Society Programs 2015

Meetings are held at the La Porte Parks & Recreation Dept. Office Bldg. Meeting Room, 250 Pine Lake Ave., La Porte, IN on the second Tuesday of the month.  Social Time 7:00 p.m. followed by Business Meeting and Program 7:15 p.m.


13 Jan. 2015
Show and Tell.
Bring postcard or photo of a business, etc. in the county Preferably with a person in it and tell a story about the person and/or business.
10 Feb. 2015
Tell A Valentine Story – How, Where Did Your Parents, Grandparents, Grt. Grandparents or Family Member Meet?
10 Mar. 2015
Polish Emmigration from Prussia – Why and How.
Presented by Laura Shields.
14 Apr. 2015
Scrapbooks and Stained Glass Windows – Family History Clues in items left behind by our ancestors.
Presented by Felicia Thomas.
22 Apr. 2015
Genealogical Research Bus Trip to Allen Co. Public Library.
Leaves Michigan City 7:00 a.m. - La Porte 7:30 a.m.
12 May 2015 Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge.
Presented by Barry Veden, Pres. Chapter 30, Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge.
9 June 2015
Annual Cemetery Tour – St. Mary’s, Otis, IN.
6:00 p.m. Presented by Patricia Harris and society members who have ancestors buried in the cemetery. Group will gather for refreshments and friendship after tour
Group will gather for refreshments and friendship following tour.  
14 July 2015
11 Aug. 2015
8 Sept. 2015
Presentation of La Porte County, IN Residency Certificates.
13 Oct. 2015
Connecting Family’s Past With Kids Can Be Very Important.
Presented by Pamela Henderson, Director of Development and Communications at Dunebrook.
10 Nov. 2015
I Was There - Video Interview with Paul Graham a U.S. Army Serviceman Who Survived the Battle of the Bulge.
Presented by Dorothy Palmer.
8 Dec. 2015
Annual Christmas Dinner & Party.
Presentation of Genealogist of the Year Award

The 1930 census on microfilm for the state of Indiana is available to researchers at both the Michigan City Public Library and the LaPorte County Public Library.

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