Thursday, October 11, 2012

October 2012 meeting wrapup

At the La Porte County Genealogical Society's October 9 meeting, Katie Marsh and Jenny Minich gave an inspiring presentation on the 4-H genealogy program in La Porte County for ages 8 through high school, and on some of their own family stories they have documented. The process is very systematic at all ages, starting with a three-generation tree for beginners. 4-Hers are taught to find documentary sources, not just "Grandma told me so." 

Weather permitting, the society meets at the Swanson Center for Older Adults, 910 State Street in 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. The November meeting will feature members' sharing accounts of ancestors or others who fought in the War of 1812. Plans are also being laid for the December dinner meeting.

In the business meeting, members OKd plans for the annual bus trip to Allen County Public Library, to be held Wednesday, April 10, 2013. Leave the driving to a professional and enjoy a day of research at one of the country's premier genealogy resources! The Indexing, Abstracting and Publications Committee is planning to index back issues of the society's newsletter.

Following a successful presentation of county residency certificates in September, the residency committee is now welcoming applications for 2013. Applications and documentation must be received no later than July 31, 2013, to be considered for awarding at the September 10, 2013, meeting of the Society. Applications may be requested from the La Porte County (IN) Genealogical Society, 904 Indiana Avenue, La Porte, IN 46350 or from Committee Chair, Fern Eddy Schultz at netster@csinet.net. More information at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~inlcigs/categories.htm.

You can read or search some 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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