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"
 
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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...


September Meeting Update

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Our First Live Broadcast of our General Monthly Meeting
Was A Huge Success:
On Wednesday September 19, 2018, The VGS using our own GotoMeeting platform, presented our first live general monthly meeting to our membership. We had approximately 135 members present at the meeting and another 55 in attendance online. Several additional members have already viewed the meeting after it was posted to our website. In addition to the membership meeting, the presentation "Creating Google Map Tours" was presented by Karin A. Fortin.  Members can view the entire meeting by logging into the "Members Only" section of our website. Select the "Webinar & Meetings" menu option.


VGS Western Caribbean Genealogy Cruise

February 2 - 9, 2019
Complete Details HERE...


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
Monday, Oct. 15th
7:00 pm
Mobile Device Apps for the Family Historian
Wednesday, Oct. 17th
9:30 am
Mid-Atlantic States SIG Meeting
Thursday, Oct. 18th
12:00 pm
New England Genealogy SIG Meeting
Friday, Oct. 19th
10:00 am
Scandinavian Genealogy SIG Meeting
Monday, Oct. 22nd
10:00 am
Technology SIG Meeting

Facts
Pension files may contain birth date and place, and the names of the wife and children.
[Military]

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]

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]

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]

The Family Group Sheet identifies a couple and their children. Everyone with a spouse or child has two group sheets; one as a child with parents and usually one as a parent with children.
[Basic Genealogy]