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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.

Online Court Records

Indiana and County Court Case Records – Contains Indiana court records from the early 2000s to present

Ancestry Library (in-library use only) – Court, tax, land, and probate records

Birth records, 1941 -1970, LaPorte County Courthouse – FamilySearch: catalog record | digital images reel 1 | digital images reel 2

Deed Records, 1833-1901; Indexes to Grantees and Grantors, 1832-1903, La Porte County – FamilySearch

Common Pleas Order Book, 1853-1876, La Porte County – FamilySearch

Court Records, 1832-1922, LaPorte County Courthouse (including some probate and will records) – FamilySearch

Estate Indexes, 1834-1978, LaPorte County Courthouse – FamilySearch

Index of Guardianships, 1834-1979, LaPorte County Circuit Court – FamilySearch

LaPorte Co., Indiana, Abstract of Wills from Book A., 1863-1870 – FamilySearch: catalog record | digitized images

Marriage Records, 1832-1958, La Porte County – FamilySearch

Michigan City, Indiana, Marriage Applications (1913-1957) – FamilySearch

Naturalization Records: Abstractions from Declaration of Intentions, Superior Court, Michigan City, La Porte County, Indiana (1912-1918) by the LaPorte County Genealogical Society – FamilySearch

Naturalization Records of La Porte County, Indiana (1854-1942) – FamilySearch

La Porte County Naturalization Records, 1909-1939, La Porte County Superior Court – FamilySearch

Indiana Naturalization Records and Indexes, 1848-1993 – FamilySearch

Partition Records, 1853-1926, LaPorte County Circuit Court – FamilySearch

Probate Records of La Porte County, Indiana, 1899-1920 – FamilySearch

Tax Deed Records, 1863-1923, La Porte County – FamilySearch

Will Records, 1844-1921, La Porte County Circuit Court – FamilySearch


LaPorte County Courthouse Records on Microfilm

Birth Records | Common Pleas | Court Records | Deed Records | Enlistment Records | Soldier’s Discharge Records | Guardianships | Marriage Records | Partition Records | Tax Deed Records | Will Records

Birth Records, 1941-1970, covering births occurring ca. 1875-1943

Contains petitions to establish certificates of births for which the original certificates were lost or not issued. Also available online through FamilySearch: catalog record | digital images reel 1 | digital images reel 2

Title Dates Reel #
Birth Index Records (vol. 1) 1875-1943 1674012
Birth Order Book 1941-1970 1674012 Items 3-4
Birth Order Book 1941-1973 1674013 Item 1

Common Pleas Order Book, 1853-1876 (Volumes include surname indexes).

Also available through FamilySearch.

Title Dates Reel #
Common Pleas Order Book (vol. A) 1853-1853 1674013 Item 5
Common Pleas Order Book (vol. A-C) 1853-1860 1674014
Common Pleas Order Book (vol. C-E) 1860-1873 1674020
Common Pleas Order Book (vol. F-G) 1869-1876 1674021 Items 1-2

 

Court Records, 1832-1922 (Includes indexes. Includes mostly probate records and some guardianship orders.)

Also available online through FamilySearch.

Title Dates Reel #
Court Records Order Book (vol. A-C) 1832-1855 1673584
Court Records Order Book (vol. C-E) 1853-1871 1673675
Court Records Order Book (vol. E-H) 1871-1878 1673676
Court Records Order Book (vol. H-K) 1878-1884 1673677
Court Records Order Book (vol. K-N) 1884-1891 1673678
Court Records Order Book (vol. N-P) 1891-1897 1673679
Court Records Order Book (vol. P-R) 1897-1901 1673680
Court Records Order Book (vol. S-U) 1901-1906 1673681
Court Records Order Book (vol. U-W) 1906-1910 1673682
Court Records Order Book (vol. X-Z) 1910-1914 1673683
Court Records Order Book (vol. Z) 1914 1673684
Court Records Order Book (vol. 1-2) 1914-1918 1673684
Court Records Order Book (vol. 3-5) 1918-1921 1673689
Court Records Order Book (vol. 5) 1921-1922 1673690
Court Records Complete Record (vol. A-B) 1836-1850 1673690
Court Records Complete Record (vol. B-D) 1852-1971 1673691
Court Records Complete Record (vol. E-G) 1871-1878 1673692
Court Records Complete Record (vol. G-I) 1878-1882 1673693
Court Records Complete Record (vol. K-M) 1882-1886 1673694
Court Records Complete Record (vol. M-O) 1886-1891 1673695
Court Records Complete Record (vol. P-R) 1889-1895 1673696
Court Records Complete Record (vol. R-T) 1895-1898 1673697
Court Records Complete Record (vol. U-W) 1898-1905 1673698
Court Records Complete Record (vol. W-Y) 1905-1910 1673699
Court Records Complete Record (vol. Z) 1910-1912 1673700
Court Records Complete Record (vol. 1-2) 1912-1915 1673700
Court Records Complete Record (vol. 2-4) 1915-1919 1673879
Court Records Complete Record (vol. 5) 1919-1921 1673880 Item 1

 

Deed Records, 1833-1901; Indexes to Grantees and Grantors, 1832-1902 (Includes general indexes, as well as surname indexes in most volumes)

Also available online through FamilySearch.

