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, March 19, 2021
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

RootsTech Rewind
Joleen Aitchison

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

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

Member Discussion on U.S. state research
Friday, March 12, 2021   10:00 – 12:00
Facilitator:  Betty Wiese
Small groups of members will break out into separate Zoom rooms and discuss researching in U.S. regions.  We anticipate the following breakout rooms for members to select from: 
(1) New England, (2) Mid-Atlantic, (3) Southeast, (4) Mid-West, (5) West.  
Details will be shared by email with BIGS membership.

How do I share my family stories?
Friday, April 9, 2021 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Facilitators:  Andrea Hoskins and Betty Wiese
Members of BIGS Writers group will share ideas, experiences, and options for sharing our research and stories of our ancestors.

Writer’s Workshop
Thursday, March 4, 2021 1:00

Facilitator: Andy Hoskins
Explore ways to write up your family history – blogs, memoirs, narratives of all sorts. Share ideas and provide feedback while encouraging each other. Write to Andy Hoskins for a Zoom invitation.

Great Britain
Friday, March 5, 2021  10:00 – 12:00
Co-facilitators : Judith Rogerson and Betty Wiese
Everyone with Welsh, Scottish or English ancestral interests is invited to join us, and any other BIGS members are welcome too. We will briefly discuss a specific English will of 1766 and other topics of interest to members. (Write Judith if you’d like her to resend her February 26th email with a link to the will.)
Zoom link information will be emailed to all members

Evening Discussion Group EDG
Monday, March 29, 2021 7:00 PM

Facilitator: Sue Hassenmiller
An open format for discussing research problems, reporting on new findings, show and tell on documents, new sources of information, and really, anything and everything genealogy.
Zoom link information will be emailed to all members


Zooming Around the Sound