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Old PO box forwarding ENDED.

Current Address is:

P.O Box 7012

Terre Haute, IN  47802-7012

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

Mason and Dixon's Survey: Genealogical Implications of Changing Boundaries

by Jacob Eubanks

Monday, April 12, 2021

    6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.


Members ONLY


The program speaker, Jacob Eubanks, MLS, is Assistant Manager of History & Genealogy at St. Louis County Library, in St. Louis, MO.  He is an expert in westward U.S. migration and regularly lectures on using sources such as maps, deeds, military, probate, court, and church records to resolve challenging and complex genealogical queries.  He is also the Editorial Director of the Missouri State Genealogical Association and oversees production of MOSGA Journal and Newsletter.  Previously, he was the local History and Genealogy Librarian at the Johnson County Library in Overland Park, KS and is a former Reference Librarian at Indiana State University.

Modern maps do not accurately reflect where our ancestors lived many years ago.  Roads, bridges, counties, towns – all of these things have changed with the passage of time.  Perhaps the most famous administrative boundary changes in U.S. history is the Mason-Dixon survey line, which resolved territorial disputes between the colonies of Pennsylvania and Maryland.  While our familiarity as a society with Mason-Dixon has more to do with its use in the 19th century as the figurative separation of north and south, its 18th century establishment as an administrative boundary had equally significant implications for the frontier settlers along both sides of the line.  Understanding its history could prove key in locating the records of your colonial ancestors. Using a case of a Scotch-Irish family, participants will explore the genealogical; challenges presented by this state border with a complicated past.

Presented by:

Donna K. Adams

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While we are all living with the horrible pandemic, social distancing, and avoiding everything and everyone, it gets easy to forget about things we usually do.  WVGS is hosting ZOOM meetings and webinars to keep our members up-to-date and current with genealogy programs as much as possible.  We hope these efforts will help you decide to remain with WVGS and renew your membership for 2021.  Please see the November Newsletter for instructions on how to operate and use ZOOM.  Please contact Gary Jones if you have any problems downloading our members only ZOOM connection: webmaster@www.inwvgs.org

Your Membership Dues expire December 31 - we appreciate your support and input at all times.  If you think you have already paid for 2021, please let me know.  You can pay via postal mail or via PayPal.  If you have a “recurring account” with PayPal, please change the payment amount to the current charges.

Add $2.00 to any membership paid online via PayPal to cover their fees.

_  Individual with e-mail account $15.00 / $17.00 if paid by PayPal

_  Individual by postal mail $25.00 (additional fees to cover postal mail fees)

__  Family e-mail $20.00 / $22.00 paid by PayPal (must reside at same address)

__  Family by postal mail $30.00  (must reside at same address)

If you want a business card dues payment receipt, please enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope with your payment.  Otherwise, I will be sending out an email copy to you.

If you have any questions, please contact me:

Linda Gregory


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