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Upcoming Monday Evening Webinar
 
Live Webinar / August 8, 2022 – 7:00 to 8:00 pm
Simply Using Timelines Will Make a Difference in Your Research
Featuring Guest Speaker:  Dr. Shelley Viola Murphy
 
Dr. Shelley Viola Murphy
Description: This session will provide an overview of some basics you need to know for good genealogical research. It will provide support and validation to those that use timelines. It will also provide an overview of the benefits and steps to using a timeline to enhance your research. 
 
Presenter Info: An avid genealogist for over 30 years, Dr. Shelley Viola Murphy, aka "familytreegirl", was born and raised in Michigan, now living in central Virginia. She conducts genealogy workshops at local, state and national conferences. She is known for her inspiring and interactive "SO WHAT" with genealogical research, along with interesting problem-solving methodology lectures such as the use of Timelines.
 
For more details, and to register, 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
August 8, 2022
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Simply Using Timelines Will Make a Difference in Your Research
  Guest Speaker:  Dr. Shelley Viola Murphy   Description: This session will provide an overview of some basics you need to know for good genealogical ...

August 11, 2022
9:30 am to 11:50 am
German Genealogy SIG Meeting
  Topic:  Oldenburg Coordinators:  Dianne Fedderson & Steven Buhrow   An email containing the Zoom link & info will be emailed to SIG members prior ...

August 15, 2022
1:00 pm
Best Practices SIG Meeting
  Coordinators: Annette Burke-Lyttle & Pat Adams Topic: Writing Proof Arguments   The SIG accepts new members throughout the year, but those who join after ...

August 22, 2022
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
FTM SIG Meeting
  REGULAR MOTHLY MEETING   Visit our website page for more details about this SIG. SIG Coordinators:  Karen Feeney & Bob Boerst   (Meeting link ...

August 23, 2022
2:00 pm to 3:50 pm
Midwest SIG Meeting
  Guest Speaker:  Diana Elder, professional genealogist Topic:  Locality Research   Coordinators:  Dona Weber & Lynn Hall  
Facts and Tips
City Directories provide names and occupations of town residents and much local business information.
[Hometown Records]

Be aware that many documents are only available through a courthouse. Not everything is available online. If you can’t go personally, write a letter, or check with a nearby genealogical society which may provide a lookup service for a small fee.
[Court Records]

Birth Records can be difficult to obtain because they can be used for so many purposes. You may be required to provide proof of relationship and proof of the person's death.
[Vital Records]