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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April 2015 General Meeting

Speaker & President
Although many find census lectures somewhat dry, this speaker approached the topic from a personal family history research angle. By the end of the presentation we felt that we knew the family members whose lives were being reconstructed. The audience interest level was quite high. Many positive comments were made after the session. VGS Past President Will Hoehendorf attended and commented on how much the VGS has evolved over the years. Considering that we were not meeting at our normal location and that there had been some confusion in the pre-meeting publicity, it turned out to be a highly successful meeting.

March 2015 General Meeting

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235 members were on hand as our guest speaker, Gary Smith, presented "Organizing Your Genealogy Material." He offered his method for organizing files but stressed to use whatever method that was comfortable with you. He noted how important it was to source your material for later use and for using various free forms that are available online for the researcher. View more pictures...

15th Annual All-Day Seminar

 
239 registered attendees were present at our 15th Annual All-Day Seminar with our guest speaker "The Legal Genealogist" Judy G. Russell. Judy is a genealogist with a law degree and a great sense of humor that she expressed in her lectures that were well received by those in attendance. See pictures in our "Photo Gallery".

Admission to meetings of The Villages Genealogy Society are limited to VGS members at the discretion of the VGS Board of Directors.

COMING EVENTS
Sunday, Apr. 19th
Life Long Learning College Trip to the Family History Library
Friday, May. 1st
British Genealogy SIG Meeting
at 9:30 am
Monday, May. 4th
Technology SIG Meeting
at 9:30 am

FACTS
A time line begins with your ancestor’s birth and is filled in with various events in his life. Continue to fill this in as information becomes available to provide a picture of your ancestor’s life. Several of the genealogy software programs assist you with this.
There is genealogy beyond the internet! While the internet is one very convenient tool, it is not the only tool. Check out online library catalogs, then visit the library to access the book or request an interlibrary loan.