Indexes for Elkhart County Census Records See 1830, 1840 census indexes for state of Indiana (heads of families only). Look for the abbreviation for Elkhart County after ancestor’s name, township, and page to find the ancestor on the microfilmed census of Elkhart County.
1860 Indiana Census Index for Elkhart County (white soft cover).
1870 census index for Indiana.
1880, 1900, 1910, 1920 and 1930 Soundex Indexes for Indiana are not available in this library. However, 1880, 1900 and 1920 can be found at the St. Joseph County Public Library, South Bend. The 1880 Soundex only indexes families with children under 10 years of age. Ancestry Library Edition indexes all census years, and can be accessed at any Elkhart Public Library location.
Census Records Microfilm are kept at the second floor Reference Desk at the Elkhart Public Library.
If the ancestor is found on a census record, a photocopy of the microfilmed record can be made. Record the roll number of the film, year of the census, county, township, and page. Also document where and when the copy of the census record was made.