Welcome to the Wabash Valley  Genealogy Society Website! 

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


Proving Adoption

I Was Prepared


By Marlene Polster


Monday, April 8, 2019

    6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

   VCPL Rooms A, B & C

6:00 p.m. - Refreshments & Socializing

Doing genealogical research can be time consuming work—collecting family history, digging through library materials, sorting out your family history—all of these activities can sometimes be truly hard work.  For many, one of the hardest kinds of research occurs when there is an adoption in the family or when the researcher is the actual adoptee. With Indiana laws pertaining to adoption having changed on July 1, 2018, there is a heightened interest among the public in obtaining records relating to adoption.

Marlene’s research on her adopted father has run the full range from hearing about her father’s adoption to collecting all his papers.  In her presentation, Polster will explain how a family member can be prepared when seeking information about an adopted family member.  She will also go over the process that’s involved in actually obtaining records related to Indiana adoptees.

Marlene Polster is Vice President of the Indiana County Genealogist for Lake County. She is also a member of several other genealogical societies.  Marlene works part time at the Valparaso, IN Public Library.  She has been doing genealogical research since 1994 while speaking and teaching genealogy around Indiana since 2006.

Marlene has an engaging personality and a genuine enthusiasm for all things related to genealogy.  Her presentation promises to be interesting and informative.

Legacy User Group

and Computer Help

Vigo County Public Library

9:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. Computer Help Class & Legacy

1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Legacy (Session #1)

5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - Legacy (Session # 2)

Students should arrive 30 minutes early for set-up.

Legacy Family Tree is a family history computer program that makes it extremely easy to store your genealogical information.

Family trees containing millions of people that can be recorded, displayed and reported.  Legacy Family Tree keeps track of names, dates, places, events, notes, sources, pictures and sounds.  It presents them on screen in such an intuitive manner that you can easily see the big picture of your entire family.  It is easy to navigate through all your family links using the Family View and Pedigree View screens.  Adding and editing new individuals can be done at any time and in either view.  Moving from generation to generation is a breeze.  You can also create reports and books from your family genealogy.

Note: Classes are usually held in either Room A, B, C, D, or Special Collections of the Vigo County Public Library. Check upon arrival.

For more information contact Joy McPheeters (joymcpheeters@gmail.com).

Download and print your revised schedule below.

2019 Schedule

DNA Interest Group


     facilitated by

    Tim Phipps

 Saturday, March 23, 2019         

 Vigo County Public Library Room A, B & C

9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

The Wabash Valley Genealogy Society will offer three 2019 DNA Interest Group sessions on Saturday, March 23, July 13 & November 9, 2019.  The group is open to everyone who has tested or is thinking about testing their DNA as a means to further research their family's genealogy. Attend one or attend all. Please bring your DNA results or questions with you since these will be interactive discussion sessions. 

If you have any questions - please contact Tim Phipps at ptphipps@att.net.

As you go, take a copy of this flyer and post it.

KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS PROGRAM

Enroll or Renew for 2019

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

21 Mar 2019 9:30 AM • Vigo County Public Library, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, Indiana
23 Mar 2019 9:30 AM • Vigo County Public Library, Room A, B & C, Terre Haute, IN
26 Mar 2019 6:00 PM • Vigo County Public Library, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, IN
08 Apr 2019 6:30 PM • Vigo County Public Library, Rooms A, B & C, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, IN
11 Apr 2019 9:30 AM • Vigo County Public Library, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, Indiana
16 Apr 2019 9:30 AM • Vigo County Public Library, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, Indiana
02 May 2019 9:30 AM • Vigo County Public Library, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, Indiana
13 May 2019 6:30 PM • Vigo County Public Library, Rooms A, B & C, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, IN
16 May 2019 9:30 AM • Vigo County Public Library, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, Indiana


Upcoming Regional Events

06 Apr 2019 9:30 AM • Indianapolis Liederkranz 1417 E. Washington St., Indianapolis
13 Apr 2019 9:00 AM • Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
24 Apr 2019 4:30 PM • Indiana State Library, 315 W. Ohio St., Indianapolis
19 Jul 2019 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 9347

Terre Haute, Indiana 47808-9347

       

Society Email Address: wvgs@inwvgs.org

Society Phone Number: 812-230-0631  Please leave a message.

President: Wayne Langman     Email: sglwal@aol.com 

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


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