ECGL closed on Sept. 28

Edgar County Genealogy Library will be closed on Friday, September 28. The Historical Society presents its annual “Walk through History” event that day for area schoolchildren. Closing will decrease traffic around the museum complex and make it safer for visitors

ECGS to meet Sept. 17

Edgar County Genealogical Society will meet on Monday, September 17, at 7pm, in the Historical Museum Annex. Teresa Pennington will present the program, Paris and Chrisman in Picture Postcards.

The meeting is open to anyone interested in genealogy or local history.


2018 Edythe Stephens Award presented

On June 4, ECGS president Judy Cash presented the 2018 Edythe Stephens Family History Award to Linda Barrett. Linda is a longtime volunteer librarian at Edgar County Genealogy Library who has shared her knowledge and experience based on her extensive family research.

In Memory of Barbara Hammond

Edgar County Genealogy Library staff and Society members wish to express their sympathies to the family of Barbara Hammond. Barbara was the founding director of ECGL (1988-2000) and 1995 winner of the Edythe Stephens Family History Award. Her obituary is posted at Templeton Funeral Home.