TERRE HAUTE -- The Wabash Valley Genealogy Society will offer a presentation by Brian Spangle titled, "Early Knox County, Indiana Court Records: Civil, Criminal and Probate," Monday, July 9.
The event will take place in the lower level of the Vigo County Public Library in Terre Haute, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., with doors opening at 6 p.m.
The program will focus principally on civil and criminal records since these two sources are frequently overlooked by genealogists as valuable sources of information.
Spangle will discuss the types of records to look for and explain how these can be helpful.
Some time will be devoted to discussing divorce records. In addition, probate records will be reviewed and examples shown from the Knox County records, dating from the 1790s.
Spangle serves as the Knox County Public Library's Historical Collection Administrator, having worked at the library since 1986.
He has a master's degree in history from Indiana State University.
He is a member and past president of the Vincennes Historical and Antiquarian Society and the Northwest Territory Genealogical Society. Since 1999, he has written a weekly local history column for the Vincennes Sun-Commercial.
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 program and other Wabash Valley Genealogy Society programs, log on to www.inwvgs.org.