Upcoming Regional Events

Upcoming events

11 Mar 2015 6:00 PM • Vigo County Public Library, One Library Square, Terre Haute, IN
01 Apr 2015 6:00 PM • Vigo County Public Library - Room D
11 Apr 2015 10:00 AM • Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, 450 West Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN
13 Apr 2015 6:30 PM • Vigo County Public Library, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, IN
22 Apr 2015 • Vigo County Public Library, Computer Room #2, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, IN
25 Apr 2015 9:00 AM • University Hall, Indiana State University, 401 N. 7th St., 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

Upcoming events

    • 11 Apr 2015
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, 450 West Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN

    Preserving Family Documents and Photographs



     Eugene and Marilyn Glick       Indiana History Center

    Saturday, April 11, 2015
    10:00 a.m. - Noon
    $10.00, $8.00 IHS Members
    Family records are an invaluable source of information. Caring for them can be a challenge for any family historian. Learn simple, effective techniques for preserving family documents and photographs while still keeping them accessible for research. 
    Tamara Hemmerlein is the Director of Local History Services at the Indiana Historical Society. As the former Hoosier Heritage Alliance coordinator, she implemented Indiana’s Connecting to Collections project. She serves as the chair of AAM’s Small Museum Administrators Committee and is the Indiana state team leader for AASLH. Tamara wrote “Good Visitor Service, or ‘Put Down the Pencil and Put On a Smile!’” for the Small Museum Toolkit. Tamara has frequently presented at local, state, regional and national conferences on a variety of museum-related subjects. Prior to coming to IHS, Tamara worked as the executive director of the Montgomery County Historical Society and of the Montgomery County Cultural Foundation in Crawfordsville, Ind.
    $10; members $8. Includes parking and same-day 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.
    • 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


    • 08 May 2015
    • 11 May 2015
    • Columbus, Ohio

    2015 Ohio Genealogical Society Conference

    The 54th Annual Conference

    April 8 - 11, 2015

    Columbus, Ohio

    For more information -







    • 13 May 2015
    • 16 May 2015
    • St. Charles, MO



    The National Genealogical Society

    2015 Family History Conference

    May 13 - 16, 2015

    St. Charles, MO


    For more details - visit






    • 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.


    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

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  

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

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