Current Month Updates
Note's from Deanna Branson West's desk.
Oak Grove Cemetery - Dewey Township.
Alvin Zahn sent us additional information on some of his relatives buried there and we added it to that cemetery listing.
Oak Grove Cemetery Wills Twp Inc.
Carolyn Hunt did 2 great maps of the Older Section and Golda Fuller Section which
I translated over to html and are now on line for viewers . Also
restructured their home page which shows both alphabetical index and
Index by sections.
The following Veteran Burial Listings were added to and updated in June, 2014
Oak Grove Wills twp
Sauktown Wills, Twp
Bits and pieces of county and additional cemetery burials, through out the county, were added in the last few months.
Updated our Cemetery Volunteer
Listing which can be viewed here:
Projects In Progress
This month we are compiling and redoing burial listings and adding a map for Sauktown 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.
A tribute to James E. Landing Ph. D. Is posted on the page with:
Disappearing Towns And Villages of Yester-year
Achievements and Goals"
Deanna West at
Porte Co., GenWeb Index Page
County - Indiana Cemeteries
articles found on our - ARCHIVE
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.
The Cemetery &
Research Association of LaPorte
Our 2014 Bi-Monthly
Meeting Schedule is:
Monday, August 11, 2014
Monday, October 13, 2014
Monday, December 8, 2014
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 email@example.com
Genealogical Society Calendar:
See our Publications
. Patton Cemetery - Phase II of III phases is now complete.
We are working on improving and adding to the burial listing. Spelling
and location corrections were made.We increased our old listing from
8,300 to 9,800 burials. A
general map of the cemetery, along with individual numbered burial plot
maps for each section and garden now on line.
Please take a moment to go through the site and note the updates and
information we have uncovered during our research of Patton.
Also, note the two newer areas shown on
the general map as being Brady Section and The Garden of Gethsemane.
Sharon Snow is our volunteer historian/liaison for this cemetery.
III - Work continues
on expanding this site as Sharon will tackle each individual area with
some photographing, adding discovered stones and double checking
grave location against our existing listings.
Patton Cemetery Home Page
March we added to our history data with some of the old time hotels of
Michigan City and the people that built and/or operated them. Check it
Michigan City Hotels
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
Need a little help?
Try our Research Guides
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
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.