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NEXT EVENT: 7 May 2018
“Women’s Lives During WWI”
Gena Philibert-Ortega holds a Master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and a Master’s degree in Religion. Presenting on various subjects involving genealogy, women’s studies, and social history, Gena has spoken to groups throughout the United States and, virtually, to audiences worldwide. Gena is the author of hundreds of articles published in genealogy newsletters and magazines including Internet Genealogy, Family Chronicle, GenWeekly, and the WorldVitalRecords newsletter. She is the author of the books, From the Family Kitchen (F + W Media, 2012), Cemeteries of the Eastern Sierra (Arcadia Publishing, 2007), and Putting the Pieces Together. Gena is the editor of the Utah Genealogical Association’s journal Crossroads. An instructor for the National Institute for Genealogical Studies, Gena has written courses about social media and Google. She serves as past-president for the So. California Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists. Her current research interests include social history, community cookbooks, signature quilts, and researching women’s lives. Her blog: philibertfamily.blogspot.com/ .
2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. As genealogists, we are familiar with records like the WWI Draft Registration but what about women’s roles and the records they left behind? We will look at what women did on the home front, the battlefield and the records that document their lives.
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.