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all who who help make this a great site!
Achievements and Goals"
Alan H Zeller at
The Old Lighthouse Museum and
Michigan City Historical Society
The Michigan City
Historical Society hopes that you will
visit with us at the Old Lighthouse Museum, the oldest remaining
The museum is open for
public tours from April through
October, every day except Monday, from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
La Porte County Historical Society MuseumThe Museum will have its annual
Saturday, July 29, 2017
Genealogical Events in La Porte County
Porte County (IN) Genealogical Society
La Porte County Public Library
Main Branch, 904 Indiana Avenue, La Porte
Meeting Room "A"
9 August 2017
A Tour of the Indiana Room
the Library's collection of local
and family history resources.
We will be guided by Mary Hedge, Professional Librarian
Note the special location
month: lBack to our regular location at the La Porte Park Dept. Headquarters
Need a little help?
Try our Research Guides
articles found on our -
Research Association of La Porte County News" disclaimer for cemetery
"This website was developed and is sustained by volunteers who donate
their time and personal resources for the purpose of providing valuable
research information to fellow researchers. We are dedicated to
providing free access to La Porte County cemetery
listings. If you have documentation of a burial which does not appear
on the cemetery list, we are pleased to receive that information from
Please keep in mind that some of the cemetery
listings that are being placed on the WWW were done more than 30 or 40
Every cemetery that you view through your genealogical research should
be considered a "Partial" listing for various reasons, such as errors
in spelling occurring at the time of burial., some burial locations
were known only to the cemetery sexton and information was lost when he
moved, resigned or died. And many written logs were destroyed by
We are not responsible for errors, misspellings or incorrect
information. Every attempt to correct misinformation is entered onto
our listing(s) upon being notified of a burial with source and/or
1. Readings done by the D.A.R. Ind. Miriam Benedict Chapter of LaPorte
2. Older LaPorte County Pioneer Cemetery Readings
3. Current readings
4. Individuals who have donated obituaries, family histories and burial
6. Church records
7. Cemetery burial records; handwritten, typed or computerized
Sorry, we are no longer taking links to private family and personal
pages that are off site. We are continuing to place family histories on
site, but there has been a reoccurring problem when connecting to
private family pages. For what ever reason, researchers discontinue
their sites and that leaves us with a whole bunch of broken links and
us having to make adjustments to this site. It is very time consuming
when updating the pages to remove the surnames that go to "broken
Donating Information & Photos
Family & Tombstone Photos
On-going request (Photos and Obits must
We always welcome family
information on the ancestors of La Porte County. Donated
information will always remain free to our viewers.
We are also looking for old school graduating classes before 1950. Can
you help? Have something in the attic?
Among items being collected are: Pre 1950 - burial records, obituaries,
newspaper clippings, cemetery information, ancestor' stories, diaries,
photos, old family bible information, School info & photos
along with early marriages.
Histories & Biographies
Please - No ged coms from family tree maker or any
other genealogy based programs. Please submit family information either
in biographical or story form. I and other volunteers have done quite a
few of the ged com revisions and it really takes a lot of time to alter
and remove the repeated information within.
Photo Request Fees
1. All photos already on site are
free and may be printed for family files you are researching. However
they may not be used on another commercial or nationally based site
without the implicit permission of The LaPorte County Cemetery
& Research Association
2. Fees for going out and photographing stones in a cemetery start at
$5.00 to cover gas fees due to the increasing cost of fuel. Each photo
taken will be $1.00 for each stone photographed. Digital photos will be
taken and emailed to requester. If hard copy is desired, then please
add $1.00 for paper and postage. Additional postage will be charged
only if several hard copies are requested and postage increases due to
weight of package.
3. You must know where the deceased is buried at or a general location
before we can fulfill your request. Please, do not ask our researchers
to hunt for a stone.
Look Up Fees
We have people
willing to do
obituary look ups. Initial fee is $5.00 for fuel cost and 1.00 for each
obit look up and email to the requester. Obits will be looked up and an
email sent with the content of what was in obituary.
If hard copy is desired of original newspaper article, then please
include going rate for postage at time of look up.