Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Help with Dating Photos at Morning Meeting

Our first meeting for 2014 is a program on dating photos through clothing & facial recognition presented by Ellie Carlson. She says about her presentation...Family photographs are hard to date once the generation pictured has passed away. Many people have unidentified photos in their collection. Determining an approximate date may help you to know whether the woman in the photo is your grandmother or your great-grandmother.  This is where costume dating can be helpful. Basic facial recognition will also be covered which will help identify the same person in several photos over time. There are some good, easy tricks which you will learn in this workshop-format presentation.

Please bring photographs with you to the lecture and we will all try to date them for you using the techniques outlined in the presentation. Ideally, attendees will print their photos onto transparency paper (any office supply store or copy shop can do this) so we can all see them projected on the screen but this isn't required.

Hope to see you there! January 7, 2014 at the Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N Grove, Elgin, IL.


Saturday, December 28, 2013

Set your 2014 Calendar

The end of 2013 is nearly here and most of us are preparing our calendars for events coming up in 2014. Don't forget to mark the third Thursday of each month (except December) for the EGS Beginners' Genealogy Workshops. We'll be meeting at the Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N Grove, Elgin, IL at 7:00 pm. 

Don't think you're a beginner? Think again!! Every time we find a "new" person or a "new" location we need to go back to the beginning. Even those who have been researching for 20 or 30 years will find a review of the basics most enlightening.

Here's the schedule for the workshops:

  • Jan 16 -  Getting Started With Your Research
  • Feb 20 - Getting the Vitals Down – Birth, Marriage and Death Records
  • Mar 20 -  Turning Fiction to Fact: Using, Identifying, and Citing Sources
  • Apr 17  - Making Sense of the Census
  • May 15 - Organizing Your Research
  • Jun 19 -  Using Libraries to Continue Your Research
  • Jul 17 -   Analyzing and Tracking Your Research
  • Aug 21-  Using Websites to Help Your Research
  • Sep 18 - Digging into Land Records: The Neglected Resource
  • Oct 16-   Dusting off those Old Court Records
  • Nov 20-  Fanning the Flames
Can't make an evening meeting? Don't despair. EGS has morning meetings on the 1st Tuesday of each month at 9:30 am also at the Gail Borden Public Library. There's lots of great information to be found at these meetings as well:

  • Jan 07 - Ellie Carlson presents Dating Photographs Through Clothing & Face Recognition
  • Feb 04 - Debra M. Dudek presents Beyond Ancestry
  • Mar 04- Jennifer Holik presents Stories of the Lost (Sequel to Finishing the Story)
  • Apr 01 - Jane Halderman presents From Land Records to Google Earth: Mapping Your Family’s
  • Place
  • May 06 -Sarah Kirby presents The Genealogy Research Process
  • Jun 03 - Thomas MacEntee presents 10 Ways to Jump Start Your Genealogy (webinar)
  • Jul 01 - TBA
  • Aug 05- Marsha Peterson-Maass presents Swab Your Cheek: How to Make the Most of DNA Kinship Results
  • Sep 02- Teresa McMillan presents Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Hanover Military Records
  • Oct 07- Matthew Rutherford presents Introduction to Genealogy at the Newberry
  • Nov 04-EGS Writers’ Group presents Telling Their Stories
  • Dec 03- Annual Meeting and Holiday Celebration

There you have it! Mark your calendars now. Set a reminder. We want to see you there!!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Elgin Genealogical Society: EGS Announces its 2014 Beginners' Workshop Series

Elgin Genealogical Society: EGS Announces its 2014 Beginners' Workshop Series: Press Release: The Elgin Genealogical Society Announces its 2014 Beginners’ Workshop Series. Elgin, Illinois December 1, 2013 W...

Sunday, December 1, 2013

EGS Announces its 2014 Beginners' Workshop Series

Press Release:

The Elgin Genealogical Society Announces its 2014 Beginners’ Workshop Series.

Elgin, Illinois
December 1, 2013

Whether you are interested in starting your genealogy research or you have been researching many years, you will benefit from the Elgin Genealogical Society’s upcoming monthly workshops – each one will cover a different topic important to helping you further your research. These workshops are planned to help persons new to tracing their family tree get started and establish a good foundation; but will also benefit even the most seasoned researcher.

