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.