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Saturday, January 18
VCGS DNA Special Interest Group Meeting  (VCGS DNA SIG)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Camarillo Library, 4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo
 
Format: DNA Stories & Questions and Answers 
 
Join us for discussion on using DNA results to further your genealogy research. 


Saturday, January 18
Santa Barbara County Genealogical Society - John Schmal  (Other Genealogical Events)
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
First Presbyterian Church, 21 E. Constance at State Street, Santa Barbara
“Finding Your Roots in Mexico”
 
John Schmal will present “Finding Your Roots in Mexico” at the Saturday, January 18th monthly meeting at the First Presbyterian Church, 21 E. Constance at State Street, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm.
 
This presentation will assist those who wish to learn how to trace their roots in Mexico and show attendees how to access the records of their Mexican ancestors online and give them pointers about how to use that information once they have located it.
 
John P. Schmal is an historian, genealogist, and lecturer. He specializes in the genealogical research and Indigenous history of several Mexican states, especially Chihuahua, Nayarit Zacatecas, Jalisco and Guanajuato. He is also the author of several books, including Mexican-American Genealogical Research: Following the Paper Trail to Mexico (Heritage Books, 2002) and The Journey to Latino Political Representation (Heritage Books, 2007). In addition to being a Genealogical Society of Hispanic America (GSHA) member, he serves on the board of the Society of Hispanic Historical Ancestral Research (SHHAR).


Saturday, January 18
VCGS general meeting - Hal Bookbinder  (General Meetings)
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Camarillo Public Library, 4101 E. Las Posas Rd, Camarillo, CA
 
Presenter: Hal Bookbinder
 
"Changing Borders of Eastern Europe"
 
As Russia expanded west, it absorbed millions of Jews. This talk examines Russia’s efforts to limit the Jews and the associated border changes impacting our ancestors. With them, town names, record-keeping and archive locations might change. This overview may help researchers in determining where records might be located, their format and languages.
 
Hal writes and lectures extensively on diverse genealogical topics, including border changes, migration, citizenship, safe computing, Jewish culture and Jewish history. He has identified over 4,000 relatives to the mid-1700s in modern Ukraine. Other roots reach into adjacent areas of Moldova, Poland, Belarus and Russia. He has served as president of the IAJGS and has been honored with its Lifetime Achievement Award. Professionally, he is a healthcare IT director, a university instructor and directs a recovery-to-work training program. Hal and his family reside in the Los Angeles area. Check out his articles on safe genealogical computing.
 
Second presentation:
 
"Butcher, Baker & Candlestick Maker: The Guild System of Old Europe"
Presenter: Lyn Gesch
 
Our ancestors had work lives. Those who were craftsmen, merchants, even farmers, since the 12th century likely worked within the system of guilds. This applies to those with origins in Europe or in colonies of European countries. In this talk, Lyn will cover different kinds of guilds, what they provided in benefits to members, how one got to be a member, and what kinds of rules members had to comply with. We will also look at how a typical craftsman’s shop would be set up and the roles different workers would have.
 
Lyn Gesch is a VCGS member and has held several positions on the Executive Board in the past. She is involved in the Wednesday genealogy class and the German Special Interest Group. She specializes in German ancestry research and has published articles on German immigrants in American wars in the Missouri Historical Review and the Kansas History journals.
 
 
All our monthly lectures and workshops are free to our members and the public.
 
The DNA Special Interest Group meeting will precede the general meeting from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM at the Camarillo Library, 4101 Las Posas Rd, Camarillo. 


Monday, January 20 through Friday, January 24
Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy - Chinese Ancestry  (Other Genealogical Events)
Salt Lake City, Utah
Chinese Ancestry: Research Methods and Sources
 
Chinese Ancestry: Research Methods and Sources is a week-long institute course taught by experts in the field and will focus on the records, tools and resources needed to discover Chinese ancestry. Kelly Summers, MS, AG, course coordinator, has invited some of the nations' top Chinese research experts to join her:
 
Stefani Evans, CG
Anthony King
Eric Leach, MA
Marisa Louis Lee
Lena Stout
Mel Thatcher, PhD
 
The Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy is held in Salt lake City, Utah, where attendees have access to the Family History Library and its wealth of genealogical records from all over the world. To learn more about our Chinese Ancestry course, read our post, "Discover Your Chinese Ancestry," or view a video interview about the course from Kelly Summers here: Chinese Ancestry: Research Methods and Sources. To view the daily schedule for the course go here: SLIG 2020 Course Descriptions.


