British Interest Group of Wisconsin & Illinois (BIGWILL) Program (Affiliate Event)
Maps and Trails: Common Migration Paths from the 17th Through 19th Centuries
British Interest Group of Wisconsin & Illinois will welcome guest speaker, Tina Beaird, to our September 18th meeting. Please note the earlier start of the meeting at 9:30 am, and that this is an in-person meeting at the Community Church at 5714 Broadway in Richmond Illinois.
Tina’s presentation will be “Maps and Trails: Common Migration Paths from the 17th through 19th Centuries”. Our ancestors traveled as much, if not more, than we do today. She will help us explore what types of transportation and trails your ancestors might have taken to help us trace their whereabouts across the United States.
Tina Beaird, owner of Tamarack Genealogy is an author, historian, lecturer, and is the Genealogy/Local History Librarian at the Plainfield Public Library. She lectures nationally on military research, Scottish records, and archival preservation. She is active in many genealogical and historical societies in Illinois.
BIGWILL’s regular business meeting and board of directors meeting will follow this presentation. 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 at the Community Church, 5714 Broadway (2 blocks west of Hwy 12) in Richmond, IL 60071. The public is always welcome.