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. 

“Wabash Valley Scottish Society: Purpose and Function”

An estimated 25 million Americans have ancestral roots to Scotland—that’s almost 10% of the total U.S. population.  With so many Scottish descendants across the country, it’s likely that you, or someone you know, is one of them. If you know or you want to determine if you may have an ancestral connection to Scotland, then you will want to attend the Wabash Valley Genealogy Society’s (WVGS) June public meeting.

On Monday, June 10, 2019 the WVGS will be presenting a program entitled “Wabash Valley Scottish Society (WVSS): Purpose and Function” presented by Richard Cooper of the WVSS.  The program will be held in the Vigo County Library’s lower level conference rooms A, B and C.  Doors open at 6:00 pm for refreshments and socializing with the program starting at 6:30 pm and running until approximately 8:00 pm.

Richard Cooper has had an interest in Scottish related genealogy for many, many years. (WVSS). The WVSS was founded in 2003 for the people of Vigo County and surrounding areas with the goal of providing individuals a place to meet and share their Scottish heritage, traditions, and interests.

During Cooper’s presentation, he will cover a brief history and the functions of WVSS including the Cultural and Academic scholarship programs available to individuals interested in furthering their Scottish studies.  Other presentation topics include the Scottish Clan System and Scottish Genealogy websites. A Q&A session will also be included along with Scottish Shortbread (recipe included) for all in attendance.

After Richard Cooper’s retirement from the US Postal Service and the US Air Force, he was able to pursue his many other interests.  He is a member of the Scottish National Party; Prior Elect of the Priory of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin; the Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem (Knights Templar); and the past National Convenor of Clan MacDuff.  In his spare time, Richard is also a flautist with the Terre Haute Sinfonietta and the Community Band.

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

10 Jun 2019 6:30 PM • Vigo County Public Library, Rooms A, B & C, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, IN
12 Jun 2019 9:30 AM • Vigo County Public Library, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, Indiana
20 Jun 2019 9:30 AM • Vigo County Public Library, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, Indiana
08 Jul 2019 6:30 PM • Vigo County Public Library, Rooms A, B & C, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, IN
11 Jul 2019 9:30 AM • Vigo County Public Library, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, Indiana
13 Jul 2019 9:30 AM • Vigo County Public Library, Room A, B & C, Terre Haute, IN
18 Jul 2019 9:30 AM • Vigo County Public Library, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, Indiana
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

Upcoming Regional Events

17 Jun 2019 9:00 AM • Willard Library, 21 First Street, Evansville, IN 47710
19 Jul 2019 8:00 AM • Marriott Indianapolis East in Indianapolis


"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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