First Families of Carroll County, Indiana

A New Program Sponsored by

The Carroll County Historical Museum

"Honoring the memory and sacrifices of our pioneer ancestors"

Your Carroll County Historical Society and Museum is initiating a new program called First Families of Carroll County, Indiana. This program will honor our pioneer ancestors and their families, who helped to establish our county, by preserving their lineage for our future generations. Members will be given recognition at the August Old Settlers Meeting in Delphi and they will be receiving a Certificate of Recognition as a First Family of Carroll County, Indiana.

To qualify for membership as a First Family of Carroll County, you must provide documented evidence that your ancestor resided in Carroll County, Indiana between December 31, 1824 and August 1, 1855. A direct line from the applicant to their pioneer ancestor must be proven at each step, including the spouse in each generation, and all documents must include full citation. This lineage will be included in the permanent genealogy collection of the Carroll County Historical Society and Museum.

Primary or collateral evidence may come from vital statistics, land or tax records, courthouse or other government records, church or school records, family Bible records including the date of the Bible, diaries or letters which state the fact to be proven. Secondary evidence may include: census records, dated newspaper clippings, county histories, or photographs of tombstones. Altered copies, unsupported or circumstantial evidence will not be accepted as proof.

Your Carroll County Historical Society and Museurn contains many resources to assist you in your genealogy research to qualify for membership in this program. We have materials available in book, card file, microfilm, micro fiche and CD formats for Carroll county, other Indiana counties and many states. Some of the materials available for Carroll county include the following:

Birth and Death Records 1882 to present
Marriage Records 1828-1999
Census Records 1830-1930
Probate and Wills 1828-1999
Delphi Newspapers 1850-1958
Camden Newspapers 1880-1946
Hoosier Democrat 1899-1974
Funeral Home Records - Carroll County Cemetery Records
Census Books from several states
DAR Records
War and Pension Records
Quaker Records from several states
3,000+ Genealogy Books and CDs

To become a member, please complete all of the information requested on the following pages and submit them along with all. the required documentation and a one-time processing fee of $15.00 to the Carroll County Historical Society and Museum. Please call us if you wish to make an appointment for assistance with your research, or just drop by the Museum on the days and times listed below.

Carroll County Historical Museum
Ground Floor Court House
101 W. Main Street
P.O. Box 277
Delphi, IN 46923-0277

Tue., Thur., and Fri. 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.,

and by appointment 765-564-3152