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October 2020

Ancestor Discoveries – ZOOM

October 6 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom IL United States

This meeting will be presented via ZOOM Click here for Zoom details Celebrate Genealogy Month and join Elgin Genealogical Society Members for an informal discussion of their “Ancestor Discoveries.”  Members are encouraged to present their discoveries in their own family tree.   What were your discoveries?  Where did you find them, and any accomplishments that have you discovered? Feel free to share a photo, memento or family possession that has been handed down. If you would like to share with the…

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Telling Our Stories – ZOOM

October 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Zoom IL United States

This meeting will be presented via ZOOM Details to be announced. Members of the Elgin Genealogical Society will be sharing family stories as part of celebrating Genealogy Month. Some members will read their stories, others will tell them. We usually discover that the point of all our research is telling our story for future generations. We have done this before, albeit "in person", and everyone enjoys hearing about others' lives. Please join us for this Story Event.

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November 2020

Mining for Memories

November 3 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N Grove Ave
Elgin, IL 60120 United States
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Laura Kovarik will be presenting “Mining for Memories”.  Let’s rethink how the genealogy interview is conducted.   Names and dates are an important part of genealogical research. However, to create context for our ancestors, we need more than just names and dates. Interviewing family members allows genealogists to create a rich, detailed portrait of relatives that cannot be found in documents or online databases. This program is aimed at presenting ideas to expand the interview process and access those memories that…

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Researching Pomeranian & Prussian Genealogy in Poland presented by Jason Kruski

November 19 @ 7:00 pm
Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N Grove Ave
Elgin, IL 60120 United States
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Jason Kruski will bespeaking on “Researching Prussian and Pomeranian Genealogy in Poland.” He will talk about the diversity of the Pomeranian people, from ethnic Polish,Germans and Swedish.  Learn what records are available in both Eastern and Western Prussia and Pomerania that can be found in Poland. Jason Kruski specializing in Polish American genealogical research at all levels. He has delivered presentations about how to begin researching Polish American ancestry, advanced Polish-American genealogy, and technological advances in genealogy including DNA.

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December 2020

EGS Annual Meeting & Luncheon TBA

December 1 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N Grove Ave
Elgin, IL 60120 United States
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