DeKalb County INGenWeb Project
DeKalb County Courthouse ~ Auburn, Indiana


This is one of ninety-two Official USGenWeb and INGenWeb Project sites providing and sharing genealogy research for all whose ancestors lived in DeKalb County, Indiana.


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  In March and April of 1996, a group of genealogists organized the Indiana Comprehensive Genealogy Database. The idea was to provide a single entry point for all counties in Indiana, where collected databases would be stored. In addition, the databases would be indexed and cross-linked, so that even if an individual were found in more than one county, they could be located in the index. At the same time, volunteers were found who were willing to coordinate the collection of databases and generally oversee the contents of the web page.

If you are interested in becoming a host of an Indiana county, please contact the INGenWeb State Coordinator by clicking on her name as your schedule permits - Denise Wells or email her at and she will share all the details.

She is ably supported by our Assistant INGenWeb State Coordinators. Should Denise be unavailable for any reason, please call on her assistants for guidance, advice and instruction.

Lena Harper - or Jeff Kemp -

 I am Dan Terry, the coordinator for the DeKalb County, Indiana USGenWeb Project. This Indiana GenWeb was established with the guiding principle of sharing genealogical research for the benefit of all. There are many volunteers and contributors who have donated much of the worthwhile material available on this site. If you have found some information particularly useful, please take a moment of time to send an email expressing your appreciation for all their hard work. I also ask you to share your thoughts and comments, ask your questions, and make your suggestions. Together, we can build on the foundation provided for us as we search for our DeKalb County ancestors.

Remember: Articles on this web site may NOT be reproduced in any format for profit or presentation by other organizations. Persons or organizations, i.e. libraries, societies, desiring to use this material for noncommercial purposes, MUST obtain the written consent of the contributor. Also, although the material presented on this site has been proofread, etc., the researcher should verify the information found with the original source.

Those of us having ancestors in DeKalb County, Indiana are eternally grateful to the following persons for their lifetime commitment in preserving the county's history. If it were not for them, much would have been lost. Please take a moment to read about their many contributions.

Martha Troas May Wise and Fayne Harter 

When visiting DeKalb County, Indiana we recommend a visit to The William H. Willennar Genealogy Center. Their extensive collection of DeKalb County material is second to none. They have an exceedingly competent staff to assist you with your research - in person, by telephone or email requests. Click on their web site link below for more detailed information.

The William H. Willennar Genealogy Center 

 Site Index

DeKalb County Resources's Social Security Death Index's World Tree Births Deaths


 County Info Local History including how to get certificates Census Bureau DeKalb Community Network County History Preservation Society

Current Obituaries Auburn Evening Star Ft. Wayne Journal Gazette Ft. Wayne News-Sentinel

DeKalb Co. GenForum

DeKalb Co. Images from the Indiana State Library Collection

DeKalb County Indiana Genealogy Society

Family History Library Resources

Garrett Clipper Obituaries at the Garrett Public Library

Genealogy Home Pages

Indiana Marriages before 1850

Land Record Indexes BLM Ft. Wayne LaPorte

Libraries Butler Public Library Eckhart Public Library Garrett Public Library Waterloo Public Library


Place Names

Political Graveyard

RootsWeb Message Boards (includes Bible Records, Deeds, Obituaries, Queries, Wills, etc.)

White City Cemetery

 Other Links

1820 Indiana Census

Cyndi's List - US - Indiana

Ellis Island Records

FamilySearch Internet Genealogy Service

Firstmom's Genealogy Resources & Records

GenConnect Global Search



Indiana Genealogical Society

Indiana Historical Society

Indiana Migrations Project

Indiana Orphan Trains Project 

Neighboring GenWeb Counties:

IN: Allen LaGrange Noble Steuben OH: Defiance Williams

Ohio River Valley Families

Other GenWeb Links

Virtual Cemetery


Do you have any questions, comments or suggestions? Would you like to contribute research material to the DeKalb County, Indiana GenWeb site? Please contact me! Dan Terry at


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