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"

August Meeting Update

FGS Conference Attendees
Some of our members attending the FGS Conference in Fort Wayne
While our President & Vice-President and several of our other members were away at the FGS Conference in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, our regular monthly meeting featured a different twist from our usual meetings. We had round table discussion groups where we "Talked Genealogy."
The feed back as people exited was wonderful with everyone hoping we will repeat this format soon. One attendee told us that she loved having people with varied expertise at the table. She said she learned answers to questions she didn't know she should be asking! 

July Meeting Update

July Meeting Image
July 25, 2018 General Meeting
The July General Meeting featured our very own VP Annette Burke Lyttle as she presented "How Research Plans Can Up Your Genealogical Game."  Annette explained that taking some time to plan our research will actually save us time once we get into the records and allow us to target the records and collections that are most likely to get us the results we want.  Why do you need a plan?  The vast amount of records now available online can result in missing useful records or attaching records to our tree that don't really belong to us.
Members can download a copy of the handout by logging in under "Members Only."

Upcoming Special Events

VGS Western Caribbean Cruise
February 2 - 9, 2019
Complete Details HERE...

VGS Receives the NGS Gold Star Award

Read the Letter from C. Ann Staley, Conference Chair, to President Lannin:
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.”

Wednesday, Sep. 19th
Mid-Atlantic States SIG Meeting Canceled
Wednesday, Sep. 19th
8:30 am
Brick Wall Solutions SIG Meeting
Wednesday, Sep. 19th
10:00 am
VGS General Monthly Meeting
Thursday, Sep. 20th
12:00 pm
New England Genealogy SIG Meeting
Friday, Sep. 21st
10:00 am
Scandinavian Genealogy SIG Meeting

Federal Census records are available to the public 72 years after they are taken.

City Directories provide names and occupations of town residents and much local business information.
[Hometown Records]

Probate records refer to wills, inventories, letters of administration and guardianship. They are usually held at the county courthouse unless archived and they are indexed by the name of the testator.
[Court Records]

X chromosome: One of the two sex chromosomes, X and Y. The X chromosome is passed down from mother to child. X is the sex chromosome that is present in both sexes, singly in males and doubly in females.

The 1900 and 1910 censuses lists the number of children that were born to each woman and how many were still living at the time of the census.