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 Monthly Meeting & Workshop

November 2014 VGS Meeting
     On November 19th, our guest speaker was Mr. Craig Scott CG and he presented "Finding Aids in the National Archives and Pension Research." Craig discussed that "in order to correlate evidence, you must have evidence to correlate. The failing of the typical researcher is that they stop too soon in their evidence collection, believing that they have found all that there is to find about a soldier in the compiled military service record or in the pension materials."
     In the afternoon workshop, he went further into locating military records for an individual. He stressed that you should "trace the ancestor through the entire war; don't stop just because you found a unit that he belonged to. It is possible that your ancestor served with more than one unit during the war."

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:
Deadline for Final Payment was November 18th, 2014
Additional Information will be sent to participants in the near future via email.

Thursday, Jan. 1st
Eastern European Genealogy SIG Meeting
Friday, Jan. 2nd
British Genealogy SIG Meeting
at 9:30 am
Wednesday, Jan. 7th
French Canadian Genealogy SIG Meeting
at 9:30 am

Consider using video tape for your interviews. Those being taped must approve this type of interview.
A person who dies "intestate" dies without a valid will.