British Interest Group of Wisconsin and Illinois
Upcoming BIGWILL Events
Community Church, Richmond, Illinois
will give two presentations: Victorian Mourning Customs Lifting the Veil off Morbid Genealogical Treasures
and Crime, Prison, and Punishment: Researching UK Criminal and Prisoner Records Online and at the National Archives.
There will be lunch provided ($10 fee) between the two presentations.
See the BIGWILL meetings web page for more details
Come! Be part of our merry band! (Click here to get membership information)
Current BIGWILL members:
- Membership renewal time has passed. If this deadline slipped by for you, please mail your 2015 dues ASAP to the BIGWILL PO Box so that you can receive the next newsletter and help support our full schedule of talks on British Isles genealogy.
(see the membership application for amount and our full mailing address)
- The BIGWILL annual election of officers will be here before you know it, with five offices on the ballot. At our election on 14 November we will select a president, a 1st vice-president, a 2nd vice-president, and a treasurer, as well as one director.
IMPORTANT NOTE: BIGWILL’s library collection has been moved to the McHenry Public Library (map).
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Who we are (about us; includes governing documents)
16 July 2015
Where and when we meet / upcoming meeting topics
4 September 2015
How to get in contact with us
16 July 2015
The BIGWILL Newsletter
9 November 2013
The BIGWILL online discussion list
has been discontinued
Information about the BIGWILL library
9 March 2010
Information about digital recordings of genealogical conference lectures
4 September 2007
Upcoming events of interest to British Isles researchers
8 July 2015
Upcoming events of regional interest (i.e., Wisconsin/Illinois area)
8 July 2015
Upcoming national and international society meetings
14 February 2014
Reviews of books, CD-ROMs and DVDs related to British Isles Genealogy
10 February 2014
Reviews of books and CD-ROMs (One-book-at-a-time version)
(still experimenting with this)
Surnames in the British Isles that our members are researching (access to the BIGWILL Register)
11 July 2006
Links to other web sites of interest to BIGWILL members
13 August 2008
We’re proud to be an affiliate of the Illinois State Genealogical Society and of the Wisconsin State Genealogical Society
BIGWILL is a member of the National Genealogical Society, the Federation of Genealogical Societies, and the International Society for British Genealogy and Family History
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