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Genealogy

Plan to clean up, learn, play in June

I just returned from a trip to Florida and am still readjusting to real life back in Chicago. Luckily, there are many upcoming events in June to get me back into the swing of the Windy City.

May 21, 2014 12:00 am

Sign up for spring activities

A few weeks ago, my father-in-law attended a class on Hegewisch genealogy at the Hegewisch branch of the Chicago Public Library. He is already a big genealogy buff but said he picked up a few tips from the presenter and that a good-sized crowd came out to the event.

April 30, 2014 12:00 am

Genealogy Research Assistance at La Porte County Public Library

LAPORTE | Beginning Friday, November 15, people will have the opportunity to receive assistance in tracing their genealogy at the La Porte County Public Library’s Main location in La Porte.

November 07, 2013 7:35 pm

Genealogy, history room tours set Sept. 17 at M'ville library

MERRILLVILLE | Tours of the Lake County Public Library's new genealogy and Indiana history rooms will be offered from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 17 at the library's Merrillville branch, 1919 W. 81st Ave.

August 27, 2013 12:05 am
Explore history in The Indiana Room

Explore history in The Indiana Room

CROWN POINT | Rediscover Crown Point by browsing the Indiana Room, located on the second floor of the new library at 122 N. Main St.

March 17, 2013 12:00 am

Read to win at new Crown Point Community Library

Love is in the air with Valentine's Day on Thursday, and to help celebrate, the Crown Point Community Library is holding a fun raffle.

February 10, 2013 12:00 am
RECORDS - Larry Clark

RECORDS - Larry Clark

Valparaiso Library Head of Genealogy Larry Clark looks up an obituary notice requested from someone in California. Clark says he receives many requests about former area residents from family and friends that now live out-of-state.

February 07, 2013 12:00 am
Descendant helps connect the street to the family it is named for

Descendant helps connect the street to the family it is named for

In Whiting there's a street named Fischrupp Avenue. I knew it well in high school because my best friend lived there. It was just a block over from streets named Fred and John. As a kid, I always thought these names were somewhat strange.

August 09, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Genealogy group researches histories of homes Aug. 18

SCHERERVILLE | The Northwest Indiana Genealogical Society will host a free program at 10 a.m. Aug. 18 at the Lake County Public Library's Dyer-Schererville branch, 1001 W. U.S. 30.

July 30, 2012 12:00 am
Search of family roots starts at library

Search of family roots starts at library

McHenry County Genealogical Society member Ruth Rooney, of Woodstock, Ill., writes down the date of birth and date of death while she catalogs inquest records at the McHenry County's coroner office in Woodstock, Ill.

June 03, 2012 12:00 am
Search of family roots starts at library

Search of family roots starts at library

CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill. | Craig Pfannkuche has been retired for years.

June 02, 2012 8:45 pm Photos

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Search of family roots starts at library

Search of family roots starts at library

McHenry County Genealogical Society member Claudia Conroy, of Trout Valley, Ill., catalogs inquest records at the McHenry County's coroner office in Woodstock, Ill. The Genealogical Society started cataloging the inquest records in November, starting with the early 1900s, and are currently i…

June 02, 2012 12:00 am

Looking back can turn up some interesting kin

As a matter of good fun, if nothing else, I have encouraged people over the years to dig into their family histories. One way that you can make this particularly interesting is to focus on the work component.

February 12, 2012 12:00 am
Genealogy search leads to Sons of American Revolution induction

Genealogy search leads to Sons of American Revolution induction

LOWELL | Paul E. Palmer, of Lowell, has been inducted into the Duneland Chapter of the Indiana Sons of the American Revolution.

January 16, 2012 12:00 am
Genealogical society promotes awareness of African American culture

Genealogical society promotes awareness of African American culture

DECATUR, Ill. | The outside of the African American Cultural and Genealogical Society looks considerably different than it once did.

January 03, 2012 1:30 am
PHIL WIELAND: Don't wait for your obit to tell your life's story

PHIL WIELAND: Don't wait for your obit to tell your life's story

It seems like there are a lot of funerals for local soldiers lately. Our involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan seems pretty limited, and yet the military escorts arrive in Northwest Indiana with alarming frequency.

October 28, 2011 12:00 am

Discoveries mark journey into the past

I never knew my great-uncle Ray. In fact, I never knew until a couple of months ago I even had a great-uncle Ray.

August 14, 2011 12:00 am
Local residents go digging for family histories

Local residents go digging for family histories

VALPARAISO | A family reunion that has been held annually since 1940 and a box of names are what got Ilaine Church interested in genealogy.

August 14, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Hobby traces roots of popularity to 'Roots'

Hobby traces roots of popularity to 'Roots'

Tracing the family roots became a popular pastime decades ago following the broadcast of the TV miniseries "Roots," but it has really taken off with the advent of Internet sites such as ancestry.com and familysearch.org.

August 14, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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