Welcome to the website of CGS
NEXT MEETING: June 3rd-
"Give me land, lots
of land, and the starry skies above . . ." was something our ancestors craved. Many came from places where they were
not permitted to own land, but in America, everything was different. Some people homesteaded to get their real estate, some
received Bounty Land for serving in a War, some received Land Grants from their home countries, and some just worked themselves
and their family members to get enough money to buy a place of their own. However your ancestor got his (and it usually was
his, not hers, except in cases of inheritance), the land records provide genealogists with clues to the family, financial
issues, employment, relationships, etc. and are treasure troves for those of us seeking to become more familiar with
our multi-great-grandparents. Denise Spurlock, treasurer and membership chair of the Southern Calif. Chapter of the Assoc. of Professional Genealogists, will walk us through
some of the secrets found in these records and tell us how to dig them up for ourselves.
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.
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.
|Dottie Laird accepts gavel from Jean Hibben
|4 March 2013
|Our new leader
2013-15 BOARD OF DIRECTORS (at right)
Len, Pam, Jean, Niki, Mary Anne, Gary, Al
Carolyn, Donna, Sherry, Dottie, Marion
promote interest and education in genealogy.
WE ARE 10 YEARS OLD THIS YEAR! WANNA SEE WHO WE WERE?
WHO WERE OUR OFFICERS AND BOARD MEMBERS? CLICK HERE TO VIEW A PDF FILE LISTING THEM ALL (thank you to Len Enlow for providing
|Officers as of April 2013
|Dottie, Jean, Marion, Gary
BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
Dorothy (Dottie) Laird
Newsletter Editor & Education
Mary Anne Vincent
|Newly elected board
|4 March 2013