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Tuesday, October 16
Conejo Valley Genealogical Society - Toni Perrone  (Other Genealogical Events)
6:00 pm
Grant R Brimhall Library, 1401 E Janss Rd, Thousand Oaks
“Hessen: Land of Hansel & Gretel” 
Speaker: Toni Perrone
 
Chapter 2 of German research.
 
 


Wednesday, October 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.


Wednesday, October 17
Internet Photo Collections - Weds Class  (Camarillo Library Workshops)
10:30 am
Camarillo Library, 2nd Floor Computer Classroom, 4101 Las Posas Rd, Camarillo
Judy will highlight some Internet online photograph collections.


Saturday, October 20
**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 20
VCGS: Annual Seminar - Luana Darby, AG  (Seminar)
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Camarillo Public Library, 4101 E. Las Posas Rd, Camarillo, CA
 
Speaker: Luana Darby, AG
 
Genealogy and the recording of family history has always been a passion for Luana. She began organizing photos, documents, and information on her grandmother’s family in 1977 and has researched for others since 1985, working as a professional genealogist since 1995. She specializes in Palatine German, US and Canadian, and western European research She frequently travels to Europe for genealogical research on site in archives located in Germany, Poland and France.
 
Luana has a bachelor’s degree in Family History from Brigham Young University and a master’s degree in Library and Information Science from San Jose State University. In addition to her education at BYU and SJSU, Luana is an Accredited Genealogist® and has completed several in-depth tracks of study at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) which cover Advanced Genealogical Methods, Research in German Speaking Areas, Problem Solving in the Midwest, American Records and Research, Computers and Technology in Genealogy, Advanced Methodologies – Land Records, Forensic Genealogy and Genetic Genealogy.
 
She is a frequent lecturer at local and national conferences and institutes, including the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, the British Institute, RootsTech and through Legacy Family Tree Webinars.
Luana is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the Genealogical Speaker’s Guild, the National Genealogical Society and the International Society of Family History Writers and Editors (IFSHWE). She has served as past president and director of the Utah Genealogical Association and currently serves on the board of the Association of Professional Genealogists and as a director of the Genealogical Speakers Guild.
 
In January 2015, she joined the faculty of BYU-Idaho as an online family history instructor teaching genealogical analysis and genealogy as a business courses.
 
Topics:
  • Session One 

    Beyond Ancestry: Overlooked and Underused Subscription Sites 

  • Session Two 

    The Librarian Knows Where It’s At: Using State Archives and Local Libraries Resources Online 

  • Session Three 

    Surveying the Community: Finding Clues Hidden Among the Neighbors 

  • Session Four 

    Thinking Outside the Box: Using Unusual Records and Resources to Break Through Brick Walls

You can register online here.
There is no DNA Special Interest Group Meeting in October.


Saturday, October 20
Santa Barbara County Genealogical Society - Jane Neff Rollins  (Other Genealogical Events)
11:00 am
First Presbyterian Church, 21 E. Constance at State Street, Santa Barbara
"Using Labor Union Documents for Genealogical Research"
Speaker: Jane Neff Rollins
 
Between the 1880s and the late 1950s, up to 1 in 3 workers who were not farmers were members of labor unions. If you had a relative who worked in a coal mine, steel mill, or a factory making cars, clothing, or cigars, they probably worked 10 to 12 hours a day, 6 days a week under deplorable conditions. If you work or worked a 40-hour a week job, it was members of labor unions who made that possible

Jane Neff Rollins is a professional genealogist at Sherlock Combs Genealogy, where she works primarily with clients whose ancestors came from the former Russian Empire, providing research and translation of Russian documents. Jane began researching her family history when genealogists had to scroll microfilm at the Family History Library. The first time she saw hear great-grandfather on the 1900 census, she cried. Since then, she has researched in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Washington DC, and Jerusalem. She is also an alumna of ProGen Study Group 29, the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, and the Forensic Genealogy Institute.

Jane has lectured at the National Genealogical Society annual conference (2018), the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Society’s annual conference (2012, Paris, France; 2013, Boston; 2014, Salt Lake City; 2015, Jerusalem, Israel; 2016, Seattle), the Genealogy Jamboree (2016-18), the Northwest Genealogy Conference (2016), and at local genealogy societies throughout Southern California.
 
 


Wednesday, October 24
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, October 24
REVIEW: Annual Seminar - Weds Class  (Camarillo Library Workshops)
10:30 am
Camarillo Library, 2nd Floor Computer Classroom, 4101 Las Posas Rd, Camarillo
The group will discuss what they learned in the 2018 VCGS Seminar. Please bring the handouts and your questions and comments.


