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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]


Parent County

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

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


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




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. 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).


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