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 

6/20 7 − 8:30 pm
How to Choose the Right Genealogical Software


Tuesdays ♦ 9:30 − 11:45 am

Thursdays ♦ 7 − 8:30 pm

7/2 Getting the Most Out of Your
Discover what you can learn from looking at your AncestryDNA® results to help determine who might be the Most Recent Common Ancestor (MRCA).
Presenter: Jane Haldeman, professional researcher

7/18 Central Europe is Easy - Merci
Explore 40+ websites to locate family in the countries where Napoleon ruled, including France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Northern Italy, Germany and surrounding areas.
Presenter: Jacqueline Schattner, Northwest Suburban Genealogy Society.

8/6 Research Your Swedish Heritage
in Living Color

ArkivDigital is an online service that provides access to Swedish historical records and to a wide variety of church books from the 1600s - 1948. This presentation will demonstrate how you can access records using ArkivDigital, which is also available at Gail Borden Public Library.
Presenter: Kathy Meade, North American representative for ArkivDigital AD AB.

8/15 Chasing Unicorns: A Case Study
With an Elgin Connection

Miss Jennie Whitford was a woman without a past when she married Harrison Faulkner in Grass Lake, Michigan in 1856. Using collateral and cluster research, plus other evidence, this presentation will explore the methodology used to discover Jennie's life and history and her surprising Elgin connection.
Presenter: Anne Faulkner, family historian.

Genealogy Writers’ Group  

    Main Library Conference Room
    Thursdays, 7/11, 8/8 ♦ 6:30 − 8 pm

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





Discover your roots @ GBPL!