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Upcoming Monday Evening Webinar
Live Webinar / October 4 – 7:00 to 8:00 pm 
Dont' Build Your Own Brick Walls
Featuring Guest Speaker:  Jill Morelli, CG
Description:  Most brick walls are of our own making! We need to address the reasons why they exist so we can resolve the problem. We will review some of the reasons our brick walls get built and how to tear them down. Hard hat ready? Let's start smashing the wall.
Presenter Info: Jill Morelli, CG, loves to share her passion for genealogy with others. She is a writer, lecturer and researcher specializing in the methodology, US Midwest, and Scandinavia. Jill has been successfully published in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Swedish American Genealogist, Illinois State Genealogical Quarterly and many others. In 2017, she founded the online "Certification Discussion Group", sharing her journey and demystifying the process of submission of a portfolio to the Board for Certification of Genealogists. Jill is past president of the Seattle Genealogical Society, program director of her local chapter of the Association for Professional Genealogists (virtual) and belongs to many local genealogical societies.
For more details, and to register, visit our Coming Events listing.

Admission to 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
September 27, 2021
10:00 am to 11:50 am
Family Tree Maker / Technology SIG Meeting
Coordinator:  Gene Clark No meeting information available at this time.  

September 27, 2021
10:00 am to 11:50 am
Jewish Genealogy SIG Meeting
Topic:  JewishGen – What is it? Why use it? How to use it. Presenter:  Tim Sherrod   Prior to the meeting date, SIG members will ...

October 1, 2021
9:30 am to 11:20 am
British SIG Monthly Meeting
Coordinators:  Pat Adams & Ruth Mason   An email containing the Zoom link & info will be emailed to SIG members prior to the meeting ...

October 4, 2021
2:30 pm to 4:20 pm
RootsMagic Special Interest Group Meeting
  Topic:  Media views and the modifications.   Coordinator:  George Zitterell  

October 4, 2021
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Don't Build Your Own Brick Walls
  Guest Speaker:  Jill Morelli, CG   Description:  Most brick walls are of our own making! We need to address the reasons why they exist ...
Facts and Tips
Start with yourself. Document everything you know about yourself. Include your spouse, children, grandchildren, etc. Include occupations, where you have lived and all important events in your life. Then, and only then, start working backwards and with your living relatives.
[Basic Genealogy]

Early citizenship began with the Naturalization Act of 1790. It required a two year residency before an immigrant could obtain citizenship.

Newspapers are wonderful hometown records. In addition to looking for obituaries, be sure to look for articles about special events... births, baptisms/christenings, weddings and pre-nuptial events (bridal showers, etc.), birthdays (parties), anniversaries, etc.
[Hometown Records]