At a W&BCGS Event

Attend one of our events. Check the schedule below for dates and times.

Monthly meetings are held on the first Saturday of the month and start at 1:30 p.m. (May through September). Program details appear in the Newsletters.

Presentations are made at each meeting and feature experts on a variety of engaging topics. Question and Answer sessions follow.



We meet at Spring Creek United Church of Christ, 4500 Spring Creek Road, Rockford, IL unless otherwise specified.

All interested persons are welcome! Refreshments will be served.

No cost to attend. For more information, Call: (779) 203-3511 or Email wbcgensociety@gmail.com


Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 1:30 p.m.
"The 15 Habits of a Highly Fugal Genealoyist" by Thomas MacEntee

Who said genealogy and the hunt for your family history has to be expensive? Just as in any other industry, there are some tricks to getting the best deals and bargains in the genealogy marketplace. You will not only find a list of key resources but more importantly you’ll learn how to embrace the “mind set” of finding the best ways to save money while researching your ancestors.

Thomas MacEntee, ia a genealogy professional who is also a blogger, educator, author, social media connector, marketer, network builder and more. He was born in New York, and after living in Northern California for close to 20 years, he currently resides in Chicago.
He was laid off after a 25-year career in the information technology field, and started building his own genealogy-related business called High Definition Genealogy.  Currently Thomas shares many of his articles and videos for free at Abundant Genealogy, and also runs the popular Genealogy Bargains, and DNA Bargains websites!