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Upcoming Monday Evening Webinar
 
Live Webinar / July 18, 2022 – 7:00 to 8:00 pm
What Am I Missing? Recognizing Research Holes in Available Resources
Featuring Guest Speaker: Patti Lee Hobbs, CG
 
Miles Meyer
Description: Performing reasonably exhaustive research assumes researchers recognize the resources available to solve a research question. Excellent researchers also must understand the limits of each of those resources. This lecture helps to mavigate the pitfalls.
 
Presenter Info: Patti Lee Hobbs, CG, who resides in rural southwest Missouri, is blessed to have ancestors from many geographical locations leading to research in many and varied repositories. She serves on the editorial board for the National Genealogical Society Quarterly and is trustee for both the Board for Certification of Genealogists and the BCG Education Fund. Patti is the coordinator for the week long course "Genetics for Genealogists: Beginning DNA" at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR) and "DNA Fundamentals for Genealogy" at the Texas Institute of Genealogical Research (TIGR).
 
For more details, and to register, 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 7, 2022
1:00 pm to 2:50 pm
Eastern European Genealogy SIG Meeting
Coordinators:  Carol Myers & Marie Musialek  

July 8, 2022
10:00 am to 11:50 am
Genetic Genealogy SIG Meeting
Coordinators:  Sherry Bean and Diann LaRosa Topic:  TBA   SIG members will receive the meeting link via an email. You can also contact the coordinators, through ...

July 18, 2022
1:00 pm
Best Practices SIG Meeting
  Coordinators: Annette Burke-Lyttle & Pat Adams Topic: Writing Proof Summaries   The SIG accepts new members throughout the year, but those who join after ...

July 18, 2022
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
What Am I Missing? Recognizing Research Holes in Available Resources
  Guest Speaker:  Patti Lee Hobbs, CG   Description: Performing reasonably exhaustive research assumes researchers recognize the resources available to solve a research question. Excellent ...

July 25, 2022
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
FTM SIG Meeting
  REGULAR MOTHLY MEETING   SIG Coordinators:  Karen Feeney & Bob Boerst   (Meeting link will be emailed to SIG members approximately 5 days prior ...
Facts and Tips
Remember to source (document) everything you find on your ancestors. Undocumented genealogy is mythology. Most genealogy software will get you through the basics, Elizabeth Shown Mills has authored several very good books on the subject.
[Sources & Evidence]

Naturalization is the process by which U.S. citizenship is granted to a foreign citizen or national after he or she fulfills the requirements established by Congress in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).
[Naturalization]

USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) was formerly known as INS (Immigration and Naturalization Service). Searching for Immigration and naturalization records is essential in genealogy research. The website which allows patrons to order index searches or record copies is at: CISHistory.Library@dhs.gov. Payment is required for searching the indexes, and then payment again to obtain copies of records located. 20th century records include: Certificate Files (C-Files); Registry Files; Visa Files; Alien Registration and A-Files.
[Federal Records]