WVGS Events & Registrations

Upcoming events

    • 05 Aug 2014
    • 6:00 PM
    • 09 Sep 2014
    • 8:00 PM
    • Vigo County Public Library, Computer Lab, Terre Haute, Indiana

    POSTPONED


    Due to construction 

    at the 

    Vigo County Public Library

    Legacy Beginners - Summer Classes


    Tuesdays - August 5, 12, 19, 26 &

    September 2, 9 - 2014

     







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

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

    Members are always welcome!

     
    • 10 Sep 2014
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Vigo County Public Library, Lower Level, Terre Haute, IN

    “Wabash Valley 

    Funeral Home History - 

    Past, Present & Future” 

    by Gary Greiner


    Wednesday,  September 10, 2014

              6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

           VCPL Rooms A, B & C

           Doors open at 6:00 p.m.


    In his presentation, Greiner will discuss the history and evolution of his funeral home.  In addition, he will discuss how the use of funeral home records can often be valuable when doing genealogical research. 

    Funeral home records can be an invaluable tool in identifying useful information that is often not found on the death certificate.  The records may contain a list of the surviving immediate relatives, sometimes the names of grandchildren, in-laws, and other relatives. 

    Records may also contain information regarding current or former residences, education, church affiliation, military service, membership in clubs, lodges and other organizations.  The records may also include details of the grave location or type of marker as well as the officiating minister,    pallbearers, and even music played at the funeral service.

    Gary Greiner has been a licensed Funeral Director since 1991 and is a graduate of Mid America College of Mortuary Science. Gary is a board member of the Vigo County Historical Society, Terre Haute Children's Choir and Twelve Points Greater Northside Association. He is a former board member and Vice President of Community Theatre of Terre Haute, American Cancer Society and former Executive Director of the Miss Indiana Scholarship Program. 

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

    October 1, 2014
    6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 
    Vigo County Public Library
    Room D

    Members are always welcome!

     
    • 13 Oct 2014
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Children's Museum Auditorium, Terre Haute, IN
    "Prohibition is Here to Stay"
     
    by
     
    Jason Lantzer

     

    Monday, October 13, 2014

              6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.


           Children's Museum Auditorium

           Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

     

    A native Hoosier, Jason Lantzer holds a BA (History & Political Science), MA (History) and Ph.D. (History) all from Indiana University. Much of his work looks at the intersection of Politics, Religion, and Law in American History. Jason's first book was on Prohibition (University of Notre Dame Press, 2009) and his second book was on American Mainline Christianity (New York University Press, 2012).


    Lantzer will discuss key aspects of his book “Prohibition Is Here to Stay”. The book focuses on the life of Reverend Edward S. Shumaker, a Methodist minister who for nearly 25 years led Indiana’s influential chapter of the Anti Saloon League.  Shumaker’s influence extended well beyond the state of Indiana.   Lantzer uses Shumaker’s life and work to shed new light on the rise and fall of Prohibition and to better understand and appreciate the interplay of religion and politics in American culture.


     

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

    November 5, 2014
    6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 
    Vigo County Public Library
    Room D

    Members are always welcome!

     
    • 10 Nov 2014
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • igo County Public Library, Lower Level, Terre Haute, IN
    "A Case Study: 
    Are We There Yet?"

    by
    Harold Henderson

    Monday, November 10, 2014

              6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

           VCPL Rooms A, B & C

           Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

    • 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.

     

Past events

11 Aug 2014 "Bring 'Em Back to Life: Developing an Ancestor Profile" Live Webinar by George Morgan
06 Aug 2014 WVGS Board Meeting
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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