The Villages Genealogical Society

From Our President

 
Friends of Family History,
Image-Pat Adams
 
It is my pleasure to welcome you to the official website of The Villages Genealogical Society, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization. Since our founding in 1993, the population of The Villages has experienced phenomenal growth, and our society in mirroring that growth, has become the largest society of its kind in Florida. 
 
Per our By-Laws, our purpose is “to promote and stimulate knowledge and interest in the study of genealogy; to provide for exchange of information among members; and to provide educational programs and workshops that will assist our members in their genealogical research.”
To that end, we provide monthly meetings for the general membership, an annual all-day seminar featuring a nationally known speaker, workshops, and over one dozen Special Interest Groups which focus on a particular aspect of genealogy. We have offered scholarship opportunities to our members to assist them in advancing their genealogical education and we continue to pursue additional educational avenues as well.  Also, our monthly newsletter and daily blog provide our members with news and events of the Society and other articles and information of interest.  Our efforts to provide for our members have also had the added effect of serving the community at large. We have donated funds to local libraries for the purchase of books, materials and equipment for the purpose of genealogical research.
The Villages Genealogical Society meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 10:00 a.m. at The Savannah Recreation Center.  The meeting times and locations for the Special Interest Groups are listed on both the Home and Events pages on our website. Please take the time to thoroughly peruse our website and see what we have to offer. If you are a resident of The Villages, we invite you to attend one of our meetings and consider joining our society.
 
Wishing you success in your genealogical endeavors,
 
Patricia A. Adams
President
 

Officers
President: Ms. Pat Adams
Vice-President: Vacant
Secretary: Ms. Sharon Meyer
Treasurer: Ms. Ruth Wible
 
Directors
Historian: Ms. Jan Reinhart
Librarian: Mrs. Donna Yambasky
Membership Chair: Ms. Pat Otterberg
Newsletter Editor: Mr. Bob Boerst
Program Chair: Vacant
Publicity Chair: Ms. Ann Peterson
Social Media Chair: Mrs. Diann LaRosa
Special Interest Group Chair: Mr. Dale Heins
Webmaster: Mr. John DeAngelo, Sr.
 
Support Staff
Seminar Coordinator-Registrar: Mr. Mike Garvin
Printing Coordinator: Ms. Phyllis Sample
Blog Editor: Mr. John DeAngelo, Sr.