Tuesday, October 23, 2012

War of 1812 sharing program -- November

Two hundred years ago the US was at war with Great Britain. If you have an ancestor, relative, or person of interest who served in the War of 1812, come to the November 13 meeting of the La Porte County Genealogical Society to share that story and hear other members and friend share theirs. Also known as the Second War for Independence, this war that gave us our national anthem and a national hero in General Andrew Jackson. But it does not always get the attention its history deserves.

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.

For those who believe they have early La Porte County ancestors (and can prove it!), July 31, 2013 is the deadline to apply for one or more residency certificates. Our web site at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~inlcigs/categories.htm has information . 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 http://lpcgs.blogspot.com.

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