The Village Genealogical Society – German Special Interest Group

Oldenburgische Gesellschaft f√ľr Familienkunde e.V.

About:

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the official website of The Villages Genealogical Society, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization. Since our founding in 1993, the population of The Villages has experienced phenomenal growth, and our Society in mirroring that growth, has become the largest society of its kind in Florida.
 
Per our By-Laws, our purpose is ” … to promote and stimulate knowledge and interest in the study of genealogy; to provide for exchange of information among members; and to provide educational programs and workshops that will assist our members in their genealogical research.”
Our goal is to carry forward the educational mission of The VGS in the realm of German language genealogy, which includes not only the countries of Germany, Austria and Switzerland, but also areas of Eastern Europe with large German ethnic populations. There are several SIG members well versed in many areas of Germanic research both in the U.S. and Europe who will endeavor to assist other members in solving their research issues.
 
You must be a member of The Villages Genealogical Society (VGS) to participate in our meetings. 

Contact Information:

Mailing Address

The Villages Genealogical Society
1970 Eldridge Loop
The Villages, FL 32162

Contact language:  English

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Type:

Genealogical Society – Special Interest Group

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Purpose:

The purpose of The Villages Genealogical Society is to promote and stimulate knowledge and interest in the study of genealogy, to provide an opportunity for exchange of information among members, to provide educational programs and workshops, and to assist members in genealogical research.
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Membership:

Membership in The Villages Genealogical Society, and its programs, is limited to residents of The Villages, Florida.
Membership is $10 for¬†the year’s annual dues ‚Äď our membership year runs January-December.¬†Those joining during the last four months of the year will receive the balance of the membership year for free and their dues will be credited to the following year.¬†Example: someone joining and paying their dues in September would be considered paid through December of the following year.¬†Funds collected are used for the Society’s activities, including guest speakers, material handouts, and the purchase of genealogical resources and equipment.
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Membership Benefits

 VGSFL Membership
Each VGS member is entitled to attend the general monthly meeting of the Society, our monthly live webinar, and any meetings held by VGS Special Interest Groups (SIG). All meeting dates & times are subject to change so check our Coming Events page for
up-to-date info.
  • Monthly meetings¬†are held the fourth Wednesday of the month at 10:00 a.m. Due to Thanksgiving, the November meeting may be held on the 3rd or 4th Wednesday. There is no meeting in December.
  • Live webinars¬†are held the 1st Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. ‚Äď‚Äď if¬†a major holiday falls on that date, then the webinar date will move to the 2nd Monday at 7:00 p.m. Check our¬†Coming Events¬†section for the most up-to-date information.
  • SIG meetings¬†are plentiful — there’s something for everyone. Click¬†HERE¬†for a list of current SIGs and to get details about each group including meeting day/time/location.
  • Members also have access to speaker handouts, and our meeting and webinar video archives. You’ll find these in the¬†Members Only¬†section of our website.
VGS members also receive¬†the Society’s¬†monthly newsletter via e-mail and have access to our website “Members Only” section.¬†All members can also participate on¬†our¬†“Social Media.”¬†¬†Learn more about our Society in our¬†New Member Welcome Packet.