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Wednesday, June 28
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, June 28
VGS General Monthly Meeting (Summer Series)  (Monthly Meeting)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Savannah Regional Recreation Center
Presentation: A panel will answer member submitted questions...
Panel members will be: Pat Adams, Carol LaSalle, Jim Lannin and John DeAngelo



Monday, July 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
Topic: "Finding Your Ancestral Town"


Thursday, July 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
Barbara Lucier, coordinator
 


Monday, July 10
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
Matt Nichols & Jeff Hirsch,  Co-Coordinators


Tuesday, July 11
Genealogy Writers SIG Meeting  (Genealogy Writers SIG)
2:30 pm to 4:20 pm
Destin Room at the Seabreeze Recreation Center
Anne Berg & Penny Thomas, coordinators
Note the New Location with WiFi! The day and time remain the same.


Thursday, July 13
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
June through August meetings will have no formal presentations.  Concentration will be on member success stories & brick walls plus updates on genealogical sites and methods.


Friday, July 14
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
Presentation: "Using Third Party Online Tools"


37th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Sunday, July 23 through Friday, July 28
37th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy  (Other Events)
Walt Disney World Swan Resort, Orlando, Florida
Click HERE to visit the conference website for complete details.


Wednesday, July 26
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, July 26
VGS General Monthly Meeting (Summer Series)  (Monthly Meeting)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Savannah Regional Recreation Center
Presentation: “Reconstructing a Life: Chasing Uncle William through the Wilds of Cyberspace.”
"Our ancestors should be more alive to us than names and dates on a chart. Follow the amazing life of William Crout, Civil War veteran, hotel owner, rancher, and local character, and learn how it’s possible to reconstruct life stories in surprising detail with resources available online."
Guest speaker: Our very own VP Annette Burke Lyttle
Annette Burke Lyttle owns Heritage Detective, LLC, providing professional genealogical services in research, education, and writing. She speaks on a variety of genealogical topics at the national, state, and local levels and loves helping people uncover and share their family stories. Annette is vice president of VGS, and a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and the Genealogical Speakers Guild, as well as a number of national, state, and local societies.


International German-American Genealogical Partnership Conference
Friday, July 28 through Sunday, July 30
International German-American Genealogical Partnership Conference  (Other Events)
Minneapolis Marriott Northwest Hotel in Brooklyn Park, Minn.
Registration for the conference is now open.



Thursday, August 3
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
 


Tuesday, August 8
Genealogy Writers SIG Meeting  (Genealogy Writers SIG)
2:30 pm to 4:20 pm
Destin Room at the Seabreeze Recreation Center
Anne Berg & Penny Thomas, coordinators


Thursday, August 10
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
June through August meetings will have no formal presentations.  Concentration will be on member success stories & brick walls plus updates on genealogical sites and methods.


Friday, August 11
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
Presentation: "Finding Your Ancestors'' Genomes"


Monday, August 14
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
Matt Nichols & Jeff Hirsch,  Co-Coordinators


Wednesday, August 23
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 (Summer Series)
Wednesday, August 23
VGS General Monthly Meeting (Summer Series)  (Monthly Meeting)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Savannah Regional Recreation Center
Our first live webinar...
At our August 23rd meeting the Villages Genealogical Society will present a live webinar by Mary Roddy entitled “Family Browse.” All VGS members, regardless of their physical location in August, can attend this session via computer, phone, or tablet if they can’t attend in person. So mark your calendars for 10 a.m. (Eastern) on August 23rd. Information on how to register and attend will go out later this summer.
 
Presentation description: FamilySearch.org has millions of images on its website, many of which are unindexed and not searchable.  But if you know how to get into the catalog and browse around, you can find images of birth and death certificates, naturalization papers, deeds, wills, estate inventories, and more.  And FamilySearch is adding more and more such images every month.  To take advantage of this ever-increasing bounty, it’s important to know how to find these types of records. 
Speaker biography: Mary Roddy, a Certified Public Accountant, earned a certificate from the Genealogy and Family History program at the University of Washington.  She speaks frequently about genealogical topics in the Western Washington area and at regional and national conferences.  Mary is a regular contributor to YourGenealogyToday and Internet Genealogy magazines and a webinar presenter with Legacy Family Tree Webinars.  Her background in accounting has influenced the way she uses spreadsheets and forensic research in her genealogy.  She is working on a novel which incorporates stories of ancestors she has discovered in her research.


FGS 2017 Conference
Wednesday, August 30 through Saturday, September 2
FGS 2017 Conference  (Other Events)
Westin Convention Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
"Building Bridges to the Past"



Monday, September 4
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
Topic: TBA


Thursday, September 7
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, September 8
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
Presentation: "Using DNA for Genealogy"


Monday, September 11
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
Matt Nichols & Jeff Hirsch,  Co-Coordinators


Tuesday, September 12
Genealogy Writers SIG Meeting  (Genealogy Writers SIG)
2:30 pm to 4:20 pm
Destin Room at the Seabreeze Recreation Center
Anne Berg & Penny Thomas, coordinators


Thursday, September 14
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
"Effective Use of Ancestry.com" -- presented by Al Becker


Friday, September 15
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, September 20
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.


Wednesday, September 20
New to Genealogy SIG Meeting  (New to Genealogy SIG)
2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Chateaugay Room at the Chatham Recreation Center
Carol LaSalle, Coordinator
For Members with less than 2 years of genealogy experience.
This month's presentation: "Getting Started on Your Genealogy" 


Thursday, September 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, September 25
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