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"

Crista Cowan is Returning to The Villages

Thursday, March 9, 2017
Crista Cowan & are coming to
The Villages.
Members received information by email on February 16th on how to register for this event.
Check your event times on March 1 HERE

Our Annual Seminar Was a Huge Success

VGS Seminar 2017
Annual Seminar 2017
Cyndi Ingele, owner & webmaster of Cyndi's List Sites on the Internet was our guest speaker. She presented 4 sessions to 276 members attending today's annual seminar.  Her topics included:
  • A Guided Tour of Cyndi's List 2.0
  • Advanced Googling for Your Grandma
  • The Hidden Wed, Digging Deeper
  • Be Your Own Digita; Archivist: Preserve Your Research
More Pictures Coming Soon...

US-Mexican War, 1846-1848

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. 

Expo is HUGE Success!

We had a fantastic turnout for our Family History Expo on September 28th. Well over 1000 residents attended!  My Heritage and Family Tree Maker Software participated and both were busy the entire day.

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.”

Wednesday, Feb. 22nd
9:00 am
17th Annual All-Day Seminar
Monday, Feb. 27th
10:00 am
Technology SIG Meeting
Wednesday, Mar. 1st
9:00 am
French Canadian Genealogy SIG Meeting
Thursday, Mar. 2nd
1:00 pm
Eastern European Genealogy SIG Meeting
Friday, Mar. 3rd
9:30 am
British Genealogy SIG Meeting

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in Washington, DC and its Regional Branches, is the principal repository for records relating to the US federal government. These include the original paper copies of the federal census, all pre-World War I military records, Native American records, military service and pension records, naturalization records, ship passenger lists, land-entry case files, and homestead and bounty land warrant records. NARA's website is the place to begin research for federal records.
[Federal Records]

Know your relationships: An ancestor is a person from whom you are descended. A descendant is a person who is descended from an ancestor. A relative is someone with whom you share a common ancestor but who is not in your direct line.
[Basic Genealogy]

When the head of the household is no longer listed, don't assume he/she is dead. It's possible that the former head of household is now living with one of the children.

The 1900 and 1910 censuses lists the number of children that were born to each woman and how many were still living at the time of the census.

Information Primary: The information in this source contains details provided by someone with firsthand knowledge of the person, event, or situation. (ie: A Birth Certificate)
[Sources & Evidence]