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Wednesday, October 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, October 16
Occupations Part V - Weds Class  (Camarillo Library Workshops)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Camarillo Library, 2nd Floor Computer Classroom, 4101 Las Posas Rd, Camarillo
Ken will continue his popular series of presentations on occupations and their significance in genealogical research.


Saturday, October 19
**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!
 
 


Saturday, October 19
VCGS: Annual Seminar - John Philip Colletta, PhD  (Seminar)
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Camarillo Public Library, 4101 E. Las Posas Rd, Camarillo, CA
 
Speaker: John Philip Colletta, PhD
 
John Philip Colletta is one of America’s most popular genealogical lecturers. Knowledgeable, experienced and entertaining, he resides in Washington, D.C. For twenty years, while laying the foundation for his career in genealogy, he worked half-time at the Library of Congress and taught workshops at the National Archives.
 
Today Dr. Colletta lectures nationally, teaches at local schools, and conducts programs for the Smithsonian Institution’s Resident Associate Program. He is a faculty member of the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (University of Georgia, Athens) and the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy.
 
He has also taught for Boston University’s Certificate in Family History program and three genealogy institutes where he created courses: the National Institute on Genealogical Research (Washington, DC), the Genealogical Institute of Texas (Dallas), and the Genealogical Institute of Mid-America (Springfield, Ill.).
 
His publications include numerous articles, both scholarly and popular, two manuals — They Came in Ships: A Guide to Finding Your Immigrant Ancestor's Arrival Record and Finding Italian Roots: The Complete Guide for Americans — and one “murder-mystery-family-history,” Only a Few Bones: A True Account of the Rolling Fork Tragedy and Its Aftermath. It tells the story of Colletta’s great great grandfather, Joe Ring, who moved his family from Buffalo, New York, to Rolling Fork, Mississippi, after the Civil War. When Joe Ring’s country store burned to the ground with five unfortunate victims sleeping upstairs, the incident was investigated as mass murder, robbery and arson. The new edition of Only a Few Bones includes 140 pages of instruction on how to write narrative family history.
 
Dr. Colletta appears frequently on podcasts and local and national radio and television. He is featured in Episode Four of “Ancestors,” the ten-part KBYU-TV series, as well as its sequel. He has received many professional honors, including fellowship in the Utah Genealogical Association and distinguished service awards from the Dallas Genealogical Society and the National Society, Daughters of Colonial Founders and Patriots.


Saturday, October 19
Santa Barbara County Genealogical Society - Gena Philibert-Ortega  (Other Genealogical Events)
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
First Presbyterian Church, 21 E. Constance at State Street, Santa Barbara
Speaker:  Gina Philibert-Ortega
"The Farmer Takes a Wife"
"He was just a farmer" is a common lament, but what about the farmer's wife? Sources and material culture can help reconstruct her life. Learn about virtually unknown sources and repositories including the USDA Library, farm newspapers, and more at the Saturday, October 19th monthly meeting. Gena is an author, researcher, and instructor whose focus is genealogy, and social and women's history.


Wednesday, October 23
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, October 23
National Archives Research - Weds Class  (Camarillo Library Workshops)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Camarillo Library, 2nd Floor Computer Classroom, 4101 Las Posas Rd, Camarillo
Lyn and Ken will discuss how to do research in the National Archives as a follow-up to the presentation on the topic at the annual VCGS seminar.


Wednesday, October 30
Choosing a Genealogy Program - Weds Class  (Camarillo Library Workshops)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Camarillo Library, 2nd Floor Computer Classroom, 4101 Las Posas Rd, Camarillo
The facilitators of the genealogy software breakout groups (Fran, Ray, Don, Monica) will lead a conversation about the pros and cons of the major genealogy database programs and the benefits of using one.



Wednesday, November 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, November 6
Writing Up Your Family History - Weds Class  (Camarillo Library Workshops)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Camarillo Library, 2nd Floor Computer Classroom, 4101 Las Posas Rd, Camarillo
Beulah will lead a follow-up discussion of the topic at the annual VCGS seminar.


Mexican American Special Interest Group Meeting
Saturday, November 9
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 coutries. 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 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: mteresamoraga@yahoo.com.


DNA - Breakout Workshop
Wednesday, November 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.


Wednesday, November 13
Finding Female Ancestors - Weds Class  (Camarillo Library Workshops)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Camarillo Library, 2nd Floor Computer Classroom, 4101 Las Posas Rd, Camarillo
Lyn will present two case studies demonstrating paths she and Ken used for researching female ancestors. Neither had to go to women-specific sources, though doing so could enrich both stories; all sources are useful for finding both men and women. There are many possibilities for doing this, as Gena Philibert-Ortega recently showed us in our Saturday program. It just takes being a persistent detective! You can add to our discussion by joining us and sharing how you unearthed information about the women on your family tree.


