Welcome to the website of CGS (a 501c3 non-profit group) !

GENERAL MEETINGS AND CLASSES:

WE BEGAN MEETING IN PERSON AGAIN IN FEBRUARY 2021, BUT WE ARE STILL CAUTIOUS AND PREPARED TO BACK-PEDAL, AS NEEDED. WE CANNOT PREDICT AT THIS TIME (OR EVER) WHAT TOMORROW WILL BRING, LET ALONE WHAT THE SITUATION WILL BE NEXT MONTH OR EVEN NEXT WEEK. THE MOST UPDATED INFO WILL BE PROVIDED HERE AND ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE.

FOR INFORMATION ON OUR TUESDAY AFTERNOON CLASSES, PLEASE CHECK THAT PAGE ON THIS WEBSITE. FREE GENEALOGY INSTRUCTION.

 

NEXT IN-PERSON GENERAL MEETINGS

6:00 pm – 7:45 pm – Corona Public Library, 650 S. Main St., Corona 

Monday, 4 March 2024

High Desert Room (in Children’s section) – special location for this month only

Lisa Medina, Professional Genealogist

“Your Personal Tour: Creating a Locality Guide”

  • Research in a new place often requires compiling a whole new list of repositories and sources to consult – and research in the same place over and over is best served when you have an organized list of where to look. In this session, we look at information to compile in a locality guide and suggest approaches to formatting and organization. 
  • (please return a few days before program to download Lisa’s handout)

About Lisa Medina:

Lisa Medina is an experienced lecturer who employs effective teaching pedagogies in her lectures. She is a ProGen and SLIG alum and her research expertise is in Mexican genealogy. When not researching, Lisa is the Director of Admissions and University Registrar at a California State University.

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During in-person gatherings, basic protocol (as dictated by the library, county, state, and US government) will be followed for the health and safety of all.

Board meetings will continue to be held virtually via Zoom with no plans to change that arrangement.

Return here or check our Facebook page for the latest. Questions? Concerns? We have our own email address now: CoronaGeneaSoc@gmail.com

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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.

The CGS website is in compliance with the 2018 GDPR requirements, click here to view our Privacy Policy.

 

In-person meetings are held the first Monday of every month* from 6:15 – 7:45pm (with networking, socializing, and program set-up at 6:00pm). In the event that the first Monday is a holiday, meetings will be shifted to the second Monday (see meeting schedule for clarification). 

CORONA PUBLIC LIBRARY

650 S. Main St. (at 6th), Corona, CA 92882

To find out which meeting room is to be used, please refer to the information above or the Meetings page. 

To network, get to know each other, or receive/give genealogical research assistance, “early birds” are welcome to gather at 6:00pm. ——————-

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/or participating in the various projects the society hosts.

MISSION STATEMENT: To promote interest and education in genealogy.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS, as of April 2023 : 

Pamela Coleman – President

Jean Wilcox Hibben  – 1st Vice-President (programs) & Webmaster

Sylvia Barnett – 2nd Vice-President (membership)

Dottie Laird – Secretary & Facebook Administration Chair

Kay Anders – Treasurer 

Carolyn Hughes – Correspondence Secretary

Len Enlow – Newsletter Editor & Education

Donna Polentz – Publicity & Facebook Co-Administrator

Maggie Rawlins – Historian

Twila Costello – Member at Large

Lyle Rawlins – Member at Large 

Betty Chandler – Member at Large (on leave)

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VISIT WITH US ON facebook To access our members-only page, click on the instructions below: FacebookInstructions

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 Donna Polentz, Susan Tseko, or Dottie Laird, our Facebook co-Coordinators, 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

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  For dues information and to join the society, attend the next meeting we hold in person and fill out an application or see the Membership page on this website. For questions, contact Jean Hibben, CGS President CoronaGeneaSoc@gmail.com ——————- To see the schedule of our upcoming meetings, check the MEETING CALENDAR page.