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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.


West Terre Haute History and Research

"wthhistory:

The Rise and Decline of a Small Town"

    by

Tim Crumrin

 

Monday, June 8, 2015

    6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

   VCPL Rooms A, B & C

   6:00 p.m. - Refreshments & Socializing

This presentation will cover the history of West Terre Haute as well as the discovery process.  Mr. Crumrin used in researching the West Terre Haute area and its families. 

Mr. Crumrin served 25 years as historian and director at Conner Prairie Museum,  retiring in 2014 to open his own consulting firm.   From 1992-1996 he was Adjunct Professor of History at St. Mary-of-the-Woods College.  He holds an BA (Summa Cum Laude) in European History and a Masters in American History from Indiana State University.  He has written or edited over 35 scholarly publications and made numerous presentations at conferences sponsored by the Organization of American Historians and the Indiana Historical Society, among others. In addition to winning two national awards of merit from the American Association of State and Local History, he received a national Telly award as writer and director of the PBS documentary, Harvesting the Past.

In 2014 received the prestigious Eli Lilly Lifetime Achievement in Indiana History Award. 

He is President and Principle Consultant of the Historiker Consulting Group, a historical consulting firm dedicated to telling the STORY of history.

Visit Mr. Crumrin's blog here.

“The Write Stuff: Using Nonfiction Writing Techniques to Write a Better Family History"

                   
  Lisa Alzo
 
A link to the video of Lisa's presentation and handout can be found in the "Member Only" section of the WVGS website.
 
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"Read All About It: Accessing Digitized Indiana Newspaper Archives"

           Suzanne Hahn             

For those WVGS members who were unable to         attend this lecture - the handouts are in the "Member-Only" section of the website.   

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

22 Apr 2015 • Vigo County Public Library, Computer Room #2, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, IN
03 Jun 2015 6:00 PM • Vigo County Public Library - Room D
08 Jun 2015 6:30 PM • Vigo County Public Library, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, IN
01 Jul 2015 6:00 PM • Vigo County Public Library - Room D
13 Jul 2015 6:30 PM • Vigo County Public Library, Lower Level, Terre Haute, IN
18 Jul 2015 10:00 AM • Vigo County Public Library, Room C, Terre Haute, IN
25 Jul 2015 10:00 AM • Vigo County Public Library, Rooms A, B & C, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, IN
05 Aug 2015 6:00 PM • Vigo County Public Library - Room D

Upcoming Regional Events

20 Jun 2015 • Indiana History Center, 450 West Ohio Street, Indianapolis, Indiana
22 Jun 2015 7:00 PM • Vigo County Public Library, Computer Lab 2, One Library Square, Terre Haute, Indiana
16 Jul 2015 9:30 AM • Indiana History Center, 450 West Ohio Street, Indianapolis, Indiana
15 Aug 2015 10:00 AM • Indiana History Center, 450 West Ohio Street, Indianapolis, Indiana
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
15 Jul 2016 • Marriott East, Indianapolis, IN

 

"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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