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Search the Saint Joseph County, Indiana 1832 - December 31, 1986 Estate Records Index

There are 39,736 index records in this database. This database is intended for genealogical research purposes only.

In 1919 Inheritance Tax Law was passed. Files prior to 1919 may be viewed at the Archives & Records Center. 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 until 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 genealogical database was made possible through the efforts of SBAGS volunteers and archivists, utilizing records held at the Archives & Records Center of St. Joseph County, Indiana.

For more information on the Archives & Records Center and how to obtain the records contained in this index, visit this SBAGS web page:

Archives & Records Center

All requests for records must be placed through the Archives & Records Center. SBAGS does not hold any records.

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List of CT:CC Codes

  • CC – Circuit Court
  • D1 – Superior Court 1
  • D2 – Superior Court 2
  • ES
  • S
  • J – Probate Court

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