Difference between revisions of "Lake County, Indiana Genealogy"

From FamilySearch Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
Line 5: Line 5:
== County Courthouse  ==
== County Courthouse  ==
[[Image:Lake County Indiana Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px]] Lake County; 2293 N Main St; Crown Point, IN 46307; Ph. 219.755.3440 Details: (Co Hlth Dept has b & d rec; Clk Cir Ct has m, div, pro & ct rec from 1837; Co Redr has land rec)
[[Image:Lake County Indiana Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Lake County Indiana Courthouse.jpg]]Lake County Courthouse<br> 2293 N Main Street<br> Crown Point, IN 46307<br> Phone: 219.755.3440 <br>
County Health Department has birth and death records;<br> Clerk Circuit Court has marriage, divorce, probate&nbsp;<br>and court records&nbsp;from 1837; County Recorder has land Records
== History  ==
== History  ==

Revision as of 16:02, 26 June 2012

United States  > Indiana > Lake County

Adopt-a-wiki page
Indiana Genealogical Society.JPG This page adopted by:
Indiana Genealogical Society
who welcome you to contribute.
Adopt a page today

County Courthouse

Lake County Indiana Courthouse.jpg
Lake County Courthouse
2293 N Main Street
Crown Point, IN 46307
Phone: 219.755.3440

County Health Department has birth and death records;
Clerk Circuit Court has marriage, divorce, probate 
and court records from 1837; County Recorder has land Records


Parent County

1836--Lake County was created 28 January 1836 from Porter and Newton Counties.
County seat: Crown Point [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




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


LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Gary
  • South Shore



Local Histories

  • Howat, William Frederick, and A. G. Lundquist. A Standard History of Lake County, Indiana, and the Calumet Region. Agawan, (MA: Bridgeport National Bindery, 2008.)  Vol. 1 FHL US/CAN Film 982474 Item 2  Vol. 2 FHL US/CAN Film 1597811 Item 7 FHL Collection   other libraries  INTERNET ARCHIVE
  • Goodspeed, Weston Arthur, and Charles Blanchard. Counties of Porter and Lake, Indiana: Historical and Biographical.  (Chicago: F.A. Battey, 1882.) FHL US/CAN Film 934917 Item 1  FHL Collection     other libraries     INTERNET ARCHIVE



Civil War

Civil War service men from Lake 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 Lake County.

Civil War Books

  • "Our War Record and Progress  1860-1869" Chapter 6 in Ball, T. H. (Timothy Horton), 1826-1913. Lake County, Indiana, from 1834 to 1872. 2007., (page 110-136; Regiment, Companies; Roll of Honor, page 123 - 125) FHL US/CAN Film 934910 Item 3 FHL Collection  other libraries  INTERNET ARCHIVE



School Records


Vital 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)

Voting Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).