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Kin-DIg - Antelope Valley Genealogical Society
Saturday, October 24
Kin-DIg - Antelope Valley Genealogical Society  (Other Genealogical Events)
10:00 am to 3:15 pm
Online


Wednesday, October 28
A Virtual "Cemetery Crawl" - Weds Class [on Zoom]  (Camarillo Library Workshops)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Online using Zoom
It's the week of All Hallow's Eve or Dia de los Muertos in which we remember and honor those who have lived in the past. The physical place where we often turn our attention is the cemetery. This will be a sharing format and you are invited to tell your stories and experiences.This could be an adventure in locating a hard-to-find cemetery, or records that helped you identify an ancestor's burial place, or perhaps something you learned from the process of researching a committal that added to a family story or brought new information to your family tree. You are welcome to share photos as well as your story, and it's best to learn how to do that on Zoom so we can all appreciate them.
 
[This meeting will be held online with Zoom and an invitation will be sent out to the VCGS Weds Class Yahoo email discussion group just prior to the meeting around 10 AM. If you are not already on the email discussion group you may contact the webmaster at webkeeper@venturacogensoc.org to be added.]



Wednesday, November 4
An Independent Woman: A Case Study in Urban Research - Weds Class [on Zoom]  (Camarillo Library Workshops)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Online using Zoom
Judy will present an urban research project which involves both Los Angeles and Alameda counties. In the process of pursuing it she discovered collections of important resources that could easily pertain to other metropolitan areas across the country. All of this research revolves around a woman.... Judy's great-grandmother, so it also demonstrates how to find records about female ancestors.
 
[This meeting will be held online with Zoom and an invitation will be sent out to the VCGS Weds Class Yahoo email discussion group just prior to the meeting around 10 AM. If you are not already on the email discussion group you may contact the webmaster at webkeeper@venturacogensoc.org to be added.]


Wednesday, November 11
Religion and Migration - Weds Class [on Zoom]  (Camarillo Library Workshops)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Online using Zoom
Ken will discuss the impact of an ancestor's religion on his or her migration.
 
[This meeting will be held online with Zoom and an invitation will be sent out to the VCGS Weds Class Yahoo email discussion group just prior to the meeting around 10 AM. If you are not already on the email discussion group you may contact the webmaster at webkeeper@venturacogensoc.org to be added.]


Saturday, November 14
Mexican American Special Interest Group Meeting  (VCGS Mexican American SIG)
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Online using Zoom
This group is devoted to the researching of ancestors from Mexico, Spain and other Spanish speaking countries. We hope to help one another find the resources needed to extend our family trees, including, but not limited to, online databases and record repositories in Mexico and elsewhere, as well as gaining knowledge of Hispanic cultures. We will communicate through the Yahoo group VCGS-MEXICAN-SIG, and on Zoom on a monthly basis on the second Saturdays from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM. Contact Teresa Moraga for any questions: teresa.morada1967@gmail.com
 
[This meeting will be held online with Zoom and an invitation will be sent out to the Mexican American SIG group just prior to the meeting. If you are not already in the group you may contact Teresa Moraga at teresa.morada1967@gmail.com to be added.]


Wednesday, November 18
Technology Special Interest Group Meeting  (VCGS Technology SIG)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Online Using Zoom
The VCGS Technology Special Interest Group uses a workshop format. Attendees are encouraged to raise topics they need help with or that they would like to know more about and our members will chip in to offer advice and ideas. Our meetings are open to the public. Leaders are Ray Roth and Don Worth. Contact Don Worth, worth@ucla.edu, if you would like to join us.
 
[This meeting will be held online with Zoom and an invitation will be sent out to the VCGS Weds Class Yahoo email discussion group just prior to the meeting around 10 AM. If you are not already on the email discussion group you may contact the webmaster at webkeeper@venturacogensoc.org to be added.]


Wednesday, November 18
Technology Special Interest Group - Weds Class  (Camarillo Library Workshops)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Online Using Zoom
The VCGS Technology Special Interest Group uses a workshop format. Attendees are encouraged to raise topics they need help with or that they would like to know more about and our members will chip in to offer advice and ideas. Our meetings are open to the public. Leaders are Ray Roth and Don Worth. Contact Don Worth, worth@ucla.edu, if you would like to join us.
 
