NO MEETINGS at the library,

but our programs are being presented by Zoom!

Gail Borden Public Library is permitting no group meetings for the foreseeable future. In the meantime, EGS business meetings and program presentations will take place via Zoom.

Our next meeting will be presented via Zoom at 9:30 AM on November 3; Zoom log-in information is available at this link:

Laura Kovarik will be presenting “Mining for Memories”.  Let’s rethink how the genealogy interview is conducted.   Names and dates are an important part of genealogical research. However, to create context for our ancestors, we need more than just names and dates. Interviewing family members allows genealogists to create a rich, detailed portrait of relatives that cannot be found in documents or online databases. This program is aimed at presenting ideas to expand the interview process and access those memories that can add those details to our ancestors’ lives.

Laura has been involved in genealogy for more than 20 years and has been very active with her local society. She is Past President of the Illinois State Genealogical Society and a member of Association of Professional Genealogists.

We will post log-in details when they become available; members will be notified of log-in details by email, and they will also available in the Program Description located in the Members Only section of the website. The Program Handout, if provided by the Presenter, will be available on the “Program Handouts” section of the Members Only section of the website. If you have questions, please contact Carol Blohm or Bob Allen.

 

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NO MEETINGS at the library,

but our programs are being presented by Zoom!

Gail Borden Public Library is permitting no group meetings for the foreseeable future. In the meantime, EGS business meetings and program presentations will take place via Zoom.

Our next meeting will be presented via Zoom at 7:00 PM on October 15. Our Presenter will be Grace DeMelle – her topic: “130 Years of Genealogy Gems” – “The stacks of Chicago’s Newberry Library bulge with maps, family papers, genealogies, railroad archives and much, much more. Learn what is available for your U. S. and European forebears and how to access it in person or from a distance. Details of the Zoom meeting are at this link>>

Members will be notified of log-in details by email, and they are also available in the Program Description located in the Members Only section of the website. The Program Handout, if provided by the Presenter, will be available on the “Program Handouts” section of the Members Only section of the website. If you have questions, please contact Carol Blohm or Bob Allen.

 

ANCESTRY.COM IS AVAILABLE TO GAIL BORDEN LIBRARY CARD HOLDERS THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2020.

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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