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Upcoming Monday Evening Webinar
Live Webinar / December 13 – 7:00 to 8:00 pm
Tech Tips for Genealogists
Featuring Guest Speaker:  Patricia Lee Hobbs, CG
Sara Cochran
Description: Understanding some basic computer tips as well as easy-to-use programs can enhance a genealogist's communications and productivity. This presentation will cover basic computer tips, including copying and pasting content from one program to another, keyboard shortcuts, creating PDFs, and importing/exporting GEDCOM files. Also covered:  image capture tools, text expanders, drawing software, and Zotero.
Presenter Info: Patricia Lee Hobbs, CG, is an instructor and professional genealogist specializing in several geographical regions as well as in identifying distant ancestry with DNA and documentary services.
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
December 6, 2021
10:00 am to 11:50 am
Jewish Genealogy SIG Meeting
  Prior to the meeting date, SIG members will receive an email about the upcoming meeting. Coordinator:  Herb Siegel Programs:  Phil Goldsmith  

December 6, 2021
2:30 pm to 4:20 pm
RootsMagic Special Interest Group Meeting
Coordinator:  George Zitterell  

December 7, 2021
9:30 am
Adoption & Missing Kin Special Interest Group Meeting
Anne Berg and Marcella Zorn, Coordinators   SIG members will receive an e-mail. Others please contact the coordinator, through the SIG web page, for the ...

December 8, 2021
10:00 am to 11:50 am
Irish Genealogy SIG Meeting
Program:  The November 2021 ediition of the Irish Research Guide on CD will be available. The changes in this edition will be the focus of ...

December 9, 2021
9:30 am
German Genealogy SIG Meeting
Dianne Fedderson & Steven Buhrow, coordinators   An email containing the Zoom link & info will be emailed to SIG members prior to the meeting ...
Facts and Tips
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]

The "Social Security Death Index" is an online searchable database. It only includes the names of deceased individuals whose deaths were reported to Social Security. Beginning in 2014, rules governing the "Social Security Death Index" changed. Records for the most recent 3 years are not available.
[Federal Records]

Evidence: I don't know! Information without a source is information that is not verified and should not be considered sound research or valid information.
[Sources & Evidence]