Upcoming Regional Events

Upcoming events

01 Aug 2018 6:00 PM • Vigo County Public Library, Room D, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, IN
13 Aug 2018 6:30 PM • Vigo County Public Library, Rooms A, B & C, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, IN
22 Aug 2018 9:00 AM • Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
05 Sep 2018 6:00 PM • Vigo County Public Library, Room D, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, IN
10 Sep 2018 6:30 PM • Vigo County Public Library, Rooms A, B & C, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, IN
03 Oct 2018 6:00 PM • Vigo County Public Library, Room D, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, IN
08 Oct 2018 6:30 PM • Vigo County Public Library, Rooms A, B & C, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, IN
26 Oct 2018 1:00 PM • Springfield, IL
 

Upcoming events

    • 22 Aug 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • 25 Aug 2018
    • 11:00 PM
    • Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana

      

    2018 CONFERENCE

    On The Three Rivers

    Past, Present & Future


    22-25 August, 2018

    Fort Wayne, Indiana

     


     Watch website https://fgs.org/cpage.php?pt=136


     FGS returns to the Hoosier State in 2018 providing attendees convenient access to Allen County Public Library which houses one of the largest genealogical research collections available with records from around the world.


    Contact Joy McPheeters for information

    615-480-4946

    ejmcpheeters@gmail.com

       

      • 26 Oct 2018
      • 27 Oct 2018
      • 2 sessions
      • Springfield, IL

      Celebrating Our Ancestors


      ISGS 2018 Fall Conference

      President Abraham Lincoln Springfield Hotel, Springfield, IL


      ISGS will be Celebrating Our Ancestors, our 50th Anniversary & the State's Bicentennial during this fabulous event featuring award winning genealogical researcher, writer, editor and educator Thomas W. Jones, PhD, CG®, CGLSM, FASG, FNGS, FUGA. Event registration and hotel reservations will open March 30, 2018.

       

      For more details and up to the minute conference information, visit the 2018 Fall Conference page on our website!

      • 27 Oct 2018
      • 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
      • Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, Indiana

      Indiana Genealogy & Local History Fair
        
       

       

      Indiana Genealogy & Local History Fair


      October 27, 2018, 10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

        

      The Indiana State Library will host the annual Indiana Genealogy and Local History Fair in downtown Indianapolis. Admission is free and open to the general public. This year’s theme is “Digging Up the Dead,” how to examine, decipher, and interpret death records, death research, and other interesting facets of mortality in history.

      Over 30 organizations and exhibitors will be in attendance.  Visit the tables in the exhibition hall to collect information from genealogical and local history organizations, and shop the commercial vendors.

      Highly acclaimed, internationally known speakers and genealogy consultants, Lisa Alzo and Amie Bowser Tennant, will present.

      In addition, Sarah Halter, Executive Director of the Indiana Medical History Museum, will give a brown bag lunch lecture.

      LEUs available.  Registration required for LEUs.  Register via email: crward@library.in.gov

