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(Summer in-person meetings are cancelled due to the CoVID-19 pandemic – previously planned programs will be rescheduled for later dates; all in-person society meetings & classes – board and general – are cancelled BUT for paid up members, we have an exciting presentation, paid for by your society and recorded just for us – accessible from the Members Only page. This will require a current password to enter. Program will be available for personal use only and will be removed on 6 July 2020.)
Funeral Homes and Family History: They’re DYING to Meet You!
Most of us know to look in cemetery records but miss a valuable resource, the funeral home. This lecture looks at the history of funeral homes and the records they kept. We will also look at a case study showing the value of these historic and unique records.
Dan got his start in genealogy when he was ten years old and his father took him to visit the grave of his 3rd-Great Grandfather. That trip sparked a lifetime of interest in family history. He has spent the last thirty years researching his own family and helping others make history a part of their story. Dan lectures extensively around the world and takes private clients. Outside of genealogy he is a part-time high school history teacher and writer.
Not a member, or not renewed for 2020-21? Please go to our membership page and complete the form and mail your dues!
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.
CEREMONIAL “PASSING OF THE GAVEL” from Jean Hibben to Al Southern, 4 March 2019 (photos by Dottie Laird, top, and Len Enlow, below)
MISSION STATEMENT: To promote interest and education in genealogy.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS, installed March 2019 to take office 1 April 2019:
Al Southern – President
Jean Wilcox Hibben – 1st Vice-President (programs) & Webmaster
Twila Costello – 2nd Vice-President, membership
Donna Sering – Secretary
Betty Chandler – Treasurer
Carolyn Hughes – Correspondence Secretary
Len Enlow – Newsletter Editor & Education
Sylvia Barnett – Publicity
Dottie Laird – Historian
Sherry Jones – Member at large
Pamela Coleman – Member at large
Carolynn Egan – Member at large
Judy Bengtson – Member at large
Photo by Wilmer Bengtson, 4 March 2019
Back: Al Southern, Jean Hibben, Pam Coleman, Judy Bengtson, Len Enlow, Donna Sering, Sherry Jones
Middle: Sylvia Barnett, Twila Costello, Betty Chandler, Carolynn Egan
Front: Dottie Laird, Carolyn Hughes
Dorothy (Dottie) Laird – Historian
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.