Ventura County Genealogical Society


FREE General Meeting

Saturday, September 20, 2014
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location: Ventura County Public Health Auditorium
      3147 Loma Vista Road, Ventura
Presenter: Cafi Cohen
"Needles in Haystacks: Big City Research"
Tips for researching your ancestors in big cities.
"Researching Your Brick Walls"

DNA Special Interest Group Meeting

                    Saturday, September 20, 2014
                          10:00 am to 11:00 am
       Location: LDS Family History Center Library
                          3501 Loma Vista Road, Ventura
The Family History Library has generously allowed us to use the computer lab, so we will be holding a "hands-on" DNA session.  Bring your questions, your usernames, and your passwords. If you are a visual learner, or are having a particularly knotty problem with your test kit/website, please come to this session. Afterward, we will be having lunch at Snapper Jack's.  Everyone is free to join us, and we can continue our discussions over lunch, before proceeding to the VCGS general meeting. This will be the final DNA Interest Group meeting of 2014; we hope to see you there!


Benefits of Membership

  • Monthly general meetings with talented and exciting speakers.
  • Yearly Fall seminar. Review our EVENTS page to keep informed of our upcoming activities.
  • Our bi-annual publication the Journal. 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. 
Click on the JOIN US menu item to pull up a Membership Form.

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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Federation of Genealogical Societies
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