Lake County Courthouse
Crown Point, Indiana
Porter County Courthouse
Welcome to the website for the Northwest Indiana Genealogical Society! We are
glad you are here. We are an active society that is committed to preserving the
history of Lake County and Porter County in Indiana. We have some great
resources for you in your research. Many dedicated volunteers have made these
available to you. If you are local, we encourage you to attend one of our
monthly meetings. You can contact us directly at
We are looking for someone to fill the office of
Second Vice President for 2012-2013.
Please consider joining a wonderful group of officers and sharing your time
and interest in our organization and in leading NWIGS to a bright future.
If you are interested in this position or for more information, please
contact President Marlene Poster (at
[email protected]) or any other board member.
Society Meeting Information
The Society meets each month from 10:00 a.m.
to 11:30 a.m. in either the Valparaiso Branch of the Porter County Public
Library or the Lake County Library. Check the schedule below for the
Saturday, July 21, 2012, at 10:00 a.m.
Michael Lacopo of
roots4u.com speaking on "Methods for Identifying
German Origins of American Immigrants." Most of us have at least ONE German
ancestor - and this presentation will cover 18th, 19th, and 20th century
immigrants. Michael will explain how to research, where to research, and you
should leave knowing where to search next for your ancestor. This meeting
will be held at the Valparaiso Branch of the Porter County Public Library.
Saturday, August 18, 2012, at 10:00 a.m.
will teach us how to find the history of our home and what the land was used
for. The meeting will be held at the Dyer-Schererville library.
YAHOO! Message List
We have an active message list for NWIGS located at:
Consider joining the list to keep informed about upcoming events, post
queries, and to
communicate with our members. or test.