Archives of St. Joseph County · Records

New Prisoner and Estate Records Indexes on SBAGS Website!

Prisoner Records Index of Saint Joseph County, Indiana
August 1, 1893 – May 31, 1896

Use the search form to access the 2941 index records in this database.
http://www.sbags.org/prisoner.htm

The data in this index was taken from a book entitled,
“Volume 1, Jail Register, Acts of 1891, St. Joseph County.”

This database was taken from the book and no individual documents exist.
This index contains all record from the book for persons age 21 and over.
There are no felony records in this database.

 

Estate Records Index of Saint Joseph County, Indiana
1832 – June 1963

Use the search form to access the 25,590 index records in this database.
http://www.sbags.org/estate.htm

In 1919 Inheritance Tax Law was passed. Files prior to 1919
may be viewed at the Archives. Files after 1919 must be sent to Probate Court
for removal of Inheritance Tax information prior to being viewed at the Archives.
The missing information in columns is missing on the actual record.

Many of the early records till around 1927 do not have specific file numbers.
Please note that there are file numbers that represent the book-page number from
old Estate Entry Claim & Allowance Docket & Fee Books. Some entries in that column may
have OB in front of a number and that stands for Order Book number and page number.

Many files do not have the date of death. Most of these records are Inheritance Tax Only.
The worth was less than $500 and are Inheritance Tax Only files which are confidential
according the Inheritance Tax law of 1919. All Inheritance records are confidential.
This database is intended for genealogical research purposes only.

These databases were made possible through the efforts of SBAGS volunteers,
utilizing records held at the Archives of St. Joseph County, Indiana

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