The Villages Genealogical Society
Welcome to The Villages
Genealogical Society
Promoting and stimulating knowledge and interest
in the study of genealogy


The Villages Genealogical Society sponsors live virtual broadcast presentations as part of your membership.  Here, you can learn more about these live events, presenter bio's and how to register.  Upcoming Presentations...


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October Meeting Updates

October 23, 2019 General Meeting
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Our October Family History month double-header featured Paula Stuart-Warren who is a genealogical and historical researcher, lecturer, and coach based in Minnesota, but research has taken her to locations and repositories across the U.S. Her morning session was “Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Research.”  After this session you will be prepared to find some information on those who lived or were born in the 20th century.  “Major Midwestern Archives and Their Records” was the topic for the afternoon workshop.  This lecture highlighted some major Midwestern archives and their holdings, finding aids, websites, special indexes, and available assistance for those not visiting in-person. An overview of each state archive was covered.
Both meetings & handouts are online: "Members Only" > Webinar & Meetings


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


COMING EVENTS
Tuesday, Nov. 19th
1:00 pm
Family Tree Maker Users SIG Meeting
Wednesday, Nov. 20th
8:30 am
Brick Wall Solutions SIG Meeting
Wednesday, Nov. 20th
10:00 am
VGS General Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, Nov. 20th
1:30 pm
VGS General Monthly Meeting
Thursday, Nov. 21st
12:00 pm
New England Genealogy SIG Meeting

Facts
The 1850 census was the first census to give the name, sex, color, age, occupation and birthplace of each free member of the household.
[Census]

If you don't provide the sources for your information, then that information is practically worthless to other researchers.
[Sources & Evidence]

Immigration is entering a country where you are not a native to take up permanent residence. Emigration is leaving a country where you have been a citizen.
[Immigration]

The method of survey using a combination of directional and distance measurements with references to natural and artificial objects, that define a tract of land is called "Metes and Bounds".
[Land Records]

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.
[Basic Genealogy]