Lompoc Valley Genealogical Society



Welcome to the Lompoc Valley Genealogical Society

Our society is located in Santa Barbara County.  We serve Lompoc Valley and the surrounding areas, including Vandenberg AFB and Santa Ynez Valley and we are active members of CSGA and FGS.



3rd Tuesday of each month – 7P.M. to 9 P.M.

1312 West Prune Street, Lompoc, CA

(Meetings January thru November)



LVGS is proud to present a very special Oct 12th Seminar with:

Bill Doty, Archivist - National Archives & Records Administration -

“Immigration, Naturalization, and Ship’s Passengers Arrival Sources”


Early reservation fees of $10.00 (members and non-members)

may be sent before Oct. 1st  to:


LVGS, P.O. Box 81, Lompoc, CA 93438-0081.

Please make checks payable to LVGS – note: fee will be $15.00 day of Workshop             


October 12th9:00 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.

Seminar will  be held at the Church of Jesus Christ (LDS)

1312 West Prune Street, Lompoc, CA

Registration on the day of the seminar begins at 8:30.  However, remember you save $5.00 by registering early!


Enjoy an exciting seminar – which includes a renowned speaker, a syllabus, refreshments, door prizes and the camaraderie of fellow genealogists, historians and friends.


Bio of our workshop speaker:

Archivist Bill Doty, hails from Kansas City, is a graduate of the University of Kansas’ William Allen White School of Journalism with double majors in broadcasting and communications -- and has, since, completed graduate-level studies in History.  Unlike many who receive appointments to the National Archives fresh out of graduate school, Bill became an archivist after former lives: as a Field Editor for the legendary New York publisher Charles Scribners Sons (Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Thomas Wolfe) – and, then for many years as Production Publicity Director for John Kluge’s Metromedia Producers Corporation in Hollywood.   


As the National Archives is the custodian of both our official, national history and our family histories as well, Bill is an eleventh generation descendant of Edward Doty the last signer of the Mayflower Compact -- the latest of Bill’s  four primary ancestral lines arrived in 1643.


Join an exciting and involved society

Membership includes our monthly newsletter “SearchNotes.”  Queries are free for members.

  • Single membership = $15.00
  • Family Membership = $20.00
  • Membership year is from 1 Jan to 31 Dec







Last revised: 18 August 2002

To submit updates and/or corrections – please contact

Kay Hampshire[email protected]