Tuesday, August 20, 2019

La Porte County Residency Certificates

Our September meeting is the occasion of the awarding of La Porte County(IN) residency certificates.
The certificates are in four classifications:
         First Families - for proven ancestors before December 31, 1840
         Pioneer Families - Residents between 1841 and 1860
         Settler Families - Residents between 1860 and 1880
         Civil War Families - For ancestors who served from 1861 to April 1865, with residence requirements.

The  annual meeting is always interesting. Each of these figures from the past have a personal meaning to the recipients, and they will share with the members and guests.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

SeekingMichigan.org is Moving!

Seeking Michigan

Dick Eastman tells us that the abundant information available at this site will be at a new web address, beginning September 1, 2019. 
An announcement at seekingmichigan.org/look/2019/07/29/seekingmichigan-org-is-moving  gives the details. The new address will be Michiganology.org.
Some of the features will not be moving, so check out the announcement yourself.

 Another site which could interest many of us is featured in the Family Tree Magazine's annual  list of the 101 Best Websites.
An ongoing project at the University of California is making available digitized images of California newspapers. It is worth the time to become familiar with this resource. Go to cdnc.ucr.edu/cgi-bin/cdnc .

Monday, June 24, 2019

July 9, 2019

Join us on Tuesday, July 9!

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Tour of Salem Cemetery June 11, 2019

More than twenty members and guests enjoyed great weather for a Cemetery tour.

This year, the Salem Chapel Cemetery,  south and east of La Porte on Indiana Hiway 4 was selected. A pamphlet listed early  burials and veterans buried there. Fern Eddy Schultz spoke about the history of the cemetery and Salem Chapel United Methodist Church. Members and guests told stories of other families.
Next month the Society will return to the usual meeting place, at 7 PM, in the headquarters of the La Porte City Park Department, 250 Pine Lake Avenue. The business meeting will be followed by "The Sons of the American Revolution", presented by Doug McGriff, Chaplain of the Duneland chapter of the Indiana Society of the American revolution. Guests are always welcome.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Cemetery Tour

The Cemetery Tour Tuesday, June 11, is at 3501 Hiway 4. This is adjacent to the church building which formerly was Salem Chapel U M Church.

The address earlier published was that of the new church building, located nearer to La Porte.

Saturday, March 2, 2019

LPCIGS Meeting March 12, 2019

The General Manager of the Hesston Steam Museum, Ted Rita,
will be our guest speaker on Tuesday evening, March 12. This operating collection of the machinery that moved our ancestors into the Twentieth Century can remind us of how they lived their lives.
The public is always welcome at our meetings. For more information, follow us on Facebook at La Porte County Genealogical Society.  

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

February Meeting

Our society is planning a Show and Tell session at our meeting on Tuesday, February 12th. Everyone likes to hear about the ways which you have discovered more details about the roots that support your family tree. Often, your story will illuminate a type of record or a line of reasoning which will help me push past the barrier which had me baffled. If you can't think of a breakthrough of your own, come and ask  your friends questions .

Too, plan ahead for the Bus Trip to Allen County Public Library. The trip is scheduled for April 24, 2019. It will leave Michigan City at 7 AM, with a stop in La Porte about 7:30. Contact Patricia Gruse Harris for reservations, and  prepare,  using the excellent on-line catalog; and perhaps try some searches using PERSI.