WVGS Events & Registrations

Upcoming events

    • 05 Aug 2015
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Vigo County Public Library - Conference Room - 2nd Floor
    WVGS Board Meeting

    August 5, 2015
    6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 
    Vigo County Public Library
    Conference Room - 2nd Floor

    Members are always welcome!

     
    • 10 Aug 2015
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Vigo County Public Library, Rooms A, B & C, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, IN

    "An Introduction to Quaker Genealogy"

    presentation by

    Thomas Hamm

    Monday, August 10, 2015

        6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

       VCPL Rooms A, B & C

    6:00 p.m. - Refreshments & Socializing

    Thomas Hamm will present "An Introduction to Quaker Genealogical Research." It will include a brief overview of Quaker history; an examination of the types of records that Quakers have kept since the 1650s; and guidance on how to go about accessing and using them--in original forms, in print, and on-line.

    Thomas Hamm is a native of New Castle, Indiana, and now lives in Richmond, Indiana, on land that has been owned by Quakers since 1806.  He did his undergraduate work at Butler University, and received his Ph.D. in U.S. history from Indiana University in 1985.  Since 1987 he has been on the faculty at Earlham College, where he is  Professor of History and Director of Special Collections, specializing in the history of Quakerism.  He has written extensively on Indiana and Quaker history, including three books published by Indiana University Press: The Transformation of American Quakerism: Orthodox Friends, 1800-1907 (1988); God’s Government Begun: The Society for Universal Inquiry and Reform, 1842-1846 (1995); and Earlham College: A History, 1847-1997; More recently, he is the author of The Quakers in America, published by Columbia University Press in 2003; and an edited collection, Quaker Writings, 1650-1920,  published by Penguin Books in 2011 His current project is a book on Hicksite Friends between 1827 and 1900.   He served president of the Indiana Library and Historical Board from 1999 to 2009. 

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    • 22 Aug 2015
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Vigo County Public Library, Rooms A, B & C, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, IN

    Genealogy "Help Day"

    presentation by

    WVGS Members


    Saturday, August 22, 2015

        10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Session #1

    12:00 p.m. Recorded Webinar - Bring Lunch

    1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Session #2

       VCPL Rooms A, B & C


    • 02 Sep 2015
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Vigo County Public Library - Conference Room - 2nd Floor
    WVGS Board Meeting

    September 2, 2015
    6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 
    Vigo County Public Library
    Conference Room - 2nd Floor

    Members are always welcome!

     
    • 14 Sep 2015
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Vigo County Public Library, Rooms A, B & C, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, IN

    "Czech and Slovak Research"

        presentation by   

    Mike Kukral


    Monday, September 14, 2015

        

    6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

       VCPL Rooms A, B & C

     6:00 p.m. - Refreshments & Socializing

    In the presentation Mike Kukral will be stressing that knowing Geography and the changing Geography of the Hapsburg Empire is key to successful Czech and Slovak genealogical research. Mike will discuss the ever changing boundaries and how those affects your research. He will also discuss some of the sites that he has discovered in his own family research in finding clues to information needed.  His handouts will include maps and research sites to aid you in your own research.

    Mike Kukral graduated from Ohio University with degrees in Geography, Environmental Science and Political Science.  Kukral received his Doctorate in Geography at the University of Kentucky. He is currently a Geography Professor at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

    He was a Fulbright Scholar in Revolutionary Prague in 1998-90 and is a specialist in Czech Studies and Czech and Slovak genealogical research. Mike is a member of the Czech and Slovak Genealogical Society in Minnesota and the Secretary-General of the Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Science.

    Mike has written several books and articles, some among which are Fundamentals of the Human Mosaic; The Human Mosaic Student Study Guide; Prague 1989: Theatre of Revolution; and Czech Settlements in 19th Century Cleveland, Ohio: an article from: East European Quarterly.  In 2010 his account of the Velvet Revolution was published in the Czech Reader: History, Culture, Politics.

    He has given 10 talks for OLLI at ISU and to the Vigo County Historical Society. 

    Besides adventure travel, exploring the coast of Oregon or taking students to Kenya, Africa, Kukral is an authority on player piano restoration and their music and history, particularly the Welte-Mignon Reproducing Piano. He is an accomplished pianist and has some 1000 piano rolls in his collection as well as at east six different types of player pianos.

    In the 1980's he appeared as an extra in the holiday classic A Christmas Story. Mike appears in the crowd outside when the main character's father receives the "Leg Lamp" award and puts it in the front window.

    • 07 Oct 2015
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Vigo County Public Library - Conference Room - 2nd Floor
    WVGS Board Meeting

    October 7, 2015
    6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 
    Vigo County Public Library
    Conference Room - 2nd Floor

    Members are always welcome!

