Welcome to the website of CGS !
(April meeting is cancelled due to the CoVID-19 – that program has been rescheduled for October; all society meetings & classes – board and general – are cancelled for the month of April.)
NEXT EVENT: 4 May 2020
“National Archives at Riverside: A Virtual Tour”
Sarah Cochran, BA
Sara holds a Boston University Genealogical Research Certificate as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in library science. With over 20 years of research experience, she especially enjoys breaking down brick walls for her clients, discovering the stories of black sheep ancestors, and helping individuals preserve their photographic legacy. She has served as President, Secretary, & Programs co-chair for the Genealogical Society of Riverside and is a member & treasurer of the So. Calif. Chapter of the Assoc. of Prof. Genealogists. She is part of the Genealogy Journeys ® group, hosting podcasts and other events. Much of her time is spent as Registrar of the Aurantia Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Riverside. A volunteer at the Pacific Region of the National Archives Records Admin. in Riverside County, her website is theskeletonwhisperer.com
Tucked into an unassuming building off a major freeway in Riverside County are the Federal agency records from Arizona, Clark County Nevada, and Southern California. In this virtual tour, we’ll visit the NARA website, plan a trip to the archive, and meet just a few of the genealogically-rich record sets held here.
Please return to this page about a week before the program for any handout material Sara will be sharing. (Note: if the CoVID-19 situation requires this program to be cancelled, it will be rescheduled; check our Meetings page for the most updated information we have available.)
CORONA PUBLIC LIBRARY
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.
CEREMONIAL “PASSING OF THE GAVEL” from Jean Hibben to Al Southern, 4 March 2019 (photos by Dottie Laird, top, and Len Enlow, below)
MISSION STATEMENT: To promote interest and education in genealogy.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS, installed March 2019 to take office 1 April 2019:
Al Southern – President
Jean Wilcox Hibben – 1st Vice-President (programs) & Webmaster
Twila Costello – 2nd Vice-President, membership
Donna Sering – Secretary
Betty Chandler – Treasurer
Carolyn Hughes – Correspondence Secretary
Len Enlow – Newsletter Editor & Education
Sylvia Barnett – Publicity
Dottie Laird – Historian
Sherry Jones – Member at large
Pamela Coleman – Member at large
Carolynn Egan – Member at large
Judy Bengtson – Member at large
Photo by Wilmer Bengtson, 4 March 2019
Back: Al Southern, Jean Hibben, Pam Coleman, Judy Bengtson, Len Enlow, Donna Sering, Sherry Jones
Middle: Sylvia Barnett, Twila Costello, Betty Chandler, Carolynn Egan
Front: Dottie Laird, Carolyn Hughes
Dorothy (Dottie) Laird – Historian
Susan Tseko – Facebook Coordinator
JOIN US ON TUESDAY AFTERNOONS, 12:30-1:45 pm
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.