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...


Scholarship Registration Image & Link


Cool Cash Image


April Meeting Update

Speaker Image
April 17, 2019 General Meeting
Deborah A. Abbott, Ph.D. presented two presentations today at our April monthly seminar and afternoon workshop:  "Analyzing the United States Federal Census 1790-1940" and "Beginning Genealogy: Where Do I Start."  Dr. Abbott made learning about these two subjects very entertaining and enjoyable while being informative.  If you missed today's seminar, members will be able to see it under our members-only site on the VGS webpage.
Habdouts & Video recordings of both presentations are available in the "Members Only" section of our website.


March Meeting Update

Officials with Presenter Image
March 27, 2019 General Meeting
Judy G. Russell, The Legal Genealogist, was our outstanding guest speaker at our March General Meeting.  Her topic was "Shootout at the Rhododendron Lodge: Reconstructing Life-Changing Events."  Judy went over the Who, What, When, Where, Why & How about this event and the process she used to reconstruct the event.  She discussed her research plan using the Genealogy Proof Standard and also the ethical considerations and constraints if any family members are still alive.
She also presented “Polls, Personality and Property- Using Tax Lists” in our afternoon workshop.
Video recordings of both presentations are available in the "Members Only" section of our website.


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
Friday, Apr. 19th
10:00 am
Scandinavian Genealogy SIG Meeting
Monday, Apr. 22nd
10:00 am
Technology SIG Meeting
Tuesday, Apr. 23rd
2:00 pm
Midwest SIG Meeting
Wednesday, May. 1st
9:00 am
French Canadian Genealogy SIG Meeting
Thursday, May. 2nd
1:00 pm
Eastern European Genealogy SIG Meeting

Facts
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]

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.
[Census]

Genealogy is the search for our ancestors. Family history is the study of the lives they led. Using the information from each area provides us with a true picture of our family.
[Basic Genealogy]

A time line begins with your ancestor's birth and is filled in with various events in his life. Continue to fill this in as information becomes available to provide a picture of your ancestor's life. Several of the genealogy software programs assist you with this.
[Basic Genealogy]

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