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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.

Don't forget the Village Genealogical Society Fall Workshop

Saturday, September 17, 2016
      VGS Workshop 2016 Flyer and Entry Form (pdf)

May 2016 Meeting

Nancy Holder introduces webinar "Ten Years is a Long Time: Census Substitutes for the in-between Years"

Past President Celinda Chapman Opens Meeting

Attendees at meeting

     The Village Genealogical Society met on Thursday, May 5, 2016 in Room 6 at the Coronado Center to see a Legacy Webinar titled "Ten Years is a Long Time: Census Substitutes for the In-Between Years". The speaker in the webinar was Amy Johnson Crow, MLIS, CG, from Reynoldsburg, Ohio. She outlined the various other sources to place your ancestors in a particular location at a particular time. She went over the various other sources, such as state and local censuses, censuses of special groups, and many others covered in the handout at the meeting, which is also stored on this website for your information.

     New officers were elected at the meeting:

  • President - Jeanne Meeks
  • VP Programs - Barbara Pinkney
  • Asst. VP Programs - Kaye Cantrell
  • VP Membership - Barrie Gauthier
  • Secretary - Sue Barber
  • Asst. Secretary - Susan Read
  • Treasurer - Marlene Wilson
  • Newsletter Editor - Mitzi Hunter
  • Asst. Newsletter Editor - Nancy Holder
  • Webmaster - Dan Barnett
  • Immediate Past President - Celinda Chapman

      Ten Years is a Long Time Webinar (pdf)

     Upcoming genealogical events in the local area

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