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NEXT EVENT: 12 September 2016 – Jean Wilcox Hibben; PhD, MA, CG – Beware! The Enchanted Forest: The Perils and Pitfalls of On-Line Trees


Jean Wilcox Hibben; PhD, MA, CG, former So. Cal. college speech professor (MA – Speech Communication; PhD – Folklore) is a Board Certified genealogist, national speaker, and author. She is the former director and current staff trainer for the Corona, CA Family History Center, has worked on background research for two genealogy television programs, and hosts podcasts with Gena Philibert-Ortega, promoting their joint venture “GenealogyJourneys” ( With almost 40 years of research experience, she is a former board member of APG and current President of its So. Cal. Chapter, VP of the Genealogical Speakers Guild, Western Reg. Rep of the Int’l Society of Family History Writers and Editors, and current 1st VP of the Corona Gen. Society. Her website:


Jean will be talking about the problems we can have when we rely on family trees posted on line. She will go through the processes needed to assess the validity of such trees and help you decide whether or not to trust them. She will also cover what your on-line tree should include if you want to post your family information on the Internet and help you make the decision about making the tree public or private. Her handout can be downloaded from the link below:

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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.

Our leader, Dottie Laird

Our leader, Dottie Laird

MISSION STATEMENT: To promote interest and education in genealogy.   BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Dorothy (Dottie) Laird - President Jean Wilcox Hibben - 1st Vice-President, programs Pamela Coleman - 2nd Vice-President, membership Twila Costello - Secretary Gary Cowan - Treasurer Carolyn Hughes - Correspondence Secretary Len Enlow - Newsletter Editor & Education Sherry Jones – co-Historian Sylvia Barnett – Publicity Mary Anne Vincent -  CSGA Liaison Susan Tseko – Facebook Coordinator Donna Sering




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 Dottie Laird, our President and 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 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.