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Only available at the library American Ancestors more info

Only available in the library. Ancestry Library Edition more info

Heritage Quest more info


Belle Gunness Collection

Cemeteries and Gravestones

Kingsbury Ordnance Plant, La Porte County in WWII

La Porte Underground RR

La Porte Urban Legends

Other Genealogy Resources

Rumely/Allis-Chalmers Plant Collection

Stroll Along the Avenues

Your Home's History


The Library's goal is to help you easily find the information you want. If you have additional questions not answered here, please call the Information Desk at 219-362-6156 or email us at

To obtain a photo copy of a genealogical record or an obituary from the La Porte Herald-Argus (or one of its predecessors), send your genealogy request form to the address below.

Genealogy Request
Information Desk
La Porte County Public Library
904 Indiana Ave.
La Porte, IN 46350-3435

Requests must include the following:

  • Your written request for information with as much specific information as possible.
  • A check or money order to cover the cost of your request (no cash, please). Make checks/money orders out to La Porte County Public Library.
  • $5.00 for the initial search requested (person, record, event, subject, etc.)
  • $1.00 for each additional search requested, up to four (4).
  • A self-addressed stamped envelope.

Example: A search for an obituary for Mary Smith will cost $5.00. A search for an obituary for Mary Smith and a search for John Smith's obituary will cost $6.00. Searches for five (5) different records, the maximum per written request, will cost $9.00.

You will receive one photocopy of our findings for each of your requested searches. You may ask for a maximum of FIVE (5) searches per written request. Refunds will be made for unsuccessful searches.

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