Upcoming Regional Events

Upcoming events

20 Feb 2016 9:30 AM (EST) • Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, Indianapolis, Indiana
23 Feb 2016 1:00 PM (EST) • Vigo County Public Library, Room B, Terre Haute, IN
02 Mar 2016 6:00 PM (EST) • Vigo County Public Library - Room D
09 Mar 2016 6:00 PM (EST) • Vigo County Public Library, One Library Square, Terre Haute, IN
14 Mar 2016 6:30 PM (EDT) • Vigo County Public Library, Rooms A, B & C, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, IN
19 Mar 2016 9:30 AM (EDT) • Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, Indianapolis, Indiana
19 Mar 2016 10:00 AM (EDT) • St. Joseph County Public Library, 304 S Main St, South Bend, IN 46601
22 Mar 2016 1:00 PM (EDT) • Vigo County Public Library, Room B, Terre Haute, IN
 

Upcoming events

    • 20 Feb 2016
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, Indianapolis, Indiana

    You Only Have a Death Announcement,
    Now What?


    Eugene and Marilyn Glick
    Indiana History Center
    Saturday, February 20, 2016
    10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
    (check-in begins at 9:30 a.m.)
    Guest $10, IHS members $8

    This presentation will ask attendees to put on their “CSI” hat and utilize their “detective” skills to solve a genealogical research problem when very little information is known.  Starting with a death announcement, we will look at the methodology of creating a series of questions that need answers in order to bring the subject of the death announcement to life.  Using the clues found in the death announcement along with a small amount of oral history, we will identify and determine the records needed to solve the unknown.  The importance of carefully analyzing documents, determining where to find them and understanding how one record can lead to another will be emphasized.

    Deborah A. Abbott, Ph.D., is a genealogist specializing in African American research, genealogical methodology and manuscript collections.  She is an adjunct faculty member at the Institute of Genealogy & Historical Research (IGHR) at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) andthe Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRP).  She currently serves as a Trustee on the Board of the Ohio Genealogical Society and is an associate with the Kentucky-Tennessee Associates based in Springfield, TN.Dr. Abbott is past president of the African American Genealogical Society and a retired professor of Counseling from Cuyahoga Community College.  She holds the Bachelor of Science and Masters of Education degrees both from Tuskegee University in Alabama and the Ph.D. degree from Kent State University.  

    $10; members $8. Includes parking and admission to the Indiana Experience that day.

    This class is eligible for 2 general LEUs

    Register online at www.indianahistory.org or call (317) 232-1882 for more information


    • 19 Mar 2016
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, Indianapolis, Indiana

    What did you do in the War, Daddy?

    Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center

    Saturday, March 19, 2016
    10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
    (check-in begins at 9:30 a.m.)
    Guest $10, IHS members $8


    Join the Director of Manuscripts and Visual Collections at the Indiana Historical Society, Paul Brockman, for an interactive workshop designed to help the researcher who has ancestors who were in the military. This workshop will help you to fully explore and maximize the clues you have to tap into information available on your military ancestors. Researching military records often poses difficulties since records are located in many different repositories. Learn how to overcome many common obstacles related to the military research by using computer techniques to trace your ancestors military records.


    Paul Brockman is the Director of Manuscripts and Visual Collections at the Indiana Historical Society. He began his career at the Indiana Historical Society shortly after graduating with his Master of Arts in European History in 1978.  He has published many articles in Traces of Indiana and Midwestern History.  He was the co-author of A Guide to Manuscript Collections in the Indiana Historical Society and the Indiana State Library  He was the editor of the Indiana German Heritage Society Newsletter and a member of their board. He is an invaluable part of the Indiana Historical Society.  

    Includes parking and admission to the Indiana Experience that day.

    This class is eligible for 2 general LEUs

    Visit www.indianahistory.org or call (317) 232-1882 for more information.


