The LaPorte County Health Department holds county death certificates from 1882 to the present. Copies are available for a fee. Please contact the Health Department for further information at:
Obituaries - Our obituary index contains names, obituary dates, newspaper name and column/page number. Although the index is incomplete, it contains approximately 90,000 entries from 1887 to date. The obituaries may be retrieved from the library's collection of Michigan City newspapers on microfilm.
LaPorte County Court Records - Includes probate records (1832-1922), deed records (1833-1901), partition records (1863-1926) and will records (1844-1921).
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. Death records are included for many churches.
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 Death Records
Index to Death Records: LaPorte County, Indiana, 1882-1920 Inclusive, Letters A-Z Inclusive. Compiled by Indiana Works Progress Administration. Genealogy Collection, LaPorte County Index
Index to Death Records: LaPorte County, Indiana (Michigan City) 1882-1920 Inclusive, Letters A-Z Inclusive. Compiled by Indiana Works Progress Administration. Genealogy Collection, Michigan City Index
St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, U.A.C., Otis, LaPorte County, Indiana: Baptisms, Confirmations, Marriages, Deaths 1871-1921. Translated and Transcribed by Deloris Rensberger Niendorf. Genealogy Collection, LaPorte County St. Paul
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
St. Paul Lutheran Church Michigan City, Indiana, Deaths and Burials 1876-1917. Gertrude Davison Flotow, Compiler. Genealogy Collection, Michigan City St. Paul
Indiana Death Records
Abstracts of Obituaries in the Western Christian Advocate, 1834-1850. Compiled by Margaret R. Waters, Dorothy Riker, and Doris Leistner, in Observance of the bicentennial of the Northwest Ordinance of 1787. Genealogy Collection, Indiana Abstracts
Deaths in Logansport, Indiana Newspapers: Democratic Pharos Weekly, 1858-1859, 1869-1871, July 31, 1872: Logansport Weekly Journal, 1870-1876: Logansport Daily Journal, 1876-1878. Abstracted by Roberta Burns Hofmann. Genealogy Collection, Indiana Deaths
Obituaries for the Year 1987. Indexed by the Genealogy Department of Porter County Library System. Genealogy Collection, Indiana Obituaries
Clinton County, Indiana Death Records 1882-1920. Compiled by Indiana Works Projects Administration. Genealogy Collection, Indiana Clinton
Perry County, Indiana Death Record, 1882-1920 Index. Compiled by Indiana Works Progress Administration. Genealogy Collection, Indiana Perry
Porter County Obituaries and Death Notices: Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana. Transcribed by Steven Ross Shook. Genealogy Collection, Porter County
Death Records from Other States
Index to the Obituaries and Death Notices Appearing in the Dziennik Chicagoski, 1890-1929. Compiled by Thomas L. Hollowak and William F. Hoffman. Genealogy Collection, Illinois Index
Kentucky Obituaries, 1787-1854. Compiled by G. Glenn Clift; with an Index by Anita Comtois. Genealogy Collection, Kentucky
Pre-1882 Indiana Deaths Database - Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center
Porter County, Indiana Obituary Index - Porter County Public Library
Indiana State Prison records - Indiana State Archives
DeathIndexes.com - Links to death indexes and databases
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