The LaPorte County Health Department holds county birth records from 1882 to the present. Copies are available for a fee. Please contact the Health Department for further information at:
LaPorte County Birth Order Records contain petitions to establish certificates of births for which the original certificates were lost or not issued. The library holds birth order records from 1941-1973, covering births that occurred between 1875-1943.
Church Records - The library holds 50 reels of sacramental records from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Gary, IN, and two reels of records from St. John's United Church of Christ, Michigan City. Baptismal records are included for many churches.
Newspapers often contained birth announcements.
Three microfilm readers are available for free public use in the Reference Department. Please ask at the Reference Desk if you have any questions. Copies are $0.15 a page.
LaPorte County Birth Records
Birth Announcements Abstracted from Michigan City Newspapers: The Michigan City Dispatch, Weekly Edition: September 1880 - December 1893. Abstracted by Ron Hyer. Genealogy Collection, Michigan City Birth
Index to Birth Records, LaPorte County, Indiana, 1882 to 1920, Inclusive. Compiled by the Indiana Works Progress Administration. Genealogy Collection, LaPorte County Index
Index to Birth Records: LaPorte County, Indiana (Michigan City) 1850-1920 Inclusive, Letters A-K Inclusive, Letters L-Z Inclusive. Compiled by Indiana Works Progress Administration. Genealogy Collection, Michigan City Index
St. John's United Church of Christ, Michigan City, Indiana Church Records: Births, Baptisms, Confirmations, Weddings, Burials, Deaths 1856-1891. German Names Translated by Ruth Hall; Book Compiled by Vivian Crowley, Library Genealogist. Genealogy Collection, Michigan City St. John's
Indiana Birth Records
Pre-1882 Indiana Births from Secondary Sources. Compiled by Dawne Slater-Putt. Genealogy Collection, Indiana
The Mishawaka Enterprise: Vital Statistics Index, 1858-1981. By David Eisen. Genealogy Collection, Indiana Eisen
Vital Statistics Index to St. Joseph County, Indiana Newspapers, 1831-1912. David Eisen. Genealogy Collection, Indiana Eisen
Birth Records from Other States
10,000 Vital Records of Central New York, 1813-1850. Fred Q. Bowman. Genealogy Collection, New York Bowman
10,000 Vital Records of Eastern New York, 1777-1834. Fred Q. Bowman. Genealogy Collection, New York Bowman
10,000 Vital Records of Western New York, 1809-1850. Fred Q. Bowman. Genealogy Collection, New York Bowman
Clark County, Illinois Birth Records. Genealogy Collection, Illinois Clark
Early Pennsylvania Births, 1675-1875. Compiled by Charles A. Fisher. Genealogy Collection, Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Births, Lancaster County, 1723-1777. John T. Humphrey. Genealogy Collection, Pennsylvania Humphrey
Indiana, Births and Christenings, 1773-1933 Index - FamilySearch; incomplete
Pre-1882 Indiana Births, from Secondary Sources - ebook; also available in print
Ancestry Library Edition - Available within the library
HeritageQuest - Log in at home with your library card number
U.S. Vital Records - Nationwide links for birth, marriage, death and divorce records
International Vital Records - International links for birth, marriage, death and divorce records