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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.

"Czech and Slovak Research"
 presentation by
   

Mike Kukral

Monday, 

September 14, 2015

    

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

   VCPL Rooms A, B & C

 6:00 p.m. - Refreshments & Socializing

In the presentation Mike Kukral will be stressing that knowing Geography and the changing Geography of the Hapsburg Empire is key to successful Czech and Slovak genealogical research. Mike will discuss the ever changing boundaries and how those affects your research. He will also discuss some of the sites that he has discovered in his own family research in finding clues to information needed.  His handouts will include maps and research sites to aid you in your own research.

Mike Kukral graduated from Ohio University with degrees in Geography, Environmental Science and Political Science.  Kukral received his Doctorate in Geography at the University of Kentucky. He is currently a Geography Professor at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

He was a Fulbright Scholar in Revolutionary Prague in 1998-90 and is a specialist in Czech Studies and Czech and Slovak genealogical research. Mike is a member of the Czech and Slovak Genealogical Society in Minnesota and the Secretary-General of the Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Science.

Mike has written several books and articles, some among which are Fundamentals of the Human Mosaic; The Human Mosaic Student Study Guide; Prague 1989: Theatre of Revolution; and Czech Settlements in 19th Century Cleveland, Ohio: an article from: East European Quarterly.  In 2010 his account of the Velvet Revolution was published in the Czech Reader: History, Culture, PoliticsHe has given 10 talks for OLLI at ISU and to the Vigo County Historical Society. 

Besides adventure travel, exploring the coast of Oregon or taking students to Kenya, Africa, Kukral is an authority on player piano restoration and their music and history, particularly the Welte-Mignon Reproducing Piano. He is an accomplished pianist and has some 1000 piano rolls in his collection as well as at east six different types of player pianos.

In the 1980's he appeared as an extra in the holiday classic A Christmas Story. Mike appears in the crowd outside when the main character's father receives the "Leg Lamp" award and puts it in the front window.

WVGS 2016

Allen County Bus Trip

    Visit the 

Allen County Public Library

 

and / or

Attend the IGS Conference


Thursday, April 14 @ 6:30 am to  Saturday, April 16th @ 10:00 pm - 2016 (IGS Conference - Sat, April 16, 2016)

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

Register now - Pay Later.

Bus Fee: @ $85.00 each for a 38 passenger bus (based on number of passengers)

Hotel Rate: @$104.00 plus tax per night - maximum 4 people per room

Deposit: A deposit of $40.00 must be made by December 14, 2015 to guarantee your spot on the bus.

An Introduction to                Quaker Genealogy"
presentation by Thomas Hamm

Thomas Hamm will present "An Introduction to Quaker Genealogical Research." It will include a brief overview of Quaker history; an examination of the types of records that Quakers have kept since the 1650s; and guidance on how to go about accessing and using them--in original forms, in print, and on-line.

 

Handout and audio presentation 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.)

The Wabash Valley Genealogy Society

THANKS our SPONSORS

2015 IGS Annual Meeting and Conference

 

Gold Family Tree Sponsor Level
 Management Associated Results Company

 Silver Family Tree Sponsor Level
DeBaun Funeral Homes & Crematory, Greiner Funeral Home & Crematory Service 

Bronze Family Tree Sponsor Level - Baesler Market, First Financial Bank, Frist Funeral Home

                                                                                          

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

                     Part 1 - Link here              Part 2 - Link here
 




Upcoming WVGS Events

02 Sep 2015 6:00 PM • Vigo County Public Library - Conference Room - 2nd Floor
14 Sep 2015 6:30 PM • Vigo County Public Library, Rooms A, B & C, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, IN
07 Oct 2015 6:00 PM • Vigo County Public Library - Conference Room - 2nd Floor
12 Oct 2015 6:30 PM • Vigo County Public Library, Rooms A, B & C, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, IN
04 Nov 2015 6:00 PM • Vigo County Public Library - Conference Room - 2nd Floor
09 Nov 2015 6:30 PM • Vigo County Public Library, Rooms A, B & C, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, IN
15 Nov 2015 1:30 PM • Veterans Memorial Museum of Terre Haute, 1129 Wabash Avenue, Terre Haute, IN
21 Nov 2015 10:00 AM • Vigo County Public Library, Room C, Terre Haute, IN

Upcoming Regional Events

10 Sep 2015 7:00 PM • Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, 450 West Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN
11 Sep 2015 10:00 AM • Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, 450 West Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN
19 Sep 2015 9:00 AM • Willard Library, 21 First Avenue, Evansville, IN 47710
26 Sep 2015 10:00 AM • Vigo County Conservation Club, 10382 Grotto Road, Terre Haute, IN
03 Oct 2015 9:00 AM • Indiana History Center
16 Oct 2015 9:00 AM • Fort Branch
24 Oct 2015 9:00 AM • Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN
18 Nov 2015 4:30 PM • Indiana State Library, 315 West Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN
16 Apr 2016 9:00 AM • Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana

 

"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: Tim Phipps     Email: ptphipps@att.net  

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


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