    Past events

    18 May 2018 "Which DNA Test is Right foe You?"
    09 May 2018 German Ancestors Seminar
    18 Apr 2018 Genealogy for Night Owls
    14 Apr 2018 Advancing Your Genealogy Research workshop
    07 Apr 2018 Palatines to America, Indiana Chapter
    10 Mar 2018 Genealogy 201: FROM ITALY TO INDIANA
    24 Feb 2018 Genealogy 201: Exploring Your African-American Family History
    13 Jan 2018 Genealogy 101: Beginning Steps to Genealogy Success
    04 Nov 2017 Indiana Chapter Palatines to America German Genealogy Society
    28 Oct 2017 Indiana Genealogy & Local History Fair
    07 Oct 2017 Day With CeCe Moore
    10 Jun 2017 DNA TESTING FOR THE GENEALOGIST
    19 May 2017 The Legal Genealogist
    08 Apr 2017 Indiana Genealogical Society Annual Meeting & Conference
    08 Apr 2017 Palatines to America 2017 Spring Meeting
    26 Oct 2016 National Archives Virtual Genealogy Fair
    22 Oct 2016 Indiana Genealogy & Local History Fair
    15 Oct 2016 "Hoosier Homecoming" sponsored by the State of Indiana
    15 Oct 2016 "Indiana Chapter Palatines to America Special Fall Meeting" with Dr. Helmut Schmahl
    09 Oct 2016 "Downtown Walk" - Vigo County Historical Society and Museum
    08 Oct 2016 Genealogical Society of Marion County 2016 Annual Conference
    11 Sep 2016 Lost Creek Community Grove Historical Program
    10 Sep 2016 Cemetery Restoration Workshop at Center Point
    07 Sep 2016 "The Time Travelin' Genealogy Guild
    31 Aug 2016 "Time Travel - Centuries of Memories", FGS 2016 Conference
    20 Aug 2016 Willard Library' Presents Judy Russell
    13 Aug 2016 "German Heritage Day" with William L. Selm
    15 Jul 2016 Midwestern Roots 2016
    08 Jun 2016 "Day with John Philip Colletta"
    20 Apr 2016 "Genealogy For Night Owls" at the Indiana State Library
    16 Apr 2016 2016 Indiana Genealogical Society Annual Meeting and Conference
    09 Apr 2016 Palatines to America 2016 Spring Meeting
    02 Apr 2016 "Indiana Genealogy: The Crossroads to America"
    22 Mar 2016 "Pioneer Indiana"
    19 Mar 2016 Annual Spring Conference - South Bend Area Genealogical Society
    19 Mar 2016 "What did you do in the War, Daddy?'
    12 Mar 2016 Willard Library's "Beginning Genealogy"
    20 Feb 2016 "You Only Have a Death Announcement, Now What?"
    18 Nov 2015 Night Owl Event with Ask an Expert
    17 Nov 2015 "Vincennes History You Don't Know" by Brian Spangle
    17 Nov 2015 "On This Day in Terre Haute History" with Dorothy Jerse
    09 Nov 2015 "Night of Broken Glass: Remembering the Holocaust"
    05 Nov 2015 Genealogy & Local History Workshop
    24 Oct 2015 Indiana Genealogy & Local History Fair with Judy Russell
    16 Oct 2015 Genealogy Seminar - Fort Branch Public Library
    03 Oct 2015 Conference of the Genealogical Society of Marion County
    02 Oct 2015 Landmark Look: The Deming
    26 Sep 2015 20th Annual Gathering of the People Powwow - Steve Witt Memorial
    19 Sep 2015 "Tree Tops" (Genealogy)
    11 Sep 2015 "A Day With Josh Taylor"
    10 Sep 2015 "Family History in Popular Culture with Josh Taylor"
    15 Aug 2015 "German Heritage Day"
    16 Jul 2015 "Indiana Jewish Historical Society Family History Research Day"
    22 Jun 2015 "The New Heritage Quest Online Database "
    16 May 2015 "Court Houses and Cemeteries, Oh My!" by Betty Warren
    14 May 2015 Parke County Historical Society Annual Meeting "Indiana Cemeteries - What You Need to Know!"
    13 May 2015 The National Genealogical Society 2015 Family History Conference
    01 May 2015 "John E. Wilkins, Ready and Able: A Hoosier's Civil War" by Mark Meyer
    29 Apr 2015 Night Owl Event with Ask an Expert
    25 Apr 2015 Indiana Genealogical Society Annual Meeting and Conference
    24 Apr 2015 "Research Lock-In"
    24 Apr 2015 IGS Society Management Seminar
