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


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


November Monthly Meeting Updates

Animated Meeting Pictures
November 20, 2019 General Meeting
John DeAngelo Photo's
November gave our members the opportunity to attend two meetings on the 20th at the Savannah Center.  Our guest speaker was Dr. Thomas Jones, CP, CGL.  Our very informative presentation for the morning general meeting was "Can a Complex Research problem be Solved Solely Online?" The answer was "Yes, But..." The case study  demonstrated the complexity of issues that could be encountered during your research.  Our afternoon workshop presentation was "Inferential Genealogy: "Deducing Ancestors Identities Indirectly."  Here we learned that timelines are very important to come to a reasonable conclusion for the identity of an ancestor. 
Both meetings & handouts are online: "Members Only" > Webinar & Meetings


Admission to 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


COMING EVENTS
Tuesday, Jan. 21st
1:00 pm
Family Tree Maker Users SIG Meeting
Wednesday, Jan. 22nd
8:30 am
Brick Wall Solutions SIG Meeting
Wednesday, Jan. 22nd
10:00 am
VGS General Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, Jan. 22nd
1:30 pm
VGS General Monthly Meeting
Monday, Jan. 27th
10:00 am
Technology SIG Meeting

Facts
The U.S. Federal Census is taken every 10 years on a designated census day by an "enumerator" in a specific area called an enumeration district. The first census was done in 1790; there are no censuses before 1790.
[Census]

The Family Group Sheet identifies a couple and their children. Everyone with a spouse or child has two group sheets; one as a child with parents and usually one as a parent with children.
[Basic Genealogy]

Digital copies, sometimes called "portable files", are copies of your original documents, family group sheets, notes, pedigree charts, etc.
[Organization]

In 1820 the Federal Government began requiring ship manifest lists but the early years can be difficult to locate.
[Immigration]

The census records may contain a good clue to when a person obtained citizenship.
[Census]