A-Tisket, A-Tasket… Come Join Us for a Picnic Basket

 Friday, August 16, 2024

5 – 7:30 PM

Fay Bainbridge Park

At the shelter on the beach

All BIGS Members and their Guests are welcome

PLEASE RSVP to by August 13


Fun! Fellowship!  Food!

Picnic Fare—Jersey Mike Sandwiches, snacks, ice cream and soda

Veggie and G-F available. If you have a special request, please note when you RSVP.

Suggested Donation $5.00

Great Britain SIG

Friday, August 2 @ 10AM

Hybrid Meeting

In-person at the Marge Center & on Zoom

We will discuss any items of interest, help each other with problems, and present any discoveries we have made. Anyone with genealogical interest in Great Britain is welcome. If you found anything GB-related of interest at Roots Tech, please share it with us.

The location for those who would like to attend in person is:
Marge Williams Center
221 Winslow Way West

It’s the red building across from Winslow Green, about 1 block west of the Madison and Winslow Way intersection, on the corner of Winslow Way West and Finch Place.

Zoom meeting link will be sent to BIGS members.

Friday Forum

(Formerly Skill SIG)

Friday, July 26, 10AM

on  Zoom only

“DNA leads to family secrets with a twist (Non-fiction)”

A Facilitated Member Discussion

Zoom link will be sent to all BIGS members

No need to register


True Stories of DNA discoveries from BIGS members Sheila Nelson and Vicky Reilly along with follow-up discussion re: our July Program – The Science Behind the Stories: Using Genetic Genealogy in Crime Fiction (Nathan Dylan Goodwin)


Our next informal genealogy coaching session:
Monday evening, September 23, 7-8:30PM
Bainbridge Public Library

Our sessions are very informal. A number of our genealogy coaches will be on hand. We’ll work with you one-on-one. The agenda will be to answer your specific questions and show you how to solve your family history problems. 

Please bring any information you have. And, if you have a laptop or tablet bring that as well. And remember, no membership or registration is required. Just drop by and tell us what you’d like help with.

In partnership with

Coming Attractions

Monthly Programs

Special Event: August 16, 2024 ~ BIGS at the Beach

Monthly Program: September 20, 2024 via Zoom~ Survivors of Disasters: How Deadly Forces of Nature Impacted Our Ancestors’ Lives, presented by SVGS members Rene Vance, Robin Engel, and Karen Strelow.

Friday Forum: September 27, 2024 via  Zoom ~ Finding Your Way,  discussion facilitated by Andrea Hoskins and Larry Noedel