Monthly Meeting

Friday, April 21 @ 10AM

Zoom Virtual Event

Kim Richardson

will present

A New Strategy for Brick Walls

A genealogical brick wall is a question that remains unanswered after exhaustive research. Would you like to see the brick wall as a yellow brick road? Kim says she’s going to show us how at her upcoming presentation.

Professional genealogist Kim Richardson founded a research and consulting firm to assist clients in their pursuit of their ancestors. She also enjoys spending time researching her own family, but Kim’s favorite genealogy activity is serving the family history community by coaching and empowering others to break through barriers to achieve their goals. To that end, Kim created and developed the “Brick Wall Buster Cards” to show others her secret to solving tough genealogy problems and family mysteries.

She regularly teaches and presents to groups across the country. She also writes for local and state genealogy publications and wrote the “Mississippi Research Guide” for Family Tree Magazine. She has researched for TV shows Finding Your Roots and Who Do You Think You Are? Kim earned a B.A. in Communication with a concentration in Public Relations from Mississippi State University. She retired from service to the State of Mississippi after 25 years as an advocate for victims of violent crime and working in highway traffic safety programs.

So, please join us on April 21st at 10AM for this informative presentation. A Zoom link will be posted here the day before the event.

    Everyone Welcome! No membership necessary.

An informal genealogy coaching session held every fourth Monday evening from 7:00 to 8:30 PM at the Bainbridge Public Library

Want help getting started on your family tree? Need some ideas to build on what you already know? Stop by and meet with some of our members who will help you build out that tree.

Everyone Welcome

No Membership/Registration Necessary

Next Session: March 27 @ 7PM

If you’d prefer to meet on Zoom, click the button below to request a Q&A meeting.

Great Britain

Friday, April 7 @ 10AM

In-person at the Marge Williams Center

We are taking a break in March for RootsTech. We will return with regularly scheduled meetings on April 7. 

As always, all BIGs members interested in Welsh, Scottish, English research/ancestors please join for sharing and conversation. (We often stray into all kinds of other topics, so feel free to check it out!) The Zoom link will be emailed to all BIGS members.

Let's Talk!

Let's Talk! BIGS Problem Workshop

Friday, April 14 @ 10AM. In-person at the Marge Williams Center

(Directions to the meeting room and parking information will be sent to all members by email.)

No agenda. No presentation. Very informal workshop-style discussions about members’ problems or issues. BIGS members only. A few with with advanced experience will be on hand to help with questions/problems.

Drop in and join the conversation!

Friday Forum

(Formerly Skill SIG)

Friday, April 28 @ 10AM

Virtual event on Zoom

We’ll be following up on Kim Richardson’s presentation on Brick Walls. Members  can ask questions about and share reactions to the presentation, as well as their own successes and challenges. If you want to bring a particular “brickwall” challenge to ask for the group’s help and would like ideas about how best to share your challenge, please contact Betty Wiese.   

The Zoom link will be emailed to all BIGS members before the meeting.

Coming Attractions

Monthly Meetings

May 19, 2023  ON ZOOM

Sunny Morton

Intro to U.S. Church Records: 

       Why We Care Where Grandma Went to Church


Antiques Roadshow

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Friday Forums (SIG)


Tips, Do’s, & Don’ts: Organizing paper and computer files