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. 

You can now find Wabash Valley Visions & Voices, WVVV, at Indiana Memory.


Local History of Vermillion County IN

And The Chunn Cemetery

If you are interested in local history of Vermillion County I am inviting you to attend a very informative meeting at the Clinton Public Library in regard to the Chunn's Cemetery historical restoration, history of Universal, (Bunsen, Chunn's Ford), Red Brick Road, covered bridges of that area and much more. If you have some history, pictures, etc. on that area that you would want to share please attend and we will hear your story. It is important to us to promote and preserve our local history with those who know and were there and remember what we have never heard. You can contact Tim Yocum for more info at 812-208-2922 or George Sanquenitti. Meeting will be at 6 PM 2nd floor Thursday July 18.    

Mark your calendars for Monday, July 15, 2019 from 6 pm-8 pm in the library's Lower Level Theater for a special Family Tree Maker event.

Family Tree Maker is joining up with Allen County Public Library to bring you a fantastic “how to” seminar on FTM and partner products. Come join Family Tree Maker at the Allen County Public Library for a night of learning about what Family Tree Maker has to offer! With the new upgrade coming out soon, you’ll want to know what new features have been added to an already handy tool in your genealogy tool box. We’ll also present on our partner products, Charting Companion and Family Book Creator. You’ll also have the chance to take advantage of our special conference pricing of these awesome products. Family Tree Maker is a genealogy software product.

The new Vigo County History Center is scheduled to open in June, 2019. Wabash Valley Genealogy Society is collaborating with the directors of the new facility for increase outreach to the communities with our available sources and talents.  We would like some of the WVGS membership to help in the Archive Center with client genealogical research.  If you are willing to help, even in a small way, please contact Dea Guerri at marcIIphoto@aol.com 

Legacy User Group

and Computer Help

Vigo County Public Library

9:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. Computer Help Class & Legacy

1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Legacy (Session #1)

5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - Legacy (Session # 2)

Students should arrive 30 minutes early for set-up.

Legacy Family Tree is a family history computer program that makes it extremely easy to store your genealogical information.

Family trees containing millions of people that can be recorded, displayed and reported.  Legacy Family Tree keeps track of names, dates, places, events, notes, sources, pictures and sounds.  It presents them on screen in such an intuitive manner that you can easily see the big picture of your entire family.  It is easy to navigate through all your family links using the Family View and Pedigree View screens.  Adding and editing new individuals can be done at any time and in either view.  Moving from generation to generation is a breeze.  You can also create reports and books from your family genealogy.

Note: Classes are usually held in either Room A, B, C, D, or Special Collections of the Vigo County Public Library. Check upon arrival.

For more information contact Joy McPheeters (joymcpheeters@gmail.com).

Download and print your revised schedule below.

2019 Schedule


Enroll or Renew for 2019

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 krogercommunityrewards.com.

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 (JH148) 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 JH148. 

Upcoming WVGS events

18 Jul 2019 9:30 AM • Vigo County Public Library, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, Indiana
18 Jul 2019 6:00 PM • Clinton Public Library, Clinton, IN
12 Aug 2019 6:30 PM • Vigo County Public Library, Rooms A, B & C, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, IN
15 Aug 2019 9:30 AM • Vigo County Public Library, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, Indiana
29 Aug 2019 9:30 AM • Vigo County Public Library, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, Indiana
03 Sep 2019 2:00 PM • Vigo County Public Library, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, IN
03 Sep 2019 6:00 PM • Vigo County Public Library, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, IN
05 Sep 2019 9:30 AM • Vigo County Public Library, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, Indiana
07 Sep 2019 10:00 AM • Clinton Public Library, Clinton, IN

Upcoming Regional Events

19 Jul 2019 8:00 AM • Marriott Indianapolis East in Indianapolis
14 Sep 2019 8:00 AM • Zion United Church of Christ located in Poland, 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: wvgs@inwvgs.org

Society Phone Number: 812-230-0631  Please leave a message.

President: Wayne Langman     Email: sglwal@aol.com 

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

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