The LaGrange County Indiana Genealogical Society will host “work night” on Tuesday, July 10, in the LaGrange County Public Library Genealogy Room. This is an opportunity to seek assistance from members in a casual setting. If you are a beginner or just plain stuck in your research, come to the work night.
The genealogical society has accomplished a great deal in the short six months of its existence. Membership has grown steadily. It is with the help of these volunteers that many new materials have been added to the LaGrange County Public Library Genealogy Room. Barb Mulholland, Lois Gray, Julia Dunlap, and Ralph Abston have spent many hours transcribing, copying materials, and indexing records to make research easier for others.
Other members have volunteered in the genealogy room to assist patrons with research. Since January 2012 approximately 200 people have visited the library genealogy room and 30 requests for genealogy assistance have been received from across the nation.
Board member Cheryl Parsons hosted the first annual scrapbooking fundraiser and is planning another scrapbooking event in October. Mary McGawn published the society’s first newsletter in April.
Some of the past programs have been on the U.S. Census and using the information for research, how to use www.findagrave.com, and the War of 1812. Suggestions for future programs are welcomed.
The society’s website, http://lcigs.org, was uploaded in April. Visit the site to view the newsletter, new resources, and other information about the society.