Events

Dec
7
Tue
December Executive Board Meeting
Dec 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Via Zoom.  Members are welcome to attend.  Contact cvgsevents20@gmail.com for more info.

Dec
10
Fri
CIG: Facebook: Excellent Resources for Genealogy Research
Dec 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

TOPIC: Facebook: Excellent Resources for Genealogy Research

By: Colleen Yinger and Shirley Vivion

Note:  Meeting is one week later than usual (Dec 10).

Facebook is more than how many “friends” you have or posting pictures of what you ate for dinner.   It’s a powerful and widely untapped resource for genealogy research.  Learn how to utilize Facebook, including the many useful Facebook Groups, to move your research forward.  Zoom room opens at 12:50 pm.

If you are not a CIG member, contact Shirley Vivion to be added to the CIG email distribution list: CVGSResearch@gmail.com

 

Dec
11
Sat
VCGS DNA SIG: Panel – Q&A
Dec 11 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Note:  New date (Dec 11).

VCGS Virtual Meeting.  Bring your questions.

Contact Don Worth at webmaster@venturacogensoc.org for more information

Dec
14
Tue
December General Meeting: Salt Lake City Library Safari 2021 Research Trip Success Stories
Dec 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Topic:Salt Lake City Library Safari 2021 Research Trip Success Stories

Presented by: Our Very Own CVGS Members

Note: Dec 14 (one week early than usual)

This meeting will give you an opportunity to hear of the exciting successes of CVGS members during their trip to the SLC History Library in November. If you have never been to the library you might not know the following: There are millions of rolls of microfilm, more than 500,000 books, serials, and maps. There are also hundreds of computers loaded with special record collections and premium websites for your personal use. Also available are library volunteers ready to sit with you and help you with your questions.

If you would like to be like one of these members you will have another chance coming up in the Spring. Do you think you are not ready to go? That is one of the advantages of going with a group like you will hear from at this meeting. They had the opportunity to become prepared before leaving for their trip. There were at least four or more pre-trip meetings with the leader of the group. These included how to plan your research, everything you needed to know about your hotel arrangements and transportation, and more. I’m sure any one of them would be willing to answer any questions you might have about their experience.

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 CVGSEvents20@gmail.com.

Dec
16
Thu
December Writing Group
Dec 16 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Contact Barbara Warren at cvgswriters@gmail.com for more information.

Jan
7
Fri
CVGS DNA SIG – “Complementing Your DNA with Genealogy Research”
Jan 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

CVGS DNA SIG – “Complementing Your DNA with Genealogy Research”, video by Diahan Southard

Join us as we watch and discuss a Legacy Family Tree Webinar.  Building a family tree is free and adds a lot of value to your DNA test. Learn how it can help improve the accuracy of relationship estimates, trace common ancestors to uncover how exactly you are related, increase the chances DNA Matches will contact you, help you identify the family members whose DNA results would contribute the most value to your research, and more.

Diahan Southard is a leading voice for consumer DNA testing from her position as Founder of Your DNA Guide. Diahan teaches internationally, consults with leading testing companies and forensics experts. Southard’s company, Your DNA Guide (YourDNAGuide.com), deploys a team of scientists who provide one-on-one genetic genealogy education and research services. She recently published Your DNA Guide-the Book, that takes you on a step-by-step journey with your DNA in order to find answers to your genealogy questions.

Virtual Meeting,  For more info, contact Colleen Yinger at csyinger@roadrunner.com 

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

Contact Barbara Warren at cvgswriters@gmail.com for more information.

Feb
19
Sat
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 webmaster@venturacogensoc.org for more information

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

Contact Barbara Warren at cvgswriters@gmail.com for more information.

Mar
20
Sun
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 Thomas.Genealogical@gmail.com.