Ventura County Genealogical Society

19 April, General Meeting

Beyond the Passenger List
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Camarillo Library Community Room, 4101 Las Posas Rd (at Fieldgate Dr), Camarillo
Presenter: Barbara Randall

Passenger lists are more than just a list of names and further searching can lead to more information about your ancestor’s life experiences.

Barbara Randall is active in Southern California Genealogical Society (SCGS) as the chair of the 2015 Jamboree, board member and leader of the Legacy Family Tree User Group. She conducts workshops in the southern CA area. Barbara is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG), National Genealogical Society (NGS), Genealogical Speakers Guild, New England Historical Genealogical Society (NEHGS), New York Genealogical & Biographical Society (NYG&B) and British Isles Family History Society-USA.  Barbara is a Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) chapter/district registrar and volunteer genealogist/consultant.  She is a special education middle school teacher/coordinator with the Los Angeles Unified School District.

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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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
Founded in October, 1982, the California State Genealogical Alliance serves as a statewide association of independent genealogical societies, individuals, and non-profit organizations.
Half of your total paid will go to support the FGS and hundreds of local member societies that need your help!
DNA Testing at Group Rates

Ventura Family History Class
Thursday, Apr. 24th
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Presenter: Bonnie Petrovich
Topic: Beginning Family Tree
FREE to the public.
San Luis Obispo Co Gen Soc
Saturday, May. 3rd
1:45 pm
Main Program: Courthouse Records in Cyberspace by Junel Davidsen.
For location and more info, see web site:
NGS Conference 2014
Wednesday, May. 7th
Virginia: The First Frontier
National Genealogy Society 2014 Family History Conference will be held at the Greater Richmond Convention Center in Richmond, Virginia. Mark your calendars for 7–10 May 2014. Conference registration begins 1 December 2013.
Conference brochure can be downloaded.