Edgar County Genealogical Society will meet at 7pm on Monday, December 2, in the Historical Museum Annex. We will share our genealogy successes or failures of the year. Members are asked to bring a Christmas treat to share at the end of the meeting.
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!