NO MEETINGS at the library,
but our programs are being presented by Zoom!

“Reading Between the Lines of the City Directories” Teresa McMillin

May 20, 2021  7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Gail Borden Public Library District: Main Library, 270 N Grove Ave, Elgin, IL 60120, USA

“This lecture encourages one to go beyond the obvious use of a city directory – locating an ancestor. The directory provides an opportunity to discover our ancestors’ historical context. Pictures, advertisements, maps of the city and many more items are often included. The audience will be encouraged to understand each directory’s unique qualities. Reverse directories will also be discussed. Every directory available for a given ancestor/family should be consulted. Examples will be used to illustrate various points.”

Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, Certified Genealogist®, author of the Guide to Hanover Military. She has presented numerous programs and specializes in German research.  Teresa has chaired the monthly webinar series for the Board for Certification of Genealogists. She is a genealogy volunteer at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library when it becomes available.

Click here for Zoom information. Handout is in the Members Only Section.

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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