Monday, November 19, 2012

December Dinner Meeting!

If you never get quite enough time to catch up with genealogy-minded friends, then the La Porte County Genealogical Society's annual dinner party on Tuesday, December 11, is just for you. The catered turkey dinner will be held at the Swanson Center for Older Adults, 910 State Street, La Porte (weather permitting). Social time will begin at 6 pm and dinner at 6:30 pm. A brief business meeting will follow, along with presentation of the third annual Genealogist of the Year award.

Deadline for advance paid reservations is Friday, December 7 -- $8.50 for members, $9.50 for non-members. Send check for the number of reservations to the society at 904 Indiana, La Porte IN 46350.
The society meets at the Swanson Center on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 pm, weather permitting. The public is welcome at all meetings. Membership dues for 2013 are now due as well -- $10 individual, $12 family.

It's not too early to start applying for one or more residency certificates for 2013. 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