Autosomal DNA Q&A with Denise Sproed
August 31, 2017 - 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm 
Salem Public Library
WVGS Desk (Main Level, Southwest)
585 Liberty St. SE
Salem, Oregon

WVGS Executive Board Meeting: 
Thursday September 7th, 2017 - 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 9th, 2017
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 business meeting will be held to conduct society business. 

12:00 am – 1:00pm
      Program: "Civil War: Navy in the Civil War and Letters
      Speaker:  Jack Bentley, Linda Steffen and Tanya Little

Most genealogists are familiar with the Union and Confederate Armies’ major role in the Civil War. Less is known about Navy participation, which is the topic Jack will address. Linda and Tanya will talk about the personal side of the Civil War through letters written home.

Jack Bentley has been reenacting for 28 years. He started reenacting when he went to Ft Stevens and watched the Friends of Ft Stevens firing the big guns. He was hooked. He has never looked back! He is a member of the Friends of Ft Stevens and is a member of the Northwest Civil War Council with the 2nd US Artillery. He is very involved in education and bringing the Civil War History to life in providing school presentations and living history for schools around Oregon and history presentations at Ft Stevens.

Linda Steffen and Tanya Little have been reenacting for 16 years. They actually portray both sides and have Infantry, Cavalry, Artillery and Civilians in the same group. Linda and Tanya are also very involved in providing school presentations and other living history with Jack Bentley.

We will be in the Anderson Room, with a video projector and wall screen. 
Please join us if you live in the Salem area.

               Our programs are always open to the public.

Upcoming General Meeting Programs:
October - Kylie Pine - "Worker's Records"
November - Pam Vestal - "Tips and Tricks: Finding What You Need and
                                         Making the  Most of What You Find"

December - The Society's Annual Pot Luck Party & Auction
January - Member's Discoveries & Genealogical Treasures

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