Ventura County Library has a wealth of genealogy resources available for those interested in researching their family tree!
Inside each Ventura County Library location, you can take a look at Ancestry Library Edition, a huge database of over 5 billion names and over 7000 available databases. Unlock your story with sources like vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court & legal documents, directories, photos, maps and more!
Available at home and in-library is HeritageQuest, which complements Ancestry Library Edition with federal census data, family & local history books, tax lists, city directories, probate records and more.
Don't forget, we also have current and historical newspaper resources as well - including the Los Angeles Times (1881 to present), the Ventura County Star (1997 to present), the New York Times (1980 to present). And, ProQuest Digital Microfilm for Los Angeles Times and New York Times full page obituaries (2008 to present).
Can't get enough? Contact the Ventura County Genealogical Society for more resources and events!
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Looking for an online resource to help you learn more about computers? Feel like you could learn more about the fundamentals of the personal computer? Look to the Ventura County eLibrary and LearningExpress for your answer.
LearningExpress has multiple offerings, including 'Computer & Internet Basics' where you learn about computers, internet and email. Work your way up to using and customizing Windows 7, participating in social networks, mastering web apps and more!
Additionally, under 'Popular Software Tutorials', brush up on your Office 2003, 2007 or 2010 skills with courses available for both Windows and Macintosh.
LearningExpress is not just about practice tests and career help. There's a lot of education in LearningExpress!
A famous short story and several poems are also presented.
This program is ideal for middle school & high school students and adults.
Thank you for your patience during our systems and computer services delivery upgrade.
Our catalog, public internet labs, wireless and self-checks are all back up and operational.
The eLibrary page resources are now also available!
Wanted: historic photos of Oak Park, California. Do you have photos of historic Oak Park from the 1960s and 70s?
Enjoy refreshments, learn about our community and see film clips of recent movies shot in Oak Park including: "Role Models", "Just Go With It" and "Faster".
Demonstrating the different sizes and varieties of their intruments while playing music from the Baroque and Renaissance periods, 20th and 21st centuries the Evergreen Recorder Consort will delight and educate.
The Ventura County Libraries have TWO exciting Summer Reading Programs which will run from June 12 through August 13, 2011: "ONE WORLD, MANY STORIES” for grades K-6 and "YOU ARE HERE” for grades 6-12. Teens also may volunteer at their local library branch to help run the programs.
Mr. Nifty, balloon artist extraordinaire, is the featured performer at the kickoff program in each library branch. See our kickoff program schedule for a library near you and our Kids' & Teen Events Calendar for all events!
Ventura County Library will be conducting a computer systems upgrade that will impact all online access and computer use at the Ventura County Libraries.
Starting early June 21 through June 22, 2011, all online services will be unavailable. This includes the online catalog, express checkouts, wireless and database access. All public internet labs will be closed.
While online services will be interrupted, Ventura County Libraries will remain open and library staff will be available to assist during the downtime.