Russell Frehse Genealogy Center
 

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Club Collections Now Available 


clubs.jpgHistorical records of local clubs are now available for use in the Kendallville Public Library's Russell Frehse Genealogy Center.

Information on the Bayview Reading Club, Culture Club, Delphian Club, Matinee Music Club, Garden Club, Charm and Chatter and Quest Club can be found in clearly labeled binders. The binders contain documents, publications, letters, photos, yearbooks and more - some dating back to the early 1900's. Tri Kappa has donated scrapbooks for their organization, as well.

Also new are binders of papers collected by Russell Frehse. His collection covers education, business, physicians, local history and more. These historical documents may be scanned or copied, but not checked out.

Available Resources:

  • Ancestry.com (see tutorial video below)
  • Microfilm
  • Public Computers
  • Copy/Scan Services
  • Yearbooks
  • Family Histories
  • State and Local History
  • Phone Directories
  • Military Records
  • News Sun Obituaries
Research Tip to Get You Started: Talk to your living relatives to find out as much of your family's story as you can. Gather names and dates, which will help guide you as you compile information. The most important thing is to at least know the name and city of residence of one person in your family who was alive in 1940. That's the most recent public census, and it's a great place to start.
 
Need help getting started with your family research? Contact Information Specialist Cheryl Coons at 260-343-2018 or ccoons@kendallvillelibrary.org.