Welcome to the website of CGS
NEXT MEETING: March 3rd-
the Scottish Brooks among All Those Englishmen by Judith Brooks, Professional Genealogist, is a presentation on how she evolved in the field of genealogy over a ten year period
searching to prove her husband's ancestors were Scottish and not English. It is a summary of lessons
learned, educational development, and final success. It will include insight into some unusual sources
of information on the Scots and Scots Irish. Judy started doing genealogy in the early 1990s after retiring from nursing and quality management.
Her husband became the chaplain of the North County Scots and wanted to find his tartan for a kilt. She quickly identified the need for education and assistance in her quest and became
active with the North San Diego County Genealogical Society in Carlsbad. In no time, she became addicted.
Friends and associates began to ask her to do research for them so she joined the APG in July of 2009. She is a member of the NSDCGS, Nebraska Genealogical Society, National Genealogical Society,
So California Genealogical Society, Association of Professional Genealogists and their Southern California Chapter. While her main field of interest is the Scots and Scots Irish; she is well versed in
research in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois, Virginia, Nebraska, Kentucky, and the Presbyterian Church.
philosophy is that there is so much more to our ancestry that just the historical dates and places. Finding
the history of the time and place and information about the life and times of our ancestors brings full meaning to our heritage. While
her love is actually doing family research, she has done some local educational programs using her lessons learned covering
the Scots, Scots Irish, Religious Migratory Patterns, and a history of how and why the Scots migrated.
click here to download Judith's handout as a Word Doc
click here to download Judith's handout in PDF form
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
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 for 2013-14
|Jean, Dottie, Pam, Marion, Gary
BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
Dorothy (Dottie) Laird
Jean Wilcox Hibben
1st Vice-President, programs
2nd Vice-President, membership
Newsletter Editor & Education
Mary Anne Vincent
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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 Dottie Laird, our President and Facebook
Coordinator, 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.
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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.
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