    • 19 Mar 2016
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • St. Joseph County Public Library, 304 S Main St, South Bend, IN 46601

    South Bend Area Genealogical Society 

    Annual Spring Conference

    Saturday, March 19, 2016
    10:00 am
    St. Joseph County Public Library
    304 S Main St, 
    South Bend, IN 46601

       

    "Which Way Did She Go? Finding Those Elusive Maiden Names"

    by Katherine R. Willson


     

     "Children: Orphans, Vagrants, Delinquents, Half-Orphans, Dependents, Surrendered, Adopted"

    by Jeanne Larzalere Bloom, CG

    For more information and flyer click 18th Annual Spring Conference_Working Copy.pdf

    For information on the South Bend Area Genealogical Society visit their website at www.sbags.org.

    • 22 Mar 2016
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, Indianapolis, Indiana

    Pioneer Indiana

    Eugene and Marilyn Glick
    Indiana History Center


    Tuesday, March 22, 2016
    6:30 p.m. to 8:83 p.m.
    (check-in begins at 6:00 p.m.)
    Guest $10, IHS members $8

    Pioneer Indiana

    March 22, 2016

    Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center
    Day Classroom

    Do you have ancestors who were Indiana pioneers or have an interest in the Indiana Pioneer Period? Join Andrew Olson to discover the influences for migration to Indiana, see how the movement of Native American s from the area opened land for settlement, and why migrants moved from Kentucky to Indiana. Olson will use his own family as a case study for this program. He will cover methodology and provide useful tips for researching the pioneer era.

    $10; $8 members. Includes parking and admission to the Indiana Experience.

    This class is eligible for 2 general LEUs.

    Register online at www.indianahistory.org or                  call (317) 232-1882 for more information.


    • 02 Apr 2016
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, Indianapolis, Indiana

    Indiana Genealogy: The Crossroads to America

    Eugene and Marilyn Glick
    Indiana History Center


    Saturday, April 2, 2016
    10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
    (check-in begins at 9:30 a.m.)
    Guest $10, IHS members $8


    This presentation is for those seeking Indiana ancestors or family members who may have migrated through the state on their way further west. The methods and sources for discovering your Hoosier roots will be explained and will include a demonstration of the online resources available for anyone seeking Indiana family history.

    The speaker for this program is Melissa Tennant, who co-coordinates programs and seminars at the Genealogy Center at the Allen County Fort Wayne Public Library. She has presented at the Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference, Indiana Genealogical Society Conference and the Southern California Genealogy Jamboree.


    $10; members $8. Includes parking and admission to the Indiana Experience that day.

    This class is eligible for 2 general LEUs

    Register online at www.indianahistory.org or call (317) 232-1882 for more information


    • 16 Apr 2016
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana

    Indiana Genealogical Society

    Annual Meeting and Conference

    Saturday, April 16, 2016

    Allen County Public Library

    Fort Wayne, Indiana

    Save the Date!

    Mark Your Calendar!


    IGS Conference: 

    This year is a special bicentennial conference with two national speakers presenting a total of eight terrific programs.


    Jeanne Larzalere Bloom, CG is a professional researcher who helps the U.S. Army identify next-of-kin for missing soldiers from World War II on. 


    Her topics will be:

    •Miracles, Mysteries & Mayhem: Online Family Trees
    •The Art of Negative-Space Research: Women
    •You're Not in Kansas Anymore: Essential Resources for Urban-Area Research
    •Bringing Life to Our Ancestors: Manuscript Collections


    Jen Baldwin is the Outreach Manager US/Canada for Findmypast. 


    Her topics will be:

    •Being More Than Social on Social Media
    •Paperless Genealogy
    •Preserving Your Personal Archives
    •Go Back to School: Utilizing University Resources
    Jen Baldwin's sessions are being sponsored by the Allen County Genealogical Society of Indiana.


    Mark your calendars now to attend this spring, and check the Indiana Genealogical Society's website early in the New Year to register. www.IndGenSoc.org

                           

    • 08 Jun 2016
    • 10:00 AM - 8:30 PM
    • Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana

    Day With John Philip Colletta

    photo of John Philip Colletta

    Wednesdy, June 8, 2016
        10:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

       Allen County Public Library

    Fort Wayne, Indiana 

       

    The Allen County Genealogical Society of Indiana and The Genealogy Center will present a day with popular genealogy lecturer John Philip Colletta on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne.

