TERRE HAUTE -- The Wabash Valley Genealogy Society has several activities coming up this month and all are open to the public.
On Saturday, Sept. 6, Dr. Loran Braught will present a workshop on "Piles, to Files." The workshop will help genealogists get control of their research files and help to establish a system to organize their records.
The session is scheduled from 10 a.m.-noon in the Vigo County Public Library (main branch), in the lower level. Registration is required for the class and more information may be obtained by contacting Braught at 812-535-3618.
The public program for September will take place Monday, Sept. 8, in the Vigo County library, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Georganne Wilkinson will speak on "How to Research prior to 1790.
Wilkinson is a seasoned genealogist, who was employed at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City for more than 17 years.
The program should help researchers learn new techniques on how to research and document their finds prior to 1790. The program is open to the public and no registration is required, but those interested in attending are urged to arrive early to view displays.
Refreshments will be available along with door prizes and handouts.
For more information on the program, contact Jennifer Cruse at 812-877-2940.
On Saturday, Sept. 27, Tom Isbell will present a computer class on using scanners and digital cameras.
The program will be a hands-on workshop and -- if those interested in attending have a scanner, digital camera and/or laptop computer -- they are urged to bring them.
Also, those interested in attending that bring their laptop are asked to be sure they have photo software loaded up, such as Picasa, which is a free download from Google.
The workshop will take place at the Vigo County library, room C. It is open to the public.
For more information on the workshop, contact Isbell at 812-894-2404.
The Wabash Valley Genealogy Society is also taking reservations now for its annual research trip to Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne. The library is second only in its holdings to Salt Lake City Family History Library.
The trip is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 12 through Friday, Nov. 14. Transportation will be provided by Turner Coach Lines and those attending will stay in the Grand Wayne Hilton Inn, across the street from the library.
Early registration is required for the trip and for more information, contact David Bonnett at 812-299-1902 or Isbell at 812-894-2404.
At a later date, the organization will announce a time and place for a research planning session to help visitors make the most of the research trip to Fort Wayne.