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. During 2021, our meetings will be held via Zoom. 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".  See "Coming Events" for meeting dates and topics.
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.
Please review the updated "New to Genealogy Overview" to learn more about this group. 
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Links of Interest
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Links Guide for this SIG Creating a Free Ancestry® Account
Free Databases Create a Free FamilySearch Account
Beginners First Step - Summary and Links Getting Started/Intro
Cyndi's List Getting It Right: Data Entry Standards
Under Construction, more coming soon History of the Census
1940 Census Records - FREE Genealogy Research Process