    Colletta will present sessions on:

    • Breaking Through Brick Walls: Use Your HEAD
    • U.S. Naturalization Records, 1790-1930: Sources and Strategies
    • Passenger Arrival Records: Colonial Times to Mid-20th Century
    • The Keepers of the Records and I: Tales of Accessing Historical Sources [evening banquet session

      For information and registration click HERE.

    • 15 Jul 2016
    • 16 Jul 2016
    • Marriott East, Indianapolis, IN

    Midwestern Roots 2016

    July 15 and 16, 2016

    Indianapolis at the Marriott East.

    Pre-conference events July 14, 2016

    Midwestern Roots 2016 features more than 30 sessions by nationally known speakers including Cece Moore, The Genetic Genealogist, from Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. andGenealogy Roadshow.  

    Most of the sessions will focus on using ever-changing and emerging technology and sources online. Other sessions will cover DNA, methodology, using traditional sources, and legal genealogy.

    Pre-Conference activities will include a workshop for people who work or volunteer in genealogy collections, hands-on computer labs, writing sessions, and the day will end with an evening program.

     

    Watch for more information HERE.

     Follow@IndianaHistory on Twitter and stay up-to-date on Midwestern Roots with the hashtags #MWR16 and #YourStory

    • 31 Aug 2016
    • 03 Sep 2016
    • Springfield, IL

     Federation of Genealogy Societies
    2016 Conference
     
    Springfield, IL
    August 31 - September 3, 2016
     
    Mark Your Calendar!
     
     

     

