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NEXT EVENT: 10 September 2018
DOTTIE LAIRD – “Digging up Bodies” (Cemetery Websites Review)
Doing genealogical research will inevitably take you to your graves . . . that is, the graves of your ancestors. So much is now on line for general information on whom is buried where, some with photos of headstones, some including obituaries . . . A lot of the fun of walking a graveyard has been taken from us by the Internet. However, for those who are not able to get to distant cemeteries to personally visit their ancestors’ final resting places, these websites are a God-send. Dottie Laird, current 1st Vice-President and Past President of the Corona Genealogical Society will take us through a virtual tour of websites that feature ancestral graves as well as grave and memorial markers. Not sure where to look next for the family plot? Be sure to attend this meeting to get some help!
Bring a guest and share our society with your genealogy friends!
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.
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 took office 1 April 2017:
Jean Wilcox Hibben – President
Dorothy (Dottie) Laird – 1st Vice-President, programs
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
Mary Anne Vincent – Member at large
Pamela Coleman – Member at large
Carolynn Egan – Member at large
All present and accounted for (not an easy accomplishment at one time):
BACK ROW: Donna, Carolyn, Twila, Sylvia, Dottie, Carolynn, Sherry
FRONT SEATED: Len, Pam, Jean, Betty, Mary Anne
(photo by Butch Hibben, July 2018)
Susan Tseko – Facebook Coordinator
Open – Historian
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.