Saturday, November 16
VCGS DNA Special Interest Group Meeting  (VCGS DNA SIG)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Camarillo Library, 4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo
 
Presentation: Introduction to DNA for Genealogy
 
Please join us for an Introduction to DNA for 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 2020 DNA lecture series. We are planning an exciting year for the DNA SIG, and we hope to see you there!


Saturday, November 16
VCGS general meeting - Linda Serna  (General Meetings)
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Camarillo Public Library, 4101 E. Las Posas Rd, Camarillo, CA
 
Presenter: Linda Serna
 
"The War of 1812"
 
Did you have an ancestor who served in the War of 1812, between the United States and Great Britain? About 60,000 U.S. Army forces and 470,000 American militia and volunteer troops fought from 1812 to 1815. Linda Serna will tell the story of the War of 1812, one of America’s forgotten wars, and broaden our understanding of this time in history. Her coverage includes people, places and events, and is rounded out with interesting trivia to make the story come alive.

Linda Serna has been involved with genealogy in researching and writing family stories for over 30 years. In addition, she was privileged to work as a genealogist for the first season of the PBS Genealogy Roadshow program. Currently, she is a member of the Southern California Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists (SCCAPG), the Genealogical Speakers Guild (GSG), and several other genealogical organizations. She especially likes seeing how individual family stories fit in and make up the fabric of history.
 
 
Second presentation:
 
"SnagIt Updates"
Speaker: John Callihan
 
 
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. Presentation: "Introduction to DNA for Genetic Genealogy", Presenters: Don & Carley Worth.


Wednesday, November 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, November 20
Open Session for Your Questions - Weds Class  (Camarillo Library Workshops)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Camarillo Library, 2nd Floor Computer Classroom, 4101 Las Posas Rd, Camarillo
Bring your genealogy questions and problems for help from members of the group.


Technology Special Interest Group Meeting
Wednesday, November 20
Technology Special Interest Group Meeting  (VCGS Technology SIG)
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
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. Contact Don Worth, worth@ucla.edu, if you would like to join us.


Wednesday, November 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, November 27
*** NO CLASS THIS WEEK *** - Weds Class  (Camarillo Library Workshops)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Camarillo Library, 2nd Floor Computer Classroom, 4101 Las Posas Rd, Camarillo
There will be no class this week due to the Thanksgiving holiday.



Wednesday, December 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, December 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.


Mexican American Special Interest Group Meeting
Saturday, December 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 coutries. 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 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: mteresamoraga@yahoo.com.


Wednesday, December 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.


Saturday, December 21
**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, January 18, 2020
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.


Monday, January 20, 2020 through Friday, January 24, 2020
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.



Saturday, February 15, 2020
VCGS DNA Special Interest Group Meeting  (VCGS DNA SIG)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Camarillo Library, 4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo
 
Snapshot: Topic tbd
 
Please join us for a "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 second installment in our 2020 DNA lecture series. We hope to see you there!
 


Saturday, February 15, 2020
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:
 
"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. 



Saturday, March 21, 2020
VCGS DNA Special Interest Group Meeting  (VCGS DNA SIG)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Camarillo Library, 4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo
 
Snapshot: Topic tbd
 
Please join us for a "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, April 18, 2020
VCGS DNA Special Interest Group Meeting  (VCGS DNA SIG)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Camarillo Library, 4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo
 
Snapshot: Topic tbd
 
Please join us for a "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, 2020
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:
 
"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. 



Saturday, May 16, 2020
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, June 20, 2020
VCGS DNA Special Interest Group Meeting  (VCGS DNA SIG)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Camarillo Library, 4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo
 
Snapshot: Topic tbd
 
Please join us for a "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, July 18, 2020
VCGS DNA Special Interest Group Meeting  (VCGS DNA SIG)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Camarillo Library, 4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo
 
Snapshot: Topic tbd
 
Please join us for a "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 sixth installment in our 2020 DNA lecture series. We hope to see you there!
 



Saturday, August 15, 2020
VCGS DNA Special Interest Group Meeting  (VCGS DNA SIG)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Camarillo Library, 4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo
 
Guest Lecturer! tbd
 
 
This is the culmination of our 2020 DNA lecture series. We hope to see you there!



Saturday, September 19, 2020
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.