Lecture & Pot Luck Lunch – Aimee Cross @ on Zoom and in-person
Dec 16 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Presenter: Aimee Cross

“U.S. Family History in the 1700s and early 1800s – Finding Those Elusive Fathers” 

Learn initial steps and strategies to identify the fathers of those born around the beginning of the 19th century. How do you begin to find a father when you have no census or other record to indicate a relationship? What record groups can provide the answers you seek? Discover the answers to these questions and more. You can find those elusive fathers!

Aimee is a professional genealogist based in California who focuses on United States research. She has been researching for three decades. Aimee’s love of genealogy, instilled by both grandmothers, has been a lifelong gift which she strives to share with others, most recently though her YouTube channel. With the opportunity to help clients overcome brick walls, handle inherited genealogy or simply build their family tree, she is grateful for a rewarding profession. Helping others learn about their ancestors is FUN and she loves what she does!

The meeting will be a hybrid meeting. The in-person meeting will be held at the United Methodist Church located at 291 Anacapa Dr, Camarillo, CA 93010 and will consist of a pot luck lunch starting at 12:00pm, followed by the general meeting. The general meeting will begin at 1:00pm and will be streamed live via a Zoom meeting. Our speaker, Aimee Cross will be at the in-person meeting.

All our monthly lectures and workshops are free to our members and the public. Non-members should request a Zoom invitation here. Please note that we cannot respond to same-day requests.

The DNA Special Interest Group meeting will precede the general meeting from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Zoom. (One half hour earlier than usual to accommodate the earlier starting time for the pot luck.) Contact the webmaster to be added to the invitation list.

VCGS Mexican American Special Interest Group @ On Zoom
Jan 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

The VCGS Mexican-American Special Interest Group meets to discuss historical literature, research strategies and current information pertaining to Mexican-American Genealogy. We strive to encourage our members to assist one another, as well as the general public in learning about family history. Members and attendees are encouraged to propose topics for discussion and to share ideas and knowledge in Mexican-American genealogy so that we can grow as a group.

Our meetings are open to the public and you don’t have to be a VCGS member to attend. We currently meet six times a year on zoom, The meetings are held in odd months of the year, (January, March, May, July, September, and November) on the first Saturday of the month.

Our next Zoom meeting will take place on Saturday, January 6, 2024 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 

To request to attend our meeting please contact Juan Venegas @ or Nancy Lehnhardt @


Lecture – Thomas McEntee @ on Zoom
Jan 20 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Presenter: Thomas McEntee

“10 Must Haves for Genealogy and Family History Success” 

Whether you’re just “dabbling” in genealogy and researching your roots, or you’ve become a “hard core lifer” obsessed with “the hunt,” there are basic skills that family historians of all levels have in common. We’ll review those skills that can help you find success researching online or in-person.

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.

All our monthly lectures and workshops are free to our members and the public. Non-members should request a Zoom invitation here. Please note that we cannot respond to same-day requests.

There is no DNA Special Interest Group meeting this month. Our members are encouraged to attend Conejo Valley Genealogical Society’s DNA SIG this month. Contact for more information.