Research visits are now available on Thursdays and Fridays by appointment only.
Our volunteer librarians may not be in the library at all times on those days. Please contact us at least one week in advance to request a date/time. You will receive confirmation of your appointment. Masks will be required while in the library building.
Librarians will continue to reply to queries received by mail and email.
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.
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.
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!