Wednesday, January 22
Legacy Users Group - Breakout Workshop  (Camarillo Library Breakouts)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Camarillo Library, 4101 Las Posas Rd, Camarillo (2nd floor study room)
Members who use Legacy (Windows) as their genealogy program will get together to share information about its use. Limited to 5 attendees. You may wish to reserve your spot by sending an email to webkeeper@venturacogensoc.org in advance.


Wednesday, January 22
Discussion: Changing Borders of Eastern Europe/Guilds - Weds Class  (Camarillo Library Workshops)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Camarillo Library, 4101 E. Las Posas Rd, Camarillo, computer lab (2nd floor)
Ken will lead a discussion of the lectures given at the general meeting the previous Saturday.


Wednesday, January 29
Snag-It Users Group - Breakout Workshop  (Camarillo Library Breakouts)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Camarillo Library, 4101 Las Posas Rd, Camarillo
John Callahan will lead a group in the use of the Snag-It utility. The group is limited to 5 participants. If you wish to join you may send an email to webkeeper@venturacogensoc.org.


Wednesday, January 29
Reports on Salt Lake City Trip - Weds Class  (Camarillo Library Workshops)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Camarillo Library, 4101 E. Las Posas Rd, Camarillo, computer lab (2nd floor)
Fran will lead presentations by travelers to SLC for the annual genealoty library research trip.



Wednesday, February 5
Beginning genealogy - Breakout Workshop  (Camarillo Library Breakouts)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Camarillo Library, 4101 Las Posas Rd, Camarillo
Fran will lead a special small group session for beginners. Limited to 5 attendees. You may wish to reserve your spot by sending an email to webkeeper@venturacogensoc.org in advance.


Wednesday, February 5
Open Session For Your Questions - Weds Class  (Camarillo Library Workshops)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Camarillo Library, 4101 E. Las Posas Rd, Camarillo, computer lab (2nd floor)
Bring your genealogy questions and problems for help from members of the group.


DNA - Breakout Workshop
Wednesday, February 12
DNA - Breakout Workshop  (Camarillo Library Breakouts)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Camarillo Library, 4101 Las Posas Rd, Camarillo
Ray Roth and/or Don Worth will work with those who would like help interpreting their DNA results. Limited to 5 attendees. Please reserve your spot by sending an email to webkeeper@venturacogensoc.org in advance.


Wednesday, February 12
Library: Family Histories - Weds Class  (Camarillo Library Workshops)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Camarillo Library, 4101 E. Las Posas Rd, Camarillo, computer lab (2nd floor)
Kay will highlight the family histories in the VCGS Library. Group members who have published a family history book will describe how they did them.


Saturday, February 15
VCGS DNA Special Interest Group Meeting  (VCGS DNA SIG)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Camarillo Library, 4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo
 
DNA Snapshot: Cluster Analysis
 
Please join us for a "DNA Snapshot" presentation on Cluster Analysis. We will briefly cover ADSA, the Leeds Method, DNA2Tree, and more. The presentation will last approximately 30-40 minutes, and there will be time available at the end of the session for questions on any DNA topics.
 
This is the second installment in our 2020 DNA lecture series. We hope to see you there!
 


Saturday, February 15
VCGS general meeting - Nancy Loe  (General Meetings)
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Camarillo Public Library, 4101 E. Las Posas Rd, Camarillo, CA
 
Presenter: Nancy Loe
 
"Essential Portals for Genealogy Research"
 
Research portals are specially designed websites, bringing together information from many places in one search interface. Research portals created by librarians and archivists benefit genealogists and are often free. Venture beyond Ancestry, FamilySearch, and MyHeritage, and other walled garden sites. A whole wide world of genealogy resources await the family historian who knows where to find research portals.
 
Nancy Loe, professional archivist, librarian, and genealogist, has managed archives and genealogy collections for more than three decades. Nancy has appeared on PBS’s American Experience, at Rootstech and Jamboree, and written genealogy guides on organizing and simplifying research. Her website, sassyjanegenealogy.com, was featured in Family Tree Magazine's “Social Media Mavericks: 40 to Follow,” in 2014.
 
