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Wednesday, March 3
Online Death Certificates - Weds Class [on Zoom]  (Camarillo Library Workshops)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Online using Zoom
Judy will present on where to find Online Death Certificates and how to interpret them.
 
[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.]


Friday, March 5
23andMe - DNA SIG (hosted by CVGS)  (VCGS DNA SIG)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Online using Zoom
 
Topic:  23andMe
 
The meeting will take place on Friday, March 5, 2021 at 1:00 via Zoom. It will begin with an informative and entertaining video by Andy Lee from Family History Fanatics that will explore both the health and genealogy aspects of 23andMe.   We will then illustrate more advanced genealogy features including DNA comparisons, maternal and paternal haplotypes, and more.
 
[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.]


Wednesday, March 10
Finding and Mapping Ancestors' Land - Weds Class [on Zoom]  (Camarillo Library Workshops)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Online using Zoom
Ray will present techniques and tools for locating your ancestors' land and creating maps of it.
 
[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, March 17
Technology Special Interest Group Meeting  (VCGS Technology SIG)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Online Using Zoom
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.
 
[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, March 17
Technology Special Interest Group - Weds Class  (Camarillo Library Workshops)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Online Using Zoom
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.
 
[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, March 20
VCGS general meeting - Steve Morse  (General Meetings)
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Online with Zoom
 
Presenter: Steve Morse
 
"One-Step Webpages: A Potpourri of Genealogical Search Tools' Lives"
 
The One-Step website started out as an aid for finding passengers in the Ellis Island database. Shortly afterwards it was expanded to help with searching in the 1930 census. Over the years it has continued to evolve and today includes about 300 web-based tools divided into 16 separate categories ranging from genealogical searches to astronomical calculations to last-minute bidding on e-bay. This presentation will describe the range of tools available and give the highlights of each one.
 
Stephen Morse is the creator of the One-Step Website for which he has received both the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Outstanding Contribution Award from the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies, Award of Merit from the National Genealogical Society, first-ever Excellence Award from the Association of Professional Genealogists, and two awards that he cannot pronounce from Polish genealogical societies.
 
In his other life Morse is a computer professional with a doctorate degree in electrical engineering. He has held various research, development, and teaching positions, authored numerous technical papers, written four textbooks, and holds four patents. He is best known as the architect of the Intel 8086 (the granddaddy of today's Pentium processor), which sparked the PC revolution nearly 40 years ago.
 
 
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Presenter: Ray Roth
"Distant Cousins and Famous Places"
In his research Ray has found some interesting stories about distant cousins and where they met their deaths. He has three unique cases he will present.
 
Ray has been researching his early Virginia and Kentucky ancestors for the last ten years since joining VCGS. He has traveled to several states collecting records and data at historical societies and court houses.
 
 
All our monthly lectures and workshops are free to our members and the public. Non-members should submit our invitation request form for a Zoom invitation.
 
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 webkeeper@venturacogensoc.org for more information.


Sunday, March 21 through Sunday, March 28
2019 VCGS Salt Lake Safari Research Trip *** CANCELLED ***  (Trips to Salt Lake City)
Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
[DUE TO THE PANDEMIC, THE TRIP WILL BE RESCHEDULED FOR SOME TIME IN THE FALL]
VCGS is going to Salt Lake City in 2019 for another research trip at the Family History Library. You will be researching in millions of records which are not now online, and may never be, due to contractual and other restrictions. You can also consult with professional genealogists, free, on your problem ancestors. Think you are not ready? There will be a research planning class in January 2021 to get you prepared, and the date for that will be announced closer to the time.
 
 
Remember, the hotel donates free rooms to VCGS for our annual seminar silent auction based on the number of rooms we have used in the past. Your stay pays VCGS and helps with activities like our great monthly speakers and annual seminar.
 
Please contact Pat Thomas at Thomas.genealogical@gmail.com for more information.


Wednesday, March 24
One-Step Webpages by Steve Morse - Weds Class [on Zoom]  (Camarillo Library Workshops)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Online using Zoom
This will be a follow-up discussion of the topic presented at the General Meeting lecture by Steve Morse. 
 
[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, March 31
One-Step Webpages continued or Ask The Experts - Weds Class [on Zoom]  (Camarillo Library Workshops)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Online using Zoom
Additional follow-up discussion of the topic presented at the General Meeting lecture by Steve Morse (if needed) or general genealogy questions can be entertained as well (Ask the Experts).
 
[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, April 17
VCGS DNA Special Interest Group Meeting  (VCGS DNA SIG)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Online using Zoom
 
Demonstration & Discussion: DNAgedcom Tools
 
We will be demonstrating the DNAgedcom client app, including the downloading data from Ancestry, MyHeritage, GEDmatch, 23andMe, and Family Tree DNA, as well as the Collins Leeds Method for clustering and the Chromosome Matrix App. Bring your questions for a Q&A session too!
 
 
[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 webkeeper@venturacogensoc.org to be added.]
 


Saturday, April 17
VCGS general meeting - Judy Russell  (General Meetings)
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Online with Zoom
 
Presenter: Judy Russell
 
"Dower and Dowry: Women, Property, & Legal Recordss"
 
Bringing property into marriage or trying to take it out, our female ancestors were governed by laws that generated valuable records. Learn about the common law dower and the civil law dowry, how they differed, and how to find the stories the records tell.
 
