Monthly Programs

Monthly programs are open to the public and will be held
virtually until further notice
on the third Friday of the month from 10 AM – noon.

Friday, October 16, 2020    10:00 – 12:00
Presentation via Zoom by internationally known genealogist 
Thomas MacEntee
Privacy, DNA, and Genealogy –
Handling the Double-Edged Sword
Meeting URL:
Meeting ID: 867 5917 1453
Passcode: 873204

Friday, November 20, 2020    10:00 – 12:00
Zoom presentation by professional genealogist 
Jill Morelli
 FamilySearch: The Other 70%
Did you know now over 83% of these records are not accessible by a simple surname search.  If you keep searching using surnames, you will get the same results you have always gotten.  We will cover how to find these
‘hidden’ records and most easily access the information you want. Treasures await the patient genealogist. 

Online Genealogy Q&A

Open to the Public

Now, any member of the public can request an online session to get answers to their genealogy questions. One of our Q&A team members will respond to that request by setting up an online chat session to discuss your situation and get you on a path to the answers you seek.
So, if you are new to genealogy, now is the perfect time and this is the perfect way to begin researching your family history. We can show you the easiest and fastest ways to get started. And, if you have some genealogy experience, we can provide the help you need to get your research to the next level.
All you need to do is register.
So, click on this link On-line Request Form and request an Online Genealogy Q&A meeting. We think you will enjoy the process, meet some fellow family history researchers, and learn some worthwhile new things to boot.
No membership necessary. All levels of experience welcome.
Request a meeting today!

BIGS Special Interest Group Meetings

BIGS Members Only

Great Britain
1st Friday of the month
Friday, October 2, 2020 10:00 – 12:00
Virtual Zoom Meeting
Facilitators: Judith Rogerson and Betty Wiese
New Finds and New Frustrations

Writer’s Workshop
Virtual Zoom Meeting
Thursday,October 22, 2020 1:00 PM
Facilitator: Andrea Hoskins

Skill Building
2nd Friday of the month. Zoom meetings
Zoom link information will be sent to all members by email.

Friday, October 9, 2020    10:00-12:00
Google Earth Pro for Genealogy

Facilitator:  Joleen Aitchison
How to use Google Earth Pro to further research and place ancestors in context of place and time.

November 13, 2020 10:00-12:00
New Way to Search Ancestry

Facilitators:  Sylvia Nelson & Sue Hassenmiller
Getting the most from the Ancestry Card Catalog.