Fourteen members and friends of the La Porte County Genealogical Society held a "reunion"
February 8 at the Swanson Center in La Porte -- the first meeting since November, as weather had forced cancellation of both the December and January meetings. For the evening program, attendees shared genealogy-related items and experiences, from Lincoln to baby boots.
Two indexing and abstracting projects are nearing completion. The March meeting will be an auction of surplus genealogy materials to benefit the society (postponed from January). Residency certificates that would have been presented in December will be presented at the April 12 meeting.
The society's annual bus trip to the Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center in Fort Wayne will be April 6. Deadline to sign up and pay for a seat on the bus is March 19. The trip is once again co-sponsored by the Michigan City Public Library. A signup form and information about future meetings are on the society's web site.
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.
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.