Welcome to the Saint Joseph County INGenWeb Site

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Grab that favorite drink, relax and enjoy, hope that you find the information that you are looking for......

This web site is possible only through the generous contributions from people who are dedicated to St. Joseph County.

I want to thank all who have contributed, to make this a great place for others to research their genealogy.

Updated most everyday - If you do not find what you want today, bookmark it, and check back with us again!

Photographs and other content on these pages are intended for the private, non-commercial use of the general public. Copying them for private use is authorized, however republishing the content of this site is prohibited without prior written permission.

Copyrights are  held by the originators of the content, and are provided here as a courtesy, not to be published elsewhere.

Copyright - 1996 - 2020



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Address Book & Address Book & Resources (Includes Gov., Libraries, Museums, & Societies)

INGenWeb Archives (Updated)

The Spirit of Notre Dame - Includes Its History, Legends and Lore - By Dorothy Corson


INGenWeb Counties

Obituaries Over 15,000 Always updating


INGenWeb Unknown Counties


Birth Records

The Ladewski Papers - Search the digitized histories of local immigrant  families  assembled by South Bend genealogist Gertrude "Lucky" Ladewski Always updating


Cemeteries with index to inscriptions

The Transcribed Books of Gene Szymarek & Lucky Ladewski

  • Polish Marriage Applicants 1905 to 1915

  • Cedar Grove Cemetery Inscriptions

  • St Joseph Cemetery Inscriptions from the Old Section

  • Szymarek & Ladewski - Browse up to five generations of immigrant families resting in St Joseph & Cedar Grove Cemeteries

St Joseph County Fire Departments Photo's and Histories

Cemeteries Transcribed Always updating - Some Tombstone Photo's

LaSalle Council Boy Scouts of America

Camp Tamerack - Wood Lake - Staff Memories

St. Joseph County Links

Census Index (1870, 1880 & 1910)

Local & Family History Services, St. Joseph County Public Library

St. Joseph County Police Departments ) Photo's and Histories

Centenarians Always updating

Lookups (07/24/2011)

St. Joseph County Postal

Coroner's Records Index

Lost & Found - If you have photo's that need identified send them along with any pertient information that you may have an we will post them for possible identity. Please send along your e-mail address for contacting. Also any found documents that you would like to see back in the rightful hands of family are welcome too. (11/14/2007)

St Joseph County Schools

1945 St. Joseph's Academy Year Book

Death Records

Mailing List for St. Joseph Co.

Soldier & Sailor’s Children Home

Disasters - Train Wrecks, Storms, Fires, etc


Social Security Death Index

Family Group Sheets Always updating

Marriage Records

Roman Catholic Church Marriages - Go to the Catholic Church Marriages Introduction!

Marriages - 1921-1924 - submitted by Chris Kovach

South Bend Area Genealogy Society (aka - SBAGS)

Family Photo Albums Always updating (09/16/2005)

Message Board - Post and read queries and data

South Bends Historical Heritage

Funeral Homes


Veteran's are still missing in action. If you are able to help locate family members the military is trying to locate/match to these families so that they may be returned to those for proper burial.

Townships & Cities

Genealogy Homepages

Michiana Genealogical Index - Present by the SBAGS from the dedicated work of Mr. Norbert Cramer. The link is above and I hope that you are able to make use of it. It is very interesting/useful.

Vietnam Memorial - online

Girls Scouts of Singing Sands Council

Honoring Our Veteran's Always updating

Vital Records

Hungarian Immigrant Collection - by Chris Kovach

Native American Links

Wills & Probates Index

Immigrant Information Includes: Pioneer Family - Pictures - Societies - Churches

Naturalization Records

Web Site Updates

Indiana Links

Newspaper items collected by: Richard Berkheiser


New Additions

Churches of St. Joseph County (06/05/2011)

Civil War Veteran's from Mishawaka (06/05/2011)

History of St. Joseph County Businesses (01/18/2010)

A complete Prussian Military Record (07/12/2012)

St. Joseph County on Facebook (07/21/2013)

Reporter ventures into little Flemish town that birthed so much of Mishawaka (07/21/2013)

Sacred Heart Independent Hungarian Catholic Church

The Polish Digitized Record Base (Added 10/24/2013)

St. Joseph County Naturalization Index (Added 01/09/2014)



http://www.ingenweb.org/instjoseph/MEMORIES OF ELIZABETH M. (HORVATH) RADTKE/memories of elizabeth m. horvath - radtke.htm

A photo index of Her life while working as a Secretary at:

Studebakers, in South Bend and  Naval Plant Representative Office of Bendix Aerospace Systems Division in Mishawaka, IN

"The Chosen"

