Ventura County Genealogical Society

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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
 
MINI SEMINAR:
 
"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. 
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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
Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference 2014
Wednesday, Aug 27th
Early Registration (postmarked or online by 1 July 2014). More information at: FGS Conference.    
DNA Interest Group (SCGS)
Saturday, Aug 30th
10:00 am to 1:30 pm
Connecting DNA to Your Genealogy Workshop The IT Team will set up multiple computers to demonstrate various genealogy software ...
Camarillo Library Workshops
Wednesday, Sep 3rd
10:30 am to 11:30 am
DNA Special Interest Group Meeting
Saturday, Sep 20th
10:00 am to 11:00 am
The Family History Library has generously allowed us to use the computer lab, so we will be holding a ...
FREE MINI SEMINAR: Needles in Haystacks: Big City Research & Researching Your Brick Walls
Saturday, Sep 20th
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Presenter: Cafi Cohen   Tips for researching your ancestors in big cities.
Camarillo Library Workshops
Wednesday, Oct 1st
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Cathy Villa will speak on becoming a DAR member
2014 Annual Fall Seminar
Saturday, Oct 25th
8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Curt B. Witcher, MLS, FUGS, IGSF Senior Manager, Special Collections Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center Professional Genealogist & ...