The Villages Genealogical Society
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Genealogical Society
Promoting and stimulating knowledge and interest
in the study of genealogy
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Family History Expo: Sept. 28th



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


US-Mexican War Image
 
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.
Download Information Flyer
Read the entire announcement HERE.
Positions Needed Info
We Are In Need of Indexing Volunteers.
For more information about this project or to register to become an indexer contant: 
Our Past President, Pat Rand, who is the Project Coordinator. 


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.


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
Monday, Sep. 26th
10:00 am
Technology SIG Meeting
Wednesday, Sep. 28th
Brick Wall Solutions SIG Meeting Cancelled
Wednesday, Sep. 28th
11:30 am
VGS Expo
Saturday, Oct. 1st
8:30 am
Florida Genealogical Society Fall Seminar
Wednesday, Oct. 5th
9:00 am
French Canadian Genealogy SIG Meeting

Facts
General Land Office is now called Bureau of Land Management of the United States Department of Interior. Some federal land records are here, some in the National Archives and some are in state and university libraries. Public domain land states are largely available on the Bureau of Land Management, General Land Office-Eastern States free website.
[Federal Records]

Look for genealogy and history materials at scholar.google.com.
[Internet Reseach]

The 1930 census lists military service in other wars: "Sp" for the Spanish-American War, "Phil" for the Philippine Insurrection, "Box" for the Boxer Rebellion, "Mex" for the Mexican Expedition, and "WW" for World War 1.
[Census]

Naturalization is the process by which U.S. citizenship is granted to a foreign citizen or national after he or she fulfills the requirements established by Congress in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).
[Naturalization]

Start with yourself. Document everything you know about yourself. Include your spouse, children, grandchildren, etc. Include occupations, where you have lived and all important events in your life. Then, and only then, start working backwards and with your living relatives.
[Basic Genealogy]