Title Dates Reel #
Grantee Index, vol. 1 1832-1850 1674185
Grantee Index, vol. 1 1835-1847 1674185
Grantee Index, vol. 1-6 1848-1864 1674186
Grantee Index, vol. 6-10 1853-1884 1674187
Grantee Index, vol. 10-13 1884-1903 1674188
Grantor Index, vol. 1-4 1833-1860 1674189
Grantor Index, vol. 5-8 1860-1876 1674190
Grantor Index, vol. 9-12 1875-1892 1674191
Grantor Index, vol. 12-13 1892-1901 1674191
Deed Record (Book A) 1837-1849 1685667 Item 2
Deed Record (vol. A-B) 1833-1836 1674192
Deed Record (vol. B-C) 1835-1836 1674193
Deed Record (vol. B-C transcribed) 1835-1836 1674193
Deed Record (vol. C-E) 1836-1837 1674194
Deed Record (vol. E-F) 1837-1838 1674195
Deed Record (vol. F transcribed) 1837-1838 1674195
Deed Record (vol. F-I) 1838-1839 1685472
Deed Record (vol. I-K) 1839-1841 1685473
Deed Record (vol. K-N) 1841-1843 1685474
Deed Record (vol. N-Q) 1843-1846 1685475
Deed Record (vol. Q-S) 1846-1849 1685476
Deed Record (vol. S-V) 1849-1850 1685483
Deed Record (vol. V-X) 1850-1852 1685484
Deed Record (vol. X-Z) 1852-1853 1685485
Deed Record (vol. Z) 1853-1854 1685486
Deed Record (vol. 1-2) 1855-1856 1685486
Deed Record (vol. 2-5) 1857-1859 1685487
Deed Record (vol. 5-8) 1859-1872 1685493
Deed Record (vol. 8-11) 1859-1877 1685494
Deed Record (vol. 11-13) 1862-1904 1685495
Deed Record (vol. 14-16) 1863-1865 1685496
Deed Record (vol. 16-19) 1864-1866 1685497
Deed Record (vol. 19-21) 1865-1868 1685498
Deed Record (vol. 22-24) 1866-1869 1685499
Deed Record (vol. 25-26) 1868-1872 1685500
Deed Record (vol. 27-29) 1869-1872 1685501
Deed Record (vol. 29-32) 1869-1873 1685508
Deed Record (vol. 32-34) 1873-1874 1685509
Deed Record (vol. 34-37) 1874-1876 1685510
Deed Record (vol. 37-39) 1876-1877 1685511
Deed Record (vol. 40-41) 1877-1894 1685512
Deed Record (vol. 42-44) 1878-1895 1685649
Deed Record (vol. 44-47) 1879-1881 1685650
Deed Record (vol. 47-49) 1881-1882 1685651
Deed Record (vol. 50-52) 1882-1883 1685652
Deed Record (vol. 52-55) 1883-1884 1685653
Deed Record (vol. 55-57) 1883-1885 1685654
Deed Record (vol. 58-60) 1885-1887 1685655
Deed Record (vol. 60-63) 1886-1888 1685656
Deed Record (vol. 63-65) 1888-1889 1685657
Deed Record (vol. 65-68) 1889-1891 1685658
Deed Record (vol. 68-70) 1886-1892 1685659
Deed Record (vol. 71-73) 1891-1892 1685660
Deed Record (vol. 73-76) 1892-1894 1685661
Deed Record (vol. 76-78) 1894-1895 1685662
Deed Record (vol. 79-81) 1895-1896 1685663
Deed Record (vol. 81-84) 1896-1898 1685664
Deed Record (vol. 84-86) 1898-1899 1685665
Deed Record (vol. 86-89) 1899-1901 1685666
Deed Record (vol. 89) 1901 1685667 Item 1

Enlistment Records of Soldiers, 1919-1932 (Includes surname indexes)

Also available through FamilySearch

Title Dates Reel #
Enlistment Records of Soldiers (vol. 1-2) 1919 1685668 Items 3-4
Enlistment Records of Soldiers (vol. 2 cont.) 1919-1932 1685669

 

Soldier’s Discharge Records, vol. 1, 1865-1898

Also available through FamilySearch.