German Special Interest Group Meeting
Wednesday, October 24
German Special Interest Group Meeting  (VCGS German SIG)
1:00 pm
Camarillo Public Library Computer Lab, 4101 Las Posas Rd, Camarillo


Wednesday, October 31
Courthouse Adventures in Virginia - Weds Class  (Camarillo Library Workshops)
10:30 am
Camarillo Library, 2nd Floor Computer Classroom, 4101 Las Posas Rd, Camarillo
Our favorite story-teller, Ray, will spin a tale of his recent genealogical adventures in Virginia courthouses.



Wednesday, November 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.


Wednesday, November 7
Open Session for Brainstorming Brickwalls - Weds Class  (Camarillo Library Workshops)
10:30 am
Camarillo Library, 2nd Floor Computer Classroom, 4101 Las Posas Rd, Camarillo
Bring your questions and brickwalls for help from our group.


Mexican American Special Interest Group Meeting
Saturday, November 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 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: mteresamora-ga@yahoo.com.


Wednesday, November 14
Diseases & Causes of Death (followup) - Weds Class  (Camarillo Library Workshops)
10:30 am
Camarillo Library, 2nd Floor Computer Classroom, 4101 Las Posas Rd, Camarillo
Lyn Gesch will present some examples of historical diseases and causes of death and invites the group to bring in death certificates or information about their ancestors' deaths.


DNA - Breakout Workshop
Wednesday, November 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. You may wish to reserve your spot by sending an email to webkeeper@venturacogensoc.org in advance.


Technology Special Interest Group Meeting
Wednesday, November 14
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.


Saturday, November 17
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 2019 DNA lecture series. We are planning an exciting year for the DNA SIG, and we hope to see you there!


Saturday, November 17
VCGS general meeting - TBA  (General Meetings)
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Camarillo Public Library, 4101 E. Las Posas Rd, Camarillo, CA
Presenter: Marion Werle
 
"Ferreting Out Family Stories - Fact, Fiction or Somewhere in Between"
 
Every family has its stories, some more colorful than others. Some seem too fantastic to be true. Others have the ring of truth, but don’t stand up to close examination. How do we tell the difference? Marion Werle will present a methodology for analyzing family stories – creating one or more research questions to focus our inquiries, developing a research plan, creating a potential timeline, and finally, analyzing each component of the story to separate fact from fiction.

Marion Werle began family history research 23 years ago, researching family from Lithuania, Latvia and Belarus, who settled in the US, Canada, UK and Israel. She has been on the boards of the Jewish Genealogical Societies of both Los Angeles and Conejo Valley, is a past president of the Latvia SIG (Special Interest Group) and is a member of the SCGS Writers Group. A retired IT professional with master’s degrees in both European History and Library Science from UCLA, she has also completed the Boston University Genealogical Research Certificate. Marion wrote The Skuders from Skud, a family history about one of her family branches from Lithuania, to share with family members.
 
Workshop following the lecture:
 
"Military Records Gone Up in Flames! Or Are They?"
Presenter: Pat Thomas
 
This will be an explanation of the difficulties in obtaining modern military records for 1912-1964, due to the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) Fire of 1973. Pat will tell us what the work-arounds might be to find information about these soldiers.
 
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 21
Writing for Genealogy - Breakout Workshop **NO MEETING**  (Camarillo Library Breakouts)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Camarillo Library, 4101 Las Posas Rd, Camarillo
There iwll be no meeting this month in observance of Thanksgiving.  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 21
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 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 28
Family Myths FOLLOW UP - Weds Class  (Camarillo Library Workshops)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Camarillo Library, 4101 Las Posas Rd, Camarillo
Follow-up discussion about the general meeting lecture on family myths.



Saturday, December 1
German Special Interest Group Meeting  (VCGS German SIG)
1:30 pm
Ventura Family History Center, 3501 Loma Vista Road, Ventura, CA


Wednesday, December 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, December 5
Facebook for Family Research Groups - Weds Class  (Camarillo Library Workshops)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Camarillo Library, 4101 Las Posas Rd, Camarillo
Don and Carley will discuss their use of FaceBook groups for coordinating research by cousins into specific family lines.


Regular gathering
Friday, December 7
Regular gathering  (VCGS British Isles SIG)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Ventura Family History Center, 3501 Loma Vista Road, Ventura, CA (at Mills Rd.)
Come and share your questions, problems and triumphs in your research in the British Isles (England, Scotland and Wales.)


