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.

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Special Announcement

Who Do You Think You Are?

Mark your calendars, Who Do You Think You Are? returns to TLC on July 23rd at 9/8c and will feature family history journeys with Cynthia Nixon, Valerie Bertinelli, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Lauren Graham, Kelsey Grammer, Rachel McAdams.

                Episode 1 - Jul 23  - Cynthia Nixon
(Can now be found on YouTube.)
                Episode 2 - Jul 30 - Jesse Tyler Ferguson
                Episode 3 - Aug 06 - Rachael McAdams
                Episode 4 - Aug 13 - Kelsey Grammer
                Episode 5 - Aug 20 - Valerie Bertinelli
                Episode 6 - Aug 27 - Lauren Graham
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"Bring 'Em Back to Life: 
Developing an Ancestor Profile"
  Live Webinar
by George Morgan            
            

Monday, August 11, 2014

   6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.    

             VCPL Rooms A, B & C

              Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

                        
In the course of our genealogical research, we often become engrossed in the collection of information snippets, failing to put them into a logical perspective. We lose sight of the fact that the people we're tracing participated in the life of their historical times, led complex lives, and interacted with one another. 
 
Organizing the information we collect into a biographical profile can help you begin to recognize character traits and decision patterns. And the profile also provides an invaluable, portable research tool that avoids your taking voluminous amounts of notes with you on research trips. 

This seminar presents a methodology and a structured model for taking the details you collect about your ancestor and creating a biographical profile. We will discuss:
  • Establishing your ancestor's every location,
  • Learning about other people in your ancestor's life,
  • Studying local, state and national history to determine what events may have influenced or motivated your ancestor,
  • Studying personal events that may have influenced or motivated your ancestor, and
  • Effectively organizing materials into a profile that can be used for additional research and for writing.
 This approach will not only help you organize your research, it can become the basis for writing detailed biographical sketches or novels about the people whose lives you have been researching.

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Legacy Family Tree
Summer 
Beginner Computer  Classes

 

Tuesdays - August 5, 12, 19, 26

& September 2 , 9

Choices of either -  

Day Classes -2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Evening Classes - 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

 

        VCPL - Computer Lab #2  
                                                                                                                                                                                  
The Wabash Valley Genealogy Society is sponsoring two Legacy Family Tree Beginner Computer Classes at the Vigo County Public Library. 

Classes will meet in Computer Lab #2, off the main lobby.  Seating is limited to 10 participants per class. Required Reservations are on a first come basis.

Classes are free to the public for six consecutive Tuesdays, on May 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th and June 3rd and 10th.  Day class hours from 2:00 pm – 4:00 p.m. and the night class hours from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.  Doors open 30 minutes before class times.

Legacy Family Tree is a computer program that records events of your family members past and present.  It will be taught in a Step-by-Step format that is simple enough for beginners.

Download the Legacy Family Tree 8.0 Standard program.  Go to the Legacy Family Tree website:

http://www.legacyfamilytree.com/DownloadLegacy.asp

Please email ejmcpheeters@gmail.com or call (812) 420-1121 voice mail:  Give name, phone number, e-mail address and your class preference.

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



Upcoming WVGS Events

06 Aug 2014 6:00 PM • Vigo County Public Library - Room D
11 Aug 2014 6:30 PM • igo County Public Library, Lower Level, Terre Haute, IN
03 Sep 2014 6:00 PM • Vigo County Public Library - Room D
10 Sep 2014 6:30 PM • igo County Public Library, Lower Level, Terre Haute, IN
01 Oct 2014 6:00 PM • Vigo County Public Library - Room D
13 Oct 2014 6:30 PM • Children's Museum Auditorium, Terre Haute, IN
05 Nov 2014 6:00 PM • Vigo County Public Library - Room D
10 Nov 2014 6:30 PM • igo County Public Library, Lower Level, Terre Haute, IN

Upcoming Regional Events

01 Aug 2014 • Indianapolis Marriott East, Indianapolis, IN
27 Sep 2014 9:00 AM • Willard Library, 21 First Avenue, Evansville, IN 47710
27 Sep 2014 9:00 AM • Plainfield-Gulford Township Library, 1120 Stafford Rd, Plainfield, IN 46168

 

"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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