Obituary Indexes at Merrillville Branch

UPDATED! Lake and Porter Co Online Obituary Guide: Additional online resources available through newspapers and libraries

Post Tribune/Gary Post Tribune and Lake County Register and Star Online Obituary Index

Available in Print:

Crown Point Register and Star Newspapers
      Marriage & Death Index August 1857 to December 1934

Hobart Gazette
      April 17, 1891 to February 22, 1895

Lowell Tribune
      1991 to 2008

Post Tribune (Gary)
      1921 to 2014

The (Hammond) Times
      1929 to 1934 and 1939 to 2014

Newspaper Obituary Page graphic

Online Obituary Index: Post Tribune/Gary Post Tribune Obituary Index (1921-current); Lake County Register and Star (1857 - 1938)

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FamilySearch: Digital Records Access

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