Ventura County Genealogical Society

Who Do You Think You Are?

Family History Conference
Saturday, May 17, 2014
8:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Ventura Family History Center
3501 Loma Vista Rd., Ventura, CA 93003
Classes are FREE!
Teaching staff from the Los Angeles Family History Library will present classes selected from their Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced Courses.
Please sign up for classes you plan to attend by sending an email to
Tom Shilton at
Your confirmation email will have class outlines attached.

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. 


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.
Half of your total paid will go to support the FGS and hundreds of local member societies that need your help!
DNA Testing at Group Rates

April Board Meeting
Monday, Apr. 21st
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Hosted by Caron Tait & Phil Crow.
Ventura Family History Class
Thursday, Apr. 24th
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Presenter: Bonnie Petrovich
Topic: Beginning Family Tree
FREE to the public.
San Luis Obispo Co Gen Soc
Saturday, May. 3rd
1:45 pm
Main Program: Courthouse Records in Cyberspace by Junel Davidsen.
For location and more info, see web site: