Winnebago and Boone Counties Genealogical Society

Winnebago and Boone Counties

Genealogical Society

P.O. Box 10166

Rockford, Illinois 61131-0166

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Next Meetings: March 6, 1999, is Computer Workshop and April 10, 1999, Bus Trip to Wisconsin State Historical Society Library, Madison, WI

Most Recent Meetings were: Februrary 6, 1999, Sources for Genealogical Research of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Elisabeth Wittman, Director and Chief Archivist

January 9, 1999, Jerry Srombeck, Superintendent of Greenwood Cemetery, shared his 25 years of experience in managing Rockford's oldest cemetery,  He discussed the evolution of the cemetery since 1845, commented on changes occurring in cemetery operations, and described the type of records available to the genealogist.



To encourage and support genealogical researchers.

To promote the discovering, collecting, indexing, and preserving of valued genealogical resources of Winnebago and Boone Counties.


To encourage publication of county material and family histories

MEETINGS--Normally first Saturday, September through May.

NEWSLETTER--Published bi-monthly, except July

QUERIES--Are free to members; $3.00 for non-members

RESEARCH--May be requested for an initial fee of $10.00 and a SASE; follow-up research fee to be determined on individual basis by researcher.

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Newsletter Summary

The January-February 1999 newsletter featured the following topics:

Swenson Center Aids Swedish American Searchers; Letters of Dr. Lena C. Leland, Rockford Seminary 1885-1906; Norwegian Farm Families at Long Prairie, Boone County; The Talcott Free Library in Rockton; A Son's Letter from the Oregon Territory; and Old Settlers at Hononegah Park in 1912.

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P. O. Box 10166
Rockford, IL 61131-0166

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Katy Hestand

County Coordinator

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