Next Monthly Program

Evelyn Roehl

will present

Friday, April 19 @ 10AM

At the Bainbridge Library and on Zoom

Pledging Allegiance - the Paper Trail to Naturalization Records

Evelyn will first provide historical information on naturalization and citizenship including the many changes through the years. She’ll discuss the different court systems involved in the two steps of the naturalization process and give us research tips and techniques to get through the maze and find your ancestors’ information.

Evelyn Roehl was born in Minnesota and raised on a family farm, the youngest of ten children. She moved to Seattle in 1985 and in 1992 began digging into the roots of her family tree. Two years later she took a sabbatical to travel across the United States and then over to Germany and France to trace her ancestors and relatives.In 1995, she started Kin Hunters to offer her genealogical research and publishing skills to others. She has made numerous research trips to the Family History Library (FamilySearch) in Salt Lake City, Utah, as well as to other research facilities around United States and Canada.

NOTE: Following the presentation we will hold our Annual Meeting. The President and the Treasurer will report on the state of our organization. BIGS members will elect the board of directors who will lead the organization through the next term.

So, please join us on April 19 at 10AM

at the Bainbridge Library and 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: April 22 @ 7PM



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

Everyone Welcome!

No Membership necessary 


registration is required

Great Britain SIG

Friday, May 3 @ 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 has been send to BIGS members.

Friday Forum

(Formerly Skill SIG)

Friday, April 26, 10AM

on Zoom

Topic: Ups, Downs, Angst: for research and trees

A Facilitated Member Discussion


Learn from and help others in using for research and creating/managing family trees.  Most of us use on a regular basis. Doesn’t it seem there is always something new to learn to get the most of our searches?  None of us can be experts, but we can help each other. Come with your questions, tips, something you learned from RootsTech or other sources. Bring  questions or comments about the Naturalization Records from our April 19th program or any general genealogy topic.  The conversation will go wherever those participating take it!! 

Zoom link will be sent via email to all members. No need to register

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Monthly Programs

May 17, 2024  10AM ON ZOOM

Richard Hill presents Y-Chromosome Insights & Strategies


Antiques Roadshow