Gifts given in memory of long time library patron and genealogist Sally J. Mandel have been used to purchase several important new reference works for the library's genealogy collection. The new titles are:
Index to Volunteer Soldiers in Indian Wars and Disturbances, 1815-1858 (MICH R929.373 WHI)
Index to Pension Applications for Indian Wars Service Between 1817 and 1898 (MICH R929.373 WHI)
Index to US Military Pension Applications of Remarried Widows for Service Between 1812 and 1911 (MICH R929.373 WHI)
Index to Old Wars Pension Files, 1815-1926 (MICH R929.373 WHI)
Mrs. Mandel was a founding member of the Macomb County Genealogy Group and a regular participant for as long as her health allowed. She passed away on March 22, 2008 and will be sorely missed by her many friends among the genealogy group and library staff.