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Michigan City Indiana Library
100 E. Fourth Street
Michigan City, Indiana 46360
(219) 879-4561
Has an line Obituary Index Search Engine
Not totally complete - but what an effort!

Contact them for current fees.
La Porte County Genealogical Society

Click on above link for current news and activities
LaPorte County Library
904 Indiana Avenue
LaPorte, IN 46350-3435
Phone: 219-326-6156
See below for a list of directories that this library has: ***
La Porte County Historical Society & Museum
Take a walk into yesteryear. Visit the museum at a new location.
Lots of research material and helpful staff too.
Phone:  219/324-6767
LaPorte County Pioneer Cemetery Commission Files
Contact Patricia Gruse Harris  at
Rolling Prairie Library
1 E Michigan St
Rolling Prairie, IN
(219) 778-2390
Union Mills Branch Library
3727 W 800 S
Union Mills, IN
(219) 767-2604
Wanatah Public Library
104 N Main St,
Wanatah, IN
(219) 733-9303
Westville Public Library
153 Main St,
Westville, IN
(219) 785-2015
Kingsford Heights Library
436 Evanston Rd,
Kingsford Hts, IN
(219) 393-3280
La Crosse Public Library
- moved here to new location - 307 E Main St,
La Crosse, IN
(219) 754-2606
Westville Community Historical Society The Wanatah Historical Society
site updates by: Don Millbranth
Access La Porte County
Visitors Information
La Porte County Government On Line
Township, cities & Election info  new
Allen County Public Library - Allen Co.,, Indiana.
and do a search under the Texts (top left links in browser) for your county name + Indiana or State you are searching for and surf through the titles.Comes in pdf files on the left under View the Book section to download. These are the original scans of the films and huge files so will take some time to download.
Indiana State Library
old La Porte County Newspapers
140 N. Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46204
LaPorte Herald Argus
recent Obituaries
News Dispatch
recent Obituaries
America's First Immigration Center  
Michigan City Indiana
hosted by Richard Blissmer
INDIANA - RESOURCES - GOVERNMENT OFFICES LaPorte County, Indiana Court Records
Indiana State Archives

Follow through the pages to find what you are looking for
and/or follow their email instructions. - State is restructuring their site.
Federal Land Records Site
Search for land records and descriptions by owner
Logansport State Hospital Cemetery
(Sometimes called Longcliff Cemetery )

A New site being built for the Internet and already containing a lot of information may be found at Family Search

"Other Free Links"

Berrien County Genealogical Society
"Our friends to the North of us"
Starke County, Indiana - INGenWeb Project
"Our friends to the South of us"
St. Joseph County Indiana Gen Web Site
"Our friends to the East of us"
Porter County Indiana
"Our friends to the West of us"
Michiana Genealogical Index    South Bend Area Genealogical Society
Berrien County Gen Web

Cass County Michigan link
Roots Web - Books We Own Co-Op Cyndi's List
Huge data base with lots of helpful links.
Bureau of Land Management
National Genealogical Society
Genealogical Standards
Ohio River Valley Families
Roots Web
Genealogy search engine
The Association for Gravestone Studies Tombstone Meanings
Growth of a Nation - Movie NARA - Civil War & Other Government Research
Veteran Links
Indiana Department of Veteran Affairs
Burial & Memorial Benefits
Obtaining Military Records
Ind. Pioneer Cemeteries Restoration Project
Home Page for - INPCRP for the state of Indiana
Illinois Data Bases Michigan Family History Network
Dibean Michigan Marriages
Google Search Engine Switchboard
Find a phone number
Social Security Death Index Indiana Genealogy Facts
Indiana Disasters   new Maps of Indiana (1790 - 1893)
Surname Origins     new Genealogy Inc
History at Home - "A Guide to Genealogy"

Stress Breakers

Photos around our County
Robb Quinn
National Geographic Live Cam
Botswana, Africa
Earth Cams
10 different live cameras
State Comparisons

***The following directories are available at the La Porte Library:
1884-86 has LaPorte City, Michigan City, AND County Lists Separated by Township
1887-88 Has LaPorte City, Michigan City, AND County Lists with county residents sorted alpha, not by township.
This also indicates "property & real estate owners", so might not include non-owner tenants.
1890 is a LaPorte City Only Directory the next one is 1897.

WPA Vital Records Indexes are available for about 2/3 of the Indiana counties.
They have marriages (usually 1850-1920) and sometimes application info for a few of the included years; deaths and births (both generally 1882-1920).
Look for these in both book form and microfilm. The following counties are NOT included: Blackford, Brown, Crawford, Dearborn, Decatur, DuBois,
Fayette, Grant, Jefferson, Jennings, Lawrence, Marshall, Noble, Ohio, Porter, Randolph, Ripley, Rush, Scott, Steuben, Switzerland, Tipton, Union,
Wabash, and Whitley. The following counties have only partial indexes: Fulton, Kosciusko and Pulaski.

Indiana Death Index 1882-1920 (WPA) at (requires payment) includes the following counties: Adams, Allen, Benton, Boone, Carroll,
Cass, Clay, Clinton, Daviess, DeKalb, Delaware, Elkhart, Floyd, Fountain, Franklin, Fulton, Gibson, Greene, Hamilton, Hancock, Harrison,
Hendricks, Henry, Howard, Huntington, Jackson, Jasper, Jay, Johnson, Knox, Kosciusko, Lagrange, Lake, La Porte, Madison, Marion,
Martin, Miami, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Newton, Orange, Parke, Perry, Pike, Posey, Putnam, Shelby, Spencer, St. Joseph,
Starke, Sullivan, Tippecanoe, Vanderburgh, Vermillion, Vigo, Warren, Warrick, Washington, Wayne, Wells & White County

The following News Papers are available at the Michigan City Library on Microfilm.
** indicates sporodic issues within time frame noted - -     ++ indicates best sources for research with a few issues missing her and there.

Michigan City Press
5/8/1939 - 10/18/1939

The Weekly Times
2/20/1909 - 8/7/1909

Michigan City News ++
8/11/1887 - 6/4/1938

Michigan City Evening News ++
8/1/1887 - 6/8/1922

Michigan City Evening Dispatch ++
4/26/1881 - 6/4/1938

Michigan City Dispatch  ++
9/1879 - 10/2/1913

Michigan City Enterprise **
11/28/1855 - 6/9/1871

Michigan City Gazette **
5/5/1841 and 7/21/1841

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Presented by: The La Porte County Indiana Cemeteries and Research Association