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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.

"From Jamestown to Lost Creek:

A 200 Year Journey"  by

James Shepard

Monday, February 8th 

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

VCPL Rooms A, B & C

6:00 p.m. - Refreshments & Socializing

James Sheppard's presentation will begin with the landing of John Smith in Virginia, in 1607.  Smith landed in the middle of the Powhatan Confederation, made up of about 30 Native American tribes.  The Nansemond tribe was one of those 30 tribes.  James' Bass family ancestors, descend from that tribe.  As such, his presentation is titled "From Jamestown to Lost Creek: A 200 Year Journeyā€¯. (James states that he doesn't descend from Pocahontas, but, she is a cousin.)

Of the original settlers who bought land in the Lost Creek area (east-central portion of Vigo County) in the early 1800's, James' family still owns the majority of its ancestral Lost Creek land.  This is  something that no other Lost Creek descendant's family can say.

James has been doing research on his own family for about 20 years.  In 2011 he took his first DNA test to determine his paternal ancestry.  He took a DNA test with ancestry.com in 2012 and in 2013 he took a test with 23andme.com.  This was to cover all of the bases and to find DNA matches.

In 2013 James launched a genealogy website, www.lost-creek.org.  This site contains information on the vast majority of early Lost Creek inhabitants.            

"Beginning Genealogy Classes - 2016"


For more information and registration click HERE.

Allen County Bus Trip

 Open to Non-WVGS Members after January 11, 2016.

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

Hotel Rate: Group rate of $104.00 plus tax per night - maximum 4 people per room, Courtyard by Marriott Fort Wayne Downtown at the Grand Wayne Convention Center

Deposit: A deposit of $40.00 must be made by January 11, 2016 to guarantee your seat on the bus.

 TO LEARN MORE CLICK HERE.

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" by Thomas Hamm - Handout and audio presentation available.

Navigating Find A GraveThe Good & Bad of Online Memorials by the WVGS Cemetery Committee  - Both the handout and the slide presentations are now available in the  "Member Only" section. 

             
    

Upcoming WVGS Events

23 Feb 2016 1:00 PM (EST) • Vigo County Public Library, Room B, Terre Haute, IN
02 Mar 2016 6:00 PM (EST) • Vigo County Public Library - Room D
09 Mar 2016 6:00 PM (EST) • Vigo County Public Library, One Library Square, Terre Haute, IN
14 Mar 2016 6:30 PM (EDT) • Vigo County Public Library, Rooms A, B & C, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, IN
22 Mar 2016 1:00 PM (EDT) • Vigo County Public Library, Room B, Terre Haute, IN
26 Mar 2016 9:30 AM (EDT) • Vigo County Public Library, Room B & C, Terre Haute, IN
06 Apr 2016 6:00 PM (EDT) • Vigo County Public Library - Room D
11 Apr 2016 6:30 PM (EDT) • Vigo County Public Library, One Library Square, Terre Haute, IN

Upcoming Regional Events

20 Feb 2016 9:30 AM (EST) • Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, Indianapolis, Indiana
19 Mar 2016 9:30 AM (EDT) • Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, Indianapolis, Indiana
19 Mar 2016 10:00 AM (EDT) • St. Joseph County Public Library, 304 S Main St, South Bend, IN 46601
22 Mar 2016 6:30 PM (EDT) • Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, Indianapolis, Indiana
02 Apr 2016 9:30 AM (EDT) • Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, Indianapolis, Indiana
16 Apr 2016 9:00 AM (EDT) • Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
08 Jun 2016 10:00 AM (EDT) • Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
15 Jul 2016 (EDT) • Marriott East, Indianapolis, IN
31 Aug 2016 (EDT) • Springfield, IL

 

"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: wvgs@inwvgs.org

President: Tim Phipps     Email: ptphipps@att.net  

Publicity Chair: Mike Lewman    Email: mblewman@yahoo.com   Phone:  765-569-5935


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