Interested in improving the access to local vital records? Please consider joining a group of volunteers indexing the Death Records of South Bend, Mishawaka and St. Joseph County! All that is needed is a laptop computer and some volunteer time.
We have approval from the Health Department to support their new software program by providing an index of the death records from the very heavy and cumbersome record books of 1920 on. It is a fascinating look at the early people of the area, many foreign born, many working at either Studebaker or Oliver, the occasional murder or suicide, and the family tragedy of a stillborn.
South Bend Area Genealogical Society member and coordinator for the project is member Jim Curtis. If you would like to help please contact Jim at email@example.com.