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Welcome to the Wabash Valley  Genealogy Society Website! 

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

10 free webinars for 10 days

We're unlocking the top webinar from each year and making them free for 10 days.

Visit www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com/top10 to watch.

- 2010 - Mapping Software for Genealogists by Geoff Rasmussen

- 2011 - Organizing for Success by Karen Clifford
- 2012 - Ten Brick Wall Tips for Beginners by Marian Pierre-Louis
- 2013 - Digital Research Guidance, Research Logs and To Do Lists by Geoff Rasmussen
-  2014 - Sources and Citations Made Simple, Standard, and Powerful by Geoff Rasmussen
- 2015 - Genealogy 101, a 3-Session Course in Beginning Genealogy - Part 1 by Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG
- 2016 - Foundations in DNA 1 of 5: Genealogy and DNA by Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D
- 2017 - 50 Websites Every Genealogist Should Know by Gena Philibert-Ortega
- 2018 - Quality, Time and Completion: Developing a Research Plan (Part One) by J. Mark Lowe, CG FUGA
- 2019 - Case Studies in Gray: Identifying Shared Ancestries Through DNA and Genealogy by Nicka Smith
- 2020 - Organizing Your DNA Results (updated!) by Diahan Southard

Free Webinars 

Brigham Young  Family History Library


Link to New Gmail Tools with Genealogy Tasks and Correspondence

Check out the FREE webinars at;


Vigo County Public Library. 

All meeting rooms have been cancelled through 2020.  

The library will let us know more in the next few weeks as to new scheduling of the rooms. 

We are sorry for the inconvenience.

Quote from Tribune Star Genealogy

"Many of us are home bound now and looking for something new to do. But to many people who more recently started their quest to discover their family history, something old can be something new. In 1997 the first national television series that dealt with family history and genealogy made its debut on PBS.

Entitled “Ancestors,” the series was hosted by Jim and Terry Willard, a husband and wife team of amateur genealogists who were “discovered” by the series producer at a genealogical conference. Alex Haley, the author of Roots, also contributed to the initial program planning. The series consists of twenty-three 30-minute episodes, each covering some aspect of genealogy. Every episode of this series can be viewed online for free through Brigham Young University by using this link"


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Enroll or Renew for 2020

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

07 Oct 2020 6:00 PM • Virtual via ZOOM
12 Oct 2020 6:00 PM • ZOOM On Line
04 Nov 2020 6:00 PM • Virtual via ZOOM
02 Dec 2020 6:00 PM • Virtual via ZOOM

Upcoming Regional Events

03 Oct 2020 10:00 AM • Indianapolis Liederkranz 1417 E. Washington St., Indianapolis
24 Oct 2020 10:00 AM • Indiana State Library, 315 W. Ohio St., Indianapolis
24 Oct 2020 9:00 AM (PDT) • Virtual Seminar
25 Feb 2021 8:00 AM •


"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 7012

Terre Haute, Indiana 47802-7012


Society Email Address: wvgs@inwvgs.org

President: Debby Warren      Email: dlrw1951@gmail.com

For other WVGS officers and their contact information click on "Contact" above left.

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