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.

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  Indiana Genealogical Society

Annual Meeting and Conference

Featuring The Legal Genealogist

Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL 

Saturday, April 25, 2015

University Hall, Indiana State University

401 N. 7th Street, Terre Haute, IN 

Registration Fee:

       IGS Members - $35.00             Non-Members - $45.00             Dead line for pre-registration is Tuesday, April 21, 2015.

At the Door Fee -  $50.00

For more information and registration - please visit this website www.indgensoc.org/conference.php

The featured speaker will be Judy G. Russell of The Legal Genealogist.  Russell holds a law degree from Rutgers and credentials as a Certified Genealogist and Genealogical Lecturer from the Board of Certification of Genealogists.

Russell started the The Legal Genealogist website legalgenealogist.com in part to help people understand the often arcane and even impenetrable legal concepts and terminology that are important to those studying family history.
             

Sessions presented by Russell on Saturday, April 25 include:  “Your First Trip to the Courthouse”; “Disabled or Deceased in the Line of Duty: Military Pensions and the Civil War”; “Staying Out of Trouble: The Rights and Responsibilities of Today’s Genealogists”; and “Rogues, Rascals and Rapscallions: The Family Black Sheep”.

Other local presenters will provide sessions on: The Settlement of Vigo County; The Wabash Valley Visions and Voices, a collection of area images, audio histories and artifacts; and DNA, its applicability to genealogy and family history research.
             

Preceding the Saturday event a Society Management Seminar will be held on Friday, April 24 in the Vigo County Public Library.  The Friday event will provide tips and ideas on to improve local genealogy societies.  This session is free for officers of IGS chapters and $5.00 for everyone else. For more information visit - http://www.indgensoc.org/seminar.php.

On-site breakfast and lunch meal service will be available at Jazzman's by Sodexo.  Service hours will be between 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.  Please click on Jazzman's Menu for menu selections and Jazzman's Beverages for beverage choices.

For additional Information - click on -

Terre Haute Hotels

Floor Plan University Hall - ISU

Watch WVGS President Tim Phipps' interview on WTHI.


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            Beginning Legacy              

Genealogy Classes”

Wednesdays – April 22, 29 – May 6, 13, 20, 27

2:00 to 4:00 p.m. & 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Vigo County Public Library

Computer Room #2

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

 

Family trees containing millions of people can be recorded, displayed and reported.  Legacy keeps track of names, alternate names, dates, places, events, notes, sources, pictures and sounds and 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. Moving from generation to generation is a breeze.  Adding new individuals and marriages can be done at any time and in either view.  Editing and adding new information is simple and understandable.

 

For more information and registration regarding the Beginning Legacy Genealogy Classes view under "Upcoming WVGS Events."

 

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   Graduates of the 
2015 Beginning Genealogy Class

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Special Announcements
         

 

"Who Do You Think You Are?" starting Sunday, March 8 at 10/9c on TLC. The final episode for this season will air on April 26th. Celebrities featured this season include - 

 Julie Chen, Josh Groban, Angie Harmon, Sean Hayes, Tony Goldwyn

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  • April 12          America Ferrera
  • April 19          Bill Paxton
  • April 26          Melissa Etheridge                                         
  TLC Preview              

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     "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
04 May 2015 1:30 PM • Vigo County Public Library, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, IN
06 May 2015 6:00 PM • Vigo County Public Library - Room D
11 May 2015 6:30 PM • Vigo County Public Library, Lower Level, 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
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

Upcoming Regional Events

24 Apr 2015 9:00 AM • Vigo County Public Library, Room A, B & C, One Library Square, Terre Haute, IN
24 Apr 2015 6:00 PM • Special Collections, Vigo County Public Library, One Library Square, Terre Haute, IN
25 Apr 2015 9:00 AM • University Hall, Indiana State University, 401 N. 7th St., Terre Haute, IN
29 Apr 2015 4:30 PM • Indiana State Library, 315 West Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN
01 May 2015 6:00 PM • Vigo County Public Library, Rooms A, B & C, One Library Square, Terre Haute, Indiana
08 May 2015 • Columbus, Ohio
16 May 2015 10:00 AM • Indiana History Center, 450 West Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN
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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