Victoria Genealogical Society
GENEALOGICAL EVENTS

VGS events are open to the general public as well as VGS members.
Please join us to learn more about genealogy and the pursuit of family history research.

 

 

VGS Workshops & Webinars


 VGS WORKSHOPS ARE NOW BEING HELD ONLINE VIA ZOOM
DUE TO COVID-19 SAFETY AND HEALTH RESTRICTIONS.

ADVANCED REGISTRATION (and PAYMENT where required) IS REQUIRED
for VGS Workshops and Events.


If you have ideas for new workshops or webinars,
or want to request a repeat of past workshops,
please contact our VGS Workshop coordinator at workshop@victoriags.org.


WORKSHOP & WEBINAR FEES

FEES FOR VGS ONLINE WORKSHOPS ARE IN EFFECT STARTING SEPTEMBER 1st.

We will now be using Eventbrite to securely process your event payments online during the online registration process.
Payments can be made online by credit card, debit card, or PayPal account.

  • Online Workshop Fees for VGS Members: $12.00 + service fee  (PROMO CODE REQUIRED)
  • Online Workshop Fees for Non-Members: $20.00 + service fee

PLEASE REGISTER AND PAY FOR WORKSHOPS VIA OUR VGS EVENTBRITE EVENTS PAGE.

Members MUST enter a coupon or “PROMO CODE” to receive the reduced member rate
(distributed to members in our green email bulletin: VGS Member's e-Newsletter).

 

All monies received from workshop and webinar fees go directly to the VGS.
Workshop speakers and our VGS volunteers provide their time and expertise
to these events in aid of VGS fundraising efforts.  Thank you for your support.

 


LOCATION & TIMES

ALL WORKSHOPS WILL BE HELD ONLINE VIA ZOOM UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

Attend online from the comfort of your own home!

Meeting links to online events will be forwarded to those registered
via email, closer to the event.


Most ONLINE workshops and webinars are held on Saturdays, from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM (unless otherwise specified).
REGISTRATION CLOSES AT 7:30 AM.


Please sign in to the online workshop at least 15 minutes early.

Exact dates for each event are listed below in the Upcoming VGS Webinars and Webinars section.

 


REGISTRATION for VGS ONLINE EVENTS

ADVANCED REGISTRATION (and PAYMENT where required) IS REQUIRED for VGS Workshops and Events.


PLEASE REGISTER AND PAY FOR VGS WORKSHOPS VIA OUR VGS EVENTBRITE EVENTS PAGE.

***   DON'T DELAY - REGISTER EARLY!   ***
REGISTRATION CLOSES AT 7:30 AM ON THE DAY OF THE WORKSHOP.

We have prepared detailed instructions on
how to register and pay for VGS Events using Eventbrite.
To see screenshots of this process, please view:
How to get a member discount on Eventbrite”.


FEES FOR VGS WORKSHOPS ARE IN EFFECT STARTING SEPTEMBER 1st.

We will now be using Eventbrite to securely process your event payments online during the online registration process. Payments can be made online by credit card, debit card, or PayPal account.

  • Online Workshop Fees for VGS Members: $12.00 + service fee  (PROMO CODE REQUIRED)
  • Online Workshop Fees for Non-Members: $20.00 + service fee

Members MUST enter a coupon or “PROMO CODE” to receive the reduced member rate
(provided to members only via the VGS Member's e-Newsletter).

Registrations are always confirmed via emails from orders@eventbrite.com.

Workshop details are listed below

in the Upcoming VGS Online Workshops section
AND on our VGS EVENTBRITE EVENTS PAGE.

 

 


UPCOMING VGS ONLINE WORKSHOPS

ADVANCED REGISTRATION and PAYMENT IS REQUIRED for most VGS Workshops and Events.

We welcome both VGS members and non-members.

***   DON'T DELAY - REGISTER EARLY!   ***
REGISTRATION CLOSES AT 7:30 AM ON THE DAY OF THE WORKSHOP.

PROMO CODE for MEMBERS ONLY DISCOUNT can be found in your VGS Member's e-Newsletter.

FEES FOR VGS WORKSHOPS ARE IN EFFECT STARTING SEPTEMBER 1st.

We will now be using Eventbrite to securely process your event payments online during the online registration process.
Payments can be made online by credit card, debit card, or PayPal account.

Registrations are always confirmed via emails from orders@eventbrite.com.

