#genealogy Tag

20 Feb HeritageQuest Online Is Back

After a brief service interruption, customers of La Porte County Public Library again have access to HeritageQuest® Online.  Customers must use their library account to log in. HeritageQuest® Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, convenient...

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11 Feb Family History Mysteries

There are mysteries in almost everyone’s family tree. Here’s an especially interesting and difficult one that a man from another state told me about at a social event. He said he didn’t know who his paternal grandfather is. That’s a close relation in family trees!...

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13 Nov Your History Through DNA

Genealogist Alan Zeller led a class on DNA recently at the Main Library. Here are some points which were discussed. For genealogical purposes, DNA tests help people discover their ethnic origins and find new relatives. Several companies do the testing. To help decide which company to...

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11 Oct Celebrate Family History Month

In 2001, Congress first passed a resolution introduced by Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, who wrote, "Essentially, we are all immigrants to this country. Our ancestors came from different parts of the globe," Hatch said. "By searching for our roots, we come closer together as...

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10 Oct Family and House Research Classes

Three classes on family and house histories are scheduled in the near future at the Main Library. Everyone is welcome to come at no charge and reservations are not taken. 1. Local Lore: How to Research the History of Your House Find out the basics for doing...

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15 Sep Ancestry Database Research

If you like using our Ancestry Library Edition database, do you check Recently Added/Updated Collections? The link is located at the bottom of Ancestry’s homepage under Quick Links. Many collections are added or updated every week and sometimes daily. Each listing is noted as Updated...

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18 Jul Have You Hit A Brick Wall?

I finally found something in an official document indicating that my great grandmother Lina Johnson, who according to family lore was traded for a horse when she was a baby, was associated with the family she was said to live with. Under our Genealogy Services,...

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