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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 16, No. 3, Spring 1996

  • Burial Records Rev. Eli Keller, Zionville Charge 1874, part 1, Elaine D. Schwar.
  • Luckenbill Family.
  • Berks County Cavalrymen From the 1st PA Cavalry, submitted by Roy F. Gehris.
  • Short family ancestries: Schappell; Kauffmann/Kauffman; Leitham/Sheehan.

Volume 16, No. 4, Summer 1996

  • Burial Records Rev. Eli Keller, Zionville Charge 1908, part 2, submitted by Elaine D. Schwar.
  • Albany Twp., Berks Co. 1880 Federal and State census comparison, submitted by F. Richard Turnbach.
  • Short family ancestries: Gordner/Hartman; Hartranft.
  • Index of Volume 16.

Volume 17, No. 1, Fall 1996

  • Fischer Family of Alsace Township, Berks Co. starts with Johan Michael Fischer, born abt 1700, submitted by Robert George Fisher.
  • 8 found marriage records of Rev. A. T. Geissenhainer, submitted by Elaine D. Schwar.
  • Some found headstone readings from 1859: Hottenstein, Hehn and Kutz.
  • At Home On The Farm, submitted by Sadie Chatternose.
  • The Webber Bible, submitted by E. Spencer Claypoole.
  • Some Berks Co. burials mentioned in Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Pottstown records, submitted by Elaine D. Schwar.
  • Abstract Orphan Court records 1752-1755.
  • Continuation of 1810 Albany Twp. census.

Volume 17, No. 2, Winter 1996

  • Death Records of Rev. Henry S. Fegley: 1874 to 1906, only those people with Berks County connections, submitted by Elaine D. Schwar.
  • Stutzman Farms in Berks County, submitted by Daniel E. Hochstetler. 
  • Review of the Death/Burial Records 1851-1863 of the St. John's Host Church, Tulpehocken Township, submitted by Eric H. Troutman.

Volume 17, No. 3, Spring 1997

  • Rev. Joh. Caspar Stoever, 4 pages of his records missing from all other publications, submitted by Elaine D. Schwar.
  • Partial page of Burial Records of Zion (Old Red) Church, West Brunswick Township with a Berks County connection, submitted by Elaine D. Schwar.
  • Frantz Families, 11 pages extracted from volume 1 of the Frantz Families - Kith & Kin.

Volume 17, No. 4, Summer 1997

  • 1800 Federal Census of Brunswick Township, Berks County, (now Schuylkill County).
  • Little Known Information … On Slavery In America, by Lenora Dietrich Adam.
  • Index of Berks Countians mentioned in the 1911 Genealogical and Biographical Annals of Northumberland County, submitted by Elaine D. Schwar.
  • At Home On The Farm, submitted by Sadie Chatternose.
  • Index of Volume 17.

Volume 18, No. 1, Fall 1997

  • Indentured Servants 1771 to 1773 brought to Berks County, submitted by John H. Heffner.
  • Dowsing in Cemeteries, submitted by Jacqueline B Nein.
  • Berks Countians born before the Revolution in Oley Cemetery, submitted by Elaine D. Schwar.
  • Berks County Estate Distributions prior to 1800, by Laurel A. Miller.
  • Trautman/Troutman Family History, Volume II, submitted by Steve E. Troutman.
  • A Researcher's Trip to Germany, submitted by Pat (Player) Richley.

Volume 18, No. 2, Winter 1997

  • Berks County Will Abstracts found in the will books of Philadelphia County (ergo wills before 1752), submitted by Elaine D. Schwar.
  • Burial Records of God's Acre in Heidelberg Township, submitted by Sylvia Graybill.
  • Colonial Occupation Titles, submitted by Milton B. Clay.
  • Manuscript Collection at the Winterthur Museum, by Laurel Miller.
  • Headstone readings from old section of Friedens Union Cemetery, Albany Township.
  • Work Skills of Old, submitted by Barbara R. Goda.
  • Berks Countians born before the Revolution in Altalaha Lutheran Cemetery, Rehrersburg; Jerusalem and New Bethel Cemeteries in Albany Township.

