The Villages Genealogical Society
Welcome to The Villages
Genealogical Society
Promoting and stimulating knowledge and interest
in the study of genealogy


Live Virtual Broadcasts

The Villages Genealogical Society sponsors live virtual broadcast presentations as part of your membership.  Here you can learn about these live events, presenter bio's and how to register.  Upcoming Presentations...


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September Meeting Update

Meeting Room Overview
September 19, 2019 General Meeting
Our September General Meeting was an encore presentation by Blaine Bettinger, PhD, JD, entitled "Introduction to DNA."  In today's presentation, we learned the fundamentals of DNA testing and was a "warm-up" for our February Annual Seminar. At our seminar, Mr. Bettinger will present 4 additional, more advance, DNA presentations to our attendees. Registration for the seminar has begun. Click on the link above for more information and a registration form.
 
The Webinar & Handout are online: "Members Only" > Webinar & Meetings


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
Friday, Oct. 18th
10:00 am
Scandinavian Genealogy SIG Meeting
Tuesday, Oct. 22nd
2:00 pm
Midwest SIG Meeting
Wednesday, Oct. 23rd
8:30 am
Brick Wall Solutions SIG Meeting
Wednesday, Oct. 23rd
10:00 am
VGS General Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, Oct. 23rd
10:00 am
NARA Annual Virtual Genealogy Fair

Facts
Probate records are often overlooked in some family histories. Sometimes they can bring down your research brick wall. They may show relationships, financial status and life stories of your ancestors.
[Probate]

Microfilmed pension records are available from the National Archives, HeritageQuest Online and the Family History Library.
[Military]

Early immigrants came for many reasons, including religious, seeking adventure, a better life or they were sent here as a penalty for a crime.
[Immigration]

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. Check everything for correctness. There could also be a newspaper account of the wedding.
[Vital Records]

When doing research in probate records, request to see the entire file.
[Probate]