Autosomal DNA Q&A with Denise Sproed
March 29, 2018 - 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm 
Salem Public Library
The WVGS Desk (Main Level, Southwest)
585 Liberty St. SE
Salem, Oregon

WVGS Executive Board Meeting: 
Thursday April 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!
SaturdayApril 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: "Immigration and Naturalization Records"
      Speaker:  Keith Pyeatt

   “Before 1906, an alien could be naturalized in any court of record. Many immigrants, anxious to become citizens, began the citizenship process by taking out papers in the county where they first arrived in the United States. One might have started the process somewhere on the East Coast, for example, and then completed the requirements in the county or state when final residency was established somewhere else. This presents a challenge for family historians seeking the naturalization records of their ancestors.
   Naturalization records can be rich in detail, providing the date of immigration and the ship, names, ages, and addresses of family members, birth information, current and past residences, signatures, and affidavits from witnesses.”

   Professional Genealogist Keith Pyeatt will be presenting an introduction to immigration and naturalization records. Discover the genealogical information contained in these records and where to find them.

               Our programs are always open to the public.

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.

Upcoming General Meeting Programs:
May - Kathleen Valdez: "Finding My Way Home" - searching for Irish roots
June - Emily Aulicino: "You have a DNA match; now what?"
July - Bill Stram: "All Nations Native American Veterans Memorial"
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!