The workshops will be held on the third Thursday of each month in the Community Room, first floor of the Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove Avenue, Elgin, Illinois 60120 and begin at 7:00 pm. All EGS meetings are open to the public.

Mark your calendar for these important dates in 2014:

Date :                                                    Topic:

January 16           Getting Started with your Research
February 20         Getting the Vitals Down—Birth, Marriage, and Death Records
March 20            Turning Fiction to Fact: Using, Identifying and Citing Sources
April 17               Making Sense of the Census
May 15                Organizing your Research
June 19                Using Libraries to Continue your Research
July 17                 Analyzing and Tracking your Research
August 21             Using Websites to Help your Research
September 18        Digging into Land Records: The Neglected Resource
October 16            Dusting Off those Old Court Records
November 20         Fanning the Flames

“We are very exciting about the upcoming workshops” says EGS president, Sara Taylor. “They will provide new researchers the basic knowledge needed to create valued family histories and give veteran genealogists an opportunity to mentor others while brushing up on fundamentals.”

If you are available during the day, consider stopping in to our morning meetings held the first Tuesday of each month as well. They begin at 9:30 am and are also at Gail Borden Public Library. Guests are always welcome!
For further information, email ElginGS@aol.com or visit our website at www.elginroots.com.

Elgin Genealogical Society; P.O. Box 1418; Elgin, IL 60121-1418; elginGS@aol.com; www.elginroots.com

Friday, November 29, 2013

It is with a great sadness that I am letting you know about the sudden death of William (Bill) Blohm, our long-time friend and supporter. Other details are not known at this time but will be posted. He will be greatly missed in our society, in the library, and in the genealogical community.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

EGS November Evening Meeting

Worrying about social media sites? Wondering how to use the sites and stay safe? Looking for direction? Join us this Thursday, Nov 21 as we learn through Thomas MacEntee's previously recorded webinar, Staying Safe Using Social Media

As a genealogist specializing in the use of technology and social media to improve genealogical research and to interact with others in the family history community, Thomas MacEntee relies upon his 25 years of experience in the information technology field.
Thomas now shares his knowledge of technology and experience as a genealogist with others through various forms of social media and speaking engagements.  Through his business High-Definition Genealogy, he provides consulting services in the genealogy industry covering such areas as market research, education, technology and more.
As the creator of GeneaBloggers.com, Thomas has organized and engaged a community of over 2,800 bloggers to document their own journeys in the search for ancestors.
The meeting begins at 7:00 pm at the Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove, Elgin, Illinois. I hope to see you there!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Genealogy Writing Boot Camp - 23 November 2013 | Hack Genealogy

Genealogy Writing Boot Camp - 23 November 2013 | Hack Genealogy:

Check this out. I just signed up for what looks like a couple of interesting and informative webinars. If you're thinking of writing your family stories or have already started but need some inspiration, this may do the trick.

I'll be there, how about you?

~ Becky

'via Blog this'

Friday, November 8, 2013

EGS Writers' Group Nov. 14 2013

Calling All Genealogy, Family History, Memoir Writers!!!

The EGS Writers' Group meets on the second Thursday of each month at the Gail Borden Public, in the conference room upstairs, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. We have an active group and would love to have you join in.

If you've already started, why not bring a sample of your writing to share with us? If you're just thinking about taking the plunge, you're welcome to check out our format and see if we can help you along the way. Are you looking for some advice or direction or just some inspiration? Maybe we can help.

Our next meeting will be November 14 and we'd love to see you there!

~ Becky

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Excellent Program Today

Bill Blohm, our favorite Gail Borden librarian, presented a detailed informative talk about Steve Morse One-Step pages. Whether the subject was new or known, everyone seemed to learn a trick or two.

We learned the site, www.stevemorse.org, is so much more than help with searching ship lists and census. Why not take a look and take the time to review all the offerings.

Thanks for a great presention, Bill.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

EGS November Morning Meeting

You may or may not have heard of Steve Morse's One-Step Webpages. Whether you have heard of it or not, you're sure to learn more about using this wonderful sight at our morning meeting, Tuesday, November 4, 2013

Be sure to join us at 9:30 am at the Gail Borden Public Library at 270 N Grove in Elgin. Bill and Carol Blohm will be teaching us the ins-and-outs of the Steve Morse site and fill us in on so much more than just searching census records!

