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Alan H Zeller at
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The Old Lighthouse Museum and 

Michigan City Historical Society

The Michigan City Historical Society hopes that you will visit with us at the Old Lighthouse Museum, the oldest remaining lighthouse in Indiana.

The museum is open for public tours from April through October, every day except Monday,  from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM Central Time.

http://www.oldlighthousemuseum.org/

La Porte County Historical Society Museum

Bits of Time” Display of a selection of the Museum’s scrapbooks

Indiana Bicentennial project “Prominent People of La Porte County”

Save the Date! A reception is being planned for the public to meet some of our famous people on April 16th from 1PM till 4PM. More information to follow. 

http://www.laportecountyhistory.org/

Scheduled Genealogical Events in La Porte County


April, 2016

La Porte County (IN) Genealogical Society
  Regular Meeting
Tuesday Evening, 7 PM  local time
La Porte Parks Department, 250 Pine Lake Avenue
April 12, 2016   Program "La Porte County Indians of the Past" with Ruth Duncan, elder of the Indian Nations and genealogical and historical advisor on Native American research in the Great Lakes Area .

Indiana Bicentennial Program,
presented by the Michigan City Public Library and the LPCIGS

Indiana Through the Camera Lens

"Friendly Persuasion", 2 PM Sunday, April 24, 2016 at the Michigan City Public Library. 

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~inlcigs/





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Transcribing Disclaimer

"Cemetery & Research Association of La Porte County News" disclaimer for cemetery readings:
"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 you."

Please keep in mind that some of the cemetery listings that are being placed on the WWW were done more than 30 or 40 years ago.
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 accidental fires.
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 family history.

Sources:
1. Readings done by the D.A.R. Ind. Miriam Benedict Chapter of LaPorte County, Indiana.
2. Older LaPorte County Pioneer Cemetery Readings
3. Current readings
4. Individuals who have donated obituaries, family histories and burial locations.
5. Obituary
6. Church records
7. Cemetery burial records; handwritten, typed or computerized  


NOTICE -  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 this 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 links"

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Donating Information & Photos

Obituaries, Family & Tombstone Photos
On-going request  (Photos and Obits must pre-date 1950)

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.

Family 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.

Tombstone 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.

Obituary Request
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.

This site updated and maintained by Alan H Zeller