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DNA - Breakout Workshop   *** CANCELLED ***
Wednesday, July 8
DNA - Breakout Workshop *** CANCELLED ***  (Camarillo Library Breakouts)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Camarillo Library, 4101 Las Posas Rd, Camarillo
   *** CANCELLED ***
 
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, July 8
Using EBAY for Family History - Weds Class [on Zoom]  (Camarillo Library Workshops)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Online using Zoom
One doesn’t typically consider eBay a resource for family history, but this huge “garage sale” site has much to offer. Each day thousands of old bibles, photos, books, family heirlooms, quilts, and ephemera are offered for immediate purchase or through an auction. Judy will demonstrate how to use the site, the best search strategies, and how to set up email “alerts” for items of interest.
 
[This meeting will be held online with Zoom and an invitation will be sent out to the VCGS Weds Class Yahoo email discussion group just prior to the meeting around 10 AM. If you are not already on the email discussion group you may contact the webmaster at webkeeper@venturacogensoc.org to be added.]


Saturday, July 11
Mexican American Special Interest Group Meeting  (VCGS Mexican American SIG)
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Zoom meeting? TBA
This group is devoted to the researching of ancestors from Mexico, Spain and other Spanish speaking countries. We hope to help one another find the resources needed to extend our family trees, including, but not limited to, online databases and record repositories in Mexico and elsewhere, as well as gaining knowledge of Hispanic cultures. We will communicate through the Yahoo group VCGS-MEXICAN-SIG, and in-person on a monthly basis on the second Saturdays from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM in the 2nd-floor computer classroom in the Camarillo Library, 4101 E. Las Posas Rd., Camarillo. Contact Teresa Moraga for any questions: teresa.morada1967@gmail.com.


Wednesday, July 15
Writing for Genealogy - Breakout Workshop *** CANCELLED ***  (Camarillo Library Breakouts)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Camarillo Library, 4101 Las Posas Rd, Camarillo
   *** CANCELLED ***
 
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, July 15
Technology Special Interest Group Meeting  (VCGS Technology SIG)
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. Leaders are Ray Roth and Don Worth. Contact Don Worth, worth@ucla.edu, if you would like to join us.


Wednesday, July 15
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. Leaders are Ray Roth and Don Worth. Contact Don Worth, worth@ucla.edu, if you would like to join us.


Saturday, July 18
VCGS DNA Special Interest Group Meeting  (VCGS DNA SIG)
8:00 am to 3:45 pm
Online using Zoom
 
Topic: Field Trip!
 
Join the VCGS DNA SIG as we journey on a virtual field trip to the Denver Public Library (architect: Michael Graves) and the Colorado Genealogical Society's DNA Seminar. This seminar covers Friday evening, 17 July, and all day Saturday, 18 July. Each day requires registration in advance, here: https://cogensoc.us/seminar.php but otherwise is free! There are two sessions on Friday evening, and five sessions on Saturday. You may attend all sessions, or only one or two, as you choose. Be aware that all times given are Mountain Time.
 
Because this falls on our reqularly scheduled DNA SIG meeting day, we will not hold a DNA SIG at the normal time. We will, however, hold a Zoom meeting at the end of each day (both Friday and Saturday) for those who wish additional discussion. Friday's VCGS Zoom meeting will be 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm Pacific Time. Saturday's VCGS Zoom meeting time will be TBA.
 
Please note that there is a time conflict with the regular VCGS meeting and presentation on Saturday afternoon at 1:00 Pacific Time. I strongly recommend that you plan in advance which presentation you want to attend, and keep a close eye on the clock. In California, David Flint is presenting "Overview of Genealogy Research in England," which should be excellent. Choices, choices!
 
The DNA SIG will hold the next in-person meeting when it is safe to do so. Until then, please protect yourself and others: Stay Safe At Home, and join us on Zoom!
 
[The end-of-day debriefing meetings will be held online with Zoom and an invitation will be sent out to the VCGS DNA SIG via email about 12-2 hours prior to the meeting. If you are not already on the email list you may contact the webmaster at webkeeper@venturacogensoc.org to be added.]
 


Saturday, July 18
VCGS general meeting - TBA  (General Meetings)
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Camarillo Public Library, 4101 E. Las Posas Rd, Camarillo, CA
 
Presenter: David Flint
 
"Overview of Genealogy Research in England"
 
This program reviews the three main record groups you are likely to use when doing genealogy research in England: Census records, Civil Registration records and Church records. Each of these record types covers a different time period ranging from 1538 to the present, and each can provide key information about your ancestors in England. The program will compare the different types of records with illustrations of the content, historical context, and some websites to access them online.
 
