At the Christmas Party of the La Porte County (IN)
December 10, 2019
Patricia Gruse Harris presents the Genealogist of the Year certificate to Dorothy Palmer
The La Porte County (IN) Genealogical Society met at ‘Round the Clock restaurant on Tuesday, December 10, 2019. The annual holiday dinner was enjoyed by members.
Following the meal, the committee for the Genealogist of the Year Award was called upon. Chairperson Dorothy Palmer announced that there was no recipient . She was interrupted by committee member Gloria Arndt, who explained that the award honors a recipient for service to the area of genealogy in La Porte County. The Genealogist of the Year Award is given to a living individual who has promoted genealogy in La Porte County, IN by publications, programs, and/or by assisting others in their search for source records. Arndt outlined Palmer's service to the society and to Genealogy, citing the offices she has held and the activities she has organized.
The 2019 recipient, Dorothy Palmer, has served as President, Secretary, and Treasurer of the society. She assisted with the participation by the society at the Pioneer Days at Creek Ridge County Park. As the society's contribution to the Indiana Bicentennial in 2016, she cooperated with the Michigan City Public Library to present "Indiana Through the Lens". She has been active in record indexing and transcription and the publication of these indices and transcriptions. A certificate honoring her selection was presented by Arndt and Patricia Gruse Harris, committee member.
For more information about the society, please visit sites.rootsweb.com/~inlcigs/, or follow us on Facebook. Letters or inquiries may be addressed to the La Porte County (IN) Genealogical Society, P. O. Box 365, La Porte, IN 46352.
The January meeting of the society, an opportunity for members and guests to share their new discoveries, is scheduled for 7 PM, on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. The meeting will be at the usual meeting place, the La Porte City Parks Department headquarters building at 250 Pine Lake Avenue, La Porte