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"
 
FSGS LogoFGS Logo


March Monthly Meeting Update

animated gif
March 22, 2017 General Meeting
Genealogy Road Show co-host, Mary Tedesco, was out guest speaker for our March monthly meeting and the guest speaker in the afternoon for our Italian Special Interest Group meeting. 340 members heard Mary present "Underused Resources and Record Types for Genealogists" at the monthly meeeting and 50 Italian SIG members loved the information that was presented in "Italian Genealogy: Records & Resources in Italy."   For those who did not get a handout in the morning session, one is available in "Members Only" > "Meeting Handouts.


Crista Cowan Returns to The Villages

Animated gif
Crista Cowan returned to The Villages and over 550 seats were filled by members during three sessions of lectures and demonstrations on using Ancestry.com. Getting the most from Ancestry.com and many tips and tricks on using your family tree on the ancestry.com website were presented. "Using DNA to Build Your Family Tree" seemed to generate the most questions from attendees.


US-Mexican War, 1846-1848

FEDERATION OF GENEALOGICAL SOCIETIES AND THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE PARTNER FOR NEW PRESERVATION PROJECT...
Read more...
We Are In Need of Indexing Volunteers.
For more information about this project or to register to become an indexer contant: 
Our Past President, Pat Rand, who is the Project Coordinator. 


Expo is HUGE Success!

We had a fantastic turnout for our Family History Expo on September 28th. Well over 1000 residents attended!  My Heritage and Family Tree Maker Software participated and both were busy the entire day.


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
Wednesday, Apr. 26th
8:30 am
Brick Wall Solutions SIG Meeting
Wednesday, Apr. 26th
10:00 am
VGS General Monthly Meeting
Monday, May. 1st
10:00 am
Jewish Genealogy SIG Meeting
Wednesday, May. 3rd
9:00 am
French Canadian Genealogy SIG Meeting
Thursday, May. 4th
1:00 pm
Eastern European Genealogy SIG Meeting

Facts
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]

General Land Office is now called Bureau of Land Management of the United States Department of Interior. Some federal land records are here, some in the National Archives and some are in state and university libraries. Public domain land states are largely available on the Bureau of Land Management, General Land Office-Eastern States free website.
[Federal Records]

Source: Derivative Materials that offer alternate versions of the original: this source is abstracted, compiled, formed into a database, transcribed, translated or otherwise derived from the original.
[Sources & Evidence]

Check for cemetery records with the church, sexton and/or funeral directors. Visit the cemetery and take a picture of the tombstone. Check the obituaries in that time frame.
[Church Records]

Marriage Records may only be records of the wedding. However, you may also find the Application for Marriage completed by the bride and groom-to-be. Marriage records may also be corroborated with church records. Check everything for correctness. There could also be a newspaper account of the wedding.
[Vital Records]