David Flint has been doing English genealogy research for over 15 years. He was born in England, where he lived until the age of ten, when his family moved to Canada, and then to the United States. At his home society in Mission Viejo he leads a monthly England special interest group, and a monthly Legacy Users Group for SOCCGS members using the Legacy Family Tree genealogy program. He also teaches a beginners class for Legacy and leads an annual week-long research trip to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City for SOCCGS members.
 
All our monthly lectures and workshops are free to our members and the public.


Wednesday, July 22
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, July 22
Follow-up Discussion British Genealogy - Weds Class [on Zoom]  (Camarillo Library Workshops)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Online using Zoom
The group will have a follow-up discussion about the general meeting lecture by David Flint about British genealogical research.
 
[This meeting will be held online with Zoom and an invitation will be sent out to the VCGS Weds Class Yahoo email discussion group just prior to the meeting around 10 AM. If you are not already on the email discussion group you may contact the webmaster at webkeeper@venturacogensoc.org to be added.]


Wednesday, July 29
Civilian Conservation Corps - Weds Class [on Zoom]  (Camarillo Library Workshops)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Online using Zoom
Members of the group will share photos and stories of their relatives who were in the CCC during the Great Depression.
 
[This meeting will be held online with Zoom and an invitation will be sent out to the VCGS Weds Class Yahoo email discussion group just prior to the meeting around 10 AM. If you are not already on the email discussion group you may contact the webmaster at webkeeper@venturacogensoc.org to be added.]



Wednesday, August 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, August 5
Dealing With Your Mess - Weds Class [on Zoom]  (Camarillo Library Workshops)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Online using Zoom
Shirley will lead a discussion of ideas for organizing your genealogy records both physical and digital.
 
[This meeting will be held online with Zoom and an invitation will be sent out to the VCGS Weds Class Yahoo email discussion group just prior to the meeting around 10 AM. If you are not already on the email discussion group you may contact the webmaster at webkeeper@venturacogensoc.org to be added.]


Saturday, August 8
Mexican American Special Interest Group Meeting  (VCGS Mexican American SIG)
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Camarillo Library 2nd Floor Computer Classroom, 4101 E. Las Posas Rd, Camarillo
This group is devoted to the researching of ancestors from Mexico, Spain and other Spanish speaking countries. We hope to help one another find the resources needed to extend our family trees, including, but not limited to, online databases and record repositories in Mexico and elsewhere, as well as gaining knowledge of Hispanic cultures. We will communicate through the Yahoo group VCGS-MEXICAN-SIG, and in-person on a monthly basis on the second Saturdays from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM in the 2nd-floor computer classroom in the Camarillo Library, 4101 E. Las Posas Rd., Camarillo. Contact Teresa Moraga for any questions: teresa.morada1967@gmail.com.


DNA - Breakout Workshop
Wednesday, August 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.


Saturday, August 15
VCGS DNA Special Interest Group Meeting  (VCGS DNA SIG)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Online using Zoom
 
Guest Lecturer: Megan Lee
 
Finding Mona – A Double Adoption Solved – Case Study
 
A thank-you gift of heritage; the adoptee solves her mother's adoption and presents her with the results. This lecture is a balance of the methodologies used to solve these adoptions and how you can easily use the same techniques for hard-to-break brick walls! 
 
Megan Lee refers to DNA as her muse. Adopted, she worked her parents' genealogies while they were living and started on her adopted side after their deaths. Megan began taking DNA courses in 2013 and learned DNA through her adoption and without the constraints of a tree or the expected results. This deficit allowed the inheritance patterns of the DNA to guide her.  
 
Seven years later, she carries an Advanced Genetic Genealogy Certificate from GRIP, a Genetic Genealogy Certificate from Excelsior College, a Certificate in Genealogy from Boston University, and ProGen. She is on the Board of Directors of the Southern California Genealogical Society, an administrator of their DIGs group, the Social Media Director for SCGS's Jamboree, and is a DNA project administrator for SCGS. 
 
Please join us for this special presentation. Once each year the DNA SIG is privileged to welcome a visiting speaker. We are thrilled to have Megan Lee share her knowledge with us.
 
This is the highlight of our 2020 DNA lecture series. We hope to see you there!
 
[This meeting will be held online with Zoom and an invitation will be sent out to the VCGS DNA SIG via email about 12-2 hours prior to the meeting. If you are not already on the email list you may contact the webmaster at webkeeper@venturacogensoc.org to be added.]


