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Wednesday, January 20
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, January 20
Technology Special Interest Group Meeting - 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.]


Wednesday, January 27
Advanced Search Strategies at FamilySearch - Weds Class [on Zoom]  (Camarillo Library Workshops)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Online using Zoom
The class will discuss Dana Ann Palmer's lecture presented at the general meeting the preceding Saturday.
 
[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, February 3
A Virtual "Cemetery Crawl" Part 2 - Weds Class [on Zoom]  (Camarillo Library Workshops)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Online using Zoom
This will be a follow-up to our Halloween "Cemetery Crawl" with presentations from those who had contributions ready when we ran out of time at our October meeting. If others have something they would like to share, please contact Ken Gesch. 
--- Description from October ---
It's the week of All Hallow's Eve or Dia de los Muertos in which we remember and honor those who have lived in the past. The physical place where we often turn our attention is the cemetery. This will be a sharing format and you are invited to tell your stories and experiences.This could be an adventure in locating a hard-to-find cemetery, or records that helped you identify an ancestor's burial place, or perhaps something you learned from the process of researching a committal that added to a family story or brought new information to your family tree. You are welcome to share photos as well as your story, and it's best to learn how to do that on Zoom so we can all appreciate 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.]


Wednesday, February 10
Ask the Experts - Weds Class [on Zoom]  (Camarillo Library Workshops)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Online using Zoom
Bring your genealogy questions and problems for help from members of the group. Detailed problems that are specific to your family should be submitted in advance to the email discussion group (GENCAMLIB@googlegroups.com) with a description about what research you have done already and the research question you are trying to answer. General questions and topics for discussion may be raised in class and need not be submitted in advance.
 
[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, February 17
Ask the Experts - Weds Class [on Zoom]  (Camarillo Library Workshops)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Online using Zoom
Bring your genealogy questions and problems for help from members of the group. Detailed problems that are specific to your family should be submitted in advance to the email discussion group (GENCAMLIB@googlegroups.com) with a description about what research you have done already and the research question you are trying to answer. General questions and topics for discussion may be raised in class and need not be submitted in advance.
 
[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, February 20
VCGS DNA Special Interest Group Meeting  (VCGS DNA SIG)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Online using Zoom
 
Presentation: DNAgedcom Tools
 
Please join us for "DNAgedcom Tools." Rob Warthen is the founder of DNAgedcom.com and one of the founders of dnaadoption.com. He will give us an overview of the tools his site offers including: GWORKS, ADSA, and the DNAgedcom client with the Collins/Leeds Method and the Chromosome Matrix App as well as their popular match and tree data gathering tools which provide access to your data for spreadsheets and GenomeMate Pro. Rob has spoken at Jamboree and several national and international conferences and is recognized as a mover and shaker in the genetic genealogy industry so you won't want to miss this!
 
 
[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, February 20
VCGS general meeting - Annette Burke Lyttle  (General Meetings)
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Online with Zoom
 
Presenter: Annette Burke Lyttle
 
"How Settlers Guides Can Help Us Understand Our Ancestors' Lives"
 
Guidebooks written to persuade and assist settlers to migrate to sparsely-populated areas contain a treasure trove of information about the details of everyday life for our ancestors. Find out where to locate these amazing resources and how they can help reconstruct our ancestors' stories.
 
Annette Burke Lyttle has been a full-time genealogist and family historian since 2012. She has spoken on a variety of genealogical topics at the national, state, and local level. She has a master’s degree in English from the University of Michigan and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Northern Illinois University and has taught research, analysis, and writing to college students at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point; Schiller International University in Heidelberg, Germany; the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and Pikes Peak Community College in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
 
 
Second presentation:
 
Presenter: TBA
"TBA"
 
 
All our monthly lectures and workshops are free to our members and the public. Non-members should contact webkeeper@venturacogensoc.org 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, February 24
Migration of Our Ancestors - 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 the preceeding Saturday. Lyn will lead the discussion.
 
[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 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.]


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.
 
 
Second presentation:
 
Presenter: TBA
"TBA"
 
 
All our monthly lectures and workshops are free to our members and the public. Non-members should contact webkeeper@venturacogensoc.org 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.


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.]



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.]



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.]



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.]



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.]