“How to start” genealogy information at Honeybee Festival

Do you want to research your family history but don’t where to start? Ask Judy!

Volunteer ECGL librarian Judy Cash will be at the Historical Society’s booth at the fairgrounds on Honeybee Festival Friday (Sept. 26, 9am-5pm) to answer questions about beginning your genealogy research. Four-generation genealogy charts and family group sheets will be available in the booth.

Edgar County Genealogy Library will be closed that Friday.


ECGS to meet Sept. 8

Edgar County Genealogy Society will meet Monday, Sept. 8 at 7pm, in the Library of the Historical Museum Annex. The Historical Society will be meeting in the main room.

Following a short business meeting, Larry Soberg will talk about his trip to and research in Norway.

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.

Annual meeting June 2

Edgar County Genealogical Society will hold its annual meeting at 7pm on Monday, June 2. The Edythe Stephens Award will be presented following the business meeting.

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.