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 March 2, 2021;

Click here for Zoom log-in information:

Warrants, Patents, Deed Oh My! Daniel Hubbard

March 2, 2021  9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Gail Borden Public Library District: Main Library, 270 N Grove Ave, Elgin, IL 60120, USA

Daniel Hubbard will present “Warrants & Patents & Deeds, Oh My! You may think that land records are the “scariest” records in genealogy, but it doesn’t take much courage to find much more in them than that your ancestor owned some land. Dan will look at some of the treasures you can find in land records, the process of acquiring and selling land and the documents produced. He will also look at the ways that your ancestors’ land was specified–metes and bounds system and the rectangular survey system.

Daniel Hubbard is a full-time professional researcher. Inspired by family stories, he began to seriously conduct family history research at about eleven years of age. Daniel combines his skills in technology, genealogy, and complex research, the organizing of large amounts of information, writing, editing and book design to assist clients with their family history projects.     Meeting via Zoom

Click here for the Program Handout.  If you have questions, please contact Carol Blohm or Bob Allen.


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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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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