Ventura County Genealogical Society

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Free Lecture

 
Saturday, February 21, 2015
Cheryl Storton
Finding a Family for Eleanore in Spite of Adoption, Name Changes, Divorces & Family Secrets 
Original Sources—Growing a Healthy Family Tree
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Ventura County Public Health Center, 3147 Loma Vista Rd, Ventura, CA
 
Cheryl Storton is a long-time member of the San Luis Obispo County Genealogical Society, past President and Program Chair. She has been doing her own family research since 1980, and worked as a professional researcher for several years.  She has spoken at multiple local and state genealogical societies, including the SCGS Genealogy Jamboree.  Cheryl is a member of the DAR, Association of Professional Genealogists, and the National Genealogical Society.
 
The DNA Special Interest Group meeting will preceed the general meeting from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM at the LDS Church, 3501 Loma Vista Rd, Ventura.


 

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 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. 
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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.
 
FamilyTreeMagazine
 
Family Tree Magazine: Half of your total paid will go to support the FGS and hundreds of local member societies that need your help!
 
FamilyTreeDNA
 
Family Tree DNA: DNA Testing at Group Rates
 

Upcoming
Corona Genealogical Society - Jean Wilcox Hibben, PhD, CG
Monday, Feb 2nd
6:30 pm
OUR MUSICAL HERITAGE Presentation by Jean Wilcox Hibben, PhD, CG & Judith Huck http://coronagensoc.org
Orange County California Genealogical Society - Judy Janes
Saturday, Feb 7th
11:00 am
DIGITAL NEWSPAPER RESEARCH Presentation by Judy Janes http://occgs.com
San Luis Obispo Genealogical Society - Ron Arons
Saturday, Feb 7th
12:15 pm
NIFTY & POWERFUL TECHNOLOGIES FOR GENEALOGICAL ANALYSIS & DOCUMENTATION WHAT'S IN A NAME? TROUBLE! Presentations by Ron Arons. http://www.slocgs.org ...
FGS 2015 National Conference
Wednesday, Feb 11th
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR THE FGS 2015 NATIONAL CONFERENCE SCHEDULED FOR FEBRUARY 11–14 IN SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH. This ...
Rootstech 2015
Thursday, Feb 12th
https://rootstech.org
Conejo Valley Genealogical Society - Walter Sturrock
Tuesday, Feb 17th
6:30 pm to 8:45 pm
"How to Shoot Great Cemetery Pictures" Presentation by Walter Sturrock http://www.conejovalleygenealogicalsociety.org  
San Fernando Valley Genealogical Society - Alice Fairhurst
Friday, Feb 20th
FAMILY HISTORY AND DNA Presentation by Alice Fairhurst http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~casfvgs/