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2019-2020 Programs

General monthly meetings are held the first Thursday of each month from September to May. Meetings are from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in Room 6 of the Coronado Community Center in Hot Springs Village. The highlight of each monthly meeting is a special presentation on some aspect of research designed to build knowledge in tracing family history. These meetings are open to the public.

VGS PROGRAMS September 2019 – May 2020

(topics may be subject to change)



September 5, 2019
“Who Blowed Up the Church House? Using Church & Religious Records in Your Genealogical Research”
Russell Baker (Little Rock guest speaker)



October 3, 2019
“Using FOLD 3 to Confirm Ancestors in Colonial or Modern Wars”
Barbara Pinkney, VGS



November 7, 2019
“A Coat of Many Colors” Uniforms & Weaponry Used in Early American Wars
Jimmie Weber (SAR guest speaker)



December 5, 2019
VGS Christmas Party
“Genealogy Gems: New Year’s Eve Family Traditions”



January 2, 2020
“Those Pesky Pre-1850 Census Marks”
Legacy Webinar: Peggy Lauritzen



February 6, 2020
“Family Ties with Famous Americans"
VGS members



March 5, 2020
“Who Was Reuben’s Father? Using GPS to Guide You On Your Search”
A Brick Wall Case Study – Barbara Pinkney, VGS



April 2, 2020
“Road Trip! Making the Most of Your Opportunities to Research Away From Home”
VGS Member Panel:
Mary Reid Warner – Salt Lake City Research
Nancy Holder – Midwestern and New England Research



May 7, 2020
“Ladies of Arlington Cemetery”
Dan Boehmer, VGS