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NEXT EVENT: 1 August 2016 – Bill Schneider

Email & Internet Security: Fact or Fiction


August’s speaker, Bill Schneider, is new to the Corona (CA) Genealogical Society. He comes to us by way of the Temecula Valley Genealogical Society (TVGS), where he has been the leader of their Computer User Group since its inception in January of 2004. Bill will be speaking about email and internet security. A topic that should be on the top of everyone’s list of concerns.

Bill first became interested in genealogy in 1960 but quickly gave up because of the amount of work involved in research and manual record keeping before the advent of computers and the internet. With the purchase of his first computer in 1981, his natural talent for computers became evident. The TVGS Computer User Group has two goals – taking the mystery out of computers and presenting issues that are important to the participants.

Hope to see you at the meeting and, as always, guests are welcome!

Click here to download Bill’s Interactive Handout (ideally, in advance)

(Remember, this is also our annual ice cream social, so bring something to share.)icecream



As always, GUESTS are WELCOME!






We meet at the









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



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



To access our members-only page, click on the instructions below:

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 Dottie Laird, our President and 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 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.