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Porter County Death Index: 1884-1927
The Northwest Indiana Genealogical Society maintains an extensive database of Porter County deaths occurring between 1884 and 1927. Indexed by surname, the database also includes surname, first name, date of death, date of birth, age at death, place of birth, place of death, spouse's first name, spouse's last name, father's first name, father's surname, father's place of birth, mother's first name, mother's surname, mother's place of birth, and burial location.
Porter County Probate Cases, 1914-1963
The Porter County Public Library maintains a searchable database of Porter County Probate Cases from 1914 to 1963. The index includes surname, given name, date of death, court, case number, and filing date.
Social Security Death Index
Social Security Death Index maintained on the
Ancestry.com website is
represents the Death Master File from the Social Security Administration.
Currently containing more than 89 million records, the file is continually
updated to reflect the latest information. The index includes the following
information on each decedent (assuming it is available):
Social Security Number and State of Issuance
Obtaining Porter County Death Certificates
County Health Department maintains death certificates from 1884 to present.
Photographic identification is required to obtain a death certificate. A copy of
your driver's license or a state-issued photograph identification card bearing
your signature will be accepted. Copies of certified death certificates can be
obtained for $7.00, while the genealogy-related search fee is $2.00. Payment
must be made by cash or money order; personal checks are not accepted for
payment. The Porter County Health Department address is:
Porter County Health Department
155 Indiana Avenue
Valparaiso, Indiana 46383