April 14, 2015 Meeting of the LPCIGS
Twenty-two members and guests were present for the regular monthly meeting of the La Porte County (IN) Genealogical Society at the La Porte Parks Department Building at 250 Pine Lake Avenue in La Porte, Tuesday evening, April 14. President Dorothy Palmer called the meeting to order at 7:10pm.
Following the business portion of the meeting, local newspaper columnist Felicia Thomas presented “Scrapbooks and Stained Glass Windows- Family History Clues in items left behind by our ancestors”. Thomas told us of the treasured memories her family derived from the discovery of numerous scrapbook pages preserved by her mother-in-law. Thomas also described the intuitive connection she felt to a photograph of the stained –glass window of an abandoned Irish workhouse – and the tangible connection which she discovered to her family.
May 12, 2015, the Society will hear from Barry Veden, president of Chapter 30, Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge. Barry will talk about the veterans and help us remember the events of December, 1944 and January 1945; and the heroes who endured unbelievable hardships.
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