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2024 Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah

June 27-29, Salt Lake City, Utah

The Annual Meeting for 2024 will be held in Salt Lake City, Utah on June 28-30, 2024. The FamilySearch Library in Salt Lake City will be our host. It is operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. You may want to prepare your family history questions by reviewing the The FamilySearch Library website in advance by going online

We always broadcast Video & Audio live. You may join via Zoom.com meetings for those that can't attend in person,  Meeting ID: 838 6871 0795 Invite Link

FamilySearch Library Building:

  • Established in 1985 to gather records worldwide and assist individuals with their family history and genealogical research
  • Largest library of its kind in the world and visited by over 1,900 patrons each day

 Other Local Attractions and Events Calendar:

For more information contact: Gailen Vick gailenvick@gmail.com

 On Saturday, April 20, we had a Library Orientation Zoom Presentation, if anyone would like to have the link to that presentation, please let us know

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Zoom Library Orientation Presentation

Kayla (Sands) Gomez, presented the virtual orientation for the FamilySearch Library for our conference on Saturday, 20 April, at 11:00am MDT. Latin American Research Specialist, Family History Department
Topic: FamilySearch Library Virtual Orientation - JVFOA Conference
Time: Apr 20, 2024 11:00 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)


Thursday, June 27

3:30 PM

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Jennifer Caroline Moulder will provide a Library Orientation Presentation: Come learn a little about the history of FamilySearch and the FamilySearch Library, see what resources they have available and how to best utilize them, discover new ways to search for records, and learn some of what Salt Lake City has to offer.

Jennifer is a United States and Canada Research Specialist at the FamilySearch Library in Salt Lake City. She is working on her Accredited Genealogist credential in the New England region. She is the mother of three and enjoys baking and gardening in her free time.

Class Rooms B & C - at the FamilySearch Library 35 North West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah

4:30 PM

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Library Tour by Jennifer Caroline Moulder : Join us for an in-depth, behind-the-scenes tour of the FamilySearch Library provided by one of our research specialists. She holds a degree from BYU Idaho in FamilyHistory Research. She is also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution where she volunteers as a Chapter Registrar and the Utah State Chair of American History. Class Rooms B & C - at the FamilySearch Library 35 North West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah

Friday, June 28

9:30 AM

Welcome by Gailen Vick, JVFOA President - Solutions & Apps. Connect with relatives that are working on the same family lines.

Board of Directors meeting & Elections of Officers - By Gailen10, Sidney Calvin9, John Shadrack8, Arthur Robert7, Shadrack Rivers6, Arthur5, Shadrach4, Athur3, Richard2, Joseph1

Class Rooms B & C - at the FamilySearch Library 35 North West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah

10:30 AM

Dr. Stephanie Hampton Credle will be sharing about her new assignment as JVFOA Chairperson of our America 250 Committee in preparation of the 2026 celebration. Class Rooms B & C - 35 North West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah

AMERICA, YEARS IN THE MAKING

11:30 AM
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Lunch at the Discovery Center - Discovery Center & Break Room (Bring your own bag lunch or place an order with our caterer Jimmy Johns or Chick-Fil-A) Class Rooms B & C - at the FamilySearch Library 35 North West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah

12:30 PM

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Presentation on African American Resources by  Julia A. Anderson, MA, AG®, AGL™ - FamilySearch Library | U.S. and Canada Research Specialist - She has a master’s degree in history with an education emphasis and is an Accredited Genealogist® and Accredited Genealogist Lecturer™ with expertise in the U.S. Gulf South region. As an adjunct faculty member at Salt Lake Community College, Julia teaches research and accreditation classes for their online genealogy certificate program. She is also the owner and managing member of Anderson Genealogical Research, LLC based in Orem, Utah. Class Rooms B & C - 35 North West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah
 

2:00 PM


Sarah Pearson will share the research she is doing on the origins of the Vick's in England.  She has a PhD in History and is an Associate of the Association for Genealogists and Researchers in Archives (AGRA). Her PhD specialism was colonial history. She founded her research company Ancestral Journeys in the southwest of England to share her passion for family history with others. Class Rooms B & C - at the FamilySearch Library 35 North West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah





3:00 PM

John D. Beatty "What drove me to writing a new book to replace the original 2003 Volume Vick book”, a reference librarian in The Genealogy Center. He is a Board-certified genealogist, an author of sixteen books on loca l and family history, he served as principal editor for volume one of a two-volume History of Fort Wayne and Allen County, Indiana. He has conducted original research on families from colonial New England, Pennsylvania, Maryland & Virginia. He serves as archivist for the Episcopal Diocese of Northern Indiana.

