MarriagesPorter County marriage information . . . .

Porter County Marriages, 1836-1850

Early Porter County marriage, encompassing the years of 1836 through 1850 have been transcribed and uploaded to this website. These can be viewed using the index sorted by bride or groom.

Porter County Marriages, 1921-1953

The Porter County Public Library maintains a searchable database of Porter County Marriages from 1921 through 1953. The index includes surname, given name, marriage date, marriage book number, and the page in the marriage book.

Porter County Divorces, 1908-1963

The Porter County Public Library maintains a searchable database of Porter County Divorces from 1908 through 1963. The includes surname, given name, case type, indication of whether individual was plaintiff or defendant, court, case number, and filing date.

Obtaining Porter County Marriage Certificates

The Porter County Clerk's Office maintains marriage certificates issued from 1836 onward. A self-addressed, stamped envelope is required, as is payment by money order (no checks are accepted). Call 219-465-3453 to obtain current search and copy fee. The Clerk's Office is address is:

    Porter County Clerk's Office
    16 East Lincolnway
    Room 217
    Valparaiso, Indiana 46383

Published Porter County Marriage Books

The William Henry Harrison Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution published a fourteen volume marriage index for Porter County covering the period from May 5, 1836, through May 28, 1905. These volumes are available at the following libraries:

Allen County Public Library - Fort Wayne, Indiana
Kokomo-Howard County Public Library - Kokomo, Indiana
Lake County Public Library - Merrillville, Indiana
Newberry Library - Chicago, Illinois
Porter County Public Library - Valparaiso, Indiana [Call Number 977.298 WIL]
Family History Library - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

A three volume index to marriage license applications is available from the Porter County Public Library [Call Numbers 977.298 POR, 977.298 MAR, and 977.928 IND]. These volumes cover marriage licenses issued in the county from May 1, 1905, through May 1934, and were compiled by the Genealogy Department of the Porter County Public Library.

Online Sources of Porter County Marriages

The Indiana State Library maintains a searchable database of Indiana Marriages through 1850. The database can be searched by last name, first name, spouse's last name, spouse's first name, and county of marriage.

The Indiana State Library also maintains a searchable database of Indiana Marriages from 1993 through 2002. The database can be searched by last name, first name, spouse's last name, and spouse's first name. The database cannot be searched by county of marriage.
 
Ancestry.com, a subscription-based genealogy information service, includes three databases of Indiana marriages covering the years of 1800 to 1941. These databases include marriage records from Porter County, Indiana.

 

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