     
    • 12 Oct 2015
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Vigo County Public Library, Rooms A, B & C, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, IN

    "Land Records of Illinois"

    Live Webinar by

    Michael John Neill



    Monday, October 12, 2015

        6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

       VCPL Rooms A, B & C

    6:00 p.m. - Refreshments & Socializing

     

     


    • 04 Nov 2015
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Vigo County Public Library - Conference Room - 2nd Floor
    WVGS Board Meeting

    November 4, 2015
    6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 
    Vigo County Public Library
    Conference Room - 2nd Floor

    Members are always welcome!

     
    • 09 Nov 2015
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Vigo County Public Library, Rooms A, B & C, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, IN

    "Heroes in Our Back Yard"

    Military Stories & Research

    WW I & WW II

    presentation by

    Brian Mundell


    Monday, November 9, 2015

        6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

       VCPL Rooms A, B & C

    6:00 p.m. - Refreshments & Socializing


    Special Note: Private Tour of Brian's Military Museum scheduled for the WVGS members on Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 1:30 p.m.



    The museum needs the following items:

     picture frames of all sizes

    display cases of all sizes

    mannequins

    styrofoam heads

    storage totes (clear, best)

    cleaning supplies

    military memorabilia

    monetary donations

     

     


    • 15 Nov 2015
    • 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Veterans Memorial Museum of Terre Haute, 1129 Wabash Avenue, Terre Haute, IN

    Private Tour for WVGS Members

    Veterans Memorial Museum of
    Terre Haute

    Sunday, November 15, 2015
    1:30 p.m.

    1129 Wabash Avenue, Terre Haute, IN

    812-208-1396


    This 2000 sq. ft. Museum is filled with a variety of military memorabilia from WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf War, Iraq, and Afghanistan, with the sole purpose of preserving our proud military heritage and honoring our Veterans in such a way that their sacrifices are never forgotten.  Many of the items have been donated by residents from the surrounding areas but the majority of the items have been collected by museum founder, Brian Mundell.

    There is no charge but donations are warmly welcomed.


    The museum needs the following items:

    picture frames of all sizes

    display cases of all sizes

    mannequins

    styrofoam heads

    storage totes (clear, best)

    cleaning supplies

    military memorabilia

    monetary donations





    Email: brianm@superior-cabinet.com






    • 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.m. until 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 21, 2015.

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




     

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

    December 2, 2015
    6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 
    Vigo County Public Library
    Room D

    Members are always welcome!

     
    • 14 Dec 2015
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Vigo County Public Library - Room A, b & C, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, IN - Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

    WVGS Annual Meeting

    and Holiday Social


    Monday, December 14, 2015

    VCPL Rooms A, B & C

    Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

     

    • 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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    • 14 Apr 2016
    • 6:30 AM
    • 16 Apr 2016
    • 10:00 PM
    • Fort Wayne, Indiana
    WVGS 2016
    Allen County Bus Trip

        Visit the 
    Allen County Public Library
     

    and / or

    Attend the IGS Conference


    Thursday, April 14 @ 6:30 am to  Saturday, April 16th @ 10:00 pm - 2016 (IGS Conference - Sat, April 16, 2016)


    Bus Fee: @ $85.00 each for a 38 passenger bus (based on number of passengers)

    Hotel Rate: @$104.00 plus tax per night - maximum 4 people per room

    Deposit: A deposit of $40.00 must be made by December 14, 2015 to guarantee your spot on the bus.

    IGS Conference: Speaker information, registration and payment options, etc. for the 2016 IGS Conference will be available at the IGS website nearer to the date -  www.indgensoc.org/


    For any questions regarding the bus trip or hotel information contact Linda at 812-238-2415 or lmaloole@gmail.com



Past events

25 Jul 2015 "Breaking Down Brick Walls in Genealogy through Research - Ohio River, Southern & Eastern States" by Rob Johnson
18 Jul 2015 DNA Interest Group
13 Jul 2015 Navigating Find-A-Grave: The Good & Bad of Online Memorials by the WVGS Cemetery Committee
01 Jul 2015 WVGS Board Meeting
08 Jun 2015 " wthhistory: The Rise and Decline of a Small Town"
03 Jun 2015 WVGS Board Meeting
11 May 2015 Live Webinar -"The Write Stuff: Using Nonfiction Writing Techniques to Write a Better Family History" by Lisa Alzo
06 May 2015 WVGS Board Meeting
04 May 2015 "Read All About It: Accessing Digitized Indiana Newspaper Archives" by Suzanne Hahn
22 Apr 2015 "Beginning Legacy Genealogy Classes"
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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