The Villages Genealogical Society

New to Genealogy SIG

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Carol LaSalle
Hello, my name is Carol LaSalle and I'm the coordinator of the New to Genealogy Special Interest Group.We meet the second Wednesday of each month from 2:30 p.m. to 4:20 p.m. in the Neptune Beach Room at the Sea Breeze Recreation Center, 2384 Buena Vista Blvd. No meetings June through August and December. If you have a question about this SIG, send me an email at with your question and I will respond as quickly as I can.
This group is for members who have less than 2 years of experience with genealogy research. Meetings include a presentation followed by a Q&A session. Bring your questions to share with the group.
"Topics Covered" Where To Begin; Genealogy Software; Census Records; Immigration and Internet Research".
This group is open to residents of The Villages who are members of The Villages Genealogical Society. New members are always welcome, applications are available at the door.  Dues are $10 the first year, $5 a year afterwards.
Please review the updated "New to Genealogy Overview" to learn more about this group and what it does.
Links of Interest
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Setting Up a FREE Guest Account
Starting Your Tree on Ancestry
Free Indexed Collections at Genealogy Toolkit
Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources
FAMILY SEARCH: Family History Research for Beginners
FAMILY SEARCH: Getting Started in Genealogy
A quick overview of forms, software programs and charts to use when getting started.
Tips for recording names, dates and things to consider as you move forward with your research. (11 minutes)
Cyndi's - links, links, links
Genealogy Learning and Guidance at
FREE Genealogy Software
Dick Eastman
Software Data Entry Standards
Judith Schaefer Phelps
Research at the Library of Congress
10 Page Guide