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

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County 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. [1]

History

Parent County

1832--La Porte County was created 9 January 1832 from St. Joseph County.County seat: La Porte [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

City of Laporte

Rolling Prarie

Michigan City

Otis

Westville

Neighboring Counties

Resources

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

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

Church

Court

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

Land

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.

Maps

Military

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

Newspapers

The Herald Argus, City of Laporte and surrounding area

Michigan City News Dispatch, Michigan City and surrounding area

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

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

Societies and Libraries 

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.

Libraries

LaPorte County Public Library, City of Laporte (Branch locations throughout county)

Michigan City Public Library, Michigan City

Family History Centers

Family History Centers


Web Sites

References

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

 

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