Events

Jan
3
Wed
Weds Workshop – Genealogy Workshops @ Camarillo Library Community Room
Jan 3 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Happy New Year!  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.  Shirley Leslie will lead the group in a discussion of what each one’s genealogical focus for 2024 will be.


[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.]

Jan
6
Sat
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 @ jvenegasgenealogy@gmail.com or Nancy Lehnhardt @ nancylgenealogy@gmail.com

 

Jan
10
Wed
Weds Workshop – Barriers To Success @ on Zoom
Jan 10 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Topic:  Barriers To Success (Besides Brick Walls) – Get It Off Your Chest!

Now that you’ve set your 2024 genealogical goals, how can you be more productive in accomplishing them? The group will crowd-source solving obstacles that irk us the most when researching our ancestors, organizing materials, or using genealogy tools (such as software), or repositories (like libraries, archives, and online databases).  Bring your current ‘bump in the road’ and let’s see if we can’t help get you over it.

[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.]

Jan
17
Wed
Weds Workshop – DNA Clusters @ on Zoom
Jan 17 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Lauran Elam will demonstrate how to identify DNA cluster groups towards solving your brick wall mysteries.  Learn the patterns to look for in your matches that will turn strangers into family you never knew before.


[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.]

Jan
24
Wed
Weds Workshop – Follow-up Discussion to General Meeting @ on Zoom
Jan 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
This will be a discussion in follow-up to the general meeting held on January 20th, “10 Must Haves for Genealogy and Family History Success,” presented by Thomas McEntee.  See website for 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.]

Jan
31
Wed
Weds Workshop – Genealogy Workshops @ Camarillo Library Community Room
Jan 31 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Bonus in-person meeting. 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 Community Room. All our workshops are open to our members and the public.]

Feb
7
Wed
Weds Workshop – Facebook for Genealogists @ on Zoom
Feb 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Topic:  Facebook for Genealogists

Join us for a discussion on the many ways Facebook can benefit a genealogist’s research.  From locating DNA matches to sharing information to perusing in a group that features a place where your ancestor lived, Facebook can be a gold mine of unexpected discoveries.


[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.]

Feb
10
Sat
VCGS Mexican American Special Interest Group @ On Zoom
Feb 10 @ 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 January meeting was cancelled. We have rescheduled the Zoom meeting for Saturday, February 10, 2024 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

 

Feb
14
Wed
Weds Workshop – Divorce Records @ on Zoom
Feb 14 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Topic:  Divorce Records

First comes Love … then comes Marriage … then comes … … … DIVORCE????  There can be a wealth of information in separation and divorce proceedings.  Where do you find those documents?  How can you obtain copies?  Members are invited to share experiences of seeking out these sensitive records and how their unveiling added to understanding family dynamics.


[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.]

Feb
21
Wed
Weds Workshop – Follow-up Discussion to General Meeting @ on Zoom
Feb 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Discussion and additional information in follow-up to the general meeting held on February 17th.  “10 Steps for Organizing for the Busy Genealogist” presented by Cynthia Keefer Patton.  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.]