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Presentations of The Vick Genealogy  The Study of a Southern American Family in White and Black to Libraries 

Texas State Library & Archives Commission

Michael  Vick presented The Vick Genealogy: The Study of a Southern American Family in White and Black by John D. Beatty, CG® to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission in Austin, Texas.

Muhlenberg County Kentucky

Amy Drake, Staff Librarian at Thistle Cottage - Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, Genealogical Library, is shown receiving The Vick Genealogy: The Study of a Southern American Family in White and Black, by John D. Beatty, CG®. Now researchers in Western Kentucky will have another option for using the book in their research.

Genealogical Society of Palm Beach County

Larry Vick presented The Vick Genealogy: The Study of a Southern American Family in White and Black, by John D. Beatty, CG®, to Paula Vick, Librarian, Genealogical Society of Palm Beach County.

Logan County Genealogical Society

Mary Duff Lancaster, a Vick Descendant, presented The  Vick Genealogy The Study of a Southern American Family in White and Black to Denise Shoulders, President of the Logan County Genealogical Society. A copy of the books will be accessible at the Logan County Archives in Russellville, Kentucky.

Thank you letter.

Anson County Historical Society

Tommy Vick presented The Vick Genealogy the Study of a Southern American Family in White and Black to Steve Bailey (left) of the Anson County Historical Society of Wadesboro, North Carolina.  They will be available for their patrons to study.

The Newberry

60 W. Walton Street, Chicago, IL 60610

Thank You Letter from The Newberry

Columbus Metropolitan Library

Elizabeth A. (Libby) Davis presented The Vick Genealogy The Study of a Southern American Family in White and Black to Michelle of the Columbus (Ohio) Metropolitan Library.


James B. Davis

Gailen Vick  presented newly published The Vick Genealogy The Study of a Southern American Family in White and Black to James B. Davis, who was the sole benefactor and contributor of the original book Joseph Vick of Lower Parish, Isle of Wight County, Virginia. Mr. Davis advanced the cost of printing the first book and gave the remaining inventory and publishing rights to JVFOA. He is the founder and CEO of Genus Publishing which specializes in printing books on science, history and the natural world.  Davis is a graduate of the University of Oxford and has worked as a journalist and editor for several years.


Braswell Memorial Library

Craig R. Scott, CG, President & CEO of Heritage Books presented The Vick Genealogy books to Traci Thompson, MLIS,CG who is the Local History/Genealogy Librarian at the Braswell Memorial Library in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. 


Harvard University Library

Gary Dilley10, a Vick family descendant, presented The Vick Genealogy books to Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University. Professor Gates will deliver the books to the Harvard University Library, where they will be made available to researchers.


St. Louis County Library

1412 S. Spoede Rd, St. Louis, MO 63131

Thank You Letter From  St. Louis County Library


Historic New Orleans Collection

Lisa Longfellow presented The Vick Genealogy books to Jari Honora, CG and Heather Green. Both are Reference Associates at the Williams Research Center.


Louisiana State Archives

Lisa Longfellow presented The Vick Genealogy books to William Stafford, Research Library Supervisor at the Louisiana State Archives in Baton Rouge.


Old Courthouse Museum

Lisa Longfellow presented The Vick Genealogy books to the Old Courthouse Museum in Vicksburg, Mississippi.  Pictured left to right: Miranda McCaskill, Lisa Longfellow, Jan Daigre, Lenore Barkley (seated).

Los Angeles Public Library

Gailen Vick10 presents the Vick Genealogy Books to Bob Timmermann, Senior Librarian of the History & Genealogy Department—Los Angeles Public Library—Central Library.

Thank You Letter


Mississippi Dept of Archives & History

Phil Vick(left) presents the Vick Genealogy books to Ally Mellon(center) of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.  Also present is Kay Vick(right).

New England Historic Genealogical Soc.

Gary Dilley10 presented the Vick Genealogy books to Judy Lucey, Senior Archivist at the New England Historic Genealogical Society.

Norfolk Slover Library

KT Vick presents the The Vick Genealogy to the esteemed Sargeant Memorial Collection of the Norfolk Slover Library in downtown Norfolk, VA.  The Seargeant Memorial Collection is THE signature repository of many Southampton County family genealogies.  KT is shown handing the books to Mr. Troy Valos.  Both KT and Troy completed their baccalaureate degrees in History at Old Dominion University.

Midwest Genealogy Center

Jerry Vick10 presented the Vick Genealogy Books to Katie Smith, Manager and Nathan Harris, Collections Librarian at the Midwest Genealogy Center in Independence Missouri.

Thank you letter.

Library of Virginia

KT Vick delivered The Vick Genealogy books to Mr. Mike Bingham of the Library of Virginia.

Library of Congress

The staff in the Library of Congress's genealogy room were excited to receive a copy of the Vick Genealogy books presented by KT Vick in the beautiful Main Reading Room.

National DAR Library

KT Vick presents The Vick Genealogy books to Dr. Tusyzinski of the National DAR Library.

Wisconsin Historical Society

816 State Street, Madison, WI  53076

Dallas Public Library

The Vick Genealogy book donation to the Lloyd DeWitt Bockstruck Genealogy Book Collection at the Dallas Public Library.  From left to right: Steven Erickson, Member Dallas Genealogical Society (DGS), Michael Vick11, JVFOA, Stephanie Bennet, Genealogy and History Division Manager Dallas Public Library, Jim Thornhill, President DGS, Patti Huff Smith, Vice President DGS.

Houston Public Library

500 McKinney, Houston, TX 77002

Thank You Letter From Houston Public Library

Allen County Public Library

John Beatty, The Vick Genealogy author, accepting the books for the Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Livingston County Historical Society

Roger McGrew10 presented the books to Judy Wasko (right), president of the Livingston County Historical Society, with the current County Court Clerk, Sonya Williams10 (left), in attendance.  Sonya's great great grandfather, John Leonidas Vick6 served in the same role from 1866 to 1886.

Letter From Livingston Historical Society

Tennessee State Library & Archives

Today the Vick Genealogy Books were delivered to the Tennessee State Library & Archives. Pictured (left to right) are my sister, Patty Vick Rollins, one of my brothers, Max Edwin Vick, me Joe R Vick, and Renee Register, Director of Library Technical Services for the Tennessee State Library.