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Welcome to the Wabash Valley  Genealogy Society Website! 

ZOOM Meeting Instructions

The Wabash Valley Genealogy Society does not accept responsibility for content or views expressed in any article in our publications, program events and website.

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

Genealogy: How to accurately label source materials

By Tammy Dehler

Special to the Tribune-Star     Jul 23, 2022

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What is PERSI? A Quick Explainer for Genealogists

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PERSI, at Allen County Public Library

“Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War and Vigo County's Contribution to the Civil War”


 By Dennis Hutchinson

In Person

Monday, November 14, 2022

Public Meeting at Vigo County Library

Online Via ZOOM 6:00 p.m.

Dennis Hutchinson grew up on a dairy farm in northern Vigo County, Indiana and graduated from Purdue University with a BS in Mechanical Engineering.  He retired from the Indiana Michigan Power Company (AEP).  Dennis and wife Donna have two married daughters and one grandchild.  He belongs and is involved in several organizations as follows:  John W. Foster Camp #2 of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, On the board of the Lincoln Pioneer Village, Charter member of the Kentucky Antique Farm Machinery Association, IN, Masonic Lodge #687 of West Terre Haute, Scottish Rite Valley of Terre Haute, Member of the Southern Indiana Civil War Roundtable of Evansville, Spencer County Historical Society and the Indiana Historical Society.  Dennis and Donna have resided in Spencer County, Indiana for the past 39 years


PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE OUR CORRECT ADDRESS:

WVGS, PO Box 7012, Terre Haute, IN  47802-7012

Have you had the chance to join a ZOOM meeting yet?  Please join us for webinars and genealogy programs; check the website for instructions and download the app.  You can view the presentations in the comfort of your home and favorite chair, ask questions at the end, and chat with other members.  Contact Gary Jones if you have any problems downloading our members only ZOOM connection: webmaster@www.inwvgs.org

     We hope you will remain with WVGS and renew your membership for 2023.  We appreciate your support and input regarding genealogy matters.  If you have any articles and/or old photos you would like to submit to the Newsletter, please send them for the committee to review and add to any upcoming editions.  wvgsnewsletter@gmail.com

    You can pay your memebership dues via postal mail or online with PayPal.  If you have a “recurring account” with PayPal, please check it to make sure you have the correct amount to send; if not, please change the payment amount to the current fee (the increase in billing charges to WVGS).

Add $2.00 to any membership paid online via PayPal to cover their fees.

_  Individual with e-mail account $15.00 / $17.00 if paid by PayPal

_  Individual by postal mail $25.00 (additional fees to cover postal mail fees)

_  Family e-mail $20.00 / $22.00 paid by PayPal (must reside at same address)

_  Family by postal mail $30.00  (must reside at same address)

I will be sending out an email copy of your dues receipt to you.

If you have any questions, please contact Shawn Stoll, Membership Officer at genealogyjunkie22@gmail.com  Please add WVGS Dues to the subject


St. Louis County Library

National Archives Genealogy Series

Free Webinars

10 Rules for Accepting (or Rejecting)

Online Family Tree Hints

Online family tree hints can make it easy to build out your ancestor timelines and add people to your tree. Or they can fill your tree with the wrong relatives and incorrect information. Here are 10 rules for evaluating and using hints.

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Death Certificate 

What are this three of four digit numbers under cause of death? (ICD) International Classification of Diseases (ICD), in medicine, diagnostic tool that is used to classify and monitor causes of injury and death and that maintains information for health analyses, such as the study of mortality (death) and morbidity (illness) trends.

Find more information at:  1900 to present

 http://www.wolfbane.com/icd/index.html


Link to New Gmail Tools with Genealogy Tasks and Correspondence

Check out the FREE webinars at:  http://www.genealogycenter.org/ 

Quote from Tribune Star Genealogy

"Many of us are home bound now and looking for something new to do. But to many people who more recently started their quest to discover their family history, something old can be something new. In 1997 the first national television series that dealt with family history and genealogy made its debut on PBS.

Entitled “Ancestors,” the series was hosted by Jim and Terry Willard, a husband and wife team of amateur genealogists who were “discovered” by the series producer at a genealogical conference. Alex Haley, the author of Roots, also contributed to the initial program planning. The series consists of twenty-three 30-minute episodes, each covering some aspect of genealogy. Every episode of this series can be viewed online for free through Brigham Young University by using this link"

https://www.byutv.org/show/54f848ee-6d19-4502-9981-070cdbd1f1bf/ancestors.

Read the rest of the story at 

https://www.tribstar.com/community/genealogy/article_5936cf17-ff12-5a87-a5eb-18ce4442eb57.html

KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS PROGRAM

Enroll or Renew for 2023

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

09 Jan 2023 6:00 PM • Zoom, On line

Upcoming Regional Events