We are the chosen. In each family there is one who seems called to find the ancestors. To put flesh on their bones and make them live again. To tell the family story and to feel that somehow they know and approve. Doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead, breathing life into all who have gone before. We are the story tellers of the tribe. All tribes have one. We have been called, as it were, by our genes. Those who have gone before cry out to us: Tell our story. So, we do. In finding them, we somehow find ourselves. How many graves have I stood before now and cried? I have lost count. How many times have I told the ancestors, "You have a wonderful family; you would be proud of us.". How many times have I walked up to a grave and felt somehow there was love there for me? I cannot say. It goes beyond just documenting facts. It goes to who I am, and why I do the things I do. It goes to seeing a cemetery about to be lost forever to weeds and indifference and saying - I can't let this happen. The bones here are bones of my bone and flesh of my flesh. It goes to doing something about it. It goes to pride in what our ancestors were able to accomplish. How they contributed to what we are today. It goes to respecting their hardships and losses, their never giving in or giving up, their resoluteness to go on and build a life for their family. It goes to deep pride that the fathers fought and some died to make and keep us a nation. It goes to a deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for us. It is of equal pride and love that our mothers struggled to give us birth, without them we could not exist, and so we love each one, as far back as we can reach. That we might be born who we are. That we might remember them. So we do. With love and caring and scribing each fact of their existence, because we are they and they are the sum of who we are. So, as a scribe called, I tell the story of my family. It is up to that one called in the next generation to answer the call and take my place in the long line of family storytellers. That is why I do my family genealogy, and that is what calls those young and old to step up and restore the memory or greet those who we had never known before."

by Della M. Cummings Wright; Rewritten by her granddaughter Dell Jo Ann McGinnis Johnson; Edited and Reworded by Tom Dunn, 1943."


In Memory of

Daniel T. Rich

Dan went to the big Genealogy Library in the sky on the morning of April 30, 2009.

Dan was a big contributor to the web site and he will be missed by the many whom he helped along the way.

May he rest in peace knowing that he helped so many....


Memorial Book for Dan

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St. Joseph County - Townships Centre / Clay / German / Greene / Harris / Liberty Lincoln / Madison / Olive / Penn / Portage / Union / Warren

St. Joseph County -Cities and Towns and Villages

Georgetown / Granger / Gulivoire Park / Indian Village / Lakeville / Mishawaka / New Carlisle /

North Liberty / Osceola / Roseland / South Bend / Walkerton

(For further information about City, Town or Villages click on name below)



Gulivoire Park

Indian Village



New Carlisle

North Liberty



South Bend


Unincorporated Communities - Ardmore / Chain-O-Lakes / Colburn / Crest Manor Addition / Crumstown / Georgetown / Gilmer Park / Granger / Gulivoire Park / Hamilton / Hi-View Addition / Hubbard / Lydick / Maple Lane / Miami Trails Addition / Notre Dame / Nutwood / Olive / Orchard Heights Addition / Pleasant Valley / Terre Coupee / Westfield / Woodland / Wyatt / Zeigler

For  more information about the InGenWeb Project or if you would like to host a county,

please contact the Indiana State Coordinator: Lena Harper

Assistant State Coordinators Jim Cox - Assistant State Coordinator Karen Zach - Assistant State Coordinator



In Memory and Honor of our past State Coordinators of INGenWeb:

1996-1998 - Betty Sellers

1998-2000 - Fred Finkbiner

2000-2002 - Patrick Hays

2003-2004 - Gene Andert

2004-2011 - Debra Behler

2011 - 2012 - Katy Hestand

2012 - 2016 - Denise Wells

2016 - 2017 - John Peck

2017 - ???? - Lena Harper

Adjacent Counties to St. Joseph County

ELKHART - Updated 9/16/2012

KOSCIUSKO - Updated 9/16/2012

LA PORTE - Updated 05/23/2016

MARSHALL - Updated 9/16/2012

STARKE - Updated 9/16/2012

BERRIEN CO. MI - Updated 9/16/2012

CASS CO. MI - Updated 9/16/2012

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Let us know if the web site has helped to further your family lines.

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Special Thank You to Eric Craig

Betty Sellers Awards


There is a section set up for our St. Joseph County Veteran's, if you would like to send the name of your: Veteran, Military Served, Dates served, please do so.

Also if anyone has old photo's of the area or family that they would like to submit I have set up a page for these too. Any suggestion are always welcome.

Please put in the Subject Line if it is for a Military or Photo's, etc., for St. Joseph County.

We would love to thank each and every person who has helped to make this web site what it is today. THANK YOU ALL!! for your contributions.

Please send to St. Joseph County Coordinator:

Sharon Gill-Vanden Bossche - SharonV45@aol.com

Or to the St. Joseph County Assistant Coordinator:

Georgia Gill-Elkins - Jorja51@aol.com

Saint Joseph County, Indiana INGenWeb Site


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