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NEXT ZOOM GENERAL MEETING WILL BE ON 7 JUNE 2021, 7-8:30 pm, PDT. DISCUSSION TOPIC WILL BE RELATED TO THE CURRENT VIDEOS ONLINE HERE (THE PREVIOUS ONE ABOUT ONLINE CEMETERIES AND THE CURRENT ONE ABOUT DNA & PRIVACY . . . YOU NEED NOT HAVE SEEN THEM TO JOIN IN THE DISCUSSION). OPEN TO THE PUBLIC WITH NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED! (LINK IS ON THE “MEETINGS” PAGE)
(2021 in-person meetings are cancelled until future notice, due to the CoVID-19 pandemic – programs are being presented as viewable videos for members only, remaining available for 4 weeks at a time. In-person society meetings & classes will resume as the library, interest, and safety dictate, BUT we will be holding quasi-monthly meetings via Zoom to discuss matters pertinent to the members and guests (for the June 7 meeting, the link to attend the meeting is on the Meetings page) and discuss the video programs of the past 2 months. If you are not on our mailing list or connected to our Facebook page, contact Sylvia Barnett (slybar2000 [at] yahoo [dot]com ) to join and information 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 (changed 1 April 2021) to enter. Programs will be available for personal use only.
Questions? Concerns? We have our own email address now: CoronaGeneaSoc@gmail.com
UNTIL 24 JUNE!
A new video is available from 24 May to 24 June 2021 (therein, and/or, about):
Professional genealogist and entrepreneur
DNA, GENEALOGY, AND PRIVACY: HANDLING THE DOUBLE-EDGED SWORD
Has your concern for privacy prevented you or a family member from taking a DNA test? What about sharing your genealogy research data online with strangers (even though you might be related)? These and other issues regarding taking DNA tests and sharing the results are covered in this month’s video program.
(read more about Thomas and this program, and access the handout for the presentation at the Members Only page – password protected)
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!
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” was from Al Southern back to Jean Hibben and looked a lot like the photo below . . . except it happened “virtually” on 5 April 2021 (this 2019 photo by Len Enlow). THANK YOU to Al for being our president during this difficult time and letting then 1st VP Jean Hibben handle the Zoom board meetings from May 2020 – March 2021 (see screen shot above).
MISSION STATEMENT: To promote interest and education in genealogy.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS, installed 5 April 2021 to take office immediately:
Jean Wilcox Hibben – President & Webmaster
Twila Costello – 1st Vice-President (programs)
Sylvia Barnett – 2nd Vice-President (membership)
Dottie Laird – Secretary & Facebook Administration Chair
Betty Chandler – Treasurer
Carolyn Hughes – Correspondence Secretary
Len Enlow – Newsletter Editor & Education
? – Publicity
? – Historian
Members at Large:
Carolynn Egan – Virtual society support
Susan Tseko – Facebook Co-Administrator
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 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.