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Upcoming Monthly Program
October General Monthly Meeting
In-Person at the Savannah Center or via Zoom
Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2023 / 10:00 a.m.
Featuring: VGS Board Members & SIG Leaders
Q&A Session with the VGS Board of Directors 
Description:  An opportunity for attendees to get to know the Board members, and to ask any questions they may have about the society.
Meet our SIGs – Part 3 
Description:  One of the best benefits of belonging to VGS is the nineteen Special Interest Groups where members can delve into specialized genealogy topics. In this session, three SIG groups – ABCs of Genealogy, French Canadian Genealogy, & Northesastern Genealogy – will give an overview on what they do and what members can learn.
For more details, and to register to attend, visit our Coming Events listing.



Upcoming Monday Evening Webinar
Live Webinar / Nov. 6, 2023 – 7:00 to 8:00 pm
Topic:  Tax Records: More Exciting Than You Might Think
Guest Speaker: Annette Burke Lyttle
Annette Burke Lyttle
Description: Tax records can help us locate our ancestors in place and time. They can tie our ancestors to land or confirm for us that an ancestor did not own land. They can help us follow ancestral migrations and separate same-named persons. Sometimes they can help us pinpoint a death date or timeframe. Tax records can act as censuses between the censuses. The variety of taxes levied by governments at all levels has left a rich record of our ancestors' lives and their sometimes-changing fortunes.
Presenter Info: Annette Burke Lyttle owns Heritage Detective, LLD, providing professional genealogical services in research, education and writing. She speaks on a variety of genealogical topics at the international, national, state, and local levels, and loves helping people uncover and share their family stories. She is president of VGS, president of the Association of Professional Genealogists, and editor of The Florida Genealogist.
For more details, and to register to attend, 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
October 3, 2023
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Adoption & Missing Kin Special Interest Group Meeting
  Coordinators:  Marcella Zorn & Bill Canavan   SIG members will receive an e-mail with the Zoom link. Others please contact the coordinator, through the ...

October 4, 2023
9:00 am to 11:00 am
French Canadian Genealogy SIG Meeting
Coordinator:  Jean Colman

October 5, 2023
1:00 pm to 2:50 pm
Eastern European Genealogy SIG Meeting
Coordinators:  Carol Myers & Marie Musialek  

October 6, 2023
9:30 am to 11:20 am
British SIG Monthly Meeting
  FYI:  Lake Miona Rec Center will be closed on Oct. 6th for maintenance so we will meet via Zoom. Topic: Cemetery Research and Gravestone ...

October 9, 2023
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Italian Special Interest Group Meeting
Coordinators: Laura Wright & Paul Coia  
Facts and Tips
Use confidential information with discretion and sensitivity.
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Use family gatherings to collect stories or to interview the senior family members. Make audio or, even better, video recordings if possible.

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