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NEXT EVENT: 3 October 2016 – Steve Lech, “Formation of Riverside County”

Steve Lech is a native Riversider who has been interested in the local history of Riverside County for more than 35 years.  He has written 10 books on various subjects of Riverside County history, including Along the Old Roads – A History of the Portion of Southern California That Became Riverside County, 1772-1893, More Than a Place to Pitch a Tent – The Stories Behind Riverside County’s Regional Parks, For Tourism and a Good Night’s Sleep – J. Win Wilson, Wilson Howell, and the Beginnings of the Pines-to-Palms Highway (all self-published); Riverside in Vintage Postcards, Resorts of Riverside County, Riverside’s Mission Inn (co-written with Kim Jarrell Johnson), Riverside 1870-1940 (Arcadia Publications); and Pioneers of Riverside County (History Press).  He has co-authored a weekly local history column entitled “Back in the Day” in the Press-Enterprise newspaper since July 1, 2012.   He is a co-editor of the Riverside County Chronicles, a journal of local history, is on the editorial board of the Journal of the Riverside Historical Society, and is also the editor of the Branding Iron, the newsletter of the Los Angeles Corral of the Westerners.  He is president of the Riverside Historical Society, maintains memberships in some two dozen other local historical societies throughout Riverside County and Southern California, and is the chairman of both the Riverside County Historical Commission and the City of Riverside’s Cultural Heritage Board.  He has been a docent with the Mission Inn Foundation in Riverside since September, 1988, and is an active member of the MIF History Research Committee which seeks to document the many stories that surround Riverside’s historic hotel.  Steve has retired so that he can continue to research many aspects of Riverside County’s varied history.


Even if you are not a Riverside resident, our proximity to the City and our inclusion in the County means that we are connected to those who made this area what is it is today. Steve will have books for sale, so don’t forget your checkbook!! (There is no handout for this presentation.)


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 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.