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Tuesday, January 21
Family Tree Maker Users SIG Meeting  (Family Tree Maker SIG)
1:00 pm to 2:50 pm
Liberty and Old Glory Rooms at the Mulberry Grove Regional Recreation Center
John DeAngelo, Co-Coordinator
Topic: "All About Reports & Charts" + Your Questions Answered


Wednesday, January 22
Brick Wall Solutions SIG Meeting  (Brick Wall SIG)
8:30 am to 9:30 am
Atlanta Room at the Savannah Regional Recreation Center
Nancy Heydt, coordinator
 


VGS General Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, January 22
VGS General Monthly Meeting  (Monthly Meeting)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Savannah Regional Recreation Center
Morning General Meeting: “Cause of Death: Dissecting Coroner’s Records for Genealogical Research”
Description: Coroner’s records are often untapped resources that contain essential information for genealogists. In this session, learn how to determine if your ancestor appeared in a Coroner’s report, where to find Coroner’s records, what details they include to further your genealogy research, and much more!

Presenter:
Lisa A. Alzo M.F.A. is a freelance writer, instructor, and internationally recognized lecturer, specializing in Slovak/Eastern European genealogical research, writing your family history, and using the Internet to trace female and immigrant ancestors. She is the author of ten books, including the award-winning Three Slovak Women, and hundreds of magazine articles, and writes the blog "The Accidental Genealogist."
 
To attend “Cause of Death: Dissecting Coroner’s Records for Genealogical Research” with Lisa Alzo remotely, Register HERE...
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


VGS General Monthly Meeting
VGS General Monthly Meeting  (Monthly Meeting)
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Savannah Regional Recreation Center
Afternoon Workshop: “Overcoming Brickwalls in Eastern European Research”
Description: Research in Eastern Europe can be a challenging process. Sorting out surnames, trying to identify ancestral hometowns, and deciphering old country records to connect families are just a few of the obstacles often encountered along the way. Through sample case studies, this session will demonstrate lesser utilized research tactics, and discuss repositories and key resources used to locate information about your elusive Eastern European ancestors.
 
Presenter: 
Lisa A. Alzo M.F.A. is a freelance writer, instructor, and internationally recognized lecturer, specializing in Slovak/Eastern European genealogical research, writing your family history, and using the Internet to trace female and immigrant ancestors. She is the author of ten books, including the award-winning Three Slovak Women, and hundreds of magazine articles, and writes the blog "The Accidental Genealogist."
 
To attend in person, registration is now open for members of the Eastern European SIG.  Registration for all other VGS members begins January 1st.
 
To attend “Overcoming Brickwalls in Eastern European Research” with Lisa Alzo remotely, Register HERE...
 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


Monday, January 27
Technology SIG Meeting  (Technology SIG)
10:00 am to 11:50 am
Destin Room at the Sea Breeze Recreation Center
Gene Clark, coordinator


Tuesday, January 28
Midwest SIG Meeting  (Midwest SIG)
2:00 pm to 3:50 pm
Clearwater Room at the Sea Breeze Recreation Center
Annette Burke Lyttle & Dona Black, coordinators
Topic: “Catholic and Lutheran Church Records in the Midwest” – Dona Black Weber and Laurie Sarauer



Monday, February 3
Jewish Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Jewish Genealogy)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
MacArthur Room of the Eisenhower Recreation Center
Herb Siegel, Coordinator
Phil Goldsmith, Programs


Monday, February 3
RootsMagic Special Interest Group Meeting  (Roots Magic SIG)
2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
New Smynra Room at the Sea Breeze Recreation Center
Val Harris Co-Ordinator


Tuesday, February 4
Adoption & Mystery Kin SIG Meeting  (Adoption SIG)
9:00 am to 11:20 am
Tea Room at the Colony Recreation Center
Anne Berg & Jerry Steidl, Co-cordinators


Wednesday, February 5
French Canadian Genealogy SIG Meeting  (French-Canadian SIG)
9:00 am to 10:50 am
Julio Iglesias Room at the La Hacienda Recreation Center
Jean Colman, Coordinator
 


Thursday, February 6
Eastern European Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Eastern European SIG)
1:00 pm to 2:50 pm
Daytona Beach Room at the Sea Breeze Recreation Center
Carol Myers, coordinator
 


Friday, February 7
British SIG Monthly Meeting  (British SIG)
9:30 am to 11:20 am
Courageous Room at the Lake Miona Regional Recreation Center
Pat Adams & Phyllis Sample, Coordinators


Saturday, February 8
African American SIG Monthly Meeting  (African American SIG)
2:30 pm to 4:20 pm
Jasmine Room at the Hibiscus Recreation Center
Carol LaSalle, Coordinator


Monday, February 10
Italian Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Italian SIG)
1:00 pm to 2:50 pm
Atlanta Room of the Savannah Regional Recreation Center
Mary Frances Gerace, Coordinator


“Introduction to Researching at the National Archives”
Monday, February 10
“Introduction to Researching at the National Archives”  (Live Webinar)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Online Webinar

Our guest speaker will be: Angela Packer McGhie, CG

Description: This webinar will highlight the types of federal records available at the National Archives, discuss how the material is organized, and demonstrate how to access the records online and onsite. We will discuss using findings aids to help locate relevant records, using the Archives.gov website and catalog, and strategies for locating relevant material.

