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.

January Monthly Meeting Update

Dick Eastman Image
Dick Eastman was our guest speaker for January. Over 350 members listened as he presented "Genealogy Apps for Mobile Devices" also know as "Keeping Granny in your Pocket. There are so many to choose from and Dick demonstrated his favorites.
Click HERE to view his online presentation. 

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

Genealogy Cruise

Cruise Group Photo
VGS members onboard the Carnival Sensation during the recent genealogical cruise to the Bahamas.

COMING EVENTS
Wednesday, Feb. 4th
French Canadian Genealogy SIG Meeting
at 9:30 am
Thursday, Feb. 5th
Eastern European Genealogy SIG Meeting
at 1:00 pm
Friday, Feb. 6th
British Genealogy SIG Meeting
at 9:30 am

FACTS
Meaningful genealogy requires thought. Develop a research plan and set goals. Why am I doing genealogy? How far back do I want to go? For example, go back 4 generations, or go back to the immigrant ancestor, or even to just do my father’s male line, etc.
Remember that each generation doubles the number of ancestors. It's easy to get lost if you don't plan ahead for your trip. Focus on one or two families. The others will still be there when you get to them.