Ventura County Genealogical Society


Free Lecture

Saturday,  March 17, 2018
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Camarillo Public Library, 4101 E. Las Posas Rd, Camarillo, CA
Presenter: Jane Neff Rollins
"Dating Your 20th Century Family Photos"
Jane Neff Rollins is a medical writer and professional genealogist who cried when she first saw her grandfather s name on the 1900 census. She has researched in archives in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Washington DC, and Israel. Although she can no longer read Tolstoy s War and Peace in the original Russian, she has transliterated 19th century Russian documents into English for several online databases, and translates Russian documents from the 19th century for clients. Jane started speaking about genealogy professionally in 2012. She has presented at the International Assosciation of Jewish Genealogical Societies in Paris (2012), Boston (2013), Salt Lake (2014), and Jerusalem (2015), and to multiple societies in Southern California. She has also presented two webinars for the Southern California Genealogical Society. Jane's writing has appeared in RootsKey (the JGSLA newsletter), the LA Jewish Journal, Reed, and medical trade magazines. Jane belongs to the Genealogical Speakers Guild, the Association of Professional Genealogists, and several local societies.
Workshop following the lecture:
"Snagit 2018"
Presenter: John Callahan
Snagit is a program that runs on Windows or MacOS that facilitates capturing images on your screen and editing them. John will provide a workshop to help us improve our Snagit skills. He will review the basics as it applies to your genealogy work. Then he will update us on the new 2018 version. Even if you've never seen how Snagit works, you will find this workshop fascinating as well as helpful.
All our monthly lectures and workshops are free to our members and the public.
The DNA Special Interest Group meeting will precede the general meeting from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM at the Camarillo Library, 4101 Las Posas Rd, Camarillo.


Benefits of Membership

  • Monthly lectures and workshops with talented and exciting speakers.
  • Yearly Fall seminar. Review our EVENTS page to keep informed of our upcoming activities.
  • Our monthly newsletter. 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. Library volunteers are regularly scheduled to help you use the collection, answer genealogy questions, or get you started with genealogy. 

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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