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; Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Paducah, Kentucky, Salado, Texas & Fort Wayne, Indiana. We will be meeting in Vicksburg, Mississippi at the Holiday Inn Express for 2019. 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 28-30, 2019 @ the Holiday Express & Suites, Vicksburg, Mississippi, Evie Hilderband, Sales Manager 

t. 601.636.8788 Ext. 501 - 

4330 South Frontage Rd. /  VICKSBURG, MISSISSIPPI 39180



Friday morning -

1-3:30 PM Workshop - Free Software for finding your ancestors; Relative Finder, Family Search & Take a Name. presenter Mr. Gailen Vick

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


5:30 PM Annual dinner -

6:00 PM Keynote Speakers:  - 

June 29th

Saturday morning - free time to research

7- 9 AM Breakfast 

9 AM Annual Board Meeting 

10 AM DNA Research, Presentation by Larry Vick ; 

11 AM Genealogy Program and Tour, 

12 Noon - Lunch 

12:30 Annual Meeting & Board Election 

1 PM  free time to research

4:30 PM Dinner/Silent Auction

June 30th 

8 AM Personnel time to attend your local church.

Sunday morning - free time to research

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

Mrs. Lori Vick Millsap, Events Coordinator - 750 Dalrymple Rd, NE Unit M-5

Atlanta, GA 30328
Tel. 251.533.8639

Lori can be contacted at the following email,

Event Coordinator; Lori Vick Millsap

Family Gathering

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