ECGL closed for holiday season

Edgar County Genealogy Library will close at 4pm on Friday, December 19, and will reopen at 9am on Wednesday, January 7, weather permitting.

Please call ahead before traveling to Edgar County Genealogy Library during inclement winter weather.

And the award goes to . . .

2014EdytheStephensAwardThis year’s Edythe Stephens Award was presented to Phyllis Sutton at the June 2 ECGS annual meeting.

Sutton is a member of ECGS, volunteer librarian at Edgar County Genealogy Library, and genealogist who photographs tombstones and indexed hundreds of names in the 1940 U.S. census. The award was announced by last year’s winner Linda Cary.

ECGS began presenting the award in 1990 as a tribute to Edythe Stephens and to honor those who make outstanding contributions in the preservation of local genealogy and history.

ECGS approves new bylaws

Edgar County Genealogical Society met on April 7, at 7pm, in the Historical Museum Annex. The proposed bylaws were approved by unanimous vote. The bylaws are now located in the members section of the website.

A committee was appointed in October to review and revise the bylaws. Following advice in the FGS Bylaws Workbook, the committee decided to combine the ECGS constitution and bylaws into one document. Our thanks to the members of the committee for their work on this project.