Corona Genealogical Society

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Welcome to the website of CGS !


"Local History is . . . Your History." An interesting thought. And in our ancestors' time, it was their history. Learning about the lives our ancestors lived should include learning about the history of the time and place as well. Barbara Randall, owner of
Randall Ancestry Services and member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, will explain ways this can be done. Barbara, a teacher in the LA Unified School District, is on the Board of Directors of the Southern California Genealogical Society (host of the annual Jamboree) and, in 2015, will chair the committee that brings that incredible event to life. She is also a member of the National Genealogical Society, the Genealogical Speakers Guild, the New England Historical Genealogical Society, the New York Genealogical & Biographical Society, the Central New York Genealogical Society, and the Marcellus Historical Society. She serves as Leader of the "Legacy Family Tree" User Group at SCGS, and Registrar of both the San Fernando Valley Chapter of NSDAR and the CSSDAR District VII of NSDAR, working as Volunteer Genealogist and Consultant. A prolific writer, Barb contributes to Patriot Pathways (the DAR chapter genealogy newsletter), Legacy Lessons (the Legacy Family Tree User Group newsletter), and has placed FIRST in the California DAR Women's Issues Career Contest last year. We are fortunate to have her presenting for us on this topic of history and its role in our ancestors' lives. Download her handout below.

click here to download Barbara's handout on Local History and Ancestors

We meet at the


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.

Our leader, Dottie Laird


To promote interest and education in genealogy.


Officers for 2013-15
Jean, Dottie, Pam, Marion, Gary


Dorothy (Dottie) Laird
   Facebook Coordinator
Jean Wilcox Hibben
   1st Vice-President, programs
   CSGA Liaison
Pamela Coleman
2nd Vice-President, membership
Marion Smith
Gary Cowan
Carolyn Hughes
   Correspondence Secretary
Len Enlow
   Newsletter Editor & Education
Sherry Jones
Al Southern
Mary Anne Vincent
Donna Sering
Twila Costello
Committee Lead:
Deanna Maxell



To access our members-only page, click on the instructions below:


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.

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.

If you have a concern about the list, please contact Dottie.

For dues information and to join the society, attend the next meeting and fill out an application or see the Membership page on this website.  For questions, contact

To see the schedule of our upcoming meetings, check the MEETING CALENDAR page.

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