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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Family History Expo Announced



The Villages Genealogical Society Family History Expo
Have you considered displaying some of your research, history, artifacts, books or charts at the upcoming Family History Expo? Start to prepare now! The event will be held in the Scarlett O’Hara Theater at the Savannah Regional Recreation Center. If you want to participate, you need to reserve a table.
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!
 


June Summer Series Workshop


June 2016 VGS Workshop
June 2016 Summer Series Workshop
We had a smaller turnout for our June Summer Series Workshop with about 90 members in attendance. We featured a webinar "Taming Your Inner Packrat" presented by Lisa Alzo.

She stressed the importance of a system that works for you that also can be understood by someone else who may be trying to access your material.
This is most important after the passing of the owner.
Organizing is not just for genealogy; it's for all your personal belongings.
 
2 handout are available in the "Members Only" section of our website for this webinar.
 


VGS Receives the NGS Gold Star Award


Gold Star Award Badge
A Letter from C. Ann Staley, Conference Chair, to President Lannin:
Societies like yours are an integral part of our genealogical community. With your support and volunteers from 44 other genealogical organizations from around the country, the National Genealogical Society 2016 Family History Conference May 4-7, 2016 in Fort Lauderdale Florida was a resounding success. The many hours of volunteer time that were provided helped to ensure that everything ran smoothly and that all the attendees had an exceptional experience.
 
Please, once again, pass along our thanks to the volunteers from your organization, named below, for the many hours they contributed. It is our pleasure to present to The Villages Genealogical Society the Gold Badge – Superior Volunteer for providing more than ten hours of volunteer time. Display it proudly on your website.
             
Ruth Wible, Pat Rand & Pat Adams
Congratulations!
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
Monday, Aug. 8th
1:00 pm
Family Tree Maker Users SIG Meeting
Tuesday, Aug. 9th
2:30 pm
Genealogy Writers Special Interest Group Meeting
Thursday, Aug. 11th
9:30 am
German Genealogy SIG Meeting
Friday, Aug. 12th
10:00 am
Genetic Genealogy SIG Meeting
Wednesday, Aug. 24th
10:00 am
VGS Summer Series Workshop

Facts
Organize from the beginning in a system that suits your needs... but in which you can quickly and easily find information when you want it.
[Organization]

Meaningful genealogy requires thought. Develop a research plan and set goals. Why am I doing genealogy? How far back do I want to go? For example, go back 4 generations, or go back to the immigrant ancestor, or even to just do my father's male line, etc.
[Basic Genealogy]

The Bureau of Land Management is a Federal government office with responsibility for buying, selling and managing public lands.
[Land Records]

The 1940 Census, when released, lists answers to several new questions never asked before including where they lived in 1935 and what was their income for the previous year.
[Census]

Immigration is entering a country where you are not a native to take up permanent residence. Emigration is leaving a country where you have been a citizen.
[Immigration]