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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!

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Local and Family History eNewsletter

There is a local St. Joseph County resource you may not be aware of to help keep you up to date with resources, programs and more in St. Joseph County – the monthly eNewsletter created by the Local and Family History Department of the St. Joseph County Public Library. The December issue of the newsletter… Continue reading Local and Family History eNewsletter

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One Lady, Two Names – A Photo Mystery!

  Usually there is not enough information on a photograph to identify the subject, but sometimes, there is too much information. This cabinet card photograph is from the collection of the Mishawaka Library Local History Room. The reverse of the photo includes the photographers name and address, two names (Theresa Tromp, Mrs. H. J. Graham)… Continue reading One Lady, Two Names – A Photo Mystery!