EGS Research Assistance Policy

The Elgin Genealogical Society conducts its research   at the Gail Borden Public Library (GBPL) and the Elgin Area Historical Society   Museum (EAHS). The genealogy collections at GBPL are strong in Elgin and Kane   County sources, including a vital records newspaper index card file and   microfilm of the local newspapers.

Queries to our website and regular mail are   welcome. Any questions not requiring research will be answered free of charge.   For all other questions, it is the Society's policy to require a non-refundable   $10 donation for up to one hour of library research. These donations are used to   purchase historical and genealogical reference materials for the GBPL genealogy   section. Arrangements can be made for more extensive research. Cost of   photocopies and postage will be charged as needed.

Please make questions clear, concise, and readable   and be as specific as possible as to information needed. Also, please, include   your e-mail address, if you have one. Census research is limited to what is in   print and available at the library. No guarantee can be made regarding finding   answers but each query will receive proper attention. Checks should be made   payable to the EGS Acquisition Fund. Mail queries to Elgin Genealogical Society,   PO Box 1418, Elgin, IL 60121-1418 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.