New extended hours for Genealogy Library

Beginning January 4, 2024, Edgar County Genealogy Library will be open on Thursdays and Fridays from 9AM to 3:30PM.

January brings the chance of inclement weather that may make travel dangerous. If there is significant snow, icy roads, or extreme cold, please call ECGL before coming to the library. We close the library when it is not safe for our volunteer librarians to travel.

Finding family histories

Edgar County Genealogy Library staff recently compiled an online surname list of the 672 family histories in the library. The A-Z list is now available in a pdf that can be browsed or searched by using Find or Find in page (usually under Edit) in your browser or pdf reader.  Check the Vertical File Index to see if we have files for a name you are researching. There may be some typos but the lists will help you discover what family information can be found in the library.

Look what’s been added!

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 for walk-in visits. We hope that it will encourage passersby to stop in.