Tuesday, April 20, 2010

May LPCGS meeting -- La Porte County records


La Porte County has not lost its memory. "We still have most of the documents" created to record births, marriages, deaths, wills, probates, naturalizations, court cases, and property transactions, says veteran local genealogist and historian Fern Eddy Schultz.

Schultz will speak at the Genealogical Society meeting 7 pm May 11 on La Porte's records -- in the courthouse, in outlying buildings, and at the county historical society. Schultz was a former member of the Northwest Indiana Genealogical Society and was the Founding President of the La Porte County Genealogical Society. She is an active member of the La Porte County Historical Society, having served as President of the Board, and is currently 1st Vice-President. She has served the County for 20 years as the official La Porte County Historian. She maintains an active schedule of lecturing and research. She is currently a member of the genealogical society's board and serves as genealogist/historian for that society.

The society meets at 7 pm on the second Tuesday of every month at the Swanson Center for Older Adults, 910 State St., La Porte. The public is welcome at all meetings. For a list of upcoming programs and more information about the society's activities in awards, research,
publication, and records preservation, visit our web site.

Also at our web site those who believe they have La Porte County ancestors, and can prove it, can find information on how to apply for First Families of La Porte (before December 1840), Pioneer Families (1841-1860), Settler Families (1861-1880), and Civil War Families (1861-1865).

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