Friday, August 18, 2017

RESIDENCY CERTIFICATES for 2017


On Tuesday,  September 12, 2017, the society will meet in its usual meeting  place, the Headquarters building of the La Porte City Parks Department. The meeting begins at 7:00 PM.

After our business meeting, the Residency Committee will present the awards for 2017.

First Family certificates are presented to individuals proving descent from someone who settled in the area which is now La Porte County before December 31, 1840.
Pioneer Family certificates go to those whose ancestors settled from 1841 to 1860; Settler certificates for 1861 through 1880; and Civil War certificates to descendants of  Civil War veterans who lived in the county before enlistment or who served in a local unit.

Guest are always welcome at our meetings. Refreshments are provided.
Find a form to apply for 2018 awards at www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~inlcigs/certificates.htm

Friday, June 16, 2017

A Pioneer Cemetery



Part of the Crowd at our 2017 Cemetery Tour, June 13,2017.



The tombstone of Abram Judson Webster, one of the early La Porte County settlers in Webster Cemetery.

On Tuesday evening, June 13, 2017, the La Porte County, IN Genealogical Society toured Webster Cemetery, in Noble township. Surrounded by private property just South of Highway 6, this was a valuable opportunity to learn about the brave folk whose remains are interred here.
Laura Shields, Patricia Gruse Harris and Dorothy Germain Palmer told us of these people and their history. They include survivors or their descendants of the Wyoming Valley Massacre in Pennsylvania during the Revolutionary War. Included is the Second Great Grandmother of U. S. President Warren G. Harding.
Thanks to the hospitality of the land owners, Mr. & Mrs. Edmon Karstens, about twenty-five people participated. Later, many of the group went to the Satellite Inn in Union Mills for a meal and fellowship.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Irish and Irish-Scots Genealogy

An Upcoming Event!

Contact the MCPL for more details