Welcome to the website of CGS (a 501c3 non-profit group) !
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.
FOR INFORMATION ON OUR TUESDAY AFTERNOON CLASSES, PLEASE CHECK THAT PAGE ON THIS WEBSITE. FREE GENEALOGY INSTRUCTION.
NEXT IN-PERSON GENERAL MEETING:
Monday, 6 November 2023
6:00 pm – 7:45 pm – Corona Public Library, 650 S. Main St., Corona
Martinez (Community) Room off lobby
Christine Johns Cohen, professional genealogist
“Immigration: Ports of Entry”
About 47 million people immigrated to the US between 1607 and 1990 and about 70% entered through the Port of New York. However, you need to consider a broader search in all ports, such as Boston, New Orleans, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Providence. Also, an entry through Canada and Mexico should be researched. We will review the websites and resources to locate clues to these entry ports such as State Censuses, Voter Registrations, WWI Draft registrations, and Passport Applications.
About Christine Johns Cohen:
I’m a 17-year member of the Whittier Area Genealogical Society (WAGS), and I’m also currently the President of WAGS. I’m a member of the El Redondo Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and The Society of Daughters of Holland Dames. My interest in genealogy began in 1977 with the airing of the TV mini-series “Roots”. I’m a native Californian, a graduate of UCLA, and I work for Vitol Aviation Company.
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 April 2023 :
Pamela Coleman – President
Jean Wilcox Hibben – 1st Vice-President (programs) & Webmaster
Sylvia Barnett – 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
Twila Costello – Member at Large
Lyle Rawlins – Member at Large
Betty Chandler – Member at Large (on leave)
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.