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{{Infobox U.S. County | county = La Porte County | county_map = | state = Indiana | state_map = Indiana.png | latd = | longd = | founded year = 1832 | founded date = January 9 | seat = La Porte | building image = | building address = [http://www.laportecounty.org/ La Porte County Courthouse]<br>813 Lincoln Way<br>La Porte, IN 46350<br>Phone: 219.326.6808<br> [http://www.Laportecounty.us/ '''La Porte County Website''']}}  
 
{{Infobox U.S. County | county = La Porte County | county_map = | state = Indiana | state_map = Indiana.png | latd = | longd = | founded year = 1832 | founded date = January 9 | seat = La Porte | building image = | building address = [http://www.laportecounty.org/ La Porte County Courthouse]<br>813 Lincoln Way<br>La Porte, IN 46350<br>Phone: 219.326.6808<br> [http://www.Laportecounty.us/ '''La Porte County Website''']}}  
  
== County Courthouse ==
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=== Historical Facts ===
  
[http://www.laportecounty.org/ La Porte County Courthouse]<br>813 Lincoln Way<br>La Porte, IN 46350<br>Phone: 219.326.6808<br><br>County Clerk has marriage records from 1832, <br>divorce, probate and court records from 1834.<br>County Recorder has land records.<br>County Health Department has birth, death and burial records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), La Porte County, Indiana 214 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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==== Populated Places ====
 
 
== History  ==
 
 
 
==== Parent County ====
 
  
'''1832--'''La Porte County was created 9 January 1832&nbsp;from [[St. Joseph County, Indiana|St. Joseph]] County.'''County seat:''' La Porte <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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*City of Laporte
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*Rolling Prarie
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*Michigan City
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*Otis
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*Westville
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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'''1832--'''La Porte County was created 9 January 1832&nbsp;from [[St. Joseph County, Indiana|St. Joseph]] County.<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
 
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
 
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
 
 
City of Laporte
 
 
 
Rolling Prarie
 
 
 
Michigan City
 
 
 
Otis
 
 
 
Westville
 
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Starke County, Indiana|Starke]]
 
*[[Starke County, Indiana|Starke]]
  
== Resources ==
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==== Record Loss ====
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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=== Resources ===
  
*Cemetery &amp; Research Association Of La Porte County, Indiana - [http://www.dunelady.com/laporte/cemeteries/ website]
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==== Bible Records  ====
  
Greenwood Cemetery, Michigan City
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==== Biographies  ====
  
Springville Cemetery, Springville
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==== Business Records  ====
  
Rolling Prarie Cemetery, Rolling Prarie
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==== Cemeteries  ====
  
St John Kanty Cemetery, Galena Township
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*Cemetery &amp; Research Association Of La Porte County, Indiana - [http://www.dunelady.com/laporte/cemeteries/ website]
 
 
Pine Lake Cemetery, Laporte
 
 
 
St Stanislaus, Michigan City
 
  
Swan Lake, Michigan City  
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*Greenwood Cemetery, Michigan City
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*Springville Cemetery, Springville
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*Rolling Prarie Cemetery, Rolling Prarie
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*St John Kanty Cemetery, Galena Township
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*Pine Lake Cemetery, Laporte
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*St Stanislaus, Michigan City
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*Swan Lake, Michigan City  
  
==== Census  ====
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==== Census Records ====
  
 
{{Census|Indiana}}  
 
{{Census|Indiana}}  
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*Index to Defective, Dependent &amp;&nbsp;Delinquent Census for LaPorte County, Indiana (1880) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
 
*Index to Defective, Dependent &amp;&nbsp;Delinquent Census for LaPorte County, Indiana (1880) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
==== Church  ====
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==== Church Records ====
  
==== Court  ====
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==== Court Records ====
  
 
LaPorte County is the only county in Indiana that has 2 courthouses. One is located in Michigan City and the other is&nbsp;in the county seat of the City of La Porte.  
 
