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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 and get involved.

For further information, contact our president.



President's Message

     Our last meeting for the year will be Thursday, May 4. I trust you'll all have a nice summer and spend some time on genealogy. Our speaker for the May meeting is Karen Russ, on "What Did Grandpa Give You Besides the Gold Watch? - Medical Genetics & Genealogy." Karen serves on the Board of the Arkansas State Genealogical Society. Be prepared to vote on our new Board Members. Nancy Holder is on our slate for Newsletter Editor and Mitzi Hunter is to be voted in for Assistant Newsletter Editor. I will ask for any nominations from the floor. If you have someone in mind for a position, please speak with them and get their okay before nominating them. Barbara Pinkney will be announcing some of the speakers for next year. If you have any other ideas or preferences I'm sure she would love the feedback. It's been a pleasure serving you this year. Thank you for your support.

     Jeanne Meek
     VGS President

May 2017 Meeting

     Due to an unexpected emergency our scheduled speaker, Karen Russ, will be rescheduled for next year. Our substitute program "DNA Bits & Pieces" was presented by Barbara Pinkney as a basic review of DNA testing for genealogical purposes. This will lead in to our first program this fall (September 7, 2017) by Jim Jones, from the AR-LA-TX Genealogy Society, on using DNA test results in genealogical research and brick wall solutions.
     Barbara's presentation follows:

          DNA Bits & Pieces + Cousins (ppt)
          DNA Bits & Pieces HANDOUT (pdf)
          Relationship Finder from B Salisbury (pdf)
          A Few Ways I Use my DNA Results to further Genealogical Research (pdf)
          Additional Websites Mentioned in the Presentation (pdf)


     Upcoming genealogical events in the local area


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