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Indiana State Library

Library > Collections & Services > Collections > Genealogy > Indiana County Research Guides > Jay County Jay County

Jay County was created in 1835 from Delaware and Randolph Counties.  It is located on the Ohio border in northeast Indiana.  The county seat is Portland.

 

 

 

Selected Holdings at the Indiana State Library

The following list is not complete.  Further resources may be found by searching the Indiana State Library online catalog.

Print Materials from the Genealogy Division

Land Records

Early Land Owners, 1874
ISLG 977.201 J42ea

Original Land Purchases
ISLG 977.201 J42g

Tract Book of Entry, 1832-1854
ISLG 977.201 J42t

Marriage Records

Marriage Records, 1837-1892
ISLG 977.201 J42d v. 1-6

Marriage Records, 1844-1853
ISLG 977.201 J42j

Marriage Records, 1866-1883
ISLG 977.201 J42mi

Marriages, 1837-1865
ISLG 977.201 J42be

WPA Index to Marriage Records, 1850-1920
ISLG 977.201 J42u v. 3 pt. 1-2

WPA Index to Supplemental Marriage Transcripts, 1882-1920 and Index to Supplemental Marriage Applications, 1880-1920
ISLG 977.201 J42u v. 4

Vital Records

Marriage Records, 1837-1892
ISLG 977.201 J42d v. 1-6

Marriage Records, 1844-1853
ISLG 977.201 J42j

Wills and Probates

Wills and Estates, 1838-1847
ISLG 977.201 J42d v. 1

Other Library Materials

Online Resources

Cemeteries and Obituaries

Marriage Records 

Military

Vital Records 

Wills and probates

Locating Original Records

For Further Research

GEN JD 1-24-2017