Wednesday, September 30, 2015
The La Porte County (IN) Genealogical Society will meet at 7 PM (CDST) Tuesday, October 13, 2015, at the La Porte City Parks Headquarters Building, 250 Pine Lake Avenue.
The business portion of the meeting will be followed by refreshments and a program entitled “Connecting Family’s Past With Kids Can Be Very Important,” presented by Pamela Henderson.Pam Henderson is the director of development and communications at Dunebrook. She resides in La Porte County with her husband, two daughters and two cats. She graduated from Valparaiso University with a degree in International Economics. Prior to joining Dunebrook, she was a Vice President and Trust Officer for a national bank, and is a Certified Financial Planner licensee.
Guests are always welcome to join us.We hope that you will visit the society’s website, at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~inlcigs/index.htm. The site is a place to find information on the Society, its officers, publications, objectives and programs.
Monday, August 31, 2015
If you are stuck on sorting out your ancestor families, with older Census records being of limited help, perhaps you need to look at less-used records. Probate records often can sort out family relationships, property transfers and other conundrums. Certified Genealogist Harold Henderson, of Springfield Township, will present a program entitled ”Probate Will Not Be the Death of You” at our next meeting, Tuesday, August 8. Guests are always welcome to join us. We will meet at 7 PM, at the La Porte Park Department Building at 250 Pine Lake Avenue.
We hope that you will visit the society’s website, at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~inlcigs/index.htm. The site is a place to find information on the Society, its officers, publications, objectives and programs. Look for us also on Facebook.
Sunday, August 2, 2015
When I was growing up in Springfield Township, La Porte County, this intersection had no road signs. If it did, we natives would expect them to read “Marsh Road” and “Moon Road”. (I never saw these names used in an address - our mail came to RR #1, Box 222.) Did the county roads have names before they had numbers? Why do some still have names? Whose names are/were attached to roads?
The program which follows the business portion of the regular monthly meeting of the La Porte County (IN) Genealogical Society is entitled “La Porte County Road Surnames, Genealogically Speaking,” presented by the La Porte County Historian, Fern Eddy Schultz. Guests are welcome to join us at 7 PM on Tuesday, August 11, at the La Porte Park Department Headquarters, 250 Pine Lake Avenue.
Learn more about the society at our website, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~inlcigs/, or like us on Facebook. [La Porte County Genealogical Society]
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
We had excellent weather for our annual cemetery tour on June 9, 2015.
President Dorothy Palmer presented part of the program
with the monument to Rev. Urban Raszkiewicz
and the central Crucifix behind her.
Laura Shields told us some more about the sons of the parish who followed the priestly vocation.
Monica Nowatzke showed us the monumentof Michal Milcarek
Join us next month on July 14. KayLynn Mathews, past director of Valparaiso Family History Center, will present “An Overview of Family Search: what resources it provides and how it can help you in your research.” The meeting starts at 7 PM CDST, at the La Porte Park Department Headquarters at 250 Pine Lake Avenue, La Porte, Indiana.
For more about our society, look to the website, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~inlcigs/index.htm , our blog, http://lpcgs.blogspot.com/ , or like or follow us on Face Book.
Saturday, May 30, 2015
Annual La Porte County Cemetery tour will be Tues. 9 June 2015 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Otis,IN.
Along with a history of the cemetery some of the family names to be presented will be Wozniak, Wroblewski, Janicki,
Kaizer (Kaiser), Nawrocki, Milcarek and Lewandowski. Following the tour all are invited to join us at a restaurant, to be announced that evening,for food and sharing.
Directions from north: U.S. Hwy 421 south to Snyder Rd. (next road past 50N) which is just before the railroad overpass. Turn right on Snyder Road to Church St., at bottom of a hill. Turn right on Church St. and follow it past the church to the cemetery. Tour will begin at the crucifix in the first section.
Directions from south: U.S. Hwy 421 north to Snyder Rd. which is just past the railroad overpass. Turn left on Snyder Road to Church St., at bottom of a hill. Turn right on Church St. and follow it past the church to the cemetery. Tour will begin at the crucifix in the first section.
Friday, May 15, 2015
April 14, 2015 Meeting of the LPCIGS
Ninteen members and guests were present for the regular monthly meeting of the La Porte County (IN) Genealogical Society at the La Porte Parks Department Building at 250 Pine Lake Avenue in La Porte, Tuesday evening, April 14. President Dorothy Palmer called the meeting to order at 7 PM.
Following the business portion of the meeting, Barry Veden, president of Chapter XXX, Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge, spoke of the prelude and the strategic situation leading up to the last big German offensive effort in WWII. He helped us understand the tactical and environmental difficulties that faced the American soldiers opposing a desperate and larger German force. Barry’s father, Edward Veden, was on the front lines from the first day of that terrible battle. In 2004, Barry interviewed several of the veterans and wrote a book My Heroes:The Men of Northern Indiana Chapter XXX Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge.
Next month, the society will tour St. Mary Cemetery in Otis, Indiana. The tour will begin at 6 PM on Tuesday, June 9, 2015.
More information about the society is available on our website, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~inlcigs/index.htm. Also like us on Facebook at La Porte County Genealogical Society.