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 pm. 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.


February 7, 2015 
"Hiring a Professional Genealogist"

Bob Rettammel will cover the topic of when to hire
a professional
genealogist, and what to expect once you’ve made the decision. Bob is a registered member
of the Association of Professional Genealogists,
his research specialties include:

Emigration & Immigration; Land Platting;
Land Records; Military; Naturalization; and
German American research.



March 7, 2015
"Genealogy Do-Over- A Year of Learning from Research Mistakes" (Webinar)

April 11, 2015  Belvidere Meeting Location TBA
"What's Available Through the LDS Family History Libraries"

May 2, 2015
"Beginning German Research"

September 12, 2015
"Who Will Inherit Your Research?"

October 3, 2015  Belvidere Meeting Location TBA"Haunted Rockford"

November 7, 2015
"Searching for French-Canadians"

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