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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 You 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
 
 


Monday, August 5
"Will" They Be There? Using Probate Records  (VGS Live Webinar)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
LIVE WEBINAR
 
Guest Speaker:  Ann Staley, CG®, CGL
 
Topic Info:  Probate records can be a rich source for finding that elusive piece of information concerning birth, death, and relationships. They could also put some "meat on the bones" of your ancestors depending on the records found within the probate package. This lecture examines the many records created in the Probate proceedings. We will start with what Probate Records are, the types of records that might be found (utilizing many examples from various counties/states), problems associated with the records and sources for finding the records.
 
Presenter Info: C. Ann Staley, CG®, CGL(SM), is an educator, consultant, and lecturer. She is the Education Chair for the Jacksonville Genealogical Society, Membership Chair for the Genealogical Speakers Guild, on the faculty of The National Institute for Genealogical Studies, a volunteer of the Florida State Genealogical Society, author of several articles for the NGS Magazine, and co-author of the NGS Research in the States Series – Florida. Her specialities are methodology, vital records and their sources, computer research resources, and conference planning.
 
Click HERE to register in advance to attend this webinar:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
 


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
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.
 


Monday, September 16
Best Practices SIG Meeting  (Best Practices SIG)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Online Zoom Meeting
 
Coordinators: Annette Burke-Lyttle & Pat Adams
Topic: My Heritage
 
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.


Friday, September 20
Scandinavian Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Scandinavian SIG)
11:00 am to 12:30 pm
SeaBreeze Recreation Center, New Smyrna Beach Room
 
Topic: TBA
Coordinators:  Per Andersson & Kris Petersen-Gauthier
 


Monday, September 23
Technology SIG Meeting  (Technology SIG)
10:00 am to 11:50 am
SeaBreeze Recreation Center
 
Coordinators:  Pamela Selinski & Vicci Turner
 


Tuesday, September 24
Midwest SIG Meeting  (Midwest SIG)
2:00 pm to 3:50 pm
SeaBreeze Recreation Center, Clearwater Room
 
Topic:  TBA
Coordinators:  Lynn Hall & Karen Pickelsimer
 


Wednesday, September 25
Brick Wall Solutions SIG Meeting  (Brick Wall SIG)
8:30 am to 9:30 am
In-person @ Savannah Rec Center (Atlanta Room)
 
Topic:  TBD
Coordinators:  Nancy Oster Heydt, Mark Mullinax, & Beverly Hulett

 


VGS General Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, September 25
VGS General Monthly Meeting  (VGS Monthly Meeting)
10:00 am
Savannah Center or Online via Zoom
Guest Speaker:  Mary Kircher Roddy, CG®
 
Topic:  Putting Your Learning to Work: Getting the Most from an Educational Opportunity
Genealogists are constantly learning. Societies and libraries around the world offer webinars and courses galore. With each opportunity you take, you spend your most precious resource – your time. How can you decide what to watch and how to get the most our of any educational opportunity? Discover ways to make what the presenter told you part of your research toolbox.
 
Speaker's Bio:
Mary Kircher Roddy grew up in San Rafael, California. She earned a Bachelor's degree in Liberal Studies from The University of California, Riverside in 1982 and a Master's in Professional Accounting from the University of Texas in 1984. She earned a certificate in Genealogy and Family History at the University of Washington in 2005. She was credentialed by the Board for Certification of Genealogists® in 2019. She is a member of the National Genealogical Society and the Association of Professional Genealogists. She is a trustee of the Board for Certification of Genealogists and is a former treasurer for the Association of Professional Genealogists. She is co-editor of The National Genealogical Society Quarterly. She has also published articles in many publicaitons including The National Genealogical Society Quarterly, NGS Magazine, Family Chronicle (now called Your Genealogy Today), Internet Genealogy, FGS Forum as well as society publications in the US, Australia and Canada. Mary frequently lectures in Washington State as well as at conferences across the US on methodology and records. She is one of the founders of the Applied Genealogy Institute (appliedgen.institute).
 
There are two ways to attend:  in-person at the Savannah Center or online via Zoom. If you want to attend in person, simply come to the Savannah Center at 10:00 a.m. on September 25th. If you want 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
 
 
 



Wednesday, October 2
French Canadian Genealogy SIG Meeting  (French-Canadian SIG)
9:00 am to 10:50 am
La Hacienda Recreation Center
Coordinator:  Jean Colman


Thursday, October 3
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
 


Friday, October 4
British SIG Monthly Meeting  (British SIG)
9:30 am to 11:20 am
Lake Miona Recreation Center, 1526 Buena Vista Blvd.
 
Topic: TBD
Coordinators:  Pat Adams & Ruth Mason
 
 


Monday, October 7
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
 
 


RootsMagic Special Interest Group Meeting
Monday, October 7
RootsMagic Special Interest Group Meeting  (Roots Magic SIG)
2:30 pm to 4:20 pm
SeaBreeze Recreation Center – Destin Room, and on Zoom
 
Reminder:  Bring your laptops
Coordinator:  George Zitterell
 
 


Tuesday, October 8
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
Coordinators:  Sharol Lewin & Nancy Schultz
 


Wednesday, October 9
Irish Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Irish SIG)
10:00 am to 11:50 am
Osceola Room @ Chula Vista Recreation Center
 
Topic:  TBA
Coordinators:  Tom Voyles & Kendra Marasco
 


Wednesday, October 9
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, October 10
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.