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Upcoming Monday Evening Webinar
Live Webinar / December 13 – 7:00 to 8:00 pm
Tech Tips for Genealogists
Featuring Guest Speaker:  Patricia Lee Hobbs, CG
Sara Cochran
Description: Understanding some basic computer tips as well as easy-to-use programs can enhance a genealogist's communications and productivity. This presentation will cover basic computer tips, including copying and pasting content from one program to another, keyboard shortcuts, creating PDFs, and importing/exporting GEDCOM files. Also covered:  image capture tools, text expanders, drawing software, and Zotero.
Presenter Info: Patricia Lee Hobbs, CG, is an instructor and professional genealogist specializing in several geographical regions as well as in identifying distant ancestry with DNA and documentary services.
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
December 6, 2021
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  

December 6, 2021
2:30 pm to 4:20 pm
RootsMagic Special Interest Group Meeting
Coordinator:  George Zitterell  

December 7, 2021
9:30 am
Adoption & Missing Kin Special Interest Group Meeting
Anne Berg and Marcella Zorn, Coordinators   SIG members will receive an e-mail. Others please contact the coordinator, through the SIG web page, for the ...

December 8, 2021
10:00 am to 11:50 am
Irish Genealogy SIG Meeting
Program:  The November 2021 ediition of the Irish Research Guide on CD will be available. The changes in this edition will be the focus of ...

December 9, 2021
9:30 am
German Genealogy SIG Meeting
Dianne Fedderson & Steven Buhrow, coordinators   An email containing the Zoom link & info will be emailed to SIG members prior to the meeting ...
Facts and Tips
USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) was formerly known as INS (Immigration and Naturalization Service). Searching for Immigration and naturalization records is essential in genealogy research. The website which allows patrons to order index searches or record copies is at: Payment is required for searching the indexes, and then payment again to obtain copies of records located. 20th century records include: Certificate Files (C-Files); Registry Files; Visa Files; Alien Registration and A-Files.
[Federal Records]

A person who dies "Testate" dies with a will. A person who dies "Intestate" dies without a will.

The 1900 and 1910 censuses lists the number of years of marriage for each married household member.