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Thursday, December 21
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
 



Monday, January 1, 2018
Jewish Genealogy SIG Meeting Cancelled  (Jewish Genealogy)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
MacArthur Room of the Eisenhower Recreation Center
Herb Siegel, Coordinator
Phil Goldsmith, Programs
Due to New Years Day this meeting has been canceled.


Monday, January 1, 2018
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 and Shari Stanley Co-Ordinators
Due to New Years Day this meeting has been canceled.


Tuesday, January 2, 2018
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
Topic: "Introduction to FamilySearch.org" Presented by John DeAngelo, VGS Webmaster


Wednesday, January 3, 2018
French Canadian Genealogy SIG Meeting  (French-Canadian SIG)
9:00 am to 10:50 am
Julio Iglesias Room at the La Hacienda Recreation Center
Ron Despard, Coordinator
 


Thursday, January 4, 2018
Eastern European Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Eastern European SIG)
1:00 pm to 2:50 pm
Daytona Beach Room at the Sea Breeze Recreation Center
Barbara Lucier, coordinator
 


Friday, January 5, 2018
British Genealogy SIG Meeting  (British SIG)
9:30 am to 11:20 am
Courageous Room at the Lake Miona Regional Recreation Center
Pat Adams and Phyllis Sample, coordinators
Topic: Pat Adams will show her DNA results as they appear on AncestryDNA, FTDNA, MyHeritage and Living DNA.
 


Friday, January 5, 2018
Genetic Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Genetic Genealogy SIG)
10:00 am to 11:50 am
Rhett Butler Room at the Savannah Regional Recreation Center
Jim Lannin, coordinator
Topic: "Genealogy 101"
Note Date Change for this meeting...


Monday, January 8, 2018
Family Tree Maker Users SIG Meeting  (Family Tree Maker SIG)
1:00 pm to 2:50 pm
Patriot and Spirit Rooms at the Mulberry Grove Regional Recreation Center
John DeAngelo & Jeff Hirsch,  Co-Coordinators


Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Adoption & Mystery Kin SIG Meeting  (Adoption SIG)
9:30 am to 11:30 am
Meetings are at Anne's home.
Anne Berg & Jerry Steidl, Co-cordinators
Contact the coordinator for location and directions HERE


Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Preserving Family History SIG Meeting  (Preserving Family History)
2:30 pm to 4:20 pm
Destin Room at the Sea Breeze Recreation Center
Anne Berg and Tom Sodeman, Coordinators


Wednesday, January 10, 2018
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, January 10, 2018
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.
This month's presentation: "Evidence Analysis & Citing Your Sources" 


Thursday, January 11, 2018
German Genealogy SIG Meeting  (German SIG)
9:30 am to 11:50 am
Reliance Room at the Lake Miona Regional Recreational Center
Bernie Guenther & Margaret Fahler Sgritta, coordinators
"The Palatines" presented by Margaret Sgritta


Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Mid-Atlantic States SIG Meeting Cancelled  (Mid-Atlantic States SIG)
Karen Pickelsimer, Coordinator.
This meeting has been cancelled.


Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Board of Directors Meeting  (Board of Directors)
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
The Villages Public Library: 325 Belvedere Blvd.


Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Family Tree Maker 2017 Workshop  (Workshop)
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Lake Miona Recreation Center
Guest Speaker: Mark Olsen, FTM Community Ambassador
Learn about the latest features in Family Tree Maker.
Space is limited to 150 members...
Those who were unable to attend the previous presentation will have first preference.
Registration is required and will begin on January 2, 2018


Thursday, January 18, 2018
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, January 19, 2018
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, January 22, 2018
Technology SIG Meeting  (Technology SIG)
10:00 am to 11:50 am
Destin Room at the Sea Breeze Recreation Center
Gene Clark, coordinator
Topic: TBA


Tuesday, January 23, 2018
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
Presentation by Dona Black Weber on free resources for Midwestern Research.


Wednesday, January 24, 2018
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 24, 2018
VGS General Monthly Meeting  (Monthly Meeting)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Savannah Regional Recreation Center
Presentation: "Dating and Identifying Old Photographs"
Guest Speaker: Maureen Taylor "The Photo Detective"
"An interactive lecture on discovering who’s who in those family pictures. Learn 10 easy steps for naming those unidentified pictures tucked away in shoeboxes."
 
"Maureen is the nation’s foremost photo detective."
The Wall Street Journal


VGS Workshop
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
VGS Workshop  (Workshop)
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Savannah Regional Recreation Center
Presentation: "Discovering Genealogical Clues in 19th-Century Photographs"
Guest Speaker: Maureen Taylor "The Photo Detective"
"A single photograph can unlock a family mystery. The details are in the photographic clues. Pictures document births, deaths, marriages, and more. Use an image as genealogical proof by understanding the language of family photographs."
Due to the size of the room, 100 members, registrations will be required.
Registration will begin January 2, 2018
More details will be available in the blog and newsletter as the date approaches.
"Maureen is the nation’s foremost photo detective."
The Wall Street Journal



Thursday, February 1, 2018
Eastern European Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Eastern European SIG)
1:00 pm to 2:50 pm
Daytona Beach Room at the Sea Breeze Recreation Center
Barbara Lucier, coordinator
 


