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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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...

By-Law Resolution

At the March General Meeting, a By-Law Resolution was presented to the membership for consideration. Members are requested to review the proposal and be prepared to vote at the April meeting: Read changes...

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
Tuesday, Apr. 21st
Italian Genealogy SIG Meeting
at 1:00 pm
Wednesday, Apr. 22nd
Brick Wall Solutions SIG Meeting
at 8:30 am

FACTS
The 1930 census lists the value of the property if owned, or the monthly rental if rented. This could lead to locating deeds, tax or mortgage records.
Newspapers are wonderful hometown records. In addition to looking for obituaries, be sure to look for articles about special events... births, baptisms/christenings, weddings and pre-nuptial events (bridal showers, etc.), birthdays (parties), anniversaries, etc.