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Hendricks County
Probate Records Project

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Records Preservation Project

GRANTS:

Hendricks County Community Foundation logo

Hendricks County Community Foundation - $500 (2011)

Hendricks County Community Foundation - $750 (2010)


Honoring Our Ancestors logo

Honoring Our Ancestors - $500 (2009)


DONORS:

  • Darlene M. Atkinson - Indianapolis, IN
  • Conrad Burton - Decatur, IN
  • John Cashman - Coal City, IN
  • Ron Darrah - Indianapolis, IN
  • Marvin Emrich - Brownsburg, IN
  • Shirley Richison Fields - Avon, IN
  • Dessa Fountaine - West Jordan, UT
  • Genealogy Nuts Group - Danville, IN
  • Huntington County Genealogical Society - Huntington, IN
  • Barbara Krehbiel - Charleston, IL
  • Argil Mahan - Indianapolis, IN
  • Susan Parker - Seattle, WA
  • Phyllis Parsons - Clayton, IN
  • Larry Slavens - Des Moines, IA
  • Grace E. Smith - Harrison Township, MI
  • Sherri S. & Randall R. Stansel - Norman, OK
  • Meredith Thompson - Avon, IN
  • Sherry Thompson - Lebanon, OK
  • Joanne Walters - Noblesville, IN
  • Curt Witcher - Fort Wayne, IN
  • Paula Zenker

PROJECT UPDATE - 1 JULY 2014

ABOUT THE PROJECT:

The Indiana Genealogical Society is coordinating volunteers to unfold and digitize 34 boxes of Hendricks County probate records that are in the basement of the Hendricks County courthouse in Danville, Indiana. These court records date from 1824 (when the county was founded) through the early 1900's and have never been microfilmed, indexed or otherwise been accessible to the public. Probate records include estate and guardianship cases, as well as some criminal and civil court cases, and as such contain some fascinating details about the lives of early settlers.

When the project is complete, the original papers will be stored in the Plainfield library's climate-controlled archives. Copies of the digital files will be given to the Hendricks County Clerk's office.

SAMPLE RECORDS:

Civil War pension doctor's bill estate inventory gambling with a turkey
Civil War pension (1867)
(PDF)
Doctor's bill (1828)
(PDF)
Estate inventory (1870)
(PDF)
Gambling with a Turkey (1847)
(PDF)

Visit our photo album on Facebook for more sample records from the project.

THANK YOU:

The Indiana Genealogical Society would like to thank all those who are helping with this project, especially:

Donate online:

Or send a check (made payable to Indiana Genealogical Society) to:

Indiana Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 10507
Ft. Wayne, IN 46852-0507

Please indicate "Records Preservation Project" on the memo line of your check.




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