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.

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

Register to Win a LLLC Scholarship

The VGS Scholarship Committee is offering two scholarships to the Life Long Learning College (LLLC).
To be eligible, recipients must be a member of VGS.  The scholarships are to be used only for genealogy courses offered at the LLLC during the fall or winter sessions.  A list of genealogy courses being offered may be found in the LLLC catalog or HERE on our website. 
The value of each scholarship is up to $60.00.  The recipient must pay for the qualified course and turn in a paid receipt to the VGS Treasurer for reimbursement not greater than $60.00. The scholarships are non-transferable and class registration must be completed by December 31, 2014.
Two alternate names will be drawn in case the winning recipient(s) do not comply or use the scholarships for the required time period.
The two winning scholarships will be drawn at the VGS September general meeting.  You do not need to be in attendance at the general meeting to win.  Winners will be notified by email and their names will be published in the October VGS Newsletter.
Entry is free! Deadline for entries is 6:00 PM September 19, 2014
Please, only one entry per Member. 

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For questions about the onboard genealogy lectures contact Pat at:

Friday, Sep. 19th
Scandinavian Genealogy SIG Meeting
at 10:00 am
Wednesday, Sep. 24th
Brick Wall Solutions SIG Meeting
at 8:30 am
Wednesday, Sep. 24th
American Indian SIG Meeting
at 8:45 am

Organize from the beginning in a system that suits your needs... but in which you can quickly and easily find information when you want it.
The 1900 through 1930 censuses lists the individual's year of immigration to the United States. Don't be surprised if they are all different dates.