ECGL volunteer retires

Phyllis Sutton retired as a volunteer ECGL librarian this week. She has volunteered as a librarian for many years and was recipient of the 2014 Edythe Stephens Family History Award.

Enjoy your retirement, Phyllis! We will miss you at the library.

ECGL summer hours

Edgar County Genealogy Library will reduce its weekly schedule to two days per week for the rest of the summer. The library will be open only Thursdays and Fridays, 9am-4pm, through September 6.

The reduced schedule is due to a temporary shortage of volunteer librarians (vacations, retirement, other commitments) to cover the normal 3-day-per-week schedule. We hope to return to the normal schedule beginning September 11.

2019 Edythe Stephens Award presented

The 2019 Edythe Stephens Family History Award was presented to Jenny Barkley at the June 3 ECGS meeting. She is vice-president of the society, a member of the Genealogy Library board, and a longtime volunteer librarian who has also completed two books on her family history.

Last year’s recipient Linda Barrett announced the award. Congratulations, Jenny!

Updating DAR files

Edgar County Genealogy Library is updating its DAR Patriot files. Our files are organized by patriot name and then by the DAR member who joined under that name.

The library welcomes the opportunity to expand its collection of files. If you are a DAR member, any chapter, and would like to be included, please send a copy of your acceptance to the library. Copies may be mailed or emailed.

Questions? Contact the library.