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


November Monthly Meeting Updates

Animated Meeting Pictures
November 20, 2019 General Meeting
John DeAngelo Photo's
November gave our members the opportunity to attend two meetings on the 20th at the Savannah Center.  Our guest speaker was Dr. Thomas Jones, CP, CGL.  Our very informative presentation for the morning general meeting was "Can a Complex Research problem be Solved Solely Online?" The answer was "Yes, But..." The case study  demonstrated the complexity of issues that could be encountered during your research.  Our afternoon workshop presentation was "Inferential Genealogy: "Deducing Ancestors Identities Indirectly."  Here we learned that timelines are very important to come to a reasonable conclusion for the identity of an ancestor. 
Both meetings & handouts are online: "Members Only" > Webinar & Meetings


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
Tuesday, Jan. 21st
1:00 pm
Family Tree Maker Users SIG Meeting
Wednesday, Jan. 22nd
8:30 am
Brick Wall Solutions SIG Meeting
Wednesday, Jan. 22nd
10:00 am
VGS General Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, Jan. 22nd
1:30 pm
VGS General Monthly Meeting
Monday, Jan. 27th
10:00 am
Technology SIG Meeting

Facts
When the head of the household is no longer listed, don't assume he/she is dead. It's possible that the former head of household is now living with one of the children.
[Census]

Death Records can be the least accurate records depending upon the knowledge of the person reporting the information about the deceased. How much do your children know about you?
[Vital Records]

Evidence Negative: The lack of information in this source infers an answer to this question.
[Sources & Evidence]

The "Social Security Death Index" is an online searchable database. It only includes the names of deceased individuals whose deaths were reported to Social Security. Beginning in 2014, rules governing the "Social Security Death Index" changed. Records for the most recent 3 years are not available.
[Federal Records]

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