Contains a record of honorable discharges from U.S. military service, showing dates of enlistment, discharge, and recording; name, age, rank, color, address, and service record of veterans; physical condition when discharged; marital status; etc.

Title Dates Reel #
Soldier’s Discharge Record (vol. 1) 1865-1898 1685668 Item 2

 

Index of Guardianships, 1834-1979

Also available through FamilySearch.

Title Dates Reel #
Guardianships Index (vol. 1) 1834-1881 1674012 Item 2
Guardianships Microfilmed Index (vol. 1) 1850-1979 1674013 Item 4

 

Marriage Records, 1832-1922 (includes indexes).

Also available online through FamilySearch: Records | Applications

Title Dates Reel #
Marriage Applications (vol. 1) 1905 1673915
Marriage Applications (vol. 1-3) 1905-1907 1673884
Marriage Applications (vol. 3-6) 1907-1908 1673885
Marriage Applications (vol. 6-9) 1908-1910 1673916
Marriage Applications (vol. 9-10) 1910-1911 1673917
Marriage Applications (vol. 10-12) 1911-1912 1673873
Marriage Applications (vol. 12-14) 1912-1913 1673874
Marriage Applications (vol. 14-16) 1913-1915 1673875
Marriage Applications (vol. 16-19) 1915-1917 1673876
Marriage Applications (vol. 19-21) 1917-1920 1673877
Marriage Applications (vol. 22) 1920-1921 1673878 Item 1
Marriage Applications – Michigan City 1913-1914 1674035 Item 4
Marriage Applications – Michigan City 1914-1915 1674036
Marriage Applications – Michigan City 1915-1916 1674037
Marriage Applications – Michigan City 1915-1918 1674180
Marriage Applications – Michigan City 1917-1920 1674181
Marriage Applications – Michigan City 1918-1920 1674182
Marriage Applications – Michigan City 1918-1923 1674183
Marriage Applications – Michigan City 1920-1923 1674184
Marriage Records (v. A-C) 1832-1852 1673880 Items 2-4
Marriage Records (v. C-E) 1852-1865 1673881
Marriage Records (v. E-H) 1865-1878 1673882
Marriage Records (v. H-J) 1878-1888 1673893
Marriage Records (v. K-M) 1888-1898 1673899
Marriage Records (v. M-Q) 1896-1907 1673900
Marriage Records (v. Q-S) 1906-1912 1673907
Marriage Records (v. T-V) 1912-1917 1673908
Marriage Records (v. V-X) 1917-1922 1673915

 

Partition Records, 1863-1926

Also available through FamilySearch.

Contains records of proceeding to partition real estate in probate causes, showing dates of court term, petition, and filing; names of estate, administrator, and heirs; location, descriptions, etc.

Title Dates Reel #
Partition Records (v. 1-2) 1853-1875 1673878 Items 2-3
Partition Records (v. 2-5) 1875-1894 1673994
Partition Records (v. 5-7) 1894-1914 1673995
Partition Records (v. 7-8) 1914-1926 1673996 Items 1-2
Partition Records – Michigan City (vol. 1) 1898-1901 1674035 Items 1-3
Partition Records – Michigan City (vol. 1) 1898-1916 1674035 Items 1-3
Probate Order Book – Michigan City (vol. A) 1899-1902 1674021 Item 3
Probate Order Book – Michigan City (vol. A-D) 1902-1915 1674027
Probate Order Book – Michigan City (vol. D) 1915-1920 1674028
Probate Order Book – Michigan City (vol. 1-2) 1901-1914 1674028
Probate Order Book – Michigan City (vol. 3) 1914-1919 1674029

 

Tax Deed Records, 1863-1923

Also available through FamilySearch.

Contains a record of deed titles derived from sale of property for taxes.

Title Dates Reel #
Tax Deeds (vol. A-B) 1863-1908 1685667 Items 3-4
Tax Deeds (vol. B) 1908-1923 1685668 Item 1

Will Records, 1844-1921 (volumes include indexes)

Also available through FamilySearch.

Title Dates Reel #
Will Records (vol. A-B) 1844-1882 1673996 Items 3-4
Will Records (vol. C-E) 1882-1895 1674003
Will Records (vol. E-G) 1895-1908 1674004
Will Records (vol. H-J) 1908-1918 1674005
Will Records (vol. J) 1918-1921 1674012 Item 1
Will Records – Michigan City (vol. 1-2) 1898-1920 1674029
Will Records – Michigan City (vol. 2) 1920 1674035 Items 1-3
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