Legacy Users Group Meetings

3rd Thursday of the month

          Afternoon session - 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.                  Evening Session - 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Vigo County Public Library - Computer Lab # 2

The LUG sessions will be based on Geoff Rasmussen's new book - Legacy Family Tree - Unlocked!

Summary of Steps - Create the To Do item and perform the research.      
  1. Set up the clipboard.
  2. Analyze and add the new data, sourcing as you go.
  3. Add the digital image to the event.
  4. Close/complete the To Do item.
  5. Plan for future research.
  6. File the paper document, if possible.        

    For more information contact David Bonnett  (davidbonnett@ma.rr.com)

 Intermediate Legacy Users Group Meeting

     1st Thursday of the Month

   Afternoon Session 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

         Evening Session 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Vigo County Public Library - Computer Lab #2

The ILUG session will be based on Geoff Rasmussen’s Volume 1 – 5 Training Video.

       1.       Legacy for Beginners.

       2.       Mastering Legacy: Names Dates, Places.

       3.       Your 12-Step Checklist to Using Legacy.

       4.       Legacy’s Ultimate Guide to Sources.

       5.       Researching with Legacy: Events and Chronologies.

   For more information contact Joy McPheeters (ejmcpheeters@gmail.com).  


"Beginning Genealogy Classes - 2016"

Wednesdays - 

March 9, 16, 23, 30 – April 6, 13, 2016

6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

VCPL Meeting Rooms – Lower Level

Doors Open at 5:30 p.m.

Cost for class & materials $25.00

(Free one year WVGS membership included)

Limited to 30 participants

What you'll learn -

- How to fill out genealogy charts

- How to record and organize information

- Where to find information to extend your family tree

- How to search online and in repositories


Who should take this course?

- Anyone new to genealogy and family history research

- Genealogy "dabblers" who need additional direction in order to advance their research

- Researchers who want a refresher course in core research principals


Who will be teaching the classes?

Every week different WVGS members will be giving instruction in their areas of expertise.

These individuals love genealogy research and want to share it with you!


Registration and payment can be made on line under "Upcoming WVGS Events" closer to event dates or after by completing the Registration form and mailing a check to -

Wabash Valley Genealogy Society

P.O. Box 9347

Terre Haute, IN 47808-9347

If you have any questions, please email wvgs@inwvgs.org and leave a message.

Beginning Legacy Classes - 2016”


Wednesdays – April 20, 27 – May 4, 11, 18, 25  2016

2:00 to 4:00 p.m. & 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Vigo County Public Library

Computer Room #2

(Behind Library Desk in the Rotunda)

Free Cost for Class & Purchase USB Drive

When doing family history research, it is common to accumulate a large amount of information from a variety of sources.  The use of a computer software program to help organize this information can be very useful.

Starting on April 20, 2016 and running six consecutive Wednesdays, the Wabash Valley Genealogy Society (WVGS) will be offering a free beginners class using Legacy, a popular genealogy software program.  This class will involve six two hour class sessions on April 20, 27 and May 4, 11, 18 and 25.  Participants have the option of an afternoon (2:00-4:00 pm EST) or an evening class (6:00-8:00 pm EST).  The classes will be held in the computer room in the Vigo County Public Library, Computer Lab #2 in Terre Haute, IN.

Legacy is a family history computer program that makes it extremely easy to store your genealogical information.  Legacy keeps track of names, dates, places, events, notes, photographs and much more all in an intuitive manner that allows seeing the big picture of your entire family.  In addition, Legacy enables you to display your family data in a variety of attractive and easily understood formats.  Editing and adding new information is simple and understandable.

Individuals interested in participating in the class can register on-line at www.inwvgs.org or by submitting your name, home phone number, home address and e-mail address to Joy McPheeters at ejmcpheeters@gmail.com or call 812-420-1121 Leave Message.  Class size is limited, so register now.

After registration, participants will be given additional instructions on preparation prior to the first class session.  While the classes are free, participants will need a USB Flash Drive to use in each class.



 Members of the 2015 Beginning Genealogy Class

Members of the 2014 Beginning Genealogy Class


"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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