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Upcoming Monthly Program
May General Monthly Meeting (Virtual)
Wednesday, May 25, 2022 / 10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Featuring Guest Speaker:  Miles Meyer
Miles Meyer
Description: This presentation will explore some of the sources for historic maps as well as the tools that can be used to build your own maps for your communities. Mr. Meyer will demonstrate how to import images (pdf, jpf, etc.) into Google Earth so you can overlay historic information on current satellite imagery. Addtionally, spreadsheets can be used to import information from records, such as the census, into Google Maps. Timelines can be used to map the movements of your ancestors within a town or across the globe. And, your photos can be added to Google StreetView to produce mosaics of the historic community. These projects can add a context to your research that increases interest and provides inspiration.
Presenter Info: Miles Meyer is a scientist by training and has been active in genealogy for over 25 years in a variety of ways. His expertise revolves around new technologies, internet research and FamilySearch. He is a Family History Consultant and current Director of the Vero Beach Family History Center.
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
May 25, 2022
National Genealogical Society (NGS) 2022 Annual Conference
Attendess will have an opportunity to choose from more than 150 new lectures by the nation's premier genealogical speakers. Lecture topics will include: research methodolgy, ...

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

June 6, 2022
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

June 7, 2022
9:30 am to 11:20 am
Adoption & Missing Kin Special Interest Group Meeting
Coordinators:  Anne Berg & Marcella Zorn   SIG members will receive an e-mail. Others please contact the coordinator, through the SIG web page, for the ...

June 9, 2022
9:30 am to 11:50 am
German Genealogy SIG Meeting
Coordinators:  Dianne Fedderson & Steven Buhrow   An email containing the Zoom link & info will be emailed to SIG members prior to the meeting ...
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