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Search newspapers for historical and genealogical information.
Browse the ACPL Genealogy Center’s website and discover records from around the world.
For genealogists of all experience levels; includes several hundred online databases.
Search over 10 billion genealogical records and discover your family history.
Bureau of Land Management, General Land Office, Records Automation
Comprehensive, categorized & cross-referenced list of genealogical sites.
The Daughters of the American Revolution.
Death records, certificates, notices & registers; obituaries, probates, & cemetery/burial records.
Connects families across generations.
An essential collection of genealogical and historical sources—with coverage dating back to the 1700s.
The Internet Archives hosts some of Porter County Public Library System’s genealogical digital content. View select yearbook collections from Porter County, Indiana, various contracts, books, and other items of historical significance. New content will be added regularly.
6,200+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
An index to the newspapers published all over the world.
Thousands of family trees of prominent American political leaders. Includes chronologies and maps.
Search obituaries and death notices from prominent newspapers. Use this link if you are outside the library.
Michigan research guides, indexes, and more.
Links to state genealogy websites & gateways to counties.
Military Service: 1940-1945 (Coming Soon!)
Military service index honor roll. Men who filed with the Porter County courthouse during World War II.
Military Service: 1941-1945 (Coming Soon!)
Men in service index, who filed with the courthouse during World War II.
Military Service: Vietnam (Coming Soon!)
Index of names from the article, “With the Service,” from the Vidette Messenger.
1920-1921 Milk Producers Association in Porter County.
Vidette-Messenger 1938-1995 and Times 1995-present.
Herald newspaper from 1933-1937.
Probate cases filed between 1914 and 1963.
Teacher’s Contracts (Coming Soon!)
Contracts signed by teachers from the Porter County school system.
With state and regional histories, travel guides, biographies, speeches and more, the collection provides a range of primary documents.
Indiana’s history and culture found in digitized books, manuscripts, photographs, newspapers, maps, and other media.
Historical information about the city of Valparaiso.
Bringing together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums from the written word, to works of art and culture, to records of America’s heritage, to the efforts and data of science.
Several collections of interest to genealogists; includes online yearbooks.
The Porter County Museum features permanent as well as temporary exhibits relating to Porter County. Visit the webpage to browse the archives, upcoming events, and projects.
Valparaiso Public Library holds genealogy classes! Click the button below to view our events calendar, and search ‘Genealogy Event Types’ to see if there is an event coming up at one of our branches close by.
103 Jefferson Street Valparaiso IN 46383