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Welcome to the Wabash Valley  Genealogy Society Website! 

The Wabash Valley Genealogy Society serves Clark, Crawford and Edgar Counties in Illinois; plus Clay, Greene, Parke, Putnam, Sullivan, Vermillion and Vigo counties in Indiana.  Meetings are held in Terre Haute, Indiana.

"How We Changed the Frontier and How the Frontier Changed Us" 

 by Dennis Latta

MONDAY, October 10, 2016

    6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

   VCPL Rooms A, B & C

6:00 p.m. - Refreshments & Socializing


The Frontier in America lasted from 1607 until the great historian Frederick Jackson Turner stated that it had ended in 1893,The values and views of the frontier are a part of our heritage. They influence our perspective today. Dennis will also talk about pioneer superstition and speech, a most popular part of the program. Dennis might even add some Vigo County stuff.

Dennis J. Latta is the current Knox County Historian. He retired from the National Park Service after serving 31 years as a Park Ranger. For two years he was Executive Director of Grouseland President William Henry Harrison’s Home in Vincennes. He was ordained as an Episcopal Deacon in 1994 and a Priest in 1995. He is now the Rector of St. James Episcopal Church in Vincennes and Vicar of St. John’s Church in Washington, Indiana. He is past President of the Vincennes Historical and Antiquarian Society and is the current treasurer. He is the Past President of Vincennes Rotary 151. His wife Mary K. retired after teaching for 33 years for the Vincennes Community School Corporation. There are three children Katherine Bohmeier and family of Fishers, Jeffrey Latta and family of Vincennes, and Danielle Wilson and family of Clermont, Florida. There are six grandchildren. 


"Researching Techniques for 3 WVGS Counties - Parke, Sullivan and Clark"          


The “Research Techniques" program highlighted the research tips, resources and genealogical holdings of these three distinct counties - Parke, Sullivan and Clark.   The four knowledgeable presenters provided helpful guidance in researching your ancestors in these counties.  Please see the attached handouts!

Marshall Public Library Brochure mpl genealogy brochure.pdf

Clark County, Illinois InfoClark County.pdf

Sullivan County Brochure -SullivanCountyResearchBrochure.pdf

Rockville BrochureRockville Geneology Brochure.pdf           

                                   

Past handouts, audio and/or slide presentations now available through the "Member Only" Section.

(Note: Member "Log-In" is at the upper right hand side of the page. Enter your email address as registered with WVGS. Then use the password "wvgs2004" if this is your first visit to the member section.)

"From Jamestown to Lost Creek: A 200 Year Journey" by James Shepard - Handout and written version of presentation.  

"An Introduction to Quaker Genealogy" by Thomas Hamm - Handout and audio presentation available.

Navigating Find A Grave: The Good & Bad of Online Memorials by(the WVGS Cemetery Committee  - Both the handout and the slide presentations are now available in the  "Member Only" section. 

             
    

Upcoming WVGS Events

05 Oct 2016 6:00 PM (EDT) • Vigo County Public Library - Room D
06 Oct 2016 9:30 AM (EDT) • Vigo County Public Library, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, Indiana
06 Oct 2016 1:30 PM (EDT) • Vigo County Public Library, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, Indiana
06 Oct 2016 6:00 PM (EDT) • Vigo County Public Library, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, Indiana
10 Oct 2016 6:30 PM (EDT) • Vigo County Public Library, Rooms A, B & C, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, IN
20 Oct 2016 1:30 PM (EDT) • Vigo County Public Library, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, Indiana
25 Oct 2016 1:00 PM (EDT) • Vigo County Public Library, Room B, Terre Haute, IN
02 Nov 2016 6:00 PM (EDT) • Vigo County Public Library - Room D

Upcoming Regional Events

05 Oct 2016 7:00 PM (EDT) • The Cyril Johnson Room, Putman County Public Library
08 Oct 2016 10:00 AM (EDT) • Wayne Branch Public Library, 198 S. Girls School Road, Indianapolis, Indiana
15 Oct 2016 9:00 AM (EDT) • Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, Indianapolis, Indiana
22 Oct 2016 10:00 AM (EDT) • Indiana State Library, 315 W. Ohio St., Indianapolis, Indiana
02 Nov 2016 7:00 PM (EDT) • The Cyril Johnson Room, Putman County Public Library
07 Dec 2016 7:00 PM (EST) • The Cyril Johnson Room, Putman County Public Library
04 Jan 2017 7:00 PM (EST) • The Cyril Johnson Room, Putman County Public Library

 

"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

Society Phone Number: 812-264-1510   Please leave a message.

President: Tim Phipps     Email: ptphipps@att.net  

Vice-President: Dea Guerri    Email: marcIIphoto@aol.com


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