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NEXT EVENT: 2 July 2018
Mary Anne Vincent
“Those Who Served & Those Who Would Not or Could Not”
In recognition of the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War I, what better time than just before Independence Day to learn about those who were able to serve and those who were not, for whatever reason. Did your ancestor take part in WWI? (Remember, you might have some relatives in other countries who also were involved in the “Great War.”)
An educator most of her adult life, Mary Anne began her genealogy studies after attending a workshop put on by the Southern California Genealogical Society in 1971. She has been a member of the Delaware Genealogical Society for over 20 years and a member of the Corona Genealogical Society for over 10 years. She had memberships at one time in the New England and Pennsylvania Genealogical Societies as well as the New Jersey Historical Society. She served 6 years as the Vice President of the Corona Society and continues to be a major player on this group’s Board of Directors. A national speaker, Mary Anne has taken on the project of, almost every day, posting bios of dead ancestors or relatives on Facebook: a unique way to reach out and interest others while also connecting (or reconnecting) with living family.
Please return at a later time to access her handout for this unique presentation.
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
Sherry Jones – Historian
Sylvia Barnett – Publicity
Mary Anne Vincent – Member at large
Pamela Coleman – Member at large
Carolyn Egan – Member at large
All present and accounted for (not an easy accomplishment at one time):
BACK ROW: Mary Anne, Pam, Tom, Jean, Len, Donna
FRONT SEATED: Carolynn E., Sylvia, Dottie, Carolyn H., Twila, Sherry
(photo by Butch Hibben, June 2017)
Susan Tseko – Facebook Coordinator
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.