Second presentation:
 
"Five Women in Abraham Lincoln's Life"
Speaker: Otis Hinkle
 
There have been 15,000 titles of books written about Abraham Lincoln, mostly about his political life or the Civil War. This presentation focuses on the five women who influenced Lincoln the most: his grandmother, mother, stepmother, wife, and the love of his life. Mr. Hinkle will cover Lincoln's personal life from birth to death (and his Mother from her teenage years). No doubt, you will be shocked by a few of the "facts" presented.
 
Otis Hinkle is a VCGS member and Lincon enthusiast. Come join him as he shares his knowledge about this historic icon during the month we celebrate Lincon's presidency.
 
All our monthly lectures and workshops are free to our members and the public.
 
The DNA Special Interest Group meeting will precede the general meeting from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM at the Camarillo Library, 4101 Las Posas Rd, Camarillo. 


Wednesday, February 19
Writing for Genealogy - Breakout Workshop  (Camarillo Library Breakouts)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Camarillo Library, 4101 Las Posas Rd, Camarillo
Beulah will work with those interested in writing family stories. The group meets monthly but is limited to 5 regular participants. If you wish to join you may send an email to webkeeper@venturacogensoc.org.


Wednesday, February 19
Discussion: Essential Portals for Genealogical Research - Weds Class  (Camarillo Library Workshops)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Camarillo Library, 4101 E. Las Posas Rd, Camarillo, computer lab (2nd floor)
Lyn will lead a dicussion of the lecture given at the general meeting the previous Saturday.


Wednesday, February 26
Reunion Users Group - Breakout Workshop  (Camarillo Library Breakouts)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Camarillo Library, 4101 Las Posas Rd, Camarillo (2nd floor study room)
Members who use Reunion (Mac) as their genealogy program will get together to share information about its use. Limited to 5 attendees. You may wish to reserve your spot by sending an email to webkeeper@venturacogensoc.org in advance.


Wednesday, February 26
Occupations Part n+1 - Weds Class  (Camarillo Library Workshops)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Camarillo Library, 4101 E. Las Posas Rd, Camarillo, computer lab (2nd floor)
Ken will give another in his popular series of presentations on occupations of our ancestors.



Wednesday, March 4
Beginning genealogy - Breakout Workshop  (Camarillo Library Breakouts)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Camarillo Library, 4101 Las Posas Rd, Camarillo
Fran will lead a special small group session for beginners. Limited to 5 attendees. You may wish to reserve your spot by sending an email to webkeeper@venturacogensoc.org in advance.


Wednesday, March 4
Newspaper Research - Weds Class  (Camarillo Library Workshops)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Camarillo Library, 4101 E. Las Posas Rd, Camarillo, computer lab (2nd floor)
Judy, our resident expert in newspaper research will go over available resources and tips and tricks for finding out about our ancestors and their lives in newspapers.


DNA - Breakout Workshop
Wednesday, March 11
DNA - Breakout Workshop  (Camarillo Library Breakouts)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Camarillo Library, 4101 Las Posas Rd, Camarillo
Ray Roth and/or Don Worth will work with those who would like help interpreting their DNA results. Limited to 5 attendees. Please reserve your spot by sending an email to webkeeper@venturacogensoc.org in advance.


Wednesday, March 11
Family Search - Weds Class  (Camarillo Library Workshops)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Camarillo Library, 4101 E. Las Posas Rd, Camarillo, computer lab (2nd floor)
Teresa will demonstrate how to use familysearch.org to best advantage. Class members are encouraged to share how they use it as well.


Wednesday, March 18
Writing for Genealogy - Breakout Workshop  (Camarillo Library Breakouts)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Camarillo Library, 4101 Las Posas Rd, Camarillo
Beulah will work with those interested in writing family stories. The group meets monthly but is limited to 5 regular participants. If you wish to join you may send an email to webkeeper@venturacogensoc.org.


Wednesday, March 18
Technology Special Interest Group - Weds Class  (Camarillo Library Workshops)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Camarillo Library, 4101 E. Las Posas Rd, Camarillo, computer lab (2nd floor)
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.


Saturday, March 21
VCGS DNA Special Interest Group Meeting  (VCGS DNA SIG)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Camarillo Library, 4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo
 
DNA Snapshot: Topic tbd
 
Please join us for a "DNA Snapshot" presentation, topic tbd. The presentation will last approximately 30-40 minutes, and there will be time available at the end of the session for questions on any DNA topics.
 
