The Villages Genealogical Society
Welcome to The Villages
Genealogical Society
Promoting and stimulating knowledge and interest
in the study of genealogy
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Upcoming Monday Evening Webinar
 
Live Zoom Webinar / April 12 – 7:00 to 8:00 pm
The Time Machine: Offbeat Resources for Family Historians
Featuring Guest Speakers:  Dear MYRTLE & Cousin Russ
 
Dear Myrtle and Cousin RussThe Program: Exhausted the usual genealogical record sets? Got a seemingly unsurmountable brick wall? Let's step back in time and place to discover documents that mention your ancestors. We'll go bravely where most other family historians have not gone before. This interactive session will loosen the constraints of 21st century thinking, to see what's possible to uncover in previous centuries. Upon our return, attendees will be equipped with insider knowledge of how to find off-beat, unusual record sets.
 
 
Guests Speakers:  Dear MYRTLE is the nom de plume of Pat Richley-Erickson, who serves as president of the APG Chapter in Second Life (virtual), and is the author of the award-winning DearMYRTLE Genealogy Blog where the focus is beginning genealogy topics. Russ Worthington, known popularly as Cousin Russ, is a FamilyTree Maker expert, writing and posting videos at the Family Tree Maker User Blog.
 
For more details, and to register, visit our Coming Events listing.



Upcoming Monthly Program
 
April General Monthly Meeting (Virtual)
Wednesday, April 21 / 10:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
 
Luana DarbySession 1 Topic 
The Librarian Knows Where It's At – Using State Archives and Local Libraries Resources Online
With many state archives and local libraries posting one-of-a-kind information that many times has never been see outside of that institution, the wealth of information available to genealogists is incredible.
 
Session 2 Topic
Finding Hidden Gems: Strategic Searches on the Internet
Have you ever wondered about how librarians can sometimes find things faster and more efficiently when searching on the Internet? 
 
 
About our Speaker
Luana Darby, CG. Genealogy and the recording of family history has always been a passion for Luana. She began organnizing photos, documents, and information on her grandmother's family in 1977, has researched for others since 1985, and working as a professional genealogist since 1995. She specializes in Palatine German, US and Canadian, and western European research. She frequently travels to Europe for genealogical research on-site in archives located in Germany, Poland and France.
 
For more details, and to register, visit our Coming Events listing.



 
Admission to 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.
 
 


COMING EVENTS
Saturday, Apr. 10th
2:30 pm
African American SIG Monthly Meeting
Monday, Apr. 12th
1:00 pm
Italian Special Interest Group Meeting
Monday, Apr. 12th
7:00 pm
“The Time Machine: Offbeat Resources for Family Historians”
Tuesday, Apr. 13th
2:30 pm
Preserving Family History SIG Meeting
Wednesday, Apr. 14th
10:00 am
Irish Genealogy SIG Meeting

Facts
A bequest is a legacy, usually a gift of real estate by will.
[Probate]

DNA: (Deoxyribonucleic Acid) The chemical name for the molecule that carries genetic instructions in all living things. The DNA molecule consists of two strands that wind around each other to form a shape known as the double helix.
[DNA]

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]

Evidence: Direct Information in this source seems to address the research question all by itself.evidence speaks to the point in question.
[Sources & Evidence]

When writing to a relative for information, make specific requests. Don't ramble! Offer to share your information.
[Interviews]