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Attendees may Zoom in or come to the library. Join us at the library after the meeting for an informal luncheon (bring your own food and beverage)

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


“What’s New on the Internet for Genealogists?”

presented by Caron Primas Brennan




December 6, 2022  9:30 am – 11:30 am
Gail Borden Public Library District: Main Library, 270 N Grove Ave, Elgin, IL 60120


There are new genealogy sites on the Internet every day. This fast-paced presentation is a review of popular, new, little known, and perhaps unusual genealogy resources on the internet to help you in you research.

Caron Primas Brennan loves history, biography, puzzles and a good mystery, which makes her perfectly suited to genealogy research! A 6th grade school project got her interested in researching her own family tree. Her special areas of genealogical interest are Colonial America, Prussian and Norwegian research along her family lines as well as DNA projects.

Caron belongs to several local and regional genealogy groups as well as being a member of the Genealogical Speakers Guild and a Professional Member of the Association of Professional Genealogists. She is currently the Registrar for the Anan Harmon Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the Revolution (DAR) and Facilitator for the Chicago Region of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG). She previously held Board positions at the Illinois State Genealogical Society, the Chicago Genealogical Society and CAGGNI (the Computer-Assisted Genealogy Group of Northern Illinois). She has been teaching at the Newberry Library in Chicago and speaking at local libraries and genealogical societies for over ten years with consistently excellent feedback.


Click here for handout.


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


Slate of 2023 Officers:
President:           Judy Van Dusen
Vice President:  Kristie Benedik
AM Secretary:   Carol Blohm

PM Secretary:   Open
Treasurer:         Sara Taylor
Past President: Carol Blohm







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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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