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Our Speaker will present in-person at the
Savannah Regional Recreation Center
• Attend Virtually  OR
• Attend In-person at the Savannah Regional Recreation Center, 1545 Buena Vista Blvd., The Villages, FL
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Upcoming Monday Evening Webinar
Live Webinar / Dec. 12, 2022 – 7:00 to 8:00 pm
Civil War Records -- Going Beyond NARA Pension Files
Featured Guest Speaker:  Terry Koch-Bostic
Terry Koch-Bostic
Description: Additional records for Civil War era ancestors exist in collections such as US Sanitary Commission pension and hospital files, state and local collections, and regimental histories.
Presenter Info: Terry Koch-Bostic is a professional genealogist and lecturer who specializes in New York, Irish and Civil War records. She is a contributing author to the New York Family History Research Guide and Gazetteer.
For more details, and to register, visit our Coming Events listing.

Admission to in-person meetings of The Villages Genealogy Society
is limited to VGS members and paid guests.
You must be a resident of The Villages, FL for membership.

Upcoming Events
December 5, 2022
10:00 am to 11:50 am
Jewish Genealogy SIG Meeting
Prior to the meeting date, SIG members will receive an email about the upcoming meeting. Coordinator:  Herb Siegel Programs:  Phil Goldsmith

December 5, 2022
2:30 pm to 4:20 pm
RootsMagic Special Interest Group Meeting
  Coordinator:  George Zitterell Topic: Answers to Your Questions on RM7 and RM8  

December 6, 2022
9:30 am to 11:20 am
Adoption & Missing Kin Special Interest Group Meeting
Coordinators:  Anne Berg & Marcella Zorn   Guest Speaker:  John DeAngelo (VGS Member) will discuss his recent trip with his wife to Ireland where they ...

December 7, 2022
9:00 am to 11:00 am
French Canadian Genealogy SIG Meeting
Coordinator:  Jean Colman

December 8, 2022
9:30 am to 11:50 am
German Genealogy SIG Meeting
Coordinators:  Dianne Fedderson & Steven Buhrow   An email containing the Zoom link & info will be emailed to SIG members prior to the meeting ...
Facts and Tips
Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. has manuscripts, publications and microfilms of a wide range of materials useful to genealogical research. Their website is free and easy to use.
[Federal Records]

Remember that each generation doubles the number of ancestors. It's easy to get lost if you don't plan ahead for your trip. Focus on one or two families. The others will still be there when you get to them.
[Basic Genealogy]

When looking at deed indexes, be sure to look at both the "Grantor Index", an index to those selling the land and the "Grantee Index", an index to those buying the land.
[Land Records]