Past events

18 Nov 2015 Night Owl Event with Ask an Expert
17 Nov 2015 "Vincennes History You Don't Know" by Brian Spangle
17 Nov 2015 "On This Day in Terre Haute History" with Dorothy Jerse
09 Nov 2015 "Night of Broken Glass: Remembering the Holocaust"
05 Nov 2015 Genealogy & Local History Workshop
24 Oct 2015 Indiana Genealogy & Local History Fair with Judy Russell
16 Oct 2015 Genealogy Seminar - Fort Branch Public Library
03 Oct 2015 Conference of the Genealogical Society of Marion County
02 Oct 2015 Landmark Look: The Deming
26 Sep 2015 20th Annual Gathering of the People Powwow - Steve Witt Memorial
19 Sep 2015 "Tree Tops" (Genealogy)
11 Sep 2015 "A Day With Josh Taylor"
10 Sep 2015 "Family History in Popular Culture with Josh Taylor"
15 Aug 2015 "German Heritage Day"
16 Jul 2015 "Indiana Jewish Historical Society Family History Research Day"
22 Jun 2015 "The New Heritage Quest Online Database "
16 May 2015 "Court Houses and Cemeteries, Oh My!" by Betty Warren
14 May 2015 Parke County Historical Society Annual Meeting "Indiana Cemeteries - What You Need to Know!"
13 May 2015 The National Genealogical Society 2015 Family History Conference
01 May 2015 "John E. Wilkins, Ready and Able: A Hoosier's Civil War" by Mark Meyer
29 Apr 2015 Night Owl Event with Ask an Expert
25 Apr 2015 Indiana Genealogical Society Annual Meeting and Conference
24 Apr 2015 "Research Lock-In"
24 Apr 2015 IGS Society Management Seminar
18 Apr 2015 Palatines to America 2015 Spring Meeting
16 Apr 2015 "150-Year Anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln" presented by Chuck Hand
11 Apr 2015 "Preserving Family Documents and Photographs"
08 Apr 2015 2015 Ohio Genealogical Society Conference
21 Mar 2015 "Women, Tragedies, Oral History and Eastern European Research Have What in Common?"
21 Mar 2015 17th Annual Michiana Genealogy Fair - South Bend Areas Genealogy Society
21 Feb 2015 Willard Libray "Genealogy Kick-Off"
11 Feb 2015 FGS Conference 2015
02 Nov 2014 "Digging For Your Roots" Family History Fair
28 Oct 2014 National Archives Virtual Genealogy Fair
18 Oct 2014 Indiana African American Genealogy Group - 2014 Genealogy and History Conference
11 Oct 2014 19th Annual Central Indiana Genealogy Conference
27 Sep 2014 USO Tribute Celebration For The Vigo County Historical Museum
27 Sep 2014 Genealogy Day with Dr. John Phillip Coletta
27 Sep 2014 "Tree Roots 2014"
27 Sep 2014 Indiana Chapter of Palatines to America Fall Meeting
18 Sep 2014 Storytelling Workshop - Historic Storytelling
18 Sep 2014 VCPL Brown Bag: Spirit Keeper - The Native American Experience in the 18th Century
20 Aug 2014 "Genealogy For Night Owls" at the Indiana State Library
01 Aug 2014 Midwestern Roots 2014: Family History and Genealogy Conference
17 Jun 2014 Association for Graveyard Studies - National Conference
30 May 2014 Cemetery Preservation Workshop
17 May 2014 Deconstructing Your Family Tree: Re-evaluating the "Evidence"
26 Apr 2014 Genealogy Research Trips: The Good, Bad and the Ugly!" by Ann Wells
26 Apr 2014 Indiana Chapter Palatines to America Spring Workshop
22 Apr 2014 10th Anniversary - Wabash Valley Visions and Vioces
05 Apr 2014 Webinar - "Descendancy Research" - Southern California Genealogical Society
05 Apr 2014 Indiana State Genealogy Society's Annual Conference
03 Apr 2014 Webinar - "Family Tree DNA Results Explained: mtDNA Matching & Genealogy"
22 Mar 2014 "Genealogy Online: Productive, Organized and Successful" by Cyndi Ingle, creator of Cyndi's List
11 Mar 2014 "Going Nuclear: DNA Discoveries to Trace All Line of Descent" by Debbie Parker Wayne
11 Feb 2014 "Printed Legends and Missing Footnotes: Dissecting 19th and 20th Century Compiled Genealogies" by D. Joshua Taylor
06 Feb 2014 RootsTech 2014 Live Streaming
01 Feb 2014 "Using the Indianapolis Recorder and the Freeman Newspapers, 1890 - 1930"
14 Jan 2014 "7 Habits of Highly Frugal Genealogists" by Thomas MacEntee
10 Dec 2013 "Miracles, Mysteries & Mayhem: Online Family Trees"
16 Nov 2013 "Photo Research and Preservation" Genealogical Society of Marion County Conference
14 Nov 2013 "Technology for Genealogists"
30 Oct 2013 "Using Court Records to Tell the Story of our Ancestors' Lives" by Judy G. Russell
23 Oct 2013 "Using Church Records to Identify Ancestors" by Mary Hill
