Monday, August 31, 2015

Our Program on August 8, 2015

Harold Henderson
If you are stuck on sorting out your ancestor families, with older Census records being of limited help, perhaps you need to look at less-used records. Probate records often can sort out family relationships, property transfers and other conundrums. Certified Genealogist Harold Henderson, of Springfield Township, will present a program entitled ”Probate Will Not Be the Death of You” at our next meeting, Tuesday, August 8. Guests are always welcome to join us. We will meet at 7 PM, at the La Porte Park Department Building at 250 Pine Lake Avenue.
We hope that you will visit the society’s website, at The site is a place to find information on the Society, its officers, publications, objectives and programs. Look for us also on Facebook.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

11 August 2015 La Porte County (IN) Genealogical Society Meeting

When I was growing up in Springfield Township, La Porte County, this intersection had no road signs. If it did, we natives would expect them to read “Marsh Road” and “Moon Road”. (I never saw these names used in an address - our mail came to RR #1, Box 222.) Did the county roads have names before they had numbers? Why do some still have names? Whose names are/were attached to roads?
The program which follows the business portion of the regular monthly meeting of the La Porte County (IN) Genealogical Society is entitled “La Porte County Road Surnames, Genealogically Speaking,” presented by the La Porte County Historian, Fern Eddy Schultz. Guests are welcome to join us at 7 PM on Tuesday, August 11, at the La Porte Park Department Headquarters, 250 Pine Lake Avenue.
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