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!
Annual memberships in the South Bend Area Genealogical Society will expire on December 31, 2016. For uninterrupted access to our Members-Only area and to continue receiving our quarterly newsletter please renew your membership for 2017. To renew your membership, just visit: http://www.sbags.org/join.htm You may pay via PayPal, or print out and mail in your membership… Continue reading It’s Membership Renewal Time!
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – $200 cash, plus a place in history, are the prizes offered by Indiana Daughters of the American Revolution in their “Salute Indiana!” competition for the creation of a “salute” or “pledge” to the Indiana state flag. Entries are being accepted now at http://www.SaluteIndiana.org, until September 2, 2016. The winning submission will be… Continue reading Indiana DAR Sponsors Statewide Bicentennial Competition
Did you ever come home with something you never intended to buy? That happened to me last weekend at Picker’s Paradise in Niles. A cabinet card portrait of 5 children caught my eye. The children seemed well cared for, happy and well dressed, so it was a surprise when I saw the handwritten note on… Continue reading Picture Found in Flea Market Reveals Holloway Family Mystery
The South Bend Area Genealogical Society has a new summer school series starting this year! Our summer school series will focus more on the how in specific genealogy cases and we are starting with a collaboration with the Indiana African American Genealogy Group! The Civil Rights Heritage Center building has an interesting history in South Bend.… Continue reading Summer School Series
The South Bend Area Genealogical Society combined with TWIGS From the Tree of Life Genealogy group is presenting a LIVE webinar event with Thomas MacEntee! Thomas MacEntee is a well-known genealogist who created GeneaBloggers, High-Definition Genealogy, and has done a number of presentations at national conferences. Here is a small snippet of Thomas MacEntee talking… Continue reading Thomas MacEntee Webinar 24 May 2016
The South Bend Area Genealogical Society’s first president was Jeanne Denham. For over thirty years of her life, she collected quite a number of different and unique records. These records include: Studebaker History South Bend History Mishawaka History Information on the Oliver Family/Copshaholm Genealogy Original Mishawaka titles and deeds from the 1890’s to the 1920’s… Continue reading Jeanne Denham Collection