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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
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Upcoming Monday Evening Webinar
Live Webinar / Dec. 12, 2022 – 7:00 to 8:00 pm
Civil War Records -- Going Beyond NARA Pension Files
Featured Guest Speaker:  Terry Koch-Bostic
Terry Koch-Bostic
Description: Additional records for Civil War era ancestors exist in collections such as US Sanitary Commission pension and hospital files, state and local collections, and regimental histories.
Presenter Info: Terry Koch-Bostic is a professional genealogist and lecturer who specializes in New York, Irish and Civil War records. She is a contributing author to the New York Family History Research Guide and Gazetteer.
For more details, and to register, 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
November 28, 2022
10:00 am to 11:50 am
Technology SIG Meeting
  Coordinators:  Pamela Selinski & Vicci Turner  

November 28, 2022
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
FTM SIG Meeting
  REGULAR MOTHLY MEETING   Visit our website page for more details about this SIG. SIG Coordinators:  Karen Feeney & Bob Boerst   (Meeting link will be ...

December 1, 2022
1:00 pm to 2:50 pm
Eastern European Genealogy SIG Meeting
Coordinators:  Carol Myers & Marie Musialek  

December 2, 2022
9:30 am to 11:20 am
British SIG Monthly Meeting
  Topic:  Push Pull (Social History & Migration (Transportation) Coordinators:  Pat Adams & Ruth Mason

December 5, 2022
2:30 pm to 4:20 pm
RootsMagic Special Interest Group Meeting
Coordinator:  George Zitterell Topic: answers to your questions on RM7 and RM8  
Facts and Tips
Naturalization is the process by which U.S. citizenship is granted to a foreign citizen or national after he or she fulfills the requirements established by Congress in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).

Hometown Records may include newspapers (obituaries, special events, parties, etc.), City Directories (names and occupations of town residents and business information), maps (check boundary changes over time) and town and county histories.
[Hometown Records]

Start with yourself. Document everything you know about yourself. Include your spouse, children, grandchildren, etc. Include occupations, where you have lived and all important events in your life. Then, and only then, start working backwards and with your living relatives.
[Basic Genealogy]