[This meeting will be held online with Zoom and an invitation will be sent out to the VCGS Weds Class Yahoo email discussion group just prior to the meeting around 10 AM. If you are not already on the email discussion group you may contact the webmaster at webkeeper@venturacogensoc.org to be added.]


Saturday, November 21
VCGS DNA Special Interest Group Meeting  (VCGS DNA SIG)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Online using Zoom
 
Presentation: Getting Started with Genetic Genealogy
 
Please join us for "Getting Started with Genetic Genealogy." This presentation will cover different DNA tests, and different DNA companies. If you are wondering which test is right for you, or even if you should DNA test, this is for you! Be prepared for the upcoming holiday sales on DNA test kits from all the DNA direct-to-consumer companies.
 
This is the kickoff to our 2021 DNA lecture series. We are planning an exciting year for the DNA SIG, and we hope to see you there!
 
[This meeting will be held online with Zoom and an invitation will be sent out to the VCGS DNA SIG via email about 12-2 hours prior to the meeting. If you are not already on the email list you may contact the webmaster at webkeeper@venturacogensoc.org to be added.]
 


Saturday, November 21
VCGS general meeting - Debra Dudek  (General Meetings)
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Online with Zoom
 
Presenter: Debra Dudek
 
"World War I Genealogy – Where Do I Start?"
 
Start your journey towards learning more about your family’s connection to the war to end all wars. Using a fail-proof method of record gathering, you can begin to construct a large amount of information even if your ancestor’s official military records were destroyed in the NRPC fire. With thousands of resources available online, traditional archives, and in specialized museums, you'll be on your way to tracing your ancestor's Great War experience quickly and confidently.
 
Debra M. Dudek is Head of Adult and Teen Services at the Fountaindale Public Library District in Bolingbrook, IL. Ms. Dudek specializes in World War I, UK genealogy, and technology topics. She is the author of the World War I Genealogy Research Guide which is available as a free PDF from the World War I Centennial Commission website and for purchase in print on Amazon.com.
 
 
Second presentation:
 
"Using Apps to Organize Your Digital Files"
Speaker: Sharie Lieberg
 
Learn how new apps can enhance your family history research experience by improving your digital storage, citing and cataloging your findings, & more.
 
All our monthly lectures and workshops are free to our members and the public. Non-members should contact webkeeper@venturacogensoc.org for a Zoom invitation.
 
The DNA Special Interest Group meeting will precede the general meeting from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM on Zoom. Contact the webmaster to be added to the invitation list.


Wednesday, November 25
World War I Genealogy - Weds Class [on Zoom]  (Camarillo Library Workshops)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Online using Zoom
The class will discuss Debra Dudek's lecture presented at the general meeting the preceding Saturday.
 
[This meeting will be held online with Zoom and an invitation will be sent out to the VCGS Weds Class Yahoo email discussion group just prior to the meeting around 10 AM. If you are not already on the email discussion group you may contact the webmaster at webkeeper@venturacogensoc.org to be added.]



Wednesday, December 2
Work Relief Programs of the 1930s, Part 2 - Weds Class [on Zoom]  (Camarillo Library Workshops)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Online using Zoom
We will revisit the topic of 1930s work relief programs and the many people they employed during the Depression. Marilyn shared information about the CCC program back in August. This time Lyn will look at the WPA and sources for learning more about the kind of work they did. Your own WPA story would be a welcome addition to our discussion!
 
[This meeting will be held online with Zoom and an invitation will be sent out to the VCGS Weds Class Yahoo email discussion group just prior to the meeting around 10 AM. If you are not already on the email discussion group you may contact the webmaster at webkeeper@venturacogensoc.org to be added.]


Wednesday, December 9
Ask the Experts - Weds Class [on Zoom]  (Camarillo Library Workshops)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Online using Zoom
Bring your genealogy questions and problems for help from members of the group. Detailed problems that are specific to your family should be submitted in advance to the email discussion group (GENCAMLIB@yahoogroups.com) with a description about what research you have done already and the research question you are trying to answer. General questions and topics for discussion may be raised in class and need not be submitted in advance.
 
