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Saturday, July 18
VCGS general meeting - TBA
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Camarillo Public Library, 4101 E. Las Posas Rd, Camarillo, CA
 
Presenter: David Flint
 
"Overview of Genealogy Research in England"
 
This program reviews the three main record groups you are likely to use when doing genealogy research in England: Census records, Civil Registration records and Church records. Each of these record types covers a different time period ranging from 1538 to the present, and each can provide key information about your ancestors in England. The program will compare the different types of records with illustrations of the content, historical context, and some websites to access them online.
 
David Flint has been doing English genealogy research for over 15 years. He was born in England, where he lived until the age of ten, when his family moved to Canada, and then to the United States. At his home society in Mission Viejo he leads a monthly England special interest group, and a monthly Legacy Users Group for SOCCGS members using the Legacy Family Tree genealogy program. He also teaches a beginners class for Legacy and leads an annual week-long research trip to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City for SOCCGS members.
 
All our monthly lectures and workshops are free to our members and the public.



Saturday, August 15
VCGS general meeting - Dr. Gary Dickey
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Camarillo Public Library, 4101 E. Las Posas Rd, Camarillo, CA
 
Presenter: Dr. Gary Alan Dickey
 
“Royal Bastards” & “Irish Research – You’ll be Needing the Luck of the Irish”
 
“Royal Bastards” will look at the role of bastardy in tracing genealogical descent from the Kings and Queens of Europe. Many people seek to know if they have royal lineage and forget that bastard lines of royalty also connect us to the same royal families. While in the past many would try to cover up such illegitimate lines of descent, they are very important to the study of royal lines, and in turn, to the ordinary amongst us. This will be a fun as well as deeper look into the closets of our family history.
 
“Irish Research – You’ll be Needing the Luck of the Irish” – Irish research is not for the faint at heart. Surviving records have been diminished by fire and conflict, less attention giving to common folks than those of gentry or money, and other issues. We’ll look at the records, their scope, and some avenues open to us for family research. If you’re up to Irish research you are up for any of your less known lines of descent. We will also touch on some of the issues of Scots-Irish research.
 
The Rev. Dr. Gary Alan Dickey is former (now retired) senior pastor of the United Methodist Church of Westlake Village. He holds the B.A. degree in an­cient history, U.C.L.A.; Master of Divinity de­gree, Fuller Theological Seminary; Doctor of Ministry degree, School of Theology at Claremont; Ph.D., Trinity Theological Seminar. He has been a Certified Genealogist (British research 1700-1900) through the Board for the Certification of Genealogists in Washington, D.C. He also holds an Advanced Diploma in English Local History through Oxford University. He holds an Advanced Certificate in Canadian Records through the University of Toronto and the National Genealogical Institute. He is a member of many hereditary and patriotic societies.
 
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 19
VCGS general meeting - Jane Neff Rollins
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Camarillo Public Library, 4101 E. Las Posas Rd, Camarillo, CA
 
Presenter: Jane Neff Rollins
 
"Sensitive Subjects in Genealogy: How Much to Reveal, How Much to Conceal"
 
Ms. Rollins has been a family historian for more than 20 years, and a professional genealogist since 2013. She completed ProGen Study Group 29 in 2017. Jane has spoken professionally about genealogy since 2012 at local, regional, national, and international levels. In her genealogy talks, Ms. Rollins shares memorable stories, case studies, and humor.
 
Second presentation:
 
"TBA"
Speaker: Leticia Rodella
 
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, November 21
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
 
"Mining for Gold: Using ALL of the Information in Your Records"
 
Genealogists spend years hunting for additional records bolster and extend their family trees. But, did you get everything out of the documents that you already have? Have you classified your information to plan appropriate follow-up? Have you developed evidence from the information? Have you replaced derivatives with originals? Have you researched additional items suggested by the records? We will cover these techniques and several others during a fun, educational session that will show you how to get more information out of what you already have!
 
 
 
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.