Indiana/Genealogy Room
Noble County Public Library
Albion, Indiana

First Page Noble Records

You will find the resources available in the Indiana/Genealogy Room well worth a trip to Albion.  Plan on visiting soon.  The spacious room has two library tables and an adequate number of chairs.  There are two microfilm readers and several computers available for visitors' use.  It would be impossible to include a complete list of everything in this room; however some of the major holdings which you probably won't find on-line are listed below.  Inquiries about In-house resources may be sent to Judy Richter - library version online in Noble County libraries

Burial Records
Christian Chapel Cemetery
     Sparta Cemetery - Partial

book form:
    1850 U. S. Census for Noble County
    1860, 1870, 1880, 1900 Census Index for Noble County
    1870 - DeKalb County
    1880 - DeKalb County
Census on Microfilm:
     1820 - Clark, Dearborn, Floyd, Franklin, Gibson, Jackson, Jefferson, Pike, Posey, Crawford, Delaware, Dubois, Harrison, Jennings, Knox, Lawrence, Martin, Monroe, Orange, Owen, Perry, Scott, Switzerland, Vanderburgh, Vigo, Wabash and Washington counties.
     1830 - Fayette, Lawrence, Gibson, Sullivan, Boone, Vermillion, Hamilton, Rush, Martin, Madison, Allen, Pike, Decatur, St. Joseph and Elkhart counties.
     1840 - Decatur, DeKalb, Delaware, Dubois, Kosciusko, Knox, Lake, LaPorte, LaGrange, Lawrence, Montgomery, Morgan, Noble, Wells, White, Whitley and Wayne counties. 
     1850 - Decatur, DeKalb, LaGrange, Lake, LaPorte, Morgan, Noble, Wells, White and Whitley counties.
     1860 - DeKalb, Delaware, LaGrange, Lake, Noble, Ohio, White and Whitley counties.
     1870 - DeKalb, LaGrange, Lake, Newton, Noble, Ohio, White and Whitley counties.
     1880 - Dearborn (part), Decatur, DeKalb, Delaware, DuBois (part), Kosciusko, LaGrange, Lake, LaPorte (part), Morgan, Newton, Noble, Wells, White and Whitley counties.
     1900 - Dearborn (part), Decatur, DeKalb, Delaware, LaGrange, Lake, Noble, Ohio, White, Whitley counties.
     1910 - Dearborn, Decatur, DeKalb, LaGrange, Lake, Montgomery (part), Ohio, Morgan, Noble, White and Whitley counties.
     1920 - DeKalb, Fountain, Franklin, Knox, LaGrange, Parke, Noble, Ohio, Orange, Perry, Warren Whitley, Warrick and Wayne counties.
     1930 - LaGrange, Jay, Jefferson, Noble, Montgomery, Ohio, Whitley and White counties.

Chattel Mortgage Index Book Q 1901-1903 - Index by Judy Richter

Coroner's Report of Violent Deaths
- Index  by Judy Richter 

    Magazine 1932-1964
    Patriot Index - Centennial Edition
    Roster of Revolutionary War Ancestors

Electronic Media
   Birth records from various states
Family Treemaker CDs - Listing from World Family Tree
    Marriage records from various states

Family Histories - Published books and vertical file folders by many local contributors.

Heritage Quest Online - a resource for census data, family records and local histories. It includes every extant U.S. Federal census, genealogies, primary source materials and more. Password required - Online use only on computers located in Noble County libraries.

Funeral Home Records  (Records are on line at this site in the Births & Deaths Section)
Brazzell Funeral Home Albion IN Records 1944-1992
     Brown Funeral Home Ligonier IN Coffin Book  1867-1886  1893-1908   
     Brown Funeral Home Ligonier IN Coffin Book Index Books 1-6  1908-1943

     Brown Funeral Home Record of Funerals 1890-1950
     Kerr Funeral Home Burial Permits 1899-1941
     Moore Funeral Home Cromwell IN 1948-1961
     Ulrey-Sedgwick Funeral Home Records 1942-1984

     Historical map of Old Indiana.
     Noble County Road Map - 1977.
     Noble County Atlas - 1874 and 1914.
     Plat of Merriam Christian Chapel Cemetery.
     Plat of Noble County - 1830.
     Plat of Noble County - 1878 pages.
     Plat of Noble County - 1931.
     Plats of original land entries for Noble, Wells and Whitley counties by Stuart Harter.

Microfiche and Microfilm
     Family Registry by the Church of Jesus Christ of Later-Day Saints.  January 1996.
     IGI files for North America dated September 1981 and July 1982
     Index of Surnames in Early Massachusetts.
     Indiana 1860 census alphabetical listing for Noble County.
     Indiana 1860 census reference tables.
     Naturalization records for Noble County.
     Telephone numbers for selected areas of the country in 1988.

Newspapers on microfilm
     Many scattered issues of county newspapers from 1850 through 1918.
     Albion New Era - 1919 to present.
     Avilla News - 1947 to 1985.
     Cromwell Advance - 1936 to 1975.
     Noble County American - 1941 to 1990.
     Noble County Democrat - 1928 to 1940.

Noble County
     Churches, Directories, Histories, Schools - published volumes too numerous to list and several vertical files with newspaper clippings, etc.

Obituary Files
Hundreds of newspaper clippings pasted to index cards and filed alphabetically by surname with obituaries dated from ca 1918 to 2000.  From 2000 to present, newspaper obituaries have been photocopied and bound in hard-cover books.  There are also 3-ring notebooks of obituary clippings  from nearby counties.

Prison Records
An alphabetical index of perons who were incarcerated January 1881 through March 1968.
            1881-1915    1916-1938

Published histories and miscellaneous data.
     Indiana Counties other than Noble - Allen, Clay, Crawford, DeKalb, Elkhart, Floyd, Grant, Hendricks, Howard, Huntington, Johnson,  Knox,  Kosciusko, LaGrange, Madison,  Perry,  Randolph, Scott, St. Joseph, Spencer, Steuben, Tippecanoe, Wabash, Wells and Whitley.
     Other States - Illinois, Kansas, Nebraska, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin.
     Other Countries & Continent -  Africa, Asia, Australia, Canada, Germany, Great Britain, Scotland.
     Pioneer Living - DeKalb County

Who's Who in America - Bound volumes 1922-1967

     A large collection of Central Noble and Albion High School yearbooks with a few from other Noble County high schools.