Obituaries are a vital tool when tracing family history. Here are the local obituary indexes the library has available. Corresponding microfilm is available for actual obituaries.
Crown Point Register and Star Newspapers: Marriage & Death Index August 1857 to December 1934
Hobart Gazette: April 17, 1891 to February 22, 1895
Lake County Star: Obituaries 1972 - 1999; marriage, birth, and death 1931 - 1938
Lowell Tribune: 1920 - 2020
Post Tribune (Gary): 1921 to 2021
The Sun Journal: 1981
The (Hammond) Times: 1929 to 1934 and 1939 to 2014
Whiting: 1919 - 1965
Use these tools to find digital records of local obitiuaries
Post Tribune/Gary Post Tribune (1921-current) & Lake County Register and Star (1857 - 1938) Online Obituary Index
Note: Search this index by name, partial name, maiden name, date, city, and/or age. Once you've found the obituary, we'll be happy to pull a copy for your records! If you need an obituary that is missing, please use our Ask a Librarian form and we will look it up for you.
FamilySearch: Digital Records Access
LCPL is a FamilySearch affiliate library; searching FamilySearch from any LCPL location will give you access to 25% more records than searching from home on a basic account! For more information on finding and reading microfilm online, see FamilySearch's digital access FAQ or try our handy FamilySearch tips. If you have any questions, just give us a call or use our Ask a Librarian form.
Lake and Porter County Online Obituary Guide
Guide to additional online resources available through newspapers and libraries.