|Births & Birth Date Calculator|
Commencing in 1882 County Clerks in Indiana were required to record births and deaths reported to the Clerks Office. Births
that took place prior to October 1, 1907 will only be recorded in the office of the local health department. Birth records after
that date should also be recorded in the office of the Indiana State Department of Health Vital Records Department and the
Local County where birth occurred. Please remember, even in 1882, not all births were being reported to the Clerk's office.
State Archival Research and filing for Birth Record (after 1907) Application
LaPorte County Vital Records also has records available.
La Porte County Health Dept.
County Complex, 4th Floor, Suite 401A
809 State St. La Porte, IN 46350
(219) 326-6808 Ext. 200
|La Porte County Genealogical Society
904 Indiana Avenue
La Porte, IN 46350
|Michigan City Branch Office
302 West 8th St. Suite 3
Michigan City, IN 46360
(219) 874-3755 Fax:
|If the subject was born in Michigan City,
send the information to the Michigan City Office.
| Office Hours -
Hours 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Birth Certificate $7.00 Copy $7.00
Death Certificate $8.00 Copy $6.00
Wallet Certificate NO Lamination YES
|Paternity Affidavit $25.00
Genealogy Search $5.00
|Link to On line Ordering Form with Cost||La Porte County Vital Records|
|WPA, Index to birth records, Michigan City, 1882-1920.||Michigan City Public Library,
100 E. Fourth Street
Michigan City, Indiana 46360
|WPA, Index to birth records, 1882-1920||LaPorte County Public Library,
904 Indiana Avenue
They accept cash, money orders, and cashier check. NO PERSONAL CHECKS! Send a self addressed, stamped envelope.
Birth Date Calculator is a useful tool for genealogists. It is designed to calculate the birth date when the age at death and the date of death are the only facts known.
Sometimes, this is often the only information recorded on older headstones.
Birth Date Calculator from Tombstone Information
Note regarding Birth Date Calculator: Calculations may be 1-3 days off. No one really knows exactly how stonecutter's figured the age of the person. Did they use a formula, count off the days between birth and death, did they figure in Labor Day? Varying methods could have been used. These methods work okay for approximate birth dates, but it should be understood that these date's are most likely not correct. In running a several step process from when the stonecutter first figures the age from the birth date and carves the date on the stone and then someone tries to do just the opposite, there is lots of room to make errors along the way. This formula page originally found on the Long Island Genealogy Site.