Local History & Genealogy

Research Your Family History

Genealogy and local history resources are available in our collections. Our research staff can teach you how to use these resources to their fullest potential. The largest collection of resources is located in the Indiana Room at the Main Library. For more information please call the Information Desk at 219-362-6156 ext. 302 or email help@laportelibrary.org

Staff can help you with your research and locate genealogical records or obituaries. Use our online form to complete your request.

Indiana Room Collection

Items that are helpful for local family history searches are in the Indiana Room collections. These include obituary indexes, WPA birth, marriage, and death indexes, cemetery indexes, church records, and La Porte City and County histories.

Microfilm contains microphotographs of newspapers and other documents. Two microfilm readers are available at the Main Library for viewing, scanning, and printing microfilm. There is no charge for viewing or scanning to email. Regular fees apply for printing paper copies from the machines.

Local Collections

Do you have a local history puzzle? La Porte County Public Library can help search and paint a picture of the past. Explore the following examples.

Online Resources

This growing collection includes Belle Gunness resources, local maps, and yearbooks from La Porte County high schools.

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