Members AND Guests need to download the handout before the meeting.

This meeting will be held in the library as well as Zoomed. Speaker will Zoom in.

Use the links at the bottom of this page for the Zoom link and handout.


Explore the Land of Lincoln for Genealogy Records

presented by Jenny Warner

August 18, 2022; 7:00 pm



Learn all about the genealogy records that are available in the State of Illinois – from vital records to military records. The State of Illinois has a wide variety of genealogy records available to beginners up to professional genealogists

Jenny Warner has worked in both public and special libraries (1990-2019) and as a reference librarian (2001-2019). She has spoken to many groups on genealogy and historical topics. Jenny is the President of the DuPage County Genealogical Society, a member of 14 lineage societies and a member of several other genealogical societies.  Jenny loves sharing her knowledge of family history and helping people learn about their heritage.


Click here for Zoom information.

Click here for handout.  Be sure to download it before the meeting.

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.



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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

Past President:  Carol Blohm







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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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