Volume 18, No. 3, Spring 1998

  • The Rest of the Story, reading beyond the obituary, submitted by Ron Wagner.
  • An account of the Palatines Detained in England 1708-1711, submitted by Sylvia Graybill and Lenora Adam.
  • Rev. John Wesley's 1736 Journal on board ship enroute to America.
  • Forming of early counties in PA and the forming of Berks County's Townships, submitted by Elaine D. Schwar.
  • Headstone readings of Old St. John's Union Cemetery, Kutztown, submitted by Elaine D. Schwar.
  • Scottish Genealogical Research, submitted by Russell McKechnie.
  • Amish in Berks County - Here and Gone, submitted by Paul Kurtz and J. Lemar Mast.

Volume 18, No. 4, Summer 1998

  • From Rotterdam to Pennsylvania, submitted by Hazel M. Sheehan.
  • Moravian Church Records in North Heidelberg Township, submitted by Sylvia Graybill.
  • Work Skills of Old Papermaking, submitted by Barbara R. Goda and Jean Daub.
  • Joseph Hanks, Ancestor of President Abraham Lincoln, submitted by Thelma L. Windham.
  • Index of Volume 18.

Volume 19, No. 1, Fall 1998

  • Front Cover Photo: Schwanden near Grosshoechstetten, Switzerland, birthplace of Christian Gehman.
  • Berks County Pioneer Christian Gehman, submitted by Paul F. Gehman.
  • Berks Countian Johann Jacob Klahr, submitted by Rex O. Matthews.
  • Da Haim Uff Die Bowerei—At Home On The Farm, submitted by Sadie Chatternose (Eleanor Dreibelbis).
  • Berks Countians Born Before the Revolution in Longswamp, Zion Lehigh and St. Paul's Mertztown Cemeteries, submitted by Elain D. Schwar.
  • Are We Cousins? How Are We Related?, submitted by Edna (Joan) Barnettt Chelson.
  • My Pennsylvania Research, submitted by Leah Lore Gabsky.
  • Ancestry of Johannes Nicolai Koch and Johan Martin Rausch.
  • Book Reviews.

Volume 19, No. 2, Winter 1998

  • Front Cover Photo: Kohl Family Reunion (circa 1905).
  • The Georg Kohl Family, submitted by Sue (Kohl) Soulliard.
  • An Early Ecumenical Church, submitted by Elaine D. Schwar.
  • Taubers and Kurrs, submitted by Ann Louise Thompson.
  • Tauf (Baptismal) Register of the Heidelberg Moravian Congregation, submitted by Sylvia Ann Graybill.
  • Short Berks County Ancestries of Jacob Danner/Donner/Tanner and William P. Schaeffer.
  • Book Reviews.

Volume 19, No. 3, Spring 1999

  • Front Cover Photo: Urias Kohl on top of his charcoal pit.
  • Short Berks County Ancestry: Dr. Richard Palgrave through Zachary Whitman.
  • Charcoal Making, submitted by Sue (Kohl) Soulliard.
  • Da Haim Uff Die Bowerei—At Home On The Farm, submitted by Eleanor Dreibelbis.
  • The Fegley-Vogelle Family, 1727 – 1830, submitted by Helen Keegan.
  • Short Berks County Ancestry: Nicholas Herdlein to Beatrice Hartranft.
  • Early Reading Town, submitted by Edna Barnett Chelson.

Volume 19, No. 4, Summer 1999

  • Front Cover Photo: St. John's Host Church, Tulpehocken Township (circa 1890).
  • Da Haim Uff Die Bowerei—At Home On The Farm, submitted by Eleanor Dreibelbis.
  • Descendants of Johannes Trautmann and Eva Bauer, submitted by Eric H. Troutman.
  • Now, What Do I Do With All This Stuff, submitted by Edward Henry Gaulin, Sr.
  • Heritage Corner & The Canal, submitted by Betty Stezler.
  • Short Berks County Ancestry: Peter Ehret to Sanford Howie.
  • Dietrich Six (Sics/Sicks/Sax/Sicht/Sixe) Family, submitted by Beatrice Bush Kaufman Leemhuis.
  • Index of Volume 19.

