Welcome to the Wabash Valley  Genealogy Society Website! 

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

"Turn Your Story or Family History Into an E-Book"


Ashley Wadsworth

Monday, May 8, 2017

    6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

   VCPL Rooms A, B & C

6:00 p.m. - Refreshments & Socializin

An eBook (electronic book) is a book publication made available in digital form and readable on various e-reader devices.  Originally launched in connection with the Indiana Bicentennial, this VCPL service offers a way for genealogists to make their family stories or local history widely available.  Ashley’s presentation will provide information on how to submit a family or local history to the VCPL, how to access the work on the Library’s website, as well as other uses and applications of eBooks.

Ashley Wadsworth, MLS, is a Technology Training Librarian at the VCPL.  She teaches group and individual computer classes.  Prior to that, she was an adjunct instructor for Ivy Tech Community College and an occasional book review writer in the Tribune Star.  The “Turn Your Story into an eBook” project was designed by Ms. Wadsworth with the help of the Library’s Technical Services Manager and Webmaster.

“Beginning Legacy 

Genealogy Classes”


April 18, 25 – May 2, 9, 16, 23 2017

2:00 to 4:00 p.m. EST or

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. EST

Vigo County Public Library

Free Classes & Purchase USB Drive

When doing family history research, it is common to accumulate a large amount of information from a variety of sources.  The use of a computer software program to help organize this information can be very useful.

Starting on April 18, 2017 and running six consecutive Tuesdays, the Wabash Valley Genealogy Society (WVGS) will be offering a free beginners class using Legacy, a popular genealogy software program.  This class will involve six two hour class sessions on April 25, and May 2, 9, 16 and 23.  Participants have the option of an afternoon (2:00-4:00 pm EST) or an evening class (6:00-8:00 pm EST).  The classes will be held at the Vigo County Public Library in Terre Haute, IN.

Legacy is a family history computer program that makes it extremely easy to store your genealogical information.  Legacy keeps track of names, dates, places, events, notes, photographs and much more all in an intuitive manner that allows seeing the big picture of your entire family.  In addition, Legacy enables you to display your family data in a variety of attractive and easily understood formats.  Editing and adding new information is simple and understandable.

Individuals interested in participating in the class can register by submitting your name, home phone number, home address and e-mail address to Joy McPheeters at or call 812-420-1121 Leave Message.  Class size is limited, so register now.

After registration, participants will be given additional instructions on preparation prior to the first class session.  While the classes are free, participants will need a USB Flash Drive to use in each class.


Enroll or Renew for 2017

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

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 (16833) 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 16833. 

Upcoming WVGS events

25 Apr 2017 2:00 PM • Vigo County Public Library, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, IN
02 May 2017 2:00 PM • Vigo County Public Library, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, IN
03 May 2017 6:00 PM • Vigo County Public Library, Room D, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, IN
04 May 2017 9:30 AM • Vigo County Public Library, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, Indiana
08 May 2017 6:30 PM • Vigo County Public Library, Rooms A, B & C, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, IN
09 May 2017 2:00 PM • Vigo County Public Library, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, IN
16 May 2017 2:00 PM • Vigo County Public Library, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, IN
18 May 2017 9:30 AM • Vigo County Public Library, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, Indiana
23 May 2017 2:00 PM • Vigo County Public Library, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, IN

Upcoming Regional Events

19 May 2017 7:00 PM • Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, 450 W. Ohio Street, Indianapolis, Indiana
07 Oct 2017 8:45 AM • Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana


"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:

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

President: Tim Phipps     Email:  

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

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