Events

May
1
Wed
Weds Workshop – Genealogy Workshops @ Camarillo Library
May 1 @ 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. Special Feature Today: screening of the YouTube video “A Tale of Two Christine-Christina’s” followed by a Q&A with the program’s creator Linda Andersson.


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

May
8
Wed
Weds Workshop – How to Produce Your Own Genealogy YouTube Video @ on Zoom
May 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Topic: How to Produce Your Own Genealogy YouTube Video

Following up on last week’s screening, Linda Andersson will step us through the process of how to turn your genealogy research into entertaining videos for your family. She’ll describe the production tools and resources she uses to bring her ancestors’ stories to life from topic and script, through narration, visuals, and music, to final edited program. Then you can even make them available on YouTube to share privately or publicly. Transform your family’s legacy onto a new platform of storytelling to complement the charts, books, records, photos and documents you’ve collected.


[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
15
Wed
Weds Workshop – Maps @ on Zoom
May 15 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Topic: Maps

What maps and map websites do you frequent when researching your family? Where have you found historic maps for the US or your immigrant ancestors’ birthplaces? Come share what, where, and how you’ve found the maps that have given you a better understanding of 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.]

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.]

May
22
Wed
Weds Workshop – Follow-up Discussion to General Meeting @ on Zoom
May 22 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Discussion and additional information in follow-up to the general meeting held on May 18th, “How to Write Ancestral Stories Your Relatives Will Want to Read” presented by Pam Vestal, and “Record Types for Mexican and Spanish Colonial Genealogy Research” presented by Moises Garza. See website for more details on their topics.


[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
29
Wed
Weds Workshop – Your Family and the Civil War @ on Zoom
May 29 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Topic: Your Family and the Civil War

Many have collected records of Union or Confederate ancestors, but those soldiers and sailors weren’t the only ones in the crossfire. How did the Civil War impact the non-military members of your family? Were they doctors, nurses, privateers, farmers, ranchers, miners, trades people, wives, mothers, … politicians? Each in their own way suffered and supported the war effort, economy, the community, and their families during those turbulent years. What are their stories?


[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
5
Wed
Weds Workshop – Genealogy Workshops @ Camarillo Library
Jun 5 @ 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.]

Jun
12
Wed
Weds Workshop – Celebrating Male Ancestors @ on Zoom
Jun 12 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Topic: Celebrating Male Ancestors

To celebrate ‘Fathers Day,’ let’s hear about some of your male ancestors through photos and memorabilia. Do you have a favorite uncle? Did you find a male ancestor with an unusual occupation? Have you discovered a forefather with a surprising secret? Bring those pictures and treasures for an entertaining and informative family legend swap-a-thon.


[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
19
Wed
Weds Workshop – Follow-up Discussion to General Meeting @ on Zoom
Jun 19 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Discussion and additional information in follow-up to the general meeting held on June 15th, “AI Genealogy: The Basics and a Bit Beyond” presented by Steve Little. See website for more details on his 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.]

Jun
26
Wed
Weds Workshop – Making the Most of Local Resources @ on Zoom
Jun 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Topic: Making the Most of Local Resources

Have you taken full advantage of local libraries or historical and genealogical societies when researching an ancestor? How about a local museum, trade association, or religious organization? These entities have materials – records, photos, history – original sources that haven’t been digitized and aren’t available anywhere else. What successes have you had with discoveries found in local resources?


[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.]