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Registration Opens October 15, 2022
 
 

 

Upcoming Monday Evening Webinar
 
Live Webinar / October 10, 2022 – 7:00 to 8:00 pm
Using U.S. City Directories to Advance Your Research
Featured Guest Speaker:  Mike Mansfield
 
Mike Mansfield
Description: City directories, as a source of local history, provide rich and detailed residential, relationship, and occupational information on heads of households and their spouses and can lead us to other sources such as local churches, schools, and cemeteries. This session will illustrate concepts with a large collection of U.S. City Directories at MyHeritage, and additional online collections will be discussed and concepts learned about these sources will be widely applicable.
 
Presenter Info: Mike Mansfield works for MyHeritage.com as the Director of Content Operations. Previously, Mike has worked for Ancestry.com and FamilySearch, and has been professionally active in the genealogy and family history domain for the last 23 years. Mike has served on the board of Federation of Genealogical Societies and he has presented at numerous genealogical conferences, webinars, and symposia in the United States, England, Scandinavia, and Australia. He holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Brigham Young University and a Master of Science in Library and Information Science from Syracuse University.
 
For more details, and to register, visit our Coming Events listing.
 


Upcoming Monthly Program
 
October General Monthly Meeting
(In-person & Virtual via Zoom)
Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022 / 10:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. 
 
Meet Our SIGs
 
Description:  One of the best benefits of belonging to VGS is our twenty Special Interest Groups where we dive deeply into specialized genealogy topics. In this program, eight of our SIGs will present short talks on what they do and what we can learn as members of those SIGs. SIGs represented in this program: Italian, Family Tree Maker, Technology, Genetic Genealogy, Preserving Family History, Midwest, Northeastern U.S., and British.
 
There are two ways to attend:  in-person at the Savannah Center or online via Zoom. If you want to attend in person, simply come to the Savannah Center at 10:00 a.m. on Oct. 26. If you want to attend online via Zoom, you will need to register in advance by clicking the link below:
 
 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
 
 


 
 
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
October 4, 2022
9:30 am to 11:20 am
Adoption & Missing Kin Special Interest Group Meeting
Coordinators:  Anne Berg & Marcella Zorn   SIG members will receive an e-mail. Others please contact the coordinator, through the SIG web page, for the ...

October 5, 2022
9:00 am to 11:50 am
French Canadian Genealogy SIG Meeting
Coordinator:  Jean Colman

October 6, 2022
1:00 pm to 2:50 pm
Eastern European Genealogy SIG Meeting
Coordinators:  Carol Myers & Marie Musialek  

October 7, 2022
9:30 am to 11:20 am
British SIG Monthly Meeting
  Topic:  Newspapers Coordinators:  Pat Adams & Ruth Mason

October 10, 2022
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Using U.S. City Directories to Advance Your Research
  Guest Speaker:  Mike Mansfield   Description: City directories, as a source of local history, provide rich and detailed residential, relationship, and occupational information on heads ...
Facts and Tips
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