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!

Elgin Genealogical Society 


Grandma Nellie’s Scrapbook:
Identifying & Interpreting History
Main Library - Meadows Community Rooms AB
Thursday, January 17    7 – 8:30 pm

Identify people in old family
photos using genealogy sources
and observational techniques.

Presenter: Tina Beaird.



What’s New in FamilySearch
Main Library - Meadows Community Rooms AB
Tuesday, February 5     9:30 – 11:30 am

Learn about new features and
historic records of

Presenter: Maureen Brady. Sponsor:
Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter–Day Saints.



Climbing in Your Family Tree
Main Library - Meadows Community Rooms AB
Thursday, February 21     7 – 8:30 pm

Hear Phyllis Myers’ journey of being
the seventh generation to live in
her family’s 1850 farmhouse.










Genealogy Writers’ Group  

Main Library - Meadows Community Rooms AB
Thursday, 1/10, 2/14 ♦ 6:30 – 8 pm

Learn from others with a similar interest
in writing their families' history.





Discover your roots @ GBPL!