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September 2020

Mayflower Journey

September 8 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove Avenue
Elgin, IL 60120 United States
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2020 is the 400th Anniversary of the Pilgrims landing in Plymouth Massachusetts.  EGS member Janet Burkart will be take us on her journey to discover her family’s connection to the Mayflower and joining the Mayflower Society. Janet Burkart is a long-time member of Elgin Genealogical Society.  She is a member of the Mayflower Society and a member of the National Society Daughter of the American Revolution. She also helps organize her family reunions. Meeting Rm: Meadows A/B

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Polish Research-using Metryki & Geneteka Databases

September 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove Avenue
Elgin, IL 60120 United States
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Ola Heska will be presenting “Polish Research – using Metryki and Geneteka databases”.   Ms. Heska will demonstrate a step-by-step instruction how to use the largest Polish genealogical databases. Geneteka contains over 28 million indexed records from various regions of Poland, created by volunteers and administered by the Polish Genealogical Society. Metryki is a database of over 5.5 million scans, mainly from the Mazowsze and Łódź area. Both are accessible without fees or logins.Learn how to make the most of these…

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October 2020

Ancestor Discoveries

October 6 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove Avenue
Elgin, IL 60120 United States
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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 group, please prepare a short story to tell (about 5 minutes). Or,…

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Telling Our Stories -Society Writer Group

October 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove Avenue
Elgin, IL 60120 United States
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Members from the Elgin Genealogical Society Writing Group will present Telling Our Stories.  Several members of the Elgin Genealogical Group meet each month to learn to author the stories of their ancestors and will be sharing these stories. If you are interested in joining the group, they meet the 2nd Thursday of each month at the Gail Borden Library from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Meeting Rm:  Meadows A/B

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November 2020

Mining for Memories

November 3 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove Avenue
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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Webinar TBA

November 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove Avenue
Elgin, IL 60120 United States
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Pre Recorded Webinar TBA a topic will be picked based on Members input from YouTube Genealogy topics Meeting Rm: Meadows A/B

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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 Avenue
Elgin, IL 60120 United States
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