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 IN FEBRUARY BUT WE ARE STILL CAUTIOUS AND PREPARED TO BACK-PEDAL, AS NEEDED. WE CANNOT PREDICT AT THIS TIME 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 MEETING, 12 September 2022 (2nd Monday to honor Labor Day):

Sara Cochran

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back: Is this Genealogy or the Cha-Cha?

Revisiting and reevaluating our early research and home sources of information might seem like a waste of time, but often, it’s the key to getting past a roadblock in our research. We’ll discuss techniques for finding new clues in records we already have and look at several small case studies to see the value of taking the time to go backward in order to go forward.

Please return after 9 September for the handout link. Thank you.

 

Sara is a full-time professional genealogist with over twenty-eight years of research experience. Her research has taken her into nearly every State in the USA and Ireland, Italy, Austria, and Britain. She especially enjoys breaking down brick walls for her clients, discovering the stories of black sheep ancestors, and helping individuals preserve their photographic legacy.

Sara holds a Boston University Genealogical Research Certificate, a Bachelor’s Degree in Library Science, and is an alumnus of the ProGen Study Group. She is a member of multiple lineage societies, the Association of Professional Genealogists, and the Genealogical Speakers Guild. She also volunteers at the National Archives Riverside office.

You can find her online at TheSkeletonWhisperer.com.

During 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

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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.

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Once we resume in-person meetings, they will be held at the 

CORONA PUBLIC LIBRARY

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

Meetings are held in the High Desert room (off the children’s section of the library), the first Monday of every month* from 6:00 – 7:45pm. In the event that the first Monday is a holiday, meetings will be shifted to the second Monday (see meeting schedule for clarification).

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

Maggie Rawlins – Historian

Lyle Rawlins – Member at Large 

Sylvia Barnett – Member at Large

Betty Chandler – Member at Large

COMMITTEE LEADS

Susan Tseko – Facebook Co-Administrator

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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!

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 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.