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Free Family History Presentation

April 20 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

VENTURA COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY presents a
Free Family History Presentation
Saturday, April 20, 2019, at the
Camarillo Library Community Room 4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo, CA 93010

1:00 P.M. AMERICA: LAND OF THE FARM, HOME OF THE PLOUGH
Presenter: Jean Wilcox Hibben
Farmers have been the backbone of America from the first settlers until the present day. Without these important people, and their families, there would not be food to eat . . . yet genealogists frequently use the phrase, “My ancestors were JUST farmers.” Just farmers? Then they were the necessary part of the population so everyone else could survive! Learn some about the farming occupation along with how to locate records of these important people; understand the vital role of your farmer forefather (and foremother . . . and all the forechildren!). Included: Some history of how America and its language have been influenced by this occupation. Suitable for all levels of genealogy experience.

Jean Wilcox Hibben; Ph.D., MA, former So. Cal. college speech professor (MA – Speech Communication; Ph.D. – Folklore), is a national speaker and author. A member of the DAR, she is the former director and current staff trainer for the Corona, CA Family History Center, has worked on background research for two genealogy television programs, and hosts podcasts, with a couple of other genealogists, under the moniker Genealogy Journeys® (genaandjean.blogspot.com).

2:30 P.M. MOTIVE, MEANS, AND OPPORTUNITY: THE SAD SAGA OF GEORGE RICHARDS Presenter: Jean Wilcox Hibben
This case study of a man whose choices served to confuse his descendants is reconstructed in this lecture. He was there, then gone, then back – see how a variety of records unlocked his real story. From England to the US, George’s life was filled with conundrums and poor choices. See how to locate original records (not all online); separate fact from fiction; and assess evidence for accuracy.

10:30 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.: VCGS DNA SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP MEETING
The DNA Special Interest Group meeting will precede the general meeting from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM at the Camarillo Library, 4101 Las Posas Rd, Camarillo. All are invited to attend.

Details

Date:
April 20
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Website:
https://venturacogensoc.org/

Location

Camarillo Public Library Community Room
4101 Las Posas Rd
Camarillo, CA United States
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Society

Ventura County Genealogical Society