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Female ancestors to be focus of meeting

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

TERRE HAUTE -- At the regular meeting of the Wabash Valley Genealogy Society Monday, July 11, Peggy Surface will present, "From a Woman's Point of View -- Tracing Female Ancestors."

The program will take place in Rooms A, B and C in the Vigo County Public Library from 6:30-8:30 p.m., with doors opening at 6 p.m.

While Surface is a biologist/biochemist by training, she has been involved in family history research for the past 10 years.

Her maternal grandmother sparked her interest in genealogy and the search for her ancestors. Currently, she is a family history consultant for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, assisting part-time in the Family History Center.

Her presentation will focus on the issue that "so many times, we are left with Jane married to John Smith?"

Those attending will learn how to get started and hunt family members down and while doing so, find some different ways to find elusive maiden names.

Why female ancestors present special research problems will also be discussed.

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

For more information on the organization or the program, contact http://www.inwvgs.org, or call 812-238-2415.

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