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Welcome to the Wabash Valley  Genealogy Society Website! 

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. 


Melissa Barker

AKA

The Archive Lady

Monday, February 8, 21

Members ONLY

Melissa Barker is a Certified Archives Manager and Public Historian currently working at the Houston County, Tennessee Archives. She is affectionally known as The Archive Lady to the genealogy community. She lectures, teaches and writes about the genealogy research process, researching in archives and records preservation. She conducts virtual presentations across the United States and other countries for any historical or genealogical group. She writes a popular blog entitled A Genealogist in the Archives and is a well-known published book reviewer. She writes a bi-weekly advice column entitled The Archive Lady published at Genealogy Bargains. She writes history pieces for her local newspaper, The Houston County Herald, called From the Archives. She has been a Professional Genealogist for the past 16 years with expertise in Tennessee records and she is currently taking research clients. She has been researching her own family history for the past 30 years.

“Statistics say that there is less than 10% of all the world’s genealogical records are online”. This statement has been said by many genealogy professionals and archivists, including myself. The truth be told, that percentage is probably more like 3%-5%. As genealogists, we are living in a time when there are huge amounts of genealogy records being put online on a daily basis. We can do research in the comfort of our own homes with our pajamas and fuzzy slippers until 3 o’clock in the morning if we want to. Unfortunately, we have been lulled into thinking that “everything is online”. When in reality, the majority of all genealogy records are sitting in repositories waiting to be discovered by the genealogist. This presentation will show why you need to contact or visit an archive and seek out those records that are not online. 

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


Free Webinars 

Brigham Young  Family History Library

https://fh.lib.byu.edu/classes-and-webinars/ 


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 Feb 2021 6:00 PM • Virtual via ZOOM
08 Feb 2021 6:00 PM • Zoom, On line
03 Mar 2021 6:00 PM • Virtual via ZOOM
08 Mar 2021 6:00 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

Upcoming Regional Events

25 Feb 2021 8:00 AM •
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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