Our South Bend Area Genealogical Society per protocol does not generally publish members obituaries but we make this exception to honor the life of one of our most respected and valued members, Irvin L (Irv) Morse, who died June 15, 2018, in Mishawaka. Irv’s over 36 years of volunteer work with our Society, both local… Continue reading A Tribute to Irv Morse
Have you had your DNA tested and are wondering “what do I do now?” Or are you considering dipping your toe into the DNA testing world? Either way, join us at our 20th Annual Spring Conference on Saturday, March 3 to get your questions answered! Richard Hill, author of “Finding Family: My Search for Roots… Continue reading Spring Conference – Finding Family with DNA Testing
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
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
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!
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