22 Oct 2013 Heritage Quest Class
21 Oct 2013 "Mondays with Myrt - Hangouts on Air"
19 Oct 2013 Webinar - "Timelines and Chronologies - Secrets of Sucess"
19 Oct 2013 Putting the Pieces Together: 2013 Conference of the Indiana African American Genealogy Group
17 Oct 2013 Webinar - "Zap the Grandma Gap: The Ten Best Ideas to Bridge the Generation Gap From Your Ancestors to the Coming Generation."
16 Oct 2013 "Get the Scoop on Your Ancestors with Newspapers" by Lisa Louise Cooke
08 Oct 2013 "Up In Smoke!! What To Do When the Courthouse Burns"
24 Sep 2013 "Rest in Peace: Archaeology and Cemetery Relocations"
23 Sep 2013 "Genealogy Roadshow...It's all relatives."
21 Sep 2013 "Advanced Genealogy Resources, Methods and Skills"
14 Sep 2013 "Making Sense of DNA: How it Can Assist Genealogical Research."
10 Sep 2013 Webinar - "To the Honorable, the General Assembly - The Treasure Trove in Legislative Petitions"
07 Sep 2013 Webinar - "Sidestep Genealogy" - Southern California Genealogical Society
04 Sep 2013 Webinar: "Getting the Most from Your Records: Putting Them Through the Wringer!"
03 Sep 2013 National Archives Virtual Genealogy Fair
28 Aug 2013 Webinar: "Colonial Immigrants: Who They Were and Where They Came From"
21 Aug 2013 FGS 2013 Conference
02 Aug 2013 Webinar - "Direct Your Research with City Directories"
23 Jul 2013 Who Do You Think You Are?
06 Jul 2013 Webinar - "Transform your Note-Taking and Remember Everything with Evernote"
22 Jun 2013 Timelines
11 Jun 2013 Webinar - The Research Calendar: A Resource You Cannot Live Without
05 Jun 2013 Genealogy for Night Owls
25 May 2013 "Spirit of Vincennes Rendezvous" (Living History Event)
27 Apr 2013 IGS 2013 Annual Conference
23 Mar 2013 Irish and Scot-Irish Family Research Seminar
17 Nov 2012 2012 Conference of the Genealogical Society of Marion County
27 Oct 2012 Indiana Genealogy & Local History Fair
06 Oct 2012 Amish and Mennonite Research: The Forgotten Swiss Germans
29 Sep 2012 A Night at the Museum in Brazil
29 Sep 2012 Fall Workshop - Indiana Chapter of Palatines to America
15 Sep 2012 Discharged: Researching Civil War Veterans After the War
15 Sep 2012 Answering the Call: Researching Civil War Soldiers Before and During the War
09 Sep 2012 Civil War Research Classes in Indianapolis
27 Aug 2012 Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries: African Americans in Civil War Medicine
14 Aug 2012 Civil War Service of the Sisters of Providence
03 Aug 2012 Illinois Family History Expo 2012
20 Jul 2012 Midwestern Roots 2012 - Where Do You Think You Find It?
07 Jun 2012 German Genealogy: A Two Day Mini Course
19 May 2012 "Using Federal Court Records to Discover Prohibition and Family History"
06 May 2012 Cemetery Walk - 175 th Anniversity - St. Mary's Village Parish
27 Apr 2012 Indiana Genealogy Society Annual Meeting & Conference
21 Apr 2012 Palatines to America 2012 Spring Workshop
20 Apr 2012 Historical Collections Training
02 Apr 2012 1940 Census Released
31 Mar 2012 "United States Courthouse Records - Research with Positive Results"
25 Mar 2012 Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
18 Feb 2012 What's In Your Genealogy Research Toolbox? & Blog Your Ancestors: Read 'Em, Write 'Em, Find 'Em!
03 Feb 2012 "Who Do You Think You Are?"
19 Nov 2011 2011 Conference of the Genealogical Society of Marion County
12 Nov 2011 Terre Haute Landmark's Second Saturday
26 Oct 2011 "The Mystique of Domes" presented by Gayle Cook
22 Oct 2011 Indiana Genealogy & Local History Fair
15 Oct 2011 Genealogical Workshop - CEMETERY RESEARCH - Northwest Territory Genealogical Society
11 Oct 2011 VCPL Heritage Quest Class
08 Oct 2011 October "Second Saturdays" with Terre Haute Lanmarks
17 Sep 2011 2nd Annual Family History Workshop hosted by the Indianapolis Stake
07 Sep 2011 "Pathways to the Heartland" by The Federation of Genealogy Societies
04 Sep 2011 "A Bicentennial Celebration of the Building of Fort Harrison
18 Aug 2011 Of Books And Houses: A Literary Walking Tour of Farrington's Grove Historic Neighborhood
13 Aug 2011 August Second Saturday with TH Landmarks
23 Jul 2011 Ancestry Day

 

"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  

Publicity Chair: Mike Lewman    Email: mblewman@yahoo.com   Phone:  765-569-5935


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