Welcome to the website of CGS !

NEXT EVENT: 4 February 2019

“Who Needs It Anyway? Getting Around the Missing 1890 Census”

Sara Cochran has been researching for over 20 years and has a Bachelors degree in Library Science/Liberal Arts and a Boston University Genealogical Research Certificate; she has also recently, successfully, completed the ProGen Course. She especially enjoys breaking down brick walls for her clients, discovering the stories of black sheep ancestors, and lecturing to genealogical societies on a variety of topics. She is on the board for the Genealogical Society of Riverside, the treasurer of the Southern California Chapter of the Assoc. of Professional Genealogists, Registrar for the Aurantia (Riverside) Chapter of the DAR, and on the board of the Glendora Daughters of Union Veterans. Her website is TheSkeletonWhisperer.com and she is also part of the Genealogy Journeys® team, doing webinars and other projects.

Click here to download the handout from Sara’s program on Getting Around the Missing 1890 Census

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We meet at the 


650 S. Main St. (at 6th), Corona, CA 92882

Meetings are held in the Community Room, the first Monday of every month* from 6:30 – 8:30pm.

To network, get to know each other, or receive/give genealogical research assistance, “early birds” are welcome to gather at 6:00pm. ——————-

*in the event that the first Monday is a holiday, the meeting is automatically “bumped” to the second Monday (or scheduled for the prior Monday).. The society is open to anyone who wishes to research his/her family history. Monthly programs are offered to assist us in successfully identifying our ancestors of all backgrounds, cultures, ethnicities, religions, etc. Members are also encouraged to assist others by presenting a topic that will be of interest to the rest of the group and participating in the various projects the society hosts.

2017-Passing the Gavel

Passing the Gavel: Dottie Laird to Jean Hibben, March 2017

MISSION STATEMENT: To promote interest and education in genealogy.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS, installed March 2017 took office 1 April 2017:

Jean Wilcox Hibben – President & webmaster

Dorothy (Dottie) Laird – 1st Vice-President, programs, & historian

Twila Costello – 2nd Vice-President, membership

Donna Sering – Secretary

Betty Chandler – Treasurer

Carolyn Hughes – Correspondence Secretary

Len Enlow – Newsletter Editor & Education

Sylvia Barnett – Publicity

Sherry Jones – Member at large

Mary Anne Vincent – Member at large

Pamela Coleman – Member at large

Carolynn Egan – Member at large

All present and accounted for (not an easy accomplishment at one time):

BACK ROW: Donna, Carolyn, Twila, Sylvia, Dottie, Carolynn, Sherry

FRONT SEATED: Len, Pam, Jean, Betty, Mary Anne

(photo by Butch Hibben, July 2018)


Susan Tseko – Facebook Coordinator



Genealogy Classes at Corona Public Library

VISIT WITH US ON facebook To access our members-only page, click on the instructions below: FacebookInstructions

You must be a Facebook member to join the group (click here or the image above). When you click on the request to join, that will be sent to Susan Tseka, our Facebook Coordinator, who will get back to you. Once verified, you will then receive notification that you are “in” and you can start posting or responding to other members right away. Please be respectful of each other (no spamming or other inappropriate messaging – violators will be removed from the list). Use this to communicate about genealogy events you have become aware of, ask for help or suggestions in your research, invite society members to “friend” you, etc. This is a great way to maintain contact with each other between meetings, so consider checking this group periodically. (Note: no sales or commercial use permitted) If you have a concern about the list, please feel free to contact either Susan Tseko via email or Dottie Laird via email


  For dues information and to join the society, attend the next meeting and fill out an application or see the Membership page on this website. For questions, contact Dorothy Laird, CGS President (email, above) ——————- To see the schedule of our upcoming meetings, check the MEETING CALENDAR page.