The Villages Genealogical Society
Welcome to The Villages
Genealogical Society
Promoting and stimulating knowledge and interest
in the study of genealogy
"It's Another Beautiful Day in The Villages"
 
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The VGS has been asked by the Florida State Genealogical Society to undertake the project of  digitizing Florida Pioneer applications.  We Need Your Help! 
Click HERE to learn more...


Family History Expo Update

Slideshow
March 28, 2018 General Meeting
How could you describe our Family History Expo? Would 192 new members give you an indication? It was a huge success!  The day was busy from before the event started right through closing time.  Some of the venders couldn't even take time from lunch they were so busy.  Most of the presentations were filled to capacity especially Google Tips & Tricks, and the DNA presentations by AncestryDNA and My Heritage.  We thank everyone who attended and hoped you received a wealth of information about what the VGS offers its members. See the photos...


Upcoming Special Events

 
VGS Western Caribbean Cruise
February 2 - 9, 2019
Complete Details HERE...


VGS Receives the NGS Gold Star Award

Read the Letter from C. Ann Staley, Conference Chair, to President Lannin:
Comments from our members attending the Conference can be read HERE


Admission to meetings of The Villages Genealogy Society is limited to
VGS members and paid guests.”


COMING EVENTS
Wednesday, Apr. 25th
8:30 am
Brick Wall Solutions SIG Meeting
Wednesday, Apr. 25th
10:00 am
VGS General Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, May. 1st
9:00 am
Adoption & Mystery Kin SIG Meeting
Tuesday, May. 1st
1:00 pm
Italian Genealogy SIG Meeting
Wednesday, May. 2nd
9:00 am
French Canadian Genealogy SIG Meeting

Facts
The 1840 Census asks about names and ages of Pensioners for Revolutionary or other Military Service.
[Census]

Know your relationships: An ancestor is a person from whom you are descended. A descendant is a person who is descended from an ancestor. A relative is someone with whom you share a common ancestor but who is not in your direct line.
[Basic Genealogy]

DNA Sequencing is a laboratory technique used to determine the exact sequence of bases (A,C,G and T) in a DNA molecule. The technology of DNA sequencing was made faster and less expensive as a part of the Human Genome Project.
[DNA]

X chromosome: One of the two sex chromosomes, X and Y. The X chromosome is passed down from mother to child. X is the sex chromosome that is present in both sexes, singly in males and doubly in females.
[DNA]

When it comes to spelling variations, be creative. Often clerks and government officials were unable to correctly record the names given them by unschooled immigrants not familiar with languages used in their port of entry. The surname was written down as the official heard it and the immigrant accepted that as the official American rendering of his name.
[Basic Genealogy]