Sunday, December 13, 2015

Genealogist of the Year!

Don Glossinger and Patricia Gruse Harris.
 On December 8, 2015, twenty-one members and guests of the La Porte County (Indiana) Genealogical Society enjoyed a holiday dinner at Round the Clock restaurant. Featured was the presentation of the Genealogist of the Year Award for 2015. The recipient was Don Glossinger. Patricia Gruse Harris, who nominated Don, gave permission to use this version of her nominating statement.

"This person has done extensive research using DNA to prove many of his ancestors and connect with fellow researchers.  He is always willing to share this knowledge with anyone seeking his advice and has given programs on how to use DNA to prove your relationships.  He is also very knowledgeable in Irish Genealogy and can guide you in this difficult research.  He is always supportive of our annual Genealogy Bus Trip to ACPL, even taking charge of part of the trip when I was unable to participate due to family situations.
"Because of his support the M.C. Public Library continues to have an excellent and growing Genealogy Collection that not only covers our local area, but other states and foreign countries, as well as internet programs.

"I am pleased to nominate this person who realizes the importance of knowing our past for our journey into the future – Don Glossinger, Library Director of the Michigan City Public Library who has been stricken with “Genealogy Fever.” an incurable. deadly and infectious disease."