WVGS Events & Registrations

 

Upcoming events

    • 26 Mar 2014
    • 6:00 PM
    • 30 Apr 2014
    • 8:00 PM
    • Vigo County Public Library, Terre Haute, IN

    "Beginning Genealogy Classes"

    - Wednesdays - 

    March 26 – April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2014

    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 should take this course?

    - Anyone new to genealogy and family history research

    - Genealogy "dabblers" who need additional direction in order to advance their research

    - Researchers who want a refresher course in core research principals

    Who will be teaching the classes?

    Every week different WVGS members will be giving instruction in their areas of expertise.

    These individuals love genealogy research and want to share it with you!

     

    Registration and payment can be made on line or after completing the online registration a check can be mailed to -

    Wabash Valley Genealogy Society

    P.O. Box 9347

    Terre Haute, IN 47808-9347

    If you have any questions, please contact Linda Malooley at lmaloole@gmail.com or 812-238-2415 and leave a message.

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    • 03 May 2014
    • 9:15 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Vigo County Public Library - Rooms A, B & C

       "Understanding Y-DNA Test Results" Workshop     
     
    Presented by 
    Tim Phipps 
      Saturday, May 3, 2014
      9:15 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
    Doors open at 9:00 a.m.

      Rooms A, B & C
    Vigo County Public Library

    "Your Y-DNA test results are back: What does it mean? And what now?"

    In order to help Tim prepare for this workshop, please register on line and answer the registration questions as accurately as possible.

    Registration Questionnaire:

    1. Have you purchased a Y-DNA testing kit for yourself or a male relative?

    2. What DNA testing service / company did you use?

    3. How many (STR) markers did you test?

    4. Do you have your Y-DNA testing results (your STR marker values and your SNP Haplogroup)?

    5. Do you have any known matches between your Y-DNA results and other testers?

    6. Have you linked your results to a Y-DNA Surname Project?

    7. Are you wondering what to do next?


    Items to Bring to the Workshop:

    1. Bring print-outs of your Y-DNA test results: STR marker values; SNP Haplogroup; DNA Matches

    2. Bring your laptop computer (if you have one)

    3. Bring a print-out of the known paternal line pedigree for you or your tested male

    4. Bring whatever questions you have about DNA testing

    For any questions email Tim at - ptphipps@att.net


     
    • 06 May 2014
    • 6:00 PM
    • 10 Jun 2014
    • 8:00 PM
    • Vigo County Public Library, Computer Lab, Terre Haute, Indiana

    Legacy Beginners Classes


    Tuesdays - May 6, 13, 20, 27 &

    June 3, 10 2014

     

    Day Classes -2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Evening Classes - 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.


    VCPL - Computer Lab # 2

    Legacy Family Tree 8.0

    The Wabash Valley Genealogy Society is sponsoring two Legacy Family Tree Beginner Computer Classes at the Vigo County Public Library. 

    Classes will meet in Computer Lab #2, off the main lobby.  Seating is limited to 10 participants per class. Required Reservations are on a first come basis.

    Classes are free to the public for six consecutive Tuesdays, on May 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th and June 3rd and 10th.  Day class hours from 2:00 pm – 4:00 p.m. and the night class hours from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.  Doors open 30 minutes before class times.

    Legacy Family Tree is a computer program that records events of your family members past and present.  It will be taught in a Step-by-Step format that is simple enough for beginners.

    Download the Legacy Family Tree 8.0 Standard program.  Go to the Legacy Family Tree website:

    www.legacyfamilytree.com/downloadlegacy.asp.

    Please email ejmcpheeters@gmail.com or call (812) 420-1121 voice mail:  Give name, phone number, e-mail address and your class preference.





    • 07 May 2014
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Vigo County Public Library - Room D
    WVGS Board Meeting

    May 7, 2014
    6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 
    Vigo County Public Library
    Room D

    Members are always welcome!

     
    • 12 May 2014
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Vigo County Public Library - Rooms A, B & C - PUBLIC WELCOME. Doors Open at 6:00 p.m.


    "Jewish Heritage 

    in Indiana"

         presented by

         Jeannie Regan-Dinius

     

               Monday, May 12, 2014

              6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

           VCPL Rooms A, B & C

           Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

    When most people think of Jewish immigrants into Indiana, they think of middle to late 19th century or even 20th century eastern Europeans coming into the capital city.  A 2005 survey of those sites related to the impact that people of the Jewish faith had on Indiana shows a history are longer and widespread.  The first “wave” of Jewish immigrants began as early as the 1760s when Jewish traders settled in the territory.  These settlers were, in general, men who assimilated into the dominant Christian culture.  Other Jews came around statehood in 1816:  Vincennes had settlers by the mid-1820s; Rising Sun’s community was established in 1824; Terre Haute had settlers as early as 1827. 


