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This page is under development and is NOT a complete listing of all La Porte County family history resources available in the Genealogy Division at the Indiana State Library at this time. As new La Porte County family history resources are added, this page will be updated.

Birth Records

Delayed Birth Records
Records Issued 1941-1970
MiCrofilm, Second Floor

WPA, Index to birth records, 1882-1920.
Genealogy Division, 977.201 L315u

WPA, Index to birth records, Michigan City, 1882-1920.
Genealogy Division, 977.201 L315u

Death Records

WPA, Index to death records, 1882-1920.
Genealogy Division, 977.201 L315u

WPA, Index to death records, Michigan City, 1882-1920.
Genealogy Division, 977.201 L315u

Marriage Records

Marriage Applications
Vol. 1-22, 1905-1921
MiCrofilm, Second Floor

Marriage Applications, Michigan City, 1913-1923
MiCrofilm, Second Floor

Marriage Records
Vol. A-X, 1832-1922 (No Volume N)
MiCrofilm, Second Floor

Marriages, 1832-1861.
Microfilm, Second Floor

Arndt, Gloria and Donna M. Nelson Divorces 1833-1860, and 1861-1875, ….Indiana c. 2007, 2008
Genealogy Division Geneal. 977.201 L315di

Arndt, Gloria, Nelson, Donna, Palmer, Nelson & Dorothy Jean Germain. La Porte County, Indiana, marriage index. 2004. V.2 c. 2005 Marriage Index 1926-1930
Genealogy Division, 977.201 L315La

DAR,   . . . Marriage (license) records, book A-B, 1832-1850.  [1971/73].  2 vols.  (Also 1973 ed. of marriages, 1832-1844 containing complete index & courthouse index from marriage books).
Genealogy Division, 977.201 L315tna

La Porte County, Indiana, marriage records.
Genealogy Division, 977.201 L315L

Marriage records of La Porte County, Indiana, from the organization date 1832-1850 inclusive.
Genealogy Division, 977.201 L315ma

Marriages, July 1832 - Oct. 1844 (The Hoosier Genealogist, vol. 18, no. 2, June 1978).
Genealogy Division, 977.2 H789

WPA, Index to marriage records, 1850-1920.
Genealogy Division, 977.201 L315u

WPA, Index to supplemental records, marriage applications, 1850-1920.
Genealogy Division, 977.201 L315u

Deed Records

Deed Book, Vol. A, 1837-1849
MiCrofilm, Second Floor

Deed Indexes, 1831-1897 (Grantee only, 1831-1848; Grantor only, 1933-1948).
Microfilm, Second Floor

Deed Indexes, Grantee & Grantor
Vol. 1-13, 1832-1903
MiCrofilm, Second Floor

Deed Records
Vol. A-Z, 1833-1854
Vol. 1 - 89, 1855-1901
MiCrofilm, Second Floor

Tax Deeds, Vol. A-B, 1863-1923
MiCrofilm, Second Floor

Probate Records

Complete Records Michigan City
Vol. 1-2, 1901-1919
MiCrofilm, Second Floor

Partition Records
Vol. 1-8, 1853-1926
Vol. 1, 1898-1916
MiCrofilm, Second Floor

Probate Complete Records
Vol. A-Z, 1836-1918 (No Volume J)
Vol. 1-5, 1912-1921
MiCrofilm, Second Floor

Probate Order Books
Vol. A-Z, 1831-1914 (No Volume J)
Vol. 1-5, 1914-1922
MiCrofilm, Second Floor

Probate Order Books, Michigan City
Vol. A-D, 1899-1920
MiCrofilm, Second Floor

Probates, 1832-1851; Indexes, 1852-1900?
Microfilm, Second Floor

Will Records

Estate Index
Vol. 1, 1832-1881
MiCrofilm, Second Floor

General Index to Estates
Vol. 1, 1832-1881
MiCrofilm, Second Floor

Will Records
Vol. A-J, 1844-1921
MiCrofilm, Second Floor

Will Records, Michigan City
Vol. 1-2, 1898-1920
MiCrofilm, Second Floor

Wills, 1844-1899.
Microfilm, Second Floor

Rowley, Dorothy.,  . . . Abstracts of wills from book A, [1844-1871].  [1968].  n.p.
Genealogy Division, 977.201 L315rw

Wills, 1844-1871 (The Hoosier Genealogist, vol. 8, no. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, Mar. - Apr., May - June, July - Aug., Sept. - Oct., Nov. - Dec., 1968).
Genealogy Division, 977.2 H789