 
Presenters Bio: Angela Packer McGhie, CG, has a passion for teaching genealogy. She is the Education Director for the National Genealogical Society and vice president of the Board for Certification of Genealogists. Angela enjoys coordinating courses for the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research and the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, and speaking at genealogy conferences. She lives in Maryland with her husband and three children.
 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


Tuesday, February 11
Mid-Atlantic States SIG Meeting  (Mid-Atlantic States SIG)
9:30 am to 11:20 am
Intrepid Room of the Lake Minona Recreation Center
Karen Pickelsimer, Coordinator.
Topic: "Sourcing Your Data" - John DeAngelo


Tuesday, February 11
Preserving Family History SIG Meeting  (Preserving Family History)
2:30 pm to 4:20 pm
Destin Room at the Sea Breeze Recreation Center
Tom Sodeman and Nancy Schultz , Coordinators
Topic: "Today's Heirlooms" - Group


Wednesday, February 12
Irish Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Irish SIG)
10:00 am to 11:50 am
Osceola Room at the Chula Vista Recreation Center
Tom Voyles, coordinator
 


Wednesday, February 12
New to Genealogy SIG Meeting  (New to Genealogy SIG)
2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Neptune Beach Room at the Sea Breeze Recreation Center
Carol LaSalle, Coordinator
For Members with less than 2 years of genealogy experience.
Topic: "Immigration"


Thursday, February 13
German Genealogy SIG Meeting  (German SIG)
9:30 am to 11:50 am
Reliance Room at the Lake Miona Regional Recreational Center
Dianne Fedderson & Steven Buhrow, coordinators
 


Friday, February 14
Genetic Genealogy SIG Meeting Canceled  (Genetic Genealogy SIG)
Due to the unfortunate death of Jim Lannin, coordinator of this SIG, all meetings have been canceled until further notice.
This is subject to change at anytime.  The membership will be notified when the next meeting is scheduled.


Tuesday, February 18
Family Tree Maker Users SIG Meeting  (Family Tree Maker SIG)
1:00 pm to 2:50 pm
Liberty and Old Glory Rooms at the Mulberry Grove Regional Recreation Center
John DeAngelo, Co-Coordinator


Annual All-Day Seminar
Wednesday, February 19
Annual All-Day Seminar  (Seminar)
9:00 am to 3:30 pm
Savannah Regional Recreation Center
Guest Speaker: Blaine Bettinger, PhD, JD
Presenters Bio: 
Blaine Bettinger is a professional genealogist specializing in DNA evidence. He is the author of the long-running blog The Genetic Genealogist, and frequently gives presentations and webinars to educate others about the use of DNA to explore their ancestry.
Note: This seminar will not be recorded.
Registration begins for VGS members September 16, 2019
Registration for residents of The Villages December 16, 2019


Thursday, February 20
New England Genealogy SIG Meeting  (New England SIG)
12:00 pm to 1:50 pm
New Smyrna Room at the Sea Breeze Regional Recreational Center
Christine Courtwright, coordinator


Friday, February 21
Scandinavian Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Scandinavian SIG)
10:00 am to 11:50 am
Clearwater Room at the Sea Breeze Regional Recreational Center
Larry Peterson, coordinator
 


Monday, February 24
Technology SIG Meeting  (Technology SIG)
10:00 am to 11:50 am
Destin Room at the Sea Breeze Recreation Center
Gene Clark, coordinator


Tuesday, February 25
Midwest SIG Meeting  (Midwest SIG)
2:00 pm to 3:50 pm
Clearwater Room at the Sea Breeze Recreation Center
Annette Burke Lyttle & Dona Black, coordinators
Topic: “How Research Plans Can Up Your Genealogical Game” – Annette Burke Lyttle
This program has homework!
Members will pick a research problem to work on for a month & report on at the March meeting.



