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.


"Wabash Valley 
Funeral Home History: 
Past, Present & Future"

         by Gary Greiner   

If you missed the September 10th presentation due to the threatening weather or another commitment - you can now listen to Gary's very interesting and entertaining lecture on the Wabash Valley Genealogy Society's YouTube channel. Both parts together last for approximately one hour and fifteen minutes. Just click on the link below - learn and enjoy!

Note: This is our first attempt at recording our presentations.  Please be patient - the quality will improve with practice.


 Gary Greiner has been a licensed Funeral Director since 1991 and is a graduate of Mid America College of Mortuary Science. Gary is a board member of the Vigo County Historical Society, Terre Haute Children's Choir and Twelve Points Greater Northside Association. He is a former board member and Vice President of Community Theatre of Terre Haute, American Cancer Society and former Executive Director of the Miss Indiana Scholarship Program. 

      Special Announcement

PBS presents

Finding Your Roots

with Henry Louis Gates

Tuesday, September 23rd - Tuesday, November 25th

Tuesdays - 8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time


Per the PBS website "Joining Gates in this new season of Finding Your Roots will be a diverse group of 29 guests, including Oscar winner Ben Affleck, award winning journalist Anderson Cooper, tennis great Billie Jean King, legendary author Stephen King, multi-platinum selling rapper Nas, and many others. With these guests and others, Gates continues his quest to understand our collective American identity, bringing to life the family histories of African American, Asian, Chinese, Greek, Indian, Italian, Jewish and Latin American guests alike.  Over 10 episodes the series will reveal rich family stories, tracing back to the subjects’ ancestors arrival on America’s shores, and beyond: deep into the history of their countries of origin. Each hour will highlight three guests bound together by an intimate, sometimes hidden link, as Gates treks through layers of ancestral history, uncovers secrets and surprises of their family trees ad shares life-altering discoveries. "



 Who Do You Think You Are?

These episodes can know be found at tlc.com.

                         Episode 1 - Cynthia Nixon
Episode 2 - Jesse Tyler Ferguson   
  Episode 3 - Rachael McAdams           
        Episode 4 - Valerie Bertinelli                    
                         Episode 5 - Kelsey Grammer
                         Episode 6 - Lauren Graham
"Where Am I From?
Genealogy Series
presented by
Julie Hendricks
GDL -Good Day Live - WTWO
Part 1 - Link

Upcoming WVGS Events

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
03 Dec 2014 6:00 PM • Vigo County Public Library - Room D
08 Dec 2014 6:30 PM • Vigo County Public Library - Lower Level, Terre Haute, IN - - MEMBERS ONLY - Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
18 Mar 2015 6:00 PM • Vigo County Public Library, Terre Haute, IN

Upcoming Regional Events

18 Sep 2014 12:15 PM • Vigo County Public Library, One Library Square, Terre Haute, IN
18 Sep 2014 7:00 PM • Vigo County Public Library, One Library Square, Terre Haute, IN
27 Sep 2014 9:00 AM • The Athenaeum, 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
27 Sep 2014 2:00 PM • Hoosier Aviation Hangar, Terre Haute, IN
11 Oct 2014 9:00 AM • Indiana History Center, 450 West Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN
18 Oct 2014 8:30 AM • Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, 500 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN
28 Oct 2014 10:00 AM • Computer or Tablet


"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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