Cemetery and Church Records

St. John's Church Records, Michigan City
Microfilm, Second Floor

The birth of Carmel Cemetery. . . 2pp.  (missing 1982)
Genealogy Division, p.f. 977.201 Luncat. no. 3

DAR.,  Westville Cemetery inscriptions.  [1974?].  5pp.
Genealogy Division, p.f. 977.201 L315 no. 4

[Ind. Historical Society.,  Cemetery records. . .].  1941.  23 pts.
Genealogy Division, p.f. 977.201 L315 no. 1

Vonesh, Mrs. Frederick T.,  Coulter Cemetery, New Durham township . . . [1972?].  [2pp.]
Genealogy Division, p.f. 977.201 L315 no. 3

Anderson, Robert L.,  Salem United Church of Christ, Cemetery records. . . 1888-1987.  [1988].  [42]
Genealogy Division, 977.201 L315an

Bethel Presbyterian Church, Union Mills, Indiana, Church sessional records, 1850-1879.  117pp.
Genealogy Division, 977.202 U585be

D.A.C.,  Cemetery inscriptions, Lake, Porter, and Starke cos. . . [1968].  117pp.  (Vol. 2 is "LaPorte and Porter Counties."  1973.  130pp.).
Genealogy Division, 977.201 L192c

DAR.  Cemetery records. . . [1955-1978].  4 vols.  (Also 149pp. index comp. by ISL)
Genealogy Division, 977.201 L315d

Donoghue, Paul F.,  Springville Cemetery records. . . [1982?].  14, [6pp.]
Genealogy Division, 977.201 L315do

Garman, Harry O.,  Methodist Episcopal Church, Rolling Prairie, Ind.,  Kankakee township. . . (Church history & records, 1835-1933).  1933.  72, [1], 15pp.
Genealogy Division, 977.201 L315g

Harris, Patricia Gruse. Old Burial Ground Michigan City, IN, Michigan Township, …c. 2005
Genealogy Division, Geneal. 977.202 M624hob

Harris, Patricia Gruse. St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery aka Polish Cemetery c. 2007
Geneal. 977.202 M624hsc

Heckman Memorial Cemetery aka Hesston Cemetery…Indiana c. 2005
Genealogy Division Geneal. 977.201 L315hec

Markanka, Paul H.,  Atlas of cemeteries. . . Information from set of WPA maps, Mr. Gene McDonald & various sextons from Oct. 1971 to March 1974. . .
Genealogy Division, f977.201 L315m

Methodist Church, Ladies Aid Society, Union Mills, Ind.,  1897-1902.  60pp.
Genealogy Division, 977.202 U585me 1980

Munger, Mrs. Robert C.,  Veterans of the War of 1812 buried in La Porte County . . . Comp. from records of La Porte County Pioneer Cemetery Commission.  [1978].  [9pp.]
Genealogy Division, 973.5 I39m

Nelson, Donna M. Foster Cemetery aka Foster Burial Grounds, Galena Township,…Galena Township, c. 2007
Genealogy Division Geneal. 977.201 L315nfc

Niendorf, Deloris Rensberger. St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, U.S.C. Otis..: baptism, confirmations, marriages, deaths, 1871-1921. 1992. 178 leaves.
Genealogy Division, 977.201 L315sp

Teeter Cemetery, …Indiana. C. 2006
Genealogy Division Geneal. 977.201 L315tec

Union Mills Cemetery . . .
Genealogy Division, 977.201 L315un 


Census Records

Indiana State Library.  Index to 1840 census. . . [1972].  13pp.
Genealogy Division, 977.201 L315i

Werner, Betty Newland. Index to 1870 U.S. census, La Porte Co. Indiana. 1987. 83pp.
Genealogy Division, 977.201 L315w

Werner, Betty Newland. Index to 1880 U.S. census, La Porte Co. Indiana. 1988. 98pp.
Genealogy Division, 977.201 L315we

Court Records

Common Pleas Order Books
Vol. 1-G, 1853-1876
MiCrofilm, Second Floor

General Index of Guardianships
Vol. 1, 1834-1881
MiCrofilm, Second Floor

Guardianship Index
Vol. 1, 1830's - 1879
MiCrofilm, Second Floor

Henderson, Harold.  In court in La Porte: An every-name index to the first legal proceedings in La Porte County, Indiana, 1833-1836, including some cases heard in 1837 and 1838.
Genealogy Division, 977.201 L325hen

