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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September Meeting Update

Meeting Room Overview
September 19, 2019 General Meeting
Our September General Meeting was an encore presentation by Blaine Bettinger, PhD, JD, entitled "Introduction to DNA."  In today's presentation, we learned the fundamentals of DNA testing and was a "warm-up" for our February Annual Seminar. At our seminar, Mr. Bettinger will present 4 additional, more advance, DNA presentations to our attendees. Registration for the seminar has begun. Click on the link above for more information and a registration form.
 
The Webinar & Handout are online: "Members Only" > Webinar & Meetings


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
Friday, Sep. 20th
10:00 am
Scandinavian Genealogy SIG Meeting
Monday, Sep. 23rd
10:00 am
Technology SIG Meeting
Tuesday, Sep. 24th
9:30 am
Mid-Atlantic States SIG Meeting
Tuesday, Sep. 24th
2:00 pm
Midwest SIG Meeting
Wednesday, Sep. 25th
9:00 am
Board of Directors Meeting

Facts
The National Genealogical Society, Washington, D.C. has a genealogical course available for national accreditation and sells both supplies and reprinted genealogies and other books.
[Federal Records]

Digest everything that is recorded on the census, not just a name and a date.
[Census]

The 1900 and 1910 censuses lists the number of children that were born to each woman and how many were still living at the time of the census.
[Census]

The 1900 and 1910 censuses lists the number of children that were born to each woman and how many were still living at the time of the census.
[Census]

Female lines are as important as male lines. One-half of your ancestors are female! They can be more difficult to locate since most changed their names when married.
[Basic Genealogy]