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Ventura County Genealogical Society – Free Family History Presentation
February 16 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
THE VENTURA COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
Free Family History Presentation
Saturday, February 16, 2019
Camarillo Library Community Room
4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo, CA 93010
1:00 P.M. Using Maps and Gazetteers in Genealogy
All genealogists want to see where their families came from on maps but often look in the wrong places or on the wrong type of maps. This lecture discusses three ways of finding your ancestral homes: 1) locating the place in gazetteers or similar sources; 2) finding it on maps of the appropriate scale using the gazetteer information, and 3) searching for the town on maps of appropriate scale if it can’t be found in gazetteers. Map scales and levels of detail are discussed, along with historical border changes and the history of map-making itself. Sources for useful maps and gazetteers are summarized.
Ted Gostin has been conducting genealogical research since 1980 and has worked as a full-time professional genealogist since 1994. He has twice been President of the Jewish Genealogical Society, Los Angeles, and has taught genealogy for several adult schools and university extension programs. Mr. Gostin has helped plan and organize three national genealogical seminars, and has been a featured speaker at a half-dozen such conferences. He lectures widely on Jewish genealogy, Southern California resources and naturalization and immigration records. Mr. Gostin is the author of “Southern California Vital Statistics: Volume 1, Los Angeles County 1850–1859,” and is the owner of Generations Press publishing company. He was featured on the Larry Lamb episode of the original UK version of the popular genealogy television show, “Who Do You Think You Are?” He is very active in the international Jewish genealogical community and maintains contact with genealogists throughout the world. Mr. Gostin is also an active member of the Association of Professional Genealogists.
2:30 P.M. WORKSHOP: TIMELINES FOR GENEALOGISTS
Lyn Gesch will share examples of Timelines and discuss how they are useful in furthering your genealogical research.
10:30 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.: VCGS DNA SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP MEETING
Presentation: Latest DNA News from i4gg conference
The 4th International Genetic Genealogy Conference was held in December in San Diego, organized by the Institute for Genetic Genealogy (i4gg.org). We are fortunate to have this conference in our own backyard. Teri Reynolds will bring you some of the highlights of the Conference, focusing on new developments in genetic genealogy for 2018 and 2019. This is the second installment in our 2019 DNA lecture series. We hope to see you there!