Edgar County Genealogical Society usually holds its annual meeting and the presentation of the Edythe Stephens Family History Award on the first Monday in June. We debated for several weeks what to do about the June meeting in light of everything that’s going on.
We have decided to be cautious and move the annual meeting and award presentation from June 1 to our next quarterly meeting in September. There will be no meeting in June. The next meeting will be Monday, September 21, at 7pm.
Edgar County Genealogy Library will be closed until further notice. Email will be checked but we will not be onsite. If you wish to contact us, use email or Facebook messages. Phone messages are not being checked; mail is being held.
We are monitoring and will follow advice of public health authorities as to our schedule in coming weeks. We are sorry for any inconvenience, but the health of our staff and visitors is important to us. Please watch our website or Facebook page for updates.
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. We hope that it will encourage passersby to stop in.
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.
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.
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!