    18 Apr 2015 Palatines to America 2015 Spring Meeting
    16 Apr 2015 "150-Year Anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln" presented by Chuck Hand
    11 Apr 2015 "Preserving Family Documents and Photographs"
    08 Apr 2015 2015 Ohio Genealogical Society Conference
    21 Mar 2015 "Women, Tragedies, Oral History and Eastern European Research Have What in Common?"
    21 Mar 2015 17th Annual Michiana Genealogy Fair - South Bend Areas Genealogy Society
    21 Feb 2015 Willard Libray "Genealogy Kick-Off"
    11 Feb 2015 FGS Conference 2015
    02 Nov 2014 "Digging For Your Roots" Family History Fair
    28 Oct 2014 National Archives Virtual Genealogy Fair
    18 Oct 2014 Indiana African American Genealogy Group - 2014 Genealogy and History Conference
    11 Oct 2014 19th Annual Central Indiana Genealogy Conference
    27 Sep 2014 USO Tribute Celebration For The Vigo County Historical Museum
    27 Sep 2014 Genealogy Day with Dr. John Phillip Coletta
    27 Sep 2014 "Tree Roots 2014"
    27 Sep 2014 Indiana Chapter of Palatines to America Fall Meeting
    18 Sep 2014 Storytelling Workshop - Historic Storytelling
    18 Sep 2014 VCPL Brown Bag: Spirit Keeper - The Native American Experience in the 18th Century
    20 Aug 2014 "Genealogy For Night Owls" at the Indiana State Library
    01 Aug 2014 Midwestern Roots 2014: Family History and Genealogy Conference
    17 Jun 2014 Association for Graveyard Studies - National Conference
    30 May 2014 Cemetery Preservation Workshop
    17 May 2014 Deconstructing Your Family Tree: Re-evaluating the "Evidence"
    26 Apr 2014 Genealogy Research Trips: The Good, Bad and the Ugly!" by Ann Wells
    26 Apr 2014 Indiana Chapter Palatines to America Spring Workshop
    22 Apr 2014 10th Anniversary - Wabash Valley Visions and Vioces
    05 Apr 2014 Webinar - "Descendancy Research" - Southern California Genealogical Society
    05 Apr 2014 Indiana State Genealogy Society's Annual Conference
    03 Apr 2014 Webinar - "Family Tree DNA Results Explained: mtDNA Matching & Genealogy"
    22 Mar 2014 "Genealogy Online: Productive, Organized and Successful" by Cyndi Ingle, creator of Cyndi's List
    11 Mar 2014 "Going Nuclear: DNA Discoveries to Trace All Line of Descent" by Debbie Parker Wayne
    11 Feb 2014 "Printed Legends and Missing Footnotes: Dissecting 19th and 20th Century Compiled Genealogies" by D. Joshua Taylor
    06 Feb 2014 RootsTech 2014 Live Streaming
    01 Feb 2014 "Using the Indianapolis Recorder and the Freeman Newspapers, 1890 - 1930"
    14 Jan 2014 "7 Habits of Highly Frugal Genealogists" by Thomas MacEntee
    10 Dec 2013 "Miracles, Mysteries & Mayhem: Online Family Trees"
    16 Nov 2013 "Photo Research and Preservation" Genealogical Society of Marion County Conference
    14 Nov 2013 "Technology for Genealogists"
    30 Oct 2013 "Using Court Records to Tell the Story of our Ancestors' Lives" by Judy G. Russell
    23 Oct 2013 "Using Church Records to Identify Ancestors" by Mary Hill
    22 Oct 2013 Heritage Quest Class
    21 Oct 2013 "Mondays with Myrt - Hangouts on Air"
    19 Oct 2013 Webinar - "Timelines and Chronologies - Secrets of Sucess"
    19 Oct 2013 Putting the Pieces Together: 2013 Conference of the Indiana African American Genealogy Group
    17 Oct 2013 Webinar - "Zap the Grandma Gap: The Ten Best Ideas to Bridge the Generation Gap From Your Ancestors to the Coming Generation."
    16 Oct 2013 "Get the Scoop on Your Ancestors with Newspapers" by Lisa Louise Cooke
    08 Oct 2013 "Up In Smoke!! What To Do When the Courthouse Burns"
    24 Sep 2013 "Rest in Peace: Archaeology and Cemetery Relocations"
    23 Sep 2013 "Genealogy Roadshow...It's all relatives."
    21 Sep 2013 "Advanced Genealogy Resources, Methods and Skills"
