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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August Summer Series Meeting


August 2016 Summer Series Workshop
We had a good turnout for our August and last 2016 Summer Series Workshop with over 100 members in attendance. We featured a webinar "Expanding Your Research from a Single Fact" presented by Marian Pierre-Louis

Next month we begin another full season of events and guest speakers.
In September we will have a Family History Expo.
Please see the article below for further information.


Family History Expo Announced



The Villages Genealogical Society Family History Expo
Several members will be displaying some of their research, history, artifacts, books or charts at the VGS Family History Expo? The event will be held in the Scarlett O’Hara Theater at the Savannah Regional Recreation Center. 
When: Wednesday, September 28, 2016
11:30 am to 3:30 pm
Scarlett O’Hara Theater at the Savannah Regional Recreation Center
Residents of The Villages are welcomed to attend!
 
 


US-Mexican War, 1846-1848


 
FEDERATION OF GENEALOGICAL SOCIETIES AND THE
NATIONAL PARK SERVICE 
PARTNER FOR NEW PRESERVATION PROJECT
The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) and the National Park Service’s Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park announce a partnership to develop a searchable database of more than 130,000 soldiers of the U.S.-Mexican War.
Read the entire announcement HERE.


VGS Receives the NGS Gold Star Award


Gold Star Award Badge
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
Thursday, Sep. 1st
1:00 pm
Eastern European Genealogy SIG Meeting
Thursday, Sep. 8th
9:30 am
German Genealogy SIG Meeting
Friday, Sep. 9th
10:00 am
Genetic Genealogy SIG Meeting
Monday, Sep. 12th
1:00 pm
Family Tree Maker Users SIG Meeting
Tuesday, Sep. 13th
2:30 pm
Genealogy Writers SIG Meeting

Facts
1790-1840 Censuses only list the head of the household, but don't overlook using them. They are helpful to place a family in specific locations at specific times.
[Census]

Tax records, jury and militia records are indicators of a person's residence.
[Basic Genealogy]

A Blog is an abbreviated version of Weblog, a term used to describe Web sites that maintain an ongoing chronicle of information. There are many blog's for genealogy including the VGS blog and one of the more notable blogs belongs to Dick Eastman. See http://blog.eogn.com
[Internet Reseach]

Make a list of all living relatives after you complete your personal genealogy. Interview each of them. Be prepared with a list of questions. Use a tape recorder for the answers or take very good notes. Respect the person's privacy, but do not delay; relatives have a nasty habit of dying before being interviewed.
[Basic Genealogy]

The 1880 census was the first to identify the relationship between the household member and the head of house.
[Census]