Saturday, August 15
VCGS general meeting - Dr. Gary Dickey  (General Meetings)
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Camarillo Public Library, 4101 E. Las Posas Rd, Camarillo, CA
 
Presenter: Dr. Gary Alan Dickey
 
“Royal Bastards” & “Irish Research – You’ll be Needing the Luck of the Irish”
 
“Royal Bastards” will look at the role of bastardy in tracing genealogical descent from the Kings and Queens of Europe. Many people seek to know if they have royal lineage and forget that bastard lines of royalty also connect us to the same royal families. While in the past many would try to cover up such illegitimate lines of descent, they are very important to the study of royal lines, and in turn, to the ordinary amongst us. This will be a fun as well as deeper look into the closets of our family history.
 
“Irish Research – You’ll be Needing the Luck of the Irish” – Irish research is not for the faint at heart. Surviving records have been diminished by fire and conflict, less attention giving to common folks than those of gentry or money, and other issues. We’ll look at the records, their scope, and some avenues open to us for family research. If you’re up to Irish research you are up for any of your less known lines of descent. We will also touch on some of the issues of Scots-Irish research.
 
The Rev. Dr. Gary Alan Dickey is former (now retired) senior pastor of the United Methodist Church of Westlake Village. He holds the B.A. degree in an­cient history, U.C.L.A.; Master of Divinity de­gree, Fuller Theological Seminary; Doctor of Ministry degree, School of Theology at Claremont; Ph.D., Trinity Theological Seminar. He has been a Certified Genealogist (British research 1700-1900) through the Board for the Certification of Genealogists in Washington, D.C. He also holds an Advanced Diploma in English Local History through Oxford University. He holds an Advanced Certificate in Canadian Records through the University of Toronto and the National Genealogical Institute. He is a member of many hereditary and patriotic societies.
 
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, August 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.


German Special Interest Group Meeting
Saturday, August 22
German Special Interest Group Meeting  (VCGS German SIG)
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
TBA


Wednesday, August 26
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, September 2
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, September 9
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, September 12
Mexican American Special Interest Group Meeting  (VCGS Mexican American SIG)
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Camarillo Library 2nd Floor Computer Classroom, 4101 E. Las Posas Rd, Camarillo
This group is devoted to the researching of ancestors from Mexico, Spain and other Spanish speaking countries. We hope to help one another find the resources needed to extend our family trees, including, but not limited to, online databases and record repositories in Mexico and elsewhere, as well as gaining knowledge of Hispanic cultures. We will communicate through the Yahoo group VCGS-MEXICAN-SIG, and in-person on a monthly basis on the second Saturdays from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM in the 2nd-floor computer classroom in the Camarillo Library, 4101 E. Las Posas Rd., Camarillo. Contact Teresa Moraga for any questions: teresa.morada1967@gmail.com


Wednesday, September 16
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, September 16
Technology Special Interest Group Meeting  (VCGS Technology SIG)
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. Leaders are Ray Roth and Don Worth. Contact Don Worth, worth@ucla.edu, if you would like to join us.


Wednesday, September 16
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. Leaders are Ray Roth and Don Worth. Contact Don Worth, worth@ucla.edu, if you would like to join us.


Saturday, September 19
VCGS DNA Special Interest Group Meeting  (VCGS DNA SIG)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Online using Zoom
 
Topic: Follow-Up to "Finding Mona"
 
Join us online as we discuss what we learned from Megan Lee's presentation on August 15. We will take a closer look at the tools and techniques introduced in her "Finding Mona" case study. DNA SIG members with experience using any of these tools are invited to share.
 
The DNA SIG will hold the next in-person meeting when it is safe to do so. Until then, please protect yourself and others: Stay Safe At Home, and join us on Zoom!
 
[This meeting will be held online with Zoom and an invitation will be sent out to the VCGS DNA SIG via email about 12-2 hours prior to the meeting. If you are not already on the email list you may contact the webmaster at webkeeper@venturacogensoc.org to be added.]
 


Saturday, September 19
VCGS general meeting - Jane Neff Rollins  (General Meetings)
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Camarillo Public Library, 4101 E. Las Posas Rd, Camarillo, CA
 
Presenter: Jane Neff Rollins
 
"Sensitive Subjects in Genealogy: How Much to Reveal, How Much to Conceal"
 
Ms. Rollins has been a family historian for more than 20 years, and a professional genealogist since 2013. She completed ProGen Study Group 29 in 2017. Jane has spoken professionally about genealogy since 2012 at local, regional, national, and international levels. In her genealogy talks, Ms. Rollins shares memorable stories, case studies, and humor.
 
Second presentation:
 
"TBA"
Speaker: Leticia Rodella
 
TBA
 
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, September 23
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.


German Special Interest Group Meeting
Wednesday, September 23
German Special Interest Group Meeting  (VCGS German SIG)
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
TBA



Wednesday, October 7
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.