LaPorte County is the only county in Indiana that has 2 courthouses. One is located in Michigan City and the other is&nbsp;in the county seat of the City of La Porte.  
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*Directory of Businesses in LaPorte County, Indiana (1868) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
 
*Directory of Businesses in LaPorte County, Indiana (1868) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
==== Land ====
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==== Emigration and Immigration  ====
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==== Ethnic and Religious Groups ====
  
==== Local Histories ====
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==== Gazetteers ====
  
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==== Genealogies  ====
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==== Histories  ====
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===== Local Histories  =====
  
 
*Packard, Jasper. 1976. ''History of LaPorte County, Indiana, and its townships, towns and cities''. (Evansville, Ind: Unigraphic.) 977.291 H2p FHL US/CAN Book {{FHL|210015|item|disp=FHL Collection}} [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-laporte-county-indiana-and-its-townships-towns-and-cities/oclc/247208329&referer=brief_results other libraries] Digital version at {{FSbook|88299}}
 
*Packard, Jasper. 1976. ''History of LaPorte County, Indiana, and its townships, towns and cities''. (Evansville, Ind: Unigraphic.) 977.291 H2p FHL US/CAN Book {{FHL|210015|item|disp=FHL Collection}} [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-laporte-county-indiana-and-its-townships-towns-and-cities/oclc/247208329&referer=brief_results other libraries] Digital version at {{FSbook|88299}}
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*[http://everynameindex.com/LaPorteCoIN.html Every Name Index to History of La Porte County, Indiana].&nbsp; Every Name Index compiled by Cathy L. O'Connor, 2007; original text by by Chas. C. Chapman &amp; Co., 1880; reproduction by Unigraphic, Inc., 1974. [http://www.everynameindex.com EveryNameIndex.com]
 
*[http://everynameindex.com/LaPorteCoIN.html Every Name Index to History of La Porte County, Indiana].&nbsp; Every Name Index compiled by Cathy L. O'Connor, 2007; original text by by Chas. C. Chapman &amp; Co., 1880; reproduction by Unigraphic, Inc., 1974. [http://www.everynameindex.com EveryNameIndex.com]
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==== Land and Property  ====
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*Maps and Gazetteers - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/La_Porte/maps/ Linkpendium]
 
*Maps and Gazetteers - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/La_Porte/maps/ Linkpendium]
  
==== Military ====
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==== Military Records ====
  
Civil War  
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'''Civil War '''
  
 
Civil War service men from La Porte&nbsp;County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in La Porte&nbsp;County.  
 
Civil War service men from La Porte&nbsp;County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in La Porte&nbsp;County.  
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*[[28th US Colored Troops|28th US Colored Troops]], Addition Recruits for Colored Troops
 
*[[28th US Colored Troops|28th US Colored Troops]], Addition Recruits for Colored Troops
  
Civil War Books  
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''Civil War Books ''
  
 
*"Military Record" Chapter 25 in Packard, Jasper. 1976. ''History of LaPorte County, Indiana, and its townships, towns and cities''. (Evansville, Ind: Unigraphic.),&nbsp;(page 195-400; Regiment,&nbsp;Companies, Name's)&nbsp;&nbsp;977.291 H2p FHL US/CAN Book&nbsp; {{FHL|210015|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-laporte-county-indiana-and-its-townships-towns-and-cities/oclc/247208329&referer=brief_results other libraries]&nbsp;&nbsp; DDigital version at {{FSbook|88299}} <br>
 
*"Military Record" Chapter 25 in Packard, Jasper. 1976. ''History of LaPorte County, Indiana, and its townships, towns and cities''. (Evansville, Ind: Unigraphic.),&nbsp;(page 195-400; Regiment,&nbsp;Companies, Name's)&nbsp;&nbsp;977.291 H2p FHL US/CAN Book&nbsp; {{FHL|210015|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-laporte-county-indiana-and-its-townships-towns-and-cities/oclc/247208329&referer=brief_results other libraries]&nbsp;&nbsp; DDigital version at {{FSbook|88299}} <br>
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*''"The War For The Union" in History of La Porte County, Indiana: together with sketches of its cities, villages, and townships, educational, religious, civil, military, and political history; portraits of prominent persons and biographies of representative citizens. History of Indiana embracing accounts of the pre-historic races, aborigines, French, English and American conquests, an a general review of its civil, political and military history''. (2004. La Crosse, WI: Brookhaven Press.), (page 198-246; history of Regiment),977.291 H2h FHL US/CAN Book {{FHL|1492156|item|disp=FHL Collection}} [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-la-porte-county-indiana-together-with-sketches-of-its-cities-villages-and-townships-educational-religious-civil-military-and-political-history-portraits-of-prominent-persons-and-biographies-of-representative-citizens-history-of-indiana-embracing-accounts-of-the-pre-historic-races-aborigines-french-english-and-american-conquests-an-a-general-review-of-its-civil-political-and-military-history/oclc/57019077&referer=brief_results other libraries]&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://books.google.com/books?id=6BYVAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=intitle:Indiana+intitle:county&lr=lang_en&as_drrb_is=q&as_minm_is=0&as_miny_is=&as_maxm_is=0&as_maxy_is=&as_brr=1&as_pt=BOOKS&cd=13#v=onepage&q&f=false Google books]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://tinyurl.com/62tdn4h INTERNET ARCHIVE]
 
