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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
 
Click HERE for Details and to Register.
 

 

Upcoming Monday Evening Webinar
 
Live Webinar / Feb. 6, 2023 – 7:00 to 8:00 pm
Adventures in Genealogy Education
Featured Guest Speaker:  Angela Packer McGhie
 
Angela Packer McGhie
Description: Come learn about the many opportunities designed to help you with your family history. There are options at every level, from beginner to professional, online and in-person. Assess your own learning needs and discover books, webinars, and courses to teach you how to reach your family history goals..
 
Presenter Info: Angela Packer McGhie, CG, FUGA, is passionate about teaching genealogy. She is the Education Director of the National Genealogical Society and a trustee of the Board for Certification of Genealogists. Angela enjoys coordinating courses for the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy and the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research, as well as teaching at other genealogy conferences and institutes.
 
For more details, and to register to attend, visit our Coming Events listing.
 


 
Upcoming Monday Evening Webinar
 
Live Webinar / March 6, 2023 – 7:00 to 8:00 pm
Opening Records for Closed Churches
Featured Guest Speaker: James Beidler
 
James Beidler
Description: Finding religious records sometimes requires a "pedigree" of the congregations, many of which don't exist today and require a scavenger hunt to unearth their registers.
 
Presenter Info: James Beidler is interim executive director of the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania, author of four commercially published books, including The Family Tree Historical Atlas of Germany. Beidler also writes "Roots and Branches", a weekly newspaper column and blog (www.roots-branches.com) and is a German Life magazine columnist.
 
For more details, and to register to attend, 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
February 3, 2023
9:30 am to 11:20 am
British SIG Monthly Meeting
  Topic: Round Table (challenges, areas of research, books/microfilm/journals) Coordinators:  Pat Adams & Ruth Mason

February 6, 2023
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

February 6, 2023
2:30 pm to 4:20 pm
RootsMagic Special Interest Group Meeting
  Coordinator:  George Zitterell Topic: TBA  

February 6, 2023
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Adventures in Genealogy Education
  Guest Speaker:  Angela Packer McGhie   Description: Come learn about the many opportunities designed to help you with your family history. There are options at ...

February 8, 2023
10:00 am to 11:50 am
Irish Genealogy SIG Meeting
  Topic:  19th Century Irish Catholic Parish Baptismal & Marriage Registers Coordinator:  Tom Voyles  
Facts and Tips
An "executor" is named by the testator and is required by the court to post a bond. An "administrator" is appointed to handle the affairs of one who dies intestate (without a will).
[Court Records]

Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) is the genetic material found in mitochondria. It is passed down from females to both sons and daughters, but sons do not pass down their mother’s mtDNA to their children.
[DNA]

Don't assume that all children listed in the census belong to the wife listed. This may be a second wife and the children a combination of "his and hers."
[Census]