Events

Mar
6
Wed
Weds Workshop – Genealogy Workshops @ Camarillo Library
Mar 6 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Open to the Public @ the Camarillo Library.  Membership in VCGS not required.  Join us for help or to offer help to someone else.  Bring your research questions and a description of the research that you have already done.  General questions and topics for discussion are always welcome.


[This meeting will be held in person at the Camarillo Public Library. All our workshops are open to our members and the public.]

Mar
8
Fri
CVGS DNA Special Interest Group – Colleen Fitzpatrick @ Zoom
Mar 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
“Abraham Lincoln DNA Project”
Colleen Fitzpatrick

 

Colleen Fitzpatrick, PhD, founder of Identifinders International, is a forensic genealogist who has been recognized for her work with the Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory on identifying the remains found in the Alaskan crash of Northwest Flight 4422. She has consulted on many high profile DNA identification efforts including the identification of the Unknown Child on the Titanic and the Amelia Earhart Project. She is currently the genealogist on the Abraham Lincoln DNA project.

Virtual Meeting,  For more info, contact Colleen Yinger at dna@conejovalleygenealogicalsociety.org


[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 (dna@conejovalleygenealogicalsociety.org) to be added.]

Mar
13
Wed
Weds Workshop – Spanish-America War (1898) / Indian Wars (1609-1924) @ on Zoom
Mar 13 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Topic: Spanish-America War (1898) / Indian Wars (1609-1924)

Do you have an ancestor that fought in the Spanish-American War (1898) or the Indian Wars (aka the Frontier Wars or the American Indian Wars, 1609-1924)?  Please come and share their story so we can honor their service to the building of our great country.


[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.]

Mar
20
Wed
Weds Workshop – Follow-up Discussion to General Meeting @ on Zoom
Mar 20 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Discussion and additional information in follow-up to the general meeting held on March 16th.  “Railroad Records and Railroad History: Methods for Tracking” presented by Paula Stuart-Warren.  See website for more details on her topic.


[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.]

Mar
27
Wed
Technology Special Interest Group @ Online using Zoom
Mar 27 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

The VCGS Technology Special Interest Group uses a workshop format. Attendees are encouraged to raise topics they need help with or that they would like to know more about and our members will chip in to offer advice and ideas. Our meetings are open to the public. Leaders are Ray Roth and Don Worth. Contact Don Worth, webmaster@venturacogensoc.org, if you would like to join us.


[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.]

Apr
3
Wed
Weds Workshop – Genealogy Workshops @ Camarillo Library
Apr 3 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Open to the Public @ the Camarillo Library.  Membership in VCGS not required.  Join us for help or to offer help to someone else.  Bring your research questions and a description of the research that you have already done.  General questions and topics for discussion are always welcome.


[This meeting will be held in person at the Camarillo Public Library. All our workshops are open to our members and the public.]

Apr
10
Wed
Weds Workshop – Tax Records @ on Zoom
Apr 10 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Topic: Tax Records

From Benjamin Franklin: “… in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and TAXES.”  So let’s check into those historic records to find out more about our ancestors’ lives.  Do you know where to find them?  What did they tell you about your family’s history?


[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.]

Apr
17
Wed
Weds Workshop – Using YouTube as a Genealogical Resource @ on Zoom
Apr 17 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Topic: Using YouTube as a Genealogical Resource

There are hundreds – maybe thousands – of YouTube recordings that can boost your genealogical research to new levels of success.  We’ll explore a sample of what’s out there, how to search for them, and exchange tips on which ones helped you the most.


[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.]

Apr
24
Wed
Weds Workshop – Follow-up Discussion to General Meeting @ on Zoom
Apr 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Discussion and additional information in follow-up to the general meeting held on April 20thTOPIC:TBD ” [“speaker” TBD ].  See website for more details on the topic.


[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.]

May
17
Fri
CVGS DNA Special Interest Group – Colleen Yinger @ Zoom
May 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
“What’s New at the DNA Testing Sites”
Colleen Yinger

 

The major DNA testing sites frequently add new features and tools, particularly around the time of the annual Family Search RootsTech conference in early March.  At our May meeting, we will review what’s new at the major testing sites:  Ancestry, 23andMe, MyHeritage, FamilyTreeDNA, and Living DNA.  Be prepared to jump in and share your favorite new capabilities and how they are helping break down brick walls in your family tree!

Virtual Meeting,  For more info, contact Colleen Yinger at dna@conejovalleygenealogicalsociety.org


[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 (dna@conejovalleygenealogicalsociety.org) to be added.]