 

26 SEPTEMBER 2020 - 10 Step to Success: An Introduction to Genealogy

PRESENTER: Merv Scott

Finding your ancestors has never been easier but with all the research tools available it can get a little overwhelming. This workshop is designed for those new to genealogy but the not-so-new can learn a lot as well.

Join Merv Scott as he provides the principles to guide your research and leads you through a step-by-step process towards genealogy success. This session is full of hints and tips on good research techniques and how to avoid the common mistakes that beginners make with their genealogy research. Hear about the latest trends in technology, how to put the internet to work for you and more!


REGISTER AND PAY IN ADVANCE VIA OUR VGS EVENTBRITE EVENTS PAGE.

REGISTRATION CLOSES AT 7:30 AM ON THE DAY OF THE WORKSHOP -- DON'T MISS OUT!

ZOOM MEETING LINKS WILL BE DISTRIBUTED VIA EMAIL TO THOSE REGISTERED.

 

17 OCTOBER 2020 – USE DNA TO BUILD BETTER FAMILY TREES ON ANCESTRY.COM

PRESENTER:  Mark Thompson

This workshop will show you how to build bigger, better and more accurate family trees using Ancestry's support for genetic genealogy.

Following a brief overview of genetic genealogy, we will dive into the most useful ways to find, research and track your genetics cousins at Ancestry.com. The workshop will include case studies, as well as tips and tricks to show you how Ancestry can be used to improve your family history research using genetic genealogy. The detailed handouts will also help make sure you are able to use what you learned when you get home.

This class is designed for beginner to intermediate level Ancestry.com users. No prior knowledge of genetic genealogy is required.


REGISTER AND PAY IN ADVANCE VIA OUR VGS EVENTBRITE EVENTS PAGE.


REGISTRATION CLOSES AT 7:30 AM ON THE DAY OF THE WORKSHOP -- DON'T MISS OUT!

ZOOM MEETING LINKS WILL BE DISTRIBUTED VIA EMAIL TO THOSE REGISTERED.

 

24 OCTOBER 2020 – BEGINNING ENGLISH RESEARCH

PRESENTER: Heather Shave

New to English research? Then this workshop is for you!

Learn about the basic records that cover the second half of the nineteenth century – Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) which started in 1837, the census from 1841 to 1911, and wills after 1858. The contents of each type of record will be covered, how to search for the records, and how to make the best use of the information.

Most of the records (except for the actual Civil Registration records) for this time are online. Different sources for the records, some free and some commercial will be discussed as well.


REGISTER AND PAY IN ADVANCE VIA OUR VGS EVENTBRITE EVENTS PAGE.


REGISTRATION CLOSES AT 7:30 AM ON THE DAY OF THE WORKSHOP -- DON'T MISS OUT!

ZOOM MEETING LINKS WILL BE DISTRIBUTED VIA EMAIL TO THOSE REGISTERED.

 


SNEAK PEEK

FEES FOR VGS WORKSHOPS ARE IN EFFECT 1 SEPTEMBER 2020

REGISTRATION is NOT YET OPEN for the FOLLOWING WORKSHOPS

 

17 October 2020 - Use DNA to Help Build Family Trees at Ancestry

Presenter: MARK THOMPSON


24 October 2020 - BEGINNING ENGLISH RESEARCH

Presenter: HEATHER SHAVE

 

7 November 2020 - POSTCARDS, POSTAL HISTORY AND FAMILY HISTORY

Presenter: DIANE ROGERS


28 November 2020 - Scotland Beyond Scotlands People

Presenter: HEATHER SHAVE

 

12 December 2020 - DEADLINE: USING NEWSPAPERS FOR YOUR FAMILY HISTORY RESEARCH

Presenter: DIANE ROGERS

 


Once details are finalized, we will ALSO publish registration information for
these and other exciting VGS events in future editions of our biweekly
"MEMBERS E-NEWSLETTER" (sent only to VGS members; green colour)
AND our "GEN NEWS" bulletin by subscription (orange colour).


Additional VGS Workshops and Webinars will be announced as available.

Other workshops and seminars are also offered through our outreach programs - check it out!

Information on our VGS past workshops are still posted for reference.

 

 

OTHER VGS PROGRAMS and SERVICES

The Victoria Genealogical Society also offers other seminars, workshops and services as part of our
outreach programs and support services that may also be of interest. 

Please visit our Programs and Services page for more details.