Yakima Valley Genealogical Society Works Project Administration (WPA)

Saturday, October 7h – General Meeting will be held at 10:00 a.m. Following the Business Meeting, Barbee Buchanan will give a presentation on “Works Progress Administration (WPA)”. During the Depression, WPA employed most of the unemployed people on relief until the economy recovered. WPA employees-built bridges, roads, public buildings, public parks and airports. Barbee will be giving a talk on the projects that were of a genealogical nature. These ranged from collecting oral histories to inventories of county records to compiling large collections of cemetery records.

Yakima Valley Genealogical Society

1901 So 12th Ave

Union Gap, WA  98903

Telephone: 509-248-1328

Email: yvgs@yvgs.net