Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Joseph Vick Family of America Reunion – VICKSBURG, Mississippi July 17-19, 2009

The Joseph Vick Family of America Reunion committee issued the following:


Come and compare your family tree with your cousins’

We hope you are as excited as we are about our reunion in Vicksburg. Imagine the opportunity to visit the gravesite of the Rev. Newit Vick and his family or to see the mural honoring him on the levee…... along the banks of the Mississippi River.

The Martha Vick House, built ca. 1830 or visit the Vicksburg National Military Park.

The cost of the 2009 Reunion is $59 for each individual attending. Any questions you have please contact;

Gailen Vick at the following address:

2678 S. Wildflower Dr., Saratoga Springs, UT
84045, Phone: 510-364-7631,

Or Lori Vick Millsap, Phone: 251-450-5043

Reunion Schedule

Friday July 17th, 2009
Holiday Inn Express Hotel
4330 S. Frontage Road, Vicksburg

Holiday Inn (Meeting Room)

4 PM Mix & Mingle

4:15 JVFOA Membership Welcome

4:30 PM -Dinner catered by Toney’s (catfish, slaw, hushpuppies, tea & soft drinks)

5:30 PM – JVFOA Annual Business Meeting & Elections

6:30 Depart for River Cruise (Travel by car to Historic Downtown

7 PM Mississippi River cruise - dessert on board and historic lecture (Sweet Olive, Mississippi River Tours Co.)

8:30 PM Depart River Boat and return to Hotel

Saturday July 18th, 2009
Holiday Inn Express Hotel

5:30 – 9:30 AM - continental breakfast in the Lobby

8 AM JVFOA Board meeting

9 to 11:30 AM -Genealogical Workshop, Instructed by Gailen Vick
Introduction to the “New Family Search” system.

11:30 to 1 PM - Lunch (Sandwiches in our hospitality room)

1 to 3:30 PM – DNA Project Workshop, Instructed by James Larry Vick

For family members that won’t be participating in the workshops, afternoon trips to the Vicksburg Waterfront Maritime Museum, Civil War Raised Vessel, Newit Vick memorial and trip to the City Library

3:30 to 5 PM – Joseph Vick Lineage Workshop - Share your research with your cousins. Lead by Lori Vick Millsap

6 PM Leave for dinner - Martha Vick House

6:30 PM – Dinner of Heavy hors d'oeuvres at the Martha Vick House - Bill Longfellow our host will talk about Martha & Newitt Vick History and the Vick presence in Vicksburg.

8:30 PM (Optional) Vicksburg historical nighttime walking tour

Sunday July 19th, 2009
Holiday Inn Express Hotel

5:30 – 9 AM -continental breakfast in the lobby

9 to 11 AM – Joseph Vick family history; share your research with your cousins.

Sunday "sunrise" service in the Vicksburg Battlefield with lecture by historian

There are various denominations’ services available in town, if you plan to go to church.

We will adjourn and cousins will start moseying home until we meet again next year in Salt Lake City, July 16-18, 2010, at our next JVFOA Reunion!