Programs

October 4, 2022
  • October is Genealogy Month – We’re Celebrating Our Member’s Discoveries

    October 4, 2022  9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
    Gail Borden Public Library District: Main Library, 270 N Grove Ave, Elgin, IL 60120, USA

    EGS is celebrating Genealogy month by having an open forum for our members. 

    Tell us about a new discovery or a short story about your ancestor. Who were they? Where did they come from and settle? Any accomplishments you have uncovered. Feel free to share a photo, memento, or family heirlooms.   

October 20, 2022
  • "Read the Instructions: Details in the U.S. Census You May Be Missing" - Christine Cohen

    October 20, 2022  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Gail Borden Public Library District: Main Library, 270 N Grove Ave, Elgin, IL 60120, USA

    A census record can give a "snapshot" of a family on a particular day. However, we need to search in the Federal, State, Veteran, Agricultural, School, Police and Mortality Censuses. Do you take the time to read the column headings, the instructions given to the enumerator on what to enter on the form or the abbreviation codes? We will review the directions that can assist your understanding of the answers.

    Christine Cohen is a long-time member of the Whittier Area Genealogical Society (WAGS)and have served in many capacities including President.  She is also a member of the E Redondo Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Society of Daughters of Holland Dames and the Association of Professional Genealogists.

November 1, 2022
  • "Organizing Genealogy - Less Piles, Better Files" - Jacquie Schattner

    November 1, 2022  9:30 am - 11:30 am
    Gail Borden Public Library District: Main Library, 270 N Grove Ave, Elgin, IL 60120, USA

    Save time, get organized. Many ideas for organizing paper and computer files including color coding. Multiple file naming ideas. We’ll also cover organizing heirlooms, photos, USB drives and presentation handouts.

    Jacquie Schattner has been actively researching her family ancestors since 1996.  She volunteered at the Family history center in Schaumburg for 15 years, teaches genealogy for Districts 211 and 214,teaches beginning genealogy at area libraries and is active in several genealogy societies. 

November 17, 2022
  • "Going Vital! - Birth, Death and Marriage Records"- Suz Bates

    November 17, 2022  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Gail Borden Public Library District: Main Library, 270 N Grove Ave, Elgin, IL 60120, USA

    Learn how to find the information needed to obtain copies of your ancestors’ US vital records: birth records, death records, and marriage records.

    Suz Bates combines her extensive genealogical research experience into speaking, researching, and consulting.   She is a member of the National Genealogical Society, the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and a member of several Genealogical societies.