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.

Register to Win a LLLC Scholarship

The VGS Scholarship Committee is offering two scholarships to the Life Long Learning College (LLLC).
 
To be eligible, recipients must be a member of VGS.  The scholarships are to be used only for genealogy courses offered at the LLLC during the fall or winter sessions.  A list of genealogy courses being offered may be found in the LLLC catalog or HERE on our website. 
 
The value of each scholarship is up to $60.00.  The recipient must pay for the qualified course and turn in a paid receipt to the VGS Treasurer for reimbursement not greater than $60.00. The scholarships are non-transferable and class registration must be completed by December 31, 2014.
 
Two alternate names will be drawn in case the winning recipient(s) do not comply or use the scholarships for the required time period.
The two winning scholarships will be drawn at the VGS September general meeting.  You do not need to be in attendance at the general meeting to win.  Winners will be notified by email and their names will be published in the October VGS Newsletter.
   
Entry is free! Deadline for entries is 6:00 PM September 19, 2014
Please, only one entry per Member. 
Registration for this drawing begins HERE on September 1st, 2014 

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For questions about the onboard genealogy lectures contact Pat at: president@vgsfl.org
 

COMING EVENTS
Monday, Sep. 8th
Family Tree Maker Users SIG Meeting
at 1:00 pm
Wednesday, Sep. 10th
Board of Directors Meeting
at 1:30 pm
Thursday, Sep. 11th
German Genealogy SIG Meeting
at 9:30 am

FACTS
Start with yourself. Document everything you know about yourself. Include your spouse, children, grandchildren, etc. Include occupations, where you have lived and all important events in your life. Then, and only then, start working backwards and with your living relatives.
Many legal instruments other than deeds appear in deed books. They include Bills of Sale, Prenuptial Agreements, Powers of Attorney, Contracts, Affidavits, Wills and Inventories and Voter and Jury Lists.