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Indexed Obituary Sources for Lake and Porter Counties

The following are known sources for indexed obituaries from newspapers published in Lake County and Porter County, Indiana.

Paper Name Dates Published Dates Obits Indexed Dates Not Indexed Location of Index
Chesterton Tribune October 28, 1882 to present October 28, 1882 to December 31, 1899; 1980-1992 NA Lake County Public Library; Porter County Public Library - Valparaiso Branch; Westchester Public Library (Chesterton)
Crown Point Register and Star Newspapers NA Marriage and deaths for August 1857 to 1930 NA Lake County Public Library; Crown Point Community Library
Hammond Times December 1880 to present 1931-1932; 1939-61; 1980-2002 NA Lake County Public Library
Hammond Times December 1880 to present 1939-1963, 1998-2002 NA Hammond Public Library -  online http://www.hammond.lib.in.us/obits.htm
Hobart Gazette NA 1950-1953 for Korean War years; April 17, 1891 to February 22, 1895 NA Lake County Public Library
Indianapolis News NA 1980-1992 NA Porter County Public Library - Valparaiso Branch
Kankakee Valley Post Herald NA 1980-1992 NA Porter County Public Library - Valparaiso Branch
Kouts Times NA 1980-1992 NA Porter County Public Library - Valparaiso Branch
Lake County Star NA 1970-1999 NA Crown Point Community Library
Lowell Tribune NA 1900-1970; 1991-2002 NA Lake County Public Library; Lowell Public Library
Lowell Star, Souvenir Tribune 1872-? back to 1950 NA Lowell Public Library
Post Tribune (Gary) NA 1931-32 not complete; 1960-1961; 1985-2002 NA Lake County Public Library
Gary Post-Tribune NA 1980-1992 NA Porter County Public Library - Valparaiso Branch
Porter County Herald (Hebron) NA 1980-1992 NA Porter County Public Library - Valparaiso Branch
Porter County Vidette (Valparaiso) NA June 4, 1874 to December 31, 1882 NA  
Practical Observer (Valparaiso) NA August 1, 1849 to April 7, 1857 NA Lake County Public Library; Porter County Public Library - Valparaiso Branch; Westchester Public Library (Chesterton)
Times NA December 1880 to present 1940-1954; 1960-1970; 1980-1991; 1993-1998 Lake County Public Library
Times December 1880 to present 1990 to present NA Online at http://www.thetimesonline.com/
Times December 1880 to present 1960-1970 NA Online at http://www.rootsweb.com/~inlake/kh/obit6070.htm
Valparaiso Vidette NA 1937-1967 NA Porter County Public Library - Valparaiso Branch
Vidette-Messenger NA 1980-1992 NA Porter County Public Library - Valparaiso Branch
Vidette-Messenger NA 1989-1995 NA Porter County Public Library - Valparaiso Branch
Western Ranger (Valparaiso) NA April 10, 1847 to July 25, 1849 NA Lake County Public Library; Porter County Public Library - Valparaiso Branch; Westchester Public Library (Chesterton)
Death Records for Porter County (covering Vidette-Messenger and Vidette Times) 1884-1927 1938 to January 6, 2006 NA Porter County Public Library - Valparaiso Branch; online at http://www.pcpls.lib.in.us/ObituaryIndex/Index.html
Lake County Obits on GenWeb site NA NA NA Online at http://www.rootsweb.com/~inlake/kh/obit6070.htm
Miscellaneous and Obit Index NA 1970; mid-1970 to mid-1980 from various papers NA Lake County Public Library
Porter County Obituaries and Death Notices NA Pre-1900 NA NWIGS Publications (available for purchase)

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