Annual Meeting and Holiday Celebration plus Bob Allen presenting his favorite websites–Zoom Only

December 7, 2021  9:30 am – 11:30 am


It’s time for the EGS annual meeting and Holiday celebration on Tuesday, December 7, 9:30 a.m. Following the election of officers for 2022, Bob Allen will present a program featuring his comprehensive list of websites. Everyone will receive a handout of Bob’s favorites, and there are many! Because we are ending the year via Zoom instead of in person, everyone will need to bring his own holiday lunch to enjoy together. Please bring a holiday ethnic story or item to share and maybe wear your holiday sweater too. Please join us for this end of year holiday event.

Handout is in the Members Only Section of the website.

Zoom information: Click Here.

If you have questions (or want to volunteer for Treasurer), please contact Carol Blohm or Bob Allen


ANCESTRY.COM IS AVAILABLE TO GAIL BORDEN LIBRARY CARD HOLDERS THROUGH December 31, 2021. After that date remote access will cease. You will have to come into the library to use this offer.

You must have a valid Gail Borden Library card to use this offer. Click on this link and follow the on screen instructions.


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Slate of Officers:

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


EGS would like to extend its sympathy to the family and many friends of Mike Alft. A life member of our organization no one knew more about Elgin than he did. He will certainly be missed.


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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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