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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 […]

Some Private Laws of Indiana Relating to La Porte County

PRIVATE LAWS OF INDIANA RELATING TO LA PORTE COUNTY ON LINE 1843-1847 and 1850 available on GoogleBooks 28 July 2012 What follows is a sampling from one county of a little-used legal resource for genealogists and historians that is available in most states and counties. Six annual “local law” books for Indiana are available on […]

Free Lookup in 1971, 1986, 1987, 1990 La Porte, Indiana, Directories

Caron’s La Porte (La Porte County, Ind.) City Directory 1971 (Detroit: Caron Directory Co.) 1986 La Porte, Indiana, City Directory (Taylor MI: R. L. Polk & Co., 1986) 1987 La Porte, Indiana, City Directory (Taylor MI: R. L. Polk & Co.) 1990 La Porte, Indiana, City Directory (Taylor MI: R. L. Polk & Co.) Each […]

Free Lookup in index to early La Porte court records (1830s)

Harold Henderson, comp., In Court In La Porte: An Every-Name Index to the First Legal Proceedings in La Porte County, Indiana [prior to 1836] (La Porte:, 2011). More than 800 distinct surnames of pioneers appear in the first minute record (order book), complete record, and judgment docket of this northern Indiana county. This book […]

An Index Is a Treasure Map — Do You Dig?

Originally published in Indiana Genealogist 19, no. 3 (September 2008):147-150, with nice illustrations not shown here. Footnotes {1} have been converted into endnotes in this format. Copyright Indiana Genealogical Society. AN INDEX IS A TREASURE MAP — DO YOU DIG? Trying to do genealogical research without indexes would be like digging for buried treasure without […]