Events

Jun
1
Wed
Weds Workshop – Members Helping Members @ on Zoom
Jun 1 @ 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.


[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.]

Jun
8
Wed
Weds Workshop – Freemasonry Part I @ on Zoom
Jun 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Freemasonry Part I, presented by Norman Bambridge.


[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.]

Jun
15
Wed
Weds Workshop – Stories of Our Forefathers @ on Zoom
Jun 15 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

As we prepare to celebrate Father’s Day, we will share memories and stories of male ancestors, their lives and the research trail that led you to them.


[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.]

Jun
18
Sat
VCGS DNA Special Interest Group – Leah Larkin @ On Zoom
Jun 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
What Are The Odds? (WATO)

What Are the Odds? (WATO) is a revolutionary tool for “targets” with unknown parentage (or grandparentage). It lets you incorporate shared autosomal DNA data from multiple matches and multiple testing companies into a tree-based analysis to determine where the target most likely fits into the tree. Armed with this information, you can better economize on your research efforts and additional DNA testing. It’s a game-changer!

Leah Larkin earned her Ph.D. in biology from the University of Texas at Austin, where she used DNA to study the relationships among different species. She has worked in both academia and scientific publishing and applies those research skills daily to solving genealogical questions using DNA. Her background makes her uniquely qualified to analyze your DNA results to reveal your family history.


[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.]

Lecture – Tina Beaird & John Callahan @ on Zoom
Jun 18 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Presenter: Tina Beaird

“Old McDonald Had a Farm: Using farming Records in Your Genealogy”

 

Farm records can be an insightful tool for understanding your ancestor’s
place in the world. Were they wealthy, prosperous farmers or scratch farming to survive? Agricultural census, land records and mortgage books, court records, farm directories, newspapers, and personal ledgers and diaries can each provide an additional layer of insight into your family tree.

Tina Beaird is the owner of Tamarack Genealogy and is the Genealogy/Local History Librarian at the Plainfield Public Library in Plainfield, IL. She lectures nationally on military research, Scottish records, and archival preservation. She is First Vice President of the Illinois State Genealogical Society and a Director for the Northern Illinois Historical League and the Illinois State Historical Records Advisory Board. Tina volunteers her time with several local historical and genealogical societies scanning and indexing historic records. Occasionally, Tina finds time to research her own family tree, which she has been pursuing for over 25 years. She is a baseball fanatic and she and her family have visited 22 out of 30 Major League ballparks.

Second presentation:

Presenter:

John Callahan

“What’s New With Snagit?”

John Callahan will fill us in on new features for SnagIt, the screen capture and graphic editing tool for which VCGS has a site license.

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.

Jun
22
Wed
Weds Workshop – Follow-up to general meeting @ on Zoom
Jun 22 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

This meeting will offer an opportunity to further discuss farm records relating to genealogy. Also, we will discuss Snagit, the screen capture and graphic editing tool for which VCGS has a site license.


[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.]

Jun
29
Wed
Weds Workshop – Chronicling a Life in a Newspaper Timeline @ on Zoom
Jun 29 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Ray Roth will discuss and share with the group how he used online newspaper resources to establish a family timeline.


[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.]

Jul
6
Wed
Weds Workshop – Members Helping Members @ on Zoom
Jul 6 @ 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.


[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.]

Jul
8
Fri
CVGS DNA Special Interest Group – Using Airtable in Your DNA Research – Shirley Vivion @ Zoom
Jul 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Using Airtable in Your DNA Research – Shirley Vivion

TBA

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.]

Jul
13
Wed
Weds Workshop – Lineage Organizations @ on Zoom
Jul 13 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

You are invited to share your experiences with lineage organizations such as DAR, SAR, Mayflower Society, Swedish Colonial Society, Huguenot Society and any others you know of.


[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.]