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Happy Independence Day! The library will be closed on Monday, July 4, for Independence Day.

On Tuesday, July 5, the library will begin a project to replace all the
overhead lighting in the building, changing them to LED fixtures. The library will remain open during all phases of the project but reserves the right to close, if necessary.

MICHIGAN CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY LIGHTING REPLACEMENT PROJECT                 

On Tuesday, July 5, 2022, the library will begin a project to replace all the overhead lighting in the building, changing them to LED fixtures. The new fixtures will feature automatic ambient lighting, centralized controls for turning on and off, and conservation of lighting in unoccupied public areas. A section above the front entrance will have specialized color lighting for seasonal themes. The expected completion date is September 16, 2022. The library will remain open during all phases of the project but reserves the right to close, if necessary.
During the project, areas under the work zone will be closed. The library will make every effort to minimize the closure time to its collections and services in any given area as work proceeds. The meeting rooms will be closed while work is done in them. Please see the library’s website and social media for updates.
This project is a continuation of the remodeling program that started in 2016. The new fixtures will be both energy efficient and aesthetically complimentary to the building while providing warmer lighting for users.

Books | Online Resources

Books at the Library

LaPorte County Cemetery Lists

Abandoned, Destroyed Cemeteries of LaPorte County, IN. Compiled and Researched by Gloria D. Arndt and Patricia Gruse Harris. Genealogy Collection, LaPorte County Abandoned

Cemetery Records of LaPorte County, Indiana: Volumes 1-4. Genealogy Collection, LaPorte County Cemetery

Foster Cemetery aka Foster Burial Grounds: Galena Township. LaPorte County, Indiana. Researched & Compiled by Donna M. Nelson. Genealogy Collection, LaPorte County Foster

Heckman Memorial Cemetery aka Hesston Cemetery: 1000 N between 150 E. & 200 E. (Fail Road) Galena Township. LaPorte County, Indiana. Genealogy Collection, LaPorte County Heckman

Salem Chapel Cemetery, Sec. 10 Twp. 36 N. R. 2 W., Pleasant Township, LaPorte Co., IN. Sherry Karbowsky. Genealogy Collection, LaPorte County Karbowsky

Low’s Cemetery: Incomplete List of Burials: Located on Johnson Road and 600 W. Genealogy Collection, LaPorte County Low’s

Low Cemetery: Coolspring Township. Gladys Nicewarmer. Genealogy Collection, LaPorte County Nicewarmer

Old Section, Rolling Prairie Cemetery: Kankakee Township, LaPorte County, Indiana. Tombstones Read and Recorded by Gloria D. Arndt and Donna M. Nelson; Researched by Gloria D. Arndt. Genealogy Collection, LaPorte County Old

Teeter Cemetery: 700 N between 425 & 500 East Galena Township, La Porte County, Indiana. Compiled by Members of the Cemetery & Research Association of La Porte County, Indiana. Genealogy Collection, LaPorte County Teeter

Union Mills Cemetery: County Road W 800 S, Union Mills, Indiana, Noble Township, LaPorte County, Indiana. Researched and Compiled by Deanna Branson West; Photographed by Robert Ponda Sr. Genealogy Collection, LaPorte County Union

Hummer Mortuary, Michigan City, Indiana, Records of Funerals. Genealogy Collection, Michigan City Hummer

Indiana State Prison Cemetery Burials: June 10, 1927 – September 1989. Ron Hyer. Genealogy Collection, Michigan City Hyer

Graves Moved from the “Old Cemetery” to Greenwood (Section – E). Ron Hyer. Genealogy Collection, Michigan City Hyer

Index Greenwood Cemetery Burial Books 1873-1950 Michigan City, LaPorte County, Indiana. Gertrude Davison Flotow, Compiler. Genealogy Collection, Michigan City Index

Lots of Calvary Cemetery 1865: Michigan City, LaPorte County, Indiana. Jackie Gertrude Davison Flotow, Compiler. Genealogy Collection, Michigan City Lots

Old Burial Ground: Michigan City, IN: Michigan Township, LaPorte Co., IN. Researched and Compiled by Patricia Gruse Harris. Genealogy Collection, Michigan City Old

St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Michigan City, Indiana Burial Records: August 1898 – December 1979. Index prepared by Gertrude Davison Flotow. Genealogy Collection, Michigan City St. Stanislaus

St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery aka Polish Cemetery: 1015 Greenwood Avenue Michigan City, IN, Michigan Township, La Porte County, Indiana. Researched & Compiled by Patricia Gruse Harris. Genealogy Collection, Michigan City St. Stanislaus

All Cemetery-Related Titles in the Indiana Room & Genealogy Collection – Including titles for cemeteries in other Indiana counties and other states


Online Resources

Cemetery & Research Association of LaPorte County, Indiana – Cemetery lists for 80+ public, private, and religious cemeteries in LaPorte County

Atlas of Cemeteries, LaPorte County, Indiana by Paul H. Marhanka. Information from set of WPA Maps, Mr. Gene McDonald, & Various Sextons from Oct. 1971 to March 1974 for Records of LaPorte County Veterans Graves Registration Association & LaPorte County Pioneer Cemetery Commission. Available online in the Indiana State Library Genealogy Collection, ISL Digital Collections.

Cemetery Inscriptions, LaPorte and Porter Counties, Indiana; v. 02 (1975) – available through FamilySearch

Cemetery Records of La Porte County, Indiana (1970) – Daughters of the American Revolution, Miriam Benedict Chapter – available through FamilySearch: catalog record | digital images

Cemetery Records of LaPorte County, Indiana (1974) – Fort Wayne Public Library – available through FamilySearch

Greenwood Cemetery List and History

“La Porte County, Indiana Cemeteries,” Genealogical Reference Builders Newsletter (1975) – available through FamilySearch

Indiana State Library Cemetery Locator File – Index to cemetery holdings at Indiana State Library

State Historic Architectural & Archaeological Research Database (SHAARD) – Cemetery Registries

Indiana Veterans Cemeteries

Veterans Administration Nationwide Gravesite Locator – Find burial locations of veterans
Crown Hill National Cemetery – General information; no cemetery list
Indiana State Soldiers’ Home Cemetery – Includes cemetery name index
Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery – General information; no cemetery list
Marion National Cemetery – General information; no cemetery list
New Albany National CemeteryName index (incomplete)

Find a Grave – 116 million grave records from around the world

Ancestry Library – In-library use only

FamilySearch – Expanded access available within the library

HeritageQuest – Log in at home with your library card number. Don’t have a library card? Sign up now to get an eCard.

Interment.net – U.S. and Worldwide Cemeteries

Cyndi’s List of Genealogical Sites – Cemeteries and Funeral Homes

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