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Saturday, January 19, 2019
VCGS general meeting - Lisa Schumacher
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Camarillo Public Library, 4101 E. Las Posas Rd, Camarillo, CA
Presenter: Lisa Schumacher
 
"1890 Census Substitutes"
Family history researchers rely heavily on Census records from 1790 to 1940. However most of the 1890 census is not available. What happened and what can be done to fill in the 1880-1900 gap? Learn about other resources that can provide information for this time period.


Lisa Schumacher has thirty years of experience in the computer field and is currently a self-employed technical support consultant. Her interest in family history began twenty years ago with a focus on computer programs that can be used in genealogical research. Lisa is Past-President of the South Bay Cities Genealogical Society (Torrance, CA). She was a staff supervisor and instructor at the Los Angeles Family History Center for seven years. She lectures on various topics throughout the Los Angeles South Bay area.
 
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"Sanborn Maps"
Speaker: Judy Janes
 
Sanborn Maps are a great resource for genealogists who long to learn more about the homes and buildings where their ancestors lived in America. Created in the 19th and 20th centuries for fire insurance purposes, these detailed maps can help you find exact locations. Judy Janes will show us how to access these maps, which are particularly valuable when buildings no longer exist.
 
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 16, 2019
VCGS general meeting - Ted Gostin
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Camarillo Public Library, 4101 E. Las Posas Rd, Camarillo, CA
"Presenter: Ted Gostin
 
"Using Maps and Gazeteers in Genealogy"
 
Almost all genealogists have a fascination with maps. Most genealogists can recall the first time they found their ancestral hometowns on a map, and the excitement and thrill that ensued. You may have heard stories about the “old country” from parents and grandparents for years, but seeing that town with the strange sounding name on a map in front of you suddenly makes these stories come to life. This lecture reviews some of the geographic resources available to help you locate your ancestral hometown, including maps and gazetteers, and what else can be learned from these sources.

Ted 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. Ted 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. He 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 a featured researcher in the Larry Lamb episode of the BBC version of Who Do You Think You Are? He is very active in the international Jewish genealogical community, and maintains contact with genealogists throughout the world. He is also an active member of the Association of Professional Genealogists.
 
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 "Timelines for Genealogists"

Speaker:  Lyn Gesch
Lyn will share examples of Timelines and discuss how they are useful in furthering your genealogical research.
 
 
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 general meeting - Mary E. Hall
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Camarillo Public Library, 4101 E. Las Posas Rd, Camarillo, CA
Presenter: Mary E. Hall
 
"DNA Testing in the News: Beyond the Headlines"
 
Mary will explore some recent DNA related news headlines, share how DNA testing and test databases were involved, and highlight current options for family historians concerned about privacy and ethics as we hunt for the parents of our gg-grandmother.

Mary Hall leads the Santa Barbara County Genealogical Society's DNA Special Interest Group.
 
 
 
 
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"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 general meeting - Jean Wilcox Hibben
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Camarillo Public Library, 4101 E. Las Posas Rd, Camarillo, CA
Presenter: Jean Wilcox Hibben
 
"America: Land of the Farm, Home of the Plough"
 
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"Motive, Means & Opportunity: The Sad Saga of George Richards"
Speaker: Jean Wilcox Hibben
 
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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, May 18, 2019
VCGS general meeting - Joel Weintraub
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Camarillo Public Library, 4101 E. Las Posas Rd, Camarillo, CA
Presenter: Joel Weintraub
 
"Ellis Island Simulation"
 
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Joel Weintraub, a New Yorker by birth, is an emeritus Biology Professor at California State University, Fullerton and has won awards for his science teaching. He became interested in genealogy about 15 years ago, and volunteered for 9 years at the National Archives and Records Administration in southern California. Joel produced locational tools for the 1900 through 1940 federal censuses, and the New York State censuses for NYC (1905, 1915, 1925) for the Steve Morse "One-Step" website (stevemorse.org). He, Steve, and their volunteers, are currently working on 1950 U.S. census tools. He has published articles on the U.S. census, the name change belief at Ellis Island, searching records in NYC, and a biographical revision of biologist AL Heermann, and has given presentations on census and biographical research, immigration and naturalization, Ellis Island research, and Jewish genealogy. His hobbies include birding, collecting memorabilia for his talks, and making interesting PowerPoint presentations.
 
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"Finding Ancestors' Manifests"
Speaker: Joel Weintraub
 
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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, June 15, 2019
VCGS general meeting - Cheryl Storton
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Camarillo Public Library, 4101 E. Las Posas Rd, Camarillo, CA
Presenter: Cheryl Storton
 
"DNA Case Studies"
 
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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, July 20, 2019
VCGS general meeting - Gena Philibert-Ortega
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Camarillo Public Library, 4101 E. Las Posas Rd, Camarillo, CA
Presenter: Gena Philibert-Ortega
 
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Speaker: Gena Philibert-Ortega
 
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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, August 17, 2019
VCGS general meeting - Cafi Cohen
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Camarillo Public Library, 4101 E. Las Posas Rd, Camarillo, CA
Presenter: Cafi Cohen
 
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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, September 21, 2019
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1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Camarillo Public Library, 4101 E. Las Posas Rd, Camarillo, CA
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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, November 16, 2019
VCGS general meeting - TBA
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Camarillo Public Library, 4101 E. Las Posas Rd, Camarillo, CA
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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. Presentation: "Introduction to DNA for Genetic Genealogy", Presenters: Don & Carley Worth.