We'll be looking for you,

~ Becky

Monday, October 28, 2013

How I Spent My Weekend #2

The ISGS Conference, The Way We Were, was held Oct 25 and 26 in a beautiful facility, The Best Western Hotel and Convention Center, in Sandwich, Illinois. My only complaint (you always have to have at least one, right?) was the difficulty I had with phone and internet reception. I had no problems in our room but basically nothing in the conference area. For me, and some of my techie friends, it was like being stranded on a deserted island. However, I remembered back-in-the-day we managed to survive without even owning a cell phone or tablet/pc with internet access and I knew I'd make it through.

The choice of sessions varied from beginning genealogy to using various records to technology helps. Overheard conversations (no, I wasn't eavesdropping so much as standing near by) often mentioned the difficulty in deciding which session to attend. Whatever decisions were made, I'm sure the attendee found value in the lecture.

Even with my volunteer schedule, I was able to sit in on Thomas MacEntee's Evernote for Genealogists (Catch Thomas at Hi-Definition Genealogy), Nancy Loe's Managing Your Digital Environment and Cataloging Family Photographs (You can learn more from her at her blog http://www.sassyjanegenealogy.com), and George Morgan's Alternate Records You May Have Never Considered. I took something new from every one of these talks. Some things I'll put into practice right away, some I'll have to think on for awhile.

Our Friday night dinner talk by George Morgan (you may know him best from his work with FGS or his podcasts with Drew Smith, Genealogy Guys), When Ancestors Demand to be Found, followed his personal journey being led to and by one of his ancestors. It was heartfelt and funny, highlighting events we often call serendipitous.

All in all, I had a great time learning from others, conversing with old friends, and making new ones. Jim and I topped the day off on Saturday by stopping in Yorkville at the Lake View restaurant for a wonder dinner before making our final journey home.

Next year, the ISGS conference will be held in O'Fallon, Illinois in St. Clair county. I know that's a bit of a trek from our neck of the woods but, if you can, plan to go. I know you'll be glad you did!

~ Becky

Sunday, October 27, 2013

How I Spent My Weekend #1

Our destination (me and my husband) this weekend was Sandwich, Illinois and the Illinois State Genealogical Society's (ISGS) Conference. We headed out early Friday morning so we could get there in time to help set-up for the 1:00 pm start time. Just imagine the volunteer hours needed to put on a day and a half event for 200+ attendees, not to mention the youth workshops! My kudos to Howard Manthei ,Joan Murray, and all the committee members for the outstanding job they did.

Before any attendees could enjoy the fruits of the committee's labor, the scurry of final touches needed doing. While the vendors prepared their assigned tables, the ISGS registration booth had to be organized and the volunteers for the weekend had to be identified and reminded of their schedules. In the beginning things looked something like this:

There were name tags to be arranged and bags to be stuffed and, as is always the case, everyone wondered if we would be ready on time!

But, at last, we were truly ready to put out the welcome sign:

and open the doors to the anxiously awaiting genealogists!

I hope each attendee found the weekend as enjoyable and educational as I did. In my next post I'll tell you more about my personal experiences.

~ Becky

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Wow! What can I say except ISGS really outdid themselves with this year's conference. Great location, good food, and fantastic people and networking opportunities. Anytime I can walk away from a meeting and have learned something I feel I am a winner. This time...every session I walked away with something new including something that might help me break through a brick wall. EGS was well represented at the event and it was nice to spend time talking with everyone.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Last Night's Cemetery Program

We had a great turnout last night for our October evening meeting but not all of our members were able to attend. For those not in attendance, all I can say is "you missed a good one!"

Gail Hershenzon is a volunteer at the Woodmere Cemetery in Detroit, Michigan. Gail has spent years creating and maintaining the website http://woodmerecemeteryresearch.com/ which contains searchable records from Woodmere. She presented the program, "Dos and Don'ts of Cemetery Research."

The program was informative and entertaining. Rather than simply telling us what we should and shouldn't do when writing, emailing, or visiting cemeteries, Gail shared with us actual letters, emails, and personal experiences dealing with sometimes rude genealogists. Though many of the examples elicited laughter, the moral of the talk came through clearly - "we must be especially nice to make up for the person who may have come before us."

