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Village Genealogical Society

Hot Springs Village, Arkansas



Membership:
     Board Members
     Membership List
     Membership Application

Meetings:
     Meetings
     Programs
     Directions to Coronado Center

Newsletters:
     Current Newsletter
     Newsletter Archives

Education:
     Classes and Workshops
     Trips
     VGS Resource Room

Genealogy Links:
     VGS Friends
     Other Genealogy Links

Pictures:
     Recent Workshops
     VGS Breakfast Meeting
     Previous VGS Meetings

Contact Us:
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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 invol Meeting

May 2015 Meeting

May 7, 2015 Meeting Attendees

Joe Gillespie & Celinda Chapman sign up new member

Celinda Chapman opens the meeting

Barbara Pinkney starts her presentation - Digging Up Ancestors

     The May 7, 2015 VGS membership meeting was well attended with four guests and approximately 30 members attending. The attendees were treated to a very good presentation by Barbara Pinkney titled "Digging Up Ancestors In Online & Virtual Cemeteries". The majority of the presentation dealt with the Find A Grave website and covered both Online & Virtual Cemeteries. Barbara's Power Point presentation covered most aspects needed to work in Find A Grave, including setting up real and virtual cemeteries and the uses for both types. For more information see a copy of the handout in pdf format below.

     Digging Up Ancestors In Online And Virtual Cemeteries

April 2015 Workshop

     The April 18, 2015 Workshop is covered in the May, 2015 Newsletter under that section of our webpage. However, the pictures of the winning authors of our 2014-2015 writing contest that were announced at the Workshop were not available for the Newsletter and are shown below.

     More photos of the workshop can be found on the workshop page.

Barbara Pinkney - 1st Place 2014-2015 Writing Contest Winner - "I Finally Found Miss Dillard"

Sue Barber - 2nd Place 2014-2015 Writing Contest Winner - "Arkansas Family Found"

Shirley Mathey - 3rd Place 2014-2015 Writing Contest Winner - "I Finally Found Gas Masks By Listening To My Friend Talk About Her Daddy"


     April Breakfast Meeting (PDF)
     The document and photos are on the VGS Breakfast Meetings page.


     Upcoming genealogical events in the local area



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