*''"The War For The Union" in History of La Porte County, Indiana: together with sketches of its cities, villages, and townships, educational, religious, civil, military, and political history; portraits of prominent persons and biographies of representative citizens. History of Indiana embracing accounts of the pre-historic races, aborigines, French, English and American conquests, an a general review of its civil, political and military history''. (2004. La Crosse, WI: Brookhaven Press.), (page 198-246; history of Regiment),977.291 H2h FHL US/CAN Book {{FHL|1492156|item|disp=FHL Collection}} [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-la-porte-county-indiana-together-with-sketches-of-its-cities-villages-and-townships-educational-religious-civil-military-and-political-history-portraits-of-prominent-persons-and-biographies-of-representative-citizens-history-of-indiana-embracing-accounts-of-the-pre-historic-races-aborigines-french-english-and-american-conquests-an-a-general-review-of-its-civil-political-and-military-history/oclc/57019077&referer=brief_results other libraries]&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://books.google.com/books?id=6BYVAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=intitle:Indiana+intitle:county&lr=lang_en&as_drrb_is=q&as_minm_is=0&as_miny_is=&as_maxm_is=0&as_maxy_is=&as_brr=1&as_pt=BOOKS&cd=13#v=onepage&q&f=false Google books]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://tinyurl.com/62tdn4h INTERNET ARCHIVE]
  
Civil War Databases  
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''Civil War Databases ''
  
 
*Residents of LaPorte County Who Served in the 9th Indiana Infantry (1861-1865) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
 
*Residents of LaPorte County Who Served in the 9th Indiana Infantry (1861-1865) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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Michigan City News Dispatch, Michigan City and surrounding area  
 
Michigan City News Dispatch, Michigan City and surrounding area  
  
==== Probate ====
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==== Obituaries ====
  
==== Taxation ====
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==== Periodicals  ====
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==== Probate Records ====
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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==== Public Records  ====
  
*Vital Record - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/La_Porte/ Linkpendium] <br>
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==== Repositories  ====
  
*Death Notices &amp; Obituaries Contributed for the LaPorte County Indiana - [http://www.dunelady.com/laporte/Obits/Obituaries_Extra_1.htm GenWeb]
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===== Courthouse  =====
  
*[http://tinyurl.com/3n3qgms Indiana State Digital Achives ]for Death, E-Publication, Instiution, Military, Misc Historical, Naturalization Records can be searched by person name (accessed 26 May 2011) <br>
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[http://www.laportecounty.org/ La Porte County Courthouse]<br>813 Lincoln Way<br>La Porte, IN 46350<br>Phone: 219.326.6808<br><br>County Clerk has marriage records from 1832, <br>divorce, probate and court records from 1834.<br>County Recorder has land records.<br>County Health Department has birth, death and burial records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), La Porte County, Indiana 214 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
*Indiana Marriages, 1802-1892 - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7852&cj=1&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 Ancestry.con ]$ <br>
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===== Archives  =====
  
*Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992&nbsp; -&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1674830 FamilySearch] <br>
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===== Libraries  =====
  
*Indiana Marriage, 1811-1959&nbsp; -&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1410397 FamilySearch] <br>
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*LaPorte County Public Library, City of Laporte (Branch locations throughout county)
  
*Indiana, Death Index, 1882-1920 -&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1947977 FamilySearch]
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*Michigan City Public Library, Michigan City
  
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp; ==
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===== Museums =====
  
==== Societies<br> ====
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===== Societies  =====
  
 
La Porte County Genealogical Society members have indexed and abstracted a variety of local records:<br>  
 
La Porte County Genealogical Society members have indexed and abstracted a variety of local records:<br>  
  
