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Genealogy Research

 Free Genealogy Class is a premier online genealogical resource featuring 3,000 unique searchable databases with more than 400 million searchable names, maintained by the New England Historical and Genealogical Society.

This resource is only available for use from computers inside the library or on Library Wifi. No remote/home use access.

America's News - Ventura County Star
Search local, state and national full-text articles on issues, events, business, government, health and more with over 1,400 news sources, newspapers, videos, newswires, and web-only content including the Daily News (10/1/85-Current), Ventura County Star (1997-Current), and USA Today (7/1/87-Current).  

United States Census; military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories; passenger lists and more.

This resource is only available for use from computers inside the library or on Library Wifi. No remote/home use access.

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Contains significant historical California newspapers published from 1846-1922
Includes records from 4,500 family history centers in 70 countries
Gale Genealogy Connect features a wide range of comprehensive references and is powered by authoritative information from  

Access to a genealogy collection of over 25,000 family and local histories  

Los Angeles Times (1881- current)
Access to obituaries search tips
Local newspapers indexed by Thousand Oaks Librarians, including obituaries search tips
Conserved original documents at the State Library of Massachusetts, from the Plymouth Colony include: the List of Mayflower Passengers, Mayflower Compact, and the First Thanksgiving. All are downloadable in PDF.
Provides free public access to primary sources including manuscripts, photographs, artwork, scientific data and more

Genealogical Society

Resources available at the state library
Genealogy research starting point

Workshop listing, holdings of the society can be searched via the Thousand Oaks Library Catalog

Deeds, decrees of court, birth certificate, death certificates and marriage certificates  

Birth certificates, death certificates, marriage records throughout United States, US Territories, and British Columbia, Canada