WVGS Events & Registrations

Upcoming events

    • 22 Apr 2015
    • 27 May 2015
    • Vigo County Public Library, Computer Room #2, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, IN

     

    “Beginning Legacy

     

    Genealogy Classes”

    Wednesdays – April 22, 29 – May 6, 13, 20, 27

    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

     

    Legacy is a family history computer program that makes it extremely easy to store your genealogical information. Family trees containing millions of people can be recorded, displayed and reported.  Legacy keeps track of names, alternate names, dates, places, events, notes, sources, pictures and sounds and presents them on screen in such an intuitive manner that you can easily see the big picture of your entire family.  It is easy to navigate through all your family links using the Family View and Pedigree View screens. Moving from generation to generation is a breeze.  Adding new individuals and marriages can be done at any time and in either view.  Editing and adding new information is simple and understandable.

    Registration: Please submit your name, home phone, Email address and home address to Joy McPheeters, ejmcpheeters@gmail.com or 812-420-1121 leave a message or Patricia Wilkinson, pwilkinson@frontier.com or 812-236-2722.  Due to Terre Haute Fire Marshal policy, we are limited to 10 students on a first-come basis.

    Class: Class will start and stop promptly.  We ask you to come between 1:30 – 2:00 p.m. to download your Class Schedule, Handouts, and How to sheets.  BRING A USB DRIVE (Thumb drive), which you will NEED TO BRING TO ALL CLASSES.  We have no breaks during the two hours, but you may tend to personal needs briefly as the class continues.

    1.  Download the standard Legacy 8 application found at www.legacyfamilytree.com.  If you need a password use lower case legacy 8.  If you are asked during the installation if you want to also download any added details (such as geo-data base) just reply YES.  DO NOT CHECK ANY BOXES, SETUP, etc.  Fill in your information for name, address and email address.  When done installing, Click FINISH.  When installed, witness a Blue Circle with an L (in the middle) icon on your computer.  Feel free to open and explore as you cannot hurt anything.

    2.  You must view the free Legacy Beginner Video:  Click on Legacy Home file folder, (top left).  Go to Support (bottom right), click on Watch Legacy Training Videos, Video Training list appears.  Click on Legacy for Beginners CD-1 to watch.

    • 04 May 2015
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Vigo County Public Library, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, IN

    "Read All About It:

    Accessing Digitized Indiana Newspaper Archives"

    by


    Suzanne Hahn 

     

    Monday, May 4, 2015

        1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

       VCPL Rooms A, B & C

       Doors open at 1:00 p.m.


    Newspapers can be a goldmine for family history research.  Learn about some of the exciting projects in the state that are providing access to Indiana newspapers.

    Suzanne Hahn is the vice president, archives & library at the William H. Smith Memorial Library at the Indiana Historical Society. Before joining the IHS staff in 2000, she worked at the Library of Congress and the Center for Naval Analyses in Washington, D.C.

     










    • 06 May 2015
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Vigo County Public Library - Room D
    WVGS Board Meeting

    May 6, 2015
    6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 
    Vigo County Public Library
    Room D

    Members are always welcome!

     
    • 11 May 2015
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Vigo County Public Library, Lower Level, Terre Haute, IN
     
      

    “The Write Stuff: Using Nonfiction Writing Techniques to Write a Better Family History"

       by
     
     
      Lisa Alzo 
        

    Monday, May 11, 2015

        6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

       VCPL Rooms A, B & C

       6:00 p.m. - Refreshments & Socializing

     

    As genealogists we often focus on facts and uncover so much information that our research produces nothing but boring lists. But do you really know what happened between the dashes of your ancestors' lives?  How can you share that information in a compelling and interesting way?  This session will discuss how to use nonfiction writing techniques to produce a "can't put down" family history that will keep the pages turning for generations.

     

    Lisa Ann Alzo, M.F.A., grew up in Duquesne , Pennsylvania , and currently resides in Ithaca , New York . She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition from West Virginia Wesleyan College in 1987 and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Nonfiction Writing from the University of Pittsburgh in 1997.

