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Genealogy meeting Nov. 14

Civil War buffs and people digging into their families’ roots may learn a few things at the Nov. 14 meeting of the Wabash Valley Genealogical Society.
“Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War and Vigo County’s Contribution to the Civil War” will be presented by Dennis Hutchinson during the meeting at 6 p.m. at the Vigo County Library in Terre Haute. It will also be available online via Zoom.
Hutchinson grew up on a dairy farm in northern Vigo County and graduated from Purdue University with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. He is retired from the Indiana Michigan Power Company.
He belongs to and is involved in several organizations, including John W. Foster Camp #2 of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War and the Board of the Lincoln Pioneer Village. He is a charter member of the Kentucky Antique Farm Machinery Association, a member of the Masonic Lodge #687 of West Terre Haute, Scottish Rite Valley of Terre Haute, a member of the southern Indiana Civil War Roundtable of Evansville, Spencer County Historical Society and the Indiana Historical Society. Hutchinson and his wife, Donna, have resided in Spencer County, Ind., for the past 39 years.
Dennis was Camp Commander of the John W. Foster Camp #2 from January 2016 through May 2020 and was the Department of Indiana Commander for Indiana from June 2020 through June 2022.
In addition to his presentation on the Civil War, he will also include the GAR in Terre Haute.
The program is open to the public. It will also be available online via Zoom to members of the WVGS. To join, send $15 per individual, or $20 per family, to the WVGS at PO Box 7012, Terre Haute, IN  47802-7012. There is an additional $2 charge to each for using PayPal.
Membership applications are available at Send applications at least one week before the meeting date.

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