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Village Genealogical Society

Hot Springs Village, Arkansas

April 2015 Workshop

     Research Using the Library of Congress from Your Home; Research Using City Directories with the census as Your Guide; Mapping Your Genealogy; and a Case Study for Finding the Impossible.
     Featured speaker was Diane L. Giannini CG, a certified genealogist, genealogical lecturer, researcher, and author.

     Pictures of the winning authors of our 2014-2015 writing contest that were announced at the Workshop are shown below.

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"

Other Workshop Photos

Attendees at April 18 Workshop

Jeanette Frahm & Workshop Speaker Diane L. Gianninni

Picture Of Outline For One of The Presentations

HSVGS Member Shirley Mathey

HSVGS Members Nancy Holder & Barbara Pinkney

Workshop Speaker Diane L. Giannini, CG

HSVGS Member Barbara Pinkney

HSVGS Member Sue Barber

September 2013 Workshop -- "Let the Records Speak" by Debbie Wayne Parker

Debbie Wayne Parker

63 attendees enjoyed a very informative workshop on Saturday, Sept 28. The knowledge of Debbie Wayne Parker is phenomenal. Debbie covered an understanding of Basic DNA analysis plus how to us Y-DNA, mtDNA, and autosomal DNA to help in our genealogy research. Please check out Debbie Wayne Parker's webpage at You can subscribe to her blog "Debs Delvings in Genealogy" at:
Recently some of her blog posts include topics of:
     atDNA: I Don't Match My Cousin's Cousin
     Why So Much Excitement about Ethnicity Predictions?
     And more!

The workshop was a giant success! Joyce Woods, Carol Porter, Dawn Barnett Benefits of DNA Testing
Kay Creighton, Peggy Myles, Joy Wetherbee Joyce Woods, DAR President

2012 Spring Family History Workshop