Monday, August 16, 2010

La Porte County, Indiana resource

Local genealogical society newsletters often have extracts and abstracts of local records that aren't found anywhere else. But they are rarely indexed except in PERSI, which is valuable but far from an every-name index and even farther from an every-word index.

Thanks to then editor Donna Nelson's keeping them on CD in word files, the La Porte County (Indiana) Genealogical Society's quarterly newsletter now has sixteen back issues posted on the society blog -- December 2005 through December 2009, minus September 2006 -- which are every-word searchable. Because they're in a single blog post, one search does it all. (I'm the current secretary, and I made the post, defects and all.) If you have research targets in this part of the world, you might find a lead on someone here.

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