Events

Oct
19
Wed
Weds Workshop – Genealogy Fair Follow-up @ on Zoom
Oct 19 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Genealogy Fair follow up with open discussion on topics of speaker’s choice.

[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.]

Oct
22
Sat
Annual VCGS Seminar @ on Zoom
Oct 22 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

2022 Annual Seminar

Making Sense of the Census:
An In-Depth Look at Census Records

Gena Philibert-Ortega

Saturday, October 22, 2022
8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Zoom Webinar

Join us for this year’s annual seminar, featuring one of the most sought-after speakers in genealogy. Learn how to search census records more effectively. Door prizes will be awarded throughout the day!

For more information and lecture topics and to register, visit our 2022 Annual Seminar page.


[This meeting will be held online with Zoom and an invitation will be sent out by Zoom to those who register once their registration is successfully completed. ]

Oct
25
Tue
Writing Special Interest Group @ Camarillo Library
Oct 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Writing Special Interest Group meets in-person at the Camarillo Library on the last Tuesday morning of each month at 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Membership is limited to keep the group more interactive. Contact Beulah O’Neal at webmaster@venturacogensoc.org to enquire about joining the group.

Oct
26
Wed
Weds Workshop – Seminar Follow-up (Census) @ on Zoom
Oct 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Discussion about the seminar topics pertaining to using census records for research.

[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.]

Nov
2
Wed
Weds Workshop – Members Helping Members @ Camarillo United Methodist Church
Nov 2 @ 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.


[NOTE:  This is an in-person session!  Held at Brooks Hall at the Camarillo United Methodist Church, 291 Anacapa Drive, Camarillo.  The room is large and well-ventilated.  Wearing a mask is your personal decision. Tables will be sanitized prior to the meeting.  Feel free to bring your own beverage. Doors will open at 10:00 a.m. and the meeting will be from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. All our workshops are open to our members and the public.]

Nov
4
Fri
CVGS DNA Special Interest Group – What’s New at AncestryDNA @ Zoom
Nov 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
What’s New at AncestryDNA

We will explore Ancestry’s latest features including SideView Technology, Ethnicity Inheritance, Ethnicity Chromosome Painter, and Matches by Parent. We will show how to use these new features and discuss how these tools may be helpful in your genealogy research.

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.]

Nov
5
Sat
VCGS Mexican American Special Interest Group @ On Zoom
Nov 5 @ 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. The exception being Jan 1 due to the New Year’s Day holiday.

Hopefully, some of our members will showcase and discuss their work with Google My Maps. We will continue to discuss: Mexico and Mexican American stories of World War II. (Part II)

To request to attend our meeting please contact Juan Venegas @ jvenegasgenealogy@gmail.com or Nancy Lehnhardt @ nancylgenealogy@gmail.com

 

Nov
9
Wed
Weds Workshop – Free Masonry, Part One @ on Zoom
Nov 9 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Free Masonry, Part One   Norman Bambridge will join us from England to present this interesting historical perspective.

[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.]

Nov
16
Wed
Technology Special Interest Group @ Online using Zoom
Nov 16 @ 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, worth@ucla.edu, 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.]

Nov
19
Sat
Lectures – Craig R. Scott & Baerbel Johnson @ on Zoom
Nov 19 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Presenter: Craig R. Scott

“Researching Your Revolutionary War Ancestor” 

Follow your Revolutionary War ancestor through available records from enlistment, service, pension and bounty land.
Craig R. Scott, CG, FUGA is President and CEO of Heritage Books, Inc., a genealogical publishing firm with over 8,500 titles in print. A researcher for more than thirty years, he specializes in the records of the National Archives, problem solving, genealogical skill building and publishing. He has been lecturing steadily since the 1990 National Genealogical Society Conference in Crystal City at local, state, and national levels. He has coordinated lecture tracks at IGHR, SLIG and GRIP. He was awarded the Grahame T. Smallwood, Jr. Award by APG in 2008 and the UGA Silver Tray Award in 2009. A nationally known lecturer and educator he has appeared in the Ancestry Show and the Neil Leherer News Hour. He brings enthusiasm and a wealth of knowledge to each engagement.
Second presentation:

Presenter: Baerbel Johnson

Using Historical newspapers to learn more about your German Ancestor” (German SIG) 

Historical newspapers are a wonderful new resource for the family historian!

They may include notices of births, marriages, or deaths, but also property sales, patents given for new inventions, business licenses requested, intentions to emigrate, and much more. Your ancestor may even be mentioned in a news article. Historical information adds color to your family history. This presentation will discuss how to find local and regional newspapers and gives lots of examples of how they can be useful in family history research.

Baerbel K. Johnson, AG, is a professional genealogist and works at the Family History Library as International Research Consultant. She holds degrees in Family and Local History Studies and Sociology from BYU, and has more than twenty years of extensive experience in European family history research with emphasis on Germany. She has published a number of journal articles, contributed material for several books, and lectured at various conferences. Her personal interest is in “putting flesh on the genealogical skeleton” by placing each individual within a proper social and historical context.

Baerbel is a member of NGS, the German Professional Genealogists Association, the German Society for Computer Genealogy, and SGGEE. She is also a member of and commissioner for ICAPGen.


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 webmaster@venturacogensoc.org for more information.