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January and February Morning Meetings will now both be Zoom Only!

Genealogy–It’s Not the Size of the Tree that Matters, It’s the Quality of the Nuts You Find on There! presented by Daniel Jungclas

Meeting will be Zoom ONLY!

January 20, 2022, 7:00 pm

Let’s talk Evidence, Sources & Documenting Ancestors. Learn the right way! Preserving the past & your research is no easy task!

Dan Jungclas is better known as “The Ancestry Guy”.  He has more than 30 years’ experience in family history and is knowledgeable with German American research. Dan’s own passion for Genealogy developed while researching his own family ties in Germany. He is also well versed in Military research from the Civil War era to World War II and Midwest research.

Click here for Zoom information. Handout has been posted in the Members Only section. Be sure to download it before the meeting.

Both January and February meetings will be Zoomed. No meetings will be held in the library. 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.


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.



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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


Our condolences go out to the family and friends of Marge Kellams who passed away on January 3 at her home in Florida. 



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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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