    Lisa began writing creatively in the fourth grade with an assignment entitled, “All About Me,” and went on to win several English/Writing awards in high school and college.

       

     

    Lisa has published articles in Ancestry Magazine, Discovering Family History Magazine, Family Chronicle , Family Tree Magazine , Genealogical Computing, Reunions Magazine, NGSNews Magazine, Reunions Magazine, Western Pennsylvania History Magazine, FEEFHS Journal and Rocenka: Journal of the Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International, The Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly.

       

    An avid genealogist for 22 years, Lisa currently teaches online genealogy courses for Family Tree University and the National Institute for Genealogical Studies. She is the recipient of the 2002 Mary Zirin Prize given by the Association for Women in Slavic Studies to recognize the achievements of independent scholars, and is a frequently invited speaker for national conferences, genealogical and historical societies.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


     

     

     

     

     

     

    • 03 Jun 2015
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Vigo County Public Library - Room D
    WVGS Board Meeting

    June 3, 2015
    6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 
    Vigo County Public Library
    Room D

    Members are always welcome!

     
    • 08 Jun 2015
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Vigo County Public Library, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, IN

    West Terre Haute History and Research

    "wthhistory:

    The Rise and Decline of a Small Town"

     

    by

    Tim Crumrin

     Monday, June 8, 2015

        6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

       VCPL Rooms A, B & C

       6:00 p.m. - Refreshments & Socializing


    This presentation will cover the history of West Terre Haute as well as the discovery process Mr. Crumrin used in researching the West Terre Haute area and its families. 

    Mr. Crumrin served 25 years as historian and director at Conner Prairie Museum,  retiring in 2014 to open his own consulting firm.   From 1992-1996 he was Adjunct Professor of History at St. Mary-of-the-Woods College.  He holds an BA (Summa Cum Laude) in European History and a Masters in American History from Indiana State University.  He has written or edited over 35 scholarly publications and made numerous presentations at conferences sponsored by the Organization of American Historians and the Indiana Historical Society, among others.    In addition to winning two national awards of merit from the American Association of State and Local History, he received a national Telly award as writer and director of the PBS documentary, Harvesting the Past.

    In 2014 received the prestigious Eli Lilly Lifetime Achievement in Indiana History Award.

    He is President and Principle Consultant of the Historiker Consulting Group, a historical consulting firm dedicated to telling the STORY of history.

    Visit Mr. Crumrin's blog here.

     

    • 13 Jul 2015
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Vigo County Public Library, Lower Level, Terre Haute, IN
     
      

    Navigating

    Find A Grave

    The Good & Bad of Online Memorials  

       by the
     
        
        WVGS Cemetery Committee  
        

    Monday, July 13, 2015

        6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

       VCPL Rooms A, B & C


       6:00 p.m. - Refreshments & Socializing

     

    Find A Grave is defined as a website that allows the public access to an online database of cemetery records.  The public can view images of graves, photographs, biographies, obituaries, etc.  These uploaded items are provided by volunteers.

     

    • 18 Jul 2015
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Vigo County Public Library, Room C, Terre Haute, IN

    DNA Interest Group

    by

    Tim Phipps

           Saturday, July 18, 2015           Vigo County Public Library Room C

    10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    The Wabash Valley Genealogy Society will begin a new DNA Interest Group in 2015 with two more planned meeting sessions.  The group is open to everyone who has tested or is thinking about testing their DNA as a means to further research their family's genealogy.  Please bring your DNA results or questions with you since these will be interactive discussion sessions.

    These meetings will be held at the VCPL, Room C from 10:00 a.n. until 12:00 p.m. on the following Saturdays - July 18 and November 21, 2015.

    If you have any questions - please contact Tim Phipps at ptphipps@att.net.



