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


Live Virtual Broadcasts

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




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June Meeting Update

Our President & Vice President were our speakers for the June Monthly Meeting and they came prepared with lots of informative information during their presentations on "Four Free Resources for Improving Your Genealogy Skills."
The Four Resources are the FamilySearch Learning Center, The NGS Learning Center, YouTube and The VGS Website.
There were no handouts and the event was not recorded, however, their slides are available for download under "Members Only" > "Secure Downloads."


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.”
 


COMING EVENTS
Tuesday, Aug. 20th
1:00 pm
Family Tree Maker Users SIG Meeting
Wednesday, Aug. 21st
Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) Conference
Tuesday, Aug. 27th
2:00 pm
Midwest SIG Meeting
Wednesday, Aug. 28th
10:00 am
VGS General Monthly Meeting
Monday, Sep. 2nd
Jewish Genealogy SIG Meeting Cancelled Labor Day

Facts
Digital copies, sometimes called "portable files", are copies of your original documents, family group sheets, notes, pedigree charts, etc.
[Organization]

A Wiki is a website that allows multiple users to create, modify and organize web page content in a collaborative manner. FamilySearch.org and ancestry.com both have wiki's.
[Internet Reseach]

Be sure to understand any fees that may be required for copies of any records found.
[Hometown Records]

USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) was formerly known as INS (Immigration and Naturalization Service). Searching for Immigration and naturalization records is essential in genealogy research. The website which allows patrons to order index searches or record copies is at: CISHistory.Library@dhs.gov. Payment is required for searching the indexes, and then payment again to obtain copies of records located. 20th century records include: Certificate Files (C-Files); Registry Files; Visa Files; Alien Registration and A-Files.
[Federal Records]

The census records may contain a good clue to when a person obtained citizenship.
[Naturalization]