Now that our annual One Book One Michiana program has been kicked off with some amazing edible sculptures, you might want to go to the source so to speak. Eric Swope, one of Local & Family History Service’s prodigious regular researchers, has been kind enough to loan several first edition copies of various Sherlock Holmes stories to us for display. Some were printed as far back as 1892, and together with related ephemera make for a wonderful display that fits perfectly within the department.
Genealogy and history slueths might be interested in other One Book One Michiana programs that Local & Family History Services has helped put together. A two-part program taking place on Wednesday, April 4 and April 11, titled Solve Family Mysteries with Ancestry.com, will help illustrate methods of research using the largest online collection of genealogical databases. Beginners and experts alike will likely find something new and useful to bring to their research projects. On Thursday, April 12, local mystery authour Jeanne M. Dams will be presenting A Case of Identity: Or Who is Hilda Johansson? Ms. Dams sets her mystery series in historical South Bend and as such makes frequest use of Local & Family History’s resources to research particular local settings and characters.