    Jeannie Regan-Dinius, Director of Special initiatives with the Department of Natural Resources - Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology will discuss the longstanding and important part that Jews have played in the development of Indiana cities.  The state’s plans to update all National Register listings with the relevant history, update all National Register districts to describe any Jewish presence, and write new nominations for individual structures and districts.  Finally, the DHPA plans to collaborate with other state agencies to include this history in interpretation, packets for teachers, and educating all Hoosiers.


    Jeannie R. Regan-Dinius, Director of Special Initiatives, has a life-long interest in history, family history, and research.  She earned her Bachelors in Public History from Ball State University , where she studied also anthropology and American Studies.  She has her Masters in Urban Pl anning and Information Management/Library Science from Indiana University-Purdue Universityat Indianapolis with additional graduate course work in public history.

    Before coming to the State, she was the Executive Director of a 96-acre historic park in Huntington, IN. 

     She came to the state in 2000 to help work on the Underground Railroad research initiative.  She was given the additional responsibility of the Cemetery Registry, the Historic Theater Initiative, and public outreach.  

       


     

     

    • 04 Jun 2014
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Vigo County Public Library - Room D
    WVGS Board Meeting

    June 4, 2014
    6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 
    Vigo County Public Library
    Room D

    Members are always welcome!

     
    • 09 Jun 2014
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Vigo County Public Library, Lower Level, Terre Haute, IN
    "Backdooring the 1890 Census"

    by
    Marlene Polster

    Monday, June 9, 2014

              6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

           VCPL Rooms A, B & C

           Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

     

     

      Marlene Polster is a Genealogical Clerk for the Porter County, Library system in Valparaiso, IN.  Her position at the library included creating indexes and having them published, to place on the libraries shelves.  She was appointed by the Indiana Genealogical Society to hold the position of Lake County Genealogist 8 years ago. Marlene has been a member of IGS for 17 years and is a Co-chair the Indiana Genealogical Societies program of County Genealogist .  She is also the President of the Northwest Indiana Genealogical Society and as held various position on their board for the past 13 years. Some of this position has included working on many of NWIGS publishing projects. Marlene has indexed and co-published the St. John Evangical Lutheran Church Early Deaths 1851-1903.  She does some limited research for others while finding time for her own research as well.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    • 02 Jul 2014
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Vigo County Public Library - Room D
    WVGS Board Meeting

    July 2, 2014
    6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 
    Vigo County Public Library
    Room D

    Members are always welcome!

     
    • 14 Jul 2014
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • igo County Public Library, Lower Level, Terre Haute, IN
    "The Future of the Vigo County Historical Society"

    by
    Marylee Hagan


    WVGS 10th Anniversary Celebration

    Monday, July 14, 2014

              6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

           VCPL Rooms A, B & C

           Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

    • 06 Aug 2014
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Vigo County Public Library - Room D
    WVGS Board Meeting

    August 6, 2014
    6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 
    Vigo County Public Library
    Room D

    Members are always welcome!

     
    • 11 Aug 2014
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • igo County Public Library, Lower Level, Terre Haute, IN
    "Live Webinar"

    by

    George Morgan

    Monday, August 11, 2014

              6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

           VCPL Rooms A, B & C

           Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

    • 03 Sep 2014
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Vigo County Public Library - Room D
    WVGS Board Meeting

    September 3, 2014
    6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 
    Vigo County Public Library
    Room D

    Members are always welcome!

     
  • TBA

    • 10 Sep 2014
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • igo County Public Library, Lower Level, Terre Haute, IN
    "TBA"



    Wednesday,  September 10, 2014

              6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

           VCPL Rooms A, B & C

           Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

    • 01 Oct 2014
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Vigo County Public Library - Room D
    WVGS Board Meeting

    October 1, 2014
    6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 
    Vigo County Public Library
    Room D

    Members are always welcome!

     
    • 13 Oct 2014
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Children's Museum Auditorium, Terre Haute, IN
    "Prohibition is Here to Stay"
     
    by
     
    Jason Lantzer

     

    Monday, October 13, 2014

              6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

           Children's Museum Auditorium

           Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

     

    A native Hoosier, Jason Lantzer holds a BA (History & Political Science), MA (History) and Ph.D. (History) all from Indiana University. Much of his work looks at the intersection of Politics, Religion, and Law in American History. Jason's first book was on Prohibition (University of Notre Dame Press, 2009) and his second book was on American Mainline Christianity (New York University Press, 2012).
     

    • 05 Nov 2014
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Vigo County Public Library - Room D
    WVGS Board Meeting

    November 5, 2014
    6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 
    Vigo County Public Library
    Room D

    Members are always welcome!

     
    • 10 Nov 2014
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • igo County Public Library, Lower Level, Terre Haute, IN
    "A Case Study: 
    Are We There Yet?"

    by
    Harold Henderson

    Monday, November 10, 2014

              6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

           VCPL Rooms A, B & C

           Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

    • 03 Dec 2014
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Vigo County Public Library - Room D
    WVGS Board Meeting

    December 3, 2014
    6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 
    Vigo County Public Library
    Room D

    Members are always welcome!

