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ZOOM Meeting Instructions

At this time, we are unable to use the Vigo County Public Library meeting rooms because of limited restrictions.  We hope this will change in the near future.  Stay in touch for further information. 

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

DNA: What Do I Do With It Now That I Have It? Working With DNA Test Results

 Laura Street Chaplin

Monday, August 8, 2022

Members ONLY

ZOOM

Once you get your DNA test results back, how can you best understand and utilize them?  This presentation will cover lots of tips, such as: transferring raw DNA results, skeleton DNA tree, and working with other people’s tests.  PLUS learn about analysis tools like Dots SuperPower, Shared Matches, Matches spreadsheet, Known Relationships, and Quick & Dirty trees,.

Owner of Willowtree Research Genealogy Services, and currently living in Sugar Grove, Illinois, Laura was raised in southeastern Iowa and has lived all around the Midwest: Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, and Ohio.

She and her husband were inspired by the "Roots" miniseries in college, which began a lifelong love of research and genealogical learning, raising their three daughters tramping through graveyards – now with 6 grandkids in training!

In addition to her genealogy business doing client work and offering on-line Study Groups, Laura is a former History & Genealogy Manager at the Lawrence J. Martin Heritage Center in Elburn, IL She has been active as a genealogical presenter for several years. She is a member of the APG, GSG, Board member for the Kane County Genealogical Society, a Director on the Governing Board for the Illinois State Genealogical Society, and a member of several local societies.

This program is FREE to WVGS members, and will be held via Zoom on August 8  2022 at 6:30 p.m.  If you are not a member, you may join this meeting and all of the following meetings in 2022 by sending $15 per individual, or $20 per family to Wabash Valley Genealogy Society, P O Box 7012, Terre Haute, IN  47802-7012.  If you wish to pay using Paypal, add $2 to each choice.  You can obtain the application by going to www.inwvgs.org.  Click on membership.  Watch this site to see more upcoming events or check WVGS Facebook page.  Send application at least one week before the meeting date.

For this fee, you will be able to obtain assistance from other members when you reach a “brick wall” in your research.  You will also receive a bi-monthly newsletter.  Handouts and recorded videos will be available for periods of time for members only . . . so join to take advantage of the WVGS offerings.

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 2022.  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 2021

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. 

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