WVGS Events & Registrations

Upcoming events

    • 04 Jan 2017
    • 06 Dec 2017
    • 12 sessions
    • Vigo County Public Library, Room D, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, IN

    WVGS Board Meeting


    1st Wednesday of the Month

        6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

       VCPL Rooms D

    WVGS members are welcome to attend.

    • 05 Jan 2017
    • 07 Dec 2017
    • 12 sessions
    • Vigo County Public Library, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, Indiana

      

        Legacy USERS Group     

     1st Thursday of the Month

    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 C or Special Collections of the Vigo County Public Library. Check upon arrival.

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

    • 19 Jan 2017
    • 16 Nov 2017
    • 11 sessions
    • Vigo County Public Library, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, Indiana

      

        Legacy USERS Group     

          3rd Thursday of the Month

    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 C or Special Collections of the Vigo County Public Library. Check upon arrival. No December 2017 class due to the holidays.

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

    • 18 Apr 2017
    • 23 May 2017
    • 6 sessions
    • Vigo County Public Library, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, IN

    “Beginning Legacy

     

    Genealogy Classes”


    Tuesdays 


    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 ejmmcpheeters@gmail.com 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.


    • 08 May 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Vigo County Public Library, Rooms A, B & C, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, IN

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

     by

    Ashley Wadsworth

    • 12 Jun 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Vigo County Public Library, Rooms A, B & C, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, IN

    "Using DNA to Solve a Family Mystery"

     by

    Tim Phipps


    Monday, June 12, 2017

        6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

       VCPL Rooms A, B & C

    6:00 p.m. - Refreshments & Socializing


     

     

    • 10 Jul 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Vigo County Public Library, Rooms A, B & C, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, IN

    "A Guided Tour of 

    Cyndi's List 2.0"

    Live Webinar by

    Cyndi Ingle


    Monday, July 10, 2017

        6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

       VCPL Rooms A, B & C

    6:00 p.m. - Refreshments & Socializing


     

    • 22 Jul 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Vigo County Public Library, Room B & C, Terre Haute, IN

    DNA Interest Group


         facilitated by

        Tim Phipps

     Saturday, July 22, 2017         

     Vigo County Public Library Room B & C

    9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

    The Wabash Valley Genealogy Society will offer three 2017 DNA Interest Group sessions on Saturday, March 18, July 22 & November 11, 2017.  The group is open to everyone who has tested or is thinking about testing their DNA as a means to further research their family's genealogy. Attend one or attend all. Please bring your DNA results or questions with you since these will be interactive discussion sessions. 

    If you have any questions - please contact Tim Phipps at ptphipps@att.net.


    • 14 Aug 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Vigo County Public Library, Rooms A, B & C, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, IN

    Paupers, Vagrants, Idlers, Criminals, Vagabonds, Orphans, Recusants, Dissenters: 

    Tracing Colonial English "Across the Pond"

     by

    Jacob Eubanks


    Monday, August 14, 2017

        6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

       VCPL Rooms A, B & C

    6:00 p.m. - Refreshments & Socializing


     

     

    • 11 Sep 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Vigo County Public Library, Rooms A, B & C, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, IN

    "Genealogical Adventures Overseas: Exploring the Findmypast Collection"

    Live Webinar by

    Jen Baldwin


    Monday, September 11, 2017

        6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

       VCPL Rooms A, B & C

    6:00 p.m. - Refreshments & Socializing


     

    • 09 Oct 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Vigo County Public Library, Rooms A, B & C, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, IN

    "Identifying Dates of Photos through Period Clothing and Accessories"

     by

    Peggy Apgar


    Monday, October 9, 2017

        6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

       VCPL Rooms A, B & C

    6:00 p.m. - Refreshments & Socializing


     

     

    • 11 Nov 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Vigo County Public Library, Room B & C, Terre Haute, IN

    DNA Interest Group


         facilitated by

        Tim Phipps

     Saturday, November 11, 2017         

     Vigo County Public Library Room B & C

    9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

    The Wabash Valley Genealogy Society will offer three 2017 DNA Interest Group sessions on Saturday, March 18, July 22 & November 11, 2017.  The group is open to everyone who has tested or is thinking about testing their DNA as a means to further research their family's genealogy. Attend one or attend all. Please bring your DNA results or questions with you since these will be interactive discussion sessions. 

    If you have any questions - please contact Tim Phipps at ptphipps@att.net.