Friday, February 2, 2018
British Genealogy SIG Meeting  (British SIG)
9:30 am to 11:20 am
Courageous Room at the Lake Miona Regional Recreation Center
Pat Adams and Phyllis Sample, coordinators
 


Monday, February 5, 2018
Jewish Genealogy SIG Meeting Cancelled  (Jewish Genealogy)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
MacArthur Room of the Eisenhower Recreation Center
Herb Siegel, Coordinator
Phil Goldsmith, Programs
Topic: TBA


Monday, February 5, 2018
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 and Shari Stanley Co-Ordinators
Topic: "Using TreeShare for Ancestry for RootsMagic"


Tuesday, February 6, 2018
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


Wednesday, February 7, 2018
French Canadian Genealogy SIG Meeting  (French-Canadian SIG)
9:00 am to 10:50 am
Julio Iglesias Room at the La Hacienda Recreation Center
Ron Despard, Coordinator
 


Thursday, February 8, 2018
German Genealogy SIG Meeting  (German SIG)
9:30 am to 11:50 am
Reliance Room at the Lake Miona Regional Recreational Center
Bernie Guenther & Margaret Fahler Sgritta, coordinators
"Exploring My Ancestors' Home in Dorndiel, Germany", presented by Bob & Jan Daniel.


Friday, February 9, 2018
Genetic Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Genetic Genealogy SIG)
10:00 am to 11:50 am
Ricardo Montalban Room at the La Hacienda Regional Recreation Center
Jim Lannin, coordinator
Topic: "DNA Show & Tell"
Note the meeting location change...


Monday, February 12, 2018
Family Tree Maker Users SIG Meeting  (Family Tree Maker SIG)
1:00 pm to 2:50 pm
Patriot and Spirit Rooms at the Mulberry Grove Regional Recreation Center
John DeAngelo & Jeff Hirsch,  Co-Coordinators


Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Adoption & Mystery Kin SIG Meeting  (Adoption SIG)
9:30 am to 11:30 am
Meetings are at Anne's home.
Anne Berg & Jerry Steidl, Co-cordinators
Contact the coordinator for location and directions HERE


Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Preserving Family History SIG Meeting  (Preserving Family History)
2:30 pm to 4:20 pm
Destin Room at the Sea Breeze Recreation Center
Anne Berg and Tom Sodeman, Coordinators


Wednesday, February 14, 2018
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 14, 2018
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.
This month's presentation: "Getting Started & 100 years Freedom to Slavery"


Thursday, February 15, 2018
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 16, 2018
The Southwest Florida Germanic Genealogy Society Seminar  (Other Events)
9:00 am to 3:30 pm
2421 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte, Florida
Special presentation by Baerbel Johnson
Lecture Presentations:
  • So You Think You Want to Get Married: Marriage Laws and Customs in Germany
  • Digital Libraries: A Goldmine for German Genealogists
  • German Archives: Full of Hidden Treasures
  • Good Old-Fashioned Research in the Internet Age


Friday, February 16, 2018
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
 


Wednesday, February 21, 2018
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, February 22, 2018
Midwest SIG Meeting  (Midwest SIG)
2:00 pm to 3:50 pm
Belvedere Library
Annette Burke Lyttle & Dona Black, coordinators
Presentation by Annette Burke Lyttle: “Marriage of the Waters”: The Erie Canal and the Opening of the Midwest.
Note the date and location change for this meeting.


Monday, February 26, 2018
Technology SIG Meeting  (Technology SIG)
10:00 am to 11:50 am
Destin Room at the Sea Breeze Recreation Center
Gene Clark, coordinator
Topic: TBA


18th Annual All-Day Seminar
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
18th Annual All-Day Seminar  (Seminar)
9:00 am to 3:30 pm
La Hacienda Recreational Center
Doors Open at 8:00 a.m.
Guest Speaker: John Philip Colletta
Registration will begin for VGS members and their guests on September 18, 2017
Resident registration will open on December 15, 2017 pending availability.
$40.00 per person: Includes lunch and handouts.



Thursday, March 1, 2018
Eastern European Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Eastern European SIG)
1:00 pm to 2:50 pm
Daytona Beach Room at the Sea Breeze Recreation Center
Barbara Lucier, coordinator
 


Friday, March 2, 2018
British Genealogy SIG Meeting  (British SIG)
9:30 am to 11:20 am
Courageous Room at the Lake Miona Regional Recreation Center
Pat Adams and Phyllis Sample, coordinators
 


Friday, March 2, 2018
Genetic Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Genetic Genealogy SIG)
10:00 am to 11:50 am
Rhett Butler Room at the Savannah Regional Recreation Center
Jim Lannin, coordinator
Topic: "DNA Show and Tell"
Note Date Change for this meeting...


Monday, March 5, 2018
Jewish Genealogy SIG Meeting Cancelled  (Jewish Genealogy)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
MacArthur Room of the Eisenhower Recreation Center
Herb Siegel, Coordinator
Phil Goldsmith, Programs
Topic: TBA


Monday, March 5, 2018
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 and Shari Stanley Co-Ordinators
Topic: TBA


Tuesday, March 6, 2018
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