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Gail Borden Library or via Zoom

“I” is for Identity Crisis

presented by Daniel Hubbard

Thursday, September 21: 7:00 pm




We think of identity as something fixed and simple, but as we try to reconstruct the identities of long gone people we need to realize that identity is a much slipperier concept. The things we use to define a person’s identity can change during that person’s lifetime. There are also questions of how a person self-identifies, the motivations they can have for changing how they self-identify and how those changes affect the records they leave behind.

Daniel Hubbard is a full-time professional researcher. 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. Dan Hubbard after 8 years on the board of the Lake County Illinois Genealogical Society is now Past President. He has been on the board of the Swedish American Genealogical Society at the Swedish American Museum in Chicago for many years.

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•President:         Judy Van Dusen
Vice President:  Kristie Benedik
AM Secretary:    Carol Blohm
PM Secretary:    Angel Jacoby
Treasurer:          Sara Taylor

Past President:  Carol Blohm




The Writers’ Group meets the 2nd Monday of the month at 10 am. Please come join us to start your writing.


Upcoming Programs:

Oct 3:      Lateral Genealogy presented by Dan Jungclas

Oct 19:     TBD

Nov. 7:     Rules I Learned Along the Way presented by Maureen Brady

Nov. 16:   German Immigration to the Midwest presented by Scott Norrick

Dec 5:       Annual Meeting









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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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