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.
"Before & After 1858: English & Welsh Wills and Death Records"
(Broadcast to VCPL site only)
Monday, June 13, 2016
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
VCPL Rooms A, B & C
Refreshments & Socializing 6:00 p.m.
Wills and probate records have been handled differently in England and Wales over the centuries. Prior to 1858, wills were probated in ecclesiastical courts. Parliament passed legislation that converted probate to a civil process beginning in 1858. This seminar discusses how to research wills and related records in both periods and where they can be located.
George G. Morgan is an internationally-recognized genealogy expert, author, and lecturer. He is the prolific author of twelve books and literally hundreds of magazine, journal, and online articles in the U.S., Canada, UK, Australia, and Singapore. He has held many offices within the Federation of Genealogical Societies, Florida State Genealogical Society and the Florida Genealogical Society (Tampa). He is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and more than a dozen societies in the U.S. and UK.
"Researching Techniques for 3 WVGS Counties - Parke, Sullivan and Clark"
The “Research Techniques" program highlighted the research tips, resources and genealogical holdings of these three distinct counties - Parke, Sullivan and Clark. The four knowledgeable presenters provided helpful guidance in researching your ancestors in these counties. Please see the attached handouts!
Marshall Public Library Brochure - mpl genealogy brochure.pdf
Clark County, Illinois Info - Clark County.pdf
Sullivan County Brochure -SullivanCountyResearchBrochure.pdf
Rockville Brochure - Rockville Geneology Brochure.pdf
Past handouts, audio and/or slide presentations now available through the "Member Only" Section.
(Note: Member "Log-In" is at the upper right hand side of the page. Enter your email address as registered with WVGS. Then use the password "wvgs2004" if this is your first visit to the member section.)
"From Jamestown to Lost Creek: A 200 Year Journey" by James Shepard - Handout and written version of presentation.
"An Introduction to Quaker Genealogy" by Thomas Hamm - Handout and audio presentation available.
Navigating Find A Grave: The Good & Bad of Online Memorials by(the WVGS Cemetery Committee - Both the handout and the slide presentations are now available in the "Member Only" section.