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Upcoming Events from our Member Societies

Wednesday, Nov 17, 2020, 7 pm
Show, Don't Tell: Creative Nonfiction Writing for Genealogists with Lisa Ann Alzo, M.F.A.
Virtual Meeting
As genealogists, we often focus on facts and uncover so much information that our research produces nothing but boring lists. But do you really know what happened between the dashes of your ancestors' lives? How can you share that information in a compelling way? Learn how to use creative nonfiction writing techniques to produce a "can't put down" family history.
CLICK HERE for registration information.

Genealogy Trivia Game

Saturday, November 20th – 10:00 AM 

Genealogy Trivia Game with Robert Allen will be a fun way to start the holidays with the British Interest Group of Wisconsin & Illinois. Here's a chance to find out how much you and others know about the world of genealogy. We'll look at DNA, Resources, Databases, Internet sites, Terms, Organizations and Special Secrets about the hobby we all love so much.

This meeting will be held on Zoom only. Further instructions to the Zoom link will be emailed and available on  a few days before the meeting.

Robert Allen received a B.A. in Political Science and an M.B.A. from the University of Kansas. He then graduated from the University of Texas Law School in Austin, Texas. Bob lives in Barrington with his wife, Audrey. They have 4 children and 5 grandchildren.

The British Interest Group of Wisconsin & Illinois (BIGWILL), a genealogical special interest group for those who wish to research family history and ancestry in the British Isles, meets on the third Saturday of January, March, May, July, September and November.

Upcoming event information:
A Bit of History – Life of Harriet Tubman Webinar
Date: 20 Nov 2021 10:30 AM CST

A Bit of History – Life of Harriet Tubman

by Cynthia Maddox  

Harriet Tubman was an American "shero." She was an abolitionist, humanitarian, and during the American Civil War, a Union spy. She is best known as a conductor for the Underground Railroad. This railroad had numerous stops in Illinois.

Speaker: Cynthia Maddox, a Chicago actress, director, vocalist, playwright and producer has portrayed the lives of a wide range of African American heroines. For 30 years, she has been touring her one woman show, "A Bit of History," about the life of Harriet Tubman.

This program is free and open to all, but you must register to receive the Zoom meeting info. CLICK HERE to register!

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