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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.

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
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 ...

June 14, 2024
10:00 am to 11:50 am
Genetic Discoveries SIG Meeting
  Coordinators:  Sherry Bean, Bill Canavan & Marcella Zorn Topic:  How to Format Your Family Tree to Identify Your DNA Cousins    

June 17, 2024
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Best Practices SIG Meeting
  Coordinators: Annette Burke-Lyttle & Pat Adams Topic: Searching on Find My Past/Scotland's People   The SIG accepts new members throughout the year, but those ...

June 18, 2024
10:00 am
Let's Talk Genealogy: Members Only Event
We are looking for all levels of VGS members. Come and share with us about your latest research successes or about a research challenge you're ...

June 24, 2024
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
FTM SIG Meeting
  REGULAR MOTHLY MEETING   Visit our website page for more details about this SIG. SIG Coordinators:  Karen Feeney & Bob Boerst   (Meeting link will be ...
Facts and Tips
Marriage Records may only be records of the wedding. However, you may also find the Application for Marriage completed by the bride and groom-to-be. Marriage records may also be corroborated with church records. There could also be a newspaper account of the wedding.
[Vital Records]

When researching cemeteries be aware that written records (burial registers, plot records) can give you additional information; just keep in mind that the facts you locate were provided by an informant and could be in error. Verify your information from other sources.

Probate records refer to wills, inventories, letters of administration and guardianship. They are usually held at the county courthouse unless archived and they are indexed by the name of the testator.
[Court Records]