +
*'''1936-2007''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/60901/ U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry ($)] — index, [[United States Social Security Administration Records#Social Security Applications and Claims Index|click here for more information]].
  
*Directory of Teachers for Putnam County (1936) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
+
=== Tax Records ===
 +
{{IN Tax Intro|Putnam}}
  
==== Taxation  ====
+
=== Vital Records ===
 +
{{IN Vital Intro|Putnam}}
  
{{IN Tax Intro}}  
+
==== Birth ====
 +
{{IN Birth Intro|Putnam}}
 +
*[http://ingenweb.org/inputnam/Putnam%20Births/index.html Birth Records] at [http://ingenweb.org USGenWeb Project]
  
{{IN Tax End}}  
+
==== Marriage ====
 +
{{IN Marriage Intro|Putnam}}
  
{{IN Tax Repositories WC|Putnam}}  
+
*'''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>
 +
*'''1800-2007''' [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=indiana%2cin Indiana, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast]  ($)
 +
*'''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]
 +
*'''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]]
 +
*[http://ingenweb.org/inputnam/Putnam%20Marriages/index.html Marriage Records] at [http://ingenweb.org USGenWeb Project]
  
===== Voting Registration  =====
+
==== Death ====
 +
{{IN Death Intro|Putnam}}
  
==== Repositories ====
+
*'''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>
 +
*'''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>
 +
*'''1899-2011''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60716 Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry]
 +
*[http://ingenweb.org/inputnam/Putnam%20Death%20Records/index.html Death Records] at [http://ingenweb.org USGenWeb Project]
  
 +
==== Divorce ====
 +
{{IN Divorce Intro|Putnam}}
  
===== Archives  =====
+
== Research Facilities ==
 +
{{IN Research Facilities Intro|Putnam}}
  
===== County Courthouse  =====
+
=== Archives ===
 +
{{IN Archives Intro|Putnam}}
  
[http://www.in.gov/judiciary/2904.htm Putnam County Courthouse]<br>1 Courthouse Square Street<br>PO Box 546<br>Greencastle, IN 46135-0546<br>Phone: 765.653.2648<br><br>County Health Department has birth and death records. C ounty Clerk has marriage records from 1822, Divorce and Probate Records from 1825 and Court Records from 1828.  County Recorder has land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Putnam County, Indiana 216 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
+
=== Family History Centers ===
 +
{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
===== Family History Centers  =====
+
'''Crawfordsville Indiana Family History Center'''<br>1086 North 125 West<br>Crawfordsville, IN 47933-6142<br>765-362-8006<br>E-mail:IN_Crawfordsville@familyhistorymail.org<br>[https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Crawfordsville_Indiana_Family_History_Center Website]<br>
  
 +
=== Libraries ===
 +
{{IN Libraries Intro|Putnam}}
  
{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
+
Putnam County Library<br>103 East Poplar Street<br>Greencastle, IN 46135<br>Phone: 765-653-2755<br>[http://pcpl21.org/services/local-history/ Website]
  
*[[Crawfordsville Indiana Family History Center|Crawfordsville Indiana Family History Center]]
+
=== Museums ===
 +
{{IN Museums Intro|Putnam}}
 +
*'''Putnam County Museum'''<br> 1105 North Jackson St.<br> Greencastle, IN 46135<br> Phone 765-653-8419<br>Email:[mailto:info@putnamcountymuseum.org info@putnamcountymuseum.org]<br>[http://www.putnamcountymuseum.org Website]<br>
  
For additional nearby Family History Centers, search online in the [http://www.familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator Family History Center directory].
+
== Societies ==
 +
{{IN Societies Intro|Putnam}}
  
===== Libraries  =====
+
*'''Putnam County Genealogical Club'''<br> RR 1, Box 28<br> Bainbridge, IN 46105<br>
 +
*'''Putnam County Historical Society'''<br> PO Box 801<br> 103 East Poplar St.<br> Greencastle, IN 46135<br>
 +
*'''Wabash Valley Genealogy Society'''<br> PO Box 7012<br> Terre Haute, Indiana 47802-7012<br>Email:[mailto:wvgs@inwvgs.org wvgs@inwvgs.org]<br>[http://inwvgs.org/ Website]<br>
  
Putnam County Library<br>103 E. Poplar Street<br>Greencastle, IN 46135<br>Phone: 765-653-2755<br>[http://pcpl21.org/services/local-history/ Local History and Genealogy Website]
+
== Websites ==
+
{{IN Websites Intro|Putnam}}
===== Museums  =====
 
  
===== Societies  =====
+
* [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Putnam/ Putnam County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
+
* [https://secure.in.gov/apps/iara/search/ Indiana Digital Archives] Search by name in all records or specific collections
'''Putnam County Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 116<br>103 East Poplar St.<br> Greencastle, IN 46135<br><br>
+
* [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
'''Putnam County Museum'''<br>1105 N. Jackson St.<br>Greencastle, IN 46135<br>Telephone Number: 765-653-8419<br>[http://www.putnamcountymuseum.org/ Website]<br><br>
+
* [https://digital.statelib.lib.in.us/legacy/indexes.aspx List of indexes and databases] at [https://www.in.gov/library/ Indiana State Library]
 
