Research Resources

Links are sorted alphabetically as shown with an appropriate description. 


Description SSN Death Index comprehensive searchable index by surname, birth date and death date or SSN. Membership is required and there is a 14 day free period. Beyond the free period, a paid subscription is required.  

Castle Gardens

Searchable site with Info on 10 million immigrants from 1830 to 1892 that crossed in to US through Ellis Island.   

Cemetery Interment Lists on the Internet

Searchable site by country, state and county. Site contains transcriptions submitted by the public. Very partial listings and few cemeteries are shown.

Census Diggins

Web site with several database search engines and a vast amount of genealogical references and information including census data. Searches by state and county and much more

Census Online

Site contains census data by state based on Federal Census forms, some dates 1800 - 1930.   

City of Hammond History

Searchable web site has links to various buildings with matching history and other data.

Cyndi's List

Very well known genealogy site with resources by state and country. Indiana resources are shown here when site is visited.

Dept. of Veterans Affairs

National Cemetery Administration

Every Name Index

Free Genealogy Every Name Index Databases for those big old county histories, vintage yearbooks,
directories, and other similar publications.

Family Search Labs

Searchable and vast amount of records including census, court and legal records, military, and vital records.

Find A Family History Center Near You

Searchable site for locating Family History Centers throughout the United States. 

Genealogy how to

Excellent resource on starting a genealogy search. Also includes links to the more notable Internet genealogy resource sites.

German United Evangelical Zion Church

Extractions Index from 1859 to 1900 for Baptisms, Confirmations, Marriages and Deaths. Site is not current.

Hammond Library Obituary Index

Obit indexes from 1939 to 2007.

Henderson County Finder

Searchable database currently contains obituaries from January 1, 1986 - present. As time permits, obituaries will be added from previous years. There is no indication as to the location of the obituaries.

High School Yearbooks

Hammond Public Library index of some of the high schools in Lake County. No on-line display of the yearbooks, only location in library. Other reference books.

History of Lowell, Indiana

Site is managed by the Lowell town historian. Various links to other site and references plus a chronological list of some of the events and organizations in Lowell.     

Indiana Family Group Sheets

USGW project page for families by generations by surnames.

Indiana Historical Society

Great website with a variety of links for all types of reference and research material

Indiana Newspapers

Rootsweb message board with very limited activity. Posts to this board are aimed at finding the archived article in local papers.    

Indiana Obituary Look-up Volunteers

Site is organized by county with some listings showing available resources.

Indiana Pioneer Cemeteries Restoration Project (INPCRP)

Site is dedicated to anyone that is interested in submitting information on abandoned or unknown cemeteries.

Indiana Pioneer Life

One page site that  describes Indiana pioneer life in 1879.

Indiana State Library

Most of the Genealogical resources require the person to be in the library building. Cannot access via the Internet.

State Historic Architecture and Archaeology Record Database (SHAARD)

Researchers can easily search records concerning National Register properties, theaters, historic bridges, county surveys, and cemeteries, gaining information on a resource’s location and site characteristics, as well as view photos and maps of the sites and structures. Anyone can access the cemetery records and structure records by simply clicking on “Enter SHAARD as a guest” in the top right hand corner of the welcome page.

Indiana Township Outline Maps

Indiana Dept of Education site that shows all Indiana county boundaries and other stats.

INGenWeb Archives Index

Searchable archive for Indiana counties for Biographies, Deeds (land),  Military Records, Obituaries, and Photographs.

IUPUI digital collections

Vast IUPUI searchable collection of historical records, photographs, and much more. Too much to summarize.

Lake County History

County History Preservation Society with history facts dating back to 1849. Searchable by county and town.  

LDS Family History Library Catalog

Index of various genealogical material that is avaialble on microfilm at a LDS library. Titles and summaries are shown only

Marriage Book Index: 1837-1920

Northwest Indiana Genealogical Society site Indexed by both bride and groom surname to provide marriage license data so a copy of the actual license can be obtained from county.   


Personal site with researcher submitted county and state migration data. This site is out of date.

National Cemetery Administration

Department of Veterans Affairs

Native American Resources for Researching

USGW project site dedicated to Native American genealogy. Various link and tribe links.

Naturalization Records Database

Indiana State archives

Perry-Castañeda Library

Searchable University of Texas site that shows some Indiana state and city maps.

Political Graveyard

Link is for Lake County. Site provides historical background of well known politicians and burial location and other personal data.

Poorhouse Story

Limited Indiana counties but with great pictures and background data covering poor houses.

Radix, Hungarian Genealogy

Searchable site that contains substantial reference data for Hungarian and other ethnic groups.

Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness

Searchable site with volunteer resources listed and what research activity is provided.  

Roosevelt High School

Former East Chicago high school, searchable site for email addresses for alumni of the school from classes 1925 - 1986. Site also contains history time line.

Rootsweb Guide to Tracing Family Trees Index

All in one guide with links to country and ethic groups. Common search criteria, links, steps and methods are shown,  


Genealogy research site loaded with articles, search tools and other topics and many other references. 

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

Searchable Civil War commeration site sponsored by the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War.  

Surname to Soundex Code

Site contains links to cemetery lists, message boards, surname search and  many other lnks for genealogy research.

Swedish Ancestry - Research

Researcher is located in Sweden. Comprehensive web site that describes services offered and prices.

USGenWeb Archives Special Collections

Out of date USGW site that has a special collection archive data covering yearbooks, family and military publications, journals and letters, and photo collections.

USGenWeb Census Project

Searchable by state and county federal census index from  1820 -1930. On line transcriptions are shown for some dates and counties

USGenWeb Special Projects

The US GenWeb project page with links to a substantial amount of researcher submitted resources including  Archives, Digital Map, Pension, Census, Church Records, Marriage Records, Obituaries, Special Collections, Genealogical Events,  Kidz Project,  Lineage and Tombstone projects.

Vital Records  (1907 and on Birth Records and 1900 and on Death records)  

Birth Records from October 1907 on and Death Records  from 1900 on available on line or by phone.  All cost and application information are available on this site. 

WorldGenWeb Project

Just as the name implies. Various global country links and other resources.