Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Northwest Indiana Genealogical Society

Northwest Indiana Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 595
Griffith, IN 46319

Serving Lake and Porter Counties
Since 25 April, 1970

The Northwest Indiana Genealogical Society is a non-profit organization whose objectives are to collect, preserve and disseminate knowledge and information with reference to genealogy, history, heraldry; to promote and sustain interest in the study of these fields, to pool interests and aid individuals relating to genealogy.

Membership Period
The membership year is July1 to June 30, any application received after May 1 will be applied to the following year.

Membership Benefits

  • Regular meetings held at 10 am on the third Saturday of each month, February-November
  • Programs and speakers of genealogical, historical and related areas of interest
  • Bi-monthly newsletter TWIGS- with free queries
  • Networking opportunities
  • Genealogical forms and NWIGS publications available for purchase at "pick-up" rate
  • Meetings held at area libraries and museums
  • Volunteer projects such as indexing of obituaries and or public records such as marriage records
  • Group mailing list

NIGS Web Site


Welcome to the website for the Northwest Indiana Genealogical Society! We are glad you are here. We are an active society that is committed to preserving the history of Lake County and Porter County in Indiana. We have some great resources for you in your research. Many dedicated volunteers have made these available to you. If you are local, we encourage you to attend one of our monthly meetings. You can contact us directly at nwigs@hotmail.com.


Bill Schu, President

Official NWIGS Mailing LIst


Next Meeting
February 16, 200810:00 am - “Preserving your Documents” presentation by Steve McShane at the Porter County Public Library, Valparaiso Branch located at 103 Jefferson Street, Valparaiso, Indiana [map]Have you inherited your ancestor’s birth, death, marriage, baptismal, or confirmation certificates? Steve will show us how we can properly preserve all our old and precious genealogical documentation that we collected while doing our research. Steve McShane is the Archivist/Curator of the Calumet Regional Archives.

Annual Fort Wayne Bus Trip
September 20, 2008 The Annual Fort Wayne Bus Trip
We will be taking our annual bus trip to Allen County Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana. This is a great way to travel to the largest public library for genealogy in the country. We get a bus for 24 people on a first come first serve basis. We leave Merrillville with a stop in Valparaiso for pick-ups and stay until about 4:30 pm. We stop for dinner on the way back. Plan on join us!