Monday, November 29, 2010

Sad News

Larry Pepper's mother passed away this morning. She was diagnosed with inoperable cancer just a short time ago.

Larry took his mother on a "Southern Tour" in October to visit people and places she wanted to see once more while she still felt fairly well. He was planning to spend the Thanksgiving holiday with her and other family members at her home in Champaign but her health declined quickly. The time was spent at her bedside in a healthcare facility.

Our deepest sympathies go out to Larry and his family.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

DearMYRTLE's Genealogy Blog: What I learned at the NARA users group meeting Friday

This is a very interesting blog post about a meeting of the NARA (National Archives) users group in College Park, Maryland. I found it very enlightening.

DearMYRTLE's Genealogy Blog: What I learned at the NARA users group meeting Friday

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

November Evening Meeting

Hi all,
The year she is a fleeting! This will our last evening meeting for 2010. You'll not want to miss it. Ann L. Wells of Wells Research Associates will speak about the Census. We all - should - know how important the census is in our genealogical research. Where better can we get a sense of our ancestors and their families than in the US census taken every 10 years; those wonderful snippets of personal history provide great details into their lives.

Be sure to come out and learn even more. November 18, 2010; Gail Borden Public Library; 270 N. Grove, Elgin, Illinois; 7:00 pm.

Hope to see you there,


Saturday, November 13, 2010

A Guide to Advanced Genealogy Searches

A Guide to Advanced Genealogy Searches

Helpful hints for the new Advanced Genealogy Searches from Genealogy In Time

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

November Computer Interest Group

Tomorrow, Thursday November 11, the EGS CIG will meet in the computer lab room at the Gail Borden Public Library. Our topic is scheduled to the Working with Digital Photos but, since our photographic expert will be away, we'll be looking at Family Tree Maker 2011.

Hope to see you there.

November Morning Meeting Review

What a great turnout (52 heads) for a well-received presentation by Maureen Brady this morning. She provided helpful information for researching our Scottish heritage. Not only did she tell us where we might find data to help in our search but also let us know what not to expect and why. Knowing when records started and when they might be intermittent may just save many of us time and frustration in the end.

Thanks Maureen for added to our knowledge.

Saturday, November 6, 2010


Just had to share this great blog post with you. It's a wonderful description of how and why we become obsessed with geneaolgy.

Click here and enjoy!! Consumption

Advanced Genealogy Search Engine

Genealogy In Time has developed a new genealogy-based search engine. Give it a try and let us know (with a comment) what you think. Just click on  the link below. If you like it be sure to save it to you favorites so you can return often.

Friday, November 5, 2010

November Morning Meeting

Wow, is it just me or does it really seem like it's been forever since EGS met? Our November morning meeting is only one week late but what a loooong week!!

Maureen Brady will be presenting Researching Scottish Ancestors on November 9. I personally have some ancestors who originally hailed from Scotland so I'm truly looking forward to this talk. Even if you're not into the location, I'm sure you'll find some interesting facts and tips.

Looking forward to seeing everyone next Tuesday!!