Edgar County Genealogical Society will meet on December 10, at 7pm, in the Historical Museum Annex.
Jenny Barkley will present the program, “Discover the Gifts Under Your Family Tree.” She will talk about planning a genealogy research trip, using her recent trip to New York state as illustration.
Members are asked to bring some Christmas goodies to share as refreshments after the program.
Edgar County Genealogical Society meets bimonthly at the museum annex, 408 N. Main. Meetings are open to everyone interested in family history.
Edgar County Genealogy Library has a new microfilm reader and laser printer.
Our new machine reads microfilm and scans selected pages to a computer for printing or saving as a pdf to a flash drive.
We appreciate the donations and memorials that helped defray the cost of purchasing the new equipment. Additional contributions are still welcome.
The 2013 Edythe Stephens Award was presented at the Edgar County Genealogical Society’s annual meeting on June 11.
Linda Cary received the award for her work as a volunteer director of the genealogy library and for her tireless efforts in recording burials in the county cemeteries.
We are pleased to report that our first emailed newsletter was sent on May 14. If you are an ECGS member who had requested electronic delivery, you should have received an email with a link to download our May quarterly newsletter. Members who requested regular mail delivery will receive their newsletter soon.
Beginning with the May issue of our quarterly newsletter, Edgar County Genealogical Society members may elect to receive their issues via email. A few months ago, members were asked to provide an email address if they wished email delivery. If you did not state a preference at that time, you will continue to receive your issue by regular mail. You may switch delivery options by emailing the Genealogy Library.