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Thursday, June 13
German Genealogy SIG Meeting  (German SIG)
9:30 am to 11:50 am
In-person @ Lake Miona Rec Center & via Zoom
Coordinators:  Dianne Fedderson & Steven Buhrow
 
An email containing the Zoom link & info will be emailed to SIG members prior to the meeting date.
 


Friday, June 14
Genetic Discoveries SIG Meeting  (Genetic Discoveries SIG)
10:00 am to 11:50 am
ZOOM MEETING
 
Coordinators:  Sherry Bean, Bill Canavan & Marcella Zorn
Topic:  How to Format Your Family Tree to Identify Your DNA Cousins
 
 


Monday, June 17
Best Practices SIG Meeting  (Best Practices SIG)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Online Zoom Meeting
 
Coordinators: Annette Burke-Lyttle & Pat Adams
Topic: Searching on Find My Past/Scotland's People
 
The SIG accepts new members throughout the year, but those who join after January 2023 should be prepared to catch up on the chapters that have already been studied. Visit our SIG webpage for more details.


Let's Talk Genealogy:  Members Only Event
Tuesday, June 18
Let's Talk Genealogy: Members Only Event  (VGS Special Events)
10:00 am
ZOOM MEETING
We are looking for all levels of VGS members. Come and share with us about your latest research successes or about a research challenge you're facing. Perhaps you have general genealogy questions including places to research or how others organize their information. Share your knowledge and ideas to help keep us all moving forward.
 
Register to attend this Zoom session – Click HERE 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
 
** If you are not a VGS member but would like to be, click HERE.
 
 


FTM SIG Meeting
Monday, June 24
FTM SIG Meeting  (Family Tree Maker SIG)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
ZOOM MEETING
 
REGULAR MOTHLY MEETING
 
Visit our website page for more details about this SIG.
SIG Coordinators:  Karen Feeney & Bob Boerst
 
(Meeting link will be emailed to SIG members approximately 3-5 days prior to meeting date.)
 


VGS General Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, June 26
VGS General Monthly Meeting  (VGS Monthly Meeting)
10:00 am
Online via Zoom only
Guest Speaker: Thomas MacEntee
 
Topic Info:  AI and Genealogy: Trouble Ahead?
While AI (artificial intelligence) might be the current “hot” buzz word, the fact is that many genealogy vendors and even genealogists have already been using this technology for years. The AI industry is at a crossroads and within the next five years, it will permeate almost every aspect of business and society. Learn how AI is currently being used to improve the genealogy experience, and whether or not you should seek out other uses of artificial intelligence for your own genealogy research.
 
Speaker's Bio: Thomas MacEntee is a professional genealogist specializing in the use of technology and social media to improve genealogical research and as a means of interacting with others in the family history community..
 
This meeting will be via Zoom only – to attend online via Zoom, you will need to register in advance by clicking this LINK.
 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
 
 



Thursday, July 11
German Genealogy SIG Meeting  (German SIG)
9:30 am to 11:50 am
In-person @ Lake Miona Rec Center & via Zoom
Coordinators:  Dianne Fedderson & Steven Buhrow
 
An email containing the Zoom link & info will be emailed to SIG members prior to the meeting date.
 


Friday, July 12
Genetic Discoveries SIG Meeting  (Genetic Discoveries SIG)
10:00 am to 11:50 am
ZOOM MEETING
 
Coordinators:  Sherry Bean, Bill Canavan & Marcella Zorn
Topic:  How to Format Your Family Tree to Identify Your DNA Cousins
 
 


Monday, July 15
Best Practices SIG Meeting  (Best Practices SIG)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Online Zoom Meeting
 
Coordinators: Annette Burke-Lyttle & Pat Adams
Topic: American Ancestors / NYG&B
 
The SIG accepts new members throughout the year, but those who join after January 2023 should be prepared to catch up on the chapters that have already been studied. Visit our SIG webpage for more details.


FTM SIG Meeting
Monday, July 22
FTM SIG Meeting  (Family Tree Maker SIG)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
ZOOM MEETING
 
REGULAR MOTHLY MEETING
Special Guest Speaker:  Henry Stish (VGS member) will take us into the world of AI.
 
Visit our website page for more details about this SIG.
SIG Coordinators:  Karen Feeney & Bob Boerst
 
(Meeting link will be emailed to SIG members approximately 3-5 days prior to meeting date.)
 


VGS General Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, July 24
VGS General Monthly Meeting  (VGS Monthly Meeting)
10:00 am
Online via Zoom only
Guest Speaker:  Pam Vestal
 
Topic:   Finding What Your Need and Using What You Find
Discover twenty practical strategies for searching the internet more successfully, extracting hidden genealogical nuggets from the documents you find, and evaluating your evidence. We'll explore an assortment of tools for locating overlooked records, understanding codes in documents, recovering missing websites, finding evidence of name changes, and much more.
 
Speaker's Bio:
Pam Vestal is a professional genealogist and speaker who turned her focus to her longtime love of genealogy after a 20-year writing career. Her articles have appeared in the National Genealogical Society Magazine and the Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly, and her lectures take her from coast-to-coast. Pam specializes in conducting genealogical research and then transforming that information into illustrated stories that even non-genealogists can enjoy.
 
