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Welcome to the Wabash Valley  Genealogy Society Website! 

he Wabash Valley Genealogy Society serves Clark, Crawford and Edgar in Illinois. Clay, Greene, Park, Putnam. Sullivan Vermillion and Vigo counties in Indiana. 

Maggie Delaney - Irish Indentured Servant


By Carol Jarboe-Reenactresss

Monday, October 8, 2018

    6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

   VCPL Rooms A, B & C

6:00 p.m. - Refreshments & Socializing

Bound Away -

One woman’s journey as an           

                           Indentured Servant

“…exceptin’ that now we didn’t belong to ourselves any longer, but to another man…”                                          - Maggie Delaney

   Maggie’s story is a typical one of hardship and suffering.  Torn from their home and penniless, Maggie and her husband, along with their children, choose to take passage to the colonies to keep from starving and so join the ranks of many English, Scottish, and Irish emigrants  that fled their countries for a chance at a new life.  For those that were too poor to pay for passage, indenturing provided the means for them to travel to the colonies.  However, upon arriving in the colonies, they found that the life of an indentured servant was worth very little in the eyes of many masters and in those who bought and sold them.  Maggie’s tale will bring to light the difficult and heroic journey that many of our ancestors took to secure themselves in a new land.

KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS PROGRAM

Enroll or Renew for 2018

NOTICE NEW NPO NUMBER IS

JH148

WVGS is participating in the Kroger Community Rewards Program.  Kroger will donor a percentage of purchases made by members and friends who register their Kroger Plus Shopper's Card.  Follow these instructions to help WVGS earn extra money for future projects.

Register your card online at krogercommunityrewards.com.

Be sure to have your Kroger Plus card handy and register your card with your organization after you sign up.

If a member does not yet have a Kroger Plus card, please let them know that they are available at the customer service desk at any Kroger.

Click on Sign In/Register

Most participants are new online customers, so they must click on SIGN UP TODAY in the ‘New Customer?’ box.

Sign up for a Kroger Rewards Account by entering zip code, clicking on favorite store, entering your email address and creating a password, agreeing to the terms and conditions

You will then get a message to check your email in box and click on the link within the body of the email.

Click on My Account and use your email address and password to proceed to the next step.

Click on Edit Kroger Community Rewards information and input your Kroger Plus card number.

Update or confirm your information.

Enter NPO number (JH148) or Wabash Valley Genealogy Society, select organization from list and click on confirm.

To verify you are enrolled correctly, you will see your organization’s name on the right side of your information page.

REMEMBER, purchases will not count for your group until after your member(s) register their card(s).

Special Note: WVGS's NPO number is JH148. 

Upcoming WVGS events

03 Oct 2018 6:00 PM • Vigo County Public Library, Room D, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, IN
08 Oct 2018 6:30 PM • Vigo County Public Library, Rooms A, B & C, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, IN
07 Nov 2018 6:00 PM • Vigo County Public Library, Room D, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, IN
10 Nov 2018 9:30 AM • Vigo County Public Library, Room B & C, Terre Haute, IN
12 Nov 2018 6:30 PM • Vigo County Public Library, Rooms A, B & C, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, IN
05 Dec 2018 6:00 PM • Vigo County Public Library, Room D, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, IN
10 Dec 2018 6:30 PM • Vigo County Public Library - Room A, B & C, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, IN - Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
14 Jan 2019 6:30 PM • Vigo County Public Library, Rooms A, B & C, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, IN
11 Feb 2019 6:30 PM • Vigo County Public Library, Rooms A, B & C, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, IN


Upcoming Regional Events

26 Oct 2018 1:00 PM • Springfield, IL
27 Oct 2018 9:00 AM • Springfield, IL
27 Oct 2018 10:00 AM • Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, Indiana