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Wednesday, August 15
Writing for Genealogy - Breakout Workshop **CANCELLED**  (Camarillo Library Breakouts)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Camarillo Library, 4101 Las Posas Rd, Camarillo
***THE AUGUST MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED***
 
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, August 15
Occupations and Genealogy - Weds Class  (Camarillo Library Workshops)
10:30 am
Camarillo Library, 2nd Floor Computer Classroom, 4101 Las Posas Rd, Camarillo
Ken Gesch will discuss how an understanding of our ancestors' occupations can help us with our genealogy research. Please bring examples of how knowledge of occupations has enhanced your research and/or family story. What unique or interesting occupations have you come across? 


Saturday, August 18
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, August 18
VCGS general meeting - Elizabeth O'Neal  (General Meetings)
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Camarillo Public Library, 4101 E. Las Posas Rd, Camarillo, CA
Presenter: Elizabeth O'Neal
 
"Finding Online Resources from Lineage Societies"
 
Lineage societies have been collecting and preserving family histories for more than 125 years. But did you know that some of these resources can be found online for free? And you don’t even have to be a member to take advantage of them!

Thousands of applications and supporting documents have been submitted to lineage societies over the years, and your brick wall ancestor could be hiding in the file of one of their members. From the databases and downloadable documents of the DAR, to simple lists of pioneers and soldiers: this presentation will show you which gems are available online and where to find them.

Elizabeth O’Neal is a professional genealogist, writer, and educator living in Lompoc, California. She has been researching her family history for more than three decades and is the owner of Swan Genealogy Services.

Elizabeth is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and the Genealogical Speakers Guild. She is a member of numerous lineage societies, including the Daughters of the American Revolution, and is an avid promoter of their genealogical resources.

Elizabeth has been blogging and writing about genealogy for more than 10 years. As the author of the blog My Descendant’s Ancestors, she shares family stories, technology and methodology tips, and hosts the monthly “Genealogy Blog Party.” Her writing has been featured in the FGS FORUM magazine, and she is a contributing writer for the Legacy Family Tree News blog.

When not hunting for ancestors, Elizabeth enjoys photography and spending time with her family. She hopes that her only descendant will someday develop an interest in her ancestry.
 
Workshop following the lecture:
 
"Ask the Experts"
Panel: Joan Beem, Fran Bumann, Judy Janes, Teri Reynolds, Don Worth
 
You won't want to miss this workshop because it is a unique opportunity to ask your genealogical questions (brickwalls, methodology, places to find records, DNA, technology, etc.) of our panel of experienced VCGS teachers and researchers. Think about your questions beforehand, and join us!
 
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.


Monday, August 20
Conejo Valley Genealogical Society - Gary Olsen  (Other Genealogical Events)
6:00 pm
Grant R Brimhall Library, 1401 E Janss Rd, Thousand Oaks
“DNA” Speaker: Rev. Gary Alan Dickey


Wednesday, August 22
Family Tree Maker 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)
If you use Family Tree Maker software (Windows or Mac) and have questions about using its features, you are welcome to reserve a spot in the next Family Tree Maker breakout workshop on Wednesday, August 22nd. (Note the date is a week earlier from what was previously posted.) Seating is limited. Please send an email to geschm@hotmail.com in advance in order to reserve a space.


Wednesday, August 22
REVIEW: Lineage Societies - Weds Class  (Camarillo Library Workshops)
10:30 am
Camarillo Library, 2nd Floor Computer Classroom, 4101 Las Posas Rd, Camarillo
Ray will lead a discussion on the topic presented by the speaker, Elizabeth O'Neal, at the August general meeting. Attendees are encouraged to bring the handout from the lecture and their questions or comments for discussion.


Wednesday, August 29
Internet Archive Part Deux - Weds Class  (Camarillo Library Workshops)
10:30 am
Camarillo Library, 2nd Floor Computer Classroom, 4101 Las Posas Rd, Camarillo
Judy will go into more depth on how to use the Internet Archive (archive.org) for genealogical research.



Wednesday, September 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, September 5
Summer Trip Discoveries - Weds Class  (Camarillo Library Workshops)
10:30 am
Camarillo Library, 2nd Floor Computer Classroom, 4101 Las Posas Rd, Camarillo
Members of the group who took trips and researched their family history will share their discoveries.


Friday, September 7
VCGS British Isles Special Interest Group Meeting  (VCGS British Isles SIG)
11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Camarillo LDS Family History Center, 1201 Paseo Camarillo Camarillo, CA
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


Mexican American Special Interest Group Meeting
Saturday, September 8
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.


