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Dating Cabinet Card Photographs – Reverend Burelbach

This week’s photograph is an early cabinet card of a young man wearing a plain double breasted coat and what appears to be a clerical collar. There is no crucifix or other jewelry. On the back is handwritten Rev. Burelbach. On the front, the photographers imprint is very small and in simple print, identifying the… Continue reading Dating Cabinet Card Photographs – Reverend Burelbach

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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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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 Society Programs

Happy New Year! I love the start of a new year. Fresh goals, fresh ideas and best of all a new fresh calendar! One of the goals in 2017 for the South Bend Area Genealogical Society is to bring you quality monthly programs. So break out that fresh new calendar and schedule in the following… Continue reading 2017 Society Programs