The Villages Genealogical Society

Preserving Family History

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        Sharol Lewis
 Nancy Schultz
Program Chair
Genealogy, family stories, oral history and traditions all entwine and recap the story of an individuals's life. Every member has a story to tell either about yourself or other family members. Learn to record and retell these legacy stories for future generations.
Generally, this SIG meets the second Tuesday of the month from 2:30p.m. to 4:00p.m. – we do not meet in June, July & August. For the duration of 2021, all meetings will be held via Zoom. In-person meetings will resume in 2022 starting with our January meeting. For meeting dates and topics, check the website's Coming Events for the most up-to-date information. You must be a member of The Villages Genealogical Society to participate in our meetings.
Anyone interested in preserving their family history is welcome to attend. Let us know which topics would be most helpful in your family history journey. If you have a question about this SIG, send an email to Sharol (click HERE) or Nancy (click HERE) and they will respond as quickly as they can.

Meeting Location & Schedule
Upcoming Meeting Dates & Topics 
Dec. 14:   Turn Family History Facts into Stories You Can Share
Jan.  11:   Structuring Your Family Story
Feb.   8:   When Printing Isn't the Right Solution
Mar.   8:   Writing a Memoir Style Family History
Apr.  12:   Using "My Memories" Software to Organize Your Story
May  10:   Basic Graphic Design Concepts
Knowing your generational story firms the ground upon which you stand. It makes your life, your struggles and triumphs, bigger than your lone existence. It connects you to a grand plotline.
-- Cicely Tyson

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