Monday, August 29, 2011


While starting to prepare for facilitating my discussion about Ancestry I noticed there is free access to Ancestry's worldwide collection of immigration and travel records...through September 5, 2011.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

How Does Google Improve Search?

How Does Google Improve Search?: reposted from GenealogyInTime

'via Blog this' Interesting article and video about how Google tries to improve their search engine.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

EGS Grant Presentation

As reported in our August 3rd post, the Elgin Area Historical Society (EAHS) is our 2011 recipient of the Chester Bowser Grant. Presentation of the award was made at our evening meeting on August 18th.

Judy Van Dusen, Liz Marston, Lea Ellsworth

As our president looks on, our Scholarship/Grant Committee Chair, Lea Ellsworth, explains to the membership and to EAHS Director, Liz Marson how pleased we are to be able to support this indexing project which will benefit many genealogists research in the Elgin area.

Judy Van Dusen, Liz Marston, Lea Ellsworth
After the presentation, there are big smiles from both the representatives of EGS and EAHS.

Now is a good time to thank Lea and her committee for their devotion to making certain the Chester Bowser scholarship and grant funds go to deserving candidates. In today's economic environment, it is more important then ever for societies to support projects beneficial to the genealogical community.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

2011 Grant Goes to Elgin Area Historical Society

The Elgin Genealogical Society is pleased to announce the 2011 Chester A. Bowser Grant recipient is the Elgin Area Historical Society (EAHS). 

This grant of $1000 will be used to index corporate and employee newsletters from Sherman Hospital, The Illinois Watch Case Company, Chicago Rawhide and The Elgin National Watch Company. 

Once indexed, the information will be posted on the EGS or EAHS website.

We are proud to assist the EAHS in this effort which will provide genealogists researching the Elgin area more information on their ancestors without leaving their homes. Once found on the index, copies of the actual articles will be able to be requested through either EGS or EAHS.