     

    • 21 Nov 2015
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Vigo County Public Library, Room C, Terre Haute, IN

    DNA Interest Group

    by

    Tim Phipps

           Saturday, November 21, 2015           Vigo County Public Library Room C

    10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    The Wabash Valley Genealogy Society will offer the final 2015 DNA Interest Group planned meeting session on Saturday, November 21, 2015.  The group is open to everyone who has tested or is thinking about testing their DNA as a means to further research their family's genealogy.  Please bring your DNA results or questions with you since these will be interactive discussion sessions.

    This meeting will be held at the VCPL, Room C from 10:00 a.n. until 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 21, 2015.

    If you have any questions - please contact Tim Phipps at ptphipps@att.net.




     

    • 19 Mar 2016
    • 6:00 PM
    • 13 Apr 2016
    • 8:00 PM
    • Vigo County Public Library, One Library Square, Terre Haute, IN

    "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 or after completing the online registration a check can be mailed to -

    Wabash Valley Genealogy Society

    P.O. Box 9347

    Terre Haute, IN 47808-9347

    If you have any questions, please contact Linda Malooley at lmaloole@gmail.com or 812-238-2415 and leave a message.

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Past events

13 Apr 2015 FamilySearch: The Journey from Imaging to Your Computer
01 Apr 2015 WVGS Board Meeting
21 Mar 2015 DNA Interest Group
11 Mar 2015 "Beginning Genealogy Classes"
09 Mar 2015 "Looking for Clues in the Cemetery" by Joy Neighbors
04 Mar 2015 WVGS Board Meeting
28 Feb 2015 "Technology Day"
09 Feb 2015 "Travel Through Time with Wabash Valey Visions & Voices" by Donna Adams & Vikki Sordean
04 Feb 2015 WVGS Board Meeting
24 Jan 2015 "What it takes to do Genealogy" Free Orientation
12 Jan 2015 "Google Earth for Genealogy" by Lisa Louise Cooke
07 Jan 2015 WVGS Board Meeting
08 Dec 2014 WVGS Annual Meeting & Holiday Social
03 Dec 2014 WVGS Board Meeting
10 Nov 2014 " ' Are We There Yet?' Proof and the Genealogy Police" by Harold Henderson
05 Nov 2014 WVGS Board Meeting
13 Oct 2014 "Prohibition is Here to Stay" by Jason Lantzer
01 Oct 2014 WVGS Board Meeting
10 Sep 2014 "Wabash Valley Funeral Home History - Past, Present & Future" by Gary Greiner
03 Sep 2014 WVGS Board Meeting
11 Aug 2014 "Bring 'Em Back to Life: Developing an Ancestor Profile" Live Webinar by George Morgan
06 Aug 2014 WVGS Board Meeting
05 Aug 2014 POSTPONED - Legacy Beginners Summer Classes
14 Jul 2014 "The Future of the Vigo County Historical Society" & 10th Anniversary Celebration
02 Jul 2014 WVGS Board Meeting
09 Jun 2014 "Backdooring the 1890 Census"
04 Jun 2014 WVGS Board Meeting
12 May 2014 "Jewish Heritage in Indiana" by Jeannie Regan-Dinius
07 May 2014 WVGS Board Meeting
06 May 2014 Legacy Beginners Classes
03 May 2014 "Understanding Y-DNA Test Results" Workshop by Tim Phipps
14 Apr 2014 "Backing Up Your Genealogy Data" Live Webinar by Thomas MacEntee
02 Apr 2014 WVGS Board Meeting
26 Mar 2014 "Beginning Genealogy Classes
22 Mar 2014 Carpool Trip - "Genealogy Online: Productive, Organized and Successful" by Cyndi Ingle
10 Mar 2014 "Researching Collateral Ancestors" by Terry D. Prall
05 Mar 2014 WVGS Board Meeting
24 Feb 2014 WVGS Board Meeting
