Every year Vick's from all over the world and members of the Joseph Vick Family of America organization get together to educate one another on DNA & Family Research and enjoy each others company. The extended family meets each year at a location identified with the Vick family; Vicksburg, Mississippi & Isle of Wright, Virginia, but we have had annual meetings in the past at the following locations; Paducah, Kentucky, Salado, Texas & Fort Wayne, Indiana. We will be meeting in Kansas City/Independence, Missouri at the Hilton Garden Inn for 2018. At these annual meetings JVFOA members and the community are educated in classes on family genealogy, family research and DNA testing. Members receive the JVFOA quarterly newsletters as their main source of sharing information.

The next Annual Meeting will be held in

, June 22-24, 2018 @ the Independence Hilton Garden Inn

June 22nd - 

Friday morning - free time to research at the local Midwest Genealogy Center, Harry S. Truman Library &  Museum, National WWI Museum & Memorial or Arabia Steamboat Museum

1-3:30 PM Workshop - Free Software for finding your ancestors; Relative Finder, Family Search & Take a Name. presenter Mr. Gailen Vick - Hilton Garden Inn Independence, 19677 East Jackson Drive, Independence

3:30-5 PM Workshop  - Next Generation of Vick History or a Volume II; By Robin & Dan Yaklin - Hilton Garden Inn Independence, 19677 East Jackson Drive, Independence - This presentation will interest the general public since the tools for developing and publishing will be highlighted; Family TreeMaker; Roots Magic database; gedcom file that will allow importing of the database into any genealogy program or website that accepts that format.

What may be of general interest is: the basis of a new volume is underway - We need content from everyone!  EG:  stories, especially the ones about their relatives' quilts or jams or how they farmed, etc.  Copies of family bible genealogy front pages would be so helpful.  Also letters and maps.  Newspaper articles.  Announcements of births, deaths and marriages. We will be researching the Civil War period when photography came into its own. Already I’ve found references to our soldiers.  Perhaps someone has a picture.  

Robin bio: writer, former journalist, 30+ year genealogist, keeper of her own Stewart and Turrella trees, researcher for the Vick family and organizer of the second volume and great-granddaughter of Susan Tabitha Vick and great-great-granddaughter of Henry S Vick - Dan bio: stock trader, former Texas Instruments senior design engineer, 30+ year genealogist, keeper of the Yaklin family tree and member of the Vick family by marriage

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5:30 PM Annual dinner -Hilton Garden Inn Independence, 19677 East Jackson Drive, Independence

6:00 PM Keynote Speakers:  -

June 23rd

Saturday morning - free time to research at the local Midwest Genealogy Center, Harry S. Truman Library &  Museum, National WWI Museum & Memorial or Arabia Steamboat Museum

7- 9 AM Breakfast HHilton Garden Inn Independence, 19677 East Jackson Drive, Independence

9 AM Annual Board Meeting Hilton Garden Inn Independence, 19677 East Jackson Drive, Independence

10 AM Annual Meeting & Board Elections Hilton Garden Inn Independence, 19677 East Jackson Drive, Independence

12 Noon - Lunch Hilton Garden Inn Independence, 19677 East Jackson Drive, Independence

1 PM Speaker: Hilton Garden Inn DNA Research, Presentation by Larry Vick

4:30 PM Dinner/Silent Auction

June 24th

8 AM Sunday Sunrise Flag Ceremony to recognize our veterans Hilton Garden Inn Independence

Sunday morning - free time to research at the local Midwest Genealogy Center, Harry S. Truman Library &  Museum, National WWI Museum & Memorial or Arabia Steamboat Museum

Please contact Lori Vick Millsap for more information on the JVFOA Annual Meetings & Reunions;

Mrs. Lori Vick Millsap, Events Coordinator - 3241 Mathieson Drive NE

Atlanta, GA 30305
Tel. 251.533.8639

Lori can be contacted at the following email, lorivickm@gmail.com

Event Coordinator; Lori Vick Milsap and the local Host is Jerry Thomas Vick

Family Gathering

It is exciting to gather each year at another location of historical importance for the Joseph Vick Family of America.