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Our Speaker will present in-person at the
Savannah Regional Recreation Center
• Attend Virtually  OR
• Attend In-person at the Savannah Regional Recreation Center, 1545 Buena Vista Blvd., The Villages, FL
Click HERE for Details and to Register.


Upcoming Monthly Program
January General Monthly Meeting
(In-person & Virtual via Zoom)
Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2022 / 10:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. 
Featured Guest Speakers:  VGS SIG Leaders
Melinda Kashuba
Meet Our SIGs -- Part 2 
Description:  One of the best benefits of belonging to VGS is our twenty Special Interest Groups where we dive deeply into specalized genealogy topics. In this program, several of our SIGs will present short talks on what they do and what we can learn as members of those SIGs. SIGs represented in this program: Best Practices, Eastern European, Jewish, Irish and Scandinavian.
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 Jan. 25; if you want to attend online via Zoom, you will need to register in advance by clicking the link below:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Upcoming Monday Evening Webinar
Live Webinar / Feb. 6, 2023 – 7:00 to 8:00 pm
Adventures in Genealogy Education
Featured Guest Speaker:  Angela Packer McGhie
Angela Packer McGhie
Description: Come learn about the many opportunities designed to help you with your family history. There are options at every level, from beginner to professional, online and in-person. Assess your own learning needs and discover books, webinars, and courses to teach you how to reach your family history goals..
Presenter Info: Angela Packer McGhie, CG, FUGA, is passionate about teaching genealogy. She is the Education Director of the National Genealogical Society and a trustee of the Board for Certification of Genealogists. Angela enjoys coordinating courses for the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy and the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research, as well as teaching at other genealogy conferences and institutes.
For more details, and to register to attend, visit our Coming Events listing.

Admission to in-person meetings of The Villages Genealogy Society
is limited to VGS members and paid guests.
You must be a resident of The Villages, FL for membership.

Upcoming Events
February 1, 2023
9:00 am to 11:00 am
French Canadian Genealogy SIG Meeting
Coordinator:  Jean Colman

February 2, 2023
1:00 pm to 2:50 pm
Eastern European Genealogy SIG Meeting
Coordinators:  Carol Myers & Marie Musialek  

February 3, 2023
9:30 am to 11:20 am
British SIG Monthly Meeting
  Topic: Round Table (challenges, areas of research, books/microfilm/journals) Coordinators:  Pat Adams & Ruth Mason

February 6, 2023
10:00 am to 11:50 am
Jewish Genealogy SIG Meeting
Prior to the meeting date, SIG members will receive an email about the upcoming meeting. Coordinator:  Herb Siegel Programs:  Phil Goldsmith

February 6, 2023
2:30 pm to 4:20 pm
RootsMagic Special Interest Group Meeting
  Coordinator:  George Zitterell Topic: TBA  
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An acre is a square measure of land containing 10 square chains, 160 square rods, or 43,560 square feet.
[Land Records]

Chromosome: An organized package of DNA found in the nucleus of the cell. Humans have 23 pairs of chromosomes. 22 numbered chromosomes, called autosomes and one pair of sex chromosomes X and Y.

Genealogy is the search for our ancestors. Family history is the study of the lives they led. Using the information from each area provides us with a true picture of our family.
[Basic Genealogy]