Thursday, May 1, 2014

May Genealogy Events!

Thursday, May 1, 2014 – Noon - South Bend Genealogy Roundtable.  Join us to discuss your family history search. Share your successes, bring your questions, and have fun! Beginning and experienced genealogists are welcome. You are welcome to bring a bag lunch St. Joseph County Public Library Local & Family History Center, 304 S. Main Street, South Bend, IN  46601. Call 282-4621 for more information.

Saturday, May 3, 2014 – 1:00 – 2:00 pm. - Preservation Basics: Caring for Your Family Treasures.  Bring your questions, your treasures, and your friends and join us for a talk and Q&A with Conservator Liz Dube in celebration of Preservation Week.  Bittersweet Meeting Room, Bittersweet Library, 602 Bittersweet Road, Mishawaka, IN.

Saturday, May 10, 2014 – Annual Allen County Public Library Bus Trip.  The South Bend Area Genealogical Society and the Elkhart County Genealogical Society are co-sponsoring a research trip to the Allen County Public Library!  For more information contact Call Bill Minish  (574)-277-1183, email: WHMinish@aol.com. View flyer here.

Saturday, May 10, 2014 – 10:00 a.m. - GENSIG (Genealogy Special Interest Group)-   Please join us, the coffee is always on.  Goshen Public Library 601 S 5th Street, Goshen, IN 46526 contact Young Snodgrass for more  information.young.snodgrass@frontier.com

Thursday, May 15, 2014 – 7 pm - Elkhart County Genealogical Society – Cemeteries – Care and Restoration - Jeanne Regan-Dinus, Director of Special Initiatives for the DNR’s Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology, will share information on the care and restoration of cemeteries. She will suggest proper ways to clean tombstones so that permanent damage is not done to the stone. Knowing the proper procedures will help us as we visit cemeteries this summer to clean and document for the updating of our cemetery books and for personal cemetery visits. First Presbyterian Church, 200 East Beardsley, Elkhart, Indiana.  Public is always welcome!   

Thursday, May 22, 2014 – 6:30 p.m. - Mishawaka Genealogy Roundtable. Interested in genealogy? Share your story! Beginners and experienced researchers are welcome to chat about their family history and research. Mishawaka Public Library, 209 Lincolnway East, Mishawaka, IN  46544. Contact Deanna Juday for more information. d.juday@mphpl.org

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 7 pm- Twigs from the Tree of Life - Fold 3 – Learn about this premier online collection of original military records, The Fold3 name comes from a traditional flag folding ceremony in which the third fold is made in honor and remembrance of veterans who served in defense of their country and to maintain peace throughout the world.  Twigs from the Tree of Life meets monthly at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 17195 Cleveland Rd, South Bend, 46637  Instructor Lisa Ellam ellam.lisa@gmail.com. Everyone is welcome!

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