About Us

The Conejo Valley Genealogical Society (CVGS) welcomes everyone with an ambition to research family history!  

We are here to assist you in your search and to teach you how to find the information you seek.  The Conejo Valley Genealogical Society was established in 1979. Our mission is to further the interest in education and knowledge in genealogy, history, and to provide fellowship among those interested in these subjects. This non-profit Society (EIN / Tax ID: 501(c)(3) Non-Profit 77-0021926) serves the Conejo Valley, consisting of Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park, and several neighboring communities.

We have an interesting variety of programs about genealogy at our general meetings.  We also have regular meetings to educate members on genealogical research methods. These Special Interest Groups (SIGs) include a computer group, DNA group, writing group, and a research tools class group.  Our meetings are all held either in the Grant R. Brimhall Library in the city of Thousand Oaks, CA, or virtually on ZOOM.

Hybrid  meetings are on the horizon. With hybrid meetings those that are able to attend in person can enjoy the program and also check out new and used books for sale, and socialize with newfound friends who have similar interests. Those that are homebound will also be able to participate with ZOOM.

CVGS maintains a large collection of books and genealogical research materials at the Thousand Oaks Library (http://www.toaks.org/library) https://conejovalleygenealogicalsociety.org/library

You may schedule a research volunteer to help you get started with your family history or a specific research question by using the contact email on the Book A Genealogist webpage.

Meet Our Executive Board and Standing Committee Members

CVGS started with 71 charter members in 1979. Two of those charter members, Delores Pederson and Diana Hires, are still members today!

Learn about The Helen Crise Memorial Life Membership

We Remember… Stories about our members who are gone.

Learn about the CVGS Coat of Arms