In an effort to go green, CGS no longer has flyers and other handouts at the general meetings (with the possible exception of handouts brought by guest speakers). Instead, we are providing information for research help available here so you can print them out or copy them to your computer for reference (honoring any copyright restrictions on the material). If you have something that would be helpful to our members, please send it, or a link to it, to Jean Hibben, webmaster, and mark “CGS hints/helps” in the subject line; I’ll make it available here if deemed appropriate for our membership and as long as there are no copyright restrictions.

OUR OWN CORONA PUBLIC LIBRARY PROVIDES US WITH LOTS OF GENEALOGY HELP ON THE SHELVES AND COMPUTERS AT 650 S. MAIN ST. CLICK HERE

HANDOUTS OF HELPS & HINTS

Hibben-FamilySearch portal and icons-2024

Hibben-Enchanted Forest-HO-May2024

Hibben – Caver vs. Spelunker handout

Hibben-Look Closer-Boxes Handout

LJohnson-Jan2024-FreshStart

LJohnson-Jan2024-Genealogical Will sample template

Hibben-Grave-Situation-2023

Swartz-Book list on adoption topic

Hibben-Deliveries handout

Hibben-Rawlins-FamilySearch-July2023meeting

Hibben – Letters-Postcards

Sheliga-Navigating-Fulton-Handout-2023

Hibben-Take Time with Documents

Hibben-Genealogy-Everybody…

Hibben-Elimination-Acquisition-HO2023

Renick – The Five Cs for Success – Jan 2023

MacEntee-SYLLABUS Concept Overview Tech Talk with Thomas-Dec2022

MacEntee – SYLLABUS Questions and Answers Tech Talk with Thomas 2022-12-05 CGS

Enlow – Handout – Orphan Trains – Nov 2022

Hibben-Reboot Brain-class-October 2022

Hibben-“Looking Forward to Looking Back” handout from CGS class

Enlow-Handout – Tracking Down Family-2021  

Enlow-2022-Citing Sources Handout

Hibben-Using Keywords-Rev-2022

Enlow – Handout – Non-Population Schedules, 2021

Hints and Help from DearMYRTLE – 4Jan2021

Hibben Handout on Ethical Dilemmas for 21st Century Genealogists – reference list

“Rawlins’ Resources” – genealogy website links from Lyle RawlinsVital records informationUS Census headings, 1790-1940

Non-population agricultural schedules, 1850-1880-Manriquez

Cousin Relationships handout from Jean Hibben

Organizing Genealogy handout from Len Enlow

Preserving Family Treasures_handout from Jennifer Marlatt

Larry Naukam’s NY and Ancestry Links

Hibben’s Interviewing Handout

Mary Anne Vincent’s Websites for Civil War POWs

Notes for Native American Research-Hibben

Handout for Genealogy Learning Opportunities-von Aspern-Parker

City Directories: More than Address Books – Hibben

Handout on Naturalization Records Research – Enlow

Larry Naukam’s Handout on Using Maps for Research

Baird-Autosomal DNA program-2017

Links from Lisa Howison and her talk on the DAR and Lineage Societies

Hibben – Handout on Diseases and state-by-state epidemic timeline

Ron Arons handout for on finding living people using the Internet

Hibben-CountyWebsitesHandout

Listing of resources from Sheila Benedict – Album Items 2018

Hibben’s Historical Societies Handout, 2018

Handout – Saving Genealogy Treasures-Enlow

Dottie’s handout for websites to locate graves

Peggy Lauritzen’s handout on “Apprentices, Indentured Servants, & Redemptioners,” given at the June 2019 meeting

Randall – Beyond The Passenger List Handout

PLACES FOR HELP – INSTRUCTION & RESEARCH

FamilySearch Center, 1123 S. Lincoln, Corona, CA (across from Corona High School); Enter using south gate, center is in the wing closest to the handicap parking places

Hours: 

Sunday, 5-7 pm

Tuesday & Wednesday, 9am – noon

Thursday, 10am – 1pm

(suggestion: call first, volunteers occasionally have to change their availability – 951-735-2619)

2024 holidays: Closed over Thanksgiving weekend and Christmas Week

For other FamilySearch Centers, Libraries, and Affiliates, Check on the FamilySearch.org website.

For Information on ships & your family history (thanks to Carolyn Farmer, Colorado Student Success)

For Europe research (thanks to Joel Laurel, Marketing Specialist, OurPublicRecords) – note: some links may involve fees for document retrieval or other research assistance and consultation; suggestion: research locations thoroughly before entering any credit card data or pay any fees.

VIDEO EDITING TIPS FOR FAMILY HISTORY VIDEOS: Suggested by Girl Scout Lily Bass, who has used this site to help in her Family History project. Thanks to Lily and her mother Michelle for suggesting this helpful resource

GENEALOGY FOR KIDS: Suggested by Isaac S., found while working on his family tree for a Boy Scout merit badge; good source for genealogy ideas for kids & endorsed in one way or another by some of our genealogist friends (i.e., Thomas MacEntee, Melissa Barker, Denise Levenick, & more):

AAA State of Play

Suggested by youth services librarian and educator, LouAnne Taylor, and one of her students: A Landlord’s Guide to Researching Property History

Suggested by Charlene Stagle, Hampton Public Library, Hampton, New Hampshire – Researching a House History on the Home Advisor Website

March 2018 speaker, Randi Bowles Meentzen – blog with links she talked about at the meeting (check back often for updates):

The Glamorous Genealogist

Honest Product Reviews link for DNA test results overview: 5 Best DNA Tests

CLASSES/EVENTS IN SO. CAL. & ON-LINE

Orange Regional Family History Library Class Schedule

FamilySearch.org Learning Resources: articles, video lectures, and discussion forums