This adorable baby looks to be from a well-to-do family. The woman holding her is most likely not her mother. She is looking at the baby and not the camera, and is wearing what appears to be a nurse’s uniform and cap. (If you have an ancestor who was a nurse, further research on the… Continue reading Baby Katheryne; A Wealth of Resources
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!
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
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
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!
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
Congratulations to Greta Fisher, Local and Family History Librarian at the St. Joseph County Public Library, on being named St. Joseph County Genealogist by the Indiana Genealogical Society! In this role, Greta will serve as a liaison between researchers and St. Joseph County’s genealogical resources, making it easy for people to find the information they need.… Continue reading New St. Joseph County Genealogist!