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ECGL will be closed during Honeybee Festival

Edgar County Genealogy Library will be closed on Friday, September 22. The Historical Society holds its annual Walk through History for area schoolchildren on that day. Closing will decrease traffic around the museum complex and make it safer for visitors.

Which DNA Test is Right for You?

Are you thinking of doing a DNA test, but find the choices confusing? Have you done a test and need some help making sense of the results? Join us for an introductory program on DNA testing and genetic genealogy.

Tim Phipps, an acknowledged expert in DNA testing, will present “Which DNA Test is Right for You? A Layman’s Guide to Genealogical DNA Testing” at 7pm on September 18, 2017 at the Edgar County Historical Museum Annex, 408 N. Main St.

The presentation will be an overview of DNA testing in genealogy, explaining what each test can reveal and outlining the offerings of major DNA testing companies.

Tim Phipps is a native of Terre Haute who has researched his family’s history for nearly twenty years and has also researched Civil War history in Parke County, where his family settled in the 1830’s. For the past seven years, he has studied the role of DNA testing in traditional genealogical research.

This program is hosted by Edgar County Genealogical Society. Everyone interested in family history is welcome.

Edythe Stephens Award presented

Edythe Stephens Award
On June 5, ECGS presented the Edythe Stephens Family History Award to Judy Cash. Judy is the president of ECGS, a volunteer ECGL librarian, and one of our resident Legacy software experts. She compiled the “Peeps into the Past” column in the Prairie Press from 2014 to 2016. Pictured from left, Debbie Wilson and Judy Cash.  Congratulations, Judy!

ECGS dues increase for coming year

Due to increases in printing costs and postage, annual dues have increased to $25.00. Lifetime memberships remain at $150.00.

If you receive a paper copy of the newsletter, please check the label on the back of this issue to see when your membership is expires. Your label will show “2017” if your membership expires on June 30, 2017. You should have received a renewal email if you receive your newsletter by email.

Please send your $25.00 renewal in by June 30, 2017 to ensure you receive the continued benefits of membership and the timely arrival of the ECGS newsletter.

Know someone interested in their Edgar County ancestors?  Consider giving them a membership!