Friday, January 23, 2009

The program for the February morning meeting has been changed. Our speaker is unable to attend due to family obligations. In lieu of the scheduled program, we will be discussing our New Year Resolutions, helping each other with brick walls or other problem areas and previewing this Blog.
Hope to see everyone there:)

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Volunteers Needed!

EGS is in need of help.
We have three Volunteer Chair positions that should be filled, these are-
Newspaper Indexing,
Program Chair for mornings,
Program Chair for evenings.

Any wonderful person that steps up to any of these positions will have help in performing the duties of these positions. Currently the the calendar for 2009 programs is pretty full so anyone volunteering for am or pm chair will have a "head start" on scheduling programs.

I know many of the members of EGS are currently helping on a project or with treats or as an officer or that you may have previously volunteered for chairs, committees and worked on projects; but this society does not exsist because of past work and projects.

If we as a group do not work together by volunteering, by putting our energy into our group, this group will wind-down until it stops. We must put energy into our Society Today and Tomorrow so our Society will continue to operate Today, Tomorrow and beyond.

So please seriously think about what you can do to help keep our Society alive and growing.


My condolences to Judy Van Dusen, her husband Bill, son Erik, daughter Rebecca and all of the other family members for the passing of Bill's Mother this last Saturday, January 17, 2009.
I am sure I speak for Judy's many friends in EGS in expressing our sympathy and best wishes.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Our New Blog

Here I am again; just trying to get a feel for how everything works. The Computer Interest Group (CIG) will be discussing setting up and using a blog at our next meeting. That would be Thursday, February 12, at 9:00 am at the Gail Borden Public Library.
Blogging would be a great way for families to stay in touch and share research information they find. A private blog for members only would work very nicely for that purpose.
That's it for now.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The January 15th evening meeting has been cancelled due to impending weather issues. Hope to see you at the February morning meeting.


Welcome to the new Elgin Genealogical Society's blog. We hope this will add value to our members and provide quick updates as needed, as well as, helpful hints as we research our families. For further information about our society and helpful Elgin area records to review be sure to check out our website at