The WPA indexes can be obtained at the Reference Desk on the second floor of the Library. If there are many entries for the family names being researched, make photocopies of the index pages where surnames of names being researched appear. Be certain to copy the title page to each volume used. There is information on the title page that is used in documenting research findings. Also note the volume and page numbers of the county record book where each vital record is found. This information is needed to order a photocopy of the record.
Also available is an index of Elkhart County, Indiana marriage records, 1830-1849.
Copies of available Elkhart County birth and death records indexed by the WPA may be ordered at the Vital Records office of Elkhart County Health Department, 608 Oakland Ave., Elkhart, IN 46516, (574) 523-2283. Volunteers will make non-certified copies of birth and death records for genealogical purposes. Contact the Health Department for information regarding fees.
Marriage records cited in the WPA index are available at the Elkhart County Clerk’s office. The deputy clerk will need the volume and page numbers given in the WPA index to locate the record for copying. Contact the Clerk’s office for information regarding fees.