This meeting will be via Zoom only to attend online via Zoom, you will need to register in advance by clicking this LINK.
 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
 
 
 



Monday, August 5
Jewish Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Jewish Genealogy SIG)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Eisenhower Recreation Center, 3560 Buena Vista Blvd.
Prior to the meeting date, SIG members will receive an email about the upcoming meeting.
 
Coordinators:  Phil Goldsmith & Jerry Schwartz
 
 


Thursday, August 8
German Genealogy SIG Meeting  (German SIG)
9:30 am to 11:50 am
In-person @ Lake Miona Rec Center & via Zoom
Coordinators:  Dianne Fedderson & Steven Buhrow
 
An email containing the Zoom link & info will be emailed to SIG members prior to the meeting date.
 


Friday, August 9
Genetic Discoveries SIG Meeting  (Genetic Discoveries SIG)
10:00 am to 11:50 am
ZOOM MEETING
 
Coordinators:  Sherry Bean, Bill Canavan & Marcella Zorn
Topic:  TBA
 
 


Monday, August 19
Best Practices SIG Meeting  (Best Practices SIG)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Online Zoom Meeting
 
Coordinators: Annette Burke-Lyttle & Pat Adams
Topic: Wiki Tree
 
The SIG accepts new members throughout the year, but those who join after January 2023 should be prepared to catch up on the chapters that have already been studied. Visit our SIG webpage for more details.


FTM SIG Meeting
Monday, August 26
FTM SIG Meeting  (Family Tree Maker SIG)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
ZOOM MEETING
 
REGULAR MOTHLY MEETING
 
Visit our website page for more details about this SIG.
SIG Coordinators:  Karen Feeney & Bob Boerst
 
(Meeting link will be emailed to SIG members approximately 3-5 days prior to meeting date.)
 


VGS General Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, August 28
VGS General Monthly Meeting  (VGS Monthly Meeting)
10:00 am
Online via Zoom only
Guest Speaker:  Paula Stuart-Warren
 
Topic:  What's Next? Developing Step-by-Step Research Plans
From the analysis of known information to the creation of research goals for finding the elusive answers, your research success ratio is improved with careful planning and use of proven techniques. Dissecting raw data so that a detailed research plan evolves is easier than you might think. What do you do next with those documents, letters, family stories, and other items you found or were sent by your aunt? Failure to make a research plan runs the risk of overlooking important clues in the records we already have and repeating the same research. This session includes some audience participation exercises. A research plan is truly not a daunting task and does not need to be a time-consuming task.
 
Speaker's Bio:
Paula is an internationally recognized genealogical educator, researcher, and consultant focusing on unusual resources, manuscripts, methodology, and analyzing records. She also specializes in Native American research, the WPA, railroad records and has spent extensive time at libraries, courthouses, libraries, state archives, historical societies, and the U.S. National Archives all across the U.S. She is a coordinator and instructor for the GRIP Genealogy Institute and has presented courses and sessions for Ancestry Academy, Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG), Family Tree University, Texas Institute of Genealogical Research (TIGR), and continues to present virtual seminars and webinars across the U.S. and Canada. She was a member of the Board of Directors of the Federation of Genealogical Societies, of the Minnesota Genealogical Society, an officer of the Association of Professional Genealogists, and has been a Board-Certified Genealogist since 1988. 
 
She descends from eight ancestral countries. Her website and blog are at http://genealogybypaula.com and is enthusiastic about sharing knowledge and continuing education. She’s excited to be welcomed back to the Villages Genealogical Society.
 
This is a ZOOM meeting only:  to attend online via Zoom, you will need to register in advance by clicking this LINK.
 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
 
 
 



Thursday, September 5
Eastern European Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Eastern European SIG)
1:00 pm to 2:50 pm
Daytona Beach Room @ SeaBreeze Recreation Center
Coordinators:  Carol Myers & Marie Musialek
 


Tuesday, September 10
Preserving Family History SIG Meeting  (Preserving Family History SIG)
2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Destin Room @ SeaBreeze Recreation Center
 
Topic: TBA
Presenter:  TBA
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Coordinators:  Sharol Lewin & Nancy Schultz
 


Wednesday, September 11
ABCs of Genealogy SIG Meeting  (ABCs of Genealogy SIG)
2:30 pm to 4:20 pm
Neptune Beach Room @ SeaBreeze Recreation Center
The ABCs of Genealogy SIG is for VGS members with any level of experience in genealogical research. Sessions are geared to be easy to understand to get you started and keep you going as you discover more about your ancestors.
 
Topic:  TBA
Coordinators:  Carol LaSalle & Cheryl Richardson
 


Thursday, September 12
German Genealogy SIG Meeting  (German SIG)
9:30 am to 11:50 am
In-person @ Lake Miona Rec Center & via Zoom
Coordinators:  Dianne Fedderson & Steven Buhrow
 
An email containing the Zoom link & info will be emailed to SIG members prior to the meeting date.