     
    • 08 Dec 2014
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Vigo County Public Library - Lower Level, Terre Haute, IN - - MEMBERS ONLY - Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

    WVGS Annual Meeting

    and Holiday Social


    Monday, December 8, 2014

    VCPL Rooms A, B & C

    Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

     

Past events

14 Apr 2014 "Backing Up Your Genealogy Data" Live Webinar by Thomas MacEntee
02 Apr 2014 WVGS Board Meeting
22 Mar 2014 Carpool Trip - "Genealogy Online: Productive, Organized and Successful" by Cyndi Ingle
10 Mar 2014 "Researching Collateral Ancestors" by Terry D. Prall
05 Mar 2014 WVGS Board Meeting
24 Feb 2014 WVGS Board Meeting
10 Feb 2014 "Early Black Settlers in Vigo County" by Dee Reed
05 Feb 2014 WVGS Board Meeting
13 Jan 2014 "The Power of Family Stories" by Mike Lunsford
08 Jan 2014 WVGS Board Meeting
19 Dec 2013 Legacy Users Group Classes
19 Dec 2013 Legacy Users Group Classes
09 Dec 2013 WVGS Annual Meeting & Holiday Social - MEMBERS ONLY
04 Dec 2013 WVGS Board Meeting
21 Nov 2013 Legacy Users Group Classes
21 Nov 2013 Legacy Users Group Classes
05 Nov 2013 “Using Y-DNA to Enhance Genealogical Research” by Tim Phipps
30 Oct 2013 WVGS Board Meeting
17 Oct 2013 Legacy Users Group Classes
17 Oct 2013 Legacy Users Group Classes
14 Oct 2013 Education Forum - "7 Habits of Highly Effective Genealogists" by DearMYRTLE
02 Oct 2013 WVGS Board Meeting
21 Sep 2013 Carpool Trip - Clay County Genealogy Society Library
09 Sep 2013 "Capturing the Souls of Indiana - Celebration of Our Overlooked Cultural Heritage" by John Bower
04 Sep 2013 WVGS Board Meeting
21 Aug 2013 WVGS Allen County Bus Trip
12 Aug 2013 Education Forum - "From Cradle to Grave" Church Records
07 Aug 2013 WVGS Board Meeting
08 Jul 2013 "Brick Walls" by Carol Montrose
02 Jul 2013 WVGS Board Meeting
10 Jun 2013 "Is There an Indian Princess in Your Family? An Introduction to Native American Research"
18 May 2013 Day Seminar "On-Line Genealogy: Tracking Your Ancestors Through Cyberspace..."
13 May 2013 "DAR and SAR Membership Requirements" by LaVonne Waldren
27 Apr 2013 Carpool Trip - IGS Conference - Bloomington, IN
08 Apr 2013 "Using Maps in Your Research" by Monique Howell
23 Mar 2013 "Brick Wall Roundtable" moderated by WVGS Panel
20 Mar 2013 "Beginning Genealogy Classes
11 Mar 2013 "The Wabash River - It's Impact Through the Ages" - by Mike McCormick
11 Feb 2013 "Google for Genealogists" Live Webinar by Thomas MacEntee
14 Jan 2013 "Hidden Genealogical Treasures' by Jim Gilson
10 Dec 2012 WVGS Annual Meeting & Holiday Social
12 Nov 2012 "Land Ownership Search: Admire Acres"
08 Oct 2012 "7 Habits of Highly Effective Genealogists" by DearMYRTLE
17 Sep 2012 WVGS Volunteer Appreciation Picnic
10 Sep 2012 "What To Do With Your Records After Your Demise"
13 Aug 2012 "Researching Your Home's History"
07 Aug 2012 Legacy Computerized Genealogy Course
09 Jul 2012 "Early Knox County, Indiana, Court Records: Civil, Criminal and Probate"
11 Jun 2012 "Learning the 1940 Census"
02 Jun 2012 "The Montgomery, Parke County and Fountain Couty Indiana GENWEB Pages"
14 May 2012 "A Grave Matter in Indiana"
05 May 2012 Cemetery Preservation Workshop
09 Apr 2012 Dating Photographs through Clothing of Men and Children
03 Apr 2012 Legacy Computerized Genealogy Course
31 Mar 2012 Private Tour of Special Collections at ISU Cunningham Memorial Library
28 Mar 2012 "Beginning Genealogy Classes"
12 Mar 2012 "Dying to Help Out, Too"
13 Feb 2012 WVGS Education Forum - Brick Wall Hurdling
09 Jan 2012 "Family History in the Civil War Era"
12 Dec 2011 WVGS Annual Meeting & Holiday Social
14 Nov 2011 "Area Native Americans During the War of 1812 Era"
09 Nov 2011 Kentucky Three Day Research Trip
10 Oct 2011 "The Miner - Searches, History and Stories"
08 Oct 2011 Cemetery Preservation Workshop
29 Sep 2011 Indiana State Library Research Trip
12 Sep 2011 "The Underground Railroad in Indiana"
08 Aug 2011 "Preserving Your Records using a Digital Camera and Scanner"
 

 

"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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