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Welcome to the Saint Joseph County INGenWeb Site

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Grab that favorite drink, relax and enjoy, hope that you find the information that you are looking for......

This web site is possible only through the generous contributions from people who are dedicated to St. Joseph County.

I want to thank all who have contributed, to make this a great place for others to research their genealogy.

Updated most everyday - If you do not find what you want today, bookmark it, and check back with us again!

Photographs and other content on these pages are intended for the
private, non-commercial use of the general public. Copying them for
private use is authorized, however republishing the content of this site
is prohibited without prior written permission.

Copyrights are  held by
the originators of the content, and are provided here as a courtesy, not to be published elsewhere.

Copyright - 1996 - 2017


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Address Book & Resources (Includes Gov., Libraries, Museums, & Societies) INGenWeb Archives (Updated) The Spirit of Notre Dame - Includes Its History, Legends and Lore - By Dorothy Corson
Adoptions INGenWeb Counties Obituaries Over 15,000 Always updating
Biographies INGenWeb Unknown Counties Photos/Links
Birth Records The Ladewski Papers - Search the digitized histories of local immigrant  families  assembled by South Bend genealogist Gertrude "Lucky" Ladewski Always updating Queries
Cemeteries with index to inscriptions The Transcribed Books of Gene Szymarek & Lucky Ladewski St Joseph County Fire Departments Photo's and Histories
Cemeteries Transcribed Always updating - Some Tombstone Photo's LaSalle Council Boy Scouts of America

Camp Tamerack - Wood Lake - Staff Memories

St. Joseph County Links
Census Index (1870, 1880 & 1910) Local & Family History Services, St. Joseph County Public Library St. Joseph County Police Departments ) Photo's and Histories
Centenarians Always updating Lookups (07/24/2011) St. Joseph County Postal
Coroner's Records Index Lost & Found - If you have photo's that need identified send them along with any pertient information that you may have an we will post them for possible identity. Please send along your e-mail address for contacting. Also any found documents that you would like to see back in the rightful hands of family are welcome too. (11/14/2007) St Joseph County Schools

1945 St. Joseph's Academy Year Book

Death Records Mailing List for St. Joseph Co. Soldier & Sailor’s Children Home
Disasters - Train Wrecks, Storms, Fires, etc Maps Social Security Death Index
Family Group Sheets Always updating Marriage Records

Roman Catholic Church Marriages - Go to the Catholic Church Marriages Introduction!

Marriages - 1921-1924 - submitted by Chris Kovach

South Bend Area Genealogy Society (aka - SBAGS)
Family Photo Albums Always updating (09/16/2005) Message Board - Post and read queries and data South Bends Historical Heritage
Funeral Homes Military

Veteran's are still missing in action. If you are able to help locate family members the military is trying to locate/match to these families so that they may be returned to those for proper burial.

Townships & Cities
Genealogy Homepages Michiana Genealogical Index - Present by the SBAGS from the dedicated work of Mr. Norbert Cramer. The link is above and I hope that you are able to make use of it. It is very interesting/useful. Vietnam Memorial - online
Girls Scouts of Singing Sands Council Honoring Our Veteran's Always updating Vital Records
Hungarian Immigrant Collection - by Chris Kovach Native American Links Wills & Probates Index
Immigrant Information Includes: Pioneer Family - Pictures - Societies - Churches Naturalization Records Web Site Updates
Indiana Links Newspaper items collected by: Richard Berkheiser  

New Additions

Churches of St. Joseph County (06/05/2011)
Civil War Veteran's from Mishawaka (06/05/2011)
History of St. Joseph County Businesses (01/18/2010)
A complete Prussian Military Record (07/12/2012)
St. Joseph County on Facebook (07/21/2013)
Reporter ventures into little Flemish town that birthed so much of Mishawaka (07/21/2013)
Sacred Heart Independent Hungarian Catholic Church
The Polish Digitized Record Base (Added 10/24/2013)
St. Joseph County Naturalization Index (Added 01/09/2014)



Memories of Elizabeth M. Horvath-Radtke

A photo index of Her life while working as a Secretary at:

Studebakers, in South Bend and  Naval Plant Representative Office of Bendix Aerospace Systems Division in Mishawaka, IN

"The Chosen"

