The Villages Genealogical Society
Welcome to The Villages
Genealogical Society
Promoting and stimulating knowledge and interest
in the study of genealogy
"It's Another Beautiful Day in The Villages"
 
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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...


September Meeting Update

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Our First Live Broadcast of our General Monthly Meeting
Was A Huge Success:
On Wednesday September 19, 2018, The VGS using our own GotoMeeting platform, presented our first live general monthly meeting to our membership. We had approximately 135 members present at the meeting and another 55 in attendance online. Several additional members have already viewed the meeting after it was posted to our website. In addition to the membership meeting, the presentation "Creating Google Map Tours" was presented by Karin A. Fortin.  Members can view the entire meeting by logging into the "Members Only" section of our website. Select the "Webinar & Meetings" menu option.


VGS Western Caribbean Genealogy Cruise

February 2 - 9, 2019
Complete Details HERE...


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
Wednesday, Nov. 14th
9:00 am
Board of Directors Meeting
Wednesday, Nov. 14th
9:30 am
Mid-Atlantic States SIG Meeting
Wednesday, Nov. 14th
10:00 am
Irish Genealogy SIG Meeting
Wednesday, Nov. 14th
2:30 pm
New to Genealogy SIG Meeting
Thursday, Nov. 15th
12:00 pm
New England Genealogy SIG Meeting

Facts
There are three types of wills: Attested, Holographic and Nuncupative. The attested will is the most common and is prepared for the testator. A holographic will is written by the testator himself. A nuncupative will is the deathbed wishes of the testator, recorded by a witness present at the bedside. All wills must be witnessed.
[Court Records]

Early citizenship began with the Naturalization Act of 1790. It required a two year residency before an immigrant could obtain citizenship.
[Naturalization]

Final papers are the Petition for Citizenship with supporting affidavits filed by an alien in court.
[Naturalization]

Be sure to look at several families before and after the family you are researching. These people are most likely the friends or family of your ancestor. Many lived in the same community very near each other.
[Census]

Vital records and event information are more reliable when they are recorded near the time of the event. The longer the time from the event occurrence that the record is made, the less accurate it may be based on the memory of the person involved.
[Vital Records]