La Porte…Indiana Circuit Court Cases State of Indiana vs. (Defendants) 1837-1850 c. 2006
Genealogy Division Geneal. 977.201 L315Lcir

Schultz, Fern Eddy. Genealogical records in courthouse offices. 1984.
Genealogy Division, 977.201 L315se

Wenzel, Mary.  Circuit Court cases: state of Indiana vs. (defendant), March 10, 1851- October 30, 1872.
Genealogy Division, 977.201 L315Lcira

History

Historical directory. . . n.d. 4pp.
Genealogy Division, p.f. 977.201 Luncat. no. 1

Land Records

Schultz, Fern Eddy.  Index . . . tract book.  69(?)
Genealogy Division, 977.201 L315sf

Military Records

Enlistment Records of Soldiers, Vol. 1-2, 1919-1932
MiCrofilm, Second Floor

Soldiers Discharge Records, Vol. 1, 1865-1898
MiCrofilm, Second Floor

Naturalization

Naturalizations, LaPorte County, Indiana Genealogical Society.
Abstracts from declarations of intentions, LaPorte County, Indiana
Genealogy Division, 977.201 L315nr
(Date added to call # for each of the following volumes:)
2 May 1870 - 10 Oct. 1876
Oct. 1876 - May 1884
19 June 1884 - April 1894
27 Apr. 1894 - 01 Sept. 1906
Oct. 1908 - Nov. 1910
Nov. 1910 - Oct. 1913
Oct. 1913 - Mar. 1918
Mar. 1918 - Sept. 1918
Sept. 1918 - Nov. 1922
Dec. 1922 - June 1929


Naturalization records: abstractions from second papers, ... October 1854 through April 1888. : La Porte Co. Indiana Genealogical Society. 1994. 25 leaves.
Genealogy Division, 977.201 L315n


Naturalization records: abstractions from second papers, ... May 1888 - April 1903: La Porte Co. Indiana Genealogical Society. 1997. 6 leaves.
Genealogy Division, 977.201 L315nd

Naturalization records: abstractions from declaration of intentions, ... -- 22 Aug. 1854 through 11 Oct. 1856 La Porte Co. Indiana Genealogical Society. 199?. .
Genealogy Division, 977.201 L315nr

Naturalization records: abstractions from declaration of intentions, Superior Court, Michigan City.. -- 12 Apr. 1912/02 Nov. 1917 and 02 Nov. 1917/08. La Porte Co. Indiana Genealogical Society. 2005?. .
Genealogy Division, 977.201 L315nrs

School Records

Rowley, Dorothy.,  . . . School enumeration of the children between the ages of 5 and 21 years in the 1840's.  [1964?].  572pp.
Genealogy Division, 977.201 L315r

Miscellaneous Records

Clerk's Ledger, Jan. 2 - Nov. 30, 1943.
Microfilm, Second Floor

Complete Records, Michigan City
Vol. 1-2, 1901-1919
MiCrofilm, Second Floor

Rowley, Dorothy.  Bible records. . . [1963].  8pp.
Genealogy Division, p.f. 977.201 L315 no. 2

Rural directory. . . [1907?].  11pp.
Genealogy Division, p.f. 977.201 Luncat. no. 2

Arndt, Gloria D. Grand Army of the Republic Members of the Gilbert Hathaway Post #110
1882-1918 Rolling Prairie, Indiana c. 2008
Genealogy Divison Geneal. 977.202 R574agr

DAR.  Bible records.  Comp. by Gretchen Tyler.  [1970].  52pp.
Genealogy Division, 977.201 L315db

Funeral Homes and Undertakers of Michigan City, …Indiana 2006
Genealogy Division,  Geneal. 977.202 M624fu

Palmer, Dorothy J. Germain, and Mary Wenzel.  …Commitments to benevolent, educational, and reformatory institutions and related guardianships, 1848-1920.
Genealogy Division, 977.201 L315pLc

Schultz, Fern Eddy. Genealogical gleanings from.. whig, 07. Aug. 1847 through 30 July 1851. 1986.
Genealogy Division, 977.201 L315s

Schultz, Fern Eddy. Genealogical gleanings from.. union, 13 Sep. 1854 through 25 July 1855, 30 July 1856 through 22 July 1857, 29 July 1857 through 22 July 1858. 1987.
Genealogy Division, 977.201 L315sc

Many of the records identified on this page were initially selected by Carolynne L. Wendel Miller in her book, Indiana Sources for Genealogical Research in the Indiana State Library, published in 1984 by the Indiana Historical Society.

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