We are the chosen. In each family there is one who seems called to find the ancestors. To put flesh on their bones and make them live again. To tell the family story and to feel that somehow they know and approve. Doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead, breathing life into all who have gone before. We are the story tellers of the tribe. All tribes have one. We have been called, as it were, by our genes. Those who have gone before cry out to us: Tell our story. So, we do. In finding them, we somehow find ourselves. How many graves have I stood before now and cried? I have lost count. How many times have I told the ancestors, "You have a wonderful family; you would be proud of us.". How many times have I walked up to a grave and felt somehow there was love there for me? I cannot say. It goes beyond just documenting facts. It goes to who I am, and why I do the things I do. It goes to seeing a cemetery about to be lost forever to weeds and indifference and saying - I can't let this happen. The bones here are bones of my bone and flesh of my flesh. It goes to doing something about it. It goes to pride in what our ancestors were able to accomplish. How they contributed to what we are today. It goes to respecting their hardships and losses, their never giving in or giving up, their resoluteness to go on and build a life for their family. It goes to deep pride that the fathers fought and some died to make and keep us a nation. It goes to a deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for us. It is of equal pride and love that our mothers struggled to give us birth, without them we could not exist, and so we love each one, as far back as we can reach. That we might be born who we are. That we might remember them. So we do. With love and caring and scribing each fact of their existence, because we are they and they are the sum of who we are. So, as a scribe called, I tell the story of my family. It is up to that one called in the next generation to answer the call and take my place in the long line of family storytellers. That is why I do my family genealogy, and that is what calls those young and old to step up and restore the memory or greet those who we had never known before."

by Della M. Cummings Wright; Rewritten by her granddaughter Dell Jo Ann McGinnis Johnson; Edited and Reworded by Tom Dunn, 1943."


In Memory of

Daniel T. Rich

Dan went to the big Genealogy Library in the sky on the morning of April 30, 2009.

Dan was a big contributor to the web site and he will be missed by the many whom he helped along the way.

May he rest in peace knowing that he helped so many....


Memorial Book for Dan

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St. Joseph County - Townships
Centre / Clay / German / Greene / Harris / Liberty
Lincoln / Madison / Olive / Penn / Portage / Union / Warren

St. Joseph County -Cities and Towns and Villages

Georgetown / Granger / Gulivoire Park / Indian Village / Lakeville / Mishawaka / New Carlisle /

North Liberty / Osceola / Roseland / South Bend / Walkerton

(For further information about City, Town or Villages click on name below)

Georgetown Granger
Gulivoire Park Indian Village
Lakeville Mishawaka
New Carlisle North Liberty
Osceola Roseland
South Bend Walkerton

Unincorporated Communities - Ardmore / Chain-O-Lakes / Colburn / Crest Manor Addition / Crumstown / Georgetown / Gilmer Park / Granger / Gulivoire Park / Hamilton / Hi-View Addition / Hubbard / Lydick / Maple Lane / Miami Trails Addition / Notre Dame / Nutwood / Olive / Orchard Heights Addition / Pleasant Valley / Terre Coupee / Westfield / Woodland / Wyatt / Zeigler

For  more information about the InGenWeb Project or if you would like to host a county,

please contact the Indiana State Coordinator: Lena Harper

Assistant State Coordinators
Jim Cox - Assistant State Coordinator
Karen Zach - Assistant State Coordinator



In Memory and Honor of our past State Coordinators of INGenWeb:

1996-1998 - Betty Sellers

1998-2000 - Fred Finkbiner

2000-2002 - Patrick Hays

2003-2004 - Gene Andert

2004-2011 - Debra Behler

2011 - 2012 - Katy Hestand

2012 - 2016 - Denise Wells

2016 - ???? - John Peck

Adjacent Counties to St. Joseph County

ELKHART - Updated 9/16/2012
KOSCIUSKO - Updated 9/16/2012
LA PORTE - Updated 05/23/2016
MARSHALL - Updated 9/16/2012
STARKE - Updated 9/16/2012
BERRIEN CO. MI - Updated 9/16/2012
CASS CO. MI - Updated 9/16/2012

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There is a section set up for our St. Joseph County Veteran's, if you would like to send the name of your: Veteran, Military Served, Dates served, please do so.

Also if anyone has old photo's of the area or family that they would like to submit I have set up a page for these too. Any suggestion are always welcome.

Please put in the Subject Line if it is for a Military or Photo's, etc., for St. Joseph County.

We would love to thank each and every person who has helped to make this web site what it is today. THANK YOU ALL!! for your contributions.

Please send to St. Joseph County Coordinator:

Sharon Gill-Vanden Bossche - [email protected]

Or to the St. Joseph County Assistant Coordinator:

Georgia Gill-Elkins - [email protected]

Saint Joseph County, Indiana INGenWeb Site


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