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Lake County, Indiana, Marriage Book Index: 1837-1926


The indexes below were developed from the marriage license books located in Lake County, Indiana, starting in 1837. The application for marriages at that time gave no other information than what you will find in our index. Early marriage applications up to March 1905 contain only the bride and groom listing. Applications dated after March 1905 include bride and groom birth dates, place of birth, parents' names, occupations, and place of residence. The application may also indicate if the person was previously married and how that marriage may have ended. Both the groom and bride indexes will give you the following: the book number, page number, a license number, application number, groom and bride’s name, age (if given), a second spelling (if given), and the marrying official. We have added the church name (if given) in the notes columns and whether there was consent by a parent or nearest relative.

The database contains a total of 92,750 marriages from first 60 marriage books spanning from 1837 to November 1926. We have provided a bride index and a groom index sorted by first letter of surname.

A link to a form is available for mailing the Lake County Clerk’s office for obtaining a copy of the license and application you might want [Lake County Marriage License and Application Order Form]. The clerks have asked that you send in no more than three requests at one time. Also, certified copies of marriage licenses can only be obtained by an individual listed on the license and by providing proper identification.

The Northwest Indiana Genealogy Society would like to thank the many volunteers who have taken the time to help in indexing the marriages in Lake County, Indiana.

Project Coordinator: Marlene Polster


PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE INDEX PAGES MAY LOAD SLOWLY - PLEASE BE PATIENT

Bride surname begins with:
A B C D E
F G H I J
K L M N O
P Q R S T
U V W X Y
Z   No Bride Surname Listed
Groom surname begins with:
A B C D E
F G H I J
K L M N O
P Q R S T
U V W X Y
Z  

No Groom Surname Listed

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