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: cruise@vgsfl.org
For questions about the onboard genealogy lectures contact Pat at: president@vgsfl.org
Deadline for Final Payment was November 18th, 2014
Additional Information will be sent to participants in the near future via email.

COMING EVENTS
Monday, Dec. 1st
Technology SIG Meeting
at 9:30 am
Wednesday, Dec. 3rd
French Canadian Genealogy SIG Meeting
at 9:30 am
Thursday, Dec. 4th
Eastern European Genealogy SIG Meeting
at 1:00 pm

FACTS
The 1930 census marks Civil War veterans with the abbreviation "CW."
Female lines are as important as male lines. One-half of your ancestors are female! They can be more difficult to locate since most changed their names when married.