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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, March 7, 2020 at 1:30 p.m.
"Contemporary Fashion through the Decades – How to Identify Our Ancestors’ Timeline by What They Wore, When”
by Vicki Ruthe Hahn

Please bring photographs, pictures, or historic articles of clothing to learn how to identify the year.

Vicki Ruthe Hahn is head of Stateline Genealogy Club LLC and is also a retired librarian. She has a BA and MLIS from the University of Illinois.  She is the blog creator of “StatelineGenealogyClub.Wordpress.com” 2014 and is founder of Stateline Genealogy Club at the Beloit Public Library 2012. Vicki is also a “Stateline Genealogy Sorter” (SGS), with a background in Anthropology, History, clothing history, and teaching.
Vicki sorts out mysteries, rediscovers histories, weaves stories, and helps people with their family genealogy and local history; specializing from Central Illinois to Central Wisconsin.


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