"Show and tell" will be the theme of the La Porte County Genealogical Society's meeting 7 p.m. Tuesday, February 8, at the Swanson Center for Older Adults, 910 State Street, La Porte. Members and visitors will share genealogy-related objects, memories, or experiences in this month's program.
The scheduled December and January meetings were canceled due to bad weather. The December 2010 residency and Genealogist of the Year awards will be presented at a later meeting, as will the January 2011 auction.
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.