At the March meeting of the La Porte County Genealogical Society, Donna Nelson was named the 2010 La Porte County genealogist of the year for her publishing and other services to genealogy in the county.
Members raised more than $50 for the society's treasury in an informal auction of genealogy materials.
In upcoming events, March 19 is the deadline to sign up for the society's April 6 bus trip to the Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center in Fort Wayne. Visit our web site. To prepare for the actual visit, visit the book catalog and the microtext catalog. The society's April 12 meeting will feature awards of the 2010 residency certificates, postponed from last December.
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.