When writing - letter or email:

  • be concise (the researcher doesn't need to know everything about your ancestors or your research)
  • use proper grammar and spelling
  • provide as much detail about the individual request as possible (full name, date of birth, date of death)
  • ask for no more than five (preferably three) look-ups at a time
  • be polite (use please and thank you)
  • included a SASE with all letters and use reasonable stationery - the back of a napkin or envelope is not acceptable.
When visiting:

  • call ahead to ascertain office hours and the cemetery's procedure for in-person requests
  • be cognizant of the fact that cemeteries are businesses and current work must come first for employees
  • be especially polite, nice, and patient

Thank you, Gail, for a fun evening and I know we'll all try to take you advice!

~ Becky

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

EGS October Evening Mtg

I can't think of a more perfect program for our evening meeting so close to Halloween. Be sure to join us this Thursday, October 17, 2013, at 7:00 pm at the Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove, Elgin, IL.
Gail Hershezon, Historian from Detroit, Michigan, will be sharing the Dos and Don'ts of Cemetery Research.

Some outsiders may consider us a bit ghoulish but what true genealogist doesn't love walking a cemetery. Cemeteries are full of information, history, and beauty. The grave markers of our long departed ancestors often give us pause and strike up strong emotion.
Larson Plots - Ishpeming City Cemetery, Ishpeming, Michigan

Now is a great time to learn what one should and should do regarding this type of research.

Hope to see you there!

~ Becky

Monday, September 30, 2013

Oct 2013 EGS Morning Meeting

Wow, what beautiful weather we've been having. I hope you have been out enjoying what Nature has been bestowing. However, I can't think of a better way to welcome-in October than by commiserating with fellow genealogists and increasing your research knowledge to boot!

Join us at 9:30 am tomorrow, October 1, at the Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove, Elgin, IL. Steve Szabados will be presenting Naturalization Records - Beginning of your U.S. Family Heritage

Steve is a board member for the Polish Genealogical Society of America and is  a member of the Illinois State Genealogical Society, Northwest Suburban Council of Genealogists and he is also a genealogy volunteer at the Arlington Heights Illinois Library. He is the author of two books – Finding Grandma’s European Ancestors and Find Your Family History: Steps to get started. Both are must have books for the beginning genealogist looking for their European heritage. Steve also the genealogy columnist for the Polish American Journal.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

September 2013 Evening Meeting

Be sure to join us at the Elgin Genealogical Society"s evening meeting this Thursday night, September 19. The meeting will begin at 7:00 pm at the Gail Borden Public Library at 270 N Grove in Elgin, Illinois. We are looking forward to the presentation by Elgin Historian Steve Stroud regarding Elgin Cemeteries.

Cemeteries are favorite haunts for us as genealogists. Why not come out and learn about our local sites?

Hope to see you there.

~ Becky

Sunday, September 15, 2013

As first announced at the FGS 2013 Conference last month, the Federation of Genealogical Societies announced a new member benefit: discounts on technology purchases through the Dell Member Purchase Program. Simply visit the Dell website at http://www.dell.com/mpp/FGS or call 1 (800) 695-8133 and start shopping! You'll need this ID once you are ready to purchase: SS131372490. You'll find amazing discounts on more than just laptop, tables and desktop computers. You can shop for printers, cameras, smartphones and even televisions with big savings! You'll find Dell brands as well as Samsung, Nikon, Canon, Microsoft, and more. Visit the Dell site today and look for exclusive deals just for FGS members and friends. And as a member of the Dell Purchase Program you always save an extra 5% on all Dell brand electronics and accessories. I mentioned this at the morning meeting but didn't have the details. Here they are. Happy Shopping!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

EGS August evening meeting 2013

Sorry this is a bit late but we're hoping everyone can join us this evening at 7:00 at the Gail Borden Public Library  at 270 N Grove in Elgin. Cheryl Waterman will be presenting Researching Pension Records in the National Archives. Come and learn the hows, whys, and wherefores of finding these important records at our National Archives.

Pension records can provide information about your veteran ancestors and the their families you may never have dreamed of. More than just facts and dates, these records often provide intimate details you may not find anywhere else.

Hope to see you there,


Monday, July 29, 2013

August Morning Meeting Presents Evidentia

Join us Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at 9:30 at the Gail Borden Public Library for our monthly morning meeting.

This month we will be looking at a different type of genealogy software. Rather than another family database, like Family Tree Maker, Legacy, Roots Magic, and such, this software, Evidentia, is designed to assist the genealogist in accomplishing the five elements of the Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS):
1.       A reasonably exhaustive search
2.       Complete and accurate source citations
3.       Analysis and correlations of the collected information
4.       Resolutions of any conflicting evidence
5.       S soundly reasoned, coherently written conclusion.

