close
Font size options
Increase or decrease the font size for this website by clicking on the 'A's.
Contrast options
Choose a colour combintion to give he most comfortable contrast.

Microfilm readers in the genealogy room

Find hard copies of these items in the Genealogy Room at Merrillville Branch.

Census Indexes 

Locations: (P) Periodicals; (I) Indiana Room; (RR) Restricted Reference

Census Soundex for Indiana
      1880, 1900 and 1920
(P)

Index to Lake County Census (in binders)
      1840, 1850, 1860 and 1870
(P) ( I )

Indiana Census on Microfilm
      1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930
(P)

Indiana Census Indexes (books)
      1807, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870 (US Index 1810)
(P) ( I )

Microfilm (Connecticut through Vermont)
      1790 United States Census
(P)

Index to Lake County Census (in binders)
      1840, 1850, 1860 and 1870
(P) ( I )

The following databases also contain census information:

Ancestry® Library Edition  -Available only at LCPL locations- View Tutorial

HeritageQuest Online  -Available anywhere-

Microfilm

Located in the Periodicals Department:

Indiana County Histories w/index in binders

School Enumeration Districts 1830-1950, 1900, 1910 and 1920

WPA Records (County Indexes) All Indiana Counties that were done by WPA (years vary)

Indexes to WPA Records Lake County 1850-1920 Death, Marriage & Birth
     (Bound copies in the Indiana Room)

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

Telephone Directories 1919-1942 Calumet Area

Papers of William Henry Harrison

Bible Records of Lake County / Index to Cemeteries of Lake County

Gary City Directory 1908 - 1923 ; 1925 - 1927 ; 1929 - 1935 ; 1937 - 1952 ; 1955 - 1960

Digitized microfilm is available through FamilySearch

Local Newspapers

Chicago Tribune 1971 - 2008

Commonwealth Jan 1930 - June 1932

Crown Point Register 1863-1966

East Gary Times 1927-1928

Gary Daily Info 1968 and 1971

Gary Daily News 1908-1901

Gary Daily Tribune 1908-1921

Gary Tribune (weekly)1907-1912

Gary Life / Truth 1927-1928

Gary Morning Journal 1963-1976

Gary Sun 1923-1929

Griffith Journal 1963-1976

Hammond Journal 1959-1962

Hammond Scene 1980-1981

Hammond Times see Times (Hammond)

Highland Journal 1959-1983

Hobart Chronical 2003-2006

Hobart Gazette 1889-2000

Hobart News 1911-1930

Indiana Courier Sept 1914 - Nov 1914

Inland Steelmaker 1969-1997

Lake County Democrat Sept 1909 - Jan 1910

Lake County News 1893-1918

Lake County Star (Crown Point) 1882-current

Lowell Enterprise Dec 1878 - Sept 1879

Lowell Star May 1872 - Dec 1874 ; Jan 1875 - May 1877

Lowell Tribune 1916-current

Merrillville Herald 1970-2000

Munster Journal 1960-1976

New York Times 1851 - 2008

Northern Indianian 1906 - 1909

Northwest Indiana Catholic 1987-1996

Post Tribune (Gary) 1907-present

Region Journal 1955-1958

Rekord (Polish Weekly) Jan - Nov 1929

Southeast Calumet News 1930 - 1932

Sun Journal 1955 -1983

Times (Hammond) 1906-present

Wall Street Journal 1975 - 2003 and 2007-2008