10 Feb 2014 "Early Black Settlers in Vigo County" by Dee Reed
05 Feb 2014 WVGS Board Meeting
13 Jan 2014 "The Power of Family Stories" by Mike Lunsford
08 Jan 2014 WVGS Board Meeting
19 Dec 2013 Legacy Users Group Classes
19 Dec 2013 Legacy Users Group Classes
09 Dec 2013 WVGS Annual Meeting & Holiday Social - MEMBERS ONLY
04 Dec 2013 WVGS Board Meeting
21 Nov 2013 Legacy Users Group Classes
21 Nov 2013 Legacy Users Group Classes
05 Nov 2013 “Using Y-DNA to Enhance Genealogical Research” by Tim Phipps
30 Oct 2013 WVGS Board Meeting
17 Oct 2013 Legacy Users Group Classes
17 Oct 2013 Legacy Users Group Classes
14 Oct 2013 Education Forum - "7 Habits of Highly Effective Genealogists" by DearMYRTLE
02 Oct 2013 WVGS Board Meeting
21 Sep 2013 Carpool Trip - Clay County Genealogy Society Library
09 Sep 2013 "Capturing the Souls of Indiana - Celebration of Our Overlooked Cultural Heritage" by John Bower
04 Sep 2013 WVGS Board Meeting
21 Aug 2013 WVGS Allen County Bus Trip
12 Aug 2013 Education Forum - "From Cradle to Grave" Church Records
07 Aug 2013 WVGS Board Meeting
08 Jul 2013 "Brick Walls" by Carol Montrose
02 Jul 2013 WVGS Board Meeting
10 Jun 2013 "Is There an Indian Princess in Your Family? An Introduction to Native American Research"
18 May 2013 Day Seminar "On-Line Genealogy: Tracking Your Ancestors Through Cyberspace..."
13 May 2013 "DAR and SAR Membership Requirements" by LaVonne Waldren
27 Apr 2013 Carpool Trip - IGS Conference - Bloomington, IN
08 Apr 2013 "Using Maps in Your Research" by Monique Howell
23 Mar 2013 "Brick Wall Roundtable" moderated by WVGS Panel
20 Mar 2013 "Beginning Genealogy Classes
11 Mar 2013 "The Wabash River - It's Impact Through the Ages" - by Mike McCormick
11 Feb 2013 "Google for Genealogists" Live Webinar by Thomas MacEntee
14 Jan 2013 "Hidden Genealogical Treasures' by Jim Gilson
10 Dec 2012 WVGS Annual Meeting & Holiday Social
12 Nov 2012 "Land Ownership Search: Admire Acres"
08 Oct 2012 "7 Habits of Highly Effective Genealogists" by DearMYRTLE
17 Sep 2012 WVGS Volunteer Appreciation Picnic
10 Sep 2012 "What To Do With Your Records After Your Demise"
13 Aug 2012 "Researching Your Home's History"
07 Aug 2012 Legacy Computerized Genealogy Course
09 Jul 2012 "Early Knox County, Indiana, Court Records: Civil, Criminal and Probate"
11 Jun 2012 "Learning the 1940 Census"
02 Jun 2012 "The Montgomery, Parke County and Fountain Couty Indiana GENWEB Pages"
14 May 2012 "A Grave Matter in Indiana"
05 May 2012 Cemetery Preservation Workshop
09 Apr 2012 Dating Photographs through Clothing of Men and Children
03 Apr 2012 Legacy Computerized Genealogy Course
31 Mar 2012 Private Tour of Special Collections at ISU Cunningham Memorial Library
28 Mar 2012 "Beginning Genealogy Classes"
12 Mar 2012 "Dying to Help Out, Too"
13 Feb 2012 WVGS Education Forum - Brick Wall Hurdling
09 Jan 2012 "Family History in the Civil War Era"
12 Dec 2011 WVGS Annual Meeting & Holiday Social
14 Nov 2011 "Area Native Americans During the War of 1812 Era"
09 Nov 2011 Kentucky Three Day Research Trip
10 Oct 2011 "The Miner - Searches, History and Stories"
08 Oct 2011 Cemetery Preservation Workshop
29 Sep 2011 Indiana State Library Research Trip
12 Sep 2011 "The Underground Railroad in Indiana"
08 Aug 2011 "Preserving Your Records using a Digital Camera and Scanner"

 

"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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