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Online Archives

Through our projects and donations from members, NWIGS maintains a number of databases and publications that are helpful in genealogical and family history research for individuals who resided at one time or another in either Lake County or Porter County, Indiana. Listed below are links to data that are maintained internally on our Society's website. The Research Resources webpage on our website will direct you sources of genealogical and family history information related to Lake County and Porter County that is maintained both on our website and other websites. Publications containing a wealth of information, and which can be purchased from the Society, can be found on the Our Publications webpage of this website. We're always looking for individuals to contribute additional genealogical and family history information to our Society or to volunteer for a project!

Please note that no portion of the databases created by NWIGS and its volunteers may be copied, re-indexed, or reproduced in any form or by any means.

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LAKE COUNTY
Boyd Home Tourist Records, Merrillville

Calumet Township Land Transfer Index, 1895-1899
(12,100 records)
Cemetery Every Name Indexes

Cemeteries of Lake County (list of all known cemeteries)
Certificates of Business Partnership, 1910-1960 (5,624 records)
Chicago Title and Trust Index, Book 154 - Indiana Harbor
Chicago Title and Trust Company Records
Circuit Court Docket Book Index, 1884-1888
Claim Docket for Lake County, 1897-1905
Early Land Sales and Purchases Index for Lake County, 1837-1857
East Chicago High School in the World War, 1919
Gary Elks Lodge Memorial, 1920
Gary Screw & Bolt Company Employee Records (14,286 records)
General Land Office Records for Lake County
Germania in Amerika Index (German Pioneers of Lake County)
Guardian Bonds, 1919-1934 (1,451 records)
Hammond Pioneers (obtained from the August 17, 1934, issue of the Hammond Times)
Hobart High School Armed Services Honor Roll, 1919
Insolvent Tax Payers List, Lake County (32,500+ names)
Inventory Books for Estates and Guardianships (8,509 records)
Korean War Casualties from Lake County
Lake County Naturalizations Index (10,300+ names)
Marriage Book Index, Lake County: 1837-1926 (50,796 marriages)
Medical and Drugless Physicians' License and Certificate Records for Lake County
Plat Book Index, Lake County, 1891
Plat Book Index, North Township, Lake County, 1869
Register of Trained Nurses, Lake County (1,321 records)
School Enumeration, Lake County, 1890 (2,498 records)
School Enumeration, Lake County, 1896 (8,621 records)
Surety Bond Records, 1844-1853
Telephone Directory Listings, City of Gary, 1909
Will Abstracts, Lake County, 1855-1930s
Will Book A Index
Youngstown Sheet and Tube Company Personnel Records

PORTER COUNTY
Cemeteries of Porter County (list of all known cemeteries)
Porter County Death Index: 1884-1927 (8,900+ names)
Porter County Naturalizations Index (6,200+ names)
Porter County Obituaries and Death Notices,  Pre-1900 (13,200+ names)

NORTHWEST INDIANA (BOTH LAKE COUNTY AND PORTER COUNTY)
Canal Land Records
Civil War Soldier Enumeration, Indiana Adjutant General, 1868
Maps of Northwest Indiana
Pullman-Standard Employee Records
Pullman-Standard Injury Reports
Pullman-Standard Over Age 45 Employee Records
TWIGS Article Index (a bi-monthly newsletter published by NWIGS)
TWIGS Every Name Index (32,000+ names that have appeared in TWIGS)
Valparaiso Family History Center Inventory (very extensive list)