Volume 20, No. 1, Fall 1999

  • Front Cover Sketch: Berks County Genealogical Society, Laureldale.
  • In Memory of Kenneth Leroy Fisher.
  • Early Philadelphia Wills for the Berks County Area, submitted by Richard Frank.
  • The Jakob Busch/Bush Family History, submitted by Beatrice Bush Kaufman Leehuis.
  • The Richard Stout Genealogy, submitted by G. Douglas Peabody.
  • Moravian Church records at the Allemengel, submitted by Sylvia Ann Moyer Graybill.
  • Short Family Ancestries: Drumheller; Reitmeier/Homan/Sohl/Whitman; and Bush/Busch/Bush.
  • Book Reviews.

Volume 20, No. 2, Winter 1999

  • Front Cover Sketch: Berks County Genealogical Society, Laureldale.
  • In Memory of Schuyler Brossman.
  • Moravian Church Records at Allemengel and Moravian Settlers in Kistler Valley, submitted by Sylvia Ann Moyer Graybill.
  • Short family ancestory of Adolph Kreischer family.
  • Berks County Naturalizations 1752-1772, submitted by Richard L. Frank.
  • Berks County in 1839.
  • Da Haim uff die Bowerei—At Home on the Farm.
  • Book Reviews.

Volume 20, No. 3, Spring 2000

  • Front Cover Photo: Yocum's School at Grill (circa 1908). Credit: Mosser Family.
  • In Memory of Florence Baver.
  • History of a Keiser-Keyser Family of Berks and York Counties, PA, submitted by Evans Goodling.
  • The Dormeyer Immigrants in Early PA, submitted by Geraldine M. Ward.
  • Zion (Red Church) Orwigsburg Cemetery.

Volume 20, No. 4, Summer 2000

  • Front Cover Photo: Summer Brings To Mind June Brides (Typical wedding photograph circa 1910).
  • We Remembers Milton Blatt.
  • The Wacht Family of Berks County, submitted by Vickie Trostle.
  • Zion Windsor Castle Minister Records Part 1, submitted by Sylvia Graybill.
  • Work Skills of Old: Justice of the Peace, submitted by Barbara R. Goda.
  • Welsh Baptist Burial Ground, Sinking Spring, submitted by Elaine D. Schwar.
  • Christ (Mertz) Lutheran Church, Dryville, submitted by Elaine D. Schwar.
  • Short family ancestries: Johan George Loos/Loose; John Hain/Peter Fisher/James Sohl/Whitman; Johannes Siegfried/Catherine Levan/Susanna Geehr/Anna Kutz/Anna Graber/Ortt.
  • Da Haim Uff Die Bowerei / At Home on the Farm, submitted by Sadie Schnabbernaus / Sadie Chatternose.
  • Index of Volume 20.

Volume 21, No. 1, Fall 2000

  • Front Cover Photo: Harvest Home Service At Ebenezer Evangelical Congregational Church, Reading. Credit: Shirley Kantner.
  • The Gehman Family, submitted by Helen Ummel Harness.
  • Missing page from 1885 records Trinity Lutheran Church, Reading, submitted by Barbara R. Goda.
  • List of pre 1776 burials in Old cemetery St. John's, Sinking Spring, submitted by Elaine D. Schwar.
  • Berks County Township descriptions of 1839, partial.
  • Zion Windsor Castle Minister Records Part 2, 1872 – 1890, submitted by Sylvia Graybill.
  • George Stoudt moved to Ohio in 1808, submitted by Thomas T. Stout.
  • Elroy F. Kofroth of Reading, submitted by Willis Adrian Koffroth.

Volume 21, No. 2, Winter 2000

  • Front Cover Photo: Most Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Church, Bally. Credit: Duane F. Alwin.
  • Daheem uff die Bauerei—At Home on the Farm, submitted by Sadie Schnabbernaus (Eleanor Dreibelbis).
  • Zion Windsor Castle Minister Records Part 3, 1897 – 1910, submitted by Sylvia Graybill.
  • Burials at Friedens Old Northkill Church, Bernville with births prior to 1800, submitted by Elaine D. Schwar.
  • The Bentley Family, submitted by Gary Douglas Peabody.
  • Berks County Township descriptions of 1839, more but partial.
  • Exploring Goshenhoppen Churches, submitted by Duane F. Alwin.
  • Book Reviews.
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