Marriage Index, LaPorte Co., IN 1921 - 1925 <br>Marriage Index, LaPorte Co., IN 1926 - 1930<br>Index to 1870 Census, La Porte Co., IN Compiled by Betty Newland Warner<br>Index to 1880 Census, La Porte Co., IN <br>Declaration of Intentions &amp; Final Papers 1833 thru July 1854 <br>Declaration of Intentions 22 Aug 1854 – 02 May 1870 <br>Declaration of Intentions 02 May 1870 – April 1894 <br>Declaration of Intentions 27 April 1894 – March 1918 <br>Declaration of Intentions Aug 29 1913 – 29 June 1929 <br>*Superior Ct., Michigan City Declaration of Intentions March 1918 – June 1929 <br>*Superior Ct., Michigan City 12 April 1912 – 23 December 1920<br>Second Papers Oct 1854 – Apr 1903<br>State of Indiana vs. (Defendants) 1837-1850 LaPorte County Circuit Court Cases<br>State of Indiana vs. Defendants 1851-1872 <br>Divorce Book #1 - 1833-1860 <br>Divorce Book #2 - 1861-1875&nbsp;&nbsp;
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Marriage Index, LaPorte Co., IN 1921 - 1925 <br>Marriage Index, LaPorte Co., IN 1926 - 1930<br>Index to 1870 Census, La Porte Co., IN Compiled by Betty Newland Warner<br>Index to 1880 Census, La Porte Co., IN <br>Declaration of Intentions &amp; Final Papers 1833 thru July 1854 <br>Declaration of Intentions 22 Aug 1854 – 02 May 1870 <br>Declaration of Intentions 02 May 1870 – April 1894 <br>Declaration of Intentions 27 April 1894 – March 1918 <br>Declaration of Intentions Aug 29 1913 – 29 June 1929 <br>*Superior Ct., Michigan City Declaration of Intentions March 1918 – June 1929 <br>*Superior Ct., Michigan City 12 April 1912 – 23 December 1920<br>Second Papers Oct 1854 – Apr 1903<br>State of Indiana vs. (Defendants) 1837-1850 LaPorte County Circuit Court Cases<br>State of Indiana vs. Defendants 1851-1872 <br>Divorce Book #1 - 1833-1860 <br>Divorce Book #2 - 1861-1875
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These are available in select libraries or for purchase on the [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~inlcigs/booksales.htm society's web site.]
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===== Family History Centers  =====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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==== School Records  ====
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==== Taxation  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
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*Vital Record - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/La_Porte/ Linkpendium] <br>
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===== Birth Records  =====
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===== Marriage Records  =====
  
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*[http://tinyurl.com/3n3qgms Indiana State Digital Achives ]for Death, E-Publication, Instiution, Military, Misc Historical, Naturalization Records can be searched by person name (accessed 26 May 2011) <br>
  
These are available in select libraries or for purchase on the [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~inlcigs/booksales.htm society's web site.]  
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*Indiana Marriages, 1802-1892 - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7852&cj=1&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 Ancestry.con ]$ <br>
  
==== Libraries  ====
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*Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992&nbsp; -&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1674830 FamilySearch] <br>
  
LaPorte County Public Library, City of Laporte (Branch locations throughout county)
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*Indiana Marriage, 1811-1959&nbsp; -&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1410397 FamilySearch] <br>
  
Michigan City Public Library, Michigan City
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===== Death Records  =====
  
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*Indiana, Death Index, 1882-1920 -&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1947977 FamilySearch]
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*Death Notices &amp; Obituaries Contributed for the LaPorte County Indiana - [http://www.dunelady.com/laporte/Obits/Obituaries_Extra_1.htm GenWeb]
  
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
 
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
  
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== Web Sites  ==
 
  
 
*[http://www.dunelady.com/laporte/ USGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*[http://www.dunelady.com/laporte/ USGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*[http://www.everynameindex.com EveryNameIndex.com]. Free online genealogy indexes for those big old county histories.
 
*[http://www.everynameindex.com EveryNameIndex.com]. Free online genealogy indexes for those big old county histories.
  
