The Villages Genealogical Society
Welcome to The Villages
Genealogical Society
Promoting and stimulating knowledge and interest
in the study of genealogy


Live Virtual Broadcasts

The Villages Genealogical Society sponsors live virtual broadcast presentations as part of your membership.  Here you can learn about these live events, presenter bio's and how to register.  Upcoming Presentations...


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May Meting Update

Thomas MacEntee was our guest speaker, via live webinar, at our May general meeting.  His topic was "After You’re Gone: Future Proofing Your Genealogy Research."  A topic we all should be planning for now.
Tom said, "When it comes to your years of genealogy research and material, what plans have you made to ensure that it doesn’t die with you?  
Here’s some advice on creating a realistic plan to get your “genealogy affairs” in order so that the next generation of researchers can benefit from your years of hard work."
Handouts & Video recordings of this presentation is available in the "Members Only" section of our website.


April Meeting Update

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April 17, 2019 General Meeting
Deborah A. Abbott, Ph.D. presented two presentations today at our April monthly seminar and afternoon workshop:  "Analyzing the United States Federal Census 1790-1940" and "Beginning Genealogy: Where Do I Start."  Dr. Abbott made learning about these two subjects very entertaining and enjoyable while being informative.  If you missed today's seminar, members will be able to see it under our members-only site on the VGS webpage.
Handouts & Video recordings of both presentations are available in the "Members Only" section of our website.


VGS Receives the NGS Gold Star Award

Read the Letter from C. Ann Staley, Conference Chair, to President Lannin:
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
Tuesday, Jun. 18th
1:00 pm
Family Tree Maker Users SIG Meeting
Tuesday, Jun. 25th
2:00 pm
Midwest SIG Meeting
Wednesday, Jun. 26th
10:00 am
VGS General Monthly Meeting
Monday, Jul. 1st
10:00 am
Jewish Genealogy SIG Meeting
Tuesday, Jul. 2nd
9:00 am
Adoption & Mystery Kin SIG Meeting

Facts
Short Tandem Repeat (STR): A short DNA motif (pattern) repeated in tandem. ATGC repeated eleven times would give the marker a value or allele of 11.
[DNA]

Federal Census records are available to the public 72 years after they are taken.
[Census]

A citation is a reference to a source of information.
[Sources & Evidence]

In 1820 the Federal Government began requiring ship manifest lists but the early years can be difficult to locate.
[Immigration]

Be sure to check for a town or county historical society in the area you are researching. Know their hours of operation and their visitor rules.
[Hometown Records]