Ventura County Genealogical Society presents Free Family History Presentations


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Ventura County Genealogical Society presents

Free Family History Presentations

Online with Zoom

Saturday, November 18, 2023, 1:00-4:00 pm PDT


Presenter: Judy Russell

“Colonial Lands: From the Crown to Private Hands”

Land records are among the earliest, most complete, and most valuable genealogical records, often among the most puzzling. Learn more about how a colonial-era ancestor could have acquired land.

Judy G. Russell, The Legal Genealogist®, is a genealogist with a law degree who provides expert guidance through the murky territory where law and family history intersect. An internationally known lecturer and award-winning writer, she holds credentials as a Certified Genealogist®
and Certified Genealogical Lecturer℠ from the Board for Certification of Genealogists®. Her blog is at https://www.legalgenealogist.com.

Second presentation:

Presenter: Judy Janes
“SURPRISE! You may have a California gold rush ancestor hiding in your family tree.”

During the first year of the California Gold Rush, approximately 100,000 men came west to seek their fortunes. Some struck it rich, some returned home during the winter of 1849-50, some stayed, and some died in their quest. Judy Janes will discuss ways to determine whether you have a Gold Rush ancestor in your family tree.

Judy Janes is a past President of the Ventura County Genealogical Society and serves on the Executive Board. Judy is a third-generation Californian 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.

All our monthly lectures and workshops are free to our members and the public. Non-members should request a Zoom invitation here: https://venturacogensoc.org/request-invitation-to-lecture/. Please note that we cannot respond to same-day requests.

Ventura County Genealogical Society
Ventura, CA
United States

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