Welcome to the website of CGS !

(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. 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 will calls for a current password to enter. Programs will be available for personal use only.


A new video to be available from 24 Dec 2020 to 24 Jan 2020 (therein, and/or, about):

Read more about Kimberlie and the program she has kindly recorded for us by going to the Members Only page.

This video is designated for members-only. To participate, just become a member! Not a member, or not renewed for 2020-21? Please go to our membership page and complete the form and mail your dues!

Coming the end of January: Thomas MacEntee video on Smarter Searches for Genealogists! Handout is provided. Be sure to check back for the link. 



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.




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We meet at the 


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



Genealogy Classes at Corona Public Library

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 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.