Class Rooms B & C - 35 North West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah

4:30 PM

Larry Vick: Subject scheduled

Larry is the treasurer-registrar of the Genealogical Society of Palm Beach County and the Society’s past librarian.  He is a director of the Joseph Vick Family of America.  Additionally, Larry is the administrator of the VICK and Allied Families DNA Project, and was one of six 23andMe Ancestry Ambassadors.

Class Rooms B & C - at the FamilySearch Library 35 North West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah


Saturday, June 29

9:00 AM

Welcome Gailen Vick – Elections of Officers results

Class Rooms B & C - 35 North West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah


9:30 AM

Treasury Report - By Roger McGrew - JVFOA Board member & Treasurer

Class Rooms B & C - 35 North West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah


10:30 AM

Presentation by Michael Mayfield Vick - Subject; preamble of his 2025 presentation that he will present next year of those who fought in the Civil War (1861-65) in Vicksburg, Mississippi.

Class Rooms B & C - 35 North West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah

Michael has lived in Texas all his life. Univ. of Texas grad with 2 degrees & a Certified Public Account certificate. His career was spent in management consulting & as a Real Estate Developer. Michael is a real history buff & enjoys both Texas and Family history. He has the distinguished pleasure of knowing that his family attended the 1st Joseph Vick Family Reunion in Mississippi that was organized by Sam Vick in 1972. Michael's father, brother & Sister attended and returned home to tell the amazing stories of the Vick Family. Michael was one of the early participants in the Vick DNA Project. Retired, Michael & Gretchen his wife enjoy time with family.

11:30 AM

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Lunch at the Discovery Center - Discovery Center & Break Room (Bring your own bag lunch or place an order with our caterer Jimmy Johns or Chick-Fil-A) Class Rooms B & C - at the FamilySearch Library 35 North West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah

12:30 PM

Tommy Vick: DNA Research, Using Y-DNA to Trace the Ancestral and Descendants’ Lines of Joseph Vick of Lower Parish, Isle of Wight Co., VA 

Class Rooms B & C - 35 North West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah

Tommy was born and raised in the same small Texas border town as was his father who was a foreman with the Southern Pacific Railroad and a mother who was a real estate broker. Family, hard work, honesty, and paying your way were constant important themes in this family. Family History was an early interest for Tommy in which led to many questions about his family history. Tommy’s mother, Karen Vick, became a genealogist to answer these questions and would take the young Tommy on long trips to San Antonio, Texas

2:00 PM

John D. Beatty "Perspectives on Researching the Vick Family of Gloucestershire, England." I will discuss my own research findings in parish registers and wills, and I will report on what Sarah Pearson has found for us at that time on her research for JVFOA in Great Britain.

Class Rooms B & C - 35 North West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah

He is a Board-certified genealogist, an author of sixteen books on local and family history, he served as principal editor for volume one of a two-volume History of Fort Wayne and Allen County, Indiana. He has conducted original research on families from colonial New England, Pennsylvania, Maryland & Virginia. He serves as archivist for the Episcopal Diocese of Northern Indiana.                                                                 

4:30 PM

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Beth will present - DNA Basics: An Introduction to DNA and Genealogy

Beth Taylor, CGSM, works as a US/Canada Research Specialist at the Family History Library. She is a Board-certified genealogist (CG), holds a BA of History from Brigham Young University, and has worked for FamilySearch for more than 15 years. Her specialties include DNA, Quakers, organizing, land records, and probate records.

Class Rooms B & C - at the FamilySearch Library 35 North West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah

5:30 PM

Closing remarks Gailen Vick - President of the Joseph Vick Family of America

Class Rooms B & C - 35 North West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah


Saturday & Sunday - During your Visit, attend one of these HOUSES OF WORSHIP

LDS 2nd Ward   -   704 South 500 East, Salt Lake City, UT  84102
Cathedral of Madeleine   -   331 E S Temple, Salt Lake City, UT  84111
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral   -   279 S 300 W, Salt Lake City, UT  84101
First Presbyterian Church   -   12 C St E, Salt Lake City, UT  84103 
Saint Mark's Episcopal Cathedral   -   231 E 100 S, Salt Lake City, UT  84111        

List of Hotels near Temple Square

Holiday Inn Express Salt Lake City Downtown   3 star

Salt Lake Plaza SureStay Collection by Best Western   3 star

The Kimball at Temple Square   3 star

Salt Lake Marriott Downtown at City Creek   4 star

All major airlines service The Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC), which is convenient to downtown. There are rental cars, ground transportation, and public transportation via TRAX Green Line to Temple Square Station.