    • 13 Nov 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Vigo County Public Library, Rooms A, B & C, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, IN

    " The Canal in Vigo and Clay Counties - 

    Wabash & Erie Canal"


    Monday, November 13, 2017

        6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

       VCPL Rooms A, B & C

    6:00 p.m. - Refreshments & Socializing


     

     

    • 11 Dec 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Vigo County Public Library - Room A, B & C, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, IN - Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

    WVGS Annual Business Meeting

    and Holiday Social

    Monday, December 11, 2017

    VCPL Rooms A, B & C

    Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Past events

22 Apr 2017 Cemetery Restoration Workshop
10 Apr 2017 Live Webinar - "Apprentices, Indentured Servants and Redemptioners: White Slavery in America" by Peggy Clemens Lauritzen
25 Mar 2017 Public Scanning Day
18 Mar 2017 DNA Interest Group
13 Mar 2017 "She Came From Nowhere..." - A Case Study Approach To A Difficult Genealogical Problem" by Michael Lacopo
07 Mar 2017 "Beginning Genealogy Classes 2017"
13 Feb 2017 "Researching Techniques for 3 WVGS Counties" by Tony Barger, Pat Wilkinson and Dalanne Miller
09 Jan 2017 Live Webinar "German Parish Records " by Gail Blankenau
12 Dec 2016 WVGS Annual Meeting & Holiday Social - MEMBERS ONLY
07 Dec 2016 WVGS Board Meeting
19 Nov 2016 DNA Interest Group
14 Nov 2016 "Frontier Resources and the Society of Indiana Pioneers" by Jan Aikman Dickson
02 Nov 2016 WVGS Board Meeting
25 Oct 2016 Family History Writers' Special Interest Group
10 Oct 2016 "How We Changed the Frontier and How the Frontier Changed Us" by Dennis Latta
05 Oct 2016 WVGS Board Meeting
27 Sep 2016 Family History Writers' Special Interest Group
13 Sep 2016 Live Webinar "Buckeye Beginnings: An Introduction to Ohio Research" by Amy Johnson Crow
07 Sep 2016 WVGS Board Meeting
23 Aug 2016 Family History Writers' Special Interest Group
08 Aug 2016 "Kentucky Land Records" by Kandie Adkinson
04 Aug 2016 Legacy USERS Group - 1st Thursday of the Month
04 Aug 2016 Legacy Computer Help Group
03 Aug 2016 WVGS Board Meeting
30 Jul 2016 DNA Interest Group
26 Jul 2016 Family History Writers' Special Interest Group
21 Jul 2016 Legacy USERS Group - 3rd Thursday of the Month
12 Jul 2016 "Beyond the Basics" by Steve Szabados
06 Jul 2016 WVGS Board Meeting
28 Jun 2016 Family History Writers' Special Interest Group
13 Jun 2016 Live Webinar "Before & After 1858: English & Welsh Wills and Death Records" by George Morgan
01 Jun 2016 WVGS Board Meeting
24 May 2016 Family History Writers' Special Interest Group
09 May 2016 "Researching Techniques for 3 WVGS Counties" by County Genealogists
04 May 2016 WVGS Board Meeting
26 Apr 2016 Family History Writers' Special Interest Group
20 Apr 2016 "Beginning Legacy Classes"
20 Apr 2016 "Beginning Legacy Classes"
14 Apr 2016 WVGS 2016 Allen County Bus Trip
11 Apr 2016 Live Webinar "Finding Your Landless Ancestors" by J. Mark Lowe
06 Apr 2016 WVGS Board Meeting
26 Mar 2016 DNA Interest Group
22 Mar 2016 Family History Writers' Special Interest Group
14 Mar 2016 "Fraternal Order of Everyone" by Ron Darrah
09 Mar 2016 "Beginning Genealogy Classes"
03 Mar 2016 "Society of Civil War Families In Indiana" Workshop
02 Mar 2016 WVGS Board Meeting
23 Feb 2016 Family History Writers' Special Interest Group
