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American Memory

More than five million historical images, books, exhibits and more from the Library of Congress.

Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry -- Library Edition

Available only for use within the library. Contains billions of records, including U.S. census images and indexes, military records, immigration records, directories, vital records, and international collections.

Chronicling America

Chronicling America

Historic American newspapers. Search newspaper pages from 1836-1922. A project of the National Endowment for the Humanities & the Library of Congress.



A comprehensive treasury of resources, including U.S. federal census images, periodical resources, genealogy and local history books, Revolutionary War records, Freedman’s Bank records, and the LexisNexis U.S. Serial Set. Log in with your library card number. Don’t have a library card? Sign up now for an eCard.

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A place for people to share photos and stories, telling the histories of their local communities. Includes many of Michigan City Public Library’s historic images.

Hoosier State Chronicles

Hoosier State Chronicles

Indiana’s digital historic newspaper program. Free, online access to Indiana’s historic newspapers. Operated by the Indiana State Library.

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Indiana Historical Society

Collections, exhibitions, publications, and programs about Indiana history.

Indiana History Online

Indiana History Online

Digital archive of state history, including histories, personal narratives and memoirs, pamphlets and political speeches, sermons and songs, legal treatises and children’s books. Log in with your library card number. Don’t have a library card? Sign up now for an eCard.

Indiana Memory

Indiana Memory

A free digital library of Indiana’s unique cultural and historical heritage, including digitized books, manuscripts, photographs, newspapers, maps, and other media. Created through a collaboration of Indiana libraries, museums, and cultural organizations.

Indiana State Digital Archives

Indiana State Digital Archives

Access nearly three million records, including death, institutional, military, naturalization, and other historical records. Fully indexed and searchable. Named a “Best State Website” by Family Tree Magazine.

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Indiana State Library Databases

Indiana Biography Index, Indiana Cemetery Locator Index, Indiana Marriages, Indiana World War II Servicemen, newspaper indexes, and more.

LaPorte County Historical Society Building

La Porte County Historical Society

Find information about the history of La Porte County.

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LaPorte County INGenWeb

Information on the history and ancestors of LaPorte County, Indiana.

Michigan City Old Lighthouse Museum

Michigan City Historical Society & Old Lighthouse Museum

Find information about Michigan City history, the old lighthouse, Harriet Colfax, and more.

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Michigan City Obituary Index

Index of obituaries that appeared in the Michigan City News Dispatch and earlier Michigan City newspapers. Covers 1887-present. Includes name, obituary date, newspaper name and page/column number. Obituaries are available on microfilm at the library.