Monday, March 2
Jewish Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Jewish Genealogy)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
MacArthur Room of the Eisenhower Recreation Center
Herb Siegel, Coordinator
Phil Goldsmith, Programs


Monday, March 2
RootsMagic Special Interest Group Meeting  (Roots Magic SIG)
2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
New Smynra Room at the Sea Breeze Recreation Center
Val Harris Co-Ordinator


Tuesday, March 3
Adoption & Mystery Kin SIG Meeting  (Adoption SIG)
9:00 am to 11:20 am
Tea Room at the Colony Recreation Center
Anne Berg & Jerry Steidl, Co-cordinators


Wednesday, March 4
French Canadian Genealogy SIG Meeting  (French-Canadian SIG)
9:00 am to 10:50 am
Julio Iglesias Room at the La Hacienda Recreation Center
Jean Colman, Coordinator
 


Thursday, March 5
Eastern European Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Eastern European SIG)
1:00 pm to 2:50 pm
Daytona Beach Room at the Sea Breeze Recreation Center
Carol Myers, coordinator
 


Friday, March 6
British SIG Monthly Meeting  (British SIG)
9:30 am to 11:20 am
Courageous Room at the Lake Miona Regional Recreation Center
Pat Adams & Phyllis Sample, Coordinators


Monday, March 9
Italian Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Italian SIG)
1:00 pm to 2:50 pm
Atlanta Room of the Savannah Regional Recreation Center
Mary Frances Gerace, Coordinator


Monday, March 9
TBA  (Live Webinar)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Online Webinar
More information soon...


Tuesday, March 10
Preserving Family History SIG Meeting  (Preserving Family History)
2:30 pm to 4:20 pm
Destin Room at the Sea Breeze Recreation Center
Tom Sodeman and Nancy Schultz , Coordinators
Topic: "Video Capture of Family History" - Tom Sodeman


Wednesday, March 11
Irish Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Irish SIG)
10:00 am to 11:50 am
Osceola Room at the Chula Vista Recreation Center
Tom Voyles, coordinator
 


Wednesday, March 11
New to Genealogy SIG Meeting  (New to Genealogy SIG)
2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Neptune Beach Room at the Sea Breeze Recreation Center
Carol LaSalle, Coordinator
For Members with less than 2 years of genealogy experience.
Topic: "Where to Begin & Genealogy Software"


Thursday, March 12
German Genealogy SIG Meeting  (German SIG)
9:30 am to 11:50 am
Reliance Room at the Lake Miona Regional Recreational Center
Dianne Fedderson & Steven Buhrow, coordinators
 


Saturday, March 14
African American SIG Monthly Meeting  (African American SIG)
2:30 pm to 4:20 pm
Jasmine Room at the Hibiscus Recreation Center
Carol LaSalle, Coordinator


Wednesday, March 18
Board of Directors Meeting  (Board of Directors)
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Pinellas Library Room #162
Tentative


Wednesday, March 18
Mid-Atlantic States SIG Meeting  (Mid-Atlantic States SIG)
9:30 am to 11:00 am
Defender Room of the Lake Minona Recreation Center
Karen Pickelsimer, Coordinator.


Thursday, March 19
New England Genealogy SIG Meeting  (New England SIG)
12:00 pm to 1:50 pm
New Smyrna Room at the Sea Breeze Regional Recreational Center
Christine Courtwright, coordinator


Friday, March 20
Scandinavian Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Scandinavian SIG)
10:00 am to 11:50 am
Clearwater Room at the Sea Breeze Regional Recreational Center
Larry Peterson, coordinator
 


Friday, March 20
Family Tree Maker Users SIG Meeting  (Family Tree Maker SIG)
1:00 pm to 2:50 pm
Liberty and Old Glory Rooms at the Mulberry Grove Regional Recreation Center
John DeAngelo, Co-Coordinator
Note Day and Date Change for this meeting...


Monday, March 23
Technology SIG Meeting  (Technology SIG)
10:00 am to 11:50 am
Destin Room at the Sea Breeze Recreation Center
Gene Clark, coordinator


Tuesday, March 24
Midwest SIG Meeting  (Midwest SIG)
2:00 pm to 3:50 pm
Clearwater Room at the Sea Breeze Recreation Center
Annette Burke Lyttle & Dona Black, coordinators
Topic: “How Did Research Planning Help Me Move Forward?” – All attendees


Wednesday, March 25
Brick Wall Solutions SIG Meeting  (Brick Wall SIG)
8:30 am to 9:30 am
Atlanta Room at the Savannah Regional Recreation Center
Nancy Heydt, coordinator
 


Wednesday, March 25
VGS Family History Expo  (Monthly Meeting)
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Savannah Regional Recreation Center
The rooms will be for vendors only.  This way membership can come and enjoy the whole event.  There will be two presentation rooms. One will hold 100 attendees and the second will hold 50.
This expo is open to the general public.



Wednesday, April 1
French Canadian Genealogy SIG Meeting  (French-Canadian SIG)
9:00 am to 10:50 am
Julio Iglesias Room at the La Hacienda Recreation Center
Jean Colman, Coordinator