ECGL closed for “Walk through History” Day

Edgar County Genealogy Library will be closed on Friday, September 27 because the Historical Society will present its annual “Walk through History” for area schoolchildren. We close each year on that day to decrease traffic around the museum complex and make it safer – and easier – for the children to enjoy the activities.

ECGL Director announces retirement

Edgar County Genealogy Library director Linda Cary will leave the library this month after 30 years of service. Her last day will be August 30. Congratulations to Linda on her well-earned retirement. We will miss her, her leadership, and her extensive knowledge of Edgar County genealogy.

ECGL hours

Edgar County Genealogy Library will reduce its weekly schedule to two days per week until further notice. The library will be open only Thursdays and Fridays, 9am-4pm.

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.