Events

Oct
4
Wed
Weds Workshop – Genealogy Workshops @ Camarillo Library Community Room
Oct 4 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

In-person meeting: Genealogy Workshop Open to the Public @ the Camarillo Library. Genealogy workshop open to the public, 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 Community Room. All our workshops are open to our members and the public.]

Oct
7
Sat
Ventura County Hispanic History: Tools and Strategies to Find Your Ancestors @ Camarillo Public Library Community Room
Oct 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

In commemoration of Hispanic Heritage Month and in collaboration with the Camarillo Public Library, the speakers will discuss Ventura County Hispanic history and heritage. Lynn Adams and Nancy Lehnhardt have deep Californio family roots, and Kathy Cano descends from multi-generations of early immigrants to Ventura County. They will convey oral, historical and social events that shaped the history of the Californios.

The speakers will also discuss the resources and tools available through the Camarillo Public Library to research your family history.

Oct
11
Wed
Weds Workshop – Immigration, Naturalization, and Ship Records @ on Zoom
Oct 11 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
What’s on them? Where do you find them? How do you get them? More are available online; many are found in federal, state or local government agencies. All are invited to share what records you’ve located and the process you used to find them and get copies.

[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
18
Wed
Weds Workshop – Orphan Records @ on Zoom
Oct 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Have you ever been drawn to a photo or document rich with information for someone else’s family?  What about an odd piece of ephemera buried in your family’s memorabilia?  Some “orphan records” — those items which have lost their original relationships — have the potential to be returned or introduced to someone who never knew they existed.  Pam Hall will share her success with reuniting these “orphans” to their better homes.  Plus, if you’re inspired to join this cause, she has a few “orphans” patiently waiting further research.  Everyone is also invited to share their own stories of solving “orphan” mysteries.


[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
21
Sat
Annual VCGS Seminar @ on Zoom
Oct 21 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

2023 Annual Seminar

Michael Lacopo

Saturday, October 21, 2023
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. This is a strong program with a good mix of topics that are relevant to all researchers. Door prizes will be awarded throughout the day and this year we will also have an online Silent Auction!

For more information and lecture topics, visit our 2023 Annual Seminar page.

Registration will open on August 16.

 


[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
Wed
Weds Workshop – Follow-up to the VCGS 2023 Seminar @ on Zoom
Oct 25 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Follow up discussion of Michael Lacopo’s presentations from the Seminar on October 21.

[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
28
Sat
VCGS DNA Special Interest Group – Mags Gaulden @ On Zoom
Oct 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
YDNA, mtDNA & mitoYDNA.org
Presenter: Mags Gaulden

Mags is a Professional Genealogist specializing in Genetic Genealogy as the founder of Grandma’s Genes in Ottawa. Growing up in a family full of family historians, Mags was primed to become a Genealogist.

After earning her Bachelors Degree from Columbia College, she began to work her own Genealogy as a “hobby”. This 35-year “hobby” eventually led her to a Leader role with WikiTree, where she currently leads: The DNA Innovators Project and The United Empire Loyalist Project. She also leads the Gaulden, McElmoyle, and Templeton Name Studies and the Gaulden, McElmoyle, and Templeton DNA Group Projects.

Mags is an international Genetic Genealogy Lecturer, Blogger, and Social Media Maven. She serves as Admin for Facebook groups including the ISOGG Facebook Group. She is a former member of the Canadian Casualty Identification Team.

Through her non-profit work with mitoYDNA.org, Mags and other genetic genealogists are providing a free and accessible YDNA and mtDNA database for the Genealogy Community. “Doing DNA Right”, mitoYDNA.org.


[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.]

Oct
31
Tue
Writing Special Interest Group @ Camarillo Library
Oct 31 @ 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.

Nov
1
Wed
Weds Workshop – Genealogy Workshops @ Camarillo Library Community Room
Nov 1 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

In-person meeting: Genealogy Workshop Open to the Public @ the Camarillo Library. Genealogy workshop open to the public, 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 Community Room. All our workshops are open to our members and the public.]

Nov
4
Sat
VCGS Mexican American Special Interest Group @ On Zoom
Nov 4 @ 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, November 4, 2023 from 10:00 a.m to 11:30 a.m. 

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