Ventura County Genealogical Society

FREE General Meeting

Saturday, August 16, 2014
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
 
Location: Ventura County Public Health Auditorium
      3147 Loma Vista Road, Ventura
 
                       Presenter: Linda Serna
 
     "GENEALOGY AS DETECTIVE WORK"
     This presentation highlights the skills used by both detectives and
     genealogists to solve mysteries. It explores how to reason through
     a genealogical challenge by using a detective's tools and indirect
     evidence. Specific examples and case studies will illustrate how
     to find and analyze information that can solve your difficult
     family mysteries and brick walls.
 
 Join us for our August workshop and learn lots of tips and tricks for using familysearch.org. This website has a wealth of genealogical data and information to help you grow your family tree. Our guide will be Denise Quigley who is a regular volunteer in the Ventura Family History Library helping people find records online and solve genealogical problems.
 

DNA Special Interest Group Meeting

                    Saturday, September 20, 2014
                          10:00 am to 11:00 am
 
       Location: LDS Family History Center Library
                          3501 Loma Vista Road, Ventura
                  
The Family History Library has generously allowed us to use the computer lab, so we will be holding a "hands-on" DNA session.  Bring your questions, your usernames, and your passwords. If you are a visual learner, or are having a particularly knotty problem with your test kit/website, please come to this session. Afterward, we will be having lunch at Snapper Jack's.  Everyone is free to join us, and we can continue our discussions over lunch, before proceeding to the VCGS general meeting. This will be the final DNA Interest Group meeting of 2014; we hope to see you there!
 
 

Benefits of Membership

  • Monthly general meetings with talented and exciting speakers.
  • Yearly Fall seminar. Review our EVENTS page to keep informed of our upcoming activities.
  • Our bi-annual publication the Journal. Each issue contains articles and information of interest to family researchers.  
  • Access to our members-only section on the Society's website.
  • Members-only email notification of special genealogical interest items and local, state, and national genealogical events.
  • Opportunity to participate on special projects.
  • The most compelling reason to join VCGS is the friendships you will establish with fellow researchers in the area. Those with a new interest in genealogy can learn from experts, and the experts can share the wealth of their experience. Membership is from January 1 to December 31 of each year. 
Click on the JOIN US menu item to pull up a Membership Form.

Reference Library

Ventura County Genealogical Society provides full maintenance and development of the Genealogy Collection housed within the Camarillo City Library (upper level), 4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo, California.  You can access the catalog using the Library choice on the left-side menu.
 

Get Involved!

All VCGS activities are brought to life by the hard work of our volunteers.  Society elections are held each year in November, and vacancies on the VCGS board are filled as needed.  If you would like to volunteer your assistance, please contact the president.
 
Follow us on our FaceBook page to receive timely updates about genealogical activities and our society.  You don't have to be a member of Facebook to view our page, but Facebook requires you to be a member to post comments. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Affiliations

Federation of Genealogical Societies
 
Representing the members of hundreds of genealogical societies across the United States and other nations, the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) is here to link the genealogical community and help its members grow.
 
 
 
California State Genealogical Alliance - Member
  
Founded in October, 1982, the California State Genealogical Alliance serves as a statewide association of independent genealogical societies, individuals, and non-profit organizations.
 
 
 
 
 
FamilyTreeMagazine
 
Half of your total paid will go to support the FGS and hundreds of local member societies that need your help!
 
 
 
 
 
 
FamilyTreeDNA
 
DNA Testing at Group Rates
 

Camarillo Library Workshop
Wednesday, Jul. 30th
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Santa Barbara Genealogical Society
Tuesday, Aug. 5th
2:00 pm
Mini-seminar
Researching Your German and Bavarian Ancestors
Register by August 1, 2014.
See web site for more information.
Genealogy as Detective Work
Saturday, Aug. 16th
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Presenter: Linda Serna 
 
This presentation highlights the skills used by both detectives and genealogists to solve mysteries. It explores how to reason through a genealogical challenge by using a detective's tools and indirect evidence. Specific examples and case studies will illustrate how to find and analyze information that can solve your difficult family mysteries and brick walls.