Welcome to the website of CGS !   ————-  

NEXT EVENT: 1 May 2017

Our Own Lisa Howison

“The DAR: What it Offers and Why Join a Lineage Society”

Lisa is a native of Huntington Beach, CA, and who now currently resides in Norco, CA.  She has been doing genealogy and family history research off and on for most of her life.  Lisa is a member of several genealogy societies which include Corona Genealogical Society and the Association for Professional Genealogists, among others. She is also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.  Lisa takes clients and lectures on genealogy and other interesting subjects.


Ask any DAR member and she will tell you that it is THE organization to join. Unless, of course, you are the SON of a Revolutionary War soldier, in which case, you should join the SAR. In either case, there are a number of advantages of being a member of a lineage society (and there are many). Lisa will be explaining some of those advantages as well as what a non-DAR member has to gain from DAR records. We are fortunate to have her in the Corona Genealogical Society and to have her sharing some of what the Daughters of the American Revolution can do for you, the genealogist, regardless of your level of expertise. Please return to this page a week or so before the presentation to access Lisa’s handout.




As always, GUESTS are WELCOME!   —————————

We meet at the  LibraryLogo2009              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 to take office 1 April 2017:

Jean Wilcox Hibben – President

Tom Anderson – 1st Vice-President, programs

Twila Costello – 2nd Vice-President, membership

Donna Sering – Secretary

Dorothy (Dottie) Laird – Treasurer

Carolyn Hughes – Correspondence Secretary

Len Enlow – Newsletter Editor & Education

Sherry Jones – Historian

Sylvia Barnett – Publicity

Mary Anne Vincent – Member at large

Pamela Coleman – Member at large

Carolyn Egan – Member at large


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.