Upcoming Regional Events

Upcoming events

01 Aug 2014 • Indianapolis Marriott East, Indianapolis, IN
06 Aug 2014 6:00 PM • Vigo County Public Library - Room D
11 Aug 2014 6:30 PM • igo County Public Library, Lower Level, Terre Haute, IN
03 Sep 2014 6:00 PM • Vigo County Public Library - Room D
10 Sep 2014 6:30 PM • igo County Public Library, Lower Level, Terre Haute, IN
27 Sep 2014 9:00 AM • Willard Library, 21 First Avenue, Evansville, IN 47710
27 Sep 2014 9:00 AM • Plainfield-Gulford Township Library, 1120 Stafford Rd, Plainfield, IN 46168
01 Oct 2014 6:00 PM • Vigo County Public Library - Room D

Upcoming events

    • 01 Aug 2014
    • 02 Aug 2014
    • Indianapolis Marriott East, Indianapolis, IN

                Midwestern Roots 2014  


    Family History and Genealogy Conference - 

    "Exploring Frontiers: What Would Your Pioneers Have Tweeted?"

                          Indiana Historical Society
    $99.00 Special March 26th through 29th!

                     Indianapolis at the Marriott East


    August 1 & 2, 2014

    Registration opens March 26, 2014


    Mark your calendar for Midwestern Roots 2014: 

    Family History and Genealogy Conference


    Midwestern Roots 2014 features more than 30 sessions presented by nationally known speakers including Warren Bittner, Lisa Louise Cooke, Joan Hostetler, Amy Johnson Crow, Thomas MacEntee, James H. Madison, Anne Gillespie Mitchell, Daniel S. Poffenberger, Curt B. Witcher and others.

    Most of the sessions will focus on using ever-changing and emerging technologies and sources online. Other sessions will cover photo preservation, DNA, methodology and using traditional sources

    Pre-conference activities include a workshop for people who work or volunteer in genealogy collections, hands-on computer labs, writing sessions and photo identification. The day will conclude with The Great Google Earth Game Show with Lisa Louise Cooke.

    For more information or to register, visit


    • 27 Sep 2014
    • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Willard Library, 21 First Avenue, Evansville, IN 47710

    Tree Roots 2014 

    September 27, 2014
    9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

                             Willard Library
                Special Collections Department
                                 2nd floor
                              21 First Ave
                         Evansville, IN 47710

    Presentations by J. Mark Lowe

    9:00 a.m. - Making Those Early Census Records Talk to You

    10:30 a.m. - Finding Uncle John by Talking to the Neighbors

    1:00 p.m. - Road Crews and Jury Selection: Finding An Ancestor Without a Census

    2:30 p.m. - Is it Really On-Line? Finding and Using Original Sources at Home or in the Library

    This course is FREE and open to the public.

    Registration -


    • 27 Sep 2014
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Plainfield-Gulford Township Library, 1120 Stafford Rd, Plainfield, IN 46168

    Genealogy Day 

    at Plainfield-GuilfordTownship Public Library

    Enjoy a free day-long workshop on September 27, 2014 featuring Dr. John Philip Colletta.The day will include two morning sessions and two afternoon sessions, with lunch on your own. We know you will enjoy the engaging, entertaining and knowledgeable genealogy presentation by Dr. Colletta. Colletta teaches how to reconstruct a family’s past from scraps of information found in old written records, maps, newspapers, photographs, tombstones and heirlooms.

    Dr. John Philip Colletta The detective work can be challenging and fun.In addition, Colletta will help participants learn about ancestors as men and women with personalities, character traits, motives, aspirations, joys and disappointments. John will use illustrated presentations which include engaging case studies and real life examples to show how to explore the world of our forebears and write an account of their lives.

    Dr. Colletta is a prolific writer. He will have his books available for sale. Check: http://www.genealogyjohn.com/

    Registration for the one day workshop is required and space is limited. Registration opens June 1, 3014.

     Check:http://www.plainfieldlibrary.net/local-history-and-genealogy/ plainfield-history-resources/

    For directions to the library check:http://www.plainfieldlibrary.net/location-hours/

Past events

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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