+
* [http://www.indgensoc.org/membersonly/county/index.php Indiana Genealogical Society Databases] Select a county
'''Wabash Valley Genealogy Society'''<br>PO Box 9347<br>Terre Haute, IN 47808-9347<br>[http://www.inwvgs.org/ Website]<br><br>
+
*[https://www.everynameindex.com/free_indexes/indiana_counties Every Name Index.com] Online indexes for county histories. Select a county
 
 
'''Putnam County Genealogical Club'''<br> RR 1, Box 28<br> Bainbridge, IN 46105<br><br>
 
 
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
 
 
{{IN Vital Intro}}
 
 
 
*[http://www.ingenweb.org/inputnam/ INGenWeb] - Birth Records; Death Reports; Marriages
 
*[https://secure.in.gov/apps/iara/search/ Indiana State Digital Archives]  
 
 
 
===== Birth Records  =====
 
 
 
 
 
===== Marriage Records  =====
 
 
 
*'''1780-1992''' {{RecordSearch|1674830|Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992}} - FamilySearch  <br>
 
 
 
*'''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>
 
 
 
*'''1811-2007''' {{RecordSearch|1410397|Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
 
 
*see Vital Records - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Putnam/ Linkpendium]
 
 
 
===== Death Records  =====
 
 
 
 
 
{{IN Vital Repositories|Putnam|481446}}
 
 
 
====  Web Sites  ====
 
 
 
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/indiana/putnam-county/ Putnam County, Indiana Genealogy, History and Facts]
 
 
*[http://ingenweb.org/inputnam/ INGenWeb], Putnam County
 
*[http://ingenweb.org/inputnam/ INGenWeb], Putnam County
*[http://usgwarchives.net/in/putnam/putnam.html USGenWeb], Putnam County
+
*[http://usgwarchives.net/in/putnam/putnam.html USGenWeb], Putnam County
*{{FHL|United%20States%2C%20Indiana%2C%20Putnam|place|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}, Putnam County
+
*[https://www.in.gov/library/genealogy.htm Indiana State Library], Putnam County records.
*[http://www.in.gov/library/3140.htm Indiana State Library], Putnam County records.  
+
*{{FHL Place IDNum|197976|Indiana|Putnam}} – 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.
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Putnam/ Putnam County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
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Revision as of 19:36, 19 June 2021

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

County Facts
County seat: Greencastle
Organized: December 31, 1821
Parent County(s): Vigo, Owen, Unorganized territory. [1]
Neighboring Counties
Parke  • Montgomery  • Hendricks  • Morgan  • Owen  • Clay
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County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

Putnam County was named for Israel Putnam. It is located in the west-central area of the state.[2]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Putnam County Courthouse
1 Courthouse Square Street
PO Box 546
Greencastle, IN 46135-0546
Phone: 765-653-2648
County Courthouse

Putnam County Health Department
1542 S Bloomington St Suite 1500
Greencastle, IN, 46135
Health Officer: Robert Heavin, MD
Phone Number: 765-301-7660
Fax: 765-301-7665
Email: jyoung@putnamhealthindiana.org
Health Department

County Health Department has birth and death records.
County Clerk has marriage records from 1822, Divorce and Probate Records from 1825 and Court Records from 1828.
County Recorder has land 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.

Putnam 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 1822 1882 1828 1824 1825 1807
*Statewide registration for births in 1907 and deaths in Oct 1899. General compliance by 1917.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

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 Putnam 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 Putnam County census records online, see: Indiana Census.

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1830 8,262
1840 16,843 103.9%
1850 18,615 10.5%
1860 20,681 11.1%
1870 21,514 4.0%
1880 22,501 4.6%
1890 22,335 −0.7%
1900 21,478 −3.8%
1910 20,520 −4.5%
1920 19,880 −3.1%
1930 20,448 2.9%
1940 20,839 1.9%
1950 22,950 10.1%
1960 24,927 8.6%
1970 26,932 8.0%
1980 29,163 8.3%
1990 30,315 4.0%
2000 36,019 18.8%
2010 37,963 5.4%
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]

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 Putnam County courthouse, where records are currently housed.

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Putnam 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]

Mexican War

Civil War
Civil War service men from Putnam 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 Putnam County.

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 Putnam 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 Putnam 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

Crawfordsville Indiana Family History Center
1086 North 125 West
Crawfordsville, IN 47933-6142
765-362-8006
E-mail:IN_Crawfordsville@familyhistorymail.org
Website

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Listed below are libraries in Putnam County. For state-wide genealogical societies, see Indiana Archives and Libraries.

Putnam County Library
103 East Poplar Street
Greencastle, IN 46135
Phone: 765-653-2755
Website

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

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

  • Putnam County Genealogical Club
    RR 1, Box 28
    Bainbridge, IN 46105
  • Putnam County Historical Society
    PO Box 801
    103 East Poplar St.
    Greencastle, IN 46135
  • Wabash Valley Genealogy Society
    PO Box 7012
    Terre Haute, Indiana 47802-7012
    Email:wvgs@inwvgs.org
    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.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Putnam County," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Putnam_County,_Indiana 3/30/2017.
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Indiana.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Indiana.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  5. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Indiana.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  6. Wikipedia contributors, "Putnam County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Putnam _County,_Indiana (accessed 10 May 2012).
  7. Wikipedia contributors, "Putnam County, Indiana," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Putnam_County,_Indiana, accessed 01 January 2020.