Evidentia is the creation of Ed Thompson, a software developer and genealogist. He wrote the program, and has been improving it along the way, when he became aware of the need from other genealogists and realized he needed it as well.

Evidentia is a wonderful tool which helps the user “properly analyze their sources, account for discrepancies, and capture their conclusions.”  Using the various reports can help the user determine what and where additional research is needed. Taking a good hard look at what evidence one has can lead a researcher to other sources necessary for a knowledgeable conclusion.

I’m looking forward to this opportunity to show this new way to review genealogy information and share my experiences using it.

Hope to see you there

~Becky Higgins 

Sunday, June 30, 2013

July 2nd Morning Meeting

Please join us for our July morning meeting this coming Tuesday! You may be travelling out of the area for the holiday and, if so, we will miss you. If you happen to be travelling in our area for the holiday, we'd love to see you! If, like me, you won't be travelling at all, make your Tuesday special and join us for a time of genealogical education and fellowship.

Our speaker on Tuesday July 2 will be Sarah Kirby. Her program, "Beyond the Begats: Adding Biographical Detail to Your Genealogy" will begin after the business meeting and our usual break for snacks. The business meeting starts at 9:30 am in the Community Rooms at the Gail Borden Library. Visitors are always welcome. We hope to see you there.

~ Becky

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Free Military Records

FYI: Ancestry has announced military records on its site will be free now (May 23, 2013) through Memorial Day (May 27, 2013).

Good Hunting!!


Wednesday, May 1, 2013

EGS May 7th meeting with Jennifer Holik

The EGS morning meeting on May 7 at 9:30 am at Gail Borden Public Library welcomes Jennifer Holik as our speaker. Through her program "Finishing The Story"she will demonstrate military records that add details about the service and death of soldiers of World War I and World War II. Jennifer will use case studies of her own ancestors.

Jennifer Holik is a genealogical research professional and the owner of Generations and co-founder of The In-Depth Genealogist. Jennifer has over twenty years of research and writing experience. She has authored articles for local and national genealogical publications; authored and published a set of kids' genealogy curriculum books in 2012; is an Expert Author for Archives.com; and writes for several blogs. 

Be sure to join us for an exciting and interesting morning.


Saturday, April 27, 2013

EGS Write Up on ISGS Blog

Check out the nice piece about Elgin Genealogical Society on the Illinois State Genealogical Society's blog at http://ilgensoc.blogspot.com/2013/04/society-spotlight-elgin-genealogical.html. It's nice to be noticed :-)

~ Becky

Friday, April 19, 2013

April Evening Meeting Wrap-up

Last night I attended the April 2013 evening meeting of the Elgin Genealogical Society (EGS). The program for the evening was a “members sharing” and, unfortunately, not too many people came to join in with the sharing. I’m hoping the reason was more due to the inclement weather than with the type of program. We had torrential rain for a couple of days and many areas were suffering from flooding. I know if my basement were flooded I wouldn’t have been there.

“Sharing” programs are among my very favorite. Over the years I’ve learned as much, if not more, from such evenings as I have from lectures or talks from experts. People who avoid sharing meetings have no idea what they’re missing. Sitting among them at a normal speaker’s program are some of the most knowledgeable genealogists/researchers/family historians – other members of their local society. These “experts” rarely have credentials but have worked on their own families for many years learning their craft by personal study and trial-and-error. Many of them would feel intimidated standing before a crowd to give a talk but happily share in smaller groups.

EGS meets at the Gail Borden Library which is one of the busiest libraries I’ve ever seen. They have multiple programs going on almost all the time. Last night was no exception and, as it turned out, EGS was moved from its normal meeting rooms to a smaller venue upstairs. Due to this change, we didn’t have the tables we are accustomed to and which we had planned to use to divide into smaller groups. However, again hopefully due to the weather, we had fewer in attendance than normal so we adapted and stayed together as one group.

