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.


"'Are We There Yet?' Proof and the Genealogy Police"
Harold Henderson

Monday, November 10, 2014

    6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

   VCPL Rooms A, B & C

   Doors open at 6:00 p.m.


"Follow the Chilcote trail from the 1900 Chicago census to an unmarked Ohio grave - and decide when there's enough evidence to prove that George and Edward are two men or one man with two names."

Harold Henderson, CGsm has been a professional writer since 1979, a professional genealogist since 2009, and a board-certified genealogist since June 2012. He lives and works in northwest Indiana and at midwestroots.net. He serves on the board of the Association of Professional Genealogists. He is the author of Finding Ancestors in Fort Wayne and an every-name index to the earliest court records of La Porte County, Indiana. He has published in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, American Ancestors Journal (annual supplement to the New England Historical and Genealogical Register), the NGS Magazine, six state quarterlies, and Archives.com. He speaks nationally and blogs at midwesternmicrohistory.blogspot.com. At any given time he would probably rather be reading a grantor index.



"Wabash Valley 
Funeral Home History: 
Past, Present & Future"

         by Gary Greiner   

If you missed the September 10th presentation due to the threatening weather or another commitment - you can now listen to Gary's very interesting and entertaining lecture on the Wabash Valley Genealogy Society's YouTube channel. Both parts together last for approximately one hour and fifteen minutes. Just click on the link below - learn and enjoy!

Note: This is our first attempt at recording our presentations.  Please be patient - the quality will improve with practice.
Part # 1  http://youtu.be/5IzWDrYJNfA   


 Gary Greiner has been a licensed Funeral Director since 1991 and is a graduate of Mid America College of Mortuary Science. Gary is a board member of the Vigo County Historical Society, Terre Haute Children's Choir and Twelve Points Greater Northside Association. He is a former board member and Vice President of Community Theatre of Terre Haute, American Cancer Society and former Executive Director of the Miss Indiana Scholarship Program. 

      Special Announcement

PBS presents

Finding Your Roots

with Henry Louis Gates

Tuesday, September 23rd - Tuesday, November 25th

Tuesdays - 8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time


Per the PBS website "Joining Gates in this new season of Finding Your Roots will be a diverse group of 29 guests, including Oscar winner Ben Affleck, award winning journalist Anderson Cooper, tennis great Billie Jean King, legendary author Stephen King, multi-platinum selling rapper Nas, and many others. With these guests and others, Gates continues his quest to understand our collective American identity, bringing to life the family histories of African American, Asian, Chinese, Greek, Indian, Italian, Jewish and Latin American guests alike.  Over 10 episodes the series will reveal rich family stories, tracing back to the subjects’ ancestors arrival on America’s shores, and beyond: deep into the history of their countries of origin. Each hour will highlight three guests bound together by an intimate, sometimes hidden link, as Gates treks through layers of ancestral history, uncovers secrets and surprises of their family trees ad shares life-altering discoveries. "




"Where Am I From?
Genealogy Series
presented by
Julie Hendricks
GDL -Good Day Live - WTWO
Part 1 - Link

Upcoming WVGS Events

05 Nov 2014 6:00 PM • Vigo County Public Library - Room D
10 Nov 2014 6:30 PM • Vigo County Public Library, Lower Level, Terre Haute, IN
03 Dec 2014 6:00 PM • Vigo County Public Library - Room D
08 Dec 2014 6:30 PM • Vigo County Public Library - Lower Level, Terre Haute, IN - - MEMBERS ONLY - Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
12 Jan 2015 6:30 PM • Vigo County Public Library, One Library Square, Terre Haute, IN
11 Mar 2015 6:00 PM • Vigo County Public Library, One Library Square, Terre Haute, IN

Upcoming Regional Events

28 Oct 2014 10:00 AM • Computer or Tablet
02 Nov 2014 5:00 PM • 1845 N. 6 1/2 Street, Terre Haute, IN
11 Feb 2015 8:00 AM • Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City UT
25 Apr 2015 9:00 AM • University Hall, Indiana State University, 401 N. 7th St., Terre Haute, 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: wvgs@inwvgs.org

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

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