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The society publishes Journal of the Berks County Genealogical Society, a scholarly quarterly journal edited by Joan Seaman.

This is a chronological index of the articles published in the Journal since 1986. Browse through the index. If you find an article of interest to you, print out a Journal Order Form. Back issues of the Journal are available for $2.00 (plus shipping and handling).

Volume 7, No. 1, July-Aug 1986

  • Directory of Reading - 1806.

Volume 7, No. 2, Sept-Oct 1986

  • Churches of Berks, Part 1: St. Gabriel's Episcopal Old Morlatton Church.
  • Berks Co. Township Name Origins.
  • Berks County Farmer’s Directory, 1867 - 68, A to Lower Heidelberg).
  • Tombstone Readings Amity United Brethren Cemetery.
  • Berks Co. List of First Taxables, District, Douglass and Rockland Townships.

Volume 7, No. 3, Nov-Dec 1986

  • Churches of Berks, Part 2: Zion Reed's and Christ Lutheran Churches.
  • Berks County Farmer's Directory, 1867 - 68, (Maidencreek to Z).

Volume 7, No. 4, Jan-Feb 1987

  • Churches of Berks, Part 3: Albany Township Churches - Jerusalem Red, Friedens White, and New Bethel Eck, Rosenthal or Corner.
  • Roster of Von Heer’s Light Dragoons.
  • The Allemaengel Road and the Indian Massacres.

Volume 7, No. 5, Mar-Apr 1987

  • Churches of Berks, Part 4: Oley Churches - Salem Reformed, Christ Lutheran and St. Joseph Hill Church.
  • Berks County & The War of 1812.
  • Includes Rosters of Berks County Soldiers who served, part 1.

Volume 7, No. 6, May-Jun 1987

  • Churches of Berks, Part 5: Zion Spies Union, Schwarzwald Union, Alsace Lutheran and Grace Alsace UCC.
  • Annette Burgert society talk on European Conditions Contributing to German Emigration.
  • List of Alsace Twp. Residents in 1838 Account Book of Daniel Berger.
  • Berks County & The War of 1812. Includes Rosters of Berks County Soldiers who served, part 2.

Volume 8, No. 1, July-Aug 1987

  • Churches of Berks, Part 6: Christ Episcopal and First Presbyterian, Reading.
  • List of all Reading Churches as of 1984.
  • List of Initial Land Warrants and Patents in Readingtown with Map.
  • Short article on Rededication of Nein Private Cemetery.

Volume 8, No. 2, Sept-Oct 1987

  • Churches of Berks, Part 7: Christ Little Tulpehocken, Friedens, Bernville, and Zion Blue Mountain.
  • Publishing Your Family History, summary of the Societies September speaker. 
  • List of Main Churches in Berks County before 1900.
  • Pitfalls of Pennsylvania German Names.
  • Word Puzzle.

Volume 8, No. 3, Nov-Dec 1987

  • Churches of Berks, Part 8: St. John's Hains Reformed, St. Daniel's Lutheran, North Heidelberg Reformed, and Zion Union, Womelsdorf.
  • 1800 Septennial Census of slaves in Berks County Townships.
  • Deciphering German Script.

Volume 8, No. 4, Jan-Feb 1988

  • Churches of Berks, Part 9: St. Pauls, Amityville.
  • List of Huguenots in Berks Co., and where they appear.
  • List of Berks County Naturalizations 1752 - 1764.
  • List of Ministers who served Berks Co. and have kept a Private Record.

Volume 8, No. 5, Mar-Apr 1988

  • Churches of Berks, Part 10: Zion Moselem and Zion Windsor Castle Churches.
  • Bucks County Genealogy, summary of the Societies March speaker.
  • List of Berks County Naturalizations 1765 - 1772.
  • List of Physicians in Berks, 1907, with College and Graduation Year.

Volume 8, No. 6, May-June 1988

  • Churches of Berks, Part 11: Host Reformed and Altalaha Lutheran, Tulpehocken Twp. and Salem Reformed, Bethel Twp.
  • Berks County Map locating the 18th Century Churches.
  • Every Name Index of Volume 8.

