Crown Point Community Library

RESOURCES @ THE LIBRARY


Most titles are located in the Indiana Room for in-library use only.  Those titles are designated with IC prior to the call number.  Titles with REF before the call number can be found in the Reference Section.  All other titles without any designation are available for checkout for the Adult Nonfiction Section.  Each section is located on the second floor of the Crown Point Community Library.  These are only a few of the resources available; please ask the Reference librarians for further assistance.

LOCAL HISTORY

History of Crown Point

Some of these titles are also available in the Adult Nonfiction Section.

IC 977.299 CRO  Crown Point Indiana 1834-1984: The Hub City

IC 977.299 CRO  Crown Point Indiana:  Treasured Memories

IC 977.299 CRO  Crown Point Legacy Project (7 volumes, 2000-2008)

IC 977.299 CRO  Post-Tribune Crown Point Sesquicentennial Supplement

IC 977.299 CRO  Star Register Crown Point Sesquicentennial Supplement

IC 977.299 CRO  Times Crown Point Sesquicentennial Supplement

IC 977.299 GIA  Lake County Fair 150 Years 1852-2002

IC 977.299 SOU  Souvenir of Crown Point’s Anniversary:  1834-1959

 

Northwest Indiana

REF 917.7289 LAK  Lake County Interim Report:  Indiana Historic Sites and Structures Inventory (includes pictures of Crown Point Houses and dates they were built)

REF 977.2 BLA  Highways and Byways of Indiana

IC 977.2 GOO  Counties of Porter and Lake:  Historical and Biographical

IC 977.2 MOO  The Calumet Region:  Indiana’s Last Frontier

IC 977.299 CAN  History of the Lake and Calumet Region of Indiana

IC 977.299 CLE  A Pictorial History of Merrillville

IC 977.299 DRU This is Lake County Indiana (contains pictures of homes and farmland across the county)

IC 977.299 HIS  Historical Records of Lake County Old Settler and Historical Association

IC 977.299 HIS  History of Lake County

IC 977.299 HOR  Cedar Lake, Indiana Landmarks of Old

IC 977.299 HOW Lake County and the Calumet Region

IC 977.299 LOW Sesquicentennial 1852-2002:  Lowell, Indiana

IC 977.299 RAV  Sources and Index for the History of Lake County Indiana (This is a great resource for beginning your research for Lake County, IN history)

IC 977.299 REF  Reflections of Lake County

IC 977.299 SCH  Calumet Beginnings

IC 977.299 SCH  Memories of Lowell, Indiana and West Creek, Cedar Creek, Eagle Creek Townships

IC 977.299 STE  Steel Shavings (Periodical depicting local history)

IC 977.299 THO  Early History of Cedar Lake

IC 977.299 TIM  Times Capsule:  The Times History of the Calumet Region during the 20th Century

IC 977.29904 LAK  Lake County Heritage

 

Timothy Ball, 19th Century Lake County Historian

IC 280 BAL  Lake of the Red Cedars:  Will it Live?

IC 280 BAL  The Sunday Schools of Lake

IC 977.299 BAL  Encyclopedia of Genealogy and Biography of Lake County Indiana from 1834-1904 (There is a separate index at IC 977.299 Ball Index)

IC 977.299 BAL  Hanover Papers

IC 977.299 BAL  Lake County Indiana 1884

IC 977.299 BAL  Lake County Indiana from 1834 to 1873

IC 977.299 BAL  Northwestern Indiana from 1800 to 1900

 

GENERAL REFERENCE BOOKS

REF 910 COL  Columbia Gazetteer of the World

IC 910.3 SCO  Indiana Gazetteer

IC 917.72 BAK  From Needmore to Prosperity:  Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History

REF 929 KEM  Vital Records Handbook

REF 929.40973 DIC  Dictionary of American Family Names

 

GENERAL GENEALOGY GUIDES

The 929 section of the Adult Nonfiction Section, Reference Section, and the Indiana Room feature many more genealogy titles that can assist you with your research.

REF 025.06 MOR  The Official Guide to Ancestry.com

IC 630 CEN  Centennial Farms of Indiana (includes genealogical Indexes)

REF 929 DUM  Finding your Chicago Ancestors

REF 929 SOU  The Source:  A Guidebook of American Genealogy

REF 929.1072 FIN  Finding Indiana Ancestors

IC 929.3 CEN  Census of Indiana Territory for 1807

IC 929.3 DAR  DAR Patriot Index (5 volumes)

IC 929.3 IND  Indiana Marriages:  early to 1825

 

MICROFILM

Crown Point Star (formerly Lake County Star):  1850’s to present (This is a good source for obituaries, engagements, marriages, general articles and legal notices.)

 

Census Records:

Lake & Porter Counties: 1840-1880; 1900-1930

1790: Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia.

1840: Alabama

1870: Atlantic City, New Jersey

1910: Clinton County, Iowa

 

INDEXES AND RECORDS

IC 912.77299 LAK  Index of Land Transfer Records for Crown Point, 1928-1940

IC 929.3 CRO  Crown Point Register and Star Newspaper Marriage and Death Index 1857-1930

IC 929.3772 IND  Index to the Lake County Marriage by the Justices of the Peace (2 volumes – By Groom and By Bride)

IC 925.5 CEM  Lake County Indiana Cemetery Records, several volumes

IC 929.5 OBT  Obituaries from the Lake County Star 1908-1913

IC 977.299 RAV  Sources and Index for the History of Lake County Indiana (This is a great resource for beginning your research for Lake County, IN history)

Ask at Ref. Desk  Lake County Star Obituary Index 1940-Present or Crown Point Obituary Index

 

DIRECTORIES

Crown Point Phone Books, 1975 to present.

Haines Criss Cross Directory:  Northwest Indiana, 1982-present.

Robinson’s Crown Point City Directories (scattered issues 1941-1996)

 

IC 373.05 CRO  Crown Point High School Annual Publications or Crown Point High School Yearbooks – 1916, 1927, 1931-1940, 1943-present, please ask at Reference Desk if the year you need is missing

 

MAPS

Plat Maps are found in the Reference Section, with older editions in the Indiana Room.

REF 912.7291 LAP  LaPorte County, Indiana Plat Map

REF 912.77297 BEN  Benson-Newton Counties, Indiana Official Plat Book

REF 912.77297 JAS  Jasper County, Indiana Plat Map

REF 912.77298 POR  Porter County, Indiana Official Plat Book

REF 912.77299 LAK  Lake County, Indiana Plat Map

IC 912.77299 LAK  1891 Plat Book for Appraisers of Real Estate, Lake County, IN

IC 912.77299 NOR  North Township, Lake County Indiana Plat Book

 

On Map Flip Easel  Sanborn Fire Maps (1886, 1892, 1899) These are detailed Crown Point street maps created to assist fire insurance companies with assessing risks associated with insuring properties.  They can be helpful in locating specific homes and businesses during the late 1800s.

 

OTHER RESOURCES

Photo Notebook Historical pictures of Crown Point buildings, located behind the Reference Desk

Vertical Pamphlet Files Crown Point, Lake County, and Indiana information that includes historical articles, biographies, historical buildings, and maps, located in the Indiana Room

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