Official county records can be a valuable resource for researching the history of specific properties as well as biographical information about property owners in Delaware County. These records include Census records, cemetery records, vital records (birth, marriage, and death records), tax records, mortgage records, deeds, civil orders, wills, and probate records documenting family relationships, property holdings/values, and land and building locations and descriptions.
Circa 2000, the Ball State University Libraries Archives and Special Collections transferred a large quantity of official Delaware County records in their original format to the Muncie Public Library. Prior to transfer, the following records were microfilmed and the microfilm reels are currently available for use in Bracken Library (Microforms Collection, 1st Floor East). Note that many of the reels are prefaced by an index of names that appear in the record images (indicated in CardCat record below).
The following indexes located in Archives and Special Collections can be used to navigate Delaware County records on microfilm:
Index to records for deaths in Delaware County, Indiana between 1827 and 1920. Entries include the name, sex, race, and age of the deceased; their date of death; birth place; and the book and page number where the original death record can be found.