Frequently Asked Questions
Wells County INGenWeb


 
* Q: Can you help me find some information about my ancestor?

A: Unfortunately, I do not live anywhere near Wells County, and so I am unable to do local research. I have tried to provide as much actual data as possible on this website, and where the raw data is incomplete, I have provided addresses that you can use to contact local organizations who can help to put you in touch with what you are seeking. We also have many "lookup volunteers" who are willing to assist. Please look around the website to see what you can find!
 

* Q: Where can I get a copy of a birth, marriage, or death record?

A: This information is found on the "Sources of Local Information & Addresses" page.  Briefly, birth and death records go back to 1883 and can be ordered from the Health Department, and marriage records go back to 1837 and are ordered from the Courthouse.
 

* Q: Are the cemetery listings online?

A: Yes.  Those that are may be found on the "Cemetery Page," linked from the "Good Stuff" page.  For listings other than those online, you can write to the local library, whose address is on the "Sources of Local Information & Addresses" page.
 

* Q: Where can I get a copy of an obituary?

A: The Wells County Library, whose address is on the "Sources of Local Information & Addresses" page.  In addition to having a wonderful online obituary index, they also provide copies of them for a reasonable fee. Or, if it's a recent death, you can try searching the Wells County RootsWeb Message Board and the Bluffton News-Banner Obituary Archives which, together, have most local obituaries since about March 1999.
 

* Q: How do I join the local genealogy and historical societies?

A: There are links to the web pages for these organizations on the "Sources of Local Information & Addresses" page.

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Last update: Sunday, 16-Sep-2012 18:34:30 MDT