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Lake County Naturalizations Index

In the spring of 1989, the Northwest Indiana Genealogical Society was given permission by Lake County, Indiana, Circuit Court Clerk to remove the naturalization records for Crown Point for copying purposes. The Lake County Reference Library provided a copy machine and acid-free paper for the purpose of copying the books. The work of copying, indexing, and alphabetizing was provided by members of the Northwest Indiana Genealogical Society.

These books since have been removed to the State Archives, for preservation.

In Lake County one could be naturalized in one of five courts: the four county courts located in Crown Point, Hammond, East Chicago, Gary, or through the federal court located in Hammond.

Our index only covers the Crown Point Court. For any of the other county courts one must contact the Indiana State Archives at:

Indiana State Archives
6440 East 30th Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46219
Telephone: (317) 591-5222
Website: http://www.in.gov/icpr/archives/

For the Hammond Federal Court you must contact the Clerk of Northern District of Indiana Federal Court in Hammond at:

Clerk, Northern District of Indiana Federal Court
5400 Federal Plaza
Hammond, Indiana 46320
Telephone: (219) 852-6500

If you are using Ancestry.com and find an index card for one of your ancestors, and it is not on our index please contact the Indiana State Archives at the above address.

You can obtain naturalization records originating from Lake County from the Porter County Public Library in Valparaiso by completing the Naturalization Request Form. This index is also available in a hardcopy published format and can be ordered via our Publications Order Form.

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