Upcoming Regional Events

Upcoming events

05 Oct 2016 6:00 PM (EDT) • Vigo County Public Library - Room D
05 Oct 2016 7:00 PM (EDT) • The Cyril Johnson Room, Putman County Public Library
06 Oct 2016 9:30 AM (EDT) • Vigo County Public Library, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, Indiana
06 Oct 2016 1:30 PM (EDT) • Vigo County Public Library, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, Indiana
06 Oct 2016 6:00 PM (EDT) • Vigo County Public Library, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, Indiana
08 Oct 2016 10:00 AM (EDT) • Wayne Branch Public Library, 198 S. Girls School Road, Indianapolis, Indiana
10 Oct 2016 6:30 PM (EDT) • Vigo County Public Library, Rooms A, B & C, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, IN
15 Oct 2016 9:00 AM (EDT) • Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, Indianapolis, Indiana

Upcoming events

    • 07 Sep 2016
    • 04 Jan 2017
    • 5 sessions
    • The Cyril Johnson Room, Putman County Public Library

    The Time Travelin' Genealogy Guild

    First Wednesday of the Month

    7:00 p.m

    The Cyril Johnson Room, Putnam County Public Library

    The Time Travelin' Genealogy Guild meets the first Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the Local History and Genealogy section of the Putnam County Public Library.  Typically, there is a short presentation, followed by group discussion and research time.  Bring your laptop or tablet.

    This group is led by Diana Denny Brumnnfield, Research Assistant and Genealogist t the Putnam County Public Library.

    Come join us!

    The contact person at Putnam County Library is Diana Brumfield at 765-720-2149.


    • 08 Oct 2016
    • 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Wayne Branch Public Library, 198 S. Girls School Road, Indianapolis, Indiana

    Genealogical Society of Marion County 2016 Annual Conference


    Tina Beaird

    Saturday, October 8th 

      10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.    

          Wayne Branch Public Library,   198 S. Girls School Road, Indianapolis, Indiana

    Session A: Mapping your Migrating Ancestors

    Session B: Free Land: Homesteading on the Frontier

    Session C: Cyber Sleuthing your Family Tree

    Session D: Advanced Genealogy Workshop

    Tina Beaird is a Genealogy & Local History librarian at  Plainfield Public Library. She holds a Masters of Library and Information Science degree with a specialization in Archives/Preservation from Dominican University. Tina has won multiple research and digitization grants to preserve and digitize historic documents and photographs. 

    Currently, Tina is an active member of the Society of American Archivists and the American Library Association.Tina lectures at the national, state and local level on topics including genealogical research, photo preservation and archival preservation. Tina has offered professional assistance to researchers for over 12 years and occasionally, still finds time to conduct her own family research, which she has been pursuing for over twenty years.

    GSMC Members $30.00 each- Non-Members $35.00 each

    For more information visit - www.genealogyindy.org

    For the conference brochure and registration form click GSMC ConferenceRegistration.pdf

    • 15 Oct 2016
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, Indianapolis, Indiana

    Indiana Chapter Palatines to America

    Special Fall Meeting 

    Saturday, October 15, 2016

    Eugene and Marilyn Glick
    Indiana History Center, 450 W. Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN

    Saturday, October 15, 2016

    Registration 9:00 AM-9:30 AM

    Program 9:30 AM-4:00 PM 

    Featured Speaker:

     Dr. Helmut Schmahl Professor of History at University of Mainz, Germany 

    Co-sponsored by IGHS & Max Kade German-American Center & IHS 


    9:00 AM — 9:30 AM REGISTRATION 

    9:30 AM — 9:45 AM WELCOME 

    9:45 AM — 10:45 AM SESSION 1 — We Are Not Strangers in This Land: German Immigrants in the U.S. from Independence Until the First World War 

    10:45 AM — 11:00 AM BREAK 

    11:00 AM — 12:00 PM SESSION 2 — Beyond Lederhosen and Sauerkraut: Everyday Life in Germany in the 18th and 19th Centuries 

