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A newspaper with the headline reading: obituariesObituaries 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

Online Obituaries

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.