WVGS Executive Board Meeting: 
Thursday, February 7th, 2019 - 11:30 am to 1:00 pm 

Broadway Commons - An Upstairs Room 
1300 Broadway Street NE 
Salem, Oregon 

General Meeting: The Public is welcome!
Saturday, February 9th, 2018
Salem Public Library
Anderson Room A (Lower Level)
585 Liberty St. SE
Salem, Oregon

10:30 am – 11:45 am   The General Membership Meeting.
A short meeting will be held to conduct society business.

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
      Program: “The Genographic Project” DVD and discussion.
      Speaker: WVGS member Dave Bruey

   The project is a mutliyear research initiative of the National Geographic Society. The Genographic Project is anonymous, nonmedical, and nonprofit. It aims to gather and analyze research data in collaboration with indigenous and traditional peoples.

    About fifteen years ago Dave submitted several family DNA samples to the National Geographic Genographic Project, which analyzes migration patterns back tens of thousands of years. He will play a DVD about the Genographic Project and present some results from his family’s DNA tests.

   David Bruey moved from Wisconsin to Salem three years ago and joined our Society. He volunteers at our library desk on Friday afternoons. His university career field was cross-cultural and international education. He and WVGS President Liz Tice presented a genealogy session at the State Diversity and Inclusion Conference in 2017. Dave has completed twenty-one genealogical research courses and is taking two more at the present time. He is a volunteer photographer for Find-A-Grave.com. This spring he plans to publish the first chapter of his family history from the late 1500s in England to the early 1800s in Ohio.

               Our programs are always open to the public.
Autosomal DNA Q&A with Denise Sproed
By Appointment - 5:00 pm to Library Closing, Tue-Fri
Salem Public Library
The WVGS Desk (Main Level, Southwest)
585 Liberty St. SE
Salem, Oregon

Go to the 'Research' page to submit an appointment request.
Upcoming General Meeting Programs:
March - DNA Again
April - Railroads and Migration
May - Creating a Research Plan: Tips from NEHGS Research Services 
June - Research Tips & Hints 
July - Approaches to Solving a Brickwall 

Do you have suggestions for a program? Let Doug Crosby know!