    14 Sep 2013 "Making Sense of DNA: How it Can Assist Genealogical Research."
    10 Sep 2013 Webinar - "To the Honorable, the General Assembly - The Treasure Trove in Legislative Petitions"
    07 Sep 2013 Webinar - "Sidestep Genealogy" - Southern California Genealogical Society
    04 Sep 2013 Webinar: "Getting the Most from Your Records: Putting Them Through the Wringer!"
    03 Sep 2013 National Archives Virtual Genealogy Fair
    28 Aug 2013 Webinar: "Colonial Immigrants: Who They Were and Where They Came From"
    21 Aug 2013 FGS 2013 Conference
    02 Aug 2013 Webinar - "Direct Your Research with City Directories"
    23 Jul 2013 Who Do You Think You Are?
    06 Jul 2013 Webinar - "Transform your Note-Taking and Remember Everything with Evernote"
    22 Jun 2013 Timelines
    11 Jun 2013 Webinar - The Research Calendar: A Resource You Cannot Live Without
    05 Jun 2013 Genealogy for Night Owls
    25 May 2013 "Spirit of Vincennes Rendezvous" (Living History Event)
    27 Apr 2013 IGS 2013 Annual Conference
    23 Mar 2013 Irish and Scot-Irish Family Research Seminar
    17 Nov 2012 2012 Conference of the Genealogical Society of Marion County
    27 Oct 2012 Indiana Genealogy & Local History Fair
    06 Oct 2012 Amish and Mennonite Research: The Forgotten Swiss Germans
    29 Sep 2012 A Night at the Museum in Brazil
    29 Sep 2012 Fall Workshop - Indiana Chapter of Palatines to America
    15 Sep 2012 Discharged: Researching Civil War Veterans After the War
    15 Sep 2012 Answering the Call: Researching Civil War Soldiers Before and During the War
    09 Sep 2012 Civil War Research Classes in Indianapolis
    27 Aug 2012 Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries: African Americans in Civil War Medicine
    14 Aug 2012 Civil War Service of the Sisters of Providence
    03 Aug 2012 Illinois Family History Expo 2012
    20 Jul 2012 Midwestern Roots 2012 - Where Do You Think You Find It?
    07 Jun 2012 German Genealogy: A Two Day Mini Course
    19 May 2012 "Using Federal Court Records to Discover Prohibition and Family History"
    06 May 2012 Cemetery Walk - 175 th Anniversity - St. Mary's Village Parish
    27 Apr 2012 Indiana Genealogy Society Annual Meeting & Conference
    21 Apr 2012 Palatines to America 2012 Spring Workshop
    20 Apr 2012 Historical Collections Training
    02 Apr 2012 1940 Census Released
    31 Mar 2012 "United States Courthouse Records - Research with Positive Results"
    25 Mar 2012 Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
    18 Feb 2012 What's In Your Genealogy Research Toolbox? & Blog Your Ancestors: Read 'Em, Write 'Em, Find 'Em!
    03 Feb 2012 "Who Do You Think You Are?"
    19 Nov 2011 2011 Conference of the Genealogical Society of Marion County
    12 Nov 2011 Terre Haute Landmark's Second Saturday
    26 Oct 2011 "The Mystique of Domes" presented by Gayle Cook
    22 Oct 2011 Indiana Genealogy & Local History Fair
    15 Oct 2011 Genealogical Workshop - CEMETERY RESEARCH - Northwest Territory Genealogical Society
    11 Oct 2011 VCPL Heritage Quest Class
    08 Oct 2011 October "Second Saturdays" with Terre Haute Lanmarks
    17 Sep 2011 2nd Annual Family History Workshop hosted by the Indianapolis Stake
    07 Sep 2011 "Pathways to the Heartland" by The Federation of Genealogy Societies
    04 Sep 2011 "A Bicentennial Celebration of the Building of Fort Harrison
    18 Aug 2011 Of Books And Houses: A Literary Walking Tour of Farrington's Grove Historic Neighborhood
    13 Aug 2011 August Second Saturday with TH Landmarks
    23 Jul 2011 Ancestry Day

     

    "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: Mike Lewman     Email: mblewman@yahoo.com 

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


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