Welcome to the website of CGS ! ————-
NEXT EVENT: 6 November 2017
Mary van Orsdol will be talking on
“Searching Digital Images on FamilySearch”
Mary Van Orsdol received her B.A. in history from University of California, San Diego, her M.A. in American history from University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, and her M.L.S. from University of California, Los Angeles. Her first library position was at University of California, Irvine, as the Humanities Reference Librarian. Mary began researching her genealogy in 1991 after she attended a Van Orsdol family reunion in Bristow, Oklahoma, and met several Van Orsdol genealogists who generously shared their findings. She was able to combine her professional interests in research methodology and her personal interest in genealogy when she was hired as a genealogy reference librarian at the Carlsbad City Library; she became the head of the Genealogy Division in 1993 and retired from that position in 2015.
Mary is the membership chair of the North San Diego County Genealogical Society and is well-versed in the ins and outs of FamilySearch. As the website goes through various changes (with more to come), her guidance will help us to understand the best ways to find records of our ancestors. This is particularly well-timed with the recent change of microfilm renting. Please return to this page for any handouts that might be associated with this program.
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
Tom Anderson – 1st Vice-President, programs
Twila Costello – 2nd Vice-President, membership
Donna Sering – Secretary
Dorothy (Dottie) Laird – 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.