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The Winnebago & Boone Counties Genealogical Society exists to:

  • Encourage and support genealogical researchers.
  • Promote the discovering, collecting, indexing, and preserving of valued genealogical resources of Winnebago and Boone Counties.
  • Encourage publication of county material and family histories.



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, October 5, 2019 at 2:00-3:30 p.m.
at the RPS Nordlof Center, Medium Multipurpose Room, 118 N. Main St., Rockford
"How DNA Testing Can Help Your Genealogy Research" by Steve Szabados

Steve has given numerous presentations to genealogical groups and libraries in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin.  His goal is to share his passion for Family History.  He is the author of six print books – Basic Genealogy, Write Your Family History, Finding Grandma’s European Ancestors, Polish Genealogy, Memories of Dziadka, Quick Reference to U.S.Census Records, and Deciphering the 1790-1840 U.S. Census Records.  He has also published five eBooks on genealogy.

DNA testing has become a popular topic at genealogy meetings. Why should we take a DNA test? How can DNA testing help us with our genealogical research? If you have brick walls, DNA testing may give you clues to unlock these secrets. This program should answer some of your questions and make you think about a few more.


Get the George Valko DNA Handout.

Check out our new Projects page with a link to the completed Cedar Bluff Cemetery database.