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ZOOM Meeting Instructions

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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. 


Jim Swift

Monday, March 8, 21

6:30 PM

Members ONLY

The Early Northwest Territory

This presentation reviews the transformation of the old Northwest Territory from a wilderness occupied by native inhabitants to a tamed land of farms, towns, roads and colleges.  In the early days of the United States the land north and west of the Ohio River and east of the Mississippi River was called the Northwest Territory.  Comprising the modern states of Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin and part of Minnesota, this area has its own unique and interesting history. Beginning with early French exploration in the mid 1600s, advancing through the American Revolution up to a fully surveyed landscape by 1860, maps are employed to help to tell the story.  Particular attention is paid to the era between 1800 and 1860, during which time the territory was gradually purchased from native tribes by the United States government, surveyed into a huge grid, divided into states and counties and populated by folks of European descent.

Jim Swift is a professional surveyor with a tale to tell.  He performs surveys throughout west central Indiana with a primary focus on Boone County, where he has spent more than a decade searching for, and usually finding, the stones which mark the original section corners.  A keen student of history with a passion for old maps, Jim finds the history of the American Midwest to be a rich and interesting topic.  He holds a Bachelor of the Arts degree in History from St. Olaf College in Northfields, Minnesota and a Master of Science degree in Geomatics from the School of Civil Engineering, Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.  He resides in Crawfordsville, Indiana with his wife Beth, and owns and operates Swift Land Consulting LLC, Crawfordsville.

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

genealogyrocks1n2n3@gmail

Please add WVGS Dues to the subject

Death Certificate 

What are this three of four digit numbers under cause of death? (ICD)

International Classification of Diseases (ICD), in medicine, diagnostic tool that is used to classify and monitor causes of injury and death and that maintains information for health analyses, such as the study of mortality (death) and morbidity (illness) trends.

Find more information at :

http://www.wolfbane.com/icd/index.html

1900 to present


Link to New Gmail Tools with Genealogy Tasks and Correspondence

Check out the FREE webinars at;

http://www.genealogycenter.org/ 

Vigo County Public Library. 

All meeting rooms have been cancelled through 2021.  

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"

https://www.byutv.org/show/54f848ee-6d19-4502-9981-070cdbd1f1bf/ancestors.

Read the rest of the story at 

https://www.tribstar.com/community/genealogy/article_5936cf17-ff12-5a87-a5eb-18ce4442eb57.html

KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS PROGRAM

Enroll or Renew for 2021

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 Mar 2021 6:00 PM • Virtual via ZOOM
08 Mar 2021 6:30 PM • Zoom, On line
07 Apr 2021 6:00 PM • Virtual via ZOOM
05 May 2021 6:00 PM • Virtual via ZOOM
10 May 2021 6:30 PM • Zoom, On line
02 Jun 2021 6:00 PM • Virtual via ZOOM
07 Jul 2021 6:00 PM • Virtual via ZOOM

Upcoming Regional Events

20 Apr 2021 9:00 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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