British Interest Group of Wisconsin and Illinois
Where and when we meet:
BIGWILL’s meetings are held at:
The Community Church
5714 Broadway St.
(two blocks west of U.S. Route 12)
10am until noon on the third Saturday of the months of
January, March, May, July, September and November.
Visitors as well as members are always welcome. Refreshments are available for a donation at each meeting.
Getting to the Church On Time (village map)
A on the map above marks the location of the Community Church
Marching toward Richmond (area map)
Upcoming meeting dates and topics:
17 September 2016: Preserving Family Heirlooms will be presented by Tina Beaird.
In this hands-on workshop, Tina shows attendees how to preserve valuable family documents, photos and heirlooms for future generations plus get preservation dos and don’ts for modern scrap-booking.
19 November 2016: Scottish Records Sources will be presented by Maureen Brady.
Handouts from some earlier BIGWILL meetings:
Photo Retouching in Genealogical Research, by Larry L. Pepper (17 March 2012). Handout
Quaker Family History Research, by Maureen Brady (18 May 2013). Handout
The First Frontiersmen: The Scots-Irish, by Maureen Brady (18 May 2013). Handout
Using National Archives Administrative Records For Genealogy, by Joan Kitchen Murray (16 November 2013). Handout
Being Legal: Citing Sources and Following Copyright Laws, by Ann Wells (15 November 2014). Bibliography
Skeletons in our Closets: Researching a Family Scandal / Some Sources for Online Historical Newspapers, by Robin B. Seidenberg (16 July 2016). Bibliography
What would you like to hear about? What would you like to talk about?
BIGWILL is always
on the lookout for program ideas, and
is our chief scout. Have you taken a trip to England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man? If so, consider giving a presentation to BIGWILL about what you saw and did. Have you heard a good talk at some other society’s meeting which was related to British Isles research? Or do you just know a topic you’d like to learn more about, even if you don’t know who could give a presentation on the topic? If your answer is Yes
to any of these questions, help put Roger hot on the trail of another BIGWILL meeting topic. You can contact him by
or in person at almost any BIGWILL meeting.
can make a difference!
Want to be reminded of what programs BIGWILL has had in the past?
to view a listing of all programs from its very beginning through mid-2012.
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This page was last modified on 01 August 2016