A genealogist with a law degree, The Legal Genealogist Judy G. Russell is a lecturer, educator and writer who provides expert guidance through the murky territory where genealogy, history and law come together. She holds credentials as Certified Genealogist® and Certified Genealogical LecturerSM from the Board for Certification of Genealogists, for which she serves as a trustee. She is a member of the National Genealogical Society, the Association of Professional Genealogists and numerous other national, state and local genealogical societies. She is an internationally-acclaimed speaker and a course coordinator and instructor at the Genealogical Institute on Federal Records (Gen-Fed) at the National Archives, the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP), the Institute of Genealogical and Historical Research (IGHR) at the University of Georgia, and the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG).
 
 
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All our monthly lectures and workshops are free to our members and the public. Non-members should submit our invitation request form for a Zoom invitation.
 
The DNA Special Interest Group meeting will precede the general meeting from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM on Zoom. Contact the webmaster to be added to the invitation list.



Saturday, May 15
VCGS general meeting - TBA  (General Meetings)
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Online with Zoom
 
Presenter: TBA
 
"TBA"
 
More information will be available closer to the date.
 
 
Second presentation:
 
Presenter: TBA
"TBA"
 
 
All our monthly lectures and workshops are free to our members and the public. Non-members should submit our invitation request form for a Zoom invitation.
 
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 webkeeper@venturacogensoc.org for more information.


Wednesday, May 19
Technology Special Interest Group Meeting  (VCGS Technology SIG)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Online Using Zoom
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.
 
[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, June 19
VCGS general meeting - TBA  (General Meetings)
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Online with Zoom
 
Presenter: TBA
 
"TBA"
 
More information will be available closer to the date.
 
 
Second presentation:
 
Presenter: TBA
"TBA"
 
 
All our monthly lectures and workshops are free to our members and the public. Non-members should submit our invitation request form for a Zoom invitation.
 
The DNA Special Interest Group meeting will precede the general meeting from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM on Zoom. Contact the webmaster to be added to the invitation list.



Saturday, July 17
VCGS general meeting - TBA  (General Meetings)
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Online with Zoom
 
Presenter: TBA
 
"TBA"
 
More information will be available closer to the date.
 
 
Second presentation:
 
Presenter: TBA
"TBA"
 
 
All our monthly lectures and workshops are free to our members and the public. Non-members should submit our invitation request form for a Zoom invitation.
 
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 webkeeper@venturacogensoc.org for more information.


Wednesday, July 21
Technology Special Interest Group Meeting  (VCGS Technology SIG)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Online Using Zoom
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.
 
[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 21
VCGS general meeting - TBA  (General Meetings)
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Online with Zoom
 
Presenter: TBA
 
"TBA"
 
More information will be available closer to the date.
 
 
Second presentation:
 
Presenter: TBA
"TBA"
 
 
All our monthly lectures and workshops are free to our members and the public. Non-members should submit our invitation request form for a Zoom invitation.
 
The DNA Special Interest Group meeting will precede the general meeting from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM on Zoom. Contact the webmaster to be added to the invitation list.



Wednesday, September 15
Technology Special Interest Group Meeting  (VCGS Technology SIG)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Online Using Zoom
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.
 
[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, September 18
VCGS general meeting - TBA  (General Meetings)
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Online with Zoom
 
Presenter: TBA
 
"TBA"
 
More information will be available closer to the date.
 
 
Second presentation:
 
Presenter: TBA
"TBA"
 
 
All our monthly lectures and workshops are free to our members and the public. Non-members should submit our invitation request form for a Zoom invitation.
 
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 webkeeper@venturacogensoc.org for more information.



Saturday, October 16
VCGS general meeting - TBA  (General Meetings)
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Online with Zoom
 
Presenter: TBA
 
"TBA"
 
More information will be available closer to the date.
 
 
Second presentation:
 
Presenter: TBA
"TBA"
 
 
All our monthly lectures and workshops are free to our members and the public. Non-members should submit our invitation request form for a Zoom invitation.
 
The DNA Special Interest Group meeting will precede the general meeting from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM on Zoom. Contact the webmaster to be added to the invitation list.



Wednesday, November 17
Technology Special Interest Group Meeting  (VCGS Technology SIG)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Online Using Zoom
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.
 
[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, November 20
VCGS general meeting - TBA  (General Meetings)
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Online with Zoom
 
Presenter: TBA
 
"TBA"
 
More information will be available closer to the date.
 
 
Second presentation:
 
Presenter: TBA
"TBA"
 
 
All our monthly lectures and workshops are free to our members and the public. Non-members should submit our invitation request form for a Zoom invitation.
 
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 webkeeper@venturacogensoc.org for more information.



Saturday, December 18
VCGS general meeting - TBA  (General Meetings)
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Online with Zoom
 
Presenter: TBA
 
"TBA"
 
More information will be available closer to the date.
 
 
Second presentation:
 
Presenter: TBA
"TBA"
 
 
All our monthly lectures and workshops are free to our members and the public. Non-members should submit our invitation request form for a Zoom invitation.
 
The DNA Special Interest Group meeting will precede the general meeting from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM on Zoom. Contact the webmaster to be added to the invitation list.