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.

November Workshop Registration

On November 19th, 2014, Mr. Craig Scott will conduct an afternoon workshop on Military Records and how to use basic search methods using the NARA website. Mr. Scott is also our guest speaker at our regular monthly meeting that morning where he will present:
"Finding Aids in the National Archives and Pension Research."
Registration is required for the afternoon workshop since space is limited. Registration will begin here on the morning of November 1, 2014. Please return at that time to register.
See "Upcoming Events" for more information about Mr. Scott and his morning and afternoon presentations.

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

Cruise Info Logo
For questions about the cruise contact Christine at:
For questions about the onboard genealogy lectures contact Pat at:

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

Begin with the latest census available and work backwards. Census records have been taken since 1790. Before 1790 you can use Tax Lists and other local lists that might have been compiled according to the state you are researching in.
Use a good genealogical software package to maintain your records and your digital files.