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 inIndependence 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
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
6:00 PM Keynote Speakers: -
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
1 PM Speaker: Hilton Garden Inn DNA Research, Presentation by Larry Vick
4:30 PM Dinner/Silent Auction
8 AM Sunday Sunrise Flag Ceremony to recognize our veterans Hilton Garden Inn Independence
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
Lori can be contacted at the following email, firstname.lastname@example.org
It is exciting to gather each year at another location of historical importance for the Joseph Vick Family of America.