December Executive Board Meeting
Dec 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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

December Research Tools Class – LIVE @ Thousand Oaks Library @ Grant Brimhall Thousand Oaks Library
Dec 20 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Leader: Jim Cyr, Education Chair
December Topic –What’s New at FamilySearch

For more information and links check the CVGS website: and click on “Learn” then “Research Tools Class”  on the top menu.

Contact: for more information.

December General Meeting: Tell Your Favorite Holiday Story – Plus White Elephant Exchange @ Thousand Oaks Grant R. Brimhall Library - Community Room
Dec 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm




Please join us for what should be an interesting evening of sharing our holiday memories.

Sharon Martin and her team will have new and used books for your research available for you to purchase before the meeting and during breaks.

The meeting will be held in the Thousand Oaks Library in the Community Room. If you are not a member and would like more information, please email

Conejo Valley Genealogical Society, Inc. IN-PERSON MEETINGS 2022
5:30 pm • CVGS access to Community Room
5:45 pm • Doors Open to the public.
5:45 pm – 6:20 pm • Book Sales
6:21 pm • General Membership Business Meeting Starts.
6:36 pm – 6:46 • Break & Book Sales
6:47 pm • The Evening Program starts.
7:50 pm • The Evening Program ends.
8:00 pm • Vacate the Library










CVGS DNA SIG – GEDmatch: A great way to collaborate!
Jan 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

CVGS DNA SIG – GEDMatch: A Great Way to Collaborate!

At the October 2022 VCGS DNA SIG meeting presentation on the future of genetic genealogy, Blaine Bettinger emphasized the importance of collaboration and the use of third party tools like GEDmatch.  On January 6th, we will look at how to transfer DNA data to GEDmatch and explore some of the useful GEDMatch tools.

Virtual Meeting,  For more info, contact Colleen Yinger at 

Salt Lake City Safari 2023
Mar 26 – Apr 2 all-day



Salt Lake City Safari: Here It Comes to Get Your Reservations Quickly!

! Yes, the Salt Lake City Safari is fast approaching, March 26- April 2, 2023. You will want to reserve your room at the Salt Lake Plaza Hotel now because our room block is beginning to fill. Standard Queen rooms (Library view) are $98.00 per night, and Deluxe Queen rooms (City and Mountain view) are $108.00. All rooms have a refrigerator, microwave and coffee/tea maker. The TRAX light rail picks you up at the airport door and brings you to the hotel. The Plaza Hotel is exactly next door to the Salt Lake Family History Library, where you can access millions of records, talk to experts, access premium search websites, and enjoy amazing workstations with two million digital record collections and microfilms.

The FHL welcomes you Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 am until 8 pm and 9 am. to 6 pm. Monday, Friday, and Saturday. And remember, when you go on the Salt Lake City Safari, you can look forward to gastronomic adventures and fun collaboration with your genie friends from VCGS. You make your own travel arrangements and book your own hotel room. Meals are as spontaneous as you want them to be. To reserve your room at the Plaza Hotel, call Rich Williams, Marketing Director, directly at 801-606-2410. Tell him you are part of the VCGS group. Don’t be left out! Any questions? Email Pat Thomas at


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 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 websites. 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.

WHO?  You, of course.

WHAT?  Salt Lake Safari Research Trip 2023

WHERE?  The Best Western Salt Lake Plaza Hotel (Yup, change is in store)

WHEN?  March 26 through April 2

HOW MUCH?  $98 standard double queen, $108 deluxe double queen

WHY?  Why not?


If you have any questions, please email Pat Thomas at

Best regards,

Pat Thomas