This month will see two events for the La Porte County Indiana Genealogical Society
Our regular meeting, at the :La Porte City Parks Department Building, 250 Pine Lake Avenue, will be followed by a presentation by Mary Hedge, professional librarian at the La Porte County Public Library. Mary will help us meet
"Prominent Jewish Citizens of La Porte County"
This meeting is 7 PM, on Tuesday, May 10.
The second event is scheduled for 1 PM, Saturday, May 21. It will be at the Michigan City Public Library, and will feature Michael Lacopo, DVM.
Michael is a nationally-known genealogist who will speak on "Methods for Identifying the German Origins of American Immigrants"
honor of Indiana’s Bicentennial year, 2016, the La Porte County (IN)
Genealogical Society and the Michigan City Public Library are, jointly, presenting
five programs to celebrate the blending of peoples and cultures that became the
foundation of our State and county. All
programs will be held at the Michigan City Public Library, 104 E. 4th
St., Michigan City, IN. The first event is scheduled for Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 2:00p.m., when the film Black Robe is shown. There will be an introduction of the film, and Genealogical Society members will be available after the film to answer questions. See our website for more information. http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~inlcigs/index.htm
In the latest issue of the Indiana Genealogical Society's Newsletter, I noted a project in which many of us could participate. The Genealogy Center of the Allen County Public Library has a project through December 11, 2016 to collect photos of "old and new images of daily life and the people of Indiana..." Click on this link to see a flyer. To view the pictures already uploaded, click on this link to the album. (and then scroll down to "Who's a Hoosier?")
On December 8, 2015, twenty-one members and guests of the La Porte County (Indiana) Genealogical Society enjoyed a holiday dinner at Round the Clock restaurant. Featured was the presentation of the Genealogist of the Year Award for 2015. The recipient was Don Glossinger. Patricia Gruse Harris, who nominated Don, gave permission to use this version of her nominating statement.
"This person has done extensive
research using DNA to prove many of his ancestors and connect with fellow
researchers. He is always willing to share this knowledge with anyone
seeking his advice and has given programs on how to use DNA to prove your
relationships. He is also very knowledgeable in Irish Genealogy and can
guide you in this difficult research. He is always supportive of our
annual Genealogy Bus Trip to ACPL, even taking charge of part of the trip when
I was unable to participate due to family situations.
"Because of his support the M.C.
Public Library continues to have an excellent and growing Genealogy Collection
that not only covers our local area, but other states and foreign countries, as
well as internet programs.
"I am pleased to nominate this
person who realizes the importance of knowing our past for our journey into the
future – Don Glossinger, Library Director of the Michigan City Public Library
who has been stricken with “Genealogy Fever.” an incurable. deadly and