Ventura County Genealogical Society


2015 Annual Seminar

Saturday, October 17, 2015
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Camarillo Public Library, 4101 E. Las Posas Rd, Camarillo, CA
Featuring Sheila Benedict


"Collecting, Recording, and Evaluating Research"
"Re-assess Your Data: Is it Quality Research or Grandma's Old Army Boots?"
"Case Studies in Forensic and Family Genealogy"
"Finding Your Irish (and other out-of-country) Ancestors"


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. 
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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Technology Special Interest Group Meeting
Tuesday, Oct. 13th
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
The VCGS Technology Special Interest Group will hold its next meeting at the Family History Center in Ventura on Tuesday, ...

VCGS DNA Special Interest Group Meeting
Saturday, Oct. 17th
There will be no DNA SIG meeting in October due to the VCGS Seminar. I hope to see everyone there!

VCGS Annual Seminar - Sheila Benedict
Saturday, Oct. 17th
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Complete information and a registration form is available on the Seminar 2015 page on our website.

Fresno County Genealogical Society Annual Seminar - Lisa Louise Cooke
Saturday, Oct. 17th
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
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Whittier Area Genealogical Society - Gordon Seyffert
Saturday, Oct. 17th
1:00 pm
Presentation by Gordon Seyffert German Research & Reading Handwritten German Records More Information

German Special Interest Group
Saturday, Oct. 24th
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
The next meeting of the German SIG will be Saturday, October 24, starting at 1:30 p.m., at the LDS Church on ...

VCGS DNA Special Interest Group Meeting
Saturday, Nov. 21st
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Round-table discussion: gather with groups of like-minded researchers to discuss a genealogy topic of interest from a genetic genealogy perspective. ...