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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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Living Large Between the Censuses!

The U. S. census is one of my favorite genealogy tools, but many times, it just isn’t enough.  So much can happen during the decade between each census! This picture puzzle is a perfect example. We have a 1920’s era picture in a cardboard easel frame from Kaylor Studio in Mishawaka, Indiana. The photo is… Continue reading Living Large Between the Censuses!