Events

Oct
5
Wed
Weds Workshop – Members Helping Members @ Camarillo United Methodist Church
Oct 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Join the group to get help or offer help to someone else.  Bring your genealogy questions and problems for help from members of the group. Detailed problems that are specific to your family should be submitted in advance to the email discussion group (GENCAMLIB@googlegroups.com) with a description about what research you have done already and the research question you are trying to answer. General questions and topics for discussion may be raised in class and need not be submitted in advance.


[NOTE:  This is an in-person session!  For the first time in over two years, the Wednesday Workshop will be meeting in person in Brooks Hall at the Camarillo United Methodist Church, 291 Anacapa Drive, Camarillo.  The room is large and well-ventilated.  Wearing a mask is your personal decision. Tables will be sanitized prior to the meeting.  Feel free to bring your own beverage. Doors will open at 10:00 a.m. and the meeting will be from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. All our workshops are open to our members and the public.]

Oct
8
Sat
VCGS DNA Special Interest Group – Blaine Bettinger @ On Zoom
Oct 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

The Future of Genetic Genealogy

Genetic genealogy is a powerful new tool for genealogists, and yet this tool is only 15 years old. What will genealogy look like in 5 years? In 20 years? Based on recent trends, as well as the needs and wants of genealogists, what educated guesses can we make about the future of genealogy?

Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D., is a professional genealogist specializing in DNA evidence. In 2007 he started The Genetic Genealogist (www.thegeneticgenealogist.com), one of the earliest blogs on the topic. Blaine is the author of The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy, and co-author with Debbie Parker Wayne of the award-winning Genetic Genealogy in Practice, the world’s first genetic genealogy workbook. He also co-authored “Genetics for Genealogy” with Judy Russell in 2018’s Professional Genealogy: Preparation, Practice & Standards (ProGen PPS) (Elizabeth Shown Mills, Author and Editor).

Blaine is or has been an instructor for genetic genealogy courses at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR), Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG), Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP), and Virtual Institute of Genealogical Research. Blaine is a graduate of ProGen Study Group 21, and a trustee for the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society’s Board of Trustees.


[This meeting will be held online with Zoom and an invitation will be sent out to the VCGS DNA SIG via email about 12 hours prior to the meeting. If you are not already on the email list you may contact the webmaster at webmaster@venturacogensoc.org to be added.]

Oct
12
Wed
Weds Workshop – What’s In a Name? @ on Zoom
Oct 12 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
What’s In a Name? Ray Roth trails his ancestors from Ohio to the California gold rush in 1848.

[This meeting will be held online with Zoom and an invitation will be sent out to the VCGS Weds Workshop Googlegroup email discussion group prior to the meeting. If you are not already on the email discussion group you may contact the webmaster at webmaster@venturacogensoc.org to be added. All our workshops are open to our members and the public.]

Oct
15
Sat
Genealogy Fair @ Camarillo Library Community Room
Oct 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Genealogy Fair

Are you interested in learning more about your family? Here’s your chance to take a trip back in time to meet your ancestors! The Ventura County Genealogical Society will present a Genealogy Fair on Saturday October 15, from 1-3 pm in the library’s Community Room.

Friendly VCGS volunteers will look up online records and answer your genealogical questions. Learn about resources to discover your family history and find out what life was like for your ancestors. There will be new and used books for beginners at the VCGS Sales Table.

We hope you’ll join us for this informal, drop-in event.

 

This program is sponsored by the Camarillo Public Library.

Oct
19
Wed
Weds Workshop – Genealogy Fair Follow-up @ on Zoom
Oct 19 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Genealogy Fair follow up with open discussion on topics of speaker’s choice.

[This meeting will be held online with Zoom and an invitation will be sent out to the VCGS Weds Workshop Googlegroup email discussion group prior to the meeting. If you are not already on the email discussion group you may contact the webmaster at webmaster@venturacogensoc.org to be added. All our workshops are open to our members and the public.]

Oct
22
Sat
Annual VCGS Seminar @ on Zoom
Oct 22 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

2022 Annual Seminar

Making Sense of the Census:
An In-Depth Look at Census Records

Gena Philibert-Ortega

Saturday, October 22, 2022
8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Zoom Webinar

Join us for this year’s annual seminar, featuring one of the most sought-after speakers in genealogy. Learn how to search census records more effectively. Door prizes will be awarded throughout the day!

For more information and lecture topics and to register, visit our 2022 Annual Seminar page.


[This meeting will be held online with Zoom and an invitation will be sent out by Zoom to those who register once their registration is successfully completed. ]

Oct
25
Tue
Writing Special Interest Group @ Camarillo Library
Oct 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

The Writing Special Interest Group meets in-person at the Camarillo Library on the last Tuesday morning of each month at 10:00 am. Membership is limited to keep the group more interactive. Contact Beulah O’Neal at webmaster@venturacogensoc.org to enquire about joining the group.

Oct
26
Wed
Weds Workshop – Seminar Follow-up (Census) @ on Zoom
Oct 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Discussion about the seminar topics pertaining to using census records for research.

[This meeting will be held online with Zoom and an invitation will be sent out to the VCGS Weds Workshop Googlegroup email discussion group prior to the meeting. If you are not already on the email discussion group you may contact the webmaster at webmaster@venturacogensoc.org to be added. All our workshops are open to our members and the public.]

Nov
2
Wed
Weds Workshop – Members Helping Members @ Camarillo United Methodist Church
Nov 2 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Join the group to get help or offer help to someone else.  Bring your genealogy questions and problems for help from members of the group. Detailed problems that are specific to your family should be submitted in advance to the email discussion group (GENCAMLIB@googlegroups.com) with a description about what research you have done already and the research question you are trying to answer. General questions and topics for discussion may be raised in class and need not be submitted in advance.


[NOTE:  This is an in-person session!  Held at Brooks Hall at the Camarillo United Methodist Church, 291 Anacapa Drive, Camarillo.  The room is large and well-ventilated.  Wearing a mask is your personal decision. Tables will be sanitized prior to the meeting.  Feel free to bring your own beverage. Doors will open at 10:00 a.m. and the meeting will be from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. All our workshops are open to our members and the public.]

Nov
4
Fri
CVGS DNA Special Interest Group – What’s New at AncestryDNA @ Zoom
Nov 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
What’s New at AncestryDNA

SideView Technology, Ethnicity Inheritance, and Chromosome Painter

Virtual Meeting,  For more info, contact Colleen Yinger at csyinger@roadrunner.com 

 


[VCGS and Conejo Valley Genealogical Society DNA SIGs are coordinating topics and are alternating hosting meetings for our combined DNA SIG memberships. (Note that CVGS’s DNA SIG meets on Friday afternoons.) This meeting will be held online with Zoom and an invitation will be sent out to the CVGS DNA SIG via email about 12 hours prior to the meeting. If you are not already on the CVGS DNA SIG email list you may contact Colleen Yinger (csyinger@roadrunner.com) to be added.]