The FAMILIES LEFT BEHIND The Italian Hall Tragedy 1913.
The Houghton Keweenaw Genealogical Society is ending 2013 with a bang! We have just completed a 110 page book titled “Families Left Behind.”
Many of our members contributed untold hours researching and writing “memorials” of the families of the people who died at the Italian Hall
tragedy on 24 December 1913. There were fifty different families that lost one or more family members. The majority of deaths were children.
We now have this publication available for purchase. The profits from this endeavor will be donated to the Keweenaw National Historical Park
to help with the preservation and interpretation at the Italian Hall site. You can obtain an order form here:
The HKCGS is the proud owner of the Hecla Cemetery.
But we are best at "caretaking", so the cemetery has been donated to the Calumet Township to be always designated as a historic cemetery. The township will then control access to the site allowing only foot traffic. Our Society will be working in the cemetery in the next few years, cleaning it up, recording markers, recording depressions and making it more attractive to genealogist.
Our Copper Country Newspaper Indexing Project moves forward with another CD.
The second CD in a series of our societies newspaper indexing project is available. It contains the years 1908-1914.
The first CD covered 1862 to 1907.
Copper Country Homecoming & Old Settlers Ball 2004 collectors Books are still available.
You do not want to miss owning a copy of the Copper Country Homecoming & Old Settlers Ball Collectors Book. It contains over 200 pages of local history, family memories, pictures, and stories from the early days of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, and Counties of Baraga, Houghton, Ontonagon, and Keweenaw.