Do you have too much genealogy "stuff" in your house? If so, bring the extras to the La Porte County Genealogical Society's meeting 7 p.m. Tuesday, January 11, at the Swanson Center for Older Adults, 910 State Street, La Porte. Your trash may be someone else's treasure, and vice versa. The society will hold an informal auction of the books, magazines, and other materials, and hopefully everyone will leave better off.
The scheduled December meeting was canceled due to bad weather. The residency and Genealogist of the Year awards will be presented at a later meeting.
The society meets at 7 pm on the second Tuesday of each month at the Swanson Center, weather permitting. The public is welcome at all meetings. For 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). You can also read or search back issues of the society's newsletter, December 2005 through December 2009, including genealogical and historical information from members' research and abstracting work in local records, on our blog.