Thursday, June 30, 2011

Understanding GENUKI - BIGWILL Meeting July 16, 2011

Ann Wells will present “Understanding GENUKI” at the Saturday, July 16, 2011 meeting of the British Interest Group of Wisconsin & Illinois (BIGWILL) from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm at the Community Church, 5714 Broadway, Richmond, IL.

GENUKI is a virtual online reference library of genealogical information for the United Kingdom and Ireland, provided by volunteers in cooperation with several family history societies. GENUKI group has developed over 88,000 text pages (2.5 Gbytes of text) of primarily historical material for genealogists, such as parish registers, census transcripts, details of archives and their holdings, and much more. GENUKI is designed to act as a repository of the most useful information about British and Irish genealogy, and to provide links to other sites of relevance. This makes it a combination of a genealogy handbook and web directory.

Ann Wells is a professional genealogist with 30 years experience and owner of Wells Research Associates, a professional genealogical service. She is the 2011 president of the International Society for British Genealogy and Family History; board member of the Federation of Genealogical Societies; board member of the Illinois State Genealogical Society; former president of BIGWILL and a member of numerous genealogical societies in the U.S. and UK.

BIGWILL, a genealogical special interest group for those who wish to research family history and ancestry in the British Isles, meets at 10:00 am on the third Saturday of January, March, May, July, September and November at the Community Church, 5714 Broadway (2 blocks west of Hwy 12) in Richmond, IL. Please check our website for more information at

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