Michigan City Public Library
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100 E. 4th Street, Michigan City, IN 46360, phone 219 - 873 - 3044 fax 219 - 873 - 3067

      Genealogy and Local History



Ancestry Library Edition (available only within the library)
Cemetery Lists
Church Records (microfilm)
City Directories
County Histories
Genealogy Links on the Internet
HeritageQuest (Log in with your Michigan City Public Library card number)
Historic Slide Collection
Indiana State Prison Death Records
Local Genealogists
Local Historical Organizations
Michigan City Historic Photos
Michigan City Military Monuments & Historical Sites Tour
Michigan City Pamphlet File
Michigan City History - Selected Library Books and Materials
Michigan City Timeline
Newspapers on Microfilm
Obituary Index
Oral History Tapes
Our Heritage
Portable LaPorte County
Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps (microfilm)
School Yearbooks

Obituary/Records Searches


Requests must be submitted in writing to:

Michigan City Public Library
Reference Department
100 E. 4th Street
Michigan City, IN 46360

Please include:

SASE (Self Addressed Stamped Envelope)
check or money order
make checks or money orders payable to Michigan City Public Library


Obituary search of the local paper
(maximum of 2 obituary requests per envelope)
$5.00 (1-2 obituaries)

Surname search in W.P.A. Indexes for LaPorte County
(1850 - 1920 birth, marriage, death)

$10.00 per surname

Surname search in any one index
(birth, marriage, death)
$5.00 per surname

Surname search of local cemetery indexes
(click here for cemetery listing)

$5.00 per surname

Non-obituary search of the local newspaper
$5.00 for each day of the paper to be searched

Surname search of yearbooks
(click here for yearbook listing)
$5.00 per surname
per yearbook

City Directory search - surname or business name
(click here for list of city directories)

$5.00 per surname or business

Historic Slide Collection
$5.00 per slide

Pamphlet File
$5.00 per file