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. 

You can now find Wabash Valley Visions & Voices, WVVV, at Indiana Memory.

https://digital.library.in.gov/Web/Collections

Finding Dead Ancestors is Easy

Finding Living Relatives

Can Be A Challenge


By Mike Lacopo


Monday, September 9, 2019

    6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

   VCPL Rooms A, B & C

6:00 p.m. - Refreshments & Socializing


If you have spent much time researching your family, you may have discovered that finding your deceased ancestors is often fairly simple; however, finding living relatives can be a challenge.

Due to the privacy act, the lack of landline telephones and telephone directories, etc., addresses, phone numbers, birth records, marriage records, census records and other data are very difficult to obtain.  Most of the time these records are not available for many years, to ensure the privacy of every individual.  Many of us don’t know where our grandma’s family Bible ended up, or who the 3rd cousins are in certain photos that were passed on to us. 

Ways to obtain this information can be very expensive – even as expensive as hiring a detective agency.

Dr. Michael D. Lacopo will be presenting the program “Finding Dead Ancestors is Easy:  Finding the Living Can Be a Challenge!   During this program you will be able to hear about ways to find our living relatives. 

Dr. Lacopo was born and raised in northern Indiana.  Although a budding genealogist in the 1980s, Michael completed his doctorate in veterinary medicine in 1991; but still spent time using his research skills.  He treats his genealogical research just as he treats medicine – carefully, methodically and completely.  He lectures internationally and has written for numerous periodicals and journals.

His research skills cover a broad range including Mennonite, German and Swiss research, especially in 18th century America.  He is proficient in reading German script.


 

Form







Legacy User Group

and Computer Help

Vigo County Public Library

9:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. Computer Help Class & Legacy

1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Legacy (Session #1)

5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - Legacy (Session # 2)

Students should arrive 30 minutes early for set-up.

Legacy Family Tree is a family history computer program that makes it extremely easy to store your genealogical information.

Family trees containing millions of people that can be recorded, displayed and reported.  Legacy Family Tree keeps track of names, dates, places, events, notes, sources, pictures and sounds.  It presents them on screen in such an intuitive manner that you can easily see the big picture of your entire family.  It is easy to navigate through all your family links using the Family View and Pedigree View screens.  Adding and editing new individuals can be done at any time and in either view.  Moving from generation to generation is a breeze.  You can also create reports and books from your family genealogy.

Note: Classes are usually held in either Room A, B, C, D, or Special Collections of the Vigo County Public Library. Check upon arrival.

For more information contact Joy McPheeters (joymcpheeters@gmail.com).

Download and print your revised schedule below.

2019 Schedule

KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS PROGRAM

Enroll or Renew for 2019

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

29 Aug 2019 9:30 AM • Vigo County Public Library, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, Indiana
03 Sep 2019 2:00 PM • Vigo County Public Library, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, IN
03 Sep 2019 6:00 PM • Vigo County Public Library, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, IN
04 Sep 2019 6:00 PM • Vigo County Public Library, Room D, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, IN
05 Sep 2019 9:30 AM • Vigo County Public Library, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, Indiana
09 Sep 2019 6:30 PM • Vigo County Public Library, Rooms A, B & C, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, IN
10 Sep 2019 2:00 PM • Vigo County Public Library, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, IN
10 Sep 2019 6:00 PM • Vigo County Public Library, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, IN
14 Sep 2019 8:00 AM • Zion United Church of Christ located in Poland, Indiana


Upcoming Regional Events

14 Sep 2019 8:00 AM • Zion United Church of Christ located in Poland, 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 7012

Terre Haute, Indiana 47802-7012

       

Society Email Address: wvgs@inwvgs.org

Society Phone Number: 812-230-0631  Please leave a message.

President: Wayne Langman     Email: sglwal@aol.com 

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


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