Welcome to the Kosciusko County,Indiana
USGenWeb Project

Organized in April, 1836, Kosciusko County, Indiana is named in honor of Thaddeus Kosciuszko, a Polish Noble who fought with George Washington in the Revolutionary War. He was born in Warsaw, Poland, thus suggesting the name Warsaw for the county seat. The County is divided into 17 townships.

My name is Gene Andert and I am the USGenWeb Coordinator for Kosciusko County. The purpose of this site is to provide assistance and resources to those researching their genealogy and have an interest in Kosciusko County, IN.

What's New!
2012 Obituaries from Kosciusko County
Links to 3 eBooks of Kosciusko County History - see below

Vital Records of Kosciusko Co, IN

Census Records
With Complete transcriptions of the 1840, 1850, 1860 & 1870 Federal Population Census and 1850 & 1860 Mortality Schedules. Link to familysearch.org 1880 Federal Census
Delayed Birth Records
Transcription of 1264 Delayed Birth Records 1858-1935
Marriages Index
Index to Marriage Records 1836-1921. 18,467 marriages recorded
Divorce Index
Index to Divorce Records 1908-1933. 1,533 Divorces recorded
WPA Birth Records
Transcription of over 18,000 Birth Records 1882-1920 recorded by the WPA
Index to Guardianship Reports
Indexes 19 Volumes of the 1871 to 1964 Guardianship Reports
Civil War Soldiers
The Kosciusko Co. Men who served, the units they served in and links to genealogical research in the Civil War
1922 Voter's Registration Index
4,588 Records - From the first year women could vote in Kosciusko County
Researching Land Records
Information on land records in Kosciusko County - legal description definition, township/county maps and Hoosier Homestead Awards
Deed Book Index
Index to Kosciusko County Deed Books 1 to 10
Original Tract Book
Transcript of Original Tract Book documenting first sales of land within Kosciusko Co by the Federal government
1879 Plat Maps
From Kingman Brothers "Combination Atlas Map". Includes images of maps, township index and everyname index
County Farm Records
Over 1500 records covering individuals at the County Farm (also known as the County Infirmary)
Will Index
Index to Kosciusko Co Wills 1844 to 1920
Index to Estate Inventories & Administrations
This index of 14,436 records covers 1852 to the mid 1970s
SSDI Death Index
Courtesy of Rootsweb, the Social Security Death Index contains over 12,000 Kosciusko County People
WPA Death Records
Transcription of 7455 Death Records 1882-1920 recorded by the WPA
Vital Records Access:
Kosciusko County Offices to contact to order vital records

People: Queries, Surnames, Bios, Photos, Genealogies

Site-wide Search Capability

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Surnames and Queries
Site-Managed Surnames and Queries - before 2002
Rootsweb Message Board: Use this Board for all new queries.
GenForum Query Board:
Surname Search
Search engines to search the Kosciusko Co site, Indiana and All sites for a specific surname
Biographies
Indiana Biographies Project of Kosciusko County People
Obituaries
Over 44,000 obits from 1953-1960, 1980-2009, Over 4200 obits from Mentone area 1885-1995, 3900+ miscellaneous obits, 4000+ Milford Area: 1899-1942; 13,695 Pierceton 1921-1948, 1966-1971; 7,071 Silver Lake 1901-1947; Syracuse 1875-1933
Photo Album
Photos of Kosciusko County People and Places
Researcher's Pages
Links to many web sites of Kosciusko County Researchers
Kosciusko County Historical Society and Genealogy Section:
They offer a large number of books for sale and sponsor a very nice library in Warsaw, IN housing many early, original records saved from the courthouse. The Pioneer Family Application Form can be found here.

Kosciusko County Research Resources

Kosciusko Co. History:
Marge Priser's YesterYear in Print site
A standard history of Kosciusko County, Indiana by L.W. Royce, 1919. Online eBook
Kosciusko County, Indiana early history, biographical sketches compiled by L.B. Hillis, 1911. Online eBook
Biographical and historical record of Kosciusko county published Lewis Publishing Company, 1887. Online eBook
Calendar of Kosciusko Co Events:
Reunions, Meetings, Etc...Add your own relevant event
Email Discussion List:
Email list to discuss Kosciusko Co genealogy and history
Northern Indiana Map
1895 Rand McNally map of Northern Indiana, with Counties and Towns
Kosciusko Co GIS
Kosciusko County Geographic Information System (GIS)
Cemeteries
A listing of Kosciusko Co. Cemeteries
Look-ups:
Cemetery Records, Census Records and other vital records
Professional Research:
Professional research assistance by Sue Zellers
Books:
Historical and Genealogical related books and publications about Kosciusko Co
Index to Coplen's Kosciusko Co. History Vol 1:
Everyname index to Kosciusko County: A Pictorial History
Index to Coplen's Kosciusko Co. History Vol 2:
Everyname index to Kosciusko County: An Oral and Pictorial History
Times-Union Newspaper: Warsaw, IN Times-Union

Adjacent Counties to Kosciusko County

ELKHART: North - adjacent to Scott, Jefferson, Van Buren and Turkey Creek Townships
NOBLE: East - Adjacent to Turkey Creek and Tippecanoe Townships
WHITLEY: East - Adjacent to Washington, Monroe and Jackson Townships
WABASH: South - Adjacent to Jackson, Lake and Seward Townships
FULTON: Southwest - Adjacent to Franklin Township
MARSHALL: West - Adjacent to Scott, Etna and Harrison Townships
ST. JOSEPH: North and West

Indiana Genealogical Resources

INGenWeb's Indiana Master County Index: USGenWeb link To Indiana Counties
Indiana Location Finder: Database of Indiana Villages, Towns, Cities, Townships, Counties and Post Offices
Indiana Resources on Rootsweb: Rootsweb's collection of Indiana resources
Cyndi's Indiana List: Indiana resources gathered by Cyndi Howells, owner of Cyndi's list of Genealogy Sites
Indiana Newspaper Search: A fee-based research site covering over 125 Indiana Newspapers (from as early as 1840s)
Indiana Genealogy Society:
Indiana Historical Society: Many links to their resources
Indiana Historical Markers: Searchable database on all Historical Markers in State.
Indiana Historical Bureau: Home page of the Indiana Historical Bureau.
Indiana State Archives: Info and links to their collections
Early Indiana Marriages: up to 1850 in the Indiana State Library searchable database




About The USGenWeb Project

The goal of the USGenWeb project is to create a global library for genealogy research. This library provides electronic versions of genealogical resources and volunteers to answer research questions via the Internet. Through Query and Surname pages, researchers are made aware of those who might have ties to the family being researched, thus the USGenWeb project helps facilitate your research. The USGenWeb project seeks to leverage at the County level a variety of research tools, including Lookups, Queries and Surname lists, and transcriptions of public records, using the wide accessibility of the Internet.

The USGenWeb Project is an outgrowth of the original Ky Gen Web Project. In June, 1996 volunteers were found who were willing to coordinate the collection of databases and generally oversee the contents of the web page of the state of Indiana. If you would like to get involved with Indiana USGenWeb, please contact Denise Wells, the Indiana USGenWeb coordinator. The Assistant State Coordinators are Lena Harper and Jeff Kemp. Volunteers are needed and cheerfully accepted.

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Gene Andert / Fort Wayne, IN /

This page was last updated on 10 March 2013

This page has been accessed by Searchers since 16 September 1996


2013 by Eugene W. Andert
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