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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.

Our Next Meeting

April 5 - Juliana Smith (Ancestry.com)
"Common Surnames: Ways to Identify Your Ancestors in a Crowd"

If you have any common surnames such as Smith, Jones, Anderson etc., you won’t want to miss this meeting! Bring all your Ancestry.com questions as well. It’s not often we get a National speaker, so 
take the extra drive to Belvidere, and see the remodeled museum as well.

NOTE: Alternate meeting location at Boone County Historical Museum,
314 South State St., Belvidere, IL. 61008

We meet at the Spring Creek United Church of Christ, located at 4500 Spring Creek Road in Rockford, Illinois, unless otherwise noted.

Monthly meetings are held September through May, usually on the first Saturday of the month and start at 1:30 p.m.

What's New

Get the George Valko DNA Handout.

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