A Note from the WGS President
Greetings Wichita Genealogical Society Members and Guests,
At our regularly scheduled meeting this Saturday, November 21 at 1:00 P.M., Wichita Genealogical Society members will vote on the slate of officers for 2016. In the last AVC the 2016 nominees were announced; our President nominee Marilyn Small had to withdraw. Following is a slate of new nominees for 2016 elections.
- President – Rosie Wiley
- Vice President – Helen Cole
- Treasurer – Terri Tasker
- Secretary – Kathie Butler
- Registrar – Phyllis Schanbacher
I hope to see everyone there,
Tracy Tauber, WGS 2015 President
Helen Cole, WGS 2015 Vice President and Nominee Chairman
Quarterly & Annual Meeting
Join us Saturday, November 21st for a fun and important meeting. Here's a chance to meet and vote on the executive officers for 2016. The slate of officers is listed in the Note From the WGS President above.
Sea Going Cowboys
Also, we are fortunate to have Don Zook share with us the unique tale (true story) of thirty cowboys from throughout the United States who attended 840 bred mares as they were shipped across the Atlantic to Danzig, Poland after World War II.
Don, from Pawnee County, Kansas, will share stories about the program that helped bring relief to war-torn Europe. He will show an informative video, share about his own experiences, and then answer questions.
Don't miss this fun meeting - snacks and refreshments will be provided.
Saturday, November 21, 2015 - 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Lionel Alford Branch Library - 3447 S Meridian - Wichita, Kansas
2016 Salt Lake City Trip Announced
Join Us For the Ultimate Research Trip
The 2016 WGS research trip takes us to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City! Mark your calendar and register for a week of research at the worlds largest genealogy library and research center – September of 2016.
September 17 through September 25, 2016. Registration is now OPEN. Read how!
WOW! WGS Built a New Website
Yes We did. The Wichita Genealogical Society (WGS) is excited to introduce a new website to help you with your genealogy research. Beautiful isn't it? More than a pretty face though, there are many new features and options, along with a navigation scheme that allows you to easily discover and use the new information. In addition to the content you see now, this website allows the Wichita Genealogical Society to easily bring new information to your fingertips.
Some New Features Include
- Member access to current and past issues of Ark Valley Crossroads..
- A convenient list of near-term events, with all events just a click away.
- Secure member updates for your address, email, and other info.
- A blog about recent events or other news
- Sedgwick County cemetery listings with helpful info
- . . . and all previous data organized for easy viewing.
This website is designed for easy navigation and use. We have written a brief Quick Start
page to help understand many options and features. This Quick Start
page is directly under the Home page and can be reached here
Click through the menu in the left column to explore your new website. We are not stopping here however, new features and data will be added monthly. Enjoy.