WVGS Executive Board Meeting: 
Thursday, September 6th, 2018 - 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, September 8th, 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 business meeting will be held to conduct society business. 

12:00 am – 1:00pm
      Program: “Have You Discovered Geneanet?”
      Speaker:  Tom O'Brien

   Geneanet is a treasure that has many free features available from the comfort of your home. The Premium segments are available free at your local Family History Center on their Portal. Geneanet contains family trees and a wide variety of other records. Many of these are unique collections, not duplicated on other major genealogical websites. 

Members share more than 400 million individual names in their 700,000 Family Trees. You can easily contact other members to discuss and share ancestors.

Geneanet’s indexed, digitized collections—more than 700,000 of them—span the globe. You will find hundreds of thousands digitized books, postcards and family pictures, a wiki, & a blog.

Tom O'Brian has been researching his family since 1983. He enjoys sharing what he has learned with fellow genealogists. He has been a research assistant at the Family History Center in Milwaukie and the Genealogical Forum of Oregon. These volunteer positions enabled him to help others.

While helping others he was able to learn how to research in geographic areas where he has no personal family research. Helping them enabled him to learn of resources he would otherwise not have used or known about.

He is active at the GFO on the Education Committee, the German Interest Group and the Irish Interest Group. Tom is a leader of the Oregon City Genealogy Group and regularly participates in local genealogy groups in Lake Oswego, Wilsonville and at 
Concordia University.

               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:
October - A panel discussion on preserving artifacts (Loucks Auditorium)
November - Jerry Rodgers: "The Mayflower" (Heritage Room)
December - The WVGS Annual Potluck & Auction
January 2019 - The WVGS 50th Anniversary Celebration

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