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Upcoming Monthly Program
 
July General Monthly Meeting
Zoom Meeting Only
Wednesday, July 24, 2024 / 10:00 a.m.
Featuring: Pam Vestal
 
Pam Vestal
Topic: Finding What You Need and Using What You Find
Discover twenty practical strategies for searching the internet more successfully, extracting hidden genealogical nuggets from the documents you find, and evaluating your evidence. We'll explore an assortment of tools for locating overlooked records, understanding codes in documents, recovering missing websites, finding evidence of name changes, and much more.
 
Speaker Bio: 
Pam Vestal is a professional genealogist and speaker who turned her focus to her longtime love of genealogy after a 20-year writing career. Her articles have appeared in the National Genealogical Society Magazine and the Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly, and her lectures take her from coast-to-coast.
 
For more details about our speaker, and to register to attend this Zoom only meeting, visit our Coming Events listing.
 
 


Upcoming Monday Evening Webinar
 
Live Webinar / Aug. 5, 2024 – 7:00 to 8:00 pm
"Will" They Be There? Using Probate Records
Featured Guest Speaker:  Ann Staley, CG®, CGL
 
Ann Staley
Description: Probate records can be a rich source for finding that elusive piece of information concerning birth, death, and relationships. They could also put some "meat on the bones" of your ancestors depending on the records found within the probate package. This lecture examines the many records created in the Probate proceedings.
 
Presenter Info: C. Ann Staley, CG®, CGL(SM), is an educator, consultant, and lecturer. She is the Education Chair for the Jacksonville Genealogical Society, Membership Chair for the Genealogical Speakers Guild, on the faculty of The National Institute for Genealogical Studies, a volunteer of the Florida State Genealogical Society, and author of several articles for the NGS Magazine. Her specialities are methodology, vital records and their sources, computer research resources, and conference planning.
 
For more details, and to register to attend, visit our Coming Events listing.
 


 
 
Admission to in-person meetings of The Villages Genealogy Society
is limited to VGS members and paid guests.
You must be a resident of The Villages, FL for membership.
 
 
 

Upcoming Events
July 15, 2024
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Best Practices SIG Meeting
  Coordinators: Annette Burke-Lyttle & Pat Adams Topic: American Ancestors / NYG&B   The SIG accepts new members throughout the year, but those who join ...

July 22, 2024
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
FTM SIG Meeting
  REGULAR MOTHLY MEETING Special Guest Speaker:  Henry Stish (VGS member) will take us into the world of AI.   Visit our website page for more details ...

July 24, 2024
10:00 am
VGS General Monthly Meeting
Guest Speaker:  Pam Vestal   Topic:   Finding What You Need and Using What You Find Discover twenty practical strategies for searching the internet more successfully, ...

August 5, 2024
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Jewish Genealogy SIG Meeting
Prior to the meeting date, SIG members will receive an email about the upcoming meeting.   Coordinators:  Phil Goldsmith & Jerry Schwartz    

August 5, 2024
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
"Will" They Be There? Using Probate Records
  Guest Speaker:  Ann Staley, CG®, CGL   Topic Info:  Probate records can be a rich source for finding that elusive piece of information concerning ...
Facts and Tips
Fold3.com is a military records subscription site.
[Military]

Don't assume that all children listed in the census belong to the wife listed. This may be a second wife and the children a combination of "his and hers".
[Census]

A Codicil is a supplemental document to a will.
[Probate]