Next Monthly Program

Friday, March 15 @ 10AM

 on Zoom

Maureen Brady

will present

Irish Family History: The Essentials

Learn to be successful with your Irish family history research. This presentation will discuss how Ireland’s history affects the records and their availability, help for deciphering the layers of Ireland’s land divisions and place names, and the best websites for locating the records.

Maureen Brady, a former school librarian and computer educator, has forty years’ experience with family history research. She has traced her Scottish roots back to the end of the 17th century and beyond, and has also pursued Irish, Swedish, Quebecois, and U.S. Midwest research. Maureen has made numerous presentations to genealogical societies, libraries, conferences and workshops throughout the U.S. A member of the Genealogical Speakers Guild, she is also active in many regional genealogical societies.

So, please join us on March 15 at 10AM on Zoom

Everyone Welcome! No  membership necessary but Registration Required


Our informal genealogy coaching sessions are now available either in-person at the Bainbridge Public Library or Online via Zoom



Every fourth Monday evening
7:00 to 8:30 PM
at the
Bainbridge Public Library

Everyone Welcome

No Membership/Registration Necessary

Next Session: March 25 @ 7PM



Tailored to our guest's needs,
on Zoom
at agreeable date and time

Everyone Welcome!

No Membership necessary 


registration is required

Special EVENING Program for BIGS Members

Monday, March 4 @ 6:30PM

Zoom Virtual Event

Using the Free Genealogy Database

Our presenter is Donna Snider, Director of the Camano-Stanwood FamilySearch Center on Camano Island. She has taught a variety of genealogical classes over the last several decades, and her specialty is teaching others how to easily steer through the extensive program.

Donna says that while beginners are the target audience for this presentation, she also directly addresses researchers who purposefully avoid because Family Tree information can be changed by others. 

Zoom link will be sent to all members via email. No registration necessary.

Great Britain SIG

Friday, April 5 @ 10AM

Hybrid Meeting

In-person at the Marge Center & on Zoom

As always, all those 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!)

Coming Attractions

Monthly Programs

March 15, 2024  10AM ON ZOOM

Maureen Brady presents Essentials of Irish Research


Evelyn Roehl presents Pledging Allegiance – The Paper Trails to Naturalization Records followed by BIGS Annual Meeting

May 17, 2024  10AM ON ZOOM

Richard Hill presents Y-Chromosome Insights & Strategies