January Writing Group
Jan 27 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Contact Barbara Warren at for more information.

February Executive Board Meeting
Feb 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Via Zoom.  Members are welcome to attend.  Contact for more info.

February CIG: The New CVGS Website: Demonstration and Q&A
Feb 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The New CVGS Website: Demonstration and Q&A

February 4, 1:00 pm, Zoom room opens 12:50 pm PST

By: Colleen Yinger and Linda McGue

If you are not a CIG member, contact Shirley Vivion to be added to the CIG email distribution list:


February General Meeting: Genealogy and Serendipity @ This will be a virtual Zoom meeting.
Feb 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Topic: Genealogy and Serendipity
Presented by: Bill Miller and Bob Hazard

You will be receiving your Zoom invitation the weekend just before the meeting.  If you are not a member and would like to attend, please email
VCGS DNA SIG: AncestryDNA Today
Feb 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

“AncestryDNA Today” by Drew Smith

VCGS General Meeting Lecture sponsored by the DNA SIG.

AncestryDNA continues to add new tools to help with matching other testers, categorizing the matches into groups, and discovering the right relationships. This presentation focuses on how to use the latest AncestryDNA tools (ThruLines, groups, etc.) to identify relatives near and distant.

Drew Smith has been a librarian in the Academic Services department at the University of South Florida (USF) Tampa Library since 2007. Between 1994 and 2007, he was an instructor for the USF School of Library and Information Science (now the School of Information), where he taught undergraduate-level courses in library/Internet research skills and website design, and graduate-level courses in genealogical librarianship and indexing/abstracting. Prior to 1994, Drew worked for academic computing departments at USF and at Clemson University in South Carolina. Drew regularly speaks at conferences and meetings of national, state, and local genealogy societies, especially on topics linking genealogy and technology. Together with George G. Morgan, Drew has been the co-host of The Genealogy Guys Podcast since September 2005. Beginning in 2016, he hosts the Genealogy Connections Podcast, which alternates weeks with The Genealogy Guys Podcast.

Contact Don Worth at for more information

February Writing Group
Feb 24 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Contact Barbara Warren at for more information.

March Executive Board Meeting
Mar 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Via Zoom.  Members are welcome to attend.  Contact for more info.

RootsTech Connect 2022
Mar 3 – Mar 5 all-day

Mark your calendars for RootsTech Connect 2022, March 3-5, a free, fully virtual global family history event. Discover your roots and connect with others. The RootsTech 2021 event attracted over 1 million participants worldwide. Find out more at


How Do I Register for RootsTech 2022?

Registration for RootsTech 2022 will open in September 2021. Visit RootsTech, and click on Subscribe for Updates to receive the RootsTech newsletter and to follow RootsTech on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

CVGS DNA SIG – “A Case Study Using DNA and Genealogy Research”
Mar 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

CVGS DNA SIG – “A Case Study Using DNA and Genealogy Research” by Bill Marlatt and Mary Seimears

The DNA SIG will be one week later than normal (March 11 rather than March 4) to deconflict with RootsTech Connect 2022.

Bill Marlatt and Mary Seimears (CVGS members) will present a case study using DNA and genealogy research to find the origins of Mary’s ancestor John Davis of Colorado.

Virtual Meeting,  For more info, contact Colleen Yinger at 

Salt Lake City Safari 2022
Mar 20 @ 10:00 am – Mar 26 @ 4:00 pm

CVGS is invited to join the VCGS Salt Lake Safari research trip! If you’ve gone on previous Salt Lake trips, you know what to expect as you research throughout the world’s records. But if you have never joined the “Safari” you may not know about the millions of rolls of microfilm, more than 500,000 books, serials and maps, and the hundreds of computers loaded with special record collections and premium web sites. And then, there is the food and the fun and companionship of your research colleagues.

Do you wonder if you are ready to go? Yes! You absolutely are! There are over 500 paid and volunteer staff at the Family History Library waiting to help you in your ancestor search. And there will be pre-trip classes to help you prepare.  Burbank Airport is an easy way to travel to SLC with several nonstop flights on Southwest and Delta. Join our Merry Band of Genealogical Friends; you’ll have a great time.

If you have any questions, please email Pat Thomas at