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

NEXT EVENT: 6 March 2017 


On-Site Research

Are you planning a genealogy vacation? On-site research, whether in your own backyard or across the globe requires certain preparations. Failure to plan in advance can mean the lack of finding details about your ancestors that you have been seeking for years. It is NOT all on the Internet and some findings can ONLY be found if you walk where your ancestors walked (lived, played, worked, worshipped, etc.). Go prepared with ideas from a seasoned professional!

Larry Naukam

Larry Naukam’s background includes more than 30 years of public library reference work. His experience includes years in Acquisitions, Cataloging, the Bookmobile, and his favorite, Genealogy, Local History, and Digitizing. He has written for Genealogical Computing, GenWeekly, the In-Depth Genealogist, and a Rochester History pamphlet on “Family History more than Genealogy,” published in 1990 by the Rochester City Historian. He gives many talks each year, and is currently involved with the Rochester Genealogical Society as their VP for programs; the Digital Public Library of America; the Church Records Preservation Committee of the RGS; and as a volunteer scanner and cataloger for various local historical societies, libraries and town historians in New York State. Download his handout from link below:

Naukam-Handout for Summary of advice



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.



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 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.