    12:00 PM — 1:30 PM LUNCH 

    1:30 PM — 2:30 PM SESSION 3 — Traces They Left Behind: German Sources About Our Ancestors 

    2:30 PM — 2:45 PM BREAK 

    2:45 PM — 3:45 PM SESSION 4 — Going Digital: Current Trends in Genealogical Research in Germany

     Dr. Helmut Schmahl — was born in Alzey, Germany, in 1966. He earned his Ph.D. degree at the University of Mainz in 1999 with a study on emigration from Hessen-Darmstadt to Wisconsin in the 19th century. Dr. Schmahl teaches at the History Department of the University of Mainz as well as Gymnasium am Römerkastell Alzey. In 2002 he was a visiting professor at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. German emigration to America is one of his primary areas of historical interest and expertise. He has done extensive research on his sons' German and American ancestors and has lectured at historical and genealogical conferences in the United States, France, and Germany since 1987.

    Registration: $20.00 (Pal-Am) $25.00 non-members and ALL registrations after September 24th

    Register form can be found at www.palam.org Chapter Indiana.  Please address questions to - indianapalam@gmail.com.

    • 22 Oct 2016
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Indiana State Library, 315 W. Ohio St., Indianapolis, Indiana

    Indiana State Library

    Indiana Genealogy and Local History Fair 

    "200 Years of My Indiana Home"

    Indiana State Library

    315 W. Ohio Street, Indianapolis, Indiana

    Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    The Indiana State Library will host the Indiana Genealogy and Local History Fair on Saturday, October 22, 2016, in downtown Indianapolis from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Admission is free and the fair is open to the public.

    This year’s theme is “200 Years of My Indiana Home,” examining the lives and times of Hoosiers throughout the years and exploring the homes and neighborhoods in which they lived.  Attendees will learn how to incorporate local history, architecture, house history, and maps and other land record resources into their family research. Jill Morelli will speak on house histories – looking at the “genealogy” of your house, and using Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps in your research.  Ann Staley will be speaking on the everyday lives of our ancestors.  She will also examine city directories, how to locate them, and how to utilize them in your research.  Visit the tables in the exhibition hall to collect information from genealogical and local history organizations and Indiana public libraries, and shop the commercial vendors.

    The following fabulous door prizes will be given away:

    1 annual World Explorer individual memberships to Ancestry.com
    1 annual Newspapers.com subscription
    1 annual Fold3.com subscription
    1 annual AncestryAcademy.com subscription
    1 AncestryDNA kit
    and more!

    Free LEUs!  Each session is worth 1 LEU.  To receive LEUs, you must register via email at crward@library.in.gov.

    For more information call (317)232-3689 or visit this event page at http://www.in.gov/library/events.htm.

    Parking Note: Click here to receive your $5.00 parking voucher for the Fair.

Past events

11 Sep 2016 Lost Creek Community Grove Historical Program
10 Sep 2016 Cemetery Restoration Workshop at Center Point
31 Aug 2016 "Time Travel - Centuries of Memories", FGS 2016 Conference
20 Aug 2016 Willard Library' Presents Judy Russell
13 Aug 2016 "German Heritage Day" with William L. Selm
15 Jul 2016 Midwestern Roots 2016
08 Jun 2016 "Day with John Philip Colletta"
20 Apr 2016 "Genealogy For Night Owls" at the Indiana State Library
16 Apr 2016 2016 Indiana Genealogical Society Annual Meeting and Conference
09 Apr 2016 Palatines to America 2016 Spring Meeting
02 Apr 2016 "Indiana Genealogy: The Crossroads to America"
22 Mar 2016 "Pioneer Indiana"
19 Mar 2016 Annual Spring Conference - South Bend Area Genealogical Society
19 Mar 2016 "What did you do in the War, Daddy?'
12 Mar 2016 Willard Library's "Beginning Genealogy"
20 Feb 2016 "You Only Have a Death Announcement, Now What?"
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

Society Phone Number: 812-264-1510   Please leave a message.

President: Tim Phipps     Email: ptphipps@att.net  

Vice-President: Dea Guerri    Email: marcIIphoto@aol.com

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