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, 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,, 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.