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The Winnebago & Boone Counties Genealogical Society exists to:

  • Encourage and support genealogical researchers.

  • Promote the discovering, collecting, indexing, and preserving of valued genealogical resources of Winnebago and Boone Counties.

  • Encourage publication of county material and family histories.



Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 1:30 p.m.

"DNA Basics & Understanding Your Ancestry DNA Results"
*Location Change: Boone County Historical Museum- 314 S. State St., Belvidere*

Speaker: Mary Eberle is an experienced genetic genealogist and a DNA expert.  DNA is a powerful tool for genealogy research. This presentation will start with an overview on using DNA for family research: the types of DNA, the best companies to use, which relatives to test, and how to interpret your DNA test results.  Mary will emphasize interpreting results from AncestryDNA.


SUMMER BREAK (June—August)



Get the George Valko DNA Handout.

Check out our new Projects page with a link to the completed Cedar Bluff Cemetery database.