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C.P. Hendershot: School Records and Copies

This week’s photo is not actually a photo, but a photocopy which was donated to the Mishawaka Penn Harris Public Library. Notice that the original had been cropped before donation cutting off the right side and leaving us to make an educated guess on the size of the original. It is most likely either a… Continue reading C.P. Hendershot: School Records and Copies

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Passport, please!

This is a picture of a stylish young lady, labeled on the reverse as Helen DeLorinza, niece to Mrs. Martin Beiger. The Beiger family is well known and documented in Mishawaka, so it was a fairly simple task to identify Helen as the daughter of Joseph and Sarah (Higgins) DeLorenzi, born in 1889. Sarah Higgins’… Continue reading Passport, please!

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When the Dead Come to Life!

Be sure and join us on Monday, February 27 for a fascinating program presented by Travis Childs, St. Joseph County Historian and Director of Education, The History Museum. Mr. Childs will take us on a virtual tour of Michiana’s most interesting gravesites! If you have had the opportunity to attend one of Mr. Childs cemetery… Continue reading When the Dead Come to Life!

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Congratulations to Irv Morse!

Dear Nominating Committee: I have worked at the St. Joseph County – City of South Bend Archives and Records Center for twenty years starting in 1996. The last sixteen years as the Archivist and Director. It has been my pleasure to work with Irv Morse for all those years. I remember hearing stories about the… Continue reading Congratulations to Irv Morse!

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Spring Conference – Courthouse Finds

Ever wonder what you are missing by not visiting the local courthouse in your ancestors hometown? Tina Beaird will show us exactly what we are missing at the 2017 Spring Conference on March 25, 2017 in downtown South Bend! Among the records waiting for us to discover are: probate files chancery cases land sales lawsuits… Continue reading Spring Conference – Courthouse Finds

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2017 Spring Conference!

Registration is open for the 2017 Annual Spring Conference! Speakers will be Tina Beaird presenting two programs and Vicky Rydznsky from the St. Joseph County Archives and Records Center. $15.00 at the door or $12.00 online here: http://www.sbags.org/2017SBAGSSpringConference.pdf Exhibitor and research assistance will be available all day. Lunch, snacks, soft drinks and coffee will be… Continue reading 2017 Spring Conference!

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Database Updates – SBAGS Website

The St. Joseph County, Indiana Prisoner Record Index, August 1, 1893 to May 31, 1896 contains 2.941 index records contained in “Volume I, Jail Register, Acts of 1891”.  This index contains some interesting entries for the various offenses committed. http://www.sbags.org/prisoner.htm The Estate Record Index for St. Joseph County, Indiana, 1832 to June 1963, contains 25.590… Continue reading Database Updates – SBAGS Website