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Wednesday, November 22
NO CLASS - Weds Class  (Camarillo Library Workshops)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Camarillo Library, 4101 Las Posas Rd, Camarillo
No class this week in observance of Thanksgiving.


Wednesday, November 29
Library Presentation - Weds Class  (Camarillo Library Workshops)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Camarillo Library, 4101 Las Posas Rd, Camarillo
Kay Engel will present a library topic (to be announced)



VCGS British Isles Special Interest Group Meeting
Friday, December 1
VCGS British Isles Special Interest Group Meeting  (VCGS British Isles SIG)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Ventura LDS Family History Center, 3501 Loma Vista Rd., Ventura
This group is devoted to the researching of ancestors from England, Scotland and Wales – the inhabitants of the isle of Britain. 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 Britain and elsewhere, as well as gaining knowledge of the people and culture of this island. We will communicate through the Yahoo group VCGS-British-SIG, and in-person on a quarterly basis in March, June, September, and December on the first Friday. The location alternates between the Camarillo LDS Family History Center, 1201 Paseo Camarillo Camarillo, CA and the Ventura LDS Family History Center, 3501 Loma Vista Rd., Ventura. Contact Fran Bumann for any questions: fbumann@yahoo.com


German Special Interest Group Meeting
Saturday, December 2
German Special Interest Group Meeting  (VCGS German SIG)
1:30 pm
Ventura Family History Center, 3501 Loma Vista Road, Ventura, CA
Note the change this time only from the fourth Saturday of the month to the first. We will meet December 2nd and then enjoy our holidays later in the month!


Wednesday, December 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.


Wednesday, December 6
Expanded Land Records - Weds Class  (Camarillo Library Workshops)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Camarillo Library, 4101 Las Posas Rd, Camarillo
Judy Janes will present additional information about land record research.


Wednesday, December 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. You may wish to reserve your spot by sending an email to webkeeper@venturacogensoc.org in advance.


Wednesday, December 13
Rootsweb & Heritage Quest - Weds Class  (Camarillo Library Workshops)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Camarillo Library, 4101 Las Posas Rd, Camarillo
Fran Bumann will demonstrate Rootsweb and Heritage Quest.


Saturday, December 16
**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!
 


Saturday, December 16
VCGS general meeting - Holiday Potluck  (General Meetings)
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Oxnard LDS Church, 3301 W Gonzales Rd, Oxnard, CA 93036


Wednesday, December 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.


Wednesday, December 20
NO CLASS - Weds Class  (Camarillo Library Workshops)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Camarillo Library, 4101 Las Posas Rd, Camarillo
No class this week in observance of Christmas, Chanaka & New Years.


Wednesday, December 27
NO CLASS - Weds Class  (Camarillo Library Workshops)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Camarillo Library, 4101 Las Posas Rd, Camarillo
No class this week in observance of Christmas, Chanaka & New Years.



Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Advanced Google Searches - Weds Class  (Camarillo Library Workshops)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Camarillo Library, 4101 Las Posas Rd, Camarillo
Don Worth will demonstrate some more advanced uses of Google including boolean searches.


Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Genealogical Timelines - Weds Class  (Camarillo Library Workshops)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Camarillo Library, 4101 Las Posas Rd, Camarillo
See some examples of how to construct genealogical timelines, both with software and manually.


Saturday, January 20, 2018
VCGS DNA Special Interest Group Meeting  (VCGS DNA SIG)
10:30 am to 11:30 pm
Camarillo Library, 4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo
 
Presentation: Introduction to DNA for Genealogy
 
Please join us as Carley Worth gives her introductory presentation. She will discuss 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!
 
This is the kickoff to our 2018 DNA lecture series. We are planning an exciting year for the DNA SIG, and we hope to see you there!


Saturday, January 20, 2018
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
 
"They Became Citizens: An Overview of American Naturalization Records"
 
This lecture presents an overview of United States naturalization records. The first national naturalization law was established in 1790, and therefore this lecture focuses on 19th and 20th century naturalization proceedings. Naturalization procedures and forms during two basic time periods are discussed: from 1790 to September 27, 1906; and from September 27, 1906 forward. Finding aids to naturalization records are discussed, and a short bibliography of key works on naturalization records is provided.

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? (clip at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWp3LilH45k). 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.
 
Workshop following the lecture:
 
"1904 Iowa Tragedy links with Camarillo"
Presenters: Ray Roth
 
Ray will present the case study of research on the dark history of the family of a coworker of his and its close links to his wife’s cousins on an Iowa farm. It is a small world.
 
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.



Saturday, February 17, 2018
**No DNA SIG in February**  (VCGS DNA SIG)
There will be no DNA SIG meeting in February due to the VCGS Genealogy Fair; however, there will be a DNA Table at the Fair, offering the opportunity to obtain answers to your DNA questions. I hope to see everyone at the Genealogy Fair, and at the day's featured presentations!
 


Saturday, February 17, 2018
VCGS general meeting - Charlotte Bocage & Adrian Foushee  (General Meetings)
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Camarillo Public Library, 4101 E. Las Posas Rd, Camarillo, CA
Presenters: Charlotte Bocage & Adrian Foushee
 
10:30 am: Genealogy Fair
Tabletop Q&A opportunities. Topics: DNA, Beginning Genealogy, Problem Solving, African American Research, and Technology.

Lunch on your own, try our Giant Steps Café at the Library, and visit the wonderful Friends of the Library Book Store.
 
1 pm: "Beginning African American Genealogy"
Presenter: Charlotte Bocage
 
This visually aided class introduces the beginning African American genealogist to the basic requirements to connect their family tree. This class will facilitate their journey through forms, charts and records. This will lead to a short discussion on finding the slave owner. Web sites will be available.

Charlotte M. Bocage has over forty years of genealogy experience, a full-time genealogist, lecturer, author, and Louisiana specialist. She is on the Southern California Genealogical Society Board of Directors, Kids Family History chair, and Education/Outreach Committee chair; First Vice President with the Pasadena Area African American Genealogical Society, and former International Black Genealogy Summit, Program chair. She has spoken at various genealogical and historical societies across the country and is also an active member.
 
Second lecture:
 
about 2:30 pm: "Advanced African American Genealogy"
Presenter: Adrian Foushee
 
Born and reared in Washington, D.C. to parents from the Carolinas, Adrian is a newbie by most accounts. It was not until early 2012, Adrian began his genealogical journey. Growing up, his paternal side (North Carolina) had annual family reunions. Relatives always spoke of the grandparents and great-grandparents and he knew their names, including the women’s maiden names. His maternal family (South Carolina) always seemed smaller and more disbursed, so there was less known. His brother actually helped the “genealogy bug” take hold. It was his brother, not Adrian, that kept their grandmother up one summer night, asking questions about ancestors. And he was the one to sketch a family tree the next morning after breakfast, which their mother thankfully had tucked away for safekeeping. In the span of about six years Adrian has gone from a set of names to not only dates and places, but family stories, local histories, and through DNA, new relatives. Adrian is now the administrator of the Foushee Family DNA Project, founded just last year (June 2017). He is a member of several genealogical societies in Southern California, North Carolina and the National Genealogical Society. He is a graduate of James Madison University, Virginia, with a Bachelor of Science in Anthropology and Minor in Sociology. He received his MBA in Accounting and Finance from the University of La Verne, CA.
 
All our monthly lectures and workshops are free to our members and the public.
 
The DNA Special Interest Group meeting will not be meeting in February. Instead there will be a Genealogy Fair from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm in the Library community room. There will be tables on a number of topics related to genealogy, including DNA.