The Villages Genealogical Society
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Last Updated: 22 March 2016
A Blog is an abbreviated version of Weblog, a term used to describe Web sites that maintain an ongoing chronicle of information. There are many blog's for genealogy including the VGS blog and one of the more notable blogs belongs to Dick Eastman. See
Last Updated: 22 March 2016
A Wiki is a website that allows multiple users to create, modify and organize web page content in a collaborative manner. and both have wiki's.
Last Updated: 22 March 2016
Don't always depend on "source material" others have posted. Even census records were not always recorded accurately. Have at least 2 similar source results to back up your findings.
Last Updated: 22 March 2016
Only a small percentage of genealogical records are on the internet. You still need to conduct original research.
Last Updated: 22 March 2016
Embrace the Internet but don't believe everything you read. Consider the information as a lead. You need to prove the information before it becomes a fact.
Last Updated: 22 March 2016
"Google" is your friend. Learn how to use it properly... You never know what you may find.
Last Updated: 22 March 2016