WVGS Executive Board Meeting: 
Thursday, October 12th, 2023
 11:30 am to 1:00 pm 

Veterans of Foreign Wars Building
630 Hood St NE
Salem, Oregon
(Use the parking lot across the street)

Members are welcome to attend.
WVGS October General Meeting: 
Saturday, October 14th, 2023
Salem Public Library:  "Collaboration Room"
                                 (Lower Level Opposite the stairs)
585 Liberty St. SE
Salem, Oregon
Free 3-hour parking in the Library Parkade.

10:30 am – 11:30 am  
   A short business meeting will be held to conduct society business, with
   time to “Ask a Genealogist”.

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
   Program: Sons and Daughters of the Oregon Trail
   Speakers:  Members of the Sons and Daughters of Oregon Pioneers

   Our speakers for October 14th will be members of the Sons and Daughters of Oregon Pioneers. The Oregon Pioneer Association was formed in 1875 to create one central organization from the several pioneer groups that had been active since 1850. That Association became the Sons and Daughters of Oregon Pioneers in 1897 and incorporated in 1901, with the purpose of keeping the spirit, memories, and stories of our forebears alive for future generations. In keeping with that purpose, the SDOP celebrates Oregon’s entry as a state of the Union on February 14, 1859, our Valentine present to the United States.  
   All direct descendants of pioneers who arrived in the Oregon Country – the present states of Oregon, Washington, Idaho, parts of Montana, Wyoming and most of the Province of British Columbia – prior to the entry of Oregon to the Union on February 14, 1859 – qualify for full membership.

               We hope you will join us -  invite your friends.
              WVGS programs are always open to the public.

Upcoming 2023 General Meeting Programs:
November (VFW Hall): Oregon Veterans with uniforms on display.
December (Library Anderson room): Annual pot luck, auction & sale.

  Do you have suggestions for a program? Let Kerry Wymetalek know!

Autosomal DNA Q&A with Denise Sproed
By Appointment Only
     Salem Public Library
     The WVGS Desk (Main Level, Southeast)
     585 Liberty St. SE
     Salem, Oregon
Go to the 'Research' page to submit an appointment request.