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Launching Your Family History Research Workshop

Family History Research Workshop in Terre Haute, Indiana

If you are a beginning or an experienced family history researcher, you will benefit from this workshop.  Launching Your Family History begins on Saturday, April 6th, at 10:30, at the Vigo County History Center Auditorium on Wabash Avenue. 

Four programs covering initial smart choices for family history research will be presented and discussed by seven experienced genealogists and family history researchers.  Two speakers are county genealogists for the Indiana State Historical Society.  There will be a panel discussion after each session with Q & A.

Pre-registration is required for a Petty Pit Stop lunch, which includes choice of sandwich, a salad, apple pie blondie, and a drink for $12.  Reservations can be made at the Vigo County History Center or call 812-235-9717.

Lunch is served in the event center with continuing personal family history research help.  Patrons may bring a lunch or lunch on their own.  The cut-off for the lunch inclusion is March 29th; however, registrations without the lunch can be taken until April 6th, until a quota of 50 is reached.

Each patron receives a folder of family history research materials, a packet of useful materials from the Terre  Haute Visitors Bureau and a chance for several prizes, two valued close to $100.

VCHC and OLLI Members Free      Seniors $6 and Adults $7

2023 Thanksgiving Pie Fund Raiser

Thanksgiving Pie Fund Raiser

The Clay County Genealogy Society is continuing to solicit donations and hold fundraisers to earn money to build a new library to replace the current one. 

One of our current fundraisers is our homemade Thanksgiving Pie Sales.  We are taking orders for the following kinds of pies:  apple, pumpkin, sugar cream. pecan, and raisin.  The price of the pies are $10.00  except the pecan pies, which are $12.00.  

You may come to the library or call on Mondays or Wednesdays from 10:00 to 4:00, during operating hours, to order your pie(s).  Pick up of the pies will be Wednesday, November 22,  2023, from 1:00 to 3:00 at the library.   We will also accept orders through the mail as long as the order and accompanying check arrive before November 18th.  We are not able to accept debit or credit cards.  

There is still time to purchase raffle tickets for “Rake in the Cash.”  Tickets are one for $5.00 and three for $10.00

          Thanks to donations and continuing fundraisers, we currently have over $140,000  accumulated towards the new library.