Mexican American Special Interest Group Meeting **CANCELLED**
Saturday, December 8
Mexican American Special Interest Group Meeting **CANCELLED**  (VCGS Mexican American SIG)
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Camarillo Library 2nd Floor Computer Classroom, 4101 E. Las Posas Rd, Camarillo
The December meeting of the Mexican American SIG has been cancelled to allow members to attend the VCGS Holiday Party.


VCGS Annual Holiday Lunch
Saturday, December 8
VCGS Annual Holiday Lunch  (General Meetings)
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Oxnard LDS Church, 3301 W Gonzales Rd, Oxnard, CA 93036
Ventura County Genealogical Society members are invited to attend the annual holiday party luncheon and pot luck on 8 December 2018 at noon at TBA. Bring a dish for the pot luck and an unwrapped toy to be donated to Toys For Tots. We will install our new officers for 2019 at the party.
 
Speaker:  Crista Cowen, Ancestry.com
 
There is no DNA Special Interest Group meeting in December.


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


Wednesday, December 12
TBA - Weds Class  (Camarillo Library Workshops)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Camarillo Library, 4101 Las Posas Rd, Camarillo
TBA


Saturday, December 15
**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!
 
Please note: the VCGS Holiday Potluck date has changed to December 8. There will still be no DNA SIG meeting for December. Happy Holidays everyone!
 


Wednesday, December 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, December 19
TBA - Weds Class  (Camarillo Library Workshops)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Camarillo Library, 4101 Las Posas Rd, Camarillo
TBA


Wednesday, December 26
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 2, 2019
Beginning genealogy *CANCELLED* - Breakout Workshop  (Camarillo Library Breakouts)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Camarillo Library, 4101 Las Posas Rd, Camarillo
No class day after New Years


Wednesday, January 2, 2019
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 New Years


DNA - Breakout Workshop
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
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, January 9, 2019
TBA - Weds Class  (Camarillo Library Workshops)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Camarillo Library, 4101 Las Posas Rd, Camarillo
TBA


Wednesday, January 16, 2019
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, January 16, 2019
Post Scanning Tips - Weds Class  (Camarillo Library Workshops)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Camarillo Library, 4101 Las Posas Rd, Camarillo
Don will discuss what to do once you've scanned your old photos and genealogy records. How to name them, caption them, organize them, digitally repair them, print them, store them, and share them with your family.


Saturday, January 19, 2019
VCGS DNA Special Interest Group Meeting  (VCGS DNA SIG)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Camarillo Library, 4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo
 
Presentation: 
 
Details TBD.
 
This is the second installment in our 2019 DNA lecture series. We hope to see you there!


Saturday, January 19, 2019
VCGS general meeting - Lisa Schumacher  (General Meetings)
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Camarillo Public Library, 4101 E. Las Posas Rd, Camarillo, CA
Presenter: Lisa Schumacher
 
"1890 Census Substitutes"
 
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Bio TBA
 
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Speaker: Judy Janes
 
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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, January 23, 2019
1890 Census Substitutes FOLLOW UP - Weds Class  (Camarillo Library Workshops)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Camarillo Library, 4101 Las Posas Rd, Camarillo
Follow-up discussion on the topic of the general meeting lecture this month.


Wednesday, January 30, 2019
TBA - Weds Class  (Camarillo Library Workshops)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Camarillo Library, 4101 Las Posas Rd, Camarillo
TBA



Saturday, February 16, 2019
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, February 16, 2019
VCGS general meeting - TBA  (General Meetings)
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Camarillo Public Library, 4101 E. Las Posas Rd, Camarillo, CA
Presenter: TBA
 
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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 16, 2019
VCGS DNA Special Interest Group Meeting  (VCGS DNA SIG)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Camarillo Library, 4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo
 
Presentation: 
 
Details TBD.
 
This is the third installment in our 2019 DNA lecture series. We hope to see you there!


Saturday, March 16, 2019
VCGS general meeting - TBA  (General Meetings)
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Camarillo Public Library, 4101 E. Las Posas Rd, Camarillo, CA
Presenter: TBA
 
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Bio TBA
 
Second presentation:
 
"Genealogy at the Ventura County Fair"
Speaker: Diane Cook
 
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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, April 20, 2019
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, April 20, 2019
VCGS general meeting - TBA  (General Meetings)
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Camarillo Public Library, 4101 E. Las Posas Rd, Camarillo, CA
Presenter: TBA
 
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Bio TBA
 
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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.