On September 11, 1857, in Utah Territory, 100-140 members of a wagon train bound from Arkansas to California were killed in a cruel and treacherous attack. On Tuesday, August 12, 2014, the members and guests at the regular meeting of the La Porte County, Indiana Genealogical Society will learn more about this strange episode in American history. Lester Chadwick, a relative of some of the casualties, will present a program about the “Mountain Meadows Massacre.”The society meets the second Tuesday of every month at the La Porte Parks Department Headquarters at 250 Pine Lake Avenue. The meetings begin promptly at 7 PM, and the program follows. Applications for this year’s residence awards closed on July 31.The award presentation is scheduled for September 9, 2014. However, nominations for Genealogist of the Year are accepted until September 30. Click on the links on our site, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~inlcigs/, to read the details.
Friday, July 18, 2014
Tuesday, July 8, the La Porte County, Indiana Genealogical Society met at the La Porte City Parks and Recreation Department Headquarters on Pine Lake Avenue in La Porte. The business meeting was called to order by the President, Dorothy Palmer. The latest issue of the society’s newsletter, “The Door,” was mailed using a new mode. The Editor, Lester Chadwick, asked that any problems be reported to him. He was of the opinion that savings on the cost of postage will help hold down expenditures from the budget.
After refreshments provided by Patricia Harris, an interesting program was presented. Audrey Kinezian, the Starke County Genealogist and an officer of the Starke County Genealogical Society, spoke of “Starke Co., IN Records for the Genealogist – the Lower Townships of La Porte Co. That Were Once Part of Starke Co”. Anecdotes from her early experiences in genealogy and her evolving interest in Indiana resources helped illustrate the large variety of sources which can further one’s pursuit of facts about his ancestors. Audrey outlined the resources available, especially those at the Starke County Public Library.
Friday, July 4, 2014
July Meeting to feature Starke County resources
On Tuesday, July 8, the La Porte County, Indiana Genealogical Society will hold its regular meeting at the La Porte Parks & Recreation Department Office Meeting room at 250 Pine Lake Avenue.After a business meeting starting promptly at 7 PM, Audrey Kinezian, Starke County Genealogist and professional genealogist, will present a program outlining the types and extent of records existing in Starke County which concern residents of what is presently La Porte County.Why would records of La Porte County residents be in another county? What records can you find? Come to the meeting and find the answers.
A reminder that July 31 is the deadline to submit your completed applications for Residency awards. The awards are given for First Families, Pioneer Families, Settler Families, and Civil War Ancestors. Check our website at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~inlcigs/ for more information on these awards and other activities and services offered by the society.