Saturday, October 10
Mexican American Special Interest Group Meeting  (VCGS Mexican American SIG)
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Camarillo Library 2nd Floor Computer Classroom, 4101 E. Las Posas Rd, Camarillo
This group is devoted to the researching of ancestors from Mexico, Spain and other Spanish speaking countries. We hope to help one another find the resources needed to extend our family trees, including, but not limited to, online databases and record repositories in Mexico and elsewhere, as well as gaining knowledge of Hispanic cultures. We will communicate through the Yahoo group VCGS-MEXICAN-SIG, and in-person on a monthly basis on the second Saturdays from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM in the 2nd-floor computer classroom in the Camarillo Library, 4101 E. Las Posas Rd., Camarillo. Contact Teresa Moraga for any questions: teresa.morada1967@gmail.com.


DNA - Breakout Workshop
Wednesday, October 14
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, October 17
**No DNA SIG in October**  (VCGS DNA SIG)
 
There will be no DNA SIG meeting in October due to the VCGS Seminar. I hope to see everyone there!
 


Wednesday, October 21
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, October 28
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, November 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.


DNA - Breakout Workshop
Wednesday, November 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.


Saturday, November 14
Mexican American Special Interest Group Meeting  (VCGS Mexican American SIG)
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Camarillo Library 2nd Floor Computer Classroom, 4101 E. Las Posas Rd, Camarillo
This group is devoted to the researching of ancestors from Mexico, Spain and other Spanish speaking countries. We hope to help one another find the resources needed to extend our family trees, including, but not limited to, online databases and record repositories in Mexico and elsewhere, as well as gaining knowledge of Hispanic cultures. We will communicate through the Yahoo group VCGS-MEXICAN-SIG, and in-person on a monthly basis on the second Saturdays from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM in the 2nd-floor computer classroom in the Camarillo Library, 4101 E. Las Posas Rd., Camarillo. Contact Teresa Moraga for any questions: teresa.morada1967@gmail.com.


Wednesday, November 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, November 18
Technology Special Interest Group Meeting  (VCGS Technology SIG)
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. Leaders are Ray Roth and Don Worth. Contact Don Worth, worth@ucla.edu, if you would like to join us.


Wednesday, November 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. Leaders are Ray Roth and Don Worth. Contact Don Worth, worth@ucla.edu, if you would like to join us.


Saturday, November 21
VCGS DNA Special Interest Group Meeting  (VCGS DNA SIG)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Camarillo Library, 4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo
 
Presentation: Getting Started with Genetic Genealogy
 
Please join us for "Getting Started with Genetic Genealogy." This presentation will cover different DNA tests, and different DNA companies. If you are wondering which test is right for you, or even if you should DNA test, this is for you! Be prepared for the upcoming holiday sales on DNA test kits from all the DNA direct-to-consumer companies.
 
This is the kickoff to our 2021 DNA lecture series. We are planning an exciting year for the DNA SIG, and we hope to see you there!
 


Saturday, November 21
VCGS general meeting - Cafi Cohen  (General Meetings)
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Camarillo Public Library, 4101 E. Las Posas Rd, Camarillo, CA
 
Presenter: Cafi Cohen
 
"Mining for Gold: Using ALL of the Information in Your Records"
 
Genealogists spend years hunting for additional records bolster and extend their family trees. But, did you get everything out of the documents that you already have? Have you classified your information to plan appropriate follow-up? Have you developed evidence from the information? Have you replaced derivatives with originals? Have you researched additional items suggested by the records? We will cover these techniques and several others during a fun, educational session that will show you how to get more information out of what you already have!
 
 
 
Second presentation:
 
"TBA"
Speaker: TBA
 
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, November 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, December 2
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, December 9
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, December 12
Mexican American Special Interest Group Meeting  (VCGS Mexican American SIG)
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Camarillo Library 2nd Floor Computer Classroom, 4101 E. Las Posas Rd, Camarillo
This group is devoted to the researching of ancestors from Mexico, Spain and other Spanish speaking countries. We hope to help one another find the resources needed to extend our family trees, including, but not limited to, online databases and record repositories in Mexico and elsewhere, as well as gaining knowledge of Hispanic cultures. We will communicate through the Yahoo group VCGS-MEXICAN-SIG, and in-person on a monthly basis on the second Saturdays from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM in the 2nd-floor computer classroom in the Camarillo Library, 4101 E. Las Posas Rd., Camarillo. Contact Teresa Moraga for any questions: teresa.morada1967@gmail.com.


Wednesday, December 16
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, December 19
**No DNA SIG in December**  (VCGS DNA SIG)
 
There will be no DNA SIG meeting in December due to the VCGS Holiday Potluck. I hope to see everyone there!