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

               
      Marriage Records




 

Original Records | Microfilm at the Library | Books at the Library | Online Resources


Original Records

The LaPorte County Courthouse holds county marriage records. Please contact the clerk for further information at:

LaPorte Circuit Court Clerk
813 Lincolnway Suite 105
LaPorte, IN 46350
Phone: 219-326-6808 LaPorte
219-874-5611 Michigan City
Ext. 2465

Other office staff extensions: 2270-2236-2259-2468-2471-2466-2258

Office Hours: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday - Friday


Microfilm at the Library

LaPorte County Marriage Records, 1832-1922 contains LaPorte County marriage applications from 1905-1923 and marriage records from 1832-1922. Indexes are included.

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. Marriage records are included for many churches.

Newspapers often contained wedding and engagement announcements. Wedding/engagement articles not been indexed.

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.


Books at the Library

LaPorte County Marriages

Index to Marriage Records, LaPorte County, Indiana, 1850 to 1920, Inclusive. Compiled by Indiana Works Progress Administration. Genealogy Collection, LaPorte County Index Marriage

LaPorte County Indiana Early Marriage Records: 1832-1846. Compiled by Colleen Alice Ridlen. Genealogy Collection, LaPorte County LaPorte

LaPorte County Indiana Marriage Index: 1921-1925. Compiled by Gloria D. Arndt, Donna M. Nelson & DorothyJean Germain Palmer for La Porte Co. (IN) Genealogical Society. Genealogy Collection, LaPorte County LaPorte

LaPorte County Indiana Marriage Index: 1926-1930. Compiled by Gloria D. Arndt, Donna M. Nelson & DorothyJean Germain Palmer for La Porte Co. (IN) Genealogical Society. Genealogy Collection, LaPorte County LaPorte

Marriage Records, La Porte County, Indiana. Genealogy Collection, LaPorte County Marriage.

Marriage Records of LaPorte County, Indiana from the Organization Date 1832-1850 Inclusive. Copied and Compiled by the Genealogical Record Committee of the Miriam Benedict Chapter NSDAR, Elvira M, Oakes Chapter Chairman. Genealogy Collection, LaPorte County Marriage

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. Mary's Church, Michigan City, Indiana: Marriages: 21 Apr 1845 thru 30 Jan 1883. Genealogy Collection, Michigan City St. Mary's

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. Paul Lutheran Church Marriages, Michigan City, Indiana from 1876-1917: Sorted by Bride's Names. Compiled by Linda Loetz. Genealogy Collection, Michigan City St. Paul

Union Mills, Indiana, Marriage Records, 1895-1910. Genealogy Collection, LaPorte County Union

Indiana Marriages

Breaking Marriage Bonds in Howard County, Indiana: Divorces, 1919-1929. Slater-Putt, Dawne. Genealogy Collection, Indiana Slater

Marriage License Applications: Porter County, Indiana, volume 21, 11 July 1919 to 16 March 1921. Abstracted and Indexed by Nancy A. Shepler Howell. Genealogy Collection, Indiana Marriage

Pike County, Indiana Marriage Transcripts, Supplemental Record, 1882-1920. Compiled by Indiana Works Progress Administration. Genealogy Collection, Indiana Pike

Marriages in Other States & Countries

American Marriage Records before 1699. Edited and Compiled by William Montgomery Clemens. Genealogy Collection, Colonial Families American

New England Marriages Prior to 1700. Clarence Almon Torrey. Genealogy Collection, Colonial Families Torrey

Third Supplement to Torrey's New England Marriages Prior to 1700. Melinde Lutz Sanborn. Genealogy Collection, Colonial Families Torrey

The King's Daughters. Joy Reisinger and Elmer Courteau. Genealogy Collection, France

Marriage Notices 1785-1794 for the Whole United States. Copied from the Massachusetts Centinel and the Columbian Centinel by Charles Knowles Bolton. Genealogy Collection, General Marriage

Clark County, Illinois Marriage Records: For 1851-1856; 1856-1860; 1860-1872; 1872-1881. Clark County Genealogical Society. Genealogy Collection, Illinois Clark

McDonough County Marriages. Prepared by McDonough County Genealogical Society. Genealogy Collection, Illinois McDonough

St. Anne Catholic Church, St. Anne, Illinois Marriage Records, 1872-1982. Compiled by Ardis Jensen Boone. Genealogy Collection, Illinois St. Anne

Kentucky Marriages, 1797-1865. Compiled by G. Glenn Clift. Genealogy Collection, Kentucky

Kentucky Pioneer and Court Records: Abstracts of Early Wills, Deeds, and Marriages from Court Houses and Records of Old Bibles, Churches, Grave Yards, and Cemeteries Copied by American War Mothers: Genealogical Material Collected from Authentic Sources Records from Anderson, Bourbon, Boyle, Clark, Estill, Fayette, Garrard, Harrison, Jessamine, Lincoln, Madison, Mercer, Montgomery, Nicholas, and Woodford Counties. Compiled by Mrs. Harry Kennett McAdams. Genealogy Collection, Kentucky

Mayflower Marriages: From the Files of George Ernest Bowman at the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants. By Susan E. Roser. Genealogy Collection, Mayflower

Cherokee Nation Marriages, 1884-1901. Abstracted from Indian chieftain Newspapers by Dixie Bogle and Dorothy Nix. Genealogy Collection, Native American Cherokee

New Jersey Marriage Records, 1665-1800. Edited, with an Historical Introduction on the Early Marriage Laws of New Jersey, and the Precedents on Which They Were Founded, by William Nelson. Genealogy Collection, New Jersey

Ohio Marriages: Extracted from the Old Northwest Genealogical Quarterly. Edited by Marjorie Smith. Genealogy Collection, Ohio

Tuscarawas County, Ohio Marriages, 1808-1863. Tuscarawas Co. Genealogical Society. Genealogy Collection, Ohio Tuscarawas

Pennsylvania German Marriages: Marriages and Marriage Evidence in Pennsylvania German Churches. Compiled by Donna R. Irish. Genealogy Collection, Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Marriages Prior to 1790: Names of Persons for Whom Marriage Licenses were Issued in the Province of Pennsylvania Previous to 1790. Compiled under the Editorial Supervision of John B. Linn and William H. Egle. Genealogy Collection, Pennsylvania

Revolutionary War Period: Bible, Family & Marriage Records Gleaned from Pension Applications. Genealogy Collection, Revolutionary War

Marriages of Pittsylvania County, Virginia, 1806-1830. Compiled by Kathleen Booth Williams. Genealogy Collection, Virginia Marriages

Some Virginia Marriages: 1700-1825. Compiled by Cecil D. McDonald, Jr. Genealogy Collection, Virginia


Online Resources

Indiana State Department of Health - Vital Records Department - Marriage records 1958-present; copies available for a fee

Indiana Marriage Index 1780-1992 - FamilySearch; incomplete

Indiana Marriages through 1850 - Indiana State Library database

Indiana Marriage Index, 1811-2007 - Includes records from 67 counties. Does not include LaPorte County.

Indiana Marriages 1958-2012 - Indiana State Library database

Indiana Marriage License Public Lookup - Includes most marriage records 1993-present

Porter County, Indiana Marriage Index - Porter County Public Library database

State of Indiana Public Records Inquiry - Civil, Family and Probate case records from the early 2000s to the present, including Dissolution of Marriage

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

Ancestry Library Edition - Available within the library

HeritageQuest - Log in at home or anywhere with your library card number