Volume 9, No. 1, Fall 1988

  • Assessment Lists for the 1798 U.S. Direct Tax (Window Tax) for Brunswick, Manheim and Pinegrove Townships.
  • Churches of Berks, Part 12: Salem (Belleman's) Union and St. Michael's Union, Tilden Township.
  • Pleasantville Union Cemetery, Oley Township.

Volume 9, No. 3, Spring 1989

  • Berks County Courthouse: A User's Guide, with lots of Lists, Including Office Holders, but not Mayor or Sheriff.
  • Welsh in Berks County, article based on Society speaker.
  • 4 Page essay on Keim Ancestors from year 1020.
  • Churches of Berks, Part 14: Bern Union Church and Epler's Church.

Volume 9, No. 4, Summer 1989

  • Immigration Patterns into Berks. Beyond the Boats: Tracing German Roots.
  • Tax Revolt, 18th Century Style, Summary of Protest against 1779 Supply Tax.
  • 1850 US Census Mortality Schedule for Berks.
  • Ancestor's Profile: Israel Peter Adam.
  • Churches of Berks, Part 15: Quaker Meetinghouses.

Volume 10, No. 1, Fall 1989

  • PA Militia and Volunteers thru 1870. List of Civil War Berks County Conscientious Objectors, 1862.
  • Excerpts from 1898 Kutztown Patriot.
  • Headstone Readings Private cemeteries: Bieber-Lesher,  Schaeffer,  Kiefer,  Herbein, and Kelchner.
  • Churches of Berks, Part 16: St. John's, Kutztown; Christ Delongs, Bowers; Longswamp Reformed, and Christ Mertz, Dryville.
  • Quakers in Berks County.
  • Ancestor Profiles: Jacob Steinbruch; Jacob Reppert.

Volume 10, No. 2, Winter 1989

  • Village and Urban Development in Berks
  • Residents of 19th Century Kutztown, Hamburg, and Bernville
  • Churches of Berks, Part 17: Allegheny Union, Robeson (Plow) Church, St. John's, Gibraltar.
  • Early Settlers of Brecknock Twp.
  • Kirbyville and Kirby cemetery.
  • Abstracts of Philadelphia County Wills for those identified as from Berks County.
  • Ancestor Profile: Samuel Leibig.

Volume 10, No. 3, Spring 1990

  • Use of Original Land Records, Early Lancaster County Deed Abstracts for Lands that became Berks Co.
  • Manasses Bixler's Undertakers records for Brecknock Twp. (abt 1885 - 1909)
  • Ancestor Profiles: Johann Abraham Bollenbacher, and Philip Klahr.
  • Churches of Berks, Part 18: St. John's, Hamburg; St. Paul's Smoke Church, St. John's Gernants Union.

Volume 10, No. 4, Summer 1990

  • Isms and Schisms: Evangelicals in Berks.
  • List of Evangelical Churches by Townships in Berks.
  • Churches of Berks, Part 19: St. Peter's Reformed, Molltown. (Series concludes).
  • List of early diseases with today's term.
  • The Kistler Confusion, 2 pages.
  • Ancestor Profiles: Simon Kohl and Jacob Keim.

Volume 11, No. 1, Fall 1990

  • Immigrant Migration into Eastern and Central Berks.
  • Chester County Taxables related to Berks.
  • Certificates of Removal for Berks Quakers.
  • Berks Marines of the Frigate South Carolina.
  • Beginning at a Stone, finding an ancestors land.
  • Berks names on a 1779 anti-PA convention petition.

Volume 11, No. 2, Winter 1990

  • Township Development of Berks County.
  • Berks County Death Records 1852-1855.
  • 2 pages data from Reading's Home for Widows & Single Women.

Volume 9, No. 2, Winter 1988

  • Sources of PA's Early Military Records. Some muster lists as examples (Daniel DeTurks Company) and Pension Lists as examples.
  • Article on Jim Holton’s talk to the Society on the History of the Reading Railroad.
  • List of persons in Berks who paid the 1863 Civil War Income Tax as printed in the Berks and Schuylkill Journal newspaper.
  • Churches of Berks, Part 13: New Jerusalem (Dunkel's) Church and New Bethel Zion's Church.
  • Half page map of Allemaegel Region with location of early settlers, no date but shows Frieden's Ch., est. 1770.
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