Obituaries & Death NoticesPorter County obituary and death notice information . . . .

A extensive amount of time and effort has been put forth to index many of the obituaries and death notices published in Porter County newspapers. More than 6,700 fully transcribed and cited obituaries and death notices are available on this website. These obituaries and death notices can be accessed using the following surname pointer index:

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Note that individuals may have more than one obituary or death notice in our database. Also be certain to search for alternative spellings of the surname of interest when you search the database.

In addition to the obituaries and death notices available on this website, several source materials listed below can be consulted to find obituaries and death notices of those individuals who lived in Porter County. These include obituaries published for individuals who may have died outside of Porter County but had some connection with the county, such as relatives of residents, former residents, and travelers.

Index of Obituaries Published from 1938 to Present

Compiled by the Genealogy Department of the Porter County Public Library, this extensive index covers obituaries and death notices published in The Vidette-Messenger (1938 to 1994) and its successor The Vidette-Times (1995-present). The index includes surname, first name, middle name or initial, maiden name (if applicable), age at death, date of death, date of notice publication, and the residence of the deceased.

Copies of the obituaries found in the index can be obtained for a minimal fee from the Porter County Public Library-Valparaiso Branch using their Obituary Request Form.

Porter County Obituaries and Death Notices: Volume I

This book, published by the Northwest Indiana Genealogical Society, is a complete compendium of fully transcribed obituaries and death notices published in The Chesterton Tribune prior to 1900. The 429 page book, which includes an index of all names appearing in the notices (more than 6,700), is available for purchase from the Northwest Indiana Genealogical Society (NWIGS Publications). The index of names appearing in the book is also available for viewing online (NWIGS Every Name Index, Volume I).

Porter County Obituaries and Death Notices: Volume II

This book, published by the Northwest Indiana Genealogical Society, is a complete compendium of fully transcribed obituaries and death notices published prior to 1900 in the following Valparaiso newspapers: Western Ranger, Practical Observer, Valparaiso Practical Observer, Vidette and Republic, and the Porter County Vidette. The 406 page book, which includes an index of all names appearing in the notices (more than 6,500), is available for purchase from the Northwest Indiana Genealogical Society (NWIGS Publications). The index of names appearing in the book is also available for viewing online (NWIGS Every Name Index, Volume II).

 

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