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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.

"An Introduction to                Quaker Genealogy"

presentation by Thomas Hamm

Monday, August 10, 2015

    6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

   VCPL Rooms A, B & C

6:00 p.m. - Refreshments & Socializing

Thomas Hamm will present "An Introduction to Quaker Genealogical Research." It will include 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.

Thomas Hamm is a native of New Castle, Indiana, and now lives in Richmond, Indiana, on land that has been owned by Quakers since 1806.  He did his undergraduate work at Butler University, and received his Ph.D. in U.S. history from Indiana University in 1985.  Since 1987 he has been on the faculty at Earlham College, where he is  Professor of History and Director of Special Collections, specializing in the history of Quakerism.  He has written extensively on Indiana and Quaker history, including three books published by Indiana University Press: The Transformation of American Quakerism: Orthodox Friends, 1800-1907 (1988); God’s Government Begun: The Society for Universal Inquiry and Reform, 1842-1846 (1995); and Earlham College: A History, 1847-1997; More recently, he is the author of The Quakers in America, published by Columbia University Press in 2003; and an edited collection, Quaker Writings, 1650-1920,  published by Penguin Books in 2011 His current project is a book on Hicksite Friends between 1827 and 1900.   He served president of the Indiana Library and Historical Board from 1999 to 2009.  


The Wabash Valley Genealogy Society

THANKS our SPONSORS

2015 IGS Annual Meeting and Conference

 

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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

05 Aug 2015 6:00 PM • Vigo County Public Library - Conference Room - 2nd Floor
10 Aug 2015 6:30 PM • Vigo County Public Library, Rooms A, B & C, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, IN
22 Aug 2015 10:00 AM • Vigo County Public Library, Rooms A, B & C, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, IN
02 Sep 2015 6:00 PM • Vigo County Public Library - Conference Room - 2nd Floor
14 Sep 2015 6:30 PM • Vigo County Public Library, Rooms A, B & C, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, IN
07 Oct 2015 6:00 PM • Vigo County Public Library - Conference Room - 2nd Floor
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

Upcoming Regional Events

15 Aug 2015 10:00 AM • Indiana History Center, 450 West Ohio Street, Indianapolis, Indiana
10 Sep 2015 7:00 PM • Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, 450 West Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN
11 Sep 2015 10:00 AM • Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, 450 West Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN
19 Sep 2015 9:00 AM • Willard Library, 21 First Avenue, Evansville, IN 47710
03 Oct 2015 9:00 AM • Indiana History Center
16 Oct 2015 9:00 AM • Fort Branch
24 Oct 2015 9:00 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

 

"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  

Vice-President: Mike Lewman    Email: mblewman@yahoo.com   Phone:  765-569-5935


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