Tuesday, March 11, 2008

What could be nicer than a June Saturday in Terre Haute?

...with genealogy on the menu from 8 to 5, of course. The Wabash Valley Genealogical Society will hold its first annual seminar June 21, featuring Shirley Fields (Indiana State Genealogical Society treasurer) on state indexing and family recognition projects, Kandie Adkinson (Kentucky Land Office Division supervisor) on Kentucky land patents, and Beau Sharbrough on what he's learned working for GENTECH, Ancestry.com, and now Footnote.com. (Hat tip IGS blog.)

WVGS has a bi-state reach from its Terre Haute HQ: Clark, Crawford, and Edgar counties in Illinois; and Clay, Greene, Parke, Putnam, Sullivan, Vermillion, and Vigo in Indiana. Its website includes links to a 1904-1951 Vigo County marriage index and a twentieth-century Terre Haute newspaper obituary index, both under the auspices of the Vigo County Public Library.

The library adds an especially nice touch: online, PDF-format booklets listing, describing, and evaluating the best research resources for each local counties. My relatives ducked Vigo County but spent a lot of time in Parke and Vermillion, so I look forward to stopping by one of these days.

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