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Welcome to the Elgin Genealogical Society of Elgin, IL

Since it began in 1972, the Elgin Genealogical Society (EGS) has worked towards:

  • Bringing together persons who are researching family history,

  • Informing people of the value of and need for preserving family and local history,

  • Providing information, methods, and practices of family research,

  • Fostering idea sharing,

  • Seeking, preserving and making available material concerning past and present families,

  • Encouraging officials to preserve public records and genealogical collections and make them accessible to interested person.

We hope that our site is helpful to you in your research. Please browse around and come back often.

On July 10, 1943 the Elgin Courier-News published a "Get Acquainted" edition.To learn more click here or on the "Get Acquainted" link under the Records/Indices menu

Volunteers from the Elgin Genealogical Society are in attendance at the Genealogy section of the Gail Borden Public Library. Click here to see the times when they will be there.