DNA - Breakout Workshop
Wednesday, September 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, September 12
Stephen Morse Website - Weds Class  (Camarillo Library Workshops)
10:30 am
Camarillo Library, 2nd Floor Computer Classroom, 4101 Las Posas Rd, Camarillo
The Stephen P. Morse web site will be demonstrated including its rich collection of genealogical resources.


Technology Special Interest Group Meeting
Wednesday, September 12
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, September 15
VCGS DNA Special Interest Group Meeting  (VCGS DNA SIG)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Camarillo Library, 4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo
 
Presentation: Third Party Tools for Autosomal Genetic Genealogy
 
Please join us for a presentation titled "Third Party Tools for Autosomal Genetic Genealogy." Don Worth will discuss GEDmatch.com, DNAgedcom.com, and more.
 
This is the fifth and last installment in our 2018 DNA lecture series. We hope to see you there!


Saturday, September 15
VCGS general meeting - Hal Bookbinder  (General Meetings)
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Camarillo Public Library, 4101 E. Las Posas Rd, Camarillo, CA
Presenter: Hal Bookbinder
 
"Practice Safe Computing"
 
In this time of spam, hacking, identity theft and other distractions of the Internet Age, Mr. Bookbinder provides a useful checklist of things to concern yourself with when using your computer.
 
Hal writes and lectures extensively on diverse genealogical topics, including border changes, migration, citizenship, safe computing, locating relatives and Jewish culture and history. He has identified over 4,000 relatives back to the mid-1700s in modern Ukraine. Other roots reach into modern Moldova, Poland, Belarus and Russia. He has served as president of the IAJGS and has been honored with its Lifetime Achievement Award. Professionally, he is an IT Director in healthcare, a part-time university instructor and director of a transition to work training program for recovering addicts. Check out his growing series of articles on safe genealogical computing.
 
Workshop following the lecture:
 
"DNA Success Stories"
Panel: Teri Reynolds, Beulah O'Neal, Ray Roth, and Don Worth
 
All who have had DNA tests done, or plan to, or just need inspiration to take this next genealogical step, will want to hear these success stories. Our gifted panel of experts will help you understand the connection between your paper research and DNA findings. This information could even assist you in breaking down a brickwall.
 
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.


Tuesday, September 18
Conejo Valley Genealogical Society - 6 Pack of Topics  (Other Genealogical Events)
6:00 pm
Grant R Brimhall Library, 1401 E Janss Rd, Thousand Oaks
“6 Pack of Topics” Speaker: various


Wednesday, September 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, September 19
REVIEW: Safe Computing - Weds Class  (Camarillo Library Workshops)
10:30 am
Camarillo Library, 2nd Floor Computer Classroom, 4101 Las Posas Rd, Camarillo
Don & Ray will lead a discussion of the September general meeting with speaker, Hal Bookbinder, on safe computing strategies. Attendees are encouraged to bring Bookbinder's handout to class along with their questions or comments for discussion.


German Special Interest Group Meeting
Saturday, September 22
German Special Interest Group Meeting  (VCGS German SIG)
1:30 pm
Ventura Family History Center, 3501 Loma Vista Road, Ventura, CA


Wednesday, September 26
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, September 26
Digitizing Your Genealogy - Weds Class  (Camarillo Library Workshops)
10:30 am
Camarillo Library, 2nd Floor Computer Classroom, 4101 Las Posas Rd, Camarillo
Lyn, Don, Ray, Steve & Ken will talk about how to digitize your photos, records, notes, and recordings for archival. They will also showcase various scanners and audio recording devices and talk about how to select the best technology for your genealogical needs.



Wednesday, October 3
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, October 3
Collateral Genealogical Research - Weds Class  (Camarillo Library Workshops)
10:30 am
Camarillo Library, 2nd Floor Computer Classroom, 4101 Las Posas Rd, Camarillo
Ray will discuss techniques he uses to research collateral lines to solve genealogical problems.


DNA - Breakout Workshop
Wednesday, October 10
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, October 10
Topic TBA - Weds Class  (Camarillo Library Workshops)
10:30 am
Camarillo Library, 2nd Floor Computer Classroom, 4101 Las Posas Rd, Camarillo


Mexican American Special Interest Group Meeting
Saturday, October 13
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, 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 Resources (TBA) - Weds Class  (Camarillo Library Workshops)
10:30 am
Camarillo Library, 2nd Floor Computer Classroom, 4101 Las Posas Rd, Camarillo
Judy will highlight some Internet resources that can be useful in our genealogical researdh.


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.


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.


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.


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.



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.


Mexican American Special Interest Group Meeting
Saturday, December 8
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, 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.


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!