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About Us

Tinker Swiss Cottage

Since 1986, the Winnebago & Boone Counties Genealogical Society has served family history researchers interested in the greater Rockford area.

As a member of the W&BCGS, you will:

  • have an opportunity to exchange information with others of similar research interests.
  • stay abreast of all the latest news in the genealogical community, including upcoming conferences and events
  • have access to materials the Society has transcribed, purchased, or preserved.  

The Society's newsletter, Footprints, is published five times each year; January, March, May, September, and November.

Queries by members are free.