One of the country's top genealogy libraries is within a commuter-train ride of La Porte County. On Tuesday, October 12, librarian and professional genealogist Grace DuMelle of the Newberry Library will tell the La Porte County Genealogical Society about researching there. She'll also talk about the library's web site ChicagoAncestors.org and how it might be used in a more rural area. DuMelle is the author of the book Finding Your Chicago Ancestors.
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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