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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15th Annual All-Day Seminar

 
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239 registered attendees were present at our 15th Annual All-Day Seminar with our guest speaker "The Legal Genealogist" Judy G. Russell. Judy is a genealogist with a law degree and a great sense of humor that she expressed in her lectures that were well received by those in attendance. See pictures in our "Photo Gallery".

January Monthly Meeting Update

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Dick Eastman was our guest speaker for January. Over 350 members listened as he presented "Genealogy Apps for Mobile Devices" also know as "Keeping Granny in your Pocket. There are so many to choose from and Dick demonstrated his favorites.
Click HERE to view his online presentation. 
Read what he wrote about us.

Genealogy Cruise

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VGS members onboard the Carnival Sensation during the recent genealogical cruise to the Bahamas.

Admission to meetings of The Villages Genealogy Society are limited to VGS members at the discretion of the VGS Board of Directors.

COMING EVENTS
Wednesday, Mar. 4th
French Canadian Genealogy SIG Meeting
at 9:30 am
Thursday, Mar. 5th
Eastern European Genealogy SIG Meeting
at 1:00 pm
Friday, Mar. 6th
British Genealogy SIG Meeting
at 9:30 am

FACTS
General Land Office is now called Bureau of Land Management of the United States Department of Interior. Some federal land records are here, some in the National Archives and some are in state and university libraries. Public domain land states are largely available on the Bureau of Land Management, General Land Office-Eastern States free website.
Church records may include births, christenings, marriages, deaths and burials. Be sure you have the correct church/religious denomination. If you’re not sure, search the churches closest to home first and then broaden your search in ever-widening circles.