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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Our "Photo Gallery" has been moved to the "Members Only" section.

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.

May Monthly Meeting

May meeting pictures
175 members were in attendance as Jim & Terry Willard presented "Family Photos as a Clue to Genealogical Research."
Jim pointed out that every photo has 5 "W's; who, what, when, where and why associated with it. However, we may be missing some of that information. Often the name of a person is missing or when it was taken for example. Their tips offered ways to determine the missing pieces. Also, as you take pictures now, make sure you include the 5 "W's" for future generations.
Members can download a copy ot their suggestions. Log into "Members Only" and select "The Willards" in the Secure Download menu selection.

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

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

FACTS
By the time you have collected data on a couple hundred of your relatives, you will realize that genealogy software would make keeping track of relationships within your tree, filing data about individuals, and generating reports much easier. The Society has a special interest group that discusses Family Tree Maker software. Compare features before selecting the software best for you.
Primary evidence is personal testimony or a record created shortly after an event by a person with personal knowledge of the facts.