Thursday, May 1, 2014

May 2014 meeting

St. Joseph County Archives
Subject of May Meeting

Did your ancestors live in the eastern part of La Porte County? Were they really in La Porte County? The border between St. Joseph County and La Porte County wasn’t always where it now is. Some folks who did reside in La Porte County found it much easier or more interesting to travel east to South Bend, rather than west to Michigan City or La Porte.
Find out what historical records of your family could be in the Archives and Records Center of St. Joseph County, 1140 S. Lafayette Blvd. South Bend. The Archivist/Records Manager, Ms. Vicky Rydzynski, will present a program entitled “What the St. Joseph County Archives Can Do for You” at the May 13, 2014, meeting of the La Porte County, Indiana Genealogical Society. The business meeting will start promptly at 7:00 pm, CDT, at the Parks Department Meeting Room at 250 Pine Lake Avenue, La Porte. Refreshments and the program will follow. Visitors are always welcome at the meeting.
The society meets at 7 pm on the second Tuesday of each month, weather permitting, at the La Porte City Parks and Recreation Department building at 250 Pine Lake Avenue. Coming up soon is the deadline for residency applications. If you had an ancestor who came to La Porte County early, check the certification categories link from the main page of the web site. For more information about the society's activities in awards, research, abstracting, transcribing, indexing, publishing, and records preservation, visit our web site at