This is the third installment in our 2020 DNA lecture series. We hope to see you there!
 


Saturday, March 21
VCGS general meeting - Dr. Brian Leverich  (General Meetings)
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Camarillo Public Library, 4101 E. Las Posas Rd, Camarillo, CA
 
Presenter: Dr. Brian Leverich
 
"Linkpendium: Ten Million Ways to Discover Your Family History"
 
We can access many outstanding genealogical resources via the Internet. Libraries, genealogical/historical societies, governments, volunteer projects, and individuals have brought vast amounts of information online. But genealogists cannot find much of this information with just simple search engine queries. In this talk we'll learn about how to craft more effective search engine queries, why even the best queries still often fail, and how to use Linkpendium's directory and search engine to find the Internet's hidden genealogical gems.
 
Dr. Brian Leverich was a U.S. Senate Youth Fellow in American History and Politics at Harvard, and holds a Ph.D. from the Pardee RAND Graduate School. His love of history led him to genealogy 4 decades ago, and he was one of the pioneers of Internet (then ARPAnet) genealogy in the early 1980s. He was the founding moderator of soc.genealogy.methods, the first Internet group dedicated to genealogical research methods. He is the cofounder of RootsWeb.com and remains active today as one of the principals maintaining and developing Linkpendium.com.
 
 
Second presentation:
 
"Organizing Your Digital Files"
Speaker: Sharie Lieberg
 
Learn how new apps can enhance your Family History research experience by improving your digital storage, citing and cataloging your findings, & more!
All our monthly lectures and workshops are free to our members and the public.
 
The DNA Special Interest Group meeting will precede the general meeting from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM at the Camarillo Library, 4101 Las Posas Rd, Camarillo. 


Wednesday, March 25
Family Tree Maker Users Group - Breakout Workshop  (Camarillo Library Breakouts)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Camarillo Library, 4101 Las Posas Rd, Camarillo (2nd floor study room)
If you use Family Tree Maker software (Windows or Mac) and have questions about using its features, you are welcome to reserve a spot in the Family Tree Maker breakout workshop. Seating is limited. Please send an email to geschm@hotmail.com in advance in order to reserve a space.


Wednesday, March 25
Discussion: Linkpendium - Weds Class  (Camarillo Library Workshops)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Camarillo Library, 4101 E. Las Posas Rd, Camarillo, computer lab (2nd floor)
Follow-up discussion of the lecture given at the general meeting to preceding Saturday.


German Special Interest Group Meeting
Wednesday, March 25
German Special Interest Group Meeting  (VCGS German SIG)
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Camarillo Public Library, 4101 Las Posas Rd, Camarillo, CA
We will meet in the Tech Lab at the library this month. Check back on this page for an update on our topic for this meeting.



Wednesday, April 1
Beginning genealogy - Breakout Workshop  (Camarillo Library Breakouts)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Camarillo Library, 4101 Las Posas Rd, Camarillo
Fran will lead a special small group session for beginners. Limited to 5 attendees. You may wish to reserve your spot by sending an email to webkeeper@venturacogensoc.org in advance.


Wednesday, April 1
Miracles, Mysteries & Murders - Weds Class  (Camarillo Library Workshops)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Camarillo Library, 4101 E. Las Posas Rd, Camarillo, computer lab (2nd floor)
Ray will tell us another of his fascinating stories!


DNA - Breakout Workshop
Wednesday, April 8
DNA - Breakout Workshop  (Camarillo Library Breakouts)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Camarillo Library, 4101 Las Posas Rd, Camarillo
Ray Roth and/or Don Worth will work with those who would like help interpreting their DNA results. Limited to 5 attendees. Please reserve your spot by sending an email to webkeeper@venturacogensoc.org in advance.


Wednesday, April 15
Writing for Genealogy - Breakout Workshop  (Camarillo Library Breakouts)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Camarillo Library, 4101 Las Posas Rd, Camarillo
Beulah will work with those interested in writing family stories. The group meets monthly but is limited to 5 regular participants. If you wish to join you may send an email to webkeeper@venturacogensoc.org.


Saturday, April 18
VCGS DNA Special Interest Group Meeting  (VCGS DNA SIG)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Camarillo Library, 4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo
 
DNA Snapshot: Topic tbd
 
Please join us for a "DNA Snapshot" presentation, topic tbd. The presentation will last approximately 30-40 minutes, and there will be time available at the end of the session for questions on any DNA topics.
 
