Monday, May 21, 2012

June tour of Maple Grove Cemetery

The La Porte County Genealogical Society will hold its annual cemetery tour at 6 pm (Central time), Tuesday, June 12, at Maple Grove Cemetery on 1000 N, a quarter mile east of 700 E in Hudson Township.

This cemetery has been described as slightly spooky, perhaps because it is surrounded by maple and cedar trees and not much light enters the cemetery, giving it a rather dark appearance.  Dorothy Palmer and Gloria Arndt will discuss the history of the cemetery, as well as the Civil War veterans and War of 1812 veteran -- and the other people buried there.

Weather permitting, the society meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 pm at the Swanson Center for Older Adults, 910 State Street. The public is welcome at all meetings. Membership dues are $10 individual, $12 family.

It's not too late to apply for one or more residency certificates for 2012. Our web site at has information for those who believe they have La Porte County ancestors (and can prove it!). There's 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 at