Welcome to the Elgin Area Memories page. We hope that you will explore our many interesting items such as the historic WatchWord magazines, videos from our local veterans, photos of a devastating tornado in 1920 and postcards from another era.  

The Gail Borden Public Library archives, the Elgin History Museum and local organizations and partners have contributed to build this local history page.  Our collections are always expanding, so please check back often and enjoy these Elgin Area Memories

Included Collections:

elgin-death-records Genealogists have long used records from Gail Borden Public Library to trace their family tree.  One favorite reference source, Elgin, Illinois Death Records has been available on microfilm since 1995. New technology, funding support from...
elgin-hispanic-network The Elgin Hispanic Network began in 1987 as a forum for networking and sharing of resources and ideas among the Latino community of Elgin. View a collection of photos, informational fliers, and other documents...

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