Ventura County Genealogical Society

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Free Lecture

Saturday, July 18, 2015
David Wilk
How to Tell Your Story
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Camarillo Public Library, 4101 E. Las Posas Rd, Camarillo, CA
 
“How to Tell Your Story”
An entertaining lecture on how to write your autobiography, family history or the biography of a loved one. David Wilk provides an easy, step-by-step overview that takes you from organizing your ideas to completing and printing your book. He interlaces the program with interesting stories about the biographical books he’s written.
 
David Wilk is an author, journalist and entrepreneur with a diverse background in all forms of writing and editing. His writing experience includes newspaper and magazine reporting, authoring seven books and a screenplay, plus a long career in public relations and marketing. Over the past several years he has concentrated on writing and publishing private biographies and family histories. He has also coached and edited several others. He is currently involved in non-profit public service as the president of the Brain Injury Center of Ventura County, a group dedicated to helping survivors of serious brain injuries to build new lives.
 
 
No workshop this month.
 
 
The DNA Special Interest Group meeting will precede the general meeting from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the Camarillo Library.


 

Benefits of Membership

  • Monthly lectures and workshops with talented and exciting speakers.
  • Yearly Fall seminar. Review our EVENTS page to keep informed of our upcoming activities.
  • Our monthly newsletter. Each issue contains articles and information of interest to family researchers.  
  • Access to our members-only section on the Society's website.
  • Members-only email notification of special genealogical interest items and local, state, and national genealogical events.
  • Opportunity to participate on special projects.
  • The most compelling reason to join VCGS is the friendships you will establish with fellow researchers in the area. Those with a new interest in genealogy can learn from experts, and the experts can share the wealth of their experience. Membership is from January 1 to December 31 of each year. 
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Reference Library

Ventura County Genealogical Society provides full maintenance and development of the Genealogy Collection housed within the Camarillo City Library (upper level), 4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo, California.  You can access the catalog using the Library choice on the left-side menu.

Get Involved!

All VCGS activities are brought to life by the hard work of our volunteers.  Society elections are held each year in November, and vacancies on the VCGS board are filled as needed.  If you would like to volunteer your assistance, please contact the president.

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Affiliations

Federation of Genealogical Societies
 
Representing the members of hundreds of genealogical societies across the United States and other nations, the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) is here to link the genealogical community and help its members grow.
 
California State Genealogical Alliance - Member
  
The National Genealogical Society was organized in Washington, D.C. in 1903. NGS's mission is to serve and grow the genealogical community by providing education and training, fostering increased quality and standards, and promoting access to and preservation of genealogical records.
 
California State Genealogical Alliance - Member
  
Founded in October, 1982, the California State Genealogical Alliance serves as a statewide association of independent genealogical societies, individuals, and non-profit organizations.
 
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FamilyTreeDNA
 
Family Tree DNA: DNA Testing at Group Rates
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1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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