Monday, August 27, 2012

September Presentation of Residency Certificates



What does it take to get a La Porte County residency certificate in honor of your local ancestor? Come to the La Porte County Genealogical Society's September 11 meeting and find out! At this meeting, 2012 residency certificates will be presented to successful applicants, and the qualifying applications will be available to read or browse in. If you have thought of applying for a certificate, this is a chance to see and discuss exactly what is needed to prove that your ancestor was in the county prior to a certain date.
Weather permitting, the genealogy society meets at the Swanson Center for Older Adults, 910 State Street, La Porte, on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 pm. The public is welcome at all meetings. Membership dues are $10 individual, $12 family.

July 31, 2013 is the deadline to apply for one or more residency certificates next year. Our web site at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~inlcigs/categories.htm 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).
Nominations are still open for Genealogist of the Year. Details on our web site, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~inlcigs/Gen%20of%20the%20Year.jpg.

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 http://lpcgs.blogspot.com.

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