Ventura County Genealogical Society


VCGS Annual Seminar

Saturday, October 25, 2014
Curt B. Witcher, MLS, FUGS, IGSF
Senior Manager, Special Collections
Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center
Professional Genealogist & Nationally Known Speaker
Historical Research Methodology: Engaging the Process to Find all the Answers
Roll Call: New Sites and Sources for Military Records and Research
Fingerprinting Our Families: Using Ancestral Origins as a Genealogical Research Key
This I Believe--The Urgent Need to Record Living History
Event activitiesGenealogical Sales Table, Door Prizes, Silent Auction, Box Lunch (with purchase)


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.

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Federation of Genealogical Societies
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California State Genealogical Alliance - Member
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Camarillo Library Workshops
Wednesday, Oct 1st
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Cathy Villa will speak on becoming a DAR member
Orange County Calif. Genealogical Society - Gena Philibert-Ortega
Saturday, Oct 4th
10:00 am
Orange County California Genealogical Society: “Research Your Family History in Digitized Books” and “Finding Images to Tell the Story of ...
Santa Barbara Co Genealogical Society - Mini-Seminar, Jo Arnspiger
Saturday, Oct 4th
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
"Discover Your Female Ancestor's Stories", Jo Arnspiger Download: FLYER for MINI-SEMINAR  
L. A. Jewish Genealogy Society - David Laskin
Sunday, Oct 5th
2:00 pm
“From Family History to History: Bridging the Gap Using Genealogy,” by David Laskin, Sunday, October 5, 2:00 p.m., at the ...
Corona Genealogical Society - Linda Serna
Monday, Oct 6th
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
“The War of 1812,” presented by Linda Serna, Monday, October 6, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Corona Public Library, ...
Fullerton - Family History Month Special Presentation - Jamie Mayhew
Wednesday, Oct 8th
7:00 pm
“Exploring,” by Jamie Mayhew (parking on Amerige)..
Genealogical Society of North Orange Co - Barbara Renick
Wednesday, Oct 15th
7:00 pm
“Seven Rules for Successful Online Searching” by Barbara Renick,