ECGS Meeting September 18

The next Edgar County Genealogical Society meeting is Monday, September 18, at 7pm in the Historical Museum Annex.  Note that Labor Day has changed our regular quarterly meeting date. Marshall librarian  Jamie Poorman will talk about the Clark County genealogy collection now at Marshall Public Library. Following the program, we will discuss the proposal to merge with Edgar County Historical Society.

Finding family histories

Edgar County Genealogy Library staff recently compiled an online surname list of the 672 family histories in the library. The A-Z list is now available in a pdf that can be browsed or searched by using Find or Find in page (usually under Edit) in your browser or pdf reader.  Check the Vertical File Index to see if we have files for a name you are researching. There may be some typos but the lists will help you discover what family information can be found in the library.

Look what’s been added!

We have a new sign. It’s not easy to tell from Main Street when the library is open. Our hours are posted on the door, but it faces the driveway, not the street.

This sign will help identify the library and show that we are open for walk-in visits. We hope that it will encourage passersby to stop in.