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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.


December 5, 2015 at 1:30 p.m.

"4th Annual Brick Wall Roundtable"

This has became a society favorite for covering multiple topics simultaneaously, while enjoying some delicious treats! 

Bring your questions, prepare to learn something new, and enjoy spending time mingling with other society members.



January 9, 2016 (2nd Saturday)
"What’s New in the Local History Room at RPL"

February 6, 2016
Terry Dyer “Zouaves, First & Finest”

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"