Gail Borden Public Library will be opening for group meetings according to the guidelines set up by the State of Illinois. EGS will be holding both of its July meetings under these guidelines. The number of attendees will be limited so you must pre-register on the Gail Borden website prior to attending. Husband and wife only need to register as one person and will be allowed to sit together. There will be no re-positioning of chairs in the meeting room, and social distancing of 6 feet is expected.

To register online, go to:

You will be taken to the library’s calendar. Navigate to July 7 (for the upcoming Morning Meeting; use the appropriate date for other meetings) and a window for registration will pop up. Click on the “Register” button and complete the form. Your Library Card Number and PIN are NOT required, and these spaces may be left blank.

To register without going online, please call the library and leave a message at 847-289-5837. List the following information: EGS, date of program, your First Name, Last Name, and Phone Number. Your information will be entered online by the library. It is faster to register yourself if at all possible.

A list will be generated by the Library and only those people whose names are on the list will be admitted to the program. If you are attending as a “couple”, please share that information with the door monitor so that an extra chair can be placed appropriately. There will be no treats at these meetings, but you may bring your own covered beverage.


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


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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