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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July Workshop

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LR: President Jim Lannin, Jack Hostetler
Our July meeting workshop was held at the Savannah Recreation Center with about 70 members present. The workshop meeting was a webinar presentation "Google Tips for Genealogy". Jack Hostetler won the door prize winning a copy of Lisa Louise Cook's "The Genealogist's Google Toolbox, 2nd Edition."

June Workshop

Meeting Room
Our June meeting workshop was held at the Eisenhower Recreation Center due to renovations at the Savannah Center. The room was filled to capacity to watch a webinar about the "Hookers, Crooks and Kooks" among our ancestors. We all have them but finding information about our family secrets can be a challenge. Knowing where to look is the key to success.

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

COMING EVENTS
Monday, Aug. 10th
Family Tree Maker Users SIG Meeting
at 1:00 pm
Thursday, Aug. 13th
German Genealogy SIG Meeting
at 9:30 am
Friday, Aug. 14th
Genetic Genealogy SIG Meeting
at 10:00 am

FACTS
In 1820 the Federal Government began requiring ship manifest lists but the early years can be difficult to locate.
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in Washington, DC and its Regional Branches, is the principal repository for records relating to the US federal government. These include the original paper copies of the federal census, all pre-World War I military records, Native American records, military service and pension records, naturalization records, ship passenger lists, land-entry case files, and homestead and bounty land warrant records. NARA's website is the place to begin research for federal records.