Vick Fundraising Campaign

Anyone interested in knowing more about their Vick ancestry is invited to join our genealogy society. We have moved from an annual membership dues to a continuous Fundraising Campaign. 

Help us fill in the gaps in the family line by becoming a donor to the Joseph Vick Family of America.  This lineage form can be filled out, printed, and mailed to Roger McGrew at the address on the application or emailed to  

Anyone interested in knowing more about their Vick ancestry is invited to register at our genealogy society. We have a different fundraising campaign goal each year. Here is an example of one of our long-range goal's, we are working towards erecting a Monolith memorial to our first Vick settler in the colonies, Joseph Vick

We have a running campaign to raise funds for our Society. We sell our books to offset our expenditures that we have on genealogy research in Europe and unraveling family lines the the USA, though DNA testing and contracting with professional researchers.

We have two books we sell;

1. The Vick Genealogy: The Study of a Southern American Family in White and Black by John Beatty, CG®, we published this two-volume set in January, 2023.  It totals over 1,000 pages and includes photographs.  This limited edition has a hard-covered saddled-stitched binding with dust covers, which has quotes from Ted Shaw, Henry Louis Gates, Jr & Elizabeth Shown Mills. This book was published with the highest heirloom quality available by Walsworth Printing of Missouri.  Many generations of Vick's beyond today will be able to read and enjoy this book.

We have eliminated our annual membership dues at JVFOA! That means that everyone can gain access to all our past annual meeting videos and other historical information!!! How sweet, yes free to those who register.

In our 2022 campaign we raised $40,000 to print our new book, "The Vick Genealogy": The Study of a Southern American Family in White and Black by John Beatty, CG®, it has over 1,000 pages and includes photographs.

Our donor campaign In the coming years will raise funds towards erecting a Monolith Memorial to our first North American Vick settler, Joseph Vick. We hope to finish the Monlifth by 2030.  On 20 Dec 1673 Hodges Council made a gift of land as follows: "I Hodges Councill of the Lower Parish do give.... to Joseph Vick of ye said Parish, 50 acres on Beaver Dam Swamp, adjacent to Robert Lawrence... and furthermore it is agreed that if the said Joseph Vicks have any other child beside this his present daughter, going by and bearing the name of Lucy, she shall after the decease of her father enjoy the land for her and her heirs, but if the aforesaid Jos. Vicks shall have any more children by this, his present wife, sonne or daughter, neverthe less the above Lucy shall enjoy ye land, but if the said Lucy shall decease without heirs, then the said land shall fall to either brother or sister, but if the said Joseph Vicks and his daughter Lucy shall both decease without heirs, then the aforesaid shall fall unto ye said Hodges Councill and his heirs again."Signed Hodges Council. Witnesses: John Brown, Rowland Buckley, & Richard Booth. This deed was recorded on 9 March 1681/2 (IOW DB1, p.480)

This year 2024, we will start raising funds towards erecting road signage along roadsides for Vick historical sites in Virginia & Mississippi.

Your information will be forwarded to Larry James Vick & Johne Beatty our genealogist to connect to our family tree.


Joseph Vick Family of America, Inc., Board of Directors

Gailen Vick, Larry Vick, Shadwrick Vick, John Beatty, Jerry Thomas Vick, O. Richard Wright, Roger McGrew, Michael Mayfield Vick

Please reach out to the treasurer, Roger McGrew

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