Welcome to the website of CGS !
NEXT ZOOM GENERAL MEETING IS OUR ANNUAL EVENT ON MONDAY, 5 APRIL 2021. PLEASE RESERVE YOUR SPOT TO JOIN US AND MEET THE INCOMING SOCIETY OFFICERS FOR 2021-2023: Click here to register in advance for this meeting
(2020 in-person meetings are cancelled due to the CoVID-19 pandemic – programs are being presented as viewable videos for members only, remaining available for 4 weeks at a time. All in-person society meetings & classes – board and general – are cancelled until further notice, BUT we will be holding quasi-monthly meetings via Zoom to discuss matters pertinent to the members and invited guests (for the April 5 meeting, the link to register to attend the meeting is just above this message). If you are not on our mailing list or connected to our Facebook page, contact Twila Costello (ttcjg [at] yahoo [dot] com) to join and information and registration invitation will be sent. Meanwhile, we will continue with the videos, being recorded or shared specifically for our use and requiring access to the Members Only page. This calls for a current password to enter. Programs will be available for personal use only.
UNTIL 24 APRIL!
A new video is available from 24 March to 24 April 2021 (therein, and/or, about):
THOMAS MacENTEE of Chicago
PLAYING NICE IN THE GENEALOGY SANDBOX
Learn the best ways to connect with other family historians and share resources, including research, documents, and research strategies. Discover the various methods of locating other researchers and the best practices to ensure that your work is shared and credited in a responsible manner.
About himself, Thomas tells us this:
What happens when a “tech guy” with a love for history gets laid off during The Great Recession of 2008? You get Thomas MacEntee, a genealogy professional based in the United States who is also a blogger, educator, author, social media connector, online community builder, and more. Thomas has over 42 years of experience researching family history. (More about Thomas’s journey to and through professional genealogy is on the Members Only page, with a link to the video and his handout for this program.)
This video is designated for members-only. To participate, just become a member! Not a member, or not renewed for 2021-22? Please go to our membership page and complete the form and send in your dues!
Coming the end of March: Another informative and educational video for Genealogists! Be sure to check back for the link and/or check out the meetings page.
Your board continues to meet and plan for the continued genealogical education of its members. Meetings, via Zoom, take place the third Monday of every month. Open to all members. To join us or ask us to add something to the agenda, contact Jean Hibben (circlemending – at – gmail – dot – com) – put “CGS Board meeting” in the “subject” heading.
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.