Upcoming Regional Events

Upcoming events

02 Nov 2014 5:00 PM • 1845 N. 6 1/2 Street, Terre Haute, IN
05 Nov 2014 6:00 PM • Vigo County Public Library - Room D
10 Nov 2014 6:30 PM • Vigo County Public Library, Lower Level, Terre Haute, IN
03 Dec 2014 6:00 PM • Vigo County Public Library - Room D
08 Dec 2014 6:30 PM • Vigo County Public Library - Lower Level, Terre Haute, IN - - MEMBERS ONLY - Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
07 Jan 2015 6:00 PM • Vigo County Public Library - Room D
12 Jan 2015 6:30 PM • Vigo County Public Library, One Library Square, Terre Haute, IN
24 Jan 2015 1:30 PM • Vigo County Public Library, Lower Level, Terre Haute, IN

Upcoming events

    • 02 Nov 2014
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 1845 N. 6 1/2 Street, Terre Haute, IN

    Family History Fair 

    "Digging For Your Roots"


    Sunday, November 2, 2014

        5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

    Terre Haute Chapel

    1845 North 6 1/2 Street

    Terre Haute, IN       


     On Sunday, November 2, 2014 the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints will be hosting a free Family History Fair at 1845 North 6 1/2 Street in Terre Haute, Indiana from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

    The open house will include exhibits and hands-on stations for exploring FamilySearch.org and recently released apps.  In addition, FamilySearch Regional Director, Brent Summerhays, will be on hand for personal interaction and advice. 


    Setting up a FamilySearch account
    Uploading and tagging photos
    Tell the whole story...life sketches and stories.
    Indexing...how you can help.
    Research...find your family and link everyone together.
    Children's area
    An area for a deeper research experience
    Online Resources to Share
    Check us out and SHARE away!

    Who would benefit from this event?  Experienced or novice genealogists - all ages .... even children

    Not just for Mormons! 

    BYOD - Bring Your Own Device - or try out the many devices on hand that support FamilySearch.

    Light refreshments will also be served.

    For more information visit the event website: www.diggingforroots.com 





    • 11 Feb 2015
    • 8:00 AM
    • 14 Feb 2015
    • 5:00 PM
    • Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City UT

    FGS Conference 2015

    Every year the Federation gathers thousands of genealogists from across the globe for a week of informative lectures, activities, and networking at its national conference.

    Join FGS February 11–14, 2015 in Salt Lake City for a special, one-time, genealogy event at the Salt Palace Convention Center. FGS and RootsTech are teaming up to share keynotes, activities, and an exhibit hall while offering two separate conferences under one roof.

    As always, the conference will offer a day devoted to Focus on Societies and Librarian's Day. Presentations from the best genealogy speakers will be on the program, and our popular Society Showcase will be located in the exhibit hall. 

    Registration opens in late August. Attend only FGS or upgrade your FGS registration to include all RootsTech sessions for a small additional fee (see pricing below). 

    Four Salt Lake City hotels are now taking reservations for FGS and RootsTech 2015. Reserve your room now.

    FGS 2015 Registration Pricing:

    Full Four Day Registraion:

    • $159 – Early Registration
    • $189 – Regular Registration
    • $239 – Onsite Registration
    • $39 – RootsTech Add-on Pass

    Student Full Four Day Registration:

    • $39 – with valid student ID

    Single Day Registration:

    • $89

    • 25 Apr 2015
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • University Hall, Indiana State University, 401 N. 7th St., Terre Haute, IN

    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 


    9:00-9:30 am       Registration, networking, vendor browsing

    9:30-9:45 am       Welcome and Introductions 

    9:45–10:45 am    Session 1-A  Your First Trip to the Courthouse, Judy G. Russell

                              Session 1-B  A Brief History of the Settlement of Vigo County, Mike McCormick

    10:45–11:15 am   Break and vendor browsing

    11:15–12:15 pm   Session 2-A  “Disabled or Deceased in the Line of Duty” – Military Pensions and the Civil War, Judy G. Russell

                              Session 2-B  Travel through Time with Wabash Valley Visions & Voices, Donna Adams and Vikki Sordean

    12:15-1:30 pm     Lunch on your own

    1:30–2:30 pm      Indiana Genealogical Society Annual Meeting/Awards/Lineage Societies Inductions

    2:30–3:30 pm     Session 3-A  Staying Out of Trouble – the Rights and Responsibilities of Today’s Genealogists, Judy G. Russell

                             Session 3-B  Which DNA Test is Right for Your Research, Tim Phipps

    3:30–4:00 pm     Break and vendor browsing

    4:00–5:00 pm     Session 4-A  Rogues, Rascals and Rapcallions: The Family Black Sheep, Judy G. Russell

                             Session 4-B  Using Y-DNA to Enhance Genealogical Research, Tim Phipps

    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

    Host Society -

    Wabash Valley Genealogy Society


Past events

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

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