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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.

"Researching Techniques for 3 WVGS Counties - Putnam, Clay & Clark"

 by

Tony Barger, Pat Wilkinson & Dalanne Miller


Monday, February 13, 2017

    6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

  VCPL Rooms A, B & C

Refreshments & Socializing 6:00 p.m. 

The WVGS is made up of 10 counties, 7 in Indiana and 3 in Illinois. The “Research Techniques" program will highlight the research tips, resources and genealogical holdings of these three distinct counties - Putnam, Clay and Clark - focusing mainly on the libraries.   The knowledgeable presenters will provide helpful guidance in researching your ancestors in these counties. 

"Beginning Genealogy Classes - 2017" 

TUESDAYS- March 7, 14, 21, 28 –

April 4, 11,  2017

6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

VCPL Meeting Rooms – Lower Level

Doors Open at 5:30 p.m.

Cost for class & materials $25.00

(Free one year WVGS membership included)

Limited to 30 participants

What you'll learn -

- How to fill out genealogy charts

- How to record and organize information

- Where to find information to extend your family tree

- How to search online and in repositories

Who will be teaching the classes? Every week different WVGS members will be giving instruction in their areas of expertise.

Register ON LINE or download a REGISTRATION FORM and mail form and payment to -

Wabash Valley Genealogy Society

P.O. Box 9347

Terre Haute, IN 47808-9347

If you have any questions, please email wvgs@inwvgs.org or contact Pat Rogers at mrsgenealogy44@gmail or Dea Guerri at MARCIIphoto@aol.com.

“Beginning Legacy 

Genealogy Classes”

Tuesdays 

April 18, 25 – May 2, 9, 16, 23 2017

2:00 to 4:00 p.m. EST or

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. EST

Vigo County Public Library

Free Classes & Purchase USB Drive

When doing family history research, it is common to accumulate a large amount of information from a variety of sources.  The use of a computer software program to help organize this information can be very useful.

Starting on April 18, 2017 and running six consecutive Tuesdays, the Wabash Valley Genealogy Society (WVGS) will be offering a free beginners class using Legacy, a popular genealogy software program.  This class will involve six two hour class sessions on April 25, and May 2, 9, 16 and 23.  Participants have the option of an afternoon (2:00-4:00 pm EST) or an evening class (6:00-8:00 pm EST).  The classes will be held at the Vigo County Public Library in Terre Haute, IN.

Legacy is a family history computer program that makes it extremely easy to store your genealogical information.  Legacy keeps track of names, dates, places, events, notes, photographs and much more all in an intuitive manner that allows seeing the big picture of your entire family.  In addition, Legacy enables you to display your family data in a variety of attractive and easily understood formats.  Editing and adding new information is simple and understandable.

Individuals interested in participating in the class can register by submitting your name, home phone number, home address and e-mail address to Joy McPheeters at ejmmcpheeters@gmail.com or call 812-420-1121 Leave Message.  Class size is limited, so register now.

After registration, participants will be given additional instructions on preparation prior to the first class session.  While the classes are free, participants will need a USB Flash Drive to use in each class.

KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS PROGRAM

Enroll or Renew for 2017

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 (16833) 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 16833. 


"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, Sullivanand 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           

    

Upcoming WVGS Events

01 Mar 2017 6:00 PM • Vigo County Public Library, Room D, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, IN
02 Mar 2017 9:30 AM • Vigo County Public Library, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, Indiana
07 Mar 2017 6:00 PM • Vigo County Public Library, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, IN
13 Mar 2017 6:30 PM • Vigo County Public Library, Rooms A, B & C, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, IN
14 Mar 2017 6:00 PM • Vigo County Public Library, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, IN
16 Mar 2017 9:30 AM • Vigo County Public Library, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, Indiana
18 Mar 2017 9:30 AM • Vigo County Public Library, Room B & C, Terre Haute, IN
21 Mar 2017 6:00 PM • Vigo County Public Library, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, IN

Upcoming Regional Events

08 Apr 2017 9:00 AM • Indianapolis Public Library, Central Branch, 40 E. St. Clair Street, Indianapolis, Indiana
08 Apr 2017 9:00 AM • Indiana History Center, 450 W. Ohio Street, Indianapolis, Indiana
19 May 2017 7:00 PM • Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, 450 W. Ohio Street, Indianapolis, Indiana
07 Oct 2017 8:45 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

Society Phone Number: 812-264-1510   Please leave a message.

President: Tim Phipps     Email: ptphipps@att.net  

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


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