Saturday, April 28, 2012

May 2012 Morning Meeting

Join us at 9:30 am on Tuesday, May 1st at the Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N Grove, Elgin, IL. Our speaker will be Ginger Frere from the Newberry Library presenting Using Maps in Genealogy.

Don't miss Ginger, a favorite at EGS, as she discusses this often underused tool for genealogical research!

Hope to see you there,

Becky Higgins

Thursday, April 26, 2012

1940 Census Indexing for Illinois

We're making progress but, as you can see, we sure could use more help. Illinois is only 9% indexed as of April 25, 2012. To register for indexing go to

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness Wiki

Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness Wiki:

Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness continues with a new wiki, as well as facebook pages. Check out how to get started and use this wonderful resource.

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Monday, April 16, 2012

Update from IRAD - April Evening Meeting

Be sure to join us this Thursday, April 19, 2012 at the Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N Grove, Elgin, IL at 7:00pm.

Our speaker will be Karl Moore, supervisor of the Illinois Regional Archives Depositories (IRAD). He will inform regarding the holding at IRAD and help us with navigating the new website. It is always a pleasure to have Karl with us.

Anyone doing research on Illinois ancestors will want to be sure to attend this meeting. You'd be surprised at the treasures you can find at IRAD!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Death in EGS family

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of EGS member Janet Poyner. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 pm on Thursday April 12 at Wait Ross Allanson Funeral Chapel in Elgin. A funeral mass will be held at 10:30 am on Friday April 13 at St. Mary Church in Elgin. The society sends it condolences to Janet's family.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

EGS April Morning Meeting

You won't want to miss this meeting! Our own, Larry Pepper of Pepper Photography will be talking about scanning, organizing, and e-mailing photos & documents. Learn how to get digitized!!

Meeting is April 3, 2012 at the Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N Grove, Elgin, IL at 9:30 am. Hope to see you there.