2018- "Time to Start on Your Geneaology"
Dates:       June 11th, 18th, & 25th, July 2nd, & 9th
Time:         10:00 am to 12:00 Noon

Location:   Center 50+, 2615 Portland Rd NE, Salem
Contact:    Alvin Scott, (503)588-6303 
Insructor:  Liz Tice, WVGS Member
Cost:          $30

The class is limited to 12 students plus 3 with their own laptops. You can register in the Computer Lab at the Center 50+. Basic computer skills are needed.

The class is a continuation of the January 2018 class, covering the basics of genealogy, how to get started, making a Beginner’s Plan, the basics of DNA testing for genealogy and genealogy topics L to Z.

WVGS Executive Board Meeting: 
Thursday, July 12th, 2018 - 11:30 am to 1:00 pm 

Broadway Commons - An Upstairs Room 
1300 Broadway Street NE 
Salem, Oregon 

General Meeting: The Public is welcome!
Saturday, July 14th, 2018
Salem Public Library
Anderson Room A (Lower Level)
585 Liberty St. SE
Salem, Oregon

10:30 am – 11:45 am   The General Membership Meeting.
A business meeting will be held to conduct society business. 

12:00 am – 1:00pm
      Program: "All Nations Native American Veterans Memorial"
      Speaker:  Bill Stram

The All-Nations Native American Veterans Memorial was started on April 20 of 2013 after Bill Stam transported a life-size bronze statue of a Native warrior hunting buffalo nearly 800 miles to his home in Jefferson, Oregon.

In the years since its creation, the Native memorial now has 17 flags from 17 tribal nations flying and 14 large blue granite slabs each containing hundreds of names of Native veterans. Though the memorial holds both living and those in memoriam, the memorial certainly honors those that have fallen.

The only one of its kind in the world, the memorial now houses a 14-foot-tall, 3,000-pound fiberglass statue of a Plains Indian chasing a buffalo, an elk statue, a trading post, four teepees, eight colorful tribal flags and five stones with hundreds of names of Indian veterans etched in them, including the Code Talkers of World War I and World War II. 

Bill Stam, who is “German, Danish and Lakota,” served in Vietnam and Korea, first in the Navy and then in the Air Force. After that, he worked as a civilian hydraulic mechanic on C-5 and C-141 transports.

               Our programs are always open to the public.

Autosomal DNA Q&A with Denise Sproed
By Appointment - 5:00 pm to Library Closing, Tue-Fri
Salem Public Library
The WVGS Desk (Main Level, Southwest)
585 Liberty St. SE
Salem, Oregon

Go to the 'Research' page to submit an appointment request.
Upcoming General Meeting Programs:
August - Virginia Green: "Women in Salem History"
September - Tom O'Brien: "Exploring Genanet"
October - To be announced
November - Jerry Rodgers: "The Mayflower"
December - The WVGS Annual Potluck & Auction
January 2019 - The WVGS 50th Anniversary Celebration

Do you have suggestions for a program? Let Doug Crosby know!