The Villages Genealogical Society

Events from 2020

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Some of the many local, regional and national speakers that we have provided for quality member education...
L-R: Diahan Southard, Jane Gwynn Halderman, Karen Fortin, Kathryn Lake Hogan, Judy G. Russell, David Rencher, Margo Fariss Brewer, Annette Burke Lyttle, Thomas MacEntee, and Elissa Scalise Powell.
We are often asked by new members, prospective new members and even by other genealogy societies about events and subject matter that we provide at our regular monthly meetings. Below is a list of activities for 2020
 
Presentations from 2020 
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January 22, 2020 General Meeting 
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January again offered members the opportunity to attend two meetings on the 22nd at the Savannah Center.  Our guest speaker was Lisa Alzo, M.F.A.  The morning general meeting presentation, attended by over 300 members present and online, was “Cause of Death: Dissecting Coroner’s Records for Genealogical Research.” We learned what valuable information these documents may contain and where to find them.
At our afternoon workshop, attended by 135 members, present and online, heard “Overcoming Brick Walls in Eastern European Research.” Here she outlined the challenges to this type of research and the means to overcome them.
Meetings presentations & handouts are online: "Members Only" > Webinar & Meetings