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WE’RE ON HOLD!!
GENERAL MEETINGS AND CLASSES:
DUE TO THE SURGE IN VIRUS CASES, THE BOARD HAS DECIDED TO PUT A HOLD ON OUR UPCOMING MEETINGS. WE HOPE TO RETURN TO IN-PERSON GATHERINGS IN FEBRUARY, BUT WE CANNOT PREDICT THAT AT THIS TIME. THE MOST UPDATED INFO WILL BE PROVIDED HERE AND ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE.
ON THE SAME TOPIC, OUR CLASSES FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY ARE CANCELED. PLEASE SEE THE CLASS PAGE ON THIS WEBSITE FOR THE REVISED SCHEDULE.
The first meeting of 2022 was to be our annual “Brick Wall Busting” meeting with “New Goals & New Ideas for the New Year.” Since the presentation was scheduled to be a Thomas MacEntee video, it is now posted on the Members Only page on this website. It will be replaced on or about 7 February, for an as yet-to-be-determined length of time. Information on that video (which will be shown on site, if we meet in person for February) is located on the meetings page.
A note about videos: These are available to members only; if you are not a member and would like to view the video, please check our membership page and consider joining the society at the special partial-year price. Info on the program and link for the handout are below.
What’s Been Done: Using Someone Else’s Genealogy Research
Whether you are new to genealogy or you’ve been working on your family history for years, incorporating the research of others can always be tricky. Here Thomas will explain how to develop a proven strategy to benefit from the work of other genealogists in ethical ways. (recorded in 2018)
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.
Currently Thomas shares many of his articles and videos for free at the popular Genealogy Bargains website!
Read more about Thomas on the Members Only page.
Once we resume in-person gatherings, basic protocol (to be detailed at that time) 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.
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 6:00 – 7:45pm.
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
Donna Polentz – Publicity
Maggie Rawlins – Historian
Pamela Coleman – Member at Large
Carolynn Egan – Virtual Society Support (as needed)
Susan Tseko – Facebook Co-Administrator
JOIN US ON TUESDAY AFTERNOONS, 12:30-1:45 pm
Plans are to re-establish the classes later in the summer. Check back to get information on class content!
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.