Are you researching your family tree? Trace your ancestors' unique family history and preserve your memories at Gail Borden Library. Join one of our programs to learn more!


What’s Old is New Again
Main Library - Grove Room
Thursday, May 17     6 – 7 pm
Tuesday, June 5     12:30 – 1:30 pm

Discover the Elgin Area Collection to explore historic Elgin and genealogy search tools and preserve your memories with the Preservation Station.

Elgin Genealogical Society 

Show and Tell
Main Library - Meadows Community Rooms AB
Tuesday, May 1     9:30 – 11 am

Bring a treasured object from home to share its connection with your family history.


DNA: A Power Tool in the Genealogist’s Toolbox
Main Library - Meadows Community Rooms AB
Thursday, May 17     7 – 8:30 pm

Hear about the many ways DNA test results can confirm and advance your traditional paper trail research and more. Explore the types of DNA tests and the three major testing companies who offer them along the advantages and disadvantages of each company for specific types of research problems.

Speaker: Karen Stanbary.


Miracles, Mysteries and Mayhem: Online Family Trees
Main Lirbray - Grove Room
Tuesday, June 5     9:30 – 11 am

Learn effective techniques to determine if you can use the research of others to build on your family tree.

Speaker: Jeanne Larzalere Bloom


U.S. Federal Censuses
Main Library - Meadows Community Rooms AB
Thursday, June 21     7 – 8:30 pm

View a webinar that shares information from multiple years of censuses and search techniques for maximum results.







Discover your past @ GBPL