Genealogy Resources

We provide a variety of databases for you to research genealogy information,
as well as indexes of Porter County records our staff have compiled.
You may use the order forms to the right to request copies of records.
Obituaries
Marriages
Divorce Cases
Estate Cases
Guardianship Cases

Databases We Subscribe To

Access Newspaper Archive | more info

Search newspapers for historical and genealogical information.

American Ancestors | more info

For genealogists of all experience levels; includes several hundred online databases.

Ancestry Library Edition | more info

Search over 10 billion genealogical records and discover your family history.

Fold3 | more info

Convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents o

Heritage Quest Online | more info

An essential collection of genealogical and historical sources—with coverage dating back to the 1700s.

Historic Map Works | more info

Full color historic maps detailing the history of the United States over several hundred years. Use this link if you are outside the library.

Obituaries | more info

Vidette-Messenger 1938-1995 and Times 1995-present

Political Family Tree | more info

Thousands of family trees of prominent American political leaders. Includes chronologies and maps.

ProQuest Obituaries | more info

Search obituaries and death notices from prominent newspapers. Use this link if you are outside the library.

Porter County Indexes

Divorce Records | more info

Divorce cases filed in Porter County, Indiana, 1914-1963.

Enumeration of Males | more info

1937 Liberty Township & 1943 Morgan Township

Guardianship Court Cases | more info

Filed in Porter County 1914-1963.

Marriage Records | more info

Filed in Porter County from 1921-1953.

Milk Producers | more info

1920-1921 Milk Producers Association in Porter County.

Obituaries | more info

Vidette-Messenger 1938-1995 and Times 1995-present

Porter County Census | more info

Index to the 1930 and 1940 U.S. Census of Porter County, Indiana.

Porter County Herald | more info

Herald newspaper from 1933-1937

Probate Estates | more info

Probate cases filed between 1914 and 1963

Our Favorite Sites

Bureau of Land Management - GLO | more info

Bureau of Land Management, General Land Office, Records Automation

Cindi's List | more info

Comprehensive, categorized & cross-referenced list of genealogical sites.

DAR Online Catalog | more info

The Daughters of the American Revolution.

Death Indexes | more info

Death records, certificates, notices & registers; obituaries, probates, & cemetery/burial records.

Family Search | more info

Connects families across generations.

Find A Grave | more info

Find graves of ancestors & create virtual memorials.

Mennonite Archives | more info

Obituary index for Amish and Mennonite families.

Newspapers U.S. & Worldwide | more info

An index to the newspapers published all over the world.

Northwest Indiana Genealogical Society | more info

Northwest Indiana genealogical resources.

Polish Genealogical Society of America | more info

Genealogical indexes for researching Polish ancestors.

Seeking Michigan | more info

Michigan research guides, indexes, and more.

The USGenWeb Project | more info

Links to state genealogy websites & gateways to counties.

Valparaiso University Archives & Special Collections | more info

Several collections of interest to genealogists; includes online yearbooks.