Events

Nov
5
Fri
CVGS DNA Special Interest Group – latest changes and improvements to the major DNA testing sites @ Zoom
Nov 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Latest changes and improvements  to the major DNA testing sites (Ancestry, MyHeritage, FTDNA, and 23andMe)
The meeting will take place on Friday, November 5, 1:00 pm, via Zoom. Join us as this is a great topic for both new and experienced users!

[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.]

Dec
18
Sat
VCGS DNA Special Interest Group – Panel: Q&A @ On Zoom
Dec 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Open Forum For Questions & Answers
 
This month will be an opportunity for our members to bring their questions about genetic genealogy and we will address them in a panel format.

[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.]
Feb
19
Sat
Lectures – Drew Smith @ on Zoom
Feb 19 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Presenter: Drew Smith

“AncestryDNA Today”

VCGS General Meeting Lecture sponsored by the DNA SIG
AncestryDNA continues to add new tools to help with matching other testers, categorizing the matches into groups, and discovering the right relationships. This presentation focuses on how to use the latest AncestryDNA tools (ThruLines, groups, etc.) to identify relatives near and distant.
 
Drew Smith has been a librarian in the Academic Services department at the University of South Florida (USF) Tampa Library since 2007. Between 1994 and 2007, he was an instructor for the USF School of Library and Information Science (now the School of Information), where he taught undergraduate-level courses in library/Internet research skills and website design, and graduate-level courses in genealogical librarianship and indexing/abstracting. Prior to 1994, Drew worked for academic computing departments at USF and at Clemson University in South Carolina. Drew regularly speaks at conferences and meetings of national, state, and local genealogy societies, especially on topics linking genealogy and technology. Together with George G. Morgan, Drew has been the co-host of The Genealogy Guys Podcast since September 2005. Beginning in 2016, he hosts the Genealogy Connections Podcast, which alternates weeks with The Genealogy Guys Podcast.
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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 the VCGS DNA Special Interest Group is sponsoring Drew Smith’s first talk today. There will be no DNA SIG meeting at 10:30 AM.

Mar
19
Sat
Lectures – Julie Huffman @ on Zoom
Mar 19 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Presenter: Julie Huffman

“The Secret Genealogy Collection at Los Angeles Public Library”

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All our monthly lectures and workshops are free to our members and the public. Non-members should request a Zoom invitation here.


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.