WVGS Executive Board Meeting: 
Thursday January 11th, 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 January 13th, 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 business meeting will be held to conduct society business. 

12:00 am – 1:00pm
      Program: "Family Stories of WVGS Members"

Our program will be our members talking about their family research. Prepare a brief talk.

Heirlooms enrich your family's stories and can unlock pieces of your past. What’s your favorite family heirloom? What’s the story behind it? Bring it for our “show and tell” to tell us the story behind it. (No weapons, operable or not, please!) Do you have treasured photos with a story or rare documents? Do you have a special way to preserve and document your family heirlooms? 

 Do you have story about your family to share? Or would you like to present a genealogical roadblock that you’d like ask if anyone has a suggestion on how to solve? Family history isn’t just about records and vital statistics—it’s also about the stories, memories and traditions you want to pass on to future generations. And the stories of how we discovered our ancestors.

               Our programs are always open to the public.

Upcoming General Meeting Programs:
February - What were the conditions on ships for our immigrant ancestors? 
March - Beth Gray tals about the DAR
April - Keith Pyeatt (Topic to be announced)
May - Kathleen Valdez "Irish Research"
June - Emily Aulicino on DNA

Do you have suggestions for a program? Let Doug Crosby know!
Winter Genealogy Class: "Time to Start on Your Geneaology"
Dates:       January 22 & 29, February 5, 12 & 26, 2018
Time:         10:00 am to 12:00 Noon

Location:   Center 50+, 2615 Portland Rd NE, Salem
Contact:    Alvin Scott, (503)588-6303 
Insructor:  Liz Tice, WVGS Member
Cost:          $30

The class is limited to 12 students plus 3 with their own laptops. You can preregister in the Computer Lab at the Center 50+. Basic computer skills are needed.

The class will cover the basics of genealogy, how to get started, making a Beginner’s Plan, the basics of DNA testing for genealogy and genealogy topics A-K (The June class will continue with topics L to Z).

Autosomal DNA Q&A with Denise Sproed
January 25, 2018 - 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm 
Salem Public Library
WVGS Desk (Main Level, Southwest)
585 Liberty St. SE
Salem, Oregon