Before the program began I was telling Larry Pepper, a fellow member of our writers’ group, about the writing challenge I’ve put myself under (to write 500 words before I am allowed to do anything else when I go to work in my office) and why I’ve done so. Sara Taylor and the facilitator for the program heard our conversation and asked me to begin the sharing with that subject. Because of that I probably ended up talking too much, not uncommon I’m afraid, but I think everyone attending shared something during the hour. We learned about a couple of websites being used, groused a little about Ancestry Family Trees but in the end most of us admitted using the site for documents and such. We shared stories about some items used in days gone-by like ice boxes, milk wagons, and clothes drying apparatus which brought up the value of time lines and historical placement. We discussed writing “stories” versus putting notes into genealogy software and the pros and cons of both. We heard about the value of keeping a “to-do list” or research log on software like Evernote so that no matter where you are you have access to what you need. All this in a matter of one hour!

Though not exactly the program we had planned, this is what is so great about this type of platform. You can let the discussion take its course and the attendees direct the flow. I know these programs can be overdone but I’m always happy when I can be part of members sharing.

By the way, this concludes my word count+ for the dayJ.


Tuesday, April 16, 2013

EGS April Evening Mtg - Members Sharing

Our evening meeting this month, April 18, 2013, will be at the Gail Borden Public Library at 7:00 pm. The meeting is, as always, open to the public.

We'll be having a "Sharing" program and hope everyone will come prepared. Bring along a problem ancestor, better known as a Brick Wall, or share about how you managed to overcome the obstacles caused by such an ancestor. If you're new to genealogy research and are looking for direction, come prepared with a notepad because you'll be sitting at a table with plenty of "old hands" who are always willing to share their knowledge.

We'll be breaking into small groups for a time of sharing and then each group will pick something or someone to share with the whole assembly.

Sharing programs are always great fun and more informative than you may think. Come join us and find out for yourself!


Wednesday, March 20, 2013

RootsTech Conference Virtual Tips for us stay-at-homes

The Armchair Genealogist: RootsTech Conference: 10 Tips to Make the Most of Your Virtual Experience:

'via Blog this'
If, like me, you can't attend the RootsTech Conference in Salt Lake City starting tomorrow Mar 21, check out the blog above for some great advise on how to take advantage of the conference virtually (and free). Between the live-streaming of some of the sessions and conversations on twitter and facebook, we can feel involved in the experience.

Lynn Palermo, The Armchair Genealogy, even mentions a great use for Evernote which will be the topic of our EGS meeting tomorrow, Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 7:00pm at the Gail Borden Public Library.

~ Becky

Monday, March 4, 2013

March 2013 Morning Meeting Cancelled

Due to the predictions of  heavy snow for tomorrow, March 5, 2013, the EGS morning meeting will be cancelled. Our speaker, Kristen McCallum, has agreed graciously agreed to present her program Getting the Most out of Internet Archives at our meeting on April 2nd.

Stay safe, comfy, and warm and hopefully we'll see you at the evening meeting on March 21 when we'll talk about using Evernote for genealogy.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Sad News

I'm so sorry to have to report this information. The Daily Herald reported this morning:
Sandra M. "Sandy" Granholm of West Dundee Sandra M. "Sandy" Granholm (nee Warrington), age 61, passed away on Thursday. Arrangements are incomplete in the Miller Funeral Home, West Dundee, 847-426-3436.
Sandy was a long-time member of EGS and an inspiration to many. She was with us just a month ago donating her latest genealogy book to the library. She will be greatly missed.

RIP Sandy

~ Becky

Saturday, February 9, 2013

EGS Executive Board 2013

The EGS Executive Board for 2013 was elected at our Annual meeting in December 2012 and began work for the Society in January 2013.

Front: Becky Higgins - VP, Sara Taylor - President, Judy VanDusen - Treasurer
Back: Larry Pepper - PM Secretary, Rita Gholson - AM Secretary
The Board looks forward to serving EGS this year and hopes to make it a great one for the Society!


Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Let's Get Started with our New Year 2013

Hi all,

It feels like forever since I've touched base with you and it has been way too long!! But, now the holidays are over and it's time to get back to work on our genealogy and Society business.

Our meetings on January 17 and February 5 will be Q&A sessions focusing on "Using Your Computer." We'll have our own computer gurus on-hand, Bill and Bob Brandes - or as I call them "The Brandes Brothers." It would be helpful to them and me to have some questions before the meetings so, please, feel free to send them to me at bhiggins9@gmail.com and we'll do our best to have answers for you.

I'm looking forward to seeing everyone again. Let's roll up our sleeves and get down to business:)

~ Becky Higgins