Welcome to the Wabash Valley  Genealogy Society Website! 

The Wabash Valley Genealogy Society serves Clark, Crawford and Edgar Counties in Illinois; plus Clay, Greene, Parke, Putnam, Sullivan, Vermillion and Vigo counties in Indiana.  Meetings are held in Terre Haute, Indiana.

"Land Records of Illinois"

Live Webinar by

Michael John Neill


October 12, 2015

    6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

   VCPL Rooms A, B, C

 6:00 p.m. - Refreshments & Socializing

The presentation on land records in Illinois will cover a brief discussion of land descriptions in Illinois and the record books in which land transactions are typically recorded (deed books, quit claims, warrantee deeds, mortgages, releases, etc.). We will continue with a discussion of typical grantor/grantee indexes, tract/parcel indexes, actually searching and locating transactions for a specific piece of property, and a discussion of several actual research problems involving land records.

Michael John Neill has been actively involved in genealogical research for over twenty-five years, researching his children's ancestry in many states and six European countries. He has a master's degree in mathematics and lectures nationally on a wide variety of genealogy topics. Michael leads an annual research trip to the Salt Lake Family History Library every May, writes a how-to newsletter "Casefile Clues," and writes free daily "Genealogy Tip of the Day."

WVGS 2016

Allen County Bus Trip

    Visit the 

Allen County Public Library


and / or

Attend the IGS Conference

Thursday, April 14 @ 6:30 am to  Saturday, April 16th @ 10:00 pm - 2016 (IGS Conference - Sat, April 16, 2016)


Register now - Pay Later.

Bus Fee: @ $85.00 each for a 38 passenger bus (based on number of passengers)

Hotel Rate: @$104.00 plus tax per night - maximum 4 people per room

Deposit: A deposit of $40.00 must be made by December 14, 2015 to guarantee your spot on the bus.

Past handouts, audio and/or slide presentations now available through the "Member Only" Section.

(Note: Member "Log-In" is at the upper right hand side of the page. Enter your email address as registered with WVGS. Then use the password "wvgs2004" if this is your first visit to the member section.)

"An Introduction to Quaker Genealogy"

presentation by Thomas Hamm

Thomas Hamm presented "An Introduction to Quaker Genealogical Research" in July. It included a brief overview of Quaker history; an examination of the types of records that Quakers have kept since the 1650s; and guidance on how to go about accessing and using them--in original forms, in print, and on-line.
Handout and audio presentation available.

  Navigating Find A GraveThe Good & Bad of Online Memorials  

            Presented by the WVGS Cemetery Committee               July 13, 2015 

 Both the handout and the slide presentations are now available in the "Member Only" section. 

The Wabash Valley Genealogy Society


2015 IGS Annual Meeting and Conference


Gold Family Tree Sponsor Level
 Management Associated Results Company

 Silver Family Tree Sponsor Level
DeBaun Funeral Homes & Crematory, Greiner Funeral Home & Crematory Service 

Bronze Family Tree Sponsor Level - Baesler Market, First Financial Bank, Frist Funeral Home


     "Where Am I From?       Genealogy Series
            presented by          
Julie Hendricks
GDL -Good Day Live - WTWO

                     Part 1 - Link here              Part 2 - Link here

Upcoming WVGS Events

12 Oct 2015 6:30 PM • Vigo County Public Library, Rooms A, B & C, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, IN
04 Nov 2015 6:00 PM • Vigo County Public Library - Conference Room - 2nd Floor
09 Nov 2015 6:30 PM • Vigo County Public Library, Rooms A, B & C, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, IN
15 Nov 2015 1:30 PM • Veterans Memorial Museum of Terre Haute, 1129 Wabash Avenue, Terre Haute, IN
21 Nov 2015 10:00 AM • Vigo County Public Library, Room C, Terre Haute, IN
02 Dec 2015 6:00 PM • Vigo County Public Library - Room D
14 Dec 2015 6:30 PM • Vigo County Public Library - Room A, b & C, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, IN - Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
11 Jan 2016 6:30 PM • Vigo County Public Library, One Library Square, Terre Haute, IN

Upcoming Regional Events

16 Oct 2015 9:00 AM • Fort Branch
24 Oct 2015 9:30 AM • Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN
18 Nov 2015 4:30 PM • Indiana State Library, 315 West Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN
16 Apr 2016 9:00 AM • Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
15 Jul 2016 • Marriott East, Indianapolis, IN


"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:

President: Tim Phipps     Email:  

Vice-President: Mike Lewman    Email:   Phone:  765-569-5935

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