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"
Member: Florida State Genealogical Society & Federation of Genealogical Societies
You must be a member to attend any of our events.

Preserve the Pensions
 
The Villages Genealogical Society continues on their $5,000 Matching Grant campaign for the Preserve the Pensions - War of 1812 Fundraising Project.  In the July, the Federation of Genealogical Societies has announced a new campaign to raise $1812 a day during July. We ask each member, if you have not already donated, to consider an $18.12 donation.
 
You can donate HERE.
 
Read more on how to Celebrate the Second Revolution
One of our members, Nancy Heydt, donated both of her recent 50/50 winnings to this campaign.
 

Cruise Info Logo
 
 
For questions about the onboard genealogy lectures contact Pat at: seminar@vgsfl.org

COMING EVENTS
Wednesday, Jul. 23rd
VGS Workshop
at 10:00 am
Friday, Aug. 8th
Genetic Genealogy SIG Meeting
at 10:00 am
Monday, Aug. 11th
Family Tree Maker Users SIG Meeting
at 1:00 pm

FACTS
Check for cemetery records with the church, sexton and/or funeral directors. Visit the cemetery and take a picture of the tombstone. Check the obituaries in that time frame.
Begin with the latest census available and work backwards. Census records have been taken since 1790. Before 1790 you can use Tax Lists and other local lists that might have been compiled according to the state you are researching in.