The Villages Genealogical Society
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Genealogical Society
Promoting and stimulating knowledge and interest
in the study of genealogy


Live Virtual Broadcasts

The Villages Genealogical Society sponsors live virtual broadcast presentations as part of your membership.  Here you can learn about these live events, presenter bio's and how to register.  Upcoming Presentations...




19th Annual Seminar Update

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2019 Annual All-Day Seminar
David Rencher, Chief Genealogical Officer from FamilySearch, was a superb guest speaker at our 19th annual all-day seminar.  270 members listened intently during is four presentations that covered using all the features of FamilySearch, Tips & Tricks for their historical collections and various strategies for successful research.  Initial feedback from attendees was extremely positive with many anxious to go home and try some of his suggestions.


FTM Conference Update

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2109 Family Tree Maker Conference
On a cold Thursday January 31, 2019, we had a wonderful visit from the folks at MacKiev Software, producers of Family Tree Maker 2017 Software.  Three - 3 hour sessions were full of eager members wanting to learn more about the software and other products that work along-side of Family Tree Maker.  Maureen Taylor, "the Photo Detective" was the keynote speaker.  Besides talking about different types of pictures that may be found of our ancestors, she talked about the photo darkroom that is part of Family Tree Maker 2017.  There were also presentations on using Family Tree Maker, using the Charting Companion 7 software and using the plug-in Family Book Creator. Many members left the conference with new software that was available for purchase at a discount.


VGS Receives the NGS Gold Star Award

Read the Letter from C. Ann Staley, Conference Chair, to President Lannin:
Comments from our members attending the Conference can be read HERE


Admission to meetings of The Villages Genealogy Society is limited to
VGS members and paid guests.”


COMING EVENTS
Monday, Mar. 25th
10:00 am
Technology SIG Meeting
Tuesday, Mar. 26th
2:00 pm
Midwest SIG Meeting
Wednesday, Mar. 27th
8:30 am
Brick Wall Solutions SIG Meeting
Wednesday, Mar. 27th
10:00 am
VGS General Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, Mar. 27th
1:30 pm
VGS General Monthly Meeting

Facts
An "executor" is named by the testator and is required by the court to post a bond. An "administrator" is appointed to handle the affairs of one who dies intestate (without a will).
[Probate]

Organize from the beginning in a system that suits your needs... but in which you can quickly and easily find information when you want it.
[Organization]

There are various types of deeds to property. The most common are the warranty deed which transfers property with assurance of good title and the quitclaim deed which transfers one person's interest in the property without guarantee of good title.
[Land Records]

Use holidays and family gatherings to relate stories to the next generations. Christmas and Thanksgiving are great holidays for this to happen.
[Interviews]

Don't assume that widow in earlier census records means her husband is deceased. It could mean that they were divorced.
[Census]