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ZOOM Meeting Instructions

At this time, we are unable to use the Vigo County Public Library meeting rooms because of limited restrictions.  We hope this will change in the near future.  Stay in touch for further information. 

The Wabash Valley Genealogy Society serves Clark, Crawford and Edgar in Illinois. Clay, Greene, Parke, Putnam. Sullivan Vermillion and Vigo counties in Indiana. 

Breaking the Brick Wall:

Researching in Black & White,

 Finding the Enslaved and More


 Deborah Abbott

Monday, February 14, 2022

Members ONLY

The most difficult part of genealogical research for African Americans is finding and identifying slave ancestors and their owners. This lecture will focus on the clues and resources needed to recreate an African American ancestor’s journey from freedom back to slavery. Using a case study, learn basic tools of family history research. Learn the importance of analyzing the information that you find, identifying potential records, as well as realizing how important collateral/cluster line research is to the success in the genealogical process. Using the 1940 U.S. Federal Census as the starting point, we will follow an African American family back through pre-1870 records to identify the potential slave holder. In addition to the census, this journey will utilize a number of record groups that will help prove how two families, one black, one white are intertwined.

Deborah A. Abbott, PhD, is a professional genealogist specializing in genealogical methodology, manuscript collections, and African American family research. She is a member of the Cuyahoga County (Ohio) Archives Commission, an affiliate with the Kentucky-Tennessee Associates, past president of the African American Genealogical Society, Cleveland, Ohio, and a retired professor of Counseling from Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland. She holds both the BS and MEd degrees from Tuskegee University in Alabama and the PhD degree from Kent State University in Ohio.

Dr. Abbott is coordinator of the African American Track at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR) and the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP), in addition, she teaches at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) and the Texas Institute of Genealogical Research (TIGR).  Dr. Abbott also presents lectures and workshops for national, state, and local genealogy conferences, colleges, businesses, and libraries, across the country.  She has had articles published in the Ohio Genealogy News and Family Tree magazines. Dr. Abbott can be found teaching African American genealogy a segment entitled “Needles & Threads” on Ancestry Academy, an educational video course for Ancestry.com.

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE OUR CORRECT ADDRESS:

WVGS, PO Box 7012, Terre Haute, IN  47802-7012

Have you had the chance to join a ZOOM meeting yet?  Please join us for webinars and genealogy programs; check the website for instructions and download the app.  You can view the presentations in the comfort of your home and favorite chair, ask questions at the end, and chat with other members.  Contact Gary Jones if you have any problems downloading our members only ZOOM connection: webmaster@www.inwvgs.org

     We hope you will remain with WVGS and renew your membership for 2022.  We appreciate your support and input regarding genealogy matters.  If you have any articles and/or old photos you would like to submit to the Newsletter, please send them for the committee to review and add to any upcoming editions.  The Newsletter is scheduled to resume in January 2022.

     Your Membership Dues will expire December 31, 2021.  You can pay via postal mail or online with PayPal.  If you have a “recurring account” with PayPal, please check it to make sure you have the correct amount to send; if not, please change the payment amount to the current fee (the increase in billing charges to WVGS).

Add $2.00 to any membership paid online via PayPal to cover their fees.

_  Individual with e-mail account $15.00 / $17.00 if paid by PayPal

_  Individual by postal mail $25.00 (additional fees to cover postal mail fees)

_  Family e-mail $20.00 / $22.00 paid by PayPal (must reside at same address)

_  Family by postal mail $30.00  (must reside at same address)

I will be sending out an email copy of your dues receipt to you.

If you have any questions, please contact me:  Please add WVGS Dues to the subject

Linda Gregory

genealogyrocks1n2n3@gmail



St. Louis County Library

National Archives Genealogy Series

Free Webinars

10 Rules for Accepting (or Rejecting)

Online Family Tree Hints

Online family tree hints can make it easy to build out your ancestor timelines and add people to your tree. Or they can fill your tree with the wrong relatives and incorrect information. Here are 10 rules for evaluating and using hints.

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Death Certificate 

What are this three of four digit numbers under cause of death? (ICD)

International Classification of Diseases (ICD), in medicine, diagnostic tool that is used to classify and monitor causes of injury and death and that maintains information for health analyses, such as the study of mortality (death) and morbidity (illness) trends.

Find more information at :

http://www.wolfbane.com/icd/index.html

1900 to present


Link to New Gmail Tools with Genealogy Tasks and Correspondence

Check out the FREE webinars at:

http://www.genealogycenter.org/ 

Vigo County Public Library:  All meeting rooms have been cancelled through 2021.  

The library will let us know more in the next few weeks as to new scheduling of the rooms. 

We are sorry for the inconvenience.

Quote from Tribune Star Genealogy

"Many of us are home bound now and looking for something new to do. But to many people who more recently started their quest to discover their family history, something old can be something new. In 1997 the first national television series that dealt with family history and genealogy made its debut on PBS.

Entitled “Ancestors,” the series was hosted by Jim and Terry Willard, a husband and wife team of amateur genealogists who were “discovered” by the series producer at a genealogical conference. Alex Haley, the author of Roots, also contributed to the initial program planning. The series consists of twenty-three 30-minute episodes, each covering some aspect of genealogy. Every episode of this series can be viewed online for free through Brigham Young University by using this link"

https://www.byutv.org/show/54f848ee-6d19-4502-9981-070cdbd1f1bf/ancestors.

Read the rest of the story at 

https://www.tribstar.com/community/genealogy/article_5936cf17-ff12-5a87-a5eb-18ce4442eb57.html

KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS PROGRAM

Enroll or Renew for 2021

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

14 Mar 2022 6:30 PM • Zoom, On line

Upcoming Regional Events

03 Mar 2022 8:00 AM •
02 Apr 2022 9:00 AM •
07 May 2022 9:30 AM • Indianapolis Liederkranz 1417 E. Washington St., Indianapolis
15 Jul 2022 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 7012

Terre Haute, Indiana 47802-7012

       

Society Email Address: wvgs@inwvgs.org

President: Debby Warren      Email: dlrw1951@gmail.com

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


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