== References  ==
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La Porte County, Indiana
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Indiana
Location of Indiana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 9, 1832
County Seat La Porte
Courthouse
Address La Porte County Courthouse
813 Lincoln Way
La Porte, IN 46350
Phone: 219.326.6808
La Porte County Website


Historical Facts

Populated Places

  • City of Laporte
  • Rolling Prarie
  • Michigan City
  • Otis
  • Westville

Boundary Changes

1832--La Porte County was created 9 January 1832 from St. Joseph County.[1]

Neighboring Counties

Record Loss

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business Records

Cemeteries

  • Cemetery & Research Association Of La Porte County, Indiana - website
  • Greenwood Cemetery, Michigan City
  • Springville Cemetery, Springville
  • Rolling Prarie Cemetery, Rolling Prarie
  • St John Kanty Cemetery, Galena Township
  • Pine Lake Cemetery, Laporte
  • St Stanislaus, Michigan City
  • Swan Lake, Michigan City

Census Records

For tips on accessing La Porte County, Indiana Genealogy census records online, see: Indiana Census.

Church Records

Court Records

LaPorte County is the only county in Indiana that has 2 courthouses. One is located in Michigan City and the other is in the county seat of the City of La Porte.

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic and Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogies

Histories

Local Histories
  • History of La Porte County, Indiana: together with sketches of its cities, villages, and townships, educational, religious, civil, military, and political history; portraits of prominent persons and biographies of representative citizens. History of Indiana : embracing accounts of the pre-historic races, aborigines, French, English and American conquests, an a general review of its civil, political and military history. (2004. La Crosse, WI: Brookhaven Press.)  977.291 H2h FHL US/CAN Book FHL Collection other libraries Google Books.

Land and Property

Maps

Military Records

Civil War

Civil War service men from La Porte County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in La Porte County.

Civil War Books

  • "Military Record" Chapter 25 in Packard, Jasper. 1976. History of LaPorte County, Indiana, and its townships, towns and cities. (Evansville, Ind: Unigraphic.), (page 195-400; Regiment, Companies, Name's)  977.291 H2p FHL US/CAN Book  FHL Collection  other libraries   DDigital version at FamilySearch Books Online
  • "The War For The Union" in History of La Porte County, Indiana: together with sketches of its cities, villages, and townships, educational, religious, civil, military, and political history; portraits of prominent persons and biographies of representative citizens. History of Indiana embracing accounts of the pre-historic races, aborigines, French, English and American conquests, an a general review of its civil, political and military history. (2004. La Crosse, WI: Brookhaven Press.), (page 198-246; history of Regiment),977.291 H2h FHL US/CAN Book FHL Collection other libraries   Google books   INTERNET ARCHIVE

Civil War Databases

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

The Herald Argus, City of Laporte and surrounding area

Michigan City News Dispatch, Michigan City and surrounding area

Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate Records

Public Records

Repositories

Courthouse

La Porte County Courthouse
813 Lincoln Way
La Porte, IN 46350
Phone: 219.326.6808

County Clerk has marriage records from 1832,
divorce, probate and court records from 1834.
County Recorder has land records.
County Health Department has birth, death and burial records. [2]

Archives
Libraries
  • LaPorte County Public Library, City of Laporte (Branch locations throughout county)
  • Michigan City Public Library, Michigan City
Museums
Societies

La Porte County Genealogical Society members have indexed and abstracted a variety of local records:

Marriage Index, LaPorte Co., IN 1921 - 1925
Marriage Index, LaPorte Co., IN 1926 - 1930
Index to 1870 Census, La Porte Co., IN Compiled by Betty Newland Warner
Index to 1880 Census, La Porte Co., IN
Declaration of Intentions & Final Papers 1833 thru July 1854
Declaration of Intentions 22 Aug 1854 – 02 May 1870
Declaration of Intentions 02 May 1870 – April 1894
Declaration of Intentions 27 April 1894 – March 1918
Declaration of Intentions Aug 29 1913 – 29 June 1929
*Superior Ct., Michigan City Declaration of Intentions March 1918 – June 1929
*Superior Ct., Michigan City 12 April 1912 – 23 December 1920
Second Papers Oct 1854 – Apr 1903
State of Indiana vs. (Defendants) 1837-1850 LaPorte County Circuit Court Cases
State of Indiana vs. Defendants 1851-1872
Divorce Book #1 - 1833-1860
Divorce Book #2 - 1861-1875

These are available in select libraries or for purchase on the society's web site.

Family History Centers

School Records

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth Records
Marriage Records
  • Indiana State Digital Achives for Death, E-Publication, Instiution, Military, Misc Historical, Naturalization Records can be searched by person name (accessed 26 May 2011)
Death Records
  • Death Notices & Obituaries Contributed for the LaPorte County Indiana - GenWeb



References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), La Porte County, Indiana 214 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.