Wells County, Indiana
Sources of Local Information
Listed below are addresses of government agencies, businesses, and other heritage organizations that are often good sources of genealogical information when researching in Wells County. Please contact them using the addresses and phone numbers below. Where they are known, links to websites are provided.

Vital and Official Records


Be sure to read Rhonda McClure's informative article on writing requests for records

* Birth & Death Certificates
Wells County Department of Health
223 West Washington St.
Bluffton, IN 46714-1955
http://www.wellscounty.org/healthdept.htm

phone: (260) 824-6489
fax: (260) 824-8803

* Marriage/Divorce/Civil Records
Wells County Courthouse, County Clerk
102 Market St. W., 2nd floor
Bluffton, IN 46714-2091
http://www.wellscounty.org/clerk.htm

phone: (260) 824-6479
fax: (260) 824-6559

  • Records from 1837
* Probate Records (Wills)

Wells County Courthouse, County Clerk
102 W. Market St., Suite 201
Bluffton, IN 46714-2091
http://www.wellscounty.org/clerk.htm

phone: (260) 824-6479
fax: (260) 824-6559

* Land Records (Deeds)
Wells County Courthouse, County Recorder
102 W. Market St., Suite 203
Bluffton, IN 46714-2091
http://www.wellscounty.org/recorder.htm

phone: (260) 824-6507
fax: (260) 824-1238

  • Copies usually $1.00/page (2006 price); check Records Fee schedule on website for further information.


Other Local Organizations and Contacts

 ~ Funeral Homes ~

* Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Funeral Homes
(formerly Elzey & Haggard Funeral Homes)

120 W Mill St
Ossian, IN 46777-9300
phone: (260) 622-4114
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Thoma-Rich, Chaney & Lemler
308 W Washington St
Bluffton, IN 46714-1956
phone: (260) 824-3850
History from Indiana Historical Society
Article from News-Banner
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Goodwin Memorial Chapel
3220 E State Road 124
Bluffton, IN 46714-9300
phone: (260) 824-3852
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Myers Funeral Home
415 N Lee
Markle, IN 46770-9300
phone: (260) 758-2121
~ Government Websites ~
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Wells County
The online home of the Wells County Government
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Town of Ossian official website
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City of Bluffton
Sections on city history, how Bluffton got its name "The Parlor City," etc.


~ Libraries ~
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Wells County Public Library
Main Library
200 West Washington Street
Bluffton, IN 46714-1999
phone: (260) 824-1612
fax: (260) 824-3129
Genealogy request form
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Ossian Branch Library
207 North Jefferson Street
Ossian, IN 46777
phone: (260) 622-4691
~ Newspapers ~
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Bluffton News-Banner (daily newspaper)
125 North Johnson Street
Bluffton, IN 46714-1926
phone: (260) 824-0224
fax: (260) 824-0700
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Ossian Journal (weekly newspaper)
125 North Johnson Street
Bluffton, IN 46714-1926
phone: (260) 824-0224
~ Schools ~
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Bluffton-Harrison Metropolitan School District
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Northern Wells Community Schools



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Southern Wells Community Schools
~ Societies ~
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Wells County Genealogy Society
P.O. Box 54
Bluffton, Indiana 46714
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Markle Area Historical Society
1430 Oak
Huntington, IN 46750
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Wells County Historical Museum
420 West Market St. (the historic Stewart-Studabaker House)
Bluffton, IN 46714
phone: (260) 824-2363
Over 10,000 historic items pertinent to Wells County, its people, agriculture and industry. Artifacts, pictures and records of county history from 1826.  Check website for hours.
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Indiana Sons of the American Revolution
Local chapter is Anthony Halberstadt Chapter, Decatur
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Captain William Wells Chapter, DAR
Defunct?
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Indiana Genealogical Society
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Society of Indiana Pioneers
Regular membership is open to men and women 18 years of age and older who prove one or more of his or her ancestors meets the qualifications of an Indiana Pioneer.
~ Other ~
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Wells County Factbook
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Wells County Chamber of Commerce
202 South Main St.
Bluffton, IN 46714
phone: (260) 824-0510
   
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Markle Area Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 110
Markle, IN 46770

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