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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US-Mexican War, 1846-1848


 
FEDERATION OF GENEALOGICAL SOCIETIES AND THE
NATIONAL PARK SERVICE 
PARTNER FOR NEW PRESERVATION PROJECT
The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) and the National Park Service’s Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park announce a partnership to develop a searchable database of more than 130,000 soldiers of the U.S.-Mexican War.
Read the entire announcement HERE.


Family History Expo Announced



The Villages Genealogical Society Family History Expo
Several members will be displaying some of their research, history, artifacts, books or charts at the VGS Family History Expo? The event will be held in the Scarlett O’Hara Theater at the Savannah Regional Recreation Center. 
When: Wednesday, September 28, 2016
11:30 am to 3:30 pm
Scarlett O’Hara Theater at the Savannah Regional Recreation Center
Residents of The Villages are welcomed to attend!
 
 


VGS Receives the NGS Gold Star Award


Gold Star Award Badge
A Letter from C. Ann Staley, Conference Chair, to President Lannin:
Societies like yours are an integral part of our genealogical community. With your support and volunteers from 44 other genealogical organizations from around the country, the National Genealogical Society 2016 Family History Conference May 4-7, 2016 in Fort Lauderdale Florida was a resounding success. The many hours of volunteer time that were provided helped to ensure that everything ran smoothly and that all the attendees had an exceptional experience.
 
Please, once again, pass along our thanks to the volunteers from your organization, named below, for the many hours they contributed. It is our pleasure to present to The Villages Genealogical Society the Gold Badge – Superior Volunteer for providing more than ten hours of volunteer time. Display it proudly on your website.
             
Ruth Wible, Pat Rand & Pat Adams
Congratulations!
Comments from our members attending the Conference can be read HERE


Admission to meetings of The Villages Genealogy Society is limited to
VGS members and paid guests.”


COMING EVENTS
Thursday, Sep. 1st
1:00 pm
Eastern European Genealogy SIG Meeting
Thursday, Sep. 8th
9:30 am
German Genealogy SIG Meeting
Friday, Sep. 9th
10:00 am
Genetic Genealogy SIG Meeting
Monday, Sep. 12th
1:00 pm
Family Tree Maker Users SIG Meeting
Tuesday, Sep. 13th
2:30 pm
Genealogy Writers SIG Meeting

Facts
Use the Research Extract Sheets to summarize information which cannot be photocopied, for which there is no document in your possession, or for things such as deeds which may be time-consuming or difficult to reread quickly when you need information from the copy you have.
[Charts & Forms]

National Personnel Records Center, St. Louis, MO., has U.S. military records for World War I or later. World War I draft registration cards are online, along with some of the World War II enlistment records. Some of the records in St. Louis were destroyed by fire, and they ask that you send the request for records back a second time since the first reply is computer-generated.
[Federal Records]

A Declaration of Intention is a document an alien usually filed in a court declaring his intention to apply for citizenship after fulfillment of the residency requirement.
[Naturalization]

General Land Office is now called Bureau of Land Management of the United States Department of Interior. Some federal land records are here, some in the National Archives and some are in state and university libraries. Public domain land states are largely available on the Bureau of Land Management, General Land Office-Eastern States free website.
[Federal Records]

The 1900 and 1910 censuses lists the number of years of marriage for each married household member.
[Census]