Friday, October 20 @ 10AM
In Person at the Bainbridge Public Library
Family history research is a burgeoning pursuit thanks to TV programs like “Who Do You Think You Are?”, “Genealogy Roadshow,” and “Finding Your Roots.” But before you jump in, have you asked yourself if you’re fully prepared for what you might discover?
In this presentation we will work with Michael opening closets to expose skeletons, peeking under the lid of Pandora’s Box, and shining light on the ethical dilemmas you may encounter in the quest to ﬁnd your missing ancestors. They may have good reasons why they’re hiding from you.
So, please join us on October 20 at 10AM at the Bainbridge Public Library
1270 Madison Avenue North, for this informative presentation.
Everyone Welcome! No membership necessary.
Friday, October 6 @ 10AM
In-person at the Marge Williams Center
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!)
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.
No Membership/Registration Necessary
Next Session: October 23 @ 7PM
If you’d prefer to meet on Zoom, click the button below to request a Q&A meeting.
(Formerly Skill SIG)
Friday, October 27 @ 10AM
In-person at the Bainbridge Library and on Zoom
A Facilitated Member Discussion
Share and learn about where to look for details about your ancestor once you have used the basic sources like vital records, census records, and others. Get ideas about how to “Fill the Gaps” in your ancestor’s life.
Examples include newspapers, court records, school records, church membership lists, fraternal organization directories, local histories, tax records, voter records, city or town directories, personal letters, diaries and more.
Please let Betty Wiese know if you have an example to share with the group – the “more off beat” the source is the better! Get ideas about ways to learn more about your particular ancestor of interest.
Also, as time permits, bring your questions or thoughts from October 20th presentation by Michael Lee Stills, Myths, Legends and Lies: The Dangers of Family History Research.
In person at the Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Avenue North) and via Zoom (link will be sent by email to BIGS members).
Nov 17 2023 ON ZOOM DIRECT FROM GLASGOW, SCOTLAND
Michelle Leonard presents Top Tips for Researching Your Scottish & English Ancestors.
Dec 15 2023 IN PERSON AT THE BAINBRIDGE LIBRARY
BIGS Holiday Party
Jan 19 2023 ON ZOOM
Annette Burke Lyttle presents Get Organized to Write Your Family Stories