The Villages Genealogical Society
Welcome to The Villages
Genealogical Society
Promoting and stimulating knowledge and interest
in the study of genealogy
"It's Another Beautiful Day in The Villages"
 
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August Summer Series Meeting


August 2016 Summer Series Workshop
We had a good turnout for our August and last 2016 Summer Series Workshop with over 100 members in attendance. We featured a webinar "Expanding Your Research from a Single Fact" presented by Marian Pierre-Louis

Next month we begin another full season of events and guest speakers.
In September we will have a Family History Expo.
Please see the article below for further information.


Family History Expo Announced



The Villages Genealogical Society Family History Expo
Several members will be displaying some of their research, history, artifacts, books or charts at the VGS Family History Expo? The event will be held in the Scarlett O’Hara Theater at the Savannah Regional Recreation Center. 
When: Wednesday, September 28, 2016
11:30 am to 3:30 pm
Scarlett O’Hara Theater at the Savannah Regional Recreation Center
Residents of The Villages are welcomed to attend!
 
 


US-Mexican War, 1846-1848


 
FEDERATION OF GENEALOGICAL SOCIETIES AND THE
NATIONAL PARK SERVICE 
PARTNER FOR NEW PRESERVATION PROJECT
The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) and the National Park Service’s Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park announce a partnership to develop a searchable database of more than 130,000 soldiers of the U.S.-Mexican War.
Read the entire announcement HERE.


VGS Receives the NGS Gold Star Award


Gold Star Award Badge
Read the Letter from C. Ann Staley, Conference Chair, to President Lannin:
Comments from our members attending the Conference can be read HERE


Admission to meetings of The Villages Genealogy Society is limited to
VGS members and paid guests.”


COMING EVENTS
Thursday, Sep. 1st
1:00 pm
Eastern European Genealogy SIG Meeting
Thursday, Sep. 8th
9:30 am
German Genealogy SIG Meeting
Friday, Sep. 9th
10:00 am
Genetic Genealogy SIG Meeting
Monday, Sep. 12th
1:00 pm
Family Tree Maker Users SIG Meeting
Tuesday, Sep. 13th
2:30 pm
Genealogy Writers SIG Meeting

Facts
Use a good genealogical software package to maintain your records and your digital files.
[Organization]

“A court clerk may suggest you need only look at the grantee index, and not the grantor index. Don’t listen! There can be a variety of reasons why the purchase was not entered in the grantee index, although later the sale appears in the grantor index. The first deed may have been a patent or grant from the state or federal government, inherited, overlooked when the index was prepared, or just not recorded. Always check both indexes." Ibid
[Court Records]

Every cemetery has their own rules; follow them.
[Cemeteries]

Remember to document everything you find on your ancestors. Undocumented genealogy is mythology!
[Basic Genealogy]

The Pedigree Chart is a map from you to your ancestors. Begin with yourself. Females always use their maiden names.
[Basic Genealogy]