Ventura County Genealogical Society


Due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, all VCGS in-person events have been cancelled for the month of April. We plan to reevaluate the situation for May closer to that time. We will not hold our General Meeting and lecture on April 18, nor will we hold Wednesday class meetings, breakouts or Special Interest Group meetings until circumstances improve. We apologize for the inconvenience, but we want to be considerate of the health of our members and the public at large.

VCGS lists events for other genealogical societies on our web site but we may not have received notification of cancellations. In this time of uncertainty we urge you to check with those societies before attending their events.



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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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.
National Genealogical Society NGS The National Genealogical Society was organized in Washington, D.C. in 1903. NGS's mission is to serve and grow the genealogical community by providing education and training, fostering increased quality and standards, and promoting access to and preservation of genealogical records.
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Santa Barbara County Genealogical Society - SEMINAR - Tom Jones *** CANCELLED ***
Saturday, Apr. 4th
8:00 am to 4:00 pm

DNA - Breakout Workshop *** CANCELLED ***
Wednesday, Apr. 8th
10:30 am to 11:30 am
BREAKOUT CANCELLED Ray Roth and/or Don Worth will work with those who would like help interpreting their DNA results. Limited ...

Mexican American Special Interest Group Meeting *** CANCELLED ***
Saturday, Apr. 11th
10:00 am to 11:30 am
CANCELLED   This group is devoted to the researching of ancestors from Mexico, Spain and other Spanish speaking countries. We ...

Writing for Genealogy - Breakout Workshop *** CANCELLED ***
Wednesday, Apr. 15th
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
CANCELLED Beulah will work with those interested in writing family stories. The group meets monthly but is limited to 5 ...

VCGS DNA Special Interest Group Meeting *** CANCELLED ***
Saturday, Apr. 18th
10:30 am to 11:30 am
  *** THE DNA SIG HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR APRIL***   All VCGS in-person events have been cancelled for the ...

VCGS general meeting - Julie Huffman *** CANCELLED ***
Saturday, Apr. 18th
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  OUR GENERAL MEETING IS CANCELLED THIS MONTH   Presenter: Julie Huffman   "The Secret Genealogy Collection at Los Angelss ...

Roots Magic Users Group - Breakout Workshop *** CANCELLED ***
Wednesday, Apr. 22nd
10:30 am to 11:30 am
CANCELLED Members who use Roots Magic (Windows) as their genealogy program will get together to share information about its use. ...