Welcome to the website of CGS !

NEXT EVENT: 7 October 2019

Laurice Hubka Johnson on 

Hints and Tricks to make Ancestry.com Work for YOU

It’s a BIG website, with millions of records and trees and DNA and can be overwhelming for many.  This lecture will focus on customizing your account, managing your tree (s) and learning how to search effectively for the best results. Please check back about a week before the program to obtain whatever handout Laurice will be sharing.

Laurice Johnson grew up listening to stories about her ancestors. Her parents were genealogists.  She knew all about her great grandparents and THEIR grandparents.  After her son was born and she was filling out the family tree in his baby book, she asked her husband what his grandmother’s name was.  Imagine her surprise when he responded “Grandma Schutt” – and knew nothing else about her.   That was nearly 40 years ago and she has been actively researching since then.  Laurice is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the Temecula Valley Genealogical Society, the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War. She is a regular speaker in the Inland Empire on several topics of genealogical interest and continues to search for her elusive ancestors.

 

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We meet at the 

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

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

 

COMMITTEE LEADS

Dorothy (Dottie) Laird – Historian

Susan Tseko – Facebook Coordinator

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JOIN US ON TUESDAY AFTERNOONS, 12:30-1:45 pm

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

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  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.