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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, get involved and have a good time.

October 2014 Meeting

President Celinda Chapman opens the 10-2-2014 meeting

New Member Ginger Roscher

New Member

New Member Lisa Winlelman

New Member Janis Roberts

New Member

New Member

New Member Bob Grinnell

Speaker Steve Perdue seated right of member Phil Russell

     Approximately 50 members of the Village Genealogical Society met in room 6 of the Coronado Center on October 2, 2014. Celinda Chapman opened the meeting by asking 5 new members (pictures included) to introduce and tell the gathering about themselves.

After several business items were handled, Nancy Holder, VP Programs, introduced Steve Perdue, genealogical expert at the Saline County Library. Steve discussed the tools available both online and at the Library for genealogical research. A Saline County Library Card, and password, is needed to access the databases online. For Garland County residents, a Garland County library card will allow you to obtain a Saline County library card.

Representatives of the Saline County Library will be in Hot Springs Village at the HSV Library at the Coronado Center on October 15 from 1:00 to 2:30 PM to allow you to obtain a Saline County Library Card and assign you a password to gain online access to their databases.

The following brochures (pdf) illustrate some of the offerings at the Saline County Library.

Saline County Library Databases

Saline County Library Demuth Arkansas Room

Saline County Library Microfilm Collection

     October breakfast meeting
     The document and photos are on the VGS Breakfast Meetings page.

     Upcoming genealogical events in the local area

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