Some La Porte County, Indiana, Genealogy Resources

SOME LA PORTE COUNTY, INDIANA, GENEALOGY RESOURCES   Harold Henderson, CG(sm) and La Porte County Genealogist, 12 June 2015 – work in progress, additions & corrections welcome LOCAL REPOSITORIES AND SOCIETIES (9)  Courthouse (CELL PHONES AND COMPUTERS NOT ALLOWED) La Porte County Clerk, 813 Lincolnway, Suite 105, La Porte (219) 326-6808 La Porte County […]

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Index to Assessor’s Book, Porter County, Indiana, 1857

The original book is in the Indiana Room of the Porter County Public Library in Valparaiso. Abbe & Coat, Center, 1 Adams Wm, Center, 1 Alexander D C, Valparaiso, 20 Allen, Buisa, Center, 1 Allenbrand H, Center, 1 Alyra Jacob, Center, 1 Ammon G P, Valparaiso, 20 Anthony S I, Center, 1 Anthony S I, […]

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Free Lookup in Coast Pilot’s Guide, Gulf Coast, Key West to Rio Grande

United States Coast Pilot: Gulf Coast, Key West to Rio Grande (Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1949) Indexed by geographical places, not by names of businesses, wrecks, etc. A navigator’s working word picture of the coastline and coastal settlements more than sixty years ago. Truman was president and real Communists ranged the earth. Send […]


67 Allegany County New York Probate Estate Papers Finding Aid

New York probates are notoriously wonderful, especially in the 19th century when other records are scarce. FamilySearch has now made them available on line in browseable form. The following is one small effort to make these unique materials more findable. Estate Papers 1807-1930, Box 2, Allegany County, New York; “New York, Probate Records, 1629-1972,” FamilySearch […]


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