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Genealogy the topic of Elkhart's September dinner lecture presentation

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[August 23, 2010]  ELKHART -- On Sept. 24, the Elkhart Historical Society will feature "What's in a Name?" with genealogy as the program topic for its continuing dinner lecture series.

InsuranceMike Starasta, director of the McKinstry Library at Lincoln College, will be the featured speaker. He is an experienced genealogist, with expertise in researching archives and using libraries, genealogical websites, genealogical databases and local organizations to develop family trees.

The program will introduce beginning and intermediate genealogists to available resources for tracing your family tree. Topics include how to get started, researching archives, using libraries, genealogical websites, genealogical databases and local organizations to find your family history.

In addition, Starasta will discuss the genealogy of some of the founding families of Elkhart -- Gillett, Shockey, Latham and Oglesby.

Starasta has served as an archivist at the Lincoln Home National Historic Site, where he researched documents and artifacts, and also with the Illinois Regional Archives Depository, where he researched genealogical information for patrons. Starasta has a master's degree in history from Illinois State University and a master's degree in library science from Dominican University.

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The dinner lecture series is held at The Wild Hare Café, 104 Gov. Oglesby St. in historic downtown Elkhart. Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m., with the talks from 7 to 8 p.m. Reservations and prepayment are required, and space is limited. Cost is $17.99. The dinner package price includes the meal, dessert, drink, tax and gratuity. The reservation deadline is Sept. 20.

For more information and the online, printable reservation form, see

The dinner will be followed the next day, Sept. 25, with two tours of historic Elkhart Hill at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. For information and the online, printable tour reservation form, see

[Text from file received from Abraham Lincoln Tourism Bureau of Logan County]

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