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Upcoming Monthly Program
June General Monthly Meeting
Zoom Meeting Only
Wednesday, June 26, 2024 / 10:00 a.m.
Featuring: Thomas MacEntee
Thomas MacEntee
Topic: AI and Genealogy: Trouble Ahead?
While "AI" (artificial intelligence) might be the current "hot" buzz word, the fact is that many genealogy vendors and even genealogists have already been using this technology for years. Learn how AI is currently being used to improve the genealogy experience, and whether or not you should seek out other uses of artifical intelligence for your own genealogy research.
Speaker Bio: 
Thomas MacEntee is a professional genealogist specializing in the use of technology and social media to improve genealogical research and as a means of interacting with others in the family history community.
For more details about our speaker, and to register to attend this Zoom only meeting, visit our Coming Events listing.

Learning Opportunity for Absolute Beginner Genealogists
VGS is sponsoring 2 additional "Absolute Beginner Genealogy" classes (one in April & one in May) for any Village residents interested in learning how to research their family history! Attendees will learn how and where to begin their research and how to organize the results.
Classes will be taught by Terry & Jim Willard who are well known in The Villages genealogy community. They  have taught classes for The Villages Lifelong Learning College and The Villages Enrichment Academy.
Each session is FREE and open to any resident of The Villages. Enrollment is limited to 30 attendees per session, and pre-registration is required.
Session Dates, Time, Location:
  • Monday, April 8: 10:00am - 12:00pm (at Water Lily Rec Cntr, Baby Red Room)
  • Thursday, May 30: 1:30pm - 3:30pm (at Homestead Rec Cntr, Mabel Room) -- This session is SOLD OUT!


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
May 28, 2024
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
FTM SIG Meeting
MEETING DATE & TIME CHANGED DUE TO HOLIDAY ON 5/27. REGULAR MOTHLY MEETING   Visit our website page for more details about this SIG. SIG Coordinators:  Karen ...

May 28, 2024
2:00 pm to 3:50 pm
Midwest SIG Meeting
  Guest Speaker & Topic:  Henry Stish (VGS member) will present Using Artifical Intelligence for Genealogy Coordinators:  Lynn Hall & Karen Pickelsimer  

June 3, 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    

June 6, 2024
1:00 pm to 2:50 pm
Eastern European Genealogy SIG Meeting
Coordinators:  Carol Myers & Marie Musialek  

June 13, 2024
9:30 am to 11:50 am
German Genealogy SIG Meeting
Coordinators:  Dianne Fedderson & Steven Buhrow   An email containing the Zoom link & info will be emailed to SIG members prior to the meeting ...
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