This is the fourth installment in our 2020 DNA lecture series. We hope to see you there!
 


Saturday, April 18
VCGS general meeting - Julie Huffman  (General Meetings)
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Camarillo Public Library, 4101 E. Las Posas Rd, Camarillo, CA
 
 
Presenter: Julie Huffman
 
"The Secret Genealogy Collection at Los Angelss Public Library"
 
Learn about a very special collection that is saved behind closed doors at the Los Angeles Public Library! It's the "Pamphlet & Manuscript" collection--an assortment of donatedephemera and genealogy research organized by surname. Genealogy Librarian Julie Huffman will show you how to search the collection, and will bring examples of what you might find.
 
Julie Huffman has been a librarian at Los Angeles Public Library for 13 years and has had the privilege of being the genealogy librarian for five. Her interest in genealogy started ages ago when her great grandma told her she was related to the King of Sweden (she's not). Julie has a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and a master's degree in Library & Information Science from UCLA. Her hobby is doing her friends' genealogies so she can learn about other places and history.
 
 
 
 
 
Second presentation:
 
"Using EBAY for Family History"
Speaker: Judy Janes
 
 
All our monthly lectures and workshops are free to our members and the public.
 
The DNA Special Interest Group meeting will precede the general meeting from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM at the Camarillo Library, 4101 Las Posas Rd, Camarillo. 


Wednesday, April 22
Roots Magic Users Group - Breakout Workshop  (Camarillo Library Breakouts)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Camarillo Library, 4101 Las Posas Rd, Camarillo (2nd floor study room)
Members who use Roots Magic (Windows) as their genealogy program will get together to share information about its use. Limited to 5 attendees. You may wish to reserve your spot by sending an email to webkeeper@venturacogensoc.org in advance.



Wednesday, May 6
Beginning genealogy - Breakout Workshop  (Camarillo Library Breakouts)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Camarillo Library, 4101 Las Posas Rd, Camarillo
Fran will lead a special small group session for beginners. Limited to 5 attendees. You may wish to reserve your spot by sending an email to webkeeper@venturacogensoc.org in advance.


DNA - Breakout Workshop
Wednesday, May 13
DNA - Breakout Workshop  (Camarillo Library Breakouts)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Camarillo Library, 4101 Las Posas Rd, Camarillo
Ray Roth and/or Don Worth will work with those who would like help interpreting their DNA results. Limited to 5 attendees. Please reserve your spot by sending an email to webkeeper@venturacogensoc.org in advance.


Saturday, May 16
VCGS DNA Special Interest Group Meeting  (VCGS DNA SIG)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Camarillo Library, 4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo
 
Format: Small Group Discussion 
 
Join us for discussion on using DNA results to further your genealogy research. Please bring your DNA User Name & Password; also bring your family tree (paper or electronic). If possible, bring your laptop, tablet or other portable device; this will facilitate your research.


Saturday, May 16
VCGS general meeting - Ted Gostin  (General Meetings)
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Camarillo Public Library, 4101 E. Las Posas Rd, Camarillo, CA
 
Presenter: Ted Gostin
"Effective Database Searching"
 
While all genealogists use online databases these days, poor searching techniques result in many researchers missing things that are actually available in these databases. This lecture focuses on improving search techniques, such as using wildcards, phonetic matching options, searching selected fields only, etc. Many examples from Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org are used, with scattered examples from other databases, as well.
 
Mr. Gostin has been conducting genealogical research since 1980, and has worked as a full-time professional genealogist since 1994. He has twice been President of the Jewish Genealogical Society, Los Angeles, and has taught genealogy for several adult school and university extension programs. Mr. Gostin has helped plan and organize three national genealogical seminars, and has been a featured speaker at a half-dozen such conferences. He lectures widely on Jewish genealogy, Southern California resources and naturalization and immigration records. Mr. Gostin is the author of Southern California Vital Statistics: Volume 1, Los Angeles County 1850-1859, and the owner of Generations Press publishing company. He was featured on the Larry Lamb episode of the original UK version of the popular genealogy television show Who Do You Think You Are? He is very active in the international Jewish genealogical community, and maintains contact with genealogists throughout the world. Mr. Gostin is also an active member of the Association of Professional Genealogists.
 
