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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.


October 3, 2015 at 1:30 p.m.
(Alternate Meeting Location ) 
Boone County Historical Museum 

314 S State St., Belvidere, IL

"Who Will Inherit Your Research?"

Our speaker will be our own board member Bill Edmundson.

This lecture will discuss the decision all good genealogists should prepare for. You've put so much time, effort, and money into discovering and preserving your family's history; but what will happen to it when you're gone?

Bill will share his knowledge on the matter, and discuss several options, including cases where no other family member shows an interest in the research.



November 7, 2015
"Searching for French-Canadians"

December 5, 2015
"4th Annual Brick Wall Roundtable"