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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Family History Expo Announced



The Villages Genealogical Society Family History Expo
Have you considered displaying some of your research, history, artifacts, books or charts at the upcoming Family History Expo? Start to prepare now! The event will be held in the Scarlett O’Hara Theater at the Savannah Regional Recreation Center. If you want to participate, you need to reserve a table.
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!
 


June Summer Series Workshop


June 2016 VGS Workshop
June 2016 Summer Series Workshop
We had a smaller turnout for our June Summer Series Workshop with about 90 members in attendance. We featured a webinar "Taming Your Inner Packrat" presented by Lisa Alzo.

She stressed the importance of a system that works for you that also can be understood by someone else who may be trying to access your material.
This is most important after the passing of the owner.
Organizing is not just for genealogy; it's for all your personal belongings.
 
2 handout are available in the "Members Only" section of our website for this webinar.
 


VGS Receives the NGS Gold Star Award


Gold Star Award Badge
A Letter from C. Ann Staley, Conference Chair, to President Lannin:
Societies like yours are an integral part of our genealogical community. With your support and volunteers from 44 other genealogical organizations from around the country, the National Genealogical Society 2016 Family History Conference May 4-7, 2016 in Fort Lauderdale Florida was a resounding success. The many hours of volunteer time that were provided helped to ensure that everything ran smoothly and that all the attendees had an exceptional experience.
 
Please, once again, pass along our thanks to the volunteers from your organization, named below, for the many hours they contributed. It is our pleasure to present to The Villages Genealogical Society the Gold Badge – Superior Volunteer for providing more than ten hours of volunteer time. Display it proudly on your website.
             
Ruth Wible, Pat Rand & Pat Adams
Congratulations!
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, Aug. 8th
1:00 pm
Family Tree Maker Users SIG Meeting
Tuesday, Aug. 9th
2:30 pm
Genealogy Writers Special Interest Group Meeting
Thursday, Aug. 11th
9:30 am
German Genealogy SIG Meeting
Friday, Aug. 12th
10:00 am
Genetic Genealogy SIG Meeting
Wednesday, Aug. 24th
10:00 am
VGS Summer Series Workshop

Facts
Evidence: Direct Information in this source seems to address the research question all by itself.evidence speaks to the point in question.
[Sources & Evidence]

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]

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]

Evidence Negative: The lack of information in this source infers an answer to this question.
[Sources & Evidence]

Source: Authored An original work of an author based on their study and synthesizing of their findings.
[Sources & Evidence]