Events

Jul
28
Wed
Weds Workshop – Moises Garza Lectures Follow-Up Discussion @ on Zoom
Jul 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

A follow-up discussion of Moises Garza’s lectures on July 17 about Ancestry.com search strategies and Mexican border crossing cards. Attendees are encouraged to bring their comments and questions.


[This meeting will be held online with Zoom and an invitation will be sent out to the VCGS Weds Workshop Googlegroup email discussion group just prior to the meeting around 10 AM. If you are not already on the email discussion group you may contact the webmaster at webmaster@venturacogensoc.org to be added.]

Aug
4
Wed
Weds Workshop – When & Why I Got Interested In Genealogy” @ on Zoom
Aug 4 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Fran will lead a discussion with group members contributing their stories about when and why they became interested in genealogy.


[This meeting will be held online with Zoom and an invitation will be sent out to the VCGS Weds Workshop Googlegroup email discussion group just prior to the meeting around 10 AM. If you are not already on the email discussion group you may contact the webmaster at webmaster@venturacogensoc.org to be added.]

Aug
11
Wed
Weds Workshop – Members Helping Members @ on Zoom
Aug 11 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

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.


[This meeting will be held online with Zoom and an invitation will be sent out to the VCGS Weds Workshop Googlegroup email discussion group just prior to the meeting around 10 AM. If you are not already on the email discussion group you may contact the webmaster at webmaster@venturacogensoc.org to be added.]

Aug
18
Wed
Weds Workshop – Two Family Human Interest Stories @ on Zoom
Aug 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Brian will be sharing a story about his family’s connection with President Calvin Coolidge; and Dalya will share about her family’s experiences during the Teheran Children’s March


[This meeting will be held online with Zoom and an invitation will be sent out to the VCGS Weds Workshop Googlegroup email discussion group just prior to the meeting around 10 AM. If you are not already on the email discussion group you may contact the webmaster at webmaster@venturacogensoc.org to be added.]

Aug
21
Sat
VCGS DNA Special Interest Group – GEDmatch Demo @ On Zoom
Aug 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Demonstration & Discussion: GEDmatch

We will be demonstrating GEDmatch and discussing some of its uses to genealogists. Bring your questions for a Q&A session too!


[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.]

Lectures – Judy Janes @ on Zoom
Aug 21 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Presenter: Judy Janes

“Discover Family History in Online Newspapers”


Newspapers offer a broad range of information about our families. They reveal information that may not have been recorded anywhere else. While genealogists commonly use them to find marriages and deaths, newspapers also published stories about social happenings, legal matters, travel, advertisements, and important community events that shaped our ancestors’ day-to-day lives. Digital newspaper collections have proliferated in recent years, and are searchable by name, keyword, or date. Come learn how to use this powerful new tool to uncover fascinating stories about your families.
Judy Janes is a past President of the Ventura County Genealogical Society, and currently serves on the Executive Board. Judy is a third-generation Californian who has been doing genealogical research for 27 years. She has successfully tracked several of her 17th century immigrant ancestors back to their roots in France, Holland, England, and Germany.
 
 
 
Second presentation:

Presenter: Debra Dudek

“Discovering your UK/Irish Roots Online”

Websites and Resources for English, Welsh, Irish and Scottish Ancestry There is no such thing as “one stop genealogy shopping”! This program will lead you through the resources and search techniques for the three big UK and Irish databases: FindMyPast, ScotlandsPeople and RootsIreland. Learn what’s new on these databases, how you can apply them to your research and how privacy and information rights impact your quest for records.
 
Debra M. Dudek is Head of Adult and Teen Services at the Fountaindale Public Library District in Bolingbrook, IL. Ms. Dudek specializes in World War I, UK genealogy, and technology topics.
 
 

All our monthly lectures and workshops are free to our members and the public. Non-members should request a Zoom invitation here.


The DNA Special Interest Group meeting will precede the general meeting from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM on Zoom. Contact the webmaster to be added to the invitation list.

Aug
25
Wed
Weds Workshop – Judy Janes Lecture Follow-Up Discussion @ on Zoom
Aug 25 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

A follow-up discussion of Judy Jane’s lecture this month about discovering family history in online newspapers. Attendees are encouraged to bring their comments and questions.


[This meeting will be held online with Zoom and an invitation will be sent out to the VCGS Weds Workshop Googlegroup email discussion group just prior to the meeting around 10 AM. If you are not already on the email discussion group you may contact the webmaster at webmaster@venturacogensoc.org to be added.]

Sep
1
Wed
Weds Workshop – “No, We’re Not Related” @ on Zoom
Sep 1 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Sandy Hall will talk about her interesting experience with someone who insisted they are related, even though they’re not!


[This meeting will be held online with Zoom and an invitation will be sent out to the VCGS Weds Workshop Googlegroup email discussion group just prior to the meeting around 10 AM. If you are not already on the email discussion group you may contact the webmaster at webmaster@venturacogensoc.org to be added.]

Sep
8
Wed
Weds Workshop – Members Helping Members @ on Zoom
Sep 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

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.


[This meeting will be held online with Zoom and an invitation will be sent out to the VCGS Weds Workshop Googlegroup email discussion group just prior to the meeting around 10 AM. If you are not already on the email discussion group you may contact the webmaster at webmaster@venturacogensoc.org to be added.]

Sep
10
Fri
CVGS DNA Special Interest Group – Using DNA to Confirm a Lineage Proof @ Zoom
Sep 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Using DNA Analysis to Confirm a Lineage Proof
The meeting will take place on Friday, September 10, 1:00 pm, via Zoom. Note this meeting is one week later than usual due to the Labor Day holiday. Join us as Bill Marlatt goes through his use of DNA to prove his lineage.

[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.]