Village Genealogical Society
Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
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The Village Genealogical Society was first established in 1987. We are an organization of persons engaged in one of the most interesting and creative pastimes in the United States. Because of our community mainly being a retirement community, our members have settled here from a wide range of places. As a result, their research extends worldwide. Their experience ranges from the most advanced genealogical researchers to those that are just beginning the search for their roots. VGS seeks personal involvement in making membership a meaningful and satisfying experience and also offers a variety of ways to provide support. The Newsletter, published monthly, contains many articles of interest. Beginner and intermediate genealogy classes are conducted frequently to provide a sound base for those beginning their research. These classes focus on enhancing research skills and give students a chance to ask questions and resolve problems that they might be encountering.
The highlight of each monthly meeting is a special presentation on some aspect of research designed to build knowledge in tracing family history. Genealogical books, research materials and CD-ROMs are available in the Coronado Center Library for everyone to use. Monthly breakfast meetings are held for a more personal approach and to provide a chance to meet other members. Here we exchange ideas, develop solutions to research problems, and just have a good time interacting and talking about our common love of genealogy.
Anyone interested in family research is welcome to visit our meetings. We hope you come, get involved and have a good time.
November 2013 Meeting
The Village Genealogy Society met on Thursday, November 7, in Room 6 of the Coronado Center. President Celinda Chapman opened the meeting that was attended by approximately 50 members and one guest. Nancy Holder introduced Mary Reid Warner, who was the speaker for the meeting, and who gave a presentation titled "Problem Solving Tips". Mary Reid covered the various records available for research in the centuries starting with the 17th thru the 20th century, with each century having unique record availability. She stressed the importance of the three steps necessary to come to an informed decision about the data you've found. Gather all possible records, study the records in depth, and decide on the validity to come to a conclusion. Her verbal presentation was supported by numerous slides and a handout that covered the main aspects of her talk.
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