[This meeting will be held online with Zoom and an invitation will be sent out to the VCGS Weds Class Yahoo email discussion group just prior to the meeting around 10 AM. If you are not already on the email discussion group you may contact the webmaster at webkeeper@venturacogensoc.org to be added.]


Saturday, December 12
Mexican American Special Interest Group Meeting  (VCGS Mexican American SIG)
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Online using Zoom
This group is devoted to the researching of ancestors from Mexico, Spain and other Spanish speaking countries. We hope to help one another find the resources needed to extend our family trees, including, but not limited to, online databases and record repositories in Mexico and elsewhere, as well as gaining knowledge of Hispanic cultures. We will communicate through the Yahoo group VCGS-MEXICAN-SIG, and on Zoom on a monthly basis on the second Saturdays from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM. Contact Teresa Moraga for any questions: teresa.morada1967@gmail.com
 
[This meeting will be held online with Zoom and an invitation will be sent out to the Mexican American SIG group just prior to the meeting. If you are not already in the group you may contact Teresa Moraga at teresa.morada1967@gmail.com to be added.]


Wednesday, December 16
Family Stories of the Holiday Season: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly - Weds Class [on Zoom]  (Camarillo Library Workshops)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Online using Zoom
Ken will lead a session for members to share their stories of holidays past. 
 
[This meeting will be held online with Zoom and an invitation will be sent out to the VCGS Weds Class Yahoo email discussion group just prior to the meeting around 10 AM. If you are not already on the email discussion group you may contact the webmaster at webkeeper@venturacogensoc.org to be added.]


Saturday, December 19
Holiday Break - DNA SIG  (VCGS DNA SIG)
There will be no DNA SIG meeting in December due to the holidays. See you in January!


Saturday, December 19
VCGS general meeting - Thomas McEntee  (General Meetings)
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Online with Zoom
 
Presenter: Thomas McEntee
 
"After You're Gone: Future Proofing Your Genealogy Research"
 
Have you ever considered what will happen to your years of genealogy research once you’re gone? Learn how to ensure that your hard work carries Through a combination of planning, common sense, and new technologies, we’ll review how to create an action plan for preserving your genealogy research.
 
Thomas was laid off after a 25-year career in the information technology field, so he started his own genealogy-related business called High Definition Genealogy. Currently Thomas shares many of his articles and videos for free at GenealogyBargains.com!
 
“I’m a lifelong learner with a background in a multitude of topics and I’ve finally figured out what I do best: teach, inspire, instigate, and serve as a curator and go-to-guy for concept nurturing and inspiration. I believe in success, and that we all succeed when we help each other find success.
 
I see things differently than most in the genealogy field; I’m almost never content with the status quo. That doesn’t mean I chase after change just for the sake of change; but when I see an opportunity to improve something and to bring more people into the genealogy sphere, that’s where you’ll find me.”
 
 
 
Second presentation:
 
"TBA"
Speaker: TBA
 
TBA
 
All our monthly lectures and workshops are free to our members and the public. Non-members should contact webkeeper@venturacogensoc.org for a Zoom invitation.
 
There is no DNA Special Interest Group meeting in December.


Wednesday, December 23
Holiday Break - Weds Class  (Camarillo Library Workshops)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Online using Zoom
No meetings until after the holidays.


Wednesday, December 30
Holiday Break - Weds Class  (Camarillo Library Workshops)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Online using Zoom
No meetings until after the holidays.



Sunday, March 21, 2021 through Sunday, March 28, 2021
2019 VCGS Salt Lake Safari Research Trip  (Trips to Salt Lake City)
Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
VCGS is going to Salt Lake City in 2019 for another research trip at the Family History Library. You will be researching in millions of records which are not now online, and may never be, due to contractual and other restrictions. You can also consult with professional genealogists, free, on your problem ancestors. Think you are not ready? There will be a research planning class in January 2021 to get you prepared, and the date for that will be announced closer to the time.
 
 
Remember, the hotel donates free rooms to VCGS for our annual seminar silent auction based on the number of rooms we have used in the past. Your stay pays VCGS and helps with activities like our great monthly speakers and annual seminar.
 
Please contact Pat Thomas at Thomas.genealogical@gmail.com for more information.