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Welcome to the Wabash Valley  Genealogy Society Website! 

The Wabash Valley Genealogy Society serves Clark, Crawford and Edgar Counties in Illinois; plus Clay, Greene, Parke, Putnam, Sullivan, Vermillion and Vigo counties in Indiana.  Meetings are held in Terre Haute, Indiana.

"Researching Techniques for 3 WVGS Counties - Putnam, Clay & Clark"

 by

Tony Barger, Pat Wilkinson & Dalanne Miller


Monday, February 13, 2017

    6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

  VCPL Rooms A, B & C

Refreshments & Socializing 6:00 p.m. 

The WVGS is made up of 10 counties, 7 in Indiana and 3 in Illinois. The “Research Techniques" program will highlight the research tips, resources and genealogical holdings of these three distinct counties - Putnam, Clay and Clark - focusing mainly on the libraries.   The knowledgeable presenters will provide helpful guidance in researching your ancestors in these counties. 

2017 Officers & Directors at Large


At the 2016 Annual Business Meeting & Holiday Social held on Monday, December 12th, the WVGS members elected the 2017 officers and three of the six Directors at Large.  Here are the officers who will be leading us into 2017 - Tim Phipps, President; Mike Lewman, Vice-President; Pat Rogers, Secretary; David Bonnett, Treasurer; and Linda Gregory, Membership.  The returning Directors at Large (2016-17) are Jim Kane, Bob Maxson and Karen Maxson.  The newly elected Directors at Large (2017-18) are Monica Bruenelle, Tina Gray and Pam Simpson.

Winners of the special door prizes awarded at the 2016 Annual Business Meeting & Holiday Social are -  Norma Bonnett, 1 TB Portable Hard Drive; Berky Davis, Wheeled Case with Telescoping Handle; Cliff Blanchard, Jr., Collection of Archive Supplies; and  Betty Riley, Annual Membership to Legacy Family Tree Webinars.

Congratulations to everyone!

KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS PROGRAM

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 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 (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. 

Past handouts, audio and/or slide presentations now available through the "Member Only" Section.

(Note: Member "Log-In" is at the upper right hand side of the page. Enter your email address as registered with WVGS. Then use the password "wvgs2004" if this is your first visit to the member section.)

"From Jamestown to Lost Creek: A 200 Year Journey" by James Shepard - Handout and written version of presentation.  

"An Introduction to Quaker Genealogy" by Thomas Hamm - Handout and audio presentation available.

Navigating Find A Grave: The Good & Bad of Online Memorials by(the WVGS Cemetery Committee  - Both the handout and the slide presentations are now available in the  "Member Only" section. 

"Researching Techniques for 3 WVGS Counties - Parke, Sullivan and Clark"          

The “Research Techniques" program highlighted the research tips, resources and genealogical holdings of these three distinct counties - Parke, Sullivanand Clark.   The four knowledgeable presenters provided helpful guidance in researching your ancestors in these counties.  Please see the attached handouts!

Marshall Public Library Brochure mpl genealogy brochure.pdf

Clark County, Illinois Info - Clark County.pdf

Sullivan County Brochure -SullivanCountyResearchBrochure.pdf

Rockville Brochure - Rockville Geneology Brochure.pdf           

    

Upcoming WVGS Events

19 Jan 2017 9:30 AM • Vigo County Public Library, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, Indiana
01 Feb 2017 6:00 PM • Vigo County Public Library, Room D, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, IN
02 Feb 2017 9:30 AM • Vigo County Public Library, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, Indiana
13 Feb 2017 6:30 PM • Vigo County Public Library, Rooms A, B & C, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, IN
16 Feb 2017 9:30 AM • Vigo County Public Library, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, Indiana
01 Mar 2017 6:00 PM • Vigo County Public Library, Room D, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, IN
02 Mar 2017 9:30 AM • Vigo County Public Library, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, Indiana
07 Mar 2017 6:00 PM • Vigo County Public Library, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, IN

Upcoming Regional Events

08 Apr 2017 9:00 AM • Indianapolis Public Library, Central Branch, 40 E. St. Clair Street, Indianapolis, Indiana
08 Apr 2017 9:00 AM • Indiana History Center, 450 W. Ohio Street, Indianapolis, Indiana
19 May 2017 7:00 PM • Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, 450 W. Ohio Street, Indianapolis, Indiana
07 Oct 2017 9:00 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: wvgs@inwvgs.org

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

President: Tim Phipps     Email: ptphipps@att.net  

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


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