Thursday, October 8, 2009

"Stones, Bones and Ancient Tomes" Seminar at Corona on 17 October

Hey Southern Californians - are you free on Saturday, 17 October?

The Corona (CA) Genealogical Society (CGS) provides a yearly seminar for the public to learn about family history and genealogy called "Stones, Bones and Ancient Tomes" during Family History Month at the Corona Public Library (650 South Main Street, near 6th Street in Corona).

The seminar is on Saturday, 17 October, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Information is available on the CGS web site here.

Look at the features and events offered at this event:

* AT LEAST TWO Internet stations to look up immigration and census records hosted by Noella and Roger Benvenuti
* Ernest Martinez will again host a Hispanic Genealogy display and assisted those interested in researching their Latino roots
* The Aurantia (Riverside) chapter of the DAR will be on hand to help folks research their patriot ancestors
* The surname board display so people can connect with others researching their same ancestors
* A "handouts" table with flyers and freebies (with tote bags to get it all home) - with thanks to RootsMagic,,, World Vital Records, Heritage Books, and others for sending along items to give away

* Photo restoration helps, this year hosted by society member Edwin Stow
* A display of the history of the Corona Genealogical Society (thanks to Sherry Jones) as well as a membership table (thanks to Jerry Manriquez) so new members can join right there
* The Sunnyslope Cemetery Book display
* Kenny Hedgpeth, DNA expert, will again host a table on using that resource in doing family history
* Helen Woods will return for the 3rd year to host a table on doing African American Research

* Debbie Stuckert will return for her 3rd year as host of the Native American Research table
* A scrapbooking table providing folks with ideas and helps on preserving family history with that medium, this year hosted by Society member Colleen Sanders
* Door prizes to be given away throughout the event


* Display table for historic Riverside County, including the annual Sunnyslope Cemetery Stroll (scheduled for 25 Oct), hosted by Diane S. Wright & Kathleen Dever
* Explanation of the 2010 Census - hosted by Mary Anne Vincent
* Professional genealogist Mara Fein hosting a table on doing Jewish genealogy research
* Display and demonstrations about music and period instruments and how they were employed by our ancestors, hosted by Jean & Butch Hibben
* World Vital Records table, hosted by Gena Philibert Ortega, representative for WVR & the new GenealogyWise social networking website

* 1/2-hour classes as follows (starting at 10:45 a.m.):

** The Corona Genealogical Society Overview - Debbie Stuckert, CGS founding member
** Beginning Family History - Len Enlow, CGS founding member
** How to Use World Vital Records - Gena Ortega, professional genealogist
** Corona Family History Center - Jim Miller, FHC director
** The 2010 Census - Mary Anne Vincent, CGS VP & Census worker
** Library Resources for Genealogy - Corona Public Library staff member

There are lots of excellent opportunities for beginning and advanced genealogists to enjoy at this seminar. The Corona Genealogical Society has put together one of the very best Family History Month programs to introduce the public to the wonders of genealogy and family history research.

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