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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Indiana|Indiana]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Lake County''' <br> '
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.lakecountyin.org/ [[Image:Lake County Indiana Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px]]Lake County Courthouse]<br>2293 N Main Street<br>Crown Point, IN 46307<br>Phone: 219.755.3440 <br>
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County Health Department has birth and death records.<br>Clerk Circuit Court has marriage, divorce, probate<br>and court records from 1837. <br>County Recorder has land Records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lake County, Indiana 214 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1836--'''Lake County was created&nbsp;from Porter and Newton Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Crown Point <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''1836--'''Lake County was created 28 January 1836&nbsp;from [[Porter County, Indiana|Porter]] and [[Newton County, Indiana|Newton ]]Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Crown Point <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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Hammond, Whiting, East Chicago, Munster, Indiana Harbor, Griffith, Highland, Gary, Crown Point, Lake Station, Dyer, Cedar Lake, Lowell, Merrillville, Schererville, New Chicago, Schneider, St. John, Winfield
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Cook County, Illinois|Cook County, Illinois]]
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*[[Jasper County, Indiana|Jasper]]
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*[[Kankakee County, Illinois|Kankakee County, Illinois]]
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*[[Newton County, Indiana|Newton]]
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*[[Porter County, Indiana|Porter]]
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*[[Will County, Illinois|Will County, Illinois]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*Cemeteries for Lake County&nbsp; [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Lake/cem/ Likpendium]
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==== Census  ====
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{{Census|Indiana}}
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*Index to Defective, Dependent &amp; Delinquent Census for Lake County, Indiana (1880) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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*Register of Farms in Lake County, Indiana (1914-1966) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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*Residents of Gary, Lake County, Indiana (1909) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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*[http://everynameindex.com/LakeCoIN.html Every Name Index to Encyclopedia of Genealogy and Biography of Lake County, Indiana]&nbsp; Every Name Index compiled by Cathy L. O'Connor, 2007; original text by Rev. T. H. Ball, editor-in-chief, 1904; reproduction by Unigraphic, Inc., 1974.&nbsp; [http://www.everynameindex.com EveryNameIndex.com]<br>
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ind/lake/historyindex.html Transcribed Lake County History Book]
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*History of Lake County&nbsp; [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Lake/hist/ Linkpendium] <br>
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*Howat, William Frederick, and A. G. Lundquist. ''A Standard History of Lake County, Indiana, and the Calumet Region. Agawan'', (MA: Bridgeport National Bindery, 2008.)&nbsp;&nbsp;Vol. 1 FHL US/CAN Film 982474 Item 2&nbsp; Vol. 2 FHL US/CAN Film 1597811 Item 7 {{FHL|170633|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/standard-history-of-lake-county-indiana-and-the-calumet-region/oclc/712176615&referer=brief_results other libraries]&nbsp; [http://www.archive.org/details/standardhistoryo01howa INTERNET ARCHIVE]
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*Ball, T. H. (Timothy Horton), 1826-1913. ''Lake County, Indiana, from 1834 to 1872. 2007. FHL US/CAN Film 934910 Item 3 {{FHL|317323|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/lake-county-indiana-from-1834-to-1872/oclc/292022901&referer=brief_results other libraries]&nbsp; [http://www.archive.org/details/lakecountyindian00balliala INTERNET ARCHIVE]'' <br>
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*Goodspeed, Weston Arthur, and Charles Blanchard. ''Counties of Porter and Lake, Indiana: Historical and Biographical.&nbsp; (''Chicago: F.A. Battey, 1882.)&nbsp;FHL US/CAN Film 934917 Item 1&nbsp;&nbsp;{{FHL|207782|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://www.worldcat.org/title/counties-of-porter-and-lake-indiana-historical-and-biographical/oclc/9348754&referer=brief_results other libraries]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;[http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924104606235 INTERNET ARCHIVE]
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*Maps and Gazetteers - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Lake/maps/ Linkpendium]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*Military Records and Histories&nbsp; [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Lake/ Linkpendium]
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*Our Civil War Dead - [http://lake.genwebsite.org/ genwebsite]
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*INDIANA CIVIL WAR MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENTS - [http://lake.genwebsite.org/ genwebsite]
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Civil War
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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.
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*[[5th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry (90th Regiment, Indiana Volunteers)|5th Regiment]], Indiana Cavalry (90th Regiment, Indiana Volunteers), Company I
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*[[7th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry|7th Regiment]], Indiana Cavalry, Company G
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*[[9th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|9th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Reorgainized Company E, and H
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*[[12th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry|12th Regiment]], Indiana Cavalry, Company G
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*[[13th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|13th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry Company K
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*[[20th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|20th Regiment<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1299894376377_962" />]], Indiana Infantry, Company B, and Reorganized Company K
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*[[24th Battery, Indiana Light Artillery|24th Battery]], Indiana Light Artillery
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*[[73rd Regiment, Indiana Infantry|73rd Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company A
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*[[99th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|99th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company A
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*[[100th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|100th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company G
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*[[151st Regiment, Indiana Infantry|151st Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company E
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*[[155th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|155th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company G
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Civil War Books
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*"Our War Record and Progress&nbsp; 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)&nbsp;FHL US/CAN Film 934910 Item 3 {{FHL|317323|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/lake-county-indiana-from-1834-to-1872/oclc/292022901&referer=brief_results other libraries]&nbsp; [http://www.archive.org/details/lakecountyindian00balliala INTERNET ARCHIVE]''
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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==== School Records  ====
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*Graduates of Hammond High School (1926) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp; ==
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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>
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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>
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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>
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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>
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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]
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==== Voting Records  ====
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*Qualified Electors in Lake County, Indiana (1890-1892) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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== Societies and Libraries ==
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Griffith Indiana Family History Center]]&nbsp;
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*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://lake.genwebsite.org/ USGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=197700&subject_disp=Indiana%2C+Lake&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*{{FHL|Indiana%2C+Lake|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Lake/ Lake County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[http://www.everynameindex.com EveryNameIndex.com]&nbsp;&nbsp; Free online genealogy indexes for those big old county histories.
  
 
== References  ==
 
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County Courthouse

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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. [1]

History

Parent County

1836--Lake County was created 28 January 1836 from Porter and Newton Counties.
County seat: Crown Point [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Hammond, Whiting, East Chicago, Munster, Indiana Harbor, Griffith, Highland, Gary, Crown Point, Lake Station, Dyer, Cedar Lake, Lowell, Merrillville, Schererville, New Chicago, Schneider, St. John, Winfield

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

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

Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Gary
  • South Shore

Court

Land

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

Maps

Military


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

Newspapers

Probate

School Records

Taxation

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

References

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