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"
Member: Florida State Genealogical Society & Federation of Genealogical Societies
You must be a member to attend any of our events.

Annual Seminar Registration: 2015

Our 15th Annual All-Day Seminar will be held on February 25th, 2015 at the La Hacienda Regional Recreation Center from 9:00 a.m. to 3: 30 p.m. 
 
Our Guest Speaker will be
"The Legal Genealogist"
Judy G. Russell JD,CG,CGL
   
Judy G. Russell is a genealogist with a law degree. She writes, teaches and lectures on a wide variety of genealogical topics, ranging from using court records in family history to understanding DNA testing. She has written for the National Genealogical Society Quarterly and National Genealogical Society Magazine, among other publications. On the faculty of the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research in Alabama, and the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh, she is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Board for Certification of Genealogists.
Registration begins for VGS Members on September 24, 2014
Registration: $40.00
December 15, 2014 for Non-Member Residents
 
Click HERE to Download a Seminar Registration Packet

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For questions about the onboard genealogy lectures contact Pat at: president@vgsfl.org
 

COMING EVENTS
Monday, Nov. 3rd
Technology SIG Meeting
at 9:30 am
Wednesday, Nov. 5th
French Canadian Genealogy SIG Meeting
at 9:30 am
Thursday, Nov. 6th
Eastern European Genealogy SIG Meeting
at 1:00 pm

FACTS
STATE Land States are states that owned and distributed their lands. This includes the original 13 colonies, Kentucky, Maine, Tennessee, Vermont and West Virginia, Hawaii and Texas. They use "metes and bounds" to survey the land.
FEDERAL Land States were created from public domain, land the United States bought or acquired. The land was divided into territories as it became populated. Survey is done according to the rectangular system.