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At a W&BCGS Event

Attend one of our events. Check the schedule below for dates and times. We meet at Spring Creek United Church of Christ, 4500 Spring Creek Road, Rockford, IL.

Monthly meetings are held September through May on the first Saturday of the month and start at 1:30 p.m. Details of programs appear in the Newsletters.

Presentations are made at each meeting and feature experts on a variety of engaging topics. Question and Answer sessions follow.


Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 1:30 P.M.

“Zouaves, First & Finest ”

Terry Dyer is a lifelong resident of Northern Illinois, and avid Civil War researcher.

Terry will take us into the finer details of this group of soldiers, and the time period in and around the Rockford

Bring your Civil War veteran and battle questions to be answered by one of the area‘s most knowledgeable local historians.



March 5, 2016
Thomas MacEntee {Live Webinar} "Evernote for Geneaologists" 

April 2, 2016 (Belvidere)

May 7, 2016
Steve Szabados "TBA" 

SUMMER BREAK (June—August) 

September 10, 2016 (2nd Saturday)

October 1, 2016 (Belvidere)

November 5, 2016

December 3, 2016
"30th Anniversary Celebration"