The Vick Genealogy: The Study of a Southern American Family in White and Black

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The Vick Genealogy: The Study of a Southern American Family in White and Black, by John Beatty, CG®, it is being published in a two-volume set. It totals over 1,080 pages and includes photographs. The limited first edition will have a hard-cover and comes with dust jackets in a slip-covered box. It will be delivered as a present from you before Christmas in an airtight plastic seal to the name & address of the individual you want, showing that it has been sent by you!

It has been a generation since the book Joseph Vick of Lower Parish Isle of Wight County, Virginia, authored by John Beatty and Di Ann Vick, was published by James Davis of Genus Publishing.  It was a fascinating book that documented the first five generations of Vicks in America.  Technology in DNA and digital genealogy records has advanced greatly since the book was printed.  This has enabled John Beatty to write a much more complete and thorough history of our first five generations, as well as a new book that extends our genealogy to the sixth and seventh generation.  In addition, John has added, where possible, the history of Blacks associated with the Vick family either through marriage, children, or slavery.  We believe this is one of the first genealogies of an ante-bellum southern family to include this expanded family of white and black members. This book was made possible due to John Beatty’s tireless research into our family.  Meanwhile, Larry Vick, using DNA technology, has been clarifying uncertainty in the unproven family lines where historical documents do not exist.  John is a certified professional genealogist (CG) while Larry is an expert in DNA genealogy.

Our timeline follows:

Now through October 15 Solicit book donations

October 21 Submit manuscript to printer

November 1 Receive books from printer

November 1 through December 15 Deliver books to donors

We will deliver all books before Christmas as they will make a wonderful Christmas present for our children and grandchildren.  We do not have plans to publish another hard-copy version of this book beyond this First Edition set.  If you want to ensure that you get a copy, you need to make your donation during the solicitation time frame.  Those who make one of these donations will have their name published in the book on the Donors’ Page in the front of Volume I.  

Donations that surpass publishing costs will go to the JVFOA treasury to finance organization costs & further Vick research.  (Unfortunately, due to unfair, arcane IRS regulations, contributions to our non-profit organization are not tax-deductible.)

How to Reserve Your Book(s) The First Edition should be out before Christmas this year and would make a great Christmas present.  If you would like to acquire one or more of these books, review the Donor Price and choose a donation level. You may also make your donation anonymously.  Any extra books you don’t want or need will be contributed to genealogical libraries or societies in your name.

Vick Descendants   You, or anyone you choose, will be named in this category (11 font) on the donor’s page.  You will receive one heirloom-quality hard-copy two-volume book set of The Vick Genealogy:  The Study of a Southern American Family in White and Black, by John Beatty. Donation $ 500                              

Vick Relatives   You and your spouse will be named in this category (12 font, three couples’ names to a line) on the donor’s page.  You will receive two hard-copy two volume book sets of The Vick Genealogy:  The Study of a Southern American Family in White and Black, by John Beatty. Donation $1,000                           

Vick Cousins   You will receive one printed line (12 font, 5 inches) in this category on the Donors’ Page for you and your spouse’s names and names of other family members you choose (children, grandchildren, etc.).  You will receive five heirloom-quality hard-copy two-volume book sets of The Vick Genealogy:  The Study of a Southern American Family in White and Black, by John Beatty signed by John Beatty. Donation $2,500

Vick Siblings    You will receive one printed line (14 font, 5 inches) at the top of the Donors’ Page for you and your spouse’s names and names of other family members you choose (children, grandchildren, etc.).   You will receive ten heirloom-quality hard-copy sets of the two-volume book The Vick Genealogy:  The Study of a Southern American Family in White and Black, by John Beatty.  Donation $5,000

Vick Families    You will receive two printed lines (14 font, 5 inches each line) at the top of the Donors’ Page for you and your spouse’s names and names of other family members you choose (children, grandchildren, etc.). You will receive twenty heirloom-quality hard-copy sets of the two-volume book The Vick Genealogy:  The Study of a Southern American Family in White and Black, by John Beatty.  Donation  $10,000

Paper checks payable to Joseph Vick Family of America, Inc can be mailed to:

Roger D McGrew
3262 Mallard Cir
Paducah, KY  42001

Please print and mail this form to place the order.  If you have not previously registered, please do now.

Please contact Gailen Vick at 510-364-7631 if you have any questions or want to make a donation through another process.                                                                                                                                                                                                          

The Vick Genealogy:  The Study of a Southern American Family in White and Black