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 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!