Local History & Genealogy Programs & Events

The Family History Interest Group

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Genealogy enthusiasts meet the 3rd Thursday of each month from noon – 3pm to learn and share information about conducting genealogy research. Each meeting includes a presentation from a genealogy expert, database training as well as work time. From beginner to expert, there is something for everyone. Feel free to bring your laptop. For more information see the list below.

Gliddon Local and Family History Series

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Thanks to the generosity of the Gliddon Family, the Library is able to host special programming pertaining to local history and genealogy. These events coincide with the Family History Interest Group and are denoted with an asterisk.

Late Night Genealogy

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Throw on comfy clothes, grab a snack and you laptop and head on down to the library for a night devoted to researching your family history. You will have access to library resources after hours from 5-10pm. Registration is required. February 26, April 29, October 28

Historic Photo Event

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Celebrate Local History Month by loaning your Elburn area related photos to the library! Drop your photos at the Library any time during the month of May. Library staff will scan and return them to you. All images will be added to the Historical Collection.

Antique Appraisal Fair and Fundraiser

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Terri Applegate, certified appraiser from LeClair Antiques in LeClair Iowa, will be here May 14 to provide verbal appraisals of your family heirlooms. No weapons accepted. $20 an item or 3 for $50. All proceeds will benefit the Historical Collection. Registration and prepayment required.

For more information about all of these events and to register, please visit http://elburn.evanced.info/signup/EventCalendar.aspx
or call the library 630.365.2244

Family History Interest Group 2016

Getting Started with Laura Street Chaplin

Thursday, January 21st

Staying Organized with Laura Street Chaplin

Thursday, February 18th

You Use WHAT for Genealogy? Wonderful Uses for Unusual Tools with Thomas MacEntee (webinar)

Thursday, March 17th*

Digital Files with Laura Street Chaplin

Thursday, April 21st

Cluster Research with Laura Street Chaplin

Thursday, May 19th

DNA Testing for Kinship with Marsha Peterson Maass

Thursday, June 16th*

Online Resources with Laura Street Chaplin

Thursday, July 21st

Citing Sources with Laura Street Chaplin

Thursday, August 18th

Got Photos? Digitizing and Creating Keepsakes Using Family Photos with Thomas MacEntee
(webinar)

Thursday, September 15th*

Cemeteries with Laura Street Chaplin Probate Records with Laura Street Chaplin

Thursday, October 20th

Family History Holiday Style TBA

For more information about all of these events and to register, please visit http://elburn.evanced.info/signup/EventCalendar.aspx or call the library 630.365.2244.

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