Members AND Guests need to download the handout before the meeting.

This meeting will be held in the library as well as Zoomed.

Attendees may Zoom in or come to the library

Use the link at the bottom of this page for the Zoom link.

October is Genealogy Month – We’re Celebrating Our Discoveries


October 4, 2022    9:30 am
Gail Borden Public Library District: Main Library, 270 N Grove Ave, Elgin, IL 60120, USA


EGS is celebrating Genealogy month by having an open forum for our members.

Tell us about a new discovery or a short story about your ancestor. Who were they? Where did they come from and settle? Any accomplishments you have uncovered. Feel free to share a photo, memento, or family heirlooms.


Also, we are looking to reactivate the Writer’s Group. If you are interested, please contact Carol Blohm. Interested in becoming a Genealogy Volunteer at the library? You can pick your day or days and time…once a month…once a week…whatever works for you. The library will train you. Contact Kristie Benedik for more information.

Don’t forget to send in your dues for 2023!


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2022 Officers:

President:           Judy Van Dusen
Vice President:  Kristie Benedik
AM Secretary:    Carol Blohm
PM Secretary:    Anna Moy
Treasurer:          Sara Taylor

Past President:  Carol Blohm







Welcome to EGS– Join us for a Monthly Meeting!

Gail Borden Public Library

The Elgin Genealogical Society is for any person who has an interest in genealogy, research or history.

Meetings are held at the Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove Ave., Elgin, IL. on the first Tuesday of each month at 9:30 am and the third Thursday at 7:00 pm except in December when the date, time, and location of the annual meeting is announced. It is always best to check this website or call the library at 847-742-2411 to check if schedule changes have occurred.

You do not have to be a member to attend any of our meetings, but when you become a member of EGS, you will receive special access to our Members Only area on our website where you can find all presentation handouts, plus all of our past and present newsletters.

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