Current Month Updates
Our deepest condolences to the family of George VanDierendonck,
husband of one of our volunteer researchers,
Pat VanDierendonck. George passed away on May 2, 2015-
Cutler Funeral Home handled the arrangements.
La Porte County Veterans
- Updated and added to many of our Veteran listings. Donna Nelson has
taken the lead in organizing this project for us. You can see which
active cemetery veteran lists have been updated by going here. Veteran's Index
- Over-hauled and added to the burials in Swan Lake Memorial
Gardens. Our list now consists of more than 4500 interments. By
doing this, we also increased the Veterans that served our country and
are laid to rest there. Bowell Cemetery
- The cemetery is abandoned and much of the history and burials with relocation of same was contributed by Donna M. Nelson. Publication
on Bowell and abandoned Cemeteries also available
Projects In Progress - continuing on.....
Veterans - Updating of our active cemetery veteran listings continues. This is a huge undertaking and may take over a year to complete.
Carmel Cemetery - We are in the process of enhancing and updating our Carmel Cemetery burials and maps. .
Additional - Abandoned/Destroyed
Cemeteries of La Porte Co
being studied and information being accumulated at this time.
Phase III for Patton Cemetery continues with Sharon Snow examining the stones and conferring with the cemetery sextons.
Projects seeking photographers:
Apostolic Christian Cemetery - Dewey Township -
(875 W Between 1800S and 1850S)
Oak Grove Cemetery - Dewey Township
(Hwy 421 turn West County Rd 8
Turn South on S1100W and go 1/2 mile -
Cemetery is on the West side of road)
Achievements and Goals"
Deanna West at
Porte Co., GenWeb Index Page
County - Indiana Cemeteries
The Cemetery &
Research Association of LaPorte
Our 2015 Bi-Monthly
Meeting Schedule is:
Monday, June 8, 2015 - regular meeting
Monday, August 10, 2015 - regular meeting
Monday, October 12th, 2015 - corrections and recent burial listings welcomed
Monday, December 14, 2015 - potluck & gift exchange
(brief meeting with social event following)
Location - Home of LaPorte County
Genweb Coordinator, Deanna West, 8074 W 200 North. LaPorte
County Genweb Meeting starts at 1:00 P.M.
sharp. Our meetings are held every other month on the 2nd Monday of the
month listed. Anyone interested in attending, please let me
know at firstname.lastname@example.org
Genealogical Society Calendar:
Pine Lake Cemetery -
Pine Lake Cemetery Burials from early records up to and including 2014
now on line. We have well over 15,000 burials from various records.
The goal was to give credit to those who have
donated burial info and combine the listings alphabetically to
eliminate some of the repetition that was on site.
This also allows us to see which family surnames we may be missing and add them to this great index.
Pine Lake Cemetery Link
Many of the newer burials in Oak Grove Cemetery in Wills Township now added.
Oak Grove Cemetery in Wills Link
See our Publications
Need a little help?
Try our Research Guides
articles found on our -
Research Association of La Porte County News" disclaimer for cemetery
"This website was developed and is sustained by volunteers who donate
their time and personal resources for the purpose of providing valuable
research information to fellow researchers. We are dedicated to
providing free access to La Porte County cemetery
listings. If you have documentation of a burial which does not appear
on the cemetery list, we are pleased to receive that information from
Please keep in mind that some of the cemetery
listings that are being placed on the WWW were done more than 30 or 40
Every cemetery that you view through your genealogical research should
be considered a "Partial" listing for various reasons, such as errors
in spelling occurring at the time of burial., some burial locations
were known only to the cemetery sexton and information was lost when he
moved, resigned or died. And many written logs were destroyed by
We are not responsible for errors, misspellings or incorrect
information. Every attempt to correct misinformation is entered onto
our listing(s) upon being notified of a burial with source and/or
1. Readings done by the D.A.R. Ind. Miriam Benedict Chapter of LaPorte
2. Older LaPorte County Pioneer Cemetery Readings
3. Current readings
4. Individuals who have donated obituaries, family histories and burial
6. Church records
7. Cemetery burial records; handwritten, typed or computerized
Sorry, we are no longer taking links to private family and personal
pages that are off site. We are continuing to place family histories on
site, but there has been a reoccurring problem when connecting to
private family pages. For what ever reason, researchers discontinue
their sites and that leaves us with a whole bunch of broken links and
us having to make adjustments to this site. It is very time consuming
when updating the pages to remove the surnames that go to "broken
Donating Information & Photos
Family & Tombstone Photos
On-going request (Photos and Obits must
We always welcome family
information on the ancestors of La Porte County. Donated
information will always remain free to our viewers.
We are also looking for old school graduating classes before 1950. Can
you help? Have something in the attic?
Among items being collected are: Pre 1950 - burial records, obituaries,
newspaper clippings, cemetery information, ancestor' stories, diaries,
photos, old family bible information, School info & photos
along with early marriages.
Histories & Biographies
Please - No ged coms from family tree maker or any
other genealogy based programs. Please submit family information either
in biographical or story form. I and other volunteers have done quite a
few of the ged com revisions and it really takes a lot of time to alter
and remove the repeated information within.
Photo Request Fees
1. All photos already on site are
free and may be printed for family files you are researching. However
they may not be used on another commercial or nationally based site
without the implicit permission of The LaPorte County Cemetery
& Research Association
2. Fees for going out and photographing stones in a cemetery start at
$5.00 to cover gas fees due to the increasing cost of fuel. Each photo
taken will be $1.00 for each stone photographed. Digital photos will be
taken and emailed to requester. If hard copy is desired, then please
add $1.00 for paper and postage. Additional postage will be charged
only if several hard copies are requested and postage increases due to
weight of package.
3. You must know where the deceased is buried at or a general location
before we can fulfill your request. Please, do not ask our researchers
to hunt for a stone.
Look Up Fees
We have people willing to do
obituary look ups. Initial fee is $5.00 for fuel cost and 1.00 for each
obit look up and email to the requester. Obits will be looked up and an
email sent with the content of what was in obituary.
If hard copy is desired of original newspaper article, then please
include going rate for postage at time of look up.