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LaPorte County Courthouse Records and Information:
Marriage, Divorce, Naturalization, Probate, and Civil Court Records
May all be found at the Court Houses Listed Below. Also see
"Other Holdings Within and Outside of LaPorte County"
LaPorte County holds the distinction within the state of Indiana, to be the only county with two County Court Houses.  

County Complex and Circuit Courthouse
813 Lincolnway,
LaPorte, 46350
Phone: (219) 326-6808

Michigan City Courthouse
Superior Courthouse
300 W. Michigan
Michigan City, 46360

For departments in the County Complex
you may call toll free from your local area:
Michigan City - 874-5611,
Walkerton - 586-7676,
Hudson Lake - 654-3441,
Wanatah - 733-2984
Indiana State Library
Land records - La Porte County Recorder's Office
1832 to the present day.

Michigan City Public Library - Holdings -
100 E. Fourth Street
Michigan City, Indiana  
LaPorte County Public Library
Main Branch
904 Indiana Avenue
LaPorte, IN 46350-3435
Both Libraries have the following holdings.
 Birth Records 1941-70 - contains petitions to establish certificates of births for which the original certificates were lost or not issued - for births occurring ca. 1875-1943.
Common Pleas Order Book 1853 - 1876 - Volumes include surname indexes.
Court Records 1832 -1922 - include indexes. Mostly probate records and some guardianship orders.
Deed Records 1833 -1901 - indexes to grantees and grantors 1832 - 1903. Includes general indexes, as well as surname indexes in most volumes.
Enlistment Records of Soldiers 1919-1932 - includes surname indexes.
Index of Guardianships 1834 - 1879
Marriage Records 1832 - 1922 - includes indexes
Marriage Applications 1905 -1921
Michigan City Marriage Applications 1913 - 1923
Partition Records 1853 -1926 - Contains records of proceedings to partition real estate in probate causes, showing dates of court term, petitions and filing; names of estates, administrtor, and heirs, location, description.
Soldiers Discharge Record 1865 - 1898 - Record of honorable discharges from U. S. Military Service showing dates of enlistment, discharge and recording; name, age, rank, color, address, service record of veteran, physical condition when discharged, marital status, etc.
Tax Deed Record 1863 - 1923 - Record of deed titles derived from sale of property for taxes.
Will Records 1844 -1921 - volumes include indexes Will Records Michigan City 1898 - 1920.
WPA indexes
WPA indexes to Marriages 1832 - 1920;
Births & Deaths 1881 - 1920 for the county and for Michigan City
Marriage indexes in book form 1832 - 1850 and the marriage indexes

Other Holdings Within and Outside of County

LaPorte County

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Civil Court Records
Government - Searchable on line data base

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Divorce Records
Government - Searchable on line data base

Publication Offerings
The La Porte County Genealogical Society
Divorce Book #1 - 1833-1860
Our Immigration/Naturalization Site
Immigration/Naturalization Records
Publication Offerings
Declarations of Intent & Second Papers

Wedding Bands
Our Marriage Site


Publication Offerings
The La Porte County Genealogical Society
Book Offerings
1921 to 1925 - Marriage Book -
1926 to 1930 - Marriage Book -

County Births

County Deaths
Probate Complete Records Vol. A-Z, 1836-1918
(No Volume J)
Vol. 1-5, 1912-1921
See Libraries above in addition to
Court House references
Public Records Search
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