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Saint Joseph County Coroner's Records - Index
1879 - 1960

Coroner Records are critical to genealogical research as information contained in them may not appear elsewhere. Some people may never own property or generate any other probate or death record. Many of Saint Joseph County's Coroners kept fastidious records and frequently recorded verbatim depositions from family and friends of the deceased. Many of the earlier Coroner reports contained many "John Doe" cases since the report was entered where the death or accident happened not where the victim resided or worked.

The St. Joseph County Archives contains Coroner Records from 1879 to the 1990's. A minimal number of files exist from the 1960's, but the availability increases in the 1970's. The most recent Coroner Records are not as interesting or entertaining as the earlier files since they are based on autopsies and police descriptions not colorful and exaggerated depositions. The records in this index contain records up to 1960.

This index has been created from the original records, located at the Saint Joseph County Archives.

For more information on the Archives and how to obtain or view the records, check this link.Archives

These files are sorted by Surname. They are very large and may take time to load.

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