Welcome to the website of CGS (a 501c3 non-profit group) !
OUR IN-PERSON MEETINGS AND CLASSES ARE UP AND RUNNING (see other notations on this site)!!
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.
CLASSES HAVE RESUMED (check that page) WITH CAUTIONS
NEXT IN-PERSON GENERAL MEETING:
3 April 2023
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm – Corona Public Library, 650 S. Main St., Corona
Martinez (Community) Room off lobby
Jeanette Sheliga, MA
(a FREE – Newspaper Website . . . One of the most well-kept genealogy research secrets, yet a valuable resource for US and Canada newspapers)
FultonHistory.com, or Old Fulton NY Postcards, is a free, historic newspaper website that contains archives of over 50 million pages of microfilmed newspaper images (mostly New York State newspapers, along with collections from other states and Canada). This presentation will give an overview of the content along with a variety of search strategies that can be used on many websites, as well as this one. Even attendees who are well-versed in database searching techniques will find helpful information of which they may not have been fully aware.
THIS IS A PRE-RECORDED VIDEO PROGRAM AND MAY BE AVAILABLE ON THE CORONA GENEALOGICAL WEBSITE FOR A PORTION OF THE MONTH OF APRIL.
Jeanette holds a Masters in Music Education and lives in Lockport, NY, and is a public school band teacher, a career she has enjoyed for over 20 years. Jeanette has been researching her family tree since 2002.
She began genealogical lecturing at the North Tonawanda Public Library in 2011 and soon after formed the North Tonawanda Library Genealogy Club, which she managed for ten years.
In 2013, she became a Board Member for the Niagara County Genealogical Society. She is also the society Vice President, NGS Delegate, and the Program Chairperson. Jeanette became Chairman of the Board on March 2020 and held that position for over a year and a half.
Jeanette has proven her ancestry and joined many lineage societies including the: National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, First Families of Pennsylvania, National Society Descendants of American Farmers, and the National Society of Mayflower Descendants. She was elected as Chapter Registrar for her local Niagara Falls DAR Chapter in June 2020 and held that position for a year and a half.
In the Fall of 2020, Jeanette became the Virtual Genealogical Society's (VGA) Corresponding Secretary and was elected to become a member of the Board of Directors for the Western New York Genealogical Society (WNYGS). While serving on the board for WNYGS, Jeanette became a contributing editor for the WNYGS's quarterly publication, The Journal, and selected as the Programming Chair.
Jeanette officially started Jeanette's Genealogy in January 2021 by filing a DBA with the local government.
In August 2021, she completed the ProGen Study Group 49.
Jeanette became the President and owner of the Virtual Genealogical Association in January 2022 and has been giving online and in-person lectures on Genealogy in the Western New York area since 2011. As a public school educator, she enjoys educating others on her favorite pastime.
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
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.
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 May 2022 :
Jean Wilcox Hibben – President & Webmaster
Twila Costello – 1st Vice-President (programs)
Pamela Coleman – 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
Lyle Rawlins – Member at Large
Sylvia Barnett – Member at Large
Betty Chandler – Member at Large (on leave)
Susan Tseko – Facebook Committee member
VISIT WITH US ON To access our members-only page, click on the instructions below:
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
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.