WVGS Executive Board Meeting: 
Thursday, September 12th, 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, September 14th, 2019
The LDS Church
4550 Lone Oak Rd SE
  (1 block south of Idylwood Dr SE - 
Salem, Oregon            Parking is in the rear of the building)

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: “Land Records”
      Speaker:  Jim Johnson

  Jim is a long term, life member of WVGS. He was born in Portland and has had a strong interest in history and genealogy, starting research into his Georgia roots about 1973. A retired military man, he served in the Army Corps of Engineers and later with the Oregon Highway Department. In both positions his job had him doing surveying, title searches and other land record related activities.

  He will be telling us about various types of land records, how to access them, how to understand them, and how they may help in our genealogical research.

  Note: Our September meeting will NOT be at the Salem Public Library. The Anderson room where we normally meet in the library will be unavailable starting November 1st. The LDS Church on Lone Oak Rd SE has offered to allow us to meet at their Church at no cost to us while the Salem Public Library is undergoing seismic and safety upgrades starting in January. We’ll have signs up to direct you to the meeting room.

  We've also been invited to meet at the VFW Hall on Hood Street NE for no cost to the WVGS, and we will meet there in November and December.
  Once we’ve had the opportunity to meet in both locations, the pros and cons of each facility will be discussed and the membership will decide where to meet for the duration of the library shutdown. 

               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 - The Aurora Colony
November - Inside the VFW (at the VFW HALL on Hood St)
December - Annual Christmas party and Auction (also at the VFW)

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