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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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...


September Meeting Update

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Our First Live Broadcast of our General Monthly Meeting
Was A Huge Success:
On Wednesday September 19, 2018, The VGS using our own GotoMeeting platform, presented our first live general monthly meeting to our membership. We had approximately 135 members present at the meeting and another 55 in attendance online. Several additional members have already viewed the meeting after it was posted to our website. In addition to the membership meeting, the presentation "Creating Google Map Tours" was presented by Karin A. Fortin.  Members can view the entire meeting by logging into the "Members Only" section of our website. Select the "Webinar & Meetings" menu option.


VGS Western Caribbean Genealogy Cruise

February 2 - 9, 2019
Complete Details HERE...


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
Thursday, Oct. 18th
12:00 pm
New England Genealogy SIG Meeting
Friday, Oct. 19th
10:00 am
Scandinavian Genealogy SIG Meeting
Monday, Oct. 22nd
10:00 am
Technology SIG Meeting
Tuesday, Oct. 23rd
2:00 pm
Midwest SIG Meeting
Wednesday, Oct. 24th
Brick Wall Solutions SIG Meeting Cancelled

Facts
The Pedigree Chart is a map from you to your ancestors. Begin with yourself. Females always use their maiden names.
[Basic Genealogy]

Use holidays and family gatherings to relate stories to the next generations. Christmas and Thanksgiving are great holidays for this to happen.
[Interviews]

Evidence: Direct Information in this source seems to address the research question all by itself.evidence speaks to the point in question.
[Sources & Evidence]

Use a good genealogical software package to maintain your records and your digital files.
[Organization]

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