WVGS Events & Registrations

Upcoming events

    • 03 Dec 2014
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Vigo County Public Library - Room D
    WVGS Board Meeting

    December 3, 2014
    6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 
    Vigo County Public Library
    Room D

    Members are always welcome!

     
    • 08 Dec 2014
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Vigo County Public Library - Lower Level, Terre Haute, IN - - MEMBERS ONLY - Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

    WVGS Annual Meeting

    and Holiday Social


    Monday, December 8, 2014

    VCPL Rooms A, B & C

    Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

     

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

    January 7, 2015
    6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 
    Vigo County Public Library
    Room D

    Members are always welcome!

     
    • 12 Jan 2015
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Vigo County Public Library, One Library Square, Terre Haute, IN

     "Google Earth for Genealogy"

     by

    Lisa Louise Cooke


    Monday, January 12, 2015

        6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

      VCPL Rooms A, B & C

      Doors open at 6:00 p.m. 

     

    Google Earth is a 360 degree three dimensional way to view your ancestor's world! In this class you will learn how to identify old photos, plot and virtually visit your ancestor's homestead, and incorporate historic maps.  Google Earth has the power to geographically document your ancestor's lives, and lends itself very well to collaboration with other researchers.  It's one of the best online genealogical tools available, and est of all, it's FREE!

    Lisa Louise Cooke is the Producer and Host of the Genealogy Gem Podcast, an online genealogy audio show at www.GenealogyGems.com. She is the author of the books Turn Your iPad into a Genealogy Powerhouse, How to Find Your Family History in Newspapers, The Genealogist's Google Toolbox and Genealogy Gems: Ultimate Research Strategies, and the Google Earth for Genealogy DVD series, as well as a writer, instructor and podcaster for Family Tree Magazine.  She is a sought after keynote speaker and has been featured at conferences and seminars such as Who Do You Think You Are? Live in London and RootsTech.

     

     

    • 24 Jan 2015
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Vigo County Public Library, Lower Level, Terre Haute, IN
        

    “What it takes to do Genealogy” 

     by

    Loran Braught & David Bonnett
     
     

    Saturday, January 24, 2015

        1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

       VCPL Rooms A, B & C

       Doors open at 1:00 p.m.

     

    More information soon!


     

     

     

     

     

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

    February 4, 2015
    6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 
    Vigo County Public Library
    Room D

    Members are always welcome!

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

    Travel Through Time with Wabash Valley Visions & Voices” 

     by
    Donna Adams 
    & Vikki Sordean
     
     

    Monday, February 9, 2015

        6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

       VCPL Rooms A, B & C

       Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

      

    Donna K. Adams  is Head of the Genealogy/Local History Department at the Sullivan County Public Library.  She serves as Sullivan County Genealogist & Historian and has been a genealogist for more than 30 years.  Donna has assisted WVGS in the Beginning Genealogy Classes and initiated the creation of many searchable databases for the SCPL. In partnering with ISU, grant funding was obtained to digitize court and other related records to place on Wabash Valley Visions & Voices.

     

    Vikki Sordean is one of our WVGS charter members and has been doing research since 1978.  She is also a member of DAR and has done research in Salt Lake City, Library of  Congress, DAR Library, Archives in Washington, DC, and the Library of Virginia in Richmond. The kind of research she enjoys most is searching those old court house records.

    The Historic Preservation Committee members of WVGS, under Vikki's direction,  have been working the last 5 years scanning Vigo County records and digitizing them for Visions and Voices.  To date there are nearly 20,000 images online.

     


     

     

     

     

     

     

    • 28 Feb 2015
    • 9:15 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Vigo County Public Library, Lower Level, Terre Haute, IN
        

    Technology Day” 

     by
    WVGS Members
     
     

    Saturday, February 28, 2015

        9:15 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

       VCPL Rooms A, B & C

       Doors open at 9:00 a.m.

     

    9:15 am - 10:30 am      Evernote and Genealogy 

    10:45 am - Noon          Blogging Your Genealogy 

    1:15 pm - 2:30 pm       Tablet Apps for Genealogists

    2:45 pm - 4:00 pm       General Technology Q & A

    More information soon!


     

     

     

     

     

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

    March 4, 2015
    6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 
    Vigo County Public Library
    Room D

    Members are always welcome!

     
    • 09 Mar 2015
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Vigo County Public Library, Lower Level, Terre Haute, IN
     
    "Searching for Clues in the Cemetery"
     
    by
    Joy Neighbors
     
       

    Monday, March 9, 2015

        6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

       VCPL Rooms A, B & C

       Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

     

    As an avowed “Tombstone Tourist,” Joy Neighbors has an avid interest in cemeteries, history, photography and travel. She has researched and written her weekly cemetery culture blog, A Grave Interest http://agraveinterest.blogspot.com for over five years, and commits to a few speaking engagements each year about cemeteries and genealogy.

     

    Besides cemeteries, Joy also has a passion for wine. She has worked in the wine industry as a winery owner and marketing director for over 16 years. She writes a weekly wine blog called Joy’s JOY of Wine http://joysjoyofwine.blogspot.com and is a regular wine columnist for several magazines. Her wine and travel articles also appear in regional and national magazines.

     

    In her spare time, when she’s not traversing cemeteries or exploring wine, Joy acts and is a trained Improv comedian.

     

    Follow her on social media: A Grave Interest on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/A-Grave-Interest

    Twitter @ https://twitter.com/#!/aGraveInterest

    Joy’s JOY of Wine on Facebook @ http://www.facebook.com/pages/Joys-JOY-of-Wine

    Twitter @ https://twitter.com/#!/vnogrl

     

    And on Google+ @ https://plus.google.com/+JoyNeighbors

     

     

     

     

     

    • 11 Mar 2015
    • 6:00 PM
    • 15 Apr 2015
    • 8:00 PM
    • Vigo County Public Library, One Library Square, Terre Haute, IN

    "Beginning Genealogy Classes"

    Wednesdays - March 11, 18, 25 – April 1, 8, 15, 2015

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

    April 1, 2015
    6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 
    Vigo County Public Library
    Room D

    Members are always welcome!

     
    • 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!

     
    • 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!

     

Past events

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


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