Second presentation:
 
"Writing Up Your Genealogy for Posterity"
Speaker: Beulah O'Neal
 
 
All our monthly lectures and workshops are free to our members and the public.
 
The DNA Special Interest Group meeting will precede the general meeting from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM at the Camarillo Library, 4101 Las Posas Rd, Camarillo. 


Wednesday, May 20
Writing for Genealogy - Breakout Workshop  (Camarillo Library Breakouts)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Camarillo Library, 4101 Las Posas Rd, Camarillo
Beulah will work with those interested in writing family stories. The group meets monthly but is limited to 5 regular participants. If you wish to join you may send an email to webkeeper@venturacogensoc.org.


German Special Interest Group Meeting
Saturday, May 23
German Special Interest Group Meeting  (VCGS German SIG)
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Ventura Family History Center, 3501 Loma Vista Road Ventura, CA
We will meet this month at the Family History Center at the LDS Church in Ventura. Check back later on this page for more information about this meeting.


Wednesday, May 27
Legacy Users Group - Breakout Workshop  (Camarillo Library Breakouts)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Camarillo Library, 4101 Las Posas Rd, Camarillo (2nd floor study room)
Members who use Legacy (Windows) as their genealogy program will get together to share information about its use. Limited to 5 attendees. You may wish to reserve your spot by sending an email to webkeeper@venturacogensoc.org in advance.



Wednesday, June 3
Beginning genealogy - Breakout Workshop  (Camarillo Library Breakouts)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Camarillo Library, 4101 Las Posas Rd, Camarillo
Fran will lead a special small group session for beginners. Limited to 5 attendees. You may wish to reserve your spot by sending an email to webkeeper@venturacogensoc.org in advance.


DNA - Breakout Workshop
Wednesday, June 10
DNA - Breakout Workshop  (Camarillo Library Breakouts)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Camarillo Library, 4101 Las Posas Rd, Camarillo
Ray Roth and/or Don Worth will work with those who would like help interpreting their DNA results. Limited to 5 attendees. Please reserve your spot by sending an email to webkeeper@venturacogensoc.org in advance.


Wednesday, June 17
Writing for Genealogy - Breakout Workshop  (Camarillo Library Breakouts)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Camarillo Library, 4101 Las Posas Rd, Camarillo
Beulah will work with those interested in writing family stories. The group meets monthly but is limited to 5 regular participants. If you wish to join you may send an email to webkeeper@venturacogensoc.org.


Saturday, June 20
VCGS DNA Special Interest Group Meeting  (VCGS DNA SIG)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Camarillo Library, 4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo
 
DNA Snapshot: Topic tbd
 
Please join us for a "DNA Snapshot" presentation, topic tbd. The presentation will last approximately 30-40 minutes, and there will be time available at the end of the session for questions on any DNA topics.
 
This is the fifth installment in our 2020 DNA lecture series. We hope to see you there!
 


Saturday, June 20
VCGS general meeting - Sara Cochran  (General Meetings)
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Camarillo Public Library, 4101 E. Las Posas Rd, Camarillo, CA
 
Presenter: Sara Cochran
 
"Grandma Said What? Gathering and Verifying Your Family's Oral History"
 
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Second presentation:
 
"Making a Life While Making a Living: Occupations & Our Family Stories"
Speaker: Ken Gesch
 
A discussion of the benefits to our research and understanding of context that we can gain from knowing about our ancestors occupations. A case study approach would be used to understand the social context of an ancestor's life in Germany, and follow the story that led to two ancestors meeting in the U.S. as a result of their occupations. This is a work in progress.
 
All our monthly lectures and workshops are free to our members and the public.
 
The DNA Special Interest Group meeting will precede the general meeting from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM at the Camarillo Library, 4101 Las Posas Rd, Camarillo. 


Wednesday, June 24
Reunion Users Group - Breakout Workshop  (Camarillo Library Breakouts)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Camarillo Library, 4101 Las Posas Rd, Camarillo (2nd floor study room)
Members who use Reunion (Mac) as their genealogy program will get together to share information about its use. Limited to 5 attendees. You may wish to reserve your spot by sending an email to webkeeper@venturacogensoc.org in advance.


German Special Interest Group Meeting
Wednesday, June 24
German Special Interest Group Meeting  (VCGS German SIG)
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Camarillo Public Library, 4101 Las Posas Rd, Camarillo, CA
We are meeting in the Tech Lab at the library this month. Check back on this page for more information.