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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.



Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.
(Alternate location - Boone County Historical Museum)

Sam Larson, Sexton (caretaker) of Belvidere Cemetery
She will be discussing the history of the cemetery, what her job at Sexton entails, and how she works with the genealogy of local families.

Sam was born and raised in Belvider, and has lived in Rockford since 2001. She was married in Belvidere, and she and her husband have a son and a daughter, 5 grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter. She is currently Sexton of Belvidere Cemetery, where she has worked since 1996.


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