Aug. 19 — Ventura County Genealogical Society to hold a Free Family History Presentation

July 1, 2017
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CAMARILLO — The Ventura County Genealogical Society will hold a Free Family History Presentation on Saturday, Aug. 19 at the Camarillo Library Community Room, 4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo.

  • 11:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.: VCGS DNA SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP MEETING
    Join us for discussion on using DNA results to further your genealogy research. Please bring your DNA User Name & Password; also bring your family tree (paper or electronic). If possible, bring your laptop, tablet or other portable device; this will facilitate your research.
  • SPEAKER: JUDY JANES
    1:00 P.M. FINDING FAMILY IN DIGITAL NEWSPAPER COLLECTIONS
    Newspapers offer a broad range of information about our families. They reveal information
    that may not have been recorded anywhere else. While genealogist’s commonly use them to find marriages and deaths, newspapers also published stories about social happenings, legal matters, travel, advertisements, and important community events that shaped our ancestors’ day-to-day lives. Digital newspaper collections have proliferated in recent years, and are searchable by name, keyword, or date. Come learn how to use this powerful new tool to uncover fascinating stories about your families. Judy Janes is a past President of the Ventura County Genealogical Society, and currently serves on the Executive Board. Judy is a third-generation Californian who has been doing genealogical research for 27 years. She has successfully tracked several of her 17th century immigrant ancestors back to their roots in France, Holland, England, and Germany.
  • 2:30 P.M. WORKSHOP: INDEXING ANCESTRY AND FAMILYSEARCH
    Georgine Herd will be presenting a workshop on Indexing for Ancestry and FamilySearch & showing us the various databases involved. Indexing is a volunteer project established to create searchable digital indexes for scanned images of historical documents. This is an effort to get more people involved in indexing by letting them see how easy it is to do and how rewarding. The more indexers there are, the faster the information becomes readily available to researchers.

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