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Upcoming Monday Evening Webinar
Live Webinar / August 8, 2022 – 7:00 to 8:00 pm
Simply Using Timelines Will Make a Difference in Your Research
Featuring Guest Speaker:  Dr. Shelley Viola Murphy
Dr. Shelley Viola Murphy
Description: This session will provide an overview of some basics you need to know for good genealogical research. It will provide support and validation to those that use timelines. It will also provide an overview of the benefits and steps to using a timeline to enhance your research. 
Presenter Info: An avid genealogist for over 30 years, Dr. Shelley Viola Murphy, aka "familytreegirl", was born and raised in Michigan, now living in central Virginia. She conducts genealogy workshops at local, state and national conferences. She is known for her inspiring and interactive "SO WHAT" with genealogical research, along with interesting problem-solving methodology lectures such as the use of Timelines.
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
August 15, 2022
1:00 pm
Best Practices SIG Meeting
  Coordinators: Annette Burke-Lyttle & Pat Adams Topic: Writing Proof Arguments   The SIG accepts new members throughout the year, but those who join after ...

August 22, 2022
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
FTM SIG Meeting
  TOPIC:  New version of FTM (24.1) has been released -- find out what's new & updated!   Visit our website page for more details ...

August 23, 2022
2:00 pm to 3:50 pm
Midwest SIG Meeting
  Guest Speaker:  Diana Elder, professional genealogist Topic:  Locality Research   Coordinators:  Dona Weber & Lynn Hall  

August 24, 2022
10:00 am to 12:45 pm
VGS General Monthly Meeting
Session 1 – 10:00-11:15 a.m. Guest Speaker:  Rebecca Whitman Koford, CG, CGL Topic: "Controlling Chaos: Managing a Genealogical Project"   Description:  Details will be added soon. ...

September 1, 2022
1:00 pm to 2:50 pm
Eastern European Genealogy SIG Meeting
Coordinators:  Carol Myers & Marie Musialek  
Facts and Tips
The U.S. Federal Census is taken every 10 years on a designated census day by an "enumerator" in a specific area called an enumeration district. The first census was done in 1790; there are no censuses before 1790.

Evidence Indirect: The information in this source does not directly answer the research question, but helps to answer the question when combined with information from other sources.
[Sources & Evidence]

Cemetery Form: These sheets are useful for people who wish to keep track of information in graveyards or sexton’s records.
[Charts & Forms]