08 Feb 2016 "From Jamestown to Lost Creek: A 200 Year Journey" by James Shepard
03 Feb 2016 WVGS Board Meeting
26 Jan 2016 Family History Writers' Special Interest Group
11 Jan 2016 Live Webinar "How to Reopen and Work a Genealogical Cold Case" by Lisa Louise Cooke
06 Jan 2016 WVGS Board Meeting
14 Dec 2015 WVGS Annual Meeting & Holiday Social - MEMBERS ONLY
02 Dec 2015 WVGS Board Meeting
21 Nov 2015 DNA Interest Group
15 Nov 2015 Private Tour of the Veterans Memorial Museum of Terre Haute
09 Nov 2015 "Heroes in Our Back Yard" Military Stories & Research
04 Nov 2015 WVGS Board Meeting
12 Oct 2015 Live Webinar "Land Records in Illinois" by Michael John Neill
07 Oct 2015 WVGS Board Meeting
14 Sep 2015 "Czech and Slovak Research" by Mike Kukral
02 Sep 2015 WVGS Board Meeting
22 Aug 2015 Genealogy "Help Day"
10 Aug 2015 "An Introduction to Quaker Genealogy" by Thomas Hamm
05 Aug 2015 WVGS Board Meeting
25 Jul 2015 "Breaking Down Brick Walls in Genealogy through Research - Ohio River, Southern & Eastern States" by Rob Johnson
18 Jul 2015 DNA Interest Group
13 Jul 2015 Navigating Find-A-Grave: The Good & Bad of Online Memorials by the WVGS Cemetery Committee
01 Jul 2015 WVGS Board Meeting
08 Jun 2015 " wthhistory: The Rise and Decline of a Small Town"
03 Jun 2015 WVGS Board Meeting
11 May 2015 Live Webinar -"The Write Stuff: Using Nonfiction Writing Techniques to Write a Better Family History" by Lisa Alzo
06 May 2015 WVGS Board Meeting
04 May 2015 "Read All About It: Accessing Digitized Indiana Newspaper Archives" by Suzanne Hahn
22 Apr 2015 "Beginning Legacy Genealogy Classes"
13 Apr 2015 FamilySearch: The Journey from Imaging to Your Computer
01 Apr 2015 WVGS Board Meeting
21 Mar 2015 DNA Interest Group
11 Mar 2015 "Beginning Genealogy Classes"
09 Mar 2015 "Looking for Clues in the Cemetery" by Joy Neighbors
04 Mar 2015 WVGS Board Meeting
28 Feb 2015 "Technology Day"
09 Feb 2015 "Travel Through Time with Wabash Valey Visions & Voices" by Donna Adams & Vikki Sordean
04 Feb 2015 WVGS Board Meeting
24 Jan 2015 "What it takes to do Genealogy" Free Orientation
12 Jan 2015 "Google Earth for Genealogy" by Lisa Louise Cooke
07 Jan 2015 WVGS Board Meeting
08 Dec 2014 WVGS Annual Meeting & Holiday Social
03 Dec 2014 WVGS Board Meeting
10 Nov 2014 " ' Are We There Yet?' Proof and the Genealogy Police" by Harold Henderson
05 Nov 2014 WVGS Board Meeting
13 Oct 2014 "Prohibition is Here to Stay" by Jason Lantzer
01 Oct 2014 WVGS Board Meeting
10 Sep 2014 "Wabash Valley Funeral Home History - Past, Present & Future" by Gary Greiner
03 Sep 2014 WVGS Board Meeting
11 Aug 2014 "Bring 'Em Back to Life: Developing an Ancestor Profile" Live Webinar by George Morgan
06 Aug 2014 WVGS Board Meeting
05 Aug 2014 POSTPONED - Legacy Beginners Summer Classes
14 Jul 2014 "The Future of the Vigo County Historical Society" & 10th Anniversary Celebration
02 Jul 2014 WVGS Board Meeting
09 Jun 2014 "Backdooring the 1890 Census"
04 Jun 2014 WVGS Board Meeting
12 May 2014 "Jewish Heritage in Indiana" by Jeannie Regan-Dinius
07 May 2014 WVGS Board Meeting
06 May 2014 Legacy Beginners Classes
03 May 2014 "Understanding Y-DNA Test Results" Workshop by Tim Phipps
14 Apr 2014 "Backing Up Your Genealogy Data" Live Webinar by Thomas MacEntee
02 Apr 2014 WVGS Board Meeting
26 Mar 2014 "Beginning Genealogy Classes
22 Mar 2014 Carpool Trip - "Genealogy Online: Productive, Organized and Successful" by Cyndi Ingle
10 Mar 2014 "Researching Collateral Ancestors" by Terry D. Prall
05 Mar 2014 WVGS Board Meeting
24 Feb 2014 WVGS Board Meeting
10 Feb 2014 "Early Black Settlers in Vigo County" by Dee Reed
05 Feb 2014 WVGS Board Meeting
13 Jan 2014 "The Power of Family Stories" by Mike Lunsford
08 Jan 2014 WVGS Board Meeting
19 Dec 2013 Legacy Users Group Classes
19 Dec 2013 Legacy Users Group Classes
09 Dec 2013 WVGS Annual Meeting & Holiday Social - MEMBERS ONLY
04 Dec 2013 WVGS Board Meeting
21 Nov 2013 Legacy Users Group Classes
21 Nov 2013 Legacy Users Group Classes
05 Nov 2013 “Using Y-DNA to Enhance Genealogical Research” by Tim Phipps
30 Oct 2013 WVGS Board Meeting
17 Oct 2013 Legacy Users Group Classes
17 Oct 2013 Legacy Users Group Classes
14 Oct 2013 Education Forum - "7 Habits of Highly Effective Genealogists" by DearMYRTLE
02 Oct 2013 WVGS Board Meeting
21 Sep 2013 Carpool Trip - Clay County Genealogy Society Library
09 Sep 2013 "Capturing the Souls of Indiana - Celebration of Our Overlooked Cultural Heritage" by John Bower
04 Sep 2013 WVGS Board Meeting
21 Aug 2013 WVGS Allen County Bus Trip
12 Aug 2013 Education Forum - "From Cradle to Grave" Church Records
07 Aug 2013 WVGS Board Meeting
08 Jul 2013 "Brick Walls" by Carol Montrose
02 Jul 2013 WVGS Board Meeting
10 Jun 2013 "Is There an Indian Princess in Your Family? An Introduction to Native American Research"
18 May 2013 Day Seminar "On-Line Genealogy: Tracking Your Ancestors Through Cyberspace..."
13 May 2013 "DAR and SAR Membership Requirements" by LaVonne Waldren
27 Apr 2013 Carpool Trip - IGS Conference - Bloomington, IN
08 Apr 2013 "Using Maps in Your Research" by Monique Howell
23 Mar 2013 "Brick Wall Roundtable" moderated by WVGS Panel
20 Mar 2013 "Beginning Genealogy Classes
11 Mar 2013 "The Wabash River - It's Impact Through the Ages" - by Mike McCormick
11 Feb 2013 "Google for Genealogists" Live Webinar by Thomas MacEntee
14 Jan 2013 "Hidden Genealogical Treasures' by Jim Gilson
10 Dec 2012 WVGS Annual Meeting & Holiday Social
12 Nov 2012 "Land Ownership Search: Admire Acres"
08 Oct 2012 "7 Habits of Highly Effective Genealogists" by DearMYRTLE
17 Sep 2012 WVGS Volunteer Appreciation Picnic
10 Sep 2012 "What To Do With Your Records After Your Demise"
13 Aug 2012 "Researching Your Home's History"
07 Aug 2012 Legacy Computerized Genealogy Course
09 Jul 2012 "Early Knox County, Indiana, Court Records: Civil, Criminal and Probate"
11 Jun 2012 "Learning the 1940 Census"
02 Jun 2012 "The Montgomery, Parke County and Fountain Couty Indiana GENWEB Pages"
14 May 2012 "A Grave Matter in Indiana"
05 May 2012 Cemetery Preservation Workshop
09 Apr 2012 Dating Photographs through Clothing of Men and Children
03 Apr 2012 Legacy Computerized Genealogy Course
31 Mar 2012 Private Tour of Special Collections at ISU Cunningham Memorial Library
28 Mar 2012 "Beginning Genealogy Classes"
12 Mar 2012 "Dying to Help Out, Too"
13 Feb 2012 WVGS Education Forum - Brick Wall Hurdling
09 Jan 2012 "Family History in the Civil War Era"
12 Dec 2011 WVGS Annual Meeting & Holiday Social
14 Nov 2011 "Area Native Americans During the War of 1812 Era"
09 Nov 2011 Kentucky Three Day Research Trip
10 Oct 2011 "The Miner - Searches, History and Stories"
08 Oct 2011 Cemetery Preservation Workshop
29 Sep 2011 Indiana State Library Research Trip
12 Sep 2011 "The Underground Railroad in Indiana"
08 Aug 2011 "Preserving Your Records using a Digital Camera and Scanner"

 

"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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