Welcome to the Wabash Valley  Genealogy Society Website! 


The Wabash Valley Genealogy Society serves Clark, Crawford and Edgar in Illinois. Clay, Greene, Park, Putnam. Sullivan Vermillion and Vigo counties in Indiana. 

Linda Malooley

June 8, 1947 - June 13, 2017

All of us are deeply saddened by the recent untimely death of our dear friend and fellow society member Linda Malooley.  Linda battled valiantly against the ravages of cancer but in the end this scurrilous disease took yet another treasured friend and colleague from us.  Our heartfelt condolences go out to Linda’s family.  We can only hope they take solace in the fact that Linda is now at rest and totally pain free.

Linda’s contributions to WVGS are truly incalculable.  Her boundless energy and gift for making the organization and planning of meetings, conferences and other events look effortless were the envy of us all.  Her attention to detail was legendary.

But beyond our connection to Linda in the WVGS, more importantly, she was a gentle, caring person.  More than anything else, she was just …. our friend.  Perhaps one of the greatest things we can do to honor Linda’s memory is to ensure that all of us do all that we can to carry on the mission of WVGS.  She carried deeply about this organization.  To honor her, we must press on.

At times like these finding the right words to express our true feelings can be very difficult.  There is a quote, however, that somehow seems appropriate at times like these.  It goes something like this: “When someone you care about becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure”.   

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“A Guided Tour of Cyndi’s List 2.0”


Cyndi Ingle

Monday, July 10, 2017

    6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

   VCPL Rooms A, B & C

6:00 p.m. - Refreshments & Socializing

This Summer, plan ahead..

Consisting of a categorized and cross-referenced index to genealogical resources on the Internet, Cyndi’s List has been a trusted genealogy research site for more than 20 years.  For many individuals, this site is a card catalog to the genealogical collection in the immense library that is the internet.

In this live webinar, Cyndi will present a brief history of her list.  This introduction will be followed by an overview of how to navigate the newly updated site and how to tell when the site is updated.   Participants will learn how to effectively use this valuable resource tool as a jumping-off point for genealogical research on the Internet.

Cyndi Ingle, a genealogist for more than 37 years, is the owner and creator of Cyndi’s List; author of three books for genealogical research on the Internet; a past member of the board of directors for the National Genealogical Society; and an active member in several other genealogical groups.

Cyndi’s List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet ( is a categorized index to over 332,000 online resources.  Cyndi’s List is an award-winning site which helps millions of visitors worldwide.  Cyndi, an experienced genealogist in her own right, is the recipient of the 2016 National Genealogical Society President's Citation and is a past-member of the board of directors of the National Genealogical Society.  She is the author of three books for genealogical research on the Internet.  These include: Netting Your AncestorsCyndi's List, and Planting Your Family Tree Online: How To Create Your Own Family History Web Site.

“Which DNA Test is Right for Me?”

 Presented by Tim Phipps

 Tuesday, July 25, 2017,

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

   VCPL Rooms A, B & C

(Doors open at 6:00pm)

 Free & Open to Public

 Have you considered purchasing a DNA test to discover more about your family roots only to be confused by the different types of tests that are available?  Or have you taken a DNA test and found yourself saying, “What next?”, after the results come back?  If you feel confused about or overwhelmed by DNA testing, then this presentation is for you.

 “Which DNA Test is Right for Me?” is an introductory class on DNA testing for those interested in researching their family.  Get an overview of what different tests are available, what each test can reveal, and which tests are offered by the major DNA testing companies.  Before you spend money on a test or if you want to maximize the money you have already spent, come out and join us to learn the basics of genetic genealogy.

 The public-at-large is encouraged to attend this special program being hosted and presented by the Wabash Valley Genealogy Society.  Anyone considering doing DNA testing or just with an interest in the testing process is encouraged to attend.



Enroll or Renew for 2017

WVGS is participating in the Kroger Community Rewards Program.  Kroger will donor a percentage of purchases made by members and friends who register their Kroger Plus Shopper's Card.  Follow these instructions to help WVGS earn extra money for future projects.

Register your card online at

Be sure to have your Kroger Plus card handy and register your card with your organization after you sign up.

If a member does not yet have a Kroger Plus card, please let them know that they are available at the customer service desk at any Kroger.

Click on Sign In/Register

Most participants are new online customers, so they must click on SIGN UP TODAY in the ‘New Customer?’ box.

Sign up for a Kroger Rewards Account by entering zip code, clicking on favorite store, entering your email address and creating a password, agreeing to the terms and conditions

You will then get a message to check your email in box and click on the link within the body of the email.

Click on My Account and use your email address and password to proceed to the next step.

Click on Edit Kroger Community Rewards information and input your Kroger Plus card number.

Update or confirm your information.

Enter NPO number (16833) or Wabash Valley Genealogy Society, select organization from list and click on confirm.

To verify you are enrolled correctly, you will see your organization’s name on the right side of your information page.

REMEMBER, purchases will not count for your group until after your member(s) register their card(s).

Special Note: WVGS's NPO number is 16833. 



Upcoming WVGS events

05 Jul 2017 6:00 PM • Vigo County Public Library, Room D, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, IN
06 Jul 2017 9:30 AM • Vigo County Public Library, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, Indiana
10 Jul 2017 6:30 PM • Vigo County Public Library, Rooms A, B & C, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, IN
20 Jul 2017 9:30 AM • Vigo County Public Library, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, Indiana
22 Jul 2017 9:30 AM • Vigo County Public Library, Room B & C, Terre Haute, IN
25 Jul 2017 6:30 PM • Vigo County Public Library, Rooms A, B & C, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, IN
02 Aug 2017 6:00 PM • Vigo County Public Library, Room D, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, IN
03 Aug 2017 9:30 AM • Vigo County Public Library, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, Indiana
14 Aug 2017 6:30 PM • Vigo County Public Library, Rooms A, B & C, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, IN

Upcoming Regional Events

07 Oct 2017 8:45 AM • Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
28 Oct 2017 10:00 AM • Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, Indiana


"Preserving The Past, Serving The Present, Promoting The Future"

Wabash Valley Genealogy Society 

Based in Vigo County, Terre Haute, Indiana. Serving Clark, Crawford and Edgar Counties in Illinois.

Clay, Greene, Parke, Putnam, Sullivan, Vermillion and Vigo in Indiana


P.O. Box 9347

Terre Haute, Indiana 47808-9347


Society Email Address:

Society Phone Number: 812-264-1510   Please leave a message.

President: Tim Phipps     Email:  

For other WVGS officers and their contact information click on "Contact" above left.

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