Events

Dec
1
Wed
Weds Workshop – Lyn Gesch Follow-Up Discussion @ on Zoom
Dec 1 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

A follow-up discussion of Lyn Gesch’s lecture on Researching Your Civil War Soldier this month. 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.]

Dec
2
Thu
Class: Different Records – Ojai Family History Center @ Ojai Family History Center (LDS)
Dec 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Introduction to Family History Series – Ojai Family History Center

Different Records

What do different types of records tell you and how to find them.

To sign up please contact Shauna Longstaff at smlongstaff@yahoo.com.

Dec
8
Wed
Weds Workshop – Salt Lake City Stories @ on Zoom
Dec 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Those who went on the trip to the Family History Library in SLC will report on what they found.


[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.]

Dec
9
Thu
Class: Interviewing – Ojai Family History Center @ Ojai Family History Center (LDS)
Dec 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Introduction to Family History Series – Ojai Family History Center

Interviewing

Journaling and interviewing family members. Get the most out of interviewing family members and yourself.

To sign up please contact Shauna Longstaff at smlongstaff@yahoo.com.

Dec
11
Sat
VCGS DNA Special Interest Group – Panel: Q&A @ On Zoom
Dec 11 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Open Forum For Questions & Answers
 
[Note date change from our regular schedule] This month will be an opportunity for our members to bring their questions about genetic genealogy and we will address them in a panel format.

[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.]
Dec
15
Wed
Weds Workshop – Members Helping Members @ on Zoom
Dec 15 @ 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.]

Dec
18
Sat
Lectures – Jean Wilcox Hibben, Thomas MacEntee @ on Zoom
Dec 18 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Presenter: Jean Wilcox Hibben

“Ghosts of Christmas Past: Traditions of our Ancestors”

This program connects some of our more common traditions in the United States to their beginnings during the time of our ancestors of various cultures and countries. As appropriate and able, it also introduces audience members to related hymns, some of which are rarely sung in the 21st Century. While appropriate for all ages, some of the history may get tiring for very young children.
 
Jean Wilcox Hibben; PhD, MA, former So. Cal. college speech professor (MA – Speech Communication; PhD – Folklore), is a national speaker and author. A member of the DAR, she is the former director and current staff trainer for the Corona, CA Family History Center, has worked on background research for two genealogy television programs, and hosts podcasts, with a couple of other genealogists, under the moniker Genealogy Journeys® (https://genjourneys.podbean.com). With over 40 years of research experience, she is a former board member of APG and past president of its So. Cal. Chapter, president of the Corona Gen. Society as well as webmaster for that same organization, and has participated on a number of other society boards. Her website: circlemending.org.
 

Second presentation:

Presenter: Thomas MacEntee

“Self-Publishing for Genealogists and Genealogy Societies”

Learn the ins and outs of the self-publishing world including vendors and providers, the self-publishing process and even how to format your printed work for e-book selling. Both genealogists and genealogical societies can benefit greatly from the “print on demand” methodology which is revolutionizing the publishing world.
 
Thomas MacEntee is a professional genealogist specializing in the use of technology and social media to improve genealogical research and as a means of interacting with others in the family history community. What happens when a “tech guy” with a love for history gets laid off during The Great Recession of 2008? You get me, Thomas MacEntee, a genealogy professional who’s also a blogger, educator, author, social media connector, marketer, network builder and more. Thomas was laid off after a 25-year career in the information technology field, so he started his own genealogy-related business called High Definition Genealogy. Currently Thomas shares many of his articles and videos for free at GenealogyBargains.com! “I’m a lifelong learner with a background in a multitude of topics and I’ve finally figured out what I do best: teach, inspire, instigate, and serve as a curator and go-to-guy for concept nurturing and inspiration. I believe in success, and that we all succeed when we help each other find success. I see things differently than most in the genealogy field; I’m almost never content with the status quo. That doesn’t mean I chase after change just for the sake of change; but when I see an opportunity to improve something and to bring more people into the genealogy sphere, that’s where you’ll find me.”
 

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

Dec
22
Wed
No Wednesday Workshop this week @ on Zoom
Dec 22 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

There will be no Wednesday Workshop this week because of the Christmas holiday.

Dec
29
Wed
No Wednesday Workshop this week @ on Zoom
Dec 29 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

There will be no Wednesday Workshop this week because of the New Year holiday.

Jan
5
Wed
Weds Workshop – Jean Wilcox Hibben & Thomas MacEntee Follow-Up Discussion @ on Zoom
Jan 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

A follow-up discussion of Jean Wilcox Hibben’s and Thomas MacEntee’s lectures this month on “Traditions of Our Ancestors” and “Self Publishing”. 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.]