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Saturday, January 19, 2019

BIGWILL - British Interest Group of Wisconsin and Illinois
Our January meeting will be a little different. We will have several tables staffed by those who can answer whatever questions people might bring on their British Interest research. There will be tables covering Irish, Isle of Man and Channel Islands, Scotland, and England and Wales. There will also be a table on publishing and writing up your family history and another on matters technical.
This may be of particular interest to people who have been beating their heads against a brick wall in their research. We are only too happy to provide a leg up, whether it is a new direction to pursue or pointing out a hidden clue to follow up. Come and participate!

BIGWILL, a genealogical special interest group for those who wish to research family history and ancestry in the British Isles, meets at 10 a.m. on the third Saturday of January, March, May, July, September and November at the Community Church, 5714 Broadway (2 blocks west of Hwy 12) in Richmond, IL 60071.


Saturday, March 16, 2019

BIGWILL - British Interest Group of Wisconsin and Illinois
The parish registers of baptisms, marriages and burials in England and Wales give many genealogical clues to help build a family tree. Kirsty Gray also highlights other documents kept by the parish, the diocese and the archdeaconry and the invaluable information which can be gleaned about the lives of our ancestors.

BIGWILL, a genealogical special interest group for those who wish to research family history and ancestry in the British Isles, meets at 10 a.m. on the third Saturday of January, March, May, July, September and November at the Community Church, 5714 Broadway (2 blocks west of Hwy 12) in Richmond, IL 60071.


Saturday, May 18, 2019

BIGWILL - British Interest Group of Wisconsin and Illinois
All day seminar with Dr. Dan Hubbard will start at 10 a.m. and finish about 3 p.m. with lunch in between.
"Researching at Appomattox Court House": genealogy through the lens of the Civil War. Civil War era records aren’t just about soldiers and sailors. Before, during and after the war, a wealth of different types of unusual records were produced that speak of that time and tell the story of a whole generation.

"Where the Murderers Roam", Some family stories are far more important than they seem on the surface. Connections to people may be lost, events toned down, rationales forgotten. In this presentation we start with a social disruption (the Civil War), a motivation (The Homestead Act) and the story of a fight between farmers. Then, with some research, we’ll weave it all together and learn that sometimes a simple fight over a fence was something more, something darker.

BIGWILL, a genealogical special interest group for those who wish to research family history and ancestry in the British Isles, meets at 10 a.m. on the third Saturday of January, March